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Lighthouse Bar & Grill, Bellingham, WA
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Lighthouse Bar & Grill

4.5
4.5
251 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Special Holiday Events! (go to www.hotelbellwether.com to view menus) | Christmas Eve Dinner (4 to 9 pm) | Christmas Day Buffet (11 am to 7 pm - Call 360.392.3100 to make reservation) |NYE Dinner (4 pm to 9:30 pm)

Lighthouse Bar & Grill presents innovative and creative Northwest cuisine served in an unmatched waterside location with panoramic views of Bellingham Bay and the islands. Our menus reflect a blend of old world French and new age Northwest cuisine, and change seasonally to take full advantage of the abundant local, fresh food offerings. Our chefs work with local farmers and fishermen to obtain the freshest local seafood, vegetables, and meats that are seasonally available.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (360) 392-3200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Scott Emerick

  • Neighborhood

    Bellingham

  • Cross street

    Roeder Avenue

  • Parking details

    Hotel Bellwether offers private parking for Hotel Guests adjacent to free public parking in the underground parking garage. Limited public parking is also provided by the Port of Bellingham just outside the entrance to Hotel Bellwether. For directions please call 360-392-3100

  • Public transit

    The closest public transit stop is on Dupont St. Private transportation can be arranged through Whatcom Transportation Authority.

  • Entertainment

    Local musicians play every Friday and Saturday night from 6pm-8pm. Music events paired with special Holiday menus.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 251 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Washington

    Best Overall

  • Northwest Washington

    Best Food

  • Northwest Washington

    Best Service

  • Northwest Washington

    Best Ambiance

  • Northwest Washington

    Innovative

  • Northwest Washington

    Romantic

  • Northwest Washington

    Great for scenic views

  • Northwest Washington

    Good for special occasions

  • Northwest Washington

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. Didn’t have a vegan dessert for my partner’s bday so they comped up an appy. Very classy.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    They were out of a lot of menu items like crab cakes, gnocchi, etc. so we all got a fish and chips. It was fine, but we were hoping for a better, more unique food experience. Service was great.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food has generally been good but not great. The service has been very good however for New Years Eve we were placed at a table with very bright lighting while the other 8 tables in the room had nice ambient light, it was uncomfortable.
  4. E

    Evan

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was full of flavours, delicate and complex. The execution and plating was first class. Our server was delightful and efficient. Overall one of the best experiences I have had in a long time
  5. MG

    MarkG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice touch with the veggie dishes. Creative with great eye appeal.
  6. RH

    RyanH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I ordered Sea Food Paella “$42”, it was over cooked and had to cut my 2 shrimp with a knife. Rice was over done and soggy. Had about a tsp worth of sausage and had 4 muscles that was probably the only thing that wasn't over done. Wife had fish and chips, fish breading was doughy and only had about half of a cup worth of fries. And don't forget the tablespoon of coleslaw!
  7. L

    Love2travel

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. New chef, new management, excellent servers have done a great job on improving the food and service. Very expensive but so we’ll worth it.
  8. DW

    DeeW

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    When we were seated we were told by the hostess she didn't know who our server was but someone would help us......it took forever for someone to take our drink order and at least another 15 minutes for a waiter to show up. The food arrived 30 minutes later......the slider buns were so soggy they couldn't be eaten. Pickles on them looked like someone had taken a bite out of the middle of them. Three people had the fish and they said it tasted off. While there were people working there we were ignored. No one ever asked how our food was, if we needed anything or if we wanted our drinks refreshed. The waiter finally showed up again 20 minutes after we were all done eating with a single bill for four people. He never asked if we wanted separate checks nor did he clear anything off the table. One of us finally left the table asked the hostess for separate checks. Our table was still full of dirty dishes when we left. There were only about four tables with diners at them the whole time we were there.
  9. DH

    DanH

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice setting, comfortable restaurant. Had the pork chop. Very tasty. Nice glass of Owen Roe merlot. My friend had the clam chowder as a starter and said it was excellent. I had the garden salad and it was very good. Service was attentive.
  10. J

    Jonl

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It was my daughter’s Birthday, and she wanted to goto the Bellwether for her 10th. The service was very good and the view and Ambiance was great. My daughter had a $45 dollar piece of salmon that while surrounded by fancy sauces was not that great. The stuffed cashew cauliflower my wife had was good and Caesar salad, The Clam chowder was good and portion reasonable. The fish and chips was average. My burger was also average, but I thought the farmers market salad was very good.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Very beautiful view and very quiet! Service was friendly and good. Food not great. We were expecting it to be better than it was. Undercooked calamari for appetizer and my main dish tenderloin was not fresh and tasted as though it was warmed up in microwave! They did give us a discount . Went for a nice walk after lunch and enjoyed the scenery
  12. JC

    JennyC

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful view, good food, drinks and a great ambience.
  13. M

    Mixly

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch with friends who all need a quiet place to talk due to hearing challenges. Surprised there were not many others to enjoy the view of the bay on a windy day. Everything was great in a beautiful setting. We couldn’t have found a better place with menu variety and great service and good food. We got a bit confused navigating from the parking garage to the elevator because I saw daylight at an exit, thought it was close to the main entry and ended up in a dead end so we had to retrace our steps and follow the signs for the elevator. I have been here many times before but not always parked in the garage.
  14. C

    Choman

    Seattle

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Food was C+ at best. If you like Scallops, they are very good. If you like steak eat elsewhere.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Lighthouse and especially Maureen our waitstaff!! She's the best!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd time visiting. The Lighthouse did not disappoint. The food was amazing! This place is comfortable, great views, friendly staff, I think it is my new favorite restaurant!
  17. S

    Spock

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around!!!
  18. P

    Pat9

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great staff, beautiful views, and wonderful meal.
  19. DC

    DaveC

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food and great views. We will be back!
  20. MF

    MattF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views! Good service and well prepared food. A little on the pricey side.
  21. SB

    SteveB

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Three of us all had different entrees, appetizers and ended with desert. All were excellent. The location and ambiance is hard to beat.
  22. LG

    LynneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a family gathering to celebrate a milestone birthday. We had a lovely and relaxed dinner. There was something on the menu for everyone. The food was well prepared and delicious. The waiter was very attentive. The restaurant was not extremely busy and we enjoyed the live piano music coming from the bar next door. The evening was very enjoyable and memorable. Great location to celebrate a special occasion!
  23. BB

    BruceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Krystal and Angela were awesome. The food was great. They accommodated me with Gluten free options.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful in every way! 5 stars!
  25. J

    Jam3

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Halibut meal and drinks were excellent. Recommendations on wine with meal from the chef would be a plus.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I had dinner for her birthday. All of our food was beyond delicious. On the higher price end but worth every penny if you appreciate best quality, creativity and freshness. The setting on the bay, the views and sunset was truly a Bellingham experience and we loved Maureen our server!
  27. KA

    KATHYN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very beautiful, waitress was awesome, but the fish was overcooked, still tasty though.
  28. KD

    KarenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was quality, and was served at around the same time, considering we had breakfast and lunch orders. The server and hostess were very professional. We had a small group that needed to catch up, and they knew just when to check on us. And we never felt rushed. A good time for us 5 friends.
  29. BB

    BrittanyB

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    A nice place to have dinner if your staying at the hotel. Very friendly staff and the atmosphere is nice.
  30. a

    alamedapeacenik

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's was our first time eating at the Lighthouse Bar & Grill. We had a gift card from our realtor who helped us find our retirement home in Ferndale. We just moved here 2 months ago. So this was the first time at the Lighthouse and it was wonderful. We went for a late lunch at 2:30 PM. Had a wonderful number of items to select from. Baked oysters where my favorite! Would go back just for that!!
  31. JP

    JamesP

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and nice water view.
  32. DC

    DanielC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing. She was very attentive and really knew the menu. She was able to describe any dishes we were contemplating. All the staff were kind and courteous. We will definitely go back again.
  33. S

    Steve

    Vancouver

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful cocktails and lovely dinner. A pleasure to dine here.
  34. G

    Greg

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great place to spend our 11th wedding anniversary.
  35. EC

    ElizabethC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Very slow to help at host stand and wait staff. Never came back to check on us. I would never come back if not for the view to be honest.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible service. We weren’t seated right away even with a reservation. After being seated (several walks ins were seated before us) no one checked on us for 40 minutes. We were given water and menus but never managed to place a food order. Plenty of others seated were served after us with orders placed. We ended up walking out. Don’t go here. I read several reviews after the fact with plenty of others with similar experiences. Go somewhere else if you want to be treated with dignity and respect
  37. G

    Grammy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect setting and watching the regatta and foot races was a wonderful bonus!
  38. l

    leftjava

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Overcooked meat, Nice beer selection, just seemed to be off the mark in flavorings, The service was kind and polite, but forgetful. First time I went food was excellent, this time not so much. Portions were gourmet, but not the seasonings
  39. LN

    LNreview

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    One of the best, if not the best restaurant in Bellingham. Menu is not large but the food is excellent and the service is always good.
  40. BL

    BeLinda

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was well presented, but slightly overpriced. Filet had some gristle. Portions were not large.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lighthouse Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 392-3200.

Lighthouse Bar & Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 251 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Lighthouse Bar & Grill

1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Roeder Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Bellingham

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Bellwether offers private parking for Hotel Guests adjacent to free public parking in the underground parking garage. Limited public parking is also provided by the Port of Bellingham just outside the entrance to Hotel Bellwether. For directions please call 360-392-3100

  • Public transit

    The closest public transit stop is on Dupont St. Private transportation can be arranged through Whatcom Transportation Authority.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Scott Emerick

  • Entertainment

    Local musicians play every Friday and Saturday night from 6pm-8pm. Music events paired with special Holiday menus.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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