The Grant House

4.1
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Contemporary American
Located in the historic Grant House on Officers Row in Vancouver, WA, Eatery at The Grant House offers brunch on weekends, lunch, and dinner. Owners Scott and Sarah Flury believe the expanded hours and locally-sourced menu will set Eatery at the Grant House apart from other restaurants that previously stood in this space. The Grant House, tucked away on Officers Row in Vancouver’s Historic Reserve, is a favorite among local diners.

Whether you’re in the mood to relax with a glass of wine on our veranda, have a leisurely lunch on the garden patio, or join us for dinner, service from one of our caring staff members is always an exceptional experience.

You might also like to consider our Private Dining Space for more intimate gatherings, business meetings and memorable celebrations. Events@thegranthouse.us for more information.
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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Grant House!

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M
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Beautiful historic building and food preparation was solid. Service was slow and when we ordered brussel sprouts, they brought out fried broccoli without asking. Seriously slow service, took more than a half hour before someone came to our table so we could order drinks and appetizers.

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I have eaten there many times in the past and usually had great service and wonderful food. This time service was pretty bad especially considering we were there for a 5:30 seating, a normal sized group of 5 and the tables were only half full. The water glasses were not refilled without asking and even then I once had to ask twice. The appetizer plates and silverware were not removed when the main dinner was brought. We had to shove them aside and use the used silverware to eat the main meal. When we were done the waitress asked if we wanted dessert and we did. Dessert was brought over and the dirty dinner dishes were not picked up. As the waitress walked off I asked her to please take some of the plates away which she did.

The food. Some of it was good like the steelhead and chicken but unfortunately the risotto was sticky, clumpy and clearly overdone. The Chef’s board appetizer was awesome as usual but the waitress barely explained what everything was while in the past the items were all described. The Spätzle consisted of more bread crumbs than the actual Spätzle and cheese. One cup of coffee had a thick layer of grounds on the bottom. The desserts were good although the ice cream/sorbet choices available was “vanilla” which arrived at the table slightly melted with a gritty texture and clumps of something chewy in it. Maybe it wasn’t really vanilla?

This was for a friend’s birthday celebration and I had chosen the place based on previous meals there. Luckily the friends were all enjoying the Grant House atmosphere and the risotto, ice cream and coffee grinds wound up with one friend so we were able to all joke about it and still have a good time. I do hope this isn’t a new change and just an off day because I have enjoyed it in the past. I will try it again before I start recommending the place to friends again.

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y
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Brunch is totally worth it! Lunch was not as good but I recommend brunch here often.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

My husband had the salmon crouissant sandwich. He said it tasted like tuna fish, and it looked like tuna fish. He said it was very good. I had the cheese, seeds, nuts, meat, and condiments plate, and it was awful. I had expected proscuitto or dry salami, but the meat was a pasty looking pate of who knows what origin. The cheeses were too much alike -- both sharp. (It would have been better to have a brie alongside something sharp.) The seeds and nuts came in a very dense gluten-free bread. It had very little flavor. The smoked salmon spread was good, but there was nothing to put it on except for the seed bread, and the combination didn't work. The marinated onions were good. The ground mustard didn't really go with anything. There was some apple chutney, which helped cut the sharpness of the cheese. Overall, the plate was crying out for some crackers and some apple slices or grapes.

The waiter was very attentive and very nice. The atmosphere in this historic building is exquisite. Even though I didn't like my meal, I wil definitely go there again. There's no other restaurant in the area that is like it.

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IV
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfectly prepared, service was excellent, and setting was beautiful. I would love to see the menu indicate if dishes contain gluten or dairy. I will be back for another special occasion dinner!

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RP
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We recently had dinner at the Grant House on Valentine's Day - which was a special event for this restaurant; so we wanted to visit again under normal settings. So we invited a friend to join us for Sunday Brunch. The service was quick and attentive - much better than our experience on Valentine's Day. Our friend and I ordered the Chicken Fried Steak, while my wife ordered the Eggs Benedict. Without a doubt, my wife's meal was the best choice - a generous portion and very delicious! I ordered incorrectly since I did not realize the Chicken Fried Steak was going to be served as a huge sandwich - using a large biscuit for the bread. Although the presentation was nice, the dish could have been improved with a little fruit garnish. The steak was covered in a little gravy and was good - but needed more gravy since the biscuit was served cold, which made it seem dry (better for it to be served warm). We enjoyed the overall setting of having a meal in a historic house and will probably return someday with more of our veteran friends.

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a chance to celebrate our wedding anniversary in a deeply historic and beautifully refurbished “Officers Quarters”
on the site of Fort Vancouver. We loved the entire feel of the experience, and felt compelled to take numerous photos of our experience. We will without doubt return to this eatery for more of these historic experiences. The McNallys

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K
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We have been to the Grant House several times and always enjoyed it, but last Saturday night we were very disappointed. I had the pork which was tough and dry and my husband had a ribeye which was chewy and not tender. Our friend had the Steelhead and she thought it was very good. Then we ordered the Meyer Lemon dessert and I expected a creamy creme brûlée kind of consistency but it was rubbery and tasteless and the cookie was hard to bite into. And I was looking forward to the flatbread which wasn't on the menu that night. I think flatbreads should always been on the menu. We did have the cheese balls and they were to die for.

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G
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Received a tour of the Grant house from the owner. Great time.

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M
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My grandma and I had a wonderful lunch this week at the Grant House. The servers were very kind, food was great and a calm/quiet atmosphere.

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, very relaxing atmosphere, we will be back!

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best kale salad I've ever had! The cheese rolls were delicious!

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LO
Portland
34 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All four of us had different brunch items and they were all really nice - and original! I was particularly impressed with the REAL handmade hollandaise sauce - not the usual bland mixture you generally get on eggs benedict.
We'd come back in a heartbeat!

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FM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

u was limited and what I saw online had been changed for the night

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DO
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was tasty and well prepared. The atmosphere was pleasant.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 5

-had to ask for "special" menue
-requested polenta dish not available
-my food was only warm, replacement plate food was only warm
-requested wine was not available
- food taste so, so

We will not return.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service. If you get the chance, go.

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CH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We waited 25 minutes for coffee. That was not good! The food was good and the service during our meal was okay.

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W
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Extremely good food and coffee in a fun, historic setting. We made a special trip to the Grant House last Sunday just for their smoked trout avocado toast. Absolutely delicious.

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K
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for supporting local furloughed federal employees. Went back for Sunday brunch which was outstanding. Will definitely be back!

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RS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We thought food eas great but the wait staff could use more polish. Our waiter did not know a lot about some items on menu. The service was good though.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

there aren't many places you can go for lunch that are quiet enough to have conversation without shouting, Grant House is a great place for a nice quiet lunch. The food and service were both great! I'll be back!

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SP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here for dinner Friday night and had a very pleasant evening and meal. The atmosphere was quiet and cozy. I would have liked some low volume classical or jazz music, something to fill the noiseless void but the dinning room was nicely decorated with a variety of candles and candle holders, very romantic. The food was very good and definitely fit the restaurants atmosphere. Overall an excellent experience and a wonderful date night location.

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EZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

A lovely spot for lunch. Food was very good and fun to be surrounded by the historic fort.

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MG
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

There were no good big plate options for vegetarians. We ordered the half chicken which was very good but it took exceptionally long to get to the table. Also the sweet potato puree was cold -- not sure it was supposed to be.
Don't miss the brussel sprouts!!!

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JF
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a very good meal. Good atmosphere for my friends and I as we had dinner. The cheesecake was frozen and we could not eat it very well. Told the waitress who informed the kitchen. Would have been nice to have discount dessert on bill. It was an enjoyable meal x for dessert. I will return again. Thanks

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KS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I frequented this place weekly until I retired 18 months ago and they changed ownership. I moved out of town, returning last week for a nostalgic brunch with friends. What a disappointment. The room was so cold that the server was wearing her coat. It took an hour from the time we were seated (with reservations) to receive our breakfast. And the sausage patties were not completely cooked (chewy and cold in the center.) When I returned them to the kitchen I was told that this was how they cooked them! I was given a substitute of overcooked bacon pieces. The tables were so close together that I could not hear the person across my table. Sad.

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We were a bit disappointed, especially for the amount of money we spent.

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D
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

My wife did not feel well so we had to take-out our orders. My wife's 2 egg breakfast with sausage and potatos was fine but my fried chicken on a waffle was sad. We did not open the takeout packages until we got home. I had only a very small piece of breast for chicken, not the breast and leg that I saw on another order. It was dried out as well. I called to let them know of the issue and the person I visited with remembered our visit and said the manager was busy but would call us. We never got a call.

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j
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had reservations for 4 people on Friday night. We got there an hour early to have a drink in the bar area. When I walked into the bar this lady (maybe the manager) gave me the "stink eye" and told me I had to check in with the host even though there was nobody there. So I went into the hallway and was then sat in the bar by another person, who was friendlier. It took 20-25 minutes to get a drink eventhough the bar area had less than 15 customers. The male bartender was working his butt off and "stink woman" came over with a very unpleasant face and bitched at him for something. I finally said that one of my guests had not received her drink, this is now 25-30 minutes. He asked what the drink was and made it for her right away and brought us a small appetizer free on the house. I cancelled our dinner reservations after such poor service, especially from the woman who I assume was a manager. Yes, it was the Friday before Christmas and they were pretty busy but "stinkwoman" ruined it for me. I will never go back. And it wasn't just me. Two of the females I was with had the same impression.

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VH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Not even sure if they do some of my recommendations, e.g. Sunday Brunch. I am thinking it would be good for these type of venues. We were a little disappointed in some of our meals, although my duck was good, serving it in a bowl made it hard to cut, although tender, and hard to scoop up the barley and kale that came with it. Would have been nicer on a plate. Loved the venue, building and noise level were wonderful.

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J
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to say that my wife and I are vegan. I checked out the restaurant menu online and it had no vegan options. I stopped in to the restaurant to visit with the chef. He said with a few days notice they could prepare a vegan dish. To our amazement we got a 5 course vegan meal including dessert with sorbet and Pino over it. We did not expect this but now we are telling all of our vegan friends. It was prepaired perfectly and the presentation was worth everything. We will be back again. Our chef really had fun with preparing our wonderful meal.

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was very good but the food and drinks were not. We ordered 2 cocktails and they were both not drinkable. The salmon was undercooked and Luke warm. Maybe it was an off day!

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GH
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food tasted like it was on the warmer all day. Also, due to our later reservation, the staff were more interested in getting ready to go home rather than servicing us. We were disappointed because we really wanted to go for the dinner menu but were unaware they closed at 3:00 on Sunday. According to Open table, all the other times were booked.

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F
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was disappointing and did not match the cost. It has been a couple years since we were there and we felt it didn’t measure up to our memories. Over the years we have eaten here probably 7 or 8 times since the early 2000’s.

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PB
Salt Lake City
23 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a wonderful dining location. The cheese and meat plate Wes very good. I had the New York strip which was somewhat disappointing. The cheesecake was great.

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GM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We love Grant House. It is beautiful and was decorated for the holidays both inside and out. We have eaten here many times. This time was disappointing. My salmon was well cooked. Just a very small portion. The beets and potatoes were undercooked to the point where several were inedible. My husband's brisket was overcooked and not very flavorful. The crab appetizer was divine as was the kale Caesar salad. It was our anniversary and so we wanted the best place with great food. We did not get that.

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DG
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our 1st time at the Grant House. We would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

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BB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This beautifully restored building showcases its historical significance back to the 1840s, and the food is modern, local, and delicious. I would include pictures, but we ate every bite of our brisket and pasta. We're going back to try the salmon and chicken (or maybe the duck?) soon!

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