Service was fantastic. Staff paid special attention to request made prior to arrival. Staff had great recommendations on everything from wine to dessert. Wish we lived closer so we could enjoy more often.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our last visit to W-C was
Our last visit to W-C was fair, but they redeemed themselves on our most recent trip. The service was great - server with a sense of humor. Wine prices were good - Ridge Zin for under $60. We don't quite understand the Asian twists on the menu right now, but they are always changing the offerings. We look forward to our next visit to Walla Walla to see what's new. We make a point of dining here every trip.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner was so excellent
Our dinner was so excellent we could hardly remember when we had such an experience. We started off he evening with Martinis
and the chili shrimp....WOW the flavor of the shrimp exploded on our palates. I opted for the hot spinach salad...again my mouth went crazy with the smoked trout and bacon accompanied by the dressing. Main course an excellently prepared halibut. We ended
up with just enough room for (I don't recall the exact name) the rhubarb and berry oh heck it was so good I lost my mind at that point. We will be back next year to experience what I call The perfect evening. Kudos to the Bartender, host and hostess for the extra steps they made to enhance our evening.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get the tasting menu
We had an amazing time and really enjoyed the tasting menu. We tried the wine pairings and were delighted by all the local wines including Rotie's Southern White Blend, Sleight of Hand Rosé and a Seven Hills Riesling. The steak and strawberry rhubarb tart were my favorite courses!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visited for our Whitehouse-Crawford for our 29th anniversary. We are so happy happy happy that we did.
It is great to be in a restaurant that shows their appreciation for guests with incredible service and food. My tenderloin was spot on as were our appetizers. The combinations of flavors was amazing. The halibut my wife had on an Argentinian potato salad was the best.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was the second time we
It was the second time we had been at Whitehouse-Crawford. The food was delicious. We will be back every time we come to WallaWalla.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding for food, wine, service
This is one of the best places in the country to eat. Everything was excellently prepared. Our server brought the wine back because it was corked. Too often I have to explain to someone what that means. The meal ended with a Dessert to Die for!! We go here every visit to Walla Walla.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality Gourmet Dining
Our first time visiting Walla Walla, several friends recommended this restaurant and we were very pleased. Very nice atmosphere, open feeling, the service was very nice. Our waiter was always close-by, other waiters helped serve our dinner and plus the restaurant accommodated our last minute change to our reservation. Very nice evening.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, competent service
Whitehouse-Crawford turns out consistently great food. Their selections are always interesting but approachable so it's easy to take foodies and less adventurous types out together and all will enjoy the meal. I love that they start the meal with an Amuse Bouche. During this visit the kitchen was slow due to a large party needing service in the banquet room. We were seated rather too closely to other diners for the experience to be a truly intimate dining experience. Our waiter was just less than attentive, especially considering his table load. As soon as he realized we weren't ordering a whole bottle of wine and salads to pad his tip, he lost interest. Overall it's a great restaurant and worth a visit.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
First impression comes with the building and interior design, could be back in Scandinavia! The food and wine were also extremely good, we all 4 enjoyed everything.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there for dinner tomight and enjoyed very much the Copper river salmon special and molten chocolate cake with salted caramel ice cream dessert.. Very yummy with great service by Jenna the manager and the other service staff..
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A long time favorite
We have been regulars at Whitehouse Crawford for thirteen years. It is fine dining at its best, and we can say that as ones who have enjoyed the best in many cities.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Refreshing Dinner Spot
What a nice place to have dinner - they were accommodating, attentive but never invasive, and the food was delicious and the menu had so many great, and mostly healthy, options. Cocktails and wine list were fabulous, and it has a nice layout so that we could actually hear each other and enjoy ourselves, unlike many places anymore that just pack people in. We had heard about it and are so glad we tried it!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second Visit. We are avid golfers, and I love fine food and wine. So Walla Walla is a must stop in our travels. Whitehouse Crawford delivers the fine food and wine. We had the six course tasting menu with wine pairings to celebrate a birthday. The food was fantastic. They specialize in using fresh organic and seasonal food. The standouts for us on the tasting menu were the Red Beet shrimp gazpacho, the pasta first course, the halibut was some of the best we have ever had and the painted table beef tenderloin. Would I recommend this restaurant if you are in the area. The noise level was pretty good. The restaurant was full and you could still easily converse.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleased and satisfied
We hadn't anticipated how far superior the Whitehouse-Crawford would be to the Marc. We loved the beet soup,!, as well as our entree of halibut on polenta.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not-to-be-missed in Walla Walla
We made our pilgrimage to our favority "wine country" restaurant and it was excellent, as always. The level of sophistication is impressive and will not disappoint "big city visitors".
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big City Quality
While there are many reasons to go to Walla Walla, this restaurant is our primary one. It has an amazingly consistent delivery over many years. We started with some onion straws, which are simple, yet delicious. We also had the pork satay, which was also very good. My spouse had the Calabacitas, which is very inventive and good. I had the tenderloin, which was prepared perfectly. For dessert, we had several types of ice cream.
7/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant was incredible! The food was amazing and the service even more so! The restaurant was absolutely stunning to the eye! We will be going here for our anniversaries to come! Def on the higher price range. But you get what you pay for, and this place is worth every penny!!! Would recommend this to anyone and everyone!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, service, wine
Limited, but excellent menu, something for just about everyone. Not overdone-gourmet, but local foods prepared to their best. Pleasantly overwhelmingly complete wine list, friendly professional staff, interesting building. Prices on the high end, but not exceptionally so. Fine casual dining. A great place to take out-of-town guests.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely dinner the last night of our vacation. The food was excelently prepared and the service was great! Wish I lived in the area.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food but ...
We had the tasting menu with paired wines. It is worth noting up front that there are basically two kinds of tasting menus. Some feature special dishes based on what is available. Others are a sampling of the menu. This tasting menu is of the latter nature. The food was good to great. We really liked the beet gazpacho and the salmon cake was outstanding. But other dishes were less special and the wine pairings good and not great. Of the four restaurants we ate at in Walla Walla this was for us clearly the least exciting.. (Note: Walla Walla has really good restaurants!) Final summary, good to great but suffers from comparison to the competition!
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
We've been coming here since it first opened. Love this place and cherish it among all our favorite restaurants anywhere. Tried the lamb curry (new on the menu). It was delectable, of course. You need reservations for weekends and special events in the area.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great special occasion!
The food was very good, but the service was outstanding. Our waiter suggested a reasonably-price bubbly for toasting and a beautiful syrah for dinner. The evening went very smoothly, but the service was really remarkably GREAT!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely dinner for two. Menu was very creative. Food very tasty. They locally source as much food as possible. Our waiter was fantastic---always there when needed, but not hovering.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for two.
Started with a beet salad with heirloom tomatoes that was excellent. Menu was some what limited but one of us had the lamb curry and I had the beef tenderloin. No lamb cutlets this time. They did have salmon cakes made from coho salmon but being from the Seattle area passed this up. The lamb was tender and curry was not overpowering. The beef tenderloin was served to perfection medium-rare and was served with a red wine sauce, which unfortunately was really too salty to enjoy with most of it remaining on the place.
Dessert was disappointing. We split a "Peach Crumble" which looked like a thin layer of peach marmelaid on the bottom with instant oakmeal on top.. There was no crust and no texture, if you will, to the oatmeal.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Walla Walla
Great atmosphere, historical building, outstanding food and superb service. If you are in Walla Walla you should plan on dining at Whitehouse Crawford.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, slow service
Excellent food, excellent wine, but really slow service. It took us 2 1/2 hours to complete the meal. I would go back, but if they repeat this performance it would be my last visit. It was Labor Day weekend, and they were busy, but there were many empty tables before our entrees came out.
We selected the warm trout salad, salmon cakes and the lamb curry (medallions). Each was exceptional, but the lamb medallions had gristle and a piece of bone in them. When we asked the waitress to warn the kitchen about the bone, she gave us free dessert (we selected the warm flour-less torte and the salted caramel ice cream, served together, which was excellent!).
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb six course dinner
Enjoyed the six course dinner at W-C during weekend getaway accompanied by a 2008 Northwind merlot. Superb food, delicious wine, considerate and skilled service.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service the Way It Used to Be
Not only is the food exceptional - well prepared, well-presented and properly portioned - but the service is wonderful. They do not clear plates until every member of the dining party has completed their meal. This is the third time we have dined at WC (over the course of nearly ten years) and they have not slipped a bit in any rating area.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small City Charmer
We had generally heard very positive remarks about this restaurant, and scheduled ahead of our overnight stay to be sure to have our reservation secured. We were warned it was a bit pricey, and some reviews complained the menu didn't offer enough variety, service wasn't always great. We found it to be a superb dining experience in all respects. Friendly service, fabulous food, and the historical ambiance of the "great room" was delightful. Gorgeous planked hardwood floors kept drawing our attention. So beautiful. We loved each presentation of food, from onion rings, spinach salad, to main courses, which were filet of beef and salmon cakes. Our server was friendly and generally efficient. We will definitely return on a future trip.
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fine Dining in Walla Walla
Love this restaurant as it makes any trip to Walla Walla special. The food is fresh, interesting and well prepared. Great cocktails and of course, wines. We sometimes make the trip from Seattle just to eat here.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whitehouse Crawford is one of the two best restaurants in Walla Walla.
The food is superb, and the wait staff are outstanding.
It is a bit pricy, but for special occasions (such as our recent anniversary), it is perfect.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice way to end our week in
Nice way to end our week in Washington Wine Country. The warm spinach salad with smoked trout was wonderful. Also enjoyed the fresh peach crumble. Nice to have a menu that allowed us to pick and choose rather than forced into a tasting menu which is becoming so popular. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Regional Cuisine
From start to finish this was an excellent dining experience. The beet gazpacho was a refreshing interpretation. The pasta with duck starter was flavorful. The tenderloin was cooked to perfection. The wines were so interesting we made a point to visit several the next day. Attentive service throughout.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
while there was a bit of a
while there was a bit of a wait for food, we enjoyed watching the prep chefs and how professional the waiters were, they were constantly on the move. The food was superb and the room was perfect..airy, bright, artistic, historic
would recommend this to anyone
9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
A restaurant to return to
We choose Whitehouse Crawford whenever we are in Walla Walla. Food and service is great and we love the setting.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, next to Whitman
Great food, next to Whitman hotel, chef menu was great. I am not a fan of the Painted Hills beef, if you think you are getting a tender tenderloin, it will not be so. It is ok, but not what I would expect. Salmon cakes were excellant.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I proposed to my now fiance here and it was a very fitting environment. The service was exceptional, and the food was great.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been several years since we found our way to White-Crawford and it's clear we need to do so more often.
Seated immediately upon arrival, attentive waiter, excellent meal, and they even understand cucumber in Hendrick's instead of olives.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dining experience! It was easy to make reservations. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. The service was prompt and courteous. The food was exceptional, I have never experienced better.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fab Food, Lackluster Waiter
Wonderful restaurant, food was amazing. We had dinner here on our first anniversary on a weekend getaway to Walla Walla. Only gripe was that our particular waiter seemed to be completely uninterested in waiting on us. Oh, you wanted wine/dinner/dessert? Thankfully there was another lady who came by and checked on us and got us what we were hoping for.
Definitely not an inexpensive place (unless you sit at the bar!), but worth every penny. We will come back.
10/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Every coarse we had was outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone for any occasion.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great experience!
The ambience is outstanding.....the restoration and changes to the old historical building are terrific. Service staff was friendly, pleasant and knowledgeable. Food is well presented and wonderful. Would highly recommend to anyone living in or visiting Walla Walla.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderfully romantic. The
Wonderfully romantic. The food was luscious and wait staff very attentive. Could lower the lights for later reservations. Enjoyed it tremendously. Will come again.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
You impressed my mother
Was in town for local college weekend and we dined here one night. The ambiance, food and service were very good. My seventy-six year-old mother is incredibly hard to please so when she said the place was "nice" well, I nearly fell out of my chair. I'm sure others can find fault with the menu or the wine selection or the service. For us that evening everything came together just right and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Thank you, Whitehouse-Crawford.
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food-difficult for vegetarians
The food was great, but it was very limited for one member of our party who is a vegetarian. The server seemed unknowledgeable about options for those with this food restraint, which I was pretty surprised by. Otherwise, our experience was good overall. Worth the trip.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We weren't expecting to find such a lovely place open on a Monday night, but we figured it was worth the chance of venturing into Walla Walla from Dayton. We were happy we did. The food was great, the restaurant itself a great space. The sauce on the tenderloin was fantastic and our waiter was excellent. The only downside, which wasn't even worth taking even a fraction of a star off, was that their menu on Yelp said they'd have duck, but I'm guessing that was their summer menu because no duck. Still, I'll have to come back in the summer to try it again.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
outstanding in every way
From the excellent & unhurried service to the beautifully presented & delicious tenderloin, we found Whitehouse Crawford to be memorable & exceptional.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful time
Five of us had delicious meals and got to the theater on time ... I appreciate our waiter's attention to our time frame. The list of non-alcoholic beverages was far better than average, and the ginger ale + lime juice was delicious.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Anyone in the know knows...
this place. Itself a key ingredient in the life of Walla Walla. The restaurant provides dining that is good, never less than that, and on occasion sublime. The high point for its special Thanksgiving meal was a mushroom-infused pudding, more like a mousse, that made me think I'd gone to butter-heven. The four-part dessert was superb, too. In recent years Whitehouse-Crawford has taken special care to hire an attentive, sharp, and courteous waiting staff that it educates with dedication. I wish its corkage fee were lower, but I have that complaint about many a high-end restaurant. Its own wine list is good but not extraordinary.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM