Enter The Mill Bistro and Lounge in Lynden and let
the warm atmosphere wash over you as the scents of
housemade desserts fill your lungs. The restaurant is
tastefully decorated with dark wood paneling, dim
lighting, and comfortable leather-clad chairs. While classy,
the style is not overpowering or intimidating.
Although The Mill does make a great spot for a dinner
date or a ladies’ lunch, the restaurant also offers a retail
case where customers can purchase meats and cheeses to take
home. As a branch of the Perfectly Paired stores, The Mill’s
staff are incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to finding
the perfect combination of wine, cheese, and charcuterie.
Don’t be afraid to ask for a little advice before ordering,
you won’t regret it.
The menu is full of bistro plates like fresh salads, panini,
soups, and, of course, meats and cheeses. Eat like the French
and begin your meal with charcuterie or cheese— or both.
You’ll find the the baked brie on the “Pairing and Sharing”
menu among a long list of delicious appetizers. It is warm,
gooey, and served with more than enough bread to accompany
the dish. The Mill tops the Mt. Townsend Creamery Cirrus
with a sweet and savory sauce that adds a nice bite to
the heavy dish.
Balance the indulgent cheese with one of The Mill’s crisp
salads. The Matisse is perfect for anyone with a bit of a
sweet tooth and priced well at just $11. Topped with candied
pecans, dried cranberries, sliced pears, and a champagne
vinaigrette, you’ll wonder how a salad could be so delicious.
And the merlot sea salt works well to even out the sweetness.
The Mill is the type of place where one could spend a full
afternoon grazing on cheeses, sipping cocktails, and enjoying
a good book. The bistro-like atmosphere gives the restaurant a
European vibe without loosing the welcoming small-town
service typical of quaint Lynden.