Lighthouse Bar & Grill

4.5
74 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 74 people are saying
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Jeepinjoel
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my wife ~ with our 2 adult kids. Great service, food was amazing, view was gorgeous. We would definitely dine here again. Clam chowder was probably the best I’ve ever had. Great dining experience.

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Flounder
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall! Had Mother’s Day breakfast; food and service were superb. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the quality food, the atmosphere and the table they arranged for our dinner was nice, we liked the live piano play, the service was also amazing and professional, all of our guests really enjoyed it. A classic place to eat for a good event and we all love.

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My23
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There was a great view of the sunset and the bay, the waitress and hostess were both very friendly and attentive, and food was served promptly with careful attention to the time it took to finish each dish. My only complaint would be that the food wasn’t as good as you’d expect from the prices, but it was still good!

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FrankieH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Upscale hotel with cozy-chic interiors. Beautiful views from the dining room and good ambience on the quieter side allowing for table conversation without yelling. Food was very good overall. The crab devilled egg start was nicely styled and tasty as was the clam chowder. The endive salad was a little off, too acidic and not enough sweetness and would be much improved with glazed nuts instead of roasted or addition of fruit/sugar to the dressing. The halibut was cooked perfectly as were the accompanying fingerling potatoes but the leeks had a little too much vinegar. The fruit tart was beautiful with perfect light, crispy crust and just the right sweetness. Our cocktails were also very well done -- must try the Elder Sour gin & tonic.
Our server, Adam, was polite and attentive and knowledgeable about the food and beverage offerings -- friendly but not loquacious.
We recently moved to Bellingham after living in several larger cities, some known for their restaurants, and were pleasantly surprised to find a spot like this in Bellingham. We will return.

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EllaT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team went over and far beyond considering covid restrictions had us outside in the rain (covered of course) it was a wonderful time for my little family

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It’s was okay but it’s was a bit more expensive than it was worth. A regular burger with just cheese and sauce on it costed me $19. A little outrageous. Great view and service though.

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Alys
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the perfect table next to the windows overlooking the harbor. Tables were spaced quite far apart so I felt very safe. We had a lovely evening and plan to come back.

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FAbit
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first time here. Great venue. Wonderful staff. We will be back...

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HilbrantTy
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never tasted better food and the views were perfect!
The service was amazing and even got a free dessert because we were celebrating our anniversary. Price was worth it for the quality of the food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter here for a birthday meal. Service and good were great. Had a very enjoyable time.

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CourtneyC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

the appetizer was good and the desserts and drinks but the steak was overcooked and not the most flavorful, which is weird because it use to be really good.

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PattiN
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an early reservation & watched the sun set. Our table was tucked away so had some privacy. Very good experience. We will return.

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vipLoriB
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Honestly, I was disappointed for many reasons - I had looked at the menu and pictures prior to going, to make sure I would like the food. I was looking VERY forward to the seafood risotto, which was no longer on the menu. Apparently the new chef had changed almost all the items on the menu and shortened the menu and there was not much I could eat. Being allergic to mushrooms, many dishes were out. Thankfully my husband agreed to share the prime rib with me (its a dish for 2) and it was excellent but I won't be back since that was literally the only thing I could order and its not my husbands first choice. None of the seafood meals that looked amazing were on the menu anymore. Even the desserts were changed. No more cheese cake or creme' brûlée- we were disappointed. Not sure I would recommend this but I will pick yes- if people can eat mushrooms they may enjoy it.

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MelindaS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect day food was good felt safe. The atmosphere was beautiful.

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Surakhq
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, nice view, food is great, service is awesome

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Edgardc
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time.
We showed up on time, and were seated promptly. Our server was very friendly, knowledgeable about food and drinks. Will definitively go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food is priced at fine dining prices, but not fine dining quality. Toasted baguette was burnt, entrees we’re pretty flavorless. Food came too quickly and we felt rushed through our meal, not the romantic anniversary dinner we were hoping for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Service was warm and friendly. The restaurant felt safe and welcoming. Portions were underwhelming, but expected.
We were most disappointed with the filet mignon. We ordered two at our table, both medium rare, and both dishes were very disappointingly over cooked. Both were tough and burnt to a crisp on the edges. Did not feel we got our $84 dollars worth of steak. That being said we have had incredible steak here in the past- some of the best ever, tonight was just a disappointment.

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AliciaL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked on OpenTable, arrived on time & got seated right away. Great views of boats & kites. Service was good & food was delish! Glad we dined here against the other seafood contenders in the area.

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Luvpets
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with an old friend and hadn’t been to the LB I just seldom eat out.

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George
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was just fine, there could have been an awning to block the direct sun

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had the shrimp plate. Shrimp was good, fish and rice good. Broc wasn't very good, seasoned well, but too charred. Overall expected more for $40 a plate.
Had the cobbler and ice cream, ice cream was amazing! Cobbler was warmed up frozen fruit under cobbler crust. Not very good fruit...

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ReneeB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The filet mignon was the most exquisite l have ever tasted, bar-none. Our 30th wedding anniversary dinner did not disappoint.

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vipEricS
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice and relaxing

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CurtisD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal

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Marthaeats
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went to celebrate my birthday. I enjoyed the choices of summery gin and tonic drinks. I tried the first one on the menu with the elderflower and grapefruit garnish. I did like my house salad with the smoked blue cheese salad dressing. I would have liked another seafood choice for the main entree. I would have also liked something special to acknowledge my birthday, that information was shared when I made my reservation.

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DennisP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seasoning on the gazpacho soup and king salmon plus Quinoa plate was delicate and preparation was excellent. Thank you chef

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Dadbod
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Their menu has very little to eat if you are a vegetarian. We had to ask for a chicken quinoa meal without the chicken in order to not result in ordering salads. It’s a shame too since Bellingham is a very friendly vegetarian town.

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louiegourmet
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience at Lighthouse. We did experience some service issue with the timing of how our starters and entrees were delivered. All were delivered at the same time, instead of staggered. However, the server did understand the concern and did provide complimentary desserts.

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TammyH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a fabulous night on the deck of this restaurant, celebrating our anniversary. Got a great pinot at a stellar price to go with our seafood risotto, to die for chowder and tasty salad. Will come again when I am next in town!

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AudreyL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. The view was outstanding.

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JasonD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had reservations for 6PM. By 630 we hadn’t even got our drinks yet but,everyone seated around us after we had been seated had already gotten their drinks and had also placed their food or so we got up and walked out.

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Birthday
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing and excellent service/food!!

Lighthouse Bar & Grill
Responded on August 13, 2020

Thanks for the glowing review! Hope to see you again soon.

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hansl
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service, even with the limited covid 19 menu. A nice place to go for dinner.

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ShawnC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We love eating here and have several times.
Food is always good. Service was slow for not being busy. However enjoyable
We received the wrong drink, but it was a good mistake we enjoyed
It was my wife’s birthday which we put in the reservation but obviously it was not acknowledged as we’ve come to expect when scheduling such things. This was disappointing.
We asked for water view which we got, but it was the smallest and furthest from the water. We figure others who came in after us did not have reservations and got better seating. So in essence food was great.. service was so so and the experience was so so

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TammraL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I ordered the seafood salad. I have had it twice in the past few months. It is a good salad but price is a bit high. Went ahead and order it again anyway because of getting the three prawns and salmon. This time I only received two prawns. Asked server and she said that they had recently changed it to two. For $28 you should go back to the three prawns. Way overpriced for a salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice outdoor dining. Service was a little slow & it is pricey, but good.

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LeslieB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We decided to eat out for our 30th anniversary, but only if we could sit outside. It was a bit breezy but beautiful view, and relatively quiet. Plenty of distance between tables. Food was mediocre for the price. Great service. Felt safe.

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CarleyM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredibly wonderful time we had! We were celebrating our 4th year together, and this was the perfect place. The food was delicious & our server was very kind. We will definitely be back!

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 74 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.