On Labor Day 2005, John and Lisa, opened John's Grill on the corner of Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue in Mukilteo's Old Town. New York Steak heads the dinner menu with Cajun-spiced grilled prawns in a lemon beurre blanc sauce not too far below. But the menu doesn't stop there. It also offers pan-roasted garlic chicken and pork tenderloin medallion sauteed in vermouth, elephant garlic, capers and artichoke hearts a few selections down. John makes all his own stocks and salad dressings from scratch which, combined with his natural talent for cooking, makes his food so flavorful and satisfying.
By the way, the menu also gives diners a chance to ask for substitutions, special requests and the opportunity to split a main dish for $4.50. The wine list, like the menu, is an unpretentious offering with selections from California, Oregon and Washington with a bottle or two from Italy, Chile, New Zealand and France. The average bottle costs around $26. There's also a Full Bar and imported and domestic beer.
When you come to dine at John's Grill you will see John cooking up his delicious fare in the kitchen, Lisa tending bar and their two college aged children, Nina serving and Logan as host. The interior is modern, comfy, sleek and very warm and inviting. Lisa's uncle, Val Lewton, painted all the large narrative oil paintings featured in the bar and dining room which give John's Grill's customer's an almost art gallery-like experience along with their memorable dinner.