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“Visitors and nā kama'āina rejoice!!! Fine dining has come to Waikapū”
Review of The Mill House

The Mill House
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Ranked #1 of 111 Restaurants in Wailuku
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$75
Description: The Mill House Restaurant sits in the heart of the Maui Tropical Plantation is surrounded by farmland and offers a breathtaking view of the Waikapu valley.. The kitchen is led by Executive Chef Jeff Scheer with an inventive approach to the produce he receives from local producers and the whole steer, hog, and fish which he skillfully butchers in house. The creativity doesn't stop at the kitchen. The Mill House Bar offers unique cocktails, made from scratch, using local herbs and fruit which is squeezed, muddled, and cut fresh. The Mill House makes it a priority to have close, working relationships with farmers around the island of Maui.
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Description: The Mill House Restaurant sits in the heart of the Maui Tropical Plantation is surrounded by farmland and offers a breathtaking view of the Waikapu valley.. The kitchen is led by Executive Chef Jeff Scheer with an inventive approach to the produce he receives from local producers and the whole steer, hog, and fish which he skillfully butchers in house. The creativity doesn't stop at the kitchen. The Mill House Bar offers unique cocktails, made from scratch, using local herbs and fruit which is squeezed, muddled, and cut fresh. The Mill House makes it a priority to have close, working relationships with farmers around the island of Maui.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Few restaurants offer cuisine where each bite is a taste and texture sensation and there is a sense of sadness when the check finally comes and it is time to leave.

The Mill House is one of those restaurants.

Nestled in the grounds of the Maui Tropical Plantation it offers flora, fauna and lakeside panoramic views of the West Maui Mountains that would be the envy of most botanical gardens.

The decor pays homage to the days when sugar was king with large pieces of machinery on display, much of it blended into dramatic fountains which grace the entryway.

The dining room itself is open to an outside dining courtyard and is both comfortable and inviting.

The cuisine is locally sourced and the ingredients as fresh as the dawn. The menu is printed daily and varies somewhat, so a returning diner may discover something new and unexpected.

There are many choices on the “To Start” portion of the menu and we chose the Marinated Olives, Ceviche, Chicken Liver Mousse and Kalbi Beef. All were excellent.

The first dish was comprised of a nice selection of green and ripe olives, surprisingly fresh flavored without too much saltiness.

The fish in the ceviche was uncommonly tender and moist and the razor thin slices of jalapeño peppers gave just the right amount of “bite.”

The chicken liver mousse was spread thinly on the inside of a hemispherical bowl. In the bottom sat a small quantity of light
lilikoi syrup (which the chef calls shrub).

The tartness of the shrub was a lovely counterpoint to the richness of the mousse. Crostini were provided to spread this heavenly mixture on.

The kalbi beef was grilled to perfection and served with a refreshing slaw of green papaya and shredded carrot. So good!

We both ordered the fish entrée. It was a firm portion of white fish covered with a crispy skin. The vegetables were expertly sautéed and served with a creamy sauce that complimented the fish perfectly.

We tried three desserts during our two visits, the buttermilk panna cotta, chocolate pie and citrus curd. All were wonderful, not too sweet and a rewarding end to an outstanding dining experience.

The restaurant and grounds are extremely kid friendly and feeding the fish in the lake was one of many activities that delighted the young guests we saw.

In terms of ambiance, presentation, quality and value I can’t say enough about this restaurant. A “must visit!”

Thank Charles P
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millhousemaui, Guest Relations Manager at The Mill House, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Aloha Charles,
Thank you for your shining and fun review! We love knowing our guests are getting the full beautiful experience that we set out to offer. From the natural beauty of the valley, to the decor, and our unique farm-to-table cuisine. We are glad you noticed the surroundings, as we have so much fun creating an environment that incorporates artifacts of this plantation's history. Mahalo for your patronage and we hope to host you again soon!

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Lovely place. Great view of the mountains. Polite, helpful server, Katelyn. Mortadella Masubi was a tasty surprise. My fresh catch fish was perfect. Gnocchi disappeared as soon as they hit the table.

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millhousemaui, Manager at The Mill House, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Mahalo for your visit to the Mill House! It is so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience, from the attentive service you received to the fresh flavors of our menu. We hope to welcome you back again!

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Out of my four visits to Maui, my dinner at the Mill House was by far the best. Located on an old sugarcane farm, which is partially in use, the restaurant is filled with historical artifacts. Everything on the menu is just authentic as the decor. It is all locally sourced and grown. Prices are in the mid range. I would have expected it to be more, considering the level of freshness in the food, which was all delicious. The service was impeccable. Our waiter was so nice and friendly. Children might have trouble finding something to eat. Mine had Gnocchi, which they enjoyed. Combines with the atmosphere, one of a kind food and history, this restaurant takes first place in my mind.

Thank Jordyn I
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millhousemaui, Manager at The Mill House, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Aloha Jordyn,
Thank you so much for your excellent review! We are thrilled to read your wonderful compliments and are so happy that you enjoyed the fresh flavors of our menu as well as the surroundings of the Tropical Plantation. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip!

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

A wonderful menu using as much locally sourced product as possible. The bread could be a meal in itself, beet salad beautiful blend of color, taste and texture. Fish expertly prepared. Was tempted but refrained from licking the bowl lentils were served in. The cioppino was overly salty. When it was brought to server/management attention is was promptly rectified and replaced with a much improved dish. Service was good, but not exceptional. We would've enjoyed eating on the lanai, but they appear to have a shortage of functioning shade umbrellas.

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millhousemaui, Manager at The Mill House, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Mahalo for your detailed review! It is our great pleasure to be able to provide a unique and fresh farm to table dining experience for our guests and we are so happy that you enjoyed the flavors of the menu. We greatly appreciate your feedback and are taking a close look at your comments. We hope we can welcome you back again!

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic dinner at the Mill House, we both enjoyed a wonderful seafood dinner with a side of Bagna Cada veggies. The pastry chef is also very talented the Parker rolls and banana beignets with caramel sauce we shared for dessert were amazing.

Thank Patrice K
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millhousemaui, Manager at The Mill House, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Aloha Patrice,
Thank you for your recent visit and the wonderful compliments! We are so happy you enjoyed your dinner with us, especially our parker rolls and banana beignets. We hope you will join us again soon!

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