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Whitehouse-Crawford
Whitehouse-Crawford
  • Address:
    55 West Cherry Street
    Walla Walla, WA 99362
    Neighborhood:
    Walla Walla
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $50 and over

Whitehouse-Crawford Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.whitehousecrawford.com
  • Email: manager@whitehousecrawford.com
  • Phone: (509) 525-2222
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Northwest, Organic
  • 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 (509) 525-2222
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I spent the weekend with 2 other couples in Walla Walla. I had heard from friends as well as from reviews that the Whitehouse-Crawford was the place to eat in downtown Walla Walla. We all very much enjoyed the food, the service and being able to dine in such a cool old building. We split the check 3 ways and it was about $150 per couple including gratuity. Not really bad for this level of dining. Most small towns do not offer this type of dining experience. Love this place!! We plan to return on our next trip to Walla Walla. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "After a day of wine tasting, no better place to "un-wined" than Whitehouse-Crawford. Wide open atmosphere is just right, and the food is fantastic!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Our food and cocktails were lovely. Expect service to be leisurely--give yourself time to eat. My boyfriend and I started a wine weekend with a late Friday dinner here, and we loved every last bite."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Historical building/setting, history provided! Good food, great fried Walla Walla onion appetizer, good service, attentive staff. Lovely design/decorations. Quiet, comfortable in nice blue jeans!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant in an old brick building that has been redone. Great open air kitchen and the food was amazing as well as fantastic service."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We visit WW several times a year to taste and buy wine. With two nights to eat out, we vary our first choice and always choose Whitehouse for our other choice. Sometimes we are disappointed with other restaurants but, as impossible as it may seem, we have never had that experience at Whitehouse Crawford. This weekend the scallops topped with a thin crisp sweet potato cake and a dusting of roe was perfectly done. Others were equally pleased with the duck breast (with a wheat berry and kumquat side) and the beef cheek ragu. For a change, we sat at the chef's counter and enjoyed watching the show. If you don't want a full gourmet meal, they serve an amazing burger with onion rings."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Whitehouse-Crawford is a nice restaurant. But I'll never return. The food was good, but not amazing. The building is pretty incredible. But the service was a disaster. I have only once had service as bad as this at a restaurant as nice as this. That was in Paris. Congratulations, Whitehouse-Crawford, for picking up that European flair! Our waitress, Cherie, forgot our salad, desserts and one drink. I believe she quickly ordered the desserts when we reminded her of the missing drink. This meant that we waited easily 1/2 an hour for the desserts. My wife asked for the check and Cherie told us that the desserts were coming.... o_o There are many restaurants in this world worthy of dropping $100+ for two. Unfortunately, this one isn't."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is not our first meal at WHC, and our expectations were set pretty high from previous visits. Again, WHC did not dissapointed. The Duck paired with a Maison Bleue Grenache was very, very good. Really nice atmosphere, service was great and we again came away very satisfied!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I tried this restaurant for the first time and the inside is a very excellent atmosphere. We sat down and the waiter was extremely friendly, until we didn't order any wine. Then he acted as if we were low class and his service immediately went downhill from there. He was not friendly at all and made us feel second rate. The food was very good, nothing super special but worth the experience. The only thing I would change would be the service, and I'm sure the other staff is different than this guy. I would suggest it for any wine enthusiast however."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Walla Walla has not been the town of my childhood for sometime, probably since good winemaking started over 20 years ago. Everytime I return from New York to visit family, I make the pilgrimage to Whitehouse Crawford on the site of the old lumber yard of my youth. The food is always memorable and the service never disappoints. Last week was no exception. We had a superb family dinner for nine and nothing but raves from everyone visiting town from restaurant-havens such as Portland, San Francisco, and the California Central Coast Wine Country."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The setting is beautiful. The food was adequate. The service was extremely lacking. It was like they want to be an upscale restaurant, but miss the mark with the service. Very stand offish. Not personable and unaware of how to anticipate needs of the patron.s"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife and I sat at the bar and did a chef's tasting and pairing menu. It was by far the best meal I've had in years, and quite possibly the best meal I've had in the States. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for any occasion."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "If it weren't for the ambiance and a nice wine list, this place wouldn't have much separating it from a chain restaurant. The service started off poorly with our waiter leaving us with drink menus for about 15 minutes while he chatted it up with the hostess; I finally flagged him down and he lumbered over like we were troubling him. Service improved only slightly after that, mostly due to the other food runners who were attentive in bringing out appetizers and meals. Food was mediocre - good appetizers (pork belly steamed buns and onion crisps); the gnocchi was terrible - overcooked, mushy and flavorless. The ragu that was served over it was good, but.... Scallops were okay, not great. Overall, too $$$ for a C+ experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Whitehouse-Crawford is a must for anyone visiting Walla Walla. It's an eating adventure. There are always new flavors and combinations that you will find interesting."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "If it weren't hidden in southeastern Washington, this would be one of the most celebrated restaurants in the U.S."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "Wonderful locally sourced and delicious food. Been here several times when visiting Walla Wall"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Admittedly, we were dining on Whitman College's Family Weekend, so every table was filled and every server was zooming. We had a 5 pm reservation and received a phone call urging us to arrive on time, which we did. The restaurant doors were still locked at 5 pm, so we waited on the sidewalk with other patrons who had also received phone calls urging them to be prompt. Our meals were very very good. Our college sons especially enjoyed their grand burgers. The atmosphere of the restaurant is lovely. We probably will return on another occasion, but probably not on an event weekend."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Positives first - the décor and ambiance of the restaurant are exceptionally nice and service was attentive. Our negative impression started when we showed up at the door of the restaurant and it was locked. Our reservation was 5:00pm and at 4:56pm, we were still locked out in the cold rain. If you are not going to unlock your door until 5, the earliest reservation you should accept should be 5:15! The food was acceptable but ridiculously over-priced. Our daughter is vegetarian and the only apparently vegetarian item on the menu (risotto with vegetables) turned out to be made with chicken. The chef made her a veggie plate but it was greasy and not flavorful. Waste of money - would never go again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We just went for dessert, and it was spectacular. The staff was friendly and efficient. The creme brulee and twice baked chocolate cake were to die for. The atmosphere was warm and cozy. All in all, it was the perfect night cap to a thoroughly enjoyable birthday celebration."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We visit Walla Walla often, as our daughter attends college there. We always make a point of dining at Whitehouse-Crawford. We are never disappointed. The food is exquisite. The menu is rather small, but varied. My steak was cooked to perfection. My wife and daughter had a pasta dish which they both savored. The wine list is extensive with a wide price range, featuring the local wineries. the atmosphere is elegant. I recommend it highly."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "it...$275 for 4 and we had one of the least expensive red wines. Still if you have a special occasion (like we did celebrating our first grandchild-5 days old-with their parents) it is well worth it. The service and food was outstanding. We each had a different entrée, all excellent. My vegetarian daughter was very happy with her risotto. The salad where we spit two was one of the best I've ever had. We also split 2 desserts (very good) and 1 appetizer, small & expensive, but tasty. Most pleasing was the atmosphere taking a tiny baby, they were very accommodating. We also saw a young family (3 kids under 10) with their parents who did very well. In a big city you'd pay more than double for something just as good so go and enjoy."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Second consecutive time I eat there and experience poor service. Waiters do the absolute minimum required and display bad attitude. They also show very low initiative to help you choose a meal or find a table to your liking. The food was good but honestly not worth the time and money due to the overall employees."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We looked forward to visiting for the first time. We just moved to Walla Walla and brought out of town guests for a special occasion. While we would visit the restaurant again, we felt the service was average and the food slightly above average. When booking the reservation we were asked if it was a special occasion so we listed we were celebrating a big new job for our daughter. No one at the restaurant mentioned it or acted like they had reviewed our reservation. Hopefully our next experience will be a better one. We did love the setting and did have a great time visiting with our guests."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great food! Wine was too expensive at $108.00. Have had better wine for a lot cheaper. Small portions for the price but tasted excellent ! Will come back again."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great food, beautiful ambiance, impecable service."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Dining here was a pleasure, food was great, service was outstanding, portions were just right I would definitely recommend dining here. A little spendy, but well worth it."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We were not impressed with the menu. We ended just having a few appetizers, making it a tapas night."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I love dining at Whitehouse Crawford. The food and wine are excellent. This last time I ordered the 'prix fixe' menu (a salad, an entree and a dessert). I also ordered an extra vegetable. Unfortunately, the servings were so small, I was still hungry. I am not a big person but I am a hungry person. Perhaps this is a trend at the better restaurants in Walla Walla. I had a similar experience at The Marc."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Whitehouse-Crawford remains one of the truly original and elegant dining rooms of the Northwest. The Chef's simple and elegant approach to rustic food is always a pleasure. Ask for Cherie as your server. She's brilliant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The experience of dining here is worth every penny. The staff is always prepared to help everyone enjoy every moment. No dining issue will derail one from leaving with a smile."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "I love the atmosphere. The food is some of the best in Washington State. The beef is always outstanding. I have food allergies and the kitchen can always accommodate me."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We really enjoyed taking our adult son to Whitehouse-Crawford for a bit of Christmas cheer. He lives in Denver, and has been giving us gift cerificates to W-C over the years and this was his first opportunity to dine there. We all enjoyed the traditional basket of onion "strings" and the meatball appetizer was delish. My husband said the lamb curry was "first rate" and my son loved his burger. The berry sorbet was lick-the-plate clean wonderful. The staff, as always, was attentive but not intrusive. Whitehouse-Crawford is the perfect spot for special occasion dining."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "My dinner companion (who is critical of restaurants to say the least) and I dined at Whitehouse Crawford on Friday night. Our meal from beginning to end was outstanding. Cocktail, wine, salad, main course and dessert - all above average. A great experience."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "This was my first time at the Whitehouse-Crawford. Service was horrible. Waited 15 minutes for my drink order. One hour for dinner. Manager was not apologetic. I expected the bar bill and/or the $50 bottle of wine to be removed from bill. I will not go back nor will I recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We went over for Winter barrel tasting and had a great dinner."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I have no idea who our server was because she didn't greet us with anything personal. While the restaurant is quite fancy in regards to some of the things it does, we missed the personalization that comes from the competing restaurants at this price point. The servers and help were omnipresent and the limited menu delivered delicious fare, by the time she checked back with us, to mention the lobster was overcooked and the fish was a bit mushy was too late. We've visited Walla Walla for 13 years--we have many optiowe ns; this won't be one of them again."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We were looking forward to dining here as we'd been before. This time was different. The four of us had to wait 30 minutes for our table despite having a reservation. We were offered a drink to make up for it, but it ended up on our bill. We had the impression it was complementary. The pasta dish was really bad. No spices. Bland. The steaks were alright, but not worth the price. Service was subpar. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/16/2013