millie’s opened its’ doors in Richmond in May of1989, in a then-desolate industrial part of town near Shockoe Bottom. The neighborhood, known as Church Hill, is rich in history (the site of St. John’s Church, Out Front of Millies Dinerwhere Patrick Henry gave his famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech) and punctuated with historic houses and renovated tobacco factory warehouses that are now luxury apartments. Millie’s is also close to the downtown business district, the James River and Richmond’s River District area. For decades the building sat vacant until re-opening as Millie’s in 1989. Despite the doubling of its’ size with an addition in 1991, Millie’s is still an intimate restaurant with only forty four seats, a small bar and patio. Don’t be fooled by the unassuming exterior of this 1940?s era diner-esque building-upon entering your senses will be aroused by the sight of hard-working chefs working wonders in a tiny open kitchen, a sizzling grill, and a color drenched cozy atmosphere.