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Lighthouse Bar & Grill, Bellingham, WA

Lighthouse Bar & Grill

4.5
4.5
346 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Easter Buffet, March 31st from 8 am to 2 pm. Reservations required. 360-392-3200.

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

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 3:00 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

What 346 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Washington

    Best Ambiance

  • Northwest Washington

    Good for business meals

  • Northwest Washington

    Good for groups

  • Northwest Washington

    Healthy

  • Northwest Washington

    Great for fine wines

  • Northwest Washington

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northwest Washington

    Romantic

  • Northwest Washington

    Good for special occasions

  • Northwest Washington

    Lively

346 Reviews
  1. LarryW

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner date to celebrate our anniversary was absolutely perfect. Our server, Maureen, was delightful. The food was excellently prepared and presented. We were neither rushed nor ignored. The setting is truly Northwest style at its best.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dining venue,extraordinary bay view. Both my sister & I, traveling up from So Cal, appreciated the wonderful meal and relaxing setting. Waiter could not have been nicer.

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  3. Queen

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful dining experience. The hostess and server Rachel was awesome and so kind. The food was exquisite and then joining live, an amazing dinner experience!

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  4. DShare

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scenic, quiet dining. Waitstaff are very knowledgeable and service is spot on. The food is a terrific marriage of local sourcing and creative recipes.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef and the service staff made Valentine's Day an extra delicious and special dining experience. The wine pairings were very good. Great job!

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  6. BoboRadioactiveMoonPuppy

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    pricey for a 5 course valentine dinner but worth it for the experience. Great Wagu Beef. The service was almost perfect. Attention to smaller details like plating and polishing could have been better. Otherwise a wonderful experience.

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  7. BrooklynA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was done very well, unique,inspired with minor critiques, waiter was very attentive and informed. Overall a great experience

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  8. Mark

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Date night with the wife and we both loved it, service/food were amazing, and the view was beautiful. Definitely going back

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  9. PatriciaA

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place and ambiance were perfect, very nice. But the food was not that great, maybe it was our choices of meal. I got the 7oz filet mignon (med well), but it was missing some flavor a little bit dry. My boyfriend ordered the rack of lamb, he said it was also missing flavor. I had been there before, I had the crab cakes and clam chowder and they were excellent. That was the reason I went back. We were celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday. The drinks were perfect, we had a oaxacan old fashion; it was delicious.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. It was almost as if we had the place to ourselves - we did. We were the only customers - it was a Sunday night, so understandable. Seemed that a lot of the food had a preponderance of vinegar added - almost overpowering.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Adam was our server in the dining room and he was wonderful. Attentive and gave great reccomendations. Dinner was lovely and we would go back. Steven in the bar was also wonderful! We really enjoyed talking with him and we will definitely be back

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  12. BruceM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a nice restaurant but too expensive. They should offer bread as a free offering.

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  13. BrigettaJ

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We just went here on New Year’s Eve to celebrate our 22nd anniversary. When I made the res on Open table I included special requests in my comments. I also called about 2 days ahead of time and spoke with the restaurant staff requesting a special table for our special day. When we got there for our 5:45 res, even though I had let them know our preferences ahead I time AND we were guests in the hotel paying top dollar for our room for the holiday weekend, we were shown to a table in a dreary room adjacent to the main dining room or a sauna table right in front of a fireplace as our only 2 options. None of our preferences were honored and we did not feel special at all. The manager made us feel like we had to beg and accept the second rate options they gave us because it was going to be a busy holiday dinner and no other tables were available. So, we took the sauna table and started into the ordering process when the manager showed us to a booth consistent with our stated preferences after all. Service was slow and disorganized, food was ill conceived, just okay, served too cold and easily the most expensive in all of Bellingham. Although the waterfront location, views and ambiance were nice, my husband and I agree, we won’t be returning to the Lighthouse Cafe for any day in the future.

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  14. PATJ

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very expensive for the small portions. Nice place. Nice waitress. But food was mediocre

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  15. PatriciaW

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was fine, food was, unfortunately, lousy.

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  16. EricP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was superb! She knew the menu and was always available. The atmosphere was excellent! It's beautifully done and comfortable. Yeah, I'd go back. In a heartbeat.

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  17. LYNDAJ

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    just a great place for a special dinner or anytime for that matter. Always a treat.

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  18. TravelGirl65

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seeking a quiet, elegant Christmas Eve dinner experience and found that at the Lighthouse Bar & Grill. The special menu for Christmas Eve was well curated and had just enough interesting choices to satisfy everyone. We had the beet salad and crab cakes for an appetizer then the Columbia River Sturgeon and filet mignon for dinner - both excellent! The ambiance was quiet, but festive, and just what we were looking for. Thank you!

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  19. JohnJ

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent venue for a special dinner. Beautiful views and great food.

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  20. Ironmonarch

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy a trip to the Grill. Great menu currently.

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  21. CindyA

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ecxellent food and our server was excellent. Burger was as promised - the best in town.

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  22. IMHO

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Place is nice, food disappointing. Everything sounded great but was extremely lacking any flavor, crab cake eggs Benedict, hamburger, salad, and dip sandwich all just so, so. Wouldn't go back.

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  23. DavidU

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing and only bested by the awesome service. We love coming to this restaurant when we stay at the Inn.

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  24. LindsayB

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Rack of lamb was delicious! Our waiter was great:-)

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  25. DPoninLA

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We chose to sit at the middle booth and didn't realize there was no light and we were sitting in the dark although the wait staff tried to accommodate us with a lantern that went out and we asked for extra candles and that helped. The waitress (5 stars for her) was excellent and kept us warm and shed light through her humor and patient understanding on how we felt, and the waiter who brought us our drinks was very upbeat too--we like that!

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  26. sydelled

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wide variety to choose from. Elegant setting. Creative menu.

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  27. Anne

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, ambience and outstanding service by Adam!

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  28. MikeB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sheppard pie. Not served often enough and it was smashing. Excellent staff very enjoyable evening.

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  29. SteveL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best rack of lamb ever! Also my wife thought that filet was great. Kale not so good.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our 2nd time at the restaurant. We drove nearly 2 hours just for lunch and would definitely do it again. The food is amazing, the staff are on point and the view is spectacular. I highly recommend it.

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  31. JaneR

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service! Romantic atmosphere. Asked to be seated away from one very loud kid and wait staff very accomodating. Excellent food. Surely will return.

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  32. LauraF

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Steak was over cooked and veggies were cold. Salmon skin was burned and some artichoke leaves too tough to eat. We will not return to your restaurant. Paid way too much for crummy food.

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  33. Syrah

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The salmon and the burger were good but the view was spectacular.

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  34. jeffsc

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is overpriced. We thought it would be a little nicer. We made our reservation for 7pm. Someone from the restaurant called and said our table might not be ready at 7pm. No problem I said, we are ok waiting a few minutes. Come to find out, our table had a reservation right before us at 6:45pm. 15 minutes before ours. They said the other people had not checked in, but were still holding their table. This lasted over twenty minutes. The host suggested we find another restaurant. Could book anywhere else because we already had a reservation with them. All not great service, and we were staying at the hotel. Finally, they found us a table. Skip this restaurant.

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  35. RachelA

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating my husband’s birthday and the food was delicious. Thank you to the Belwether staff for always making our experience memorable!

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  36. Rebeka

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. Our server Adam was friendly, knowledgeable and timely. Atmosphere was very quiet. We came during sunset and sat by the window, it was lovely.

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  37. BenB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very bare minimum. I noticed other servers were a little more attentive and all told the specials or had a quick word asking about their adventures. Our server never told us the specials and was very cold.

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  38. JackieC

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to stay at the Bellwether and dine at the Lighthouse. For some reason our lunch was not as spectacular as usual. Burger that was supposed to be medium rare was well done. The roasted cauliflower was bland. We still enjoyed our time there, the staff is amazing.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waited a half hour for drinks. Pork chop was cold. Forgot salmon on the salad. The waiter was nice and did a good job but overall tough night. Won’t be coming back.

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  40. Sean

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A must go-to if you’re staying at the Bellwether hotel. Amazing view and such a great place to eat outside on the patio on a hot summer day.

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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 346 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lighthouse Bar & Grill

1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Roeder Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Bellingham
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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