Always inviting, warm, excellent
We have not visited Grant House since last fall (2012), but once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our food and the excellent, warm yet professional demeanor of our server. This is our third visit to GH and it's always been exceptional. It's typically inviting, with a warm ambiance, quiet (NO pulsing techno music over the PA ...thank God!). A lovely place to spend a gentle evening with delicious food and wine.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I arrived early before it was too busy. The live Celtic music on the front lawn was perfect for the evening air. I dined on the back patio which has to be the best dining location in all the Portland/Vancouver area. Breathtaking landscape.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The chicken was tough, so
The chicken was tough, so made the sandwich hard to chew. The sauce on the sandwich and salad dressing were delicious.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to the Grant house several times with a friend to just sit and enjoy a nice Scotch. The appetizers are wonderful and the atmosphere is great. When I was finally able to take my wife for our anniversary, I wasn't suprised that the dinner was top notch and the service was excellent. There was music on the lawn in the front of the house and the view during sunset was fantastic. I reccomend The Grant House to all my friends.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We arrived on time for our reservation for 12:30. We did not wait long for our table. When we went to the buffet table, some of the food selections were out. No fruit on the fruit plate, some other selections were slim. When we got ready to leave at about 1:30, we saw that the selections we did not have were replenished. We were a little disappointed that we did not have some of the choices that we always appreciate like fruit.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
An anniversary to remember
I wanted to surprise my husband with flowers and a card at the table, and the staff set everything up so beautifully. We loved seeing our old friends from the waitstaff, and were pleasantly surprised to meet the chef that had prepared our wedding dinner and our anniversary dinner too! Overall, everything made this evening feel as special as I had hoped, we really felt every one at the grant house was celebrating with us! We will continue to make this our anniversary tradition for years to come! Thanks!
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
went here for lunch, it was good.
I loved my panini but the salad was a bit dry, nothing special. Also the small bread along with the salad was hard as a rock, I couldn't eat it. Overall though, it was good.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine dining in Vancouver? Yes!
One does not have to cross the bridge to go for fine dining. We enjoyed a lovely spring evening in the 'couv, the area is so lush and green and several people were taking advantage of the weather and eating outside. Our meal presentation was lovely and it tasted delicious.
Our server was attentive without hovering. Some reviews I read before choosing this establishment gave varied reviews for servers but ours was fine. Nothing exceptional, or overly personable, she did her job.
I would recommend The Grant House for anyone who wants to support local business, enjoy a little history and some unique and tasty dishes.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful time at
We had a wonderful time at the Grant House. All of the food was excellent both in taste and appearance. Our waitress was very friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Sitting outside on the porch made it even more special. It was our first time at this restaurant but I guarantee it will not be our last.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We gathered at the Grant House to celebrate my mother's 96th birthday. The menu was varied and offered many choices. The staff were attentive and friendly. The food was very good and well presented. The atmosphere was excellent. We were seated in a room with lots of windows. I like this place and would recommend it.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Eating Establishment
The service and ambience was great. We were a little disappointed with the entree as it was not up to other occasions that we dined there.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my Dad here for a belated Father's Day. It was a great spot! Nice view, nice dining area, great service, super food! I LOVE the Lava Cake and am going back for that again! My Dad was really impressed and they didn't rush us and we had a nice visit. I will return for sure!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
my wife & I both had the blue cheese/walnut ravioli--and it was GREAT. A reasonable amount. Good bread. veggies were perfectly done--not overcooked. Chocolate Lava Cake was divine!!! Service was friendly, not pushy. We'll go back for sure.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always enjoy the time I
I always enjoy the time I spend at Grant House. The food is good and the ambience is elegant and historic. I consider this a place for special meals with special friends. The prices are very reasonable. Don't forget there is parking in back if the lots in front are full.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful music on the lawn
We had a very nice dinner on the veranda while listening to Doug Smith serenade us with his guitar.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 12, 10 for dinner. Normally, we are a party of two for a quiet breakfast. This time it was a group of 12, 10 for dinner and still enjoyed the ambiance. Drink and dinner service were very good. Grant House is one of my favorite places and was good again for out get together. The on-line reservation option is very convenient.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Felt like home...
I loved the casual, relaxed atmosphere in a beautiful home. The wait staff made you feel as though you were their only customer and like you were family. I had the chicken and waffle breakfast based on the recommendation of our hostess and was not disappointed. The waffle was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside...the best I've ever had! Can't wait to go back.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a gem!
So glad this wonderful site (all the houses actually) has been preserved on Officer's Row - and that they have this restaurant. Wonderul to enjoy our dinner on a warm summer night on the veranda overlooking the park, fields, hills. Quiet, full of history, with great food. A lovely place to talk with a friend into the night. The bread pudding was wonderful.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat!
Today we were seated in what can only be described as a Secret Garden. I have been to the Grant House more times than I can count but have never sat in the courtyard. What a lovely experience. Flowers were in full bloom and it smelled like HEAVEN! Only 2 of the four tables were occupied so it was quiet. Our meal was delicious and our server was friendly and prompt. We had such a nice meal it was so hard to leave and go back to work. Thank you Grant House for a special meal with a special friend!
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I wanted to take my Dad to a really special place for lunch. The Grant House is perfect. We will go there again.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a pleasant experience we had at this lovely location. The Grant house is amazing. The food was wonderful, especially the dessert! Our server was helpful and very friendly. I cannot wait to go back!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Period Charm!
The charm of the history and setting are a great combination with the great food and desserts!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grant House is serene!
Grant House is in such a beautiful setting that it makes dining a memorable experience. Very good service; food good. Highly recommend it.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grant House is great
The Grant House is very nice for special occasions since it is a little on the spendy side. Loved exploring the house after we finished our dinner. Such wonderful history.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great lunch. Wonderful
We had a great lunch. Wonderful food and good service.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice location for a business dinner, the group waited on the porch while waiting for everyone to arrive enjoying the nice weather & the acustic music from the musicians playing on the lawn. The service & food was excellent & the quiet atmosphere made it easy for the group to have conversation. I was very happy with the experience & will be using this location for business dinners in the future.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for business lunches
This is my favorite restaurant for business lunches. It is relatively quiet. The menu is simple and includes plenty of lite options. The food is great. The service is just right--attentive but not disruptive. It is classy but not too expensive. Parking is excellent.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great. They have
Food was great. They have a lot of specialized cocktails that were really good. Having been a bartender for 6 years at many upscale establishments, I was very impressed with their drinks. Also, their wine list was very impressive without going overboard.
Service was right on par, not too much and not too little. We first decided to dine outside but it got too humid so we went inside.
We were there on a Friday evening. As we entered, in the front yard they had two guys playing Irish folk music. It was really nice. A good crowd was enjoying the music with a good glass of wine.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy the Grant House
Special place. Especially enjoy dining on the wide porch on pleasant days. Great food and service
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a charming 19th Century
It was a charming 19th Century restored Home/Restaurant/Bar with a lovely Beer and Wine List, great appetizers & salads, entrees, and desserts. The porch around the house can accommodate your fair weather dining desires, yet, we changed our mind and ate in the Bar to listen to the incredible Brazilian String Duet. Delightful time. Wonderful service.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed breakfast at this
Enjoyed breakfast at this historic location. Great service and food. Recommend to anyone visiting this area.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our lunch much. Great
Enjoyed our lunch much. Great place to take a friend for a special occasion.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment we walked in the dinning experience could not have been better. It is quiet and relaxing. Food is great.! Grant House is my favorite place to bring friends for lunch or dinner. Oh great wine list.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden treasure
We were so excited to find the grant house! We usually have to go into portland to get food like this. The grant house is on old historic officers' row in vancouver. The ambiance was great! The building itself is a treat and the decor is very fitting (double fireplaces were my favorite). The service was perfect and the food was amazing. The owner was very friendly and spoke with us about the restoration and gave us a tour of the conference/group rooms upstairs. Perfect for a business luncheon. We will be coming back OFTEN!!!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining with the General
You've just got to visit The Grant House. It's a masterful combination of great food, ambience and history all in one. Come anticipating dining in an historic venue. The building is not a recently - created scene designed to look historic; it IS historic. Like the fine wines and spirits served, time has given this restuarant it's atmosphere. Kick back and relax in the dining room or lounge. The bartender is an asset to the lounge mixing very good drinks. This is a neighborhood place so if you visit from time to time, you will most likely see familiar and friendly faces. So, a twentyone gun salute for the Grant House !!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Johnny Cash has come home
Do yourself a favor and ask to speak with the chef. Then proceed to encourage him to strum acoustically and sing as The Man in Black would. The owner/chef is a real character and pleasant to talk to.
The food was spot on. Vibrant colors and flavors. The ambiance is perfect in the old Army Generals home.
Please go and enjoy this diamond on Officers Row.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grand at The Grant House
Very tasty and coordinated entrees. I enjoyed the experience very much.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Located in one of the Officer' Row houses within Ft Vancouver, this is a very special place with excellent if not outstanding food. A favorite for us for special occasions. Somewhat limited menu but everything on it has been really good.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again, The Grant House served up a fantastic dinner. We started with the artichoke & spinach dip appetizer. The accompanyhing chips were flour instead of corn - a nice change. The shrimp & gnocchi entree was amazing - an unusual and delicious combination of sweet potato gnocchi, dried cranberries, pecans, parmesan, sage cream sauce. The beef medallions with mashed potatoes and sauteed squash was also wonderful. The beef was done perfectly, and was nice and tender. The Grant House always exceeds expectations, and never disappoints.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My nieghbor and I have lunch together every Wednesday. After so many chain restaurants threatened to cut employee hours because of the ACA, we vowed to eat only at locally owned restaurans. Stumbled across Grant House while Googling restaurants in downtown Vancouver. We loved the food, great menu, attentive service and good prices. I already know what I'm ordering next time. We love Grant House!!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beauty & Quiet Elegance
My husband & I enjoyed an early dinner on Halloween. It was our first visit and will definitely NOT be our last! Grant's House has been tastefully restored and the dining room where we enjoyed a lovely meal reflected an ambiance of quiet elegance.
Our server was impeccable; checking on us just often enough to keep us more than content. I chose fresh trout for dinner; which was done to perfection. And my husband selected a tasty pasta & chicken entree which he also enjoyed.
It's rare to find a restaurant where BOTH food and atmosphere are perfectly blended. The Grant House owners and staff have done this in spades. If you're ready for a fairly priced meal in a lovely place, give them a visit! Gloria M.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thank goodness for the Grant House
I wish Vancouver had more good quality restaurants but least it has Grant House. Nice quality, fresh seasonal ingredients beautifully prepared. Delicious. Lovely atmosphere for a romantic dinner.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic Birthday Dinner
The Grant House was recommended by friends for the quality of their food. We could not agree more. We'll be back with more friends.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
As a small group, we were seated in our very own room, looking out to a yard. It was quiet and perfect. The food and service were good, too.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food. Second helpings offered(very thoughtful).
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I couldn't have asked for a better Thanksgiving dinner that was not at home. The food, staff and atmosphere could not have been better. Everything on the fixed dinner menu was great and I intend on coming back soon to try their regular menu. The Grant House is well worth a try, or two!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are new to the area. When looking online for a restaurant in which to have our Thanksgiving dinner, we came across The Grant House. It had great reviews so we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious, the portions adequate (plus they offered seconds!), the surroundings quaint and comfortable. We walked away knowing that we would return, a go-to place for a good meal and a place we could bring friends.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
took my mother for a birthday
took my mother for a birthday breakfast, really wonderful waitress and the food was delicious and you get a lot for your money!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Positive Experience
Having met with three friends, none of whom had been to the Grant House before, I was not sure they would be happy. It turned out the all raved about the food, and it was a great luncheon.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Grant House is an historic
The Grant House is an historic charmer in a lovely setting on Officers Row. It is especially charming during the holidays. Our group meets for lunch there each December. It offers a menu with enough variety for most tastes. The quiche of the day has never disappointed; salads are interesting and delicious, and there are sandwiches, entrees and lighter fare. Desserts are wonderful and a nice size. The coffee is good and there's a fine wine selection. We highly recommend it.
And there's parking across the street.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM