LJ’s Bistro and Bar is here to tempt your senses and entertain your palate with world inspired comfort food and a variety of local and regional wines and spirits. Ingredients have been carefully sourced to highlight the seasonal bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood the Northwest has to offer.
We quickly have become a neighborhood favorite by offering an elevated dining experience within a warm and welcoming arena; making us a wonderful place to celebrate any occasion, or simply to celebrate the day.
At the heart, we are a family owned and operated restaurant, bringing a lifetime of industry experience and a passion for hospitality to the table.
Chef and owner Lindsay Herschlip is a locally and classically trained chef, creating New American cuisine built upon foundations of flavor, freshness and invention.
“I am asked a lot what inspires me, or where the idea for certain dishes comes from. As a chef, I’m inspired by the Northwest. We have amazing access to fresh ingredients and our seasons provide a constantly evolving selection to choose from. I am also, very much invested in “service”. Providing nourishing and healthful food in a colorful, artistic way in order to satisfy each guest, is my greatest joy. When I look out into the dining room and everyone has gathered to enjoy company and a meal, it is reminiscent of holidays at home. From a very young age, my family instilled the importance and joy in hospitality; and both Josh and i truly enjoy what we do.”
General manager and owner, Josh Herschlip has nearly 20 years in the hospitality industry; from flipping burgers and making milkshakes to bartending, to restaurant management and ownership.
“With bartending, I immediately found something that fit my personality, I was able to interact with a variety of different people and create everlasting relationships with many of my guests. My gift of gab has never left me short of a little conversation and is one of my favorite things to do.”
“My sister and I have always been close, we were raised in Mukilteo and now both are Lake Steven’s residents. While we have both traveled separate paths and gained our restaurant experience in different ways, we have been able to intertwine our paths and experiences as one. The creation of LJ’s Bistro & Bar has allowed for us to bring our passions together. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to work with my sister and share her creative ability with the community that I live in. Our goal at LJ’s is to provide our guest with a great environment, service and unique dishes. We want people to be able to enjoy the company of friends while satisfying their taste buds with hand crafted cocktails and many different varieties of “L’s” creative bites. We want it to be an experience that leaves you not thinking of all the worries of life, but a moment where the only thought is the company and meal you’re enjoying.”