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  • First Review
    March 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 4, 2014
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The Mill Pond Steak House is the only up-scaled steakhouse in the midlands. We offer the best Certified Angus Beef that is aged for 40 plus days before it is served to the guest. We have a well developed and seasoned staff that is committed to your dining needs. It starts from the time you pick up the phone to make a reservation to the time you are welcomed at the front door and lasts forever. When you arrive to the Mill Pond Steakhouse in Boykin, SC you take a step back in time. The restaurant is composed of three historic buildings established in the early 19th century. The kitchen was the old Post office, the bar was the old General Store and the main dining room was another General Store relocated to its present location. From the heart pine floors to the reclaimed lumber that was once walls of several cabins in Boykin, you realize that you are surrounded by history. Mill Pond Steak House offers rustic elegance with southern hospitality and a one of a kind dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Pass
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"When the best thing about a restaurant is the room itself... Mill Pond is a cute venue with interesting vistas but the food is priced sky-high and the quality just isn't there. When I'm coughing up $45 for a Bone-in Strip Steak it should be 1) Prime, not Black Angus Choice 2) not defrosted before it is cooked. Appetizers were meh. Wine list extremely compact but not unapproachable or overpriced. While there are not alot of alternatives in the area if you are going to present yourself as a specialty steakhouse and charge as they do you have to deliver the same level of ingredients and preparation."
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2013
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Butcher & Singer, in the amazing historic location at 1500 Walnut, is an intimate and sophisticated dining experience in a relaxed clubhouse setting. We brought back the true classics from perfect Manhattans and Sidecars to dry aged, hand cut steaks and chops, and freshly caught fish. Timeless and fun for all in the continued age of the American chophouse. <br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Pass
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/12/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/12/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Arrived early and specifically requested a booth. Not only didn't that happen but when we were seated we were placed at the worst table in the room despite not only other (better) tables being available but two booths open as well. If I wanted to see the kitchen door swing open 300 times I would have asked for our table (though my request would have likely been ignored!) Service was painfully slow; noise level was painfully loud. Wine markups were absolutely, positively ridiculous. Greater than 3X in some cases! Gruet champagne for $54 and I know for a fact that it is avaialble in PA State Stores for $16.99 (and this is retail - not what Starr pays). Bergstrom (single vineyard) Pinot at $165. Available at retail in the high $40's."
Dined on 03/12/2014
 2013
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