The McMillan Bar and Kitchen, located in the historic downtown Flagstaff neighborhood, is housed in the old Bank Hotel building from 1886. It's a great place to grab a light lunch and a specialty drink.
McMillan's menu is pretty basic and includes standard appetizers (nachos, guacamole & chips, wings), salads, sandwiches, and a small selection of entrees (tacos, Pad Thai, steak, Mac and Cheese).
The menu is conveniently marked as to vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free selections. The tacos are the only entree which are gluten-free, however, the Edamame, Hummus plate, hot wings, and 2 of the salads are gluten-free. Unfortunately, the chips and guacamole, along with several other items, are off limits due to cross contamination concerns.
The McMillan should consider using a dedicated fryer or keeping a stock of gluten-free non-fried tortilla chips in the kitchen. Gluten-free bread for the sandwiches would also be nice. This would open the door for many more choices for gluten-free guests.
The hummus appetizer, which was topped with red pepper, herbs, and almonds, is a good choice for vegan guests. However, if you want it gluten-free, you will need to replace the pita bread with vegetables. Although the hummus was good, the serving was too small for the price. Gluten-free bread or tortilla chips, in addition to the veggies, would create a more filling appetizer dish, not to mention be a fair substitution.
The It's Greek To You Salad, romaine lettuce topped with chicken breast, cucumbers, red onions, tomato, garbanzo beans, feta cheese, kalamata olives, and a lemon vinaigrette was decent, although it could have used more vegetables and beans. For a gluten-free version, the pita will be taken out. In my opinion, McMillan should offer a piece of gluten-free toast in replace of the pita so everyone receives the same value. For a vegan version, simply replace the feta with avocado for a tasty, healthy dish.
Although there's lots of options for everyone at the McMillian, pricing is high for what you get, and the allergy friendly options are definitely not worth the value.
The place was not crowded at all even on a Sunday afternoon. Our waitress was very accommodating with any substitutions. We didn't have to wait more than 10 minutes for our dishes. They also keep a water pitcher right on the table so you do not have to wait for drink refills.
The historic setting in the old bank building from the late 1800's is quite attractive and gives the restaurant much more charm than many of the newer restaurants in town. The brick walls and woodsy decor are definitely appealing.
The McMillan is a great choice for a light weekend lunch. The food and service are both pretty good, and the charming historic architecture makes for a nice setting. In terms of improvement, McMillan should add a dedicated fryer, along with more gluten-free & vegan appetizers and entrees to the menu.