• Charcuterie and Fromage
  • Chocolate Banana Tart
  • House Smoked Salmon
  • Poached Pear
  • Maine Lobster
  • Sea Scallops

Lighthouse Grill

One of Bellingham’s most popular waterfront seafood & steak restaurants, the Lighthouse Grill & Sunset Lounge is an area leader in serving the finest Northwest cuisine, specializing in locally sourced seafood, meats, produce and beverages. Our menus not only reflect the passions and histories of our chefs, but also our respect for food allergies and sensitivities while maintaining the standards our guests deserve. With high quality menu items, gorgeous waterfront views, happy hour daily, and “possibly the most elegant ambiance of any restaurant in town” (John Stark, The Bellingham Herald), the Lighthouse Bar & Grill has something for everyone looking for a fine dining experience! Whether you are looking for a fun dinner gathering with friends or a romantic dinner with your loved one, the Lighthouse Bar & Grill will make your evening a night to remember.

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Dinner

  • Happy Hour

  • Wine List

The Lighthouse Grill restaurant is proud to present its breakfast menu to not only hotel guests, but to everyone who would like a breakfast experience beyond a cafe and enjoy a beautiful morning on the waterfront. In addition to our daily fresh catch items and all day happy hour on Sundays, be sure to look for our delicious buffet spreads on special occasions and holidays!

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Plate     9
sliced fresh fruits with berries

Lox + The Bagelry Bagel     10
cream cheese, capers, red onion, cherry tomatoes

Morning BELT     10
scrambled egg, tomato, lettuce, potato bun
choice of bacon, ham, sausage or veggie sausage

Sunrise Oatmeal Bowl     10
rolled oats, raisins, brown sugar, fresh berries

Granola Bowl     12
house granola, greek yoghurt, fresh berries

Classics

We proudly get our toast from Avenue Bread Co. Options include: sourdough, wheat, oat or rosemary English muffin. Gluten-free toast available for $2 extra.

Lighthouse Classic*     13
two eggs any style, choice of ham, bacon, sausage or veggie sausage, choice of toast

Lighthouse Benedict*     15
ham, bacon or smoked salmon, hollandaise, english muffin add avocado & tomato 3

Bluebird Grain Farm Emmer Pancakes     14
pure maple syrup, hill’s bacon

French Toast     14
seasonal house-made bread, hill’s bacon ask your server about today’s offering

Bellwether Scramble*     17
mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, sausage, bacon, ham, feta, cheddar cheese

Corned Beef Hash*     17
corned beef, yukon golds, peppers, onions, two eggs any style

Bayside Huevos Rancheros*     16
refried black beans, pico de gallo, tortillas, cotija cheese, ranchero sauce

Omelets

West Coast Omelet*     17
dungeness crab, herbed cream cheese, avocado, hollandaise, potatoes, choice of toast

Garden Vegetable Omelet*     14
mushrooms, peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach, squash, swiss, potatoes, choice of toast

Sides

Egg any style* ~ 3 (gf/df)
Stephanie's Biscotti ~ 3 (v)
Avenue Bread Toast ~ 3 (v)
Gluten Free Toast ~ 4 (gf)
House-Made Pastry ~ 4 (v)
Choice of Meat ~ 5 (df)
Potatoes ~ 4 (df/v)

Beverages

Espresso ~ 3
House Coffee~ 4
Latte~ 6
Cappuccino ~ 6
French Press ~ 10
Juice~ 4
Hot Tea ~ 3
Mimosa~ 9
Kir Royale ~ 10
Bloody Mary or Caesar~ $12
Bailey's Coffee
Greyhound ~ 7

 

Please let us know if you have any food allergies. (V) = Vegetarian (GF) = Gluten Free (DF) = Dairy Free (may contain eggs)
All split plates $5 surcharge ~ 18% gratuity may be added to parties of 6 or more
*Consuming raw or undercooked meat/eggs/seafood any increase your risk of foodborne illness 

The Lighthouse Bar & Grill restaurant has a great variety of appetizers and lunch menu items so that no matter what you feel like, you can enjoy it on the beautiful Bellingham Bay waterfront!

Soups & Salads

For any salad: Add Chicken 5 ~ Salmon or Prawns 7 ~ Dungeness Crab 8

Lighthouse Clam Chowder Cup 8 Bowl     14
new england-style, clams, bacon

Garden Salad     9
greens, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, feta, mint vinaigrette

Lighthouse Caesar*     10
hearts of romaine, parmesan sable, white anchovies

House Salad     9
bacon, pecans, tart cherries, smoky blue cheese dressing

Bluebird Grain Farm Farro Salad     13
mango, spinach, goat cheese, butter lettuce, ginger-white balsamic vinaigrette

 

Sandwiches

Rachel     16
roasted turkey, comte, sauerkraut, russian dressing, rye

Wagyu Eye of Rib Sandwich*     15
sauce romesco, caramelized onions, arugula, fontina, ciaboagie roll

Chicken Fried Pork Loin     15
panko fried, kimchi slaw, japanese mayo, tonkatsu sauce, avenue bun

Lighthouse Burger*     18
beeman ranch akaushi beef, beecher’s cheddar, red onion jam, bread and butter pickle, bacon, boagie roll add fried egg* $2

Crispy Chickpea Wrap     13
greens, olives, caramelized onions, flatbread, zhoug

 

Mains

Penn Cove Manila Clams*     15
lamb merguez, chickpea toast, saffron tomato broth

Fish & Chips     18
beer battered alaskan cod, tartar sauce

Bellwether Crab and Shrimp Cakes*     20
greens, pickled red onion, potato chips, green goddess

Steak & Frites*     20
prime sirloin, blue cheese, haricot vert, demiglace

Northwest Fish Tacos     15
pan fried white fish, pico de gallo, cabbage slaw

Chicken Quinoa Bowl     12   Substitute Salmon ~ 3
grilled chicken breast, quinoa, baby kale, dried cranberries, avocado, feta, toasted almonds, cucmbers, olive oil, balsamic

Lighthouse Seafood Cobb Salad     24
romaine lettuce, salmon, crab, prawns, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, red onion,
bleu cheese, hard-boiled egg, red wine vinaigrette
Chicken Cobb Salad ~ 18

 

 

We proudly use local products and ingredients when available. Please let us know if you have any food allergies. (V) = Vegetarian (GF) = Gluten Free (DF) = Dairy Free (may contain eggs)
All split plates 5 surcharge ~ 18% gratuity may be added to parties of 6 or more
*Consuming raw or undercooked meat/eggs/seafood may increase your risk of foodborne illness 

The Lighthouse Grill has one of the best waterfront dining rooms in town! Enjoy romantic sunset views on the bay along with one of our many delicious dinner options all year long. We also cater to special events and weddings and even offer a European style wine cellar room for private dinners! Be sure to check our events page for upcoming wine pairing dinners and our live music events throughout the week. 

 

Soups & Salads

Lighthouse Clam Chowder     Cup 8 • Bowl 14
new england-style, clams, bacon

Soup of the Day Cup 6 • Bowl     10
Ask your server about today’s offering

House Salad     9
bacon, pecans, smoky blue cheese dressing

Bluebird Grain Farm Farro Salad     11
mango, goat cheese, butter lettuce, ginger-white balsamic vinaigrette

Lighthouse Caesar*     10
hearts of romaine, parmesan sable, white anchovies

 

Start & Share

Oysters*     1/2 Dozen 18 • Full Dozen 34
ponzu, horseradish, cocktail

Hushpuppies     10
warmed pimento cheese spread

Crispy Chickpea Cakes     10
olives, greens, yoghurt, flatbread, zhoug

Ahi Tuna Tataki*     16
avocado, radish, shiitake, chiles, ponzu

Prawn Cocktail*     15
green goddess, cocktail, saffron aioli (gf)

Calamari*     12
mama lil’s, argula, lemon aioli

Penn Cove Manila Clams*     15
lamb merguez, chickpea toast, saffron tomato broth

West Coast Board     17
cured meats, local cheeses and condiments

Bulgogi Sliders     13
pangea kimchi, avenue bread buns

 

Mains

Alaskan Salmon in Sake Kasu*     34
cascadia mushrooms, cucumber, jasmine rice, honey soy (df)

Sea Scallops*     34
swiss chard, fennel, artichoke hearts, pecorino, black olive butter (gf)

Alaskan Halibut     32
cauliflower, pickled peppers, pine nut, sultanas, tomato-oregano sauce (df / gf)

Seafood Risotto     34
salmon, sea scallop, prawns, dungeness crab, mushrooms, taro chip

Beeman Ranch Akaushi Kansas City Strip*     34
portobello, fingerlings, parmesan, arugula chimichurri (gf)

Pork Loin en Mojo     24
cuban marinade, black bean cakes, plantains, avocado salsa verde (df)

Southern Fried Chicken     25
washington russets, green beans and bacon, cream gravy

Lighthouse Burger*     18
beeman ranch akaushi beef, beecher’s cheddar, bacon, red onion jam,
bread and butter pickles, boagie roll
add fried egg* $2

Fish and Chips     18
beer battered alaskan cod, tartar sauce

Northwest Fish Tacos     15
pan fried white fish, pico de gallo, cabbage slaw (df / gf)

Lighthouse Seafood Cobb Salad*     24
romaine lettuce, salmon, crab, prawns, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, bleu cheese, hard-boiled egg, red wine vinaigrette (gf)

 

Dessert

Peanut Butter Pie     8
chocolate ganache, whipped cream

Gothberg Chevre Cheesecake     9
hazelnut, basil syrup, blueberries

German Chocolate Cake     9
coconut mousse, pecan caramel

Caramel Pot de Creme     8
raspberries

Sweet + Simple     8
three scoops of ice cream or sorbet

 

 

We proudly use local products and ingredients when available. Please let us know if you have any food allergies. (V) = Vegetarian (GF) = Gluten Free (GFO) = Gluten Free Option (DF) = Dairy Free (may contain eggs)
All split plates $2 surcharge ~ 18% gratuity may be added to parties of 6 or more
*Consuming raw or undercooked meat/eggs/seafood may increase your risk of foodborne illness 

The Lighthouse Bar & Grill lounge offers a variety of small plates, appetizers, seafood, cocktails and daily specials! Happy Hour from 3pm-6:30pm Tuesday through Saturday, 3pm-close Monday. We also host live jazz on Sunday, Date Night on Wednesday and live music Friday and Saturday. 

Lighthouse Cocktails

Mai Tai ~ 12
Bacardi silver, orjeat liqueur, lime juice and grand mariner served on the rocks with a dark rum float and a pineapple foam

Cascadia Rose ~ $12
Hornitos Reposado, Aperol, Cherry Heering and fresh lemon juice served tall over ice and topped with sparkling water

Pear 75 ~ $10
Bombay Sapphire gin, fresh lemon juice, house made pear and rosemary syrup served in a flute, topped with brut bubbles and fresh rosemary

Bee's Knees ~ $13
Bellewood Acres gin, honey and fresh lemon juice shaken and served up with a lemon twist

Lighthouse Old Fashioned ~ $12
Buffalo Trace bourbon shaken with muddled demerara sugar, orange swatu and Angostura bitters served over ice with a Luxardo cherry

Cranberry Crush ~ $11
Kracken spiced rum, Pama pomegranate liqueur, fresh lime and cranberry juices served over ice in a copper mug with Cock n Bull ginger beer and lime wedge

Northside Fizz ~ $12
Granny's Strong vodka with muddled mint, Oregeat syrup and fresh lemon juice served tall over ice with sparkling water and lemon wedge

Ginger Cosmo ~ $10
Yazi ginger vodka, triple sec and fresh lime and cranberry juices shaken and served up with a lime swath

Sazerac ~ $13
Bulliet rye whiskey stirred with simple syrup and Peychaud's bitters served up in an absinthe rinsed martini glass and an orange twist

Vieux Carré~ $13
Hennessy VS, Bulleit Rye & Antica formula garnished with an orange swath and a luxardo cherry served down

Odin's Shandy ~ $8
chuckanut kolsh, with house-made hybiscus simple and lemon juice

 

We proudly use local products and ingredients when available. Please let us know if you have any food allergies. (V) = Vegetarian (GF) = Gluten Free (DF) = Dairy Free (may contain eggs)
All split plates $2 surcharge ~ 18% gratuity may be added to parties of 6 or more
*Consuming raw or undercooked meat/eggs/seafood may increase your risk of foodborne illness

What better way to enjoy a waterfront dining experience than with an excellent glass of wine? The Lighthouse Bar & Grill restaurant is a luxurious getaway for a romantic night with your loved one or a special night out with friends. We can provide you with wine recommendations for pairing with your dish. We even offer private wine pairing dinners for special events or weddings!

Wine by the Glass ~ 

We offer a varied selection of wines by the glass.

Wine by the Bottle ~ 

Our wine list is ever changing as our Sommelier is constantly seeking out exciting wines from our region and around the world. Please contact the restaurant for an up to date list.

MEET THE CHEF

Peter Birk recently joined the team as the new Executive Chef and brings with him a passion for the freshness of Pacific Northwest foods and 11 years’ experience from the iconic Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle.

Originally from Joplin, Missouri, Chef Peter began his culinary career in the family's restaurant in Kansas working all aspects of the business including front of the house, kitchen, and management.

After attending The Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, Chef Peter returned to Missouri to intern at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Kansas City. At the end of the internship, he traveled to various places working in a variety of restaurants, including McCormick & Schmick’s in Los Angeles before heading back to Missouri to open a new restaurant taking his position as Senior Sous Chef.

But the Pacific Northwest, where he had worked at a number of restaurants during his days of travel, continued to call him back to a place that inspired him. And in 2000, he joined Ray’s Boathouse as Executive Chef, where he could bring his classically-based preparations with a modern twist to this restaurant known for its high quality of standards.

Most recently, Chef Peter was the Executive Chef at BOKA Restaurant and Bar at Hotel 1000 in Seattle.

And, with over 30 years of culinary experience, we are pleased to welcome him to the Hotel Bellwether’s Lighthouse Grill where his love of local Northwest products shines in the versatility of his skills.

“Having lived in the Pacific Northwest for 20 Years, seafood has become a focus,” describes Chef Peter of what he plans to bring to the Hotel Bellwether and Lighthouse Grill. “I’m looking to source and feature local growers and producers as much as possible. I will continue to strive to grow and educate my team in the process.”

Bellingham with its beautiful views, welcoming and friendly atmosphere and the endless array of outdoor activities is now the place he and his family call home.

“I was looking for a family friendly place to settle and work,” he says as he describes what attracted him to Bellingham. “It really reminds us of the towns we grew up in with the added benefit of the mountains and sea.”

The Hotel Bellwether and Lighthouse Grill is situated on Bellingham Bay with the serene and beautiful views of Mount Baker, the San Juan Islands and the Cascades. This luxurious Bellingham hotel offers a one-of-a-kind experience with easy access to shops, parks and the unique Bellingham community.