About 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.

55 West Cherry Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Northwest, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

Cross Street:
2nd Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(509) 525-2222

Website:
http://www.whitehousecrawford.com/

Parking Details:
Convenient on-street parking is available on Cherry Street.

Executive Chef:
Jamie Guerin

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:
Meghan Cantrell: (509) 525-2222

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Whitehouse-Crawford Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (45)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Fit for Foodies (37)
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Creative Cuisine (37)
Local Ingredients (37)
Good for a Date (36)
Notable Wine List (33)
Romantic (28)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Worth the Drive (18)
Bar Seating (15)
Business Meals (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Authentic (10)
Fun (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Seasonal (9)
People Watching (6)
Casual (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Cozy (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had an excellent vegetarian “greens taco”. I can’t beginner to describe how much I loved it!! My husband had the salmon....excellent! We love the atmosphere here; they were very busy but accommodating when the fourth person in our party was a little late for our reservation.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Knowing absolutely nothing about Walla Walla I randomly chose this place on a vacation. Was absolutely wonderful and we would totally come back again

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband and I went to WHC for dinner to celebrate a special day. I was very satisfied with the service; our waiter was extremely attentive and very polite. This was our second visit. My husband loves the ambiance.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We usually go to WHC for special events as it is a bit spendy. After reading the reviews, I had to try the Japanese Chicken. It was very good. My wife had the tenderloin and it was excellent!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Loved the service, food and atmosphere. A perfect place to celebrate our 28th Anniversary. Thanks to the chefs who work so hard to make delicious food! The Manager and our server, Rex, we’re especially friendly and helpful. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The waitress we had was outstanding and the food, well try for yourself. You will not leave dissatisfied .

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Ate at the lovely little bar. Great bartender! Pumpkin soup one the best soups in a very long time. Other courses excellent. This restaurant keeps on getting better and better.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Sitting at the Chef’s counter was a unique experience in that we observed the food prep team in action. Great care went into each and every plate. Friendly staff, great character former wood mill environment. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We went for our anniversary and we were disappointed. The staff seemed poorly trained. The tuna was so overdone it was mostly inedible. Our cheese plate was frigid and warmed up just to time to be whisked away by the waitress before we finished it. This restaurant looks like it should be classy and delicious but it missed the mark on both of those. We witnessed another customer chewing out the manager over poor service. Our meal was overpriced and we can't recommend this to anyone.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This was my third visit to Whitehouse-Crawford and each time the service was great, food was delicious and the ambiance was warm and inviting. Convenient location and superior wine list.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The ambiance is nice, and the history of the building is fascinating. Other plusses: The fried sweet onion appetizer was delicious, and the cocktails were quite good. Unfortunately, our entrees were just so-so, especially considering the prices. The pork chop was overcooked and unremarkable. The Japanese fried chicken was pretty tasty, but it's fried chicken. Hard to mess that up, and available for much cheaper elsewhere.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Crystal is lovely and made the evening flow without a hitch. One thing I found odd was that most of the appetizers have an asian flair yet that isn't the style of the restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food is always great all the times we have visited Whitehouse-Crawford. The basket of fried onions are a favorite for starters. We enjoy the meals we have ordered and will continue to return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Onion rings were amazing. Japanese style fried chicken also really good and my husband had the filet and was very happy with the prep. Got the twice baked chocolate for dessert. Crazy great combo of textures and flavors

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was wonderful! The dining area is big and open, great spots for parties and (amazingly) not noisy and easily still feels intimate.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is usually our go to spot in Walla Walla, but menu changes and service quality have both gone downhill. Will probably not be returning the next time we are in Walla a Walla. For the price point, I expect better quality.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

When in the region, fine dining is part of the wine and dine experience.
We had high hopes, and the setting, ambience and service is very good and compares to good restaurant in big cities. Unfortunately the food was very poor. Starters were good, and original using regional products like onions, salads, etc. The main courses were also nicely presented but the pork chop was dry and bland, the chicken over cooked and dry, and the wagyu beef over cooked (well done, but requested medium rare). This really put a damper on the evening. Further more the service, while, good, was clearly rushed, to get the second seating for the evening in. We will not go back. I assume enough people pass through for the "once in a blue moon wine thing" and hence such experience may not affect their business.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

WE HAD EATEN AT THIS RESTAURANT ON A PREVIOUS VISIT TO WALLA WALLA. SO OUR IMPRESSION GOING IN WAS VERY GOOD. UNFORTUNATELY ON THIS EVENING WE WERE VERY STUNNED AND DISAPPOINTED IN OUR DINING EXPERIANCE. TO START, OUR APPETIZER AND SALADS WERE VERY GOOD. HOWEVER, SERVICE WAS VERY SLOW AND ERRATIC. IT SEEMED THE RESTAURANT WAS SHORT STAFFED. OUR MAIN ENTREES WERE A TOTAL DISASTER. MY WIFE ORDERED SALMON. AFTER OVER 30 MINUTES FROM FINISHING MY SALAD THE MANAGER LET US KNOW THAT THEY WERE OUT OF SALMON AND WANTED TO SUBSTITUTE HER FISH WITH AHI TUNA. FINE. THEN WE SAT AND WAITED. AFTER GETTING OUR SERVERS ATTENTION TO ORDER ANOTHER GLASS OF WINE EACH WE ACTUALLY FINISHED THAT SECOND GLASS BEFORE OUR ENTREES ARRIVED AND WE WERE JUST SIPPING! WHEN OUR ENTREES FINALLY WERE DELIVERED MY FOOD WAS COLD. THE LAMB WAS TOUGH AND DRY AS MY MEAL WAS OBVIOUSLY PREPARED WELL IN ADVANCE OF BEING TOLD THEY WERE OUT OF SALMON FOR MY WIFE'S MEAL. THEY SLATHERED SAUCES ON THE LAMB TO COVER THEIR MISTAKE. MY WIFE'S AHI TUNA WAS OVER-COOKED AND PREPARED AS YOU MIGHT PREPARE THE SALMON DINNER. AS STATED WE WERE JUST STUNNED. OUR SERVER APPROACHED OUR TABLE SEVERAL MINUTES AFTER THE FOOD ARRIVED AND ASKED HOW THINGS WERE GOING. I SUGGESTED THAT MY MEAL WAS COLD AND NOT VERY GOOD. HE DID MENTION THAT THEY COULD REMAKE MY MEAL BUT BY THAT TIME IT WAS GETTING LATE AS WE HAD ALREADY BEEN AT THE RESTAURANT FOR OVER 2 HOURS. WE JUST DIDN'T HAVE THE TIME. WE WILL BE VERY RELUCTANT TO RETURN TO THIS RESTAURANT ON FUTURE TRIPS TO WALLA WALLA, WA.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food was good, as was the service. Very friendly and helpful group.

Only downside are the wine prices. Very expensive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

I reserved a table here for our anniversary. We were both looking forward to this dining experience as I hadn't been there in years and she had never been. Let me start by saying that the service was top notch. That being said, my pregnant wife ordered an Asian fried chicken dish that was served raw inside, not once, but twice. They were very good about removing it from the bill and offering free drinks and desserts, however, we will not be returning to this establishment.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We've eaten at Whitehouse-Crawford several times. This last meal and service was the best we've had. Our last experience was not great, but this time they redeemed themselves. From the pacing of the meal to the quality of the food, all top notch. This is the most unique and special event dining in Walla Walla. We will return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was good but overpriced

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and prompt, courteous service. Good value for the price. We had the waigu (sp?) beef which was amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I have to say that the food experience on our last visit wasn't quite in the same league as it had been on previous visits (the last one about a couple of years ago). It started with the menu, which seems to have shrunk in size and, more obviously, ambition. The starters (squash blossom soup, tomato-melon salad) were very good, but the entrees weren't on the same level. While the ingredients were all top notch, the supposedly medium rare salmon was essentially sashimi with a sear on it; fortunately, we like sashimi... but the kitchen clearly dropped the ball here. The lamb chops, also supposed to be medium rare, were also very rare, and the dish was lukewarm by the time it hit the table. A friend who joined us later ordered the chicken, and it looked like it came with the same or very similar side of (admittedly expertly cooked) run-of-the-mill vegetables in a mayonnaise-based sauce as the fish. Not very ambitious, we definitely had come to expect more. The restaurant's main dining room was not overly busy, but there was a large party in a separate room (next to the winery); this may help explain the gaps in execution. All in all, it was not bad, don't get me wrong, but in order to be more in line with the beautiful ambiance and the price level, the menu and the kitchen clearly could use some work.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great food in a great space. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The building is an old wood milling place, converted to a restaurant with great ambiance. (Half of the building is occupied by a winery.)

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

As always, Jamie and his crew exceeded all expectations. Delicious menu with some inspired Asian dishes plus the old favorites. A tradition for our Walla Walla visits.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent food, as always. However, I always feel like I didn't get enough food. I'm an active person and although small, very hungry. I think next time I'll order a side of mashed potatoes!

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

So disappointed in our dining experience. We had a reservation, were seated late, and were pretty much ignored our entire service. We were a larger party so we knew we would have gratuity added to our meal and it felt that's how our service was reflected. Once we made our orders it took almost an hour just to get soup and salad. We were never asked how our food was, how it tasted or if there was anything we needed. We were given our bills before we were even asked if we wanted dessert. The food was flavorful, seasoned well except the onion strings were a bit salty. They did split everything we ordered which was thoughtful but overall I don't think I can recommend this restaurant which is disappointing since I did research and was recommended this restaurant by locals when we were wine tasting today.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Beautiful space for a nice meal in wine country. Lamb was a bit tough but the food had nice flavor.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great find! Japanese chicken and onion rings were exceptional. Great ambience, renovated Mill.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great space and delicious food! We asked to sit at chef's counter and enjoyed watching the professionals work. We had squash blossom soup, Vietnamese fried calamari and warm spinach salad with trout, bacon and sweet onions. Wow!!

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Romantic ambience, incredible food, and delightful service. Walla Walla has several fine dining establishments, and this is definitely in the top 3. Well worth a visit, particularly for a romantic dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Wonderful unique restaurant next to the Marcus Whitman Hotel.
The ahi appetizer is fantastic as well as the beef tenderloin. Their wine selection is also great. Perfect for anniversaries, date night & birthday's !

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 22, 2017

A wonderful evening! Everything was superb...the food, ambiance & waitstaff!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Your restaurant was first recommended to us by the Marcus Whitman Hotel next door. After going once to your restaurant we have made sure that whenever in town, we will make reservations there. This last time we brought someone from out of town with us. Great service, will go beyond.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Healthy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We started with the fried onion rings which were perfect. Then both of us had the beef tenderloin and it was done to perfection - medium rare for us, along with a wonderful local Syrah. I requested vegetables rather than the potatoes and the veggies were perfect. Unfortunately we were too full for dessert but they have amazing, out of the ordinary desserts! Our waiter was very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Perhaps we weren't there st the right time! We were seated earlier than our reservation which was nice.
We all ordered mojitos as we had been on a wine/vineyard tour that day. Drinks came. I took one drink and on the non-sugared glass rim realized? No simple syrup had been added to the recipe. I've never had a mojitos without simple syrup added. They brought us all a jigger of simple syrup.
Menu was very limited. I figured that as I'd been on-line to look.
Two people had salmon. Very little taste & it was white! Not sure what kind of salmon it was.
The BEST thing was the squash soup (highly recommend) the $8 onion appetizer (very yummy) even a member of the group who doesn't like onions loved this!
The $43 filet with mashed potatoes was the best entree & dessert rocked!
I'd like to hope I can try this spot again. I had so many folks say they loved it!
I would recommend it to anyone as their experience could be totally different.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service, wine and food were top-notch. We get to Walla Walla once a year and we get to Whitehouse-Crawford once a year without fail.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here this past Saturday night. Our server, Michael, upon learning this was our first visit to Whitehouse-Crawford, explained the tasting menu and was very helpful with our wine selections--his recommendations were perfect! Service was excellent, as was the food. My squash blossom soup was extraordinary, and Bob said the calamari was cooked exactly as it should be. The King salmon was quite different from other types of salmon I have had but quite tasty. Bob's tenderloin steak cut like butter--yumm! We never felt rushed nor were we neglected. We definitely will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Absolutely one of the best dining experiences my wife and I have had in recent years. Everything about the restaurant is excellent from the moment one walks in to the moment the evening is complete!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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