Whitehouse-Crawford
Whitehouse-Crawford

Whitehouse-Crawford

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.whitehousecrawford.com/
  • Phone: 5095252222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jamie Guerin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room is a lovely, airy space with wood paned windows looking into the adjoining Seven Hills Winery Barrel Room. It is a versatile location for both private and corporate events as well as cocktails receptions. Seating is available in various configurations for groups up to 40 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Emily Riley 5095252222
  • Special Events: Our private dining room is a lovely, airy space with wood paned windows looking into the adjoining Seven Hills Winery Barrel Room. It is a versatile location for both private and corporate events as well as cocktails receptions. Seating is available in various configurations for groups up to 40 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Convenient on-street parking is available on Cherry Street.
A word from Whitehouse-Crawford
Dining at Whitehouse-Crawford is a true Walla Walla experience. Our foods are sourced from local farmers and artisans, our wines from local producers, and the dining space is a unique piece of Walla Walla history.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Whitehouse-Crawford reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (82)notable wine list (81)special occasion (80)romantic (53)good for groups (31)neighborhood gem (30)hot spot (15)late-night find (11)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food, noisy, smokey room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food and service are wonderful. The room is really noisy making conversation difficult and the exhaust system isn't adequate to accommodate the amount of food they are putting out. i.e. all of my clothing will need to go to the dry cleaner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Walla Walla Tradition
    DnSeating
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We dine at Whitehouse Crawford EVERY time we're in Walla Walla. Jamie and his team make every visit a special occasion and every meal a delicious treat! If you're visiting Walla Walla, this MUST be on your list of things to do!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular!
    Lanie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was beyond our expectations. A friend who has a good feel for quality recommend this restaurant to us while we were visiting in the Walla Walla so we didn't hesitate. Food portion was PERFECT and delicious. Presentation was excellent. Service was just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unimaginative
    dksj4
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I was completely underwhelmed by the limited menu, which was accompanied by rather pedestrian preparations. The steaks were good, nothing spectacular (and I expect spectacular for $39). The potatoes were something I could have done...plain and mashed. The salmon was horribly over cooked. The salad was fine, nothing exciting. None of the appetizers caught our eye, so we didn't order any. The chocolate cake was magnificent. The service was attentive, but our server was a bit odd and awkward. We won't be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A special place!
    we3sing
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We took out-of-town family to Whitehouse-Crawford after a day of wine tasting and before a concert. It was a perfect connection between the two events--relaxing and spacious with an exciting, varied menu that didn't overwhelm, and the service was excellent. The waitstaff was very mindful of our need to shorten our dining experience. We would love to have lingered! Our family was impressed with everything. One can always count on Whitehouse-Crawford for an exquisite dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great restored facility. The food and service were both very good. This was our second visit - the first was 8 years ago - and we enjoyed it both times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Walla Walla Sweet Onions
    Moms
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our light evening meal at Whitehouse-Crawford was delicious! The pre-fixe salad with heritage tomatoes and cold rare fillet steak was a perfect size for a small entree. Complimenting it were Walla Walla Sweets grizzled Fried Onion Rings...unequivocally the best I have ever experienced. The onions have been the gastronomical highlight of our wine tasting tour of Walla Walla!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food, altho busy
    rocky0518
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Unique setting in restored lumber planing mill, right next to Seven Hills Winery and tasting room. Excellently prepared Coho salmon, and very tasty sweet onion rings for a starter. Wide choices for wine. Staff called earlier in the day to confirm reservation, so no worries about getting seated on time. Was busy but enough space between tables to allow for conversation. This was NOT the case at Saffron and T Maccarones in previous nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, wine and space
    Marty
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Extensive wine list with much more than just Walla Walla wines. Located in a beautiful, historic building. The very high ceiling kept noise to a minimum. Excellent food-- I had a cheese plate starter with three delicious goat cheeses. My beef tenderloin with a red wine sauce was perfect. My husband said his foie gras was one of the best preparations of that dish he has ever had. His entree was a flat iron steak with cojita cheese that was great. With the generous portion sizes we were too full for dessert but enjoyed a yummy grappa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Ice Cream Combo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Sweet Corn (seasonal) with Salted Carmel (signature) ice cream. The combination, a bite of each together created the taste of carmel corn! Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Group60
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was one of our best dining experiences ever! The portions were perfect, ingredients super fresh and perfectly seasoned. I had the flat iron steak and my husband had pasta. The were both excellent, as were our desserts. This is a consistent winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Cuisine
    Mfdhappy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Artfully prepared food using premium ingredients. From the foie gras appetizer through the flat iron steak entree to the plum sorbet dessert, every bite was memorable. Great service and ambiance, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service disappointing
    RMMiller
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    THe food was very good. The service started out ok but deteriorated. It took almost 45 mins before we had our dinners. Though, at the beginning of the wait, the waiter apologized - it drug on and on without any notice from the waitstaff. It wasn't even that busy. It was a Thursday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK BUT
    RBWD
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is our. 2nd visit, First was 4 years ago. The menu we sware seemed the same with no special entre for the evening. The salmon was perfect, but we are from the NW we eat a lot of salmon- I just couldn't find an entre that excited me. So on our next visit we will explore another venu as much as we enjoy the building housing Whitehouse-Crawford and the atmosphere. Roberta from Spokane
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food and service
    70isthenew50
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Pleasant setting...great food...welcoming staff...a wonderful place for our anniversary dinner. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Walla Walla's Greats
    James
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We make it to this restaurant everytime we visit Walla Walla (about 3 times a year). Usually a great evening of great food and wine selection with only one bump in the road over the years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some good but too many missteps
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Nice place, subdued lighting and low noise, and cool building history. We have been here before and looked forward to a special anniversary dinner. Service was mostly prompt, but kept waiting for the appetizer that never showed up. My wife's loin pork chop was nicely cooked and quite good (she shared). Biggest disappointment was the pasta with sweet corn and chanterelles, which should never have left the kitchen. It was way too hot and the pesto separated, causing the oil to drain and the now dry basil left clumped on top. The first couple bites tasted okay but the mushrooms were very hard and dried out. I just couldn't eat it. They comped that dish, but by then my appetite was gone. Too bad...
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  • Overall great night w/1 exception
    tenbeers67
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food was a 10. Our server was a 10. The exception was the time we had to wait to get our initial drink order. We ordered drinks and an appetizer at the same time. The appetizer was served prior to the drinks. We asked twice about the drinks. We completed our appetizer before we ever received our drink order. NOT GOOD. Our server did apologize and gave us a small glass of sparkling wine to make up for the bartenders' terrible service. As a footnote there were only 6 other people in the restaurant at the time we ordered/waited. It should not have taken over 20 minutes to get a simple mixed drink. Bartender gets a 0 for service. He cost the restaurant a 5 star rating across the board!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    WinoNH
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our meals were great and the wine selection was excellent, but service was not attentive for this level restaurant and food was overpriced. However, this is probably one of the best, if not the best, restaurant for 40 miles or more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Modern elegance
    Foodnut
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Whitehouse-Crawford has delicious food with excellent service. We were there on a Sunday night. It was busy but not hectic. I had the flat iron steak and my husband also had a beef dish. We split the twice baked chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream for dessert. I would go back again and order the same food it was that good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was luke-warm
    SadfaceVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were sadly disappointed by the temperature of our food. Our steaks arrived tepid, the accompanying potatoes were cool, and the overall flavor was severely diminished by the lack of warmth. Of all the places we dined in Walla Walla during our week-long stay, this was the least satisfying - and most expensive. Very sad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • How not to treat customers
    Papa
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a minor weight when we arrived but no ig deal. Order meal and 3 of 4 had to be sent back because over cooked. 1 person either had to eat while the other watched or let the food go cold. 2nd try meal better but first person now finished watching the others eat. No offer to compensate, not even a free desert. We won't go back
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Must Stop in Walla Walla
    Bill
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants in a small town with a surprisingly excellent restaurant scene. The restaurant is in an old planning mill which has been beautifully redone. My wife and I split the pork loin which was excellent.My only complaint is while the wine list was an extensive selection from local wineries, they were a bit over priced. Overall, I would recommend The Whitehouse-Crawford if you're in Walla Walla.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 10
    GRBI
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have been to Whitehouse Crawford several times before, with mixed results. Food and service was excellent with parties of 6 or less. On our recent visit on Friday, 9/12/14, we were excited to be at WHC with a group of friends after a wonderful meal last year with one other couple. We waited nearly an hour between the salad and entree courses, with no comment or interaction with the wait staff. While the food was flavorful and well presented, the food was room temperature at best. Disappointing...We will probably give it another chance based on previous experiences there.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The worst service ever!
    Frequenteater007
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our party of six were recommended to go to the Whitehouse Crawford and we made a reservation many days in advance. When we dined there we were ignored by the service staff and after finally ordering our food took over an hour to table. It was such a shame. I would never recommend this restaurant. If you are in Walla Walla downtown then eat at The Marcus Whitman or one of the great little places on MainStreet. Meg
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  • Fabulous meal
    LBG54
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The four of us took the booking on the advice of someone who had been there. I read the reviews. It exceeded the reviews and the rec. The meal and service were the best we had in Walla Walla. The menu, which changes regularly, had interesting choice that turned out great. It is well worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed!
    cacti1VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Architectural gem. Service was somewhat slow despite being a Monday night. Heirloom tomato salad was short on tomatoes (2 very thin slices under a bed of greens accompanied by 2 small grape tomatoes sliced in half). Calamari app was excellent--very fresh, lightly battered and the Thai dipping sauce was extremely tasty. Entrees were OK, nothing great. My flatiron steak was tender and tasty but could have had more spice. Wife's beef tenderloin was rather bland. Unfortunately, she had ordered the pork loin but server misunderstood and brought the beef. He offered to change it out but we were limited on time so she kept it. He made no adjustment to bill for the difference in price $39 vs. 29!!
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  • Don't go here
    lmmb
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This restaurant was recommended highly by hotel staff when asked for reservation ideas. Checked out their website and it looked historic, high end and what seemed perfect for a special occasion dinner (anniversary). We were really looking forward to it but were unfortunately highly disappointed. For an anniversary reservation we were closely seated between two other couple tables with my husband facing a blank wall. Our waiter was not qualified to be working at this restaurant nor knowledgeable about wine availability. Our wine and appetizer arrived three minutes before our entrees. Not only was it an uninviting atmosphere but the timing was so off on everything we couldn't wait to get out of there. Pasta was good, pork dish was not.
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  • FoodBear1
    1foodbear
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I was looking forward to an exceptional dinner and hadn't been back in over 4 years. Was SO very pleased that the delightful service, delicious menu and devine ambience were all still first class! The thin and crispy onion ring appetizer must be shared - but only w someone very special. The pork tenderloin was both tender and trim, but the chutney added just the right hint of fall to come. Most astonishing were the fresh vegetable medley in which each type of vegetable was cooked to that perfect level of snap and still cooked. The chocolate dessert added a perfect finale to my dinner. Cannot wait four years to return...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary
    ClementinesCackleberries
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We wanted to celebrate our 11th year anniversary at one of the restaurants that we supply our special chicken eggs to. We were very pleased with the crispy sweet onions, salmon, whole wheat fetticini, and the ice cream was to die for. Thanks for the great evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third Great Dinner
    dandjoly
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We visited for the third to.emid August 2014. Great tenderloin with delicious reduction. Great service and fantastic desert. Great experience!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    foodisfun
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Having been to Whitehouse Crawford SEVERAL times and having enjoyed ourselves each and every visit, we were sadly disappointed at our last visit. Where did you go, Whitehouse Crawford? Even though the appetizer menu hasn't changed and is still somewhat of a mystery, we would always find something to begin. But unfortunately, nothing sticks out any more! Same goes for the entree menu....and the prices for the quality and presentation just don't add up. The staff is always bubbly and accommodating but the food needs to catch up. If it weren't for one of the valley's best wine lists, you would have to wonder what makes anyone come back. Yes, the dining room is beautiful but the food has somehow diminished. Will be taking a break for awhile.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow Service
    Knute000
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Took 30 minutes to get our wine and bread. Excellant beef tenderoin ($39) but requested med/rare came medium and was only warm when served. At this price it should have been served immediately off the grill. Veggie fettuccine was so, so. Nothing to write home about. The best thing on the menu was their homemade carmel ice cream with salt topping. Somewhat simple menue so everything should be done to perfection. Unfortunately, this time the kitchen was off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu Challenged
    Eat2WellatHome
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We chose Whitehouse-Crawford for a birthday night out. We found the menu limited. We chose to sit in the bar, preferring to select from 'small dishes' available there in the early evening. There were no pescatarian options. The main menu listed only a salmon and pasta entrees - dishes we often have at home. The calamari appetizer and green salads were well prepared but portions seemed small. No bread was offered, our wine was served after the salads arrived. I had to ask for our bill to be adjusted to reflect the happy hour discount for the cocktail and wine ordered from the bar menu. The deserts were quite good. Setting is comfortable and quiet. Friends who eat meat find the food consistently well prepared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walla Walla Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is my third visit to Whitehouse Crawford when visiting the WA wine country. As usual, the experience was delectable. The food, service, and atmosphere makes this one of my favorites for dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    Birthday
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    everything was very good save the service which was outstanding...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Lovely Sensory Delight!
    gizmette
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dropped into a tastefully renovated lumber mill, the Whitehouse-Crawford was a sensory delight. With a careful remove from the historic elements, the space was designed toward simplicity so that both modern and timelessness formed a sympathetic marriage. With vaulted ceilings, paned glass, and polished floors (old floor joists turned on end and repurposed into the new floor), I anticipated a cacophony of loud voices and dissonant noise. The Whitehouse-Crawford, however, artfully managed the sound so that the space felt vibrant, yet not ear-splitting. Of course, the food was top-notch. Interesting and affordable wine, and novel sleight of hand with my salmon and my husband's hanger steak finished the evening as the perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Probably the Best in Walla Walla
    ThatsmystoryVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The restaurant is in an early 1900's saw mill that's been beautifully remade. It was very clean and quite during our visit. The food was cooked perfectly and was served with great eye appeal. There are elements of haute cuisine, but it's also down to earth. The prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Married35
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Attentive, but never intrusive, the staff is obviously well trained and precise in all the things they do. They are very helpful and knowledgeable about all the things their restaurant. They are focused on providing an excellent experience for their customers. Congratulations to them and to their management!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Buzz
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The Whitehouse-Crawford is an excellent restaurant, using local foods as much as possible. The service is good and the spot is historic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.