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UPCOMING EVENTS

Lighthouse Bar & Grill

One of Bellingham’s most popular waterfront seafood & steak restaurants, the Lighthouse Bar & Grill 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

  • Lounge

  • 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!

Classics

We proudly get our toast from Avenue Bread Co. Options include: sourdough, wheat, rye or rosemary English muffin.

Gluten-free toast available for 2 extra.

We are proud to feature local ham and bacon from Hempler's Meats.

Lighthouse Classic* ~ 13 (df)
Two eggs any style with potatoes O’Brien, choice of ham, bacon or sausage and toast

Lighthouse Signature Benedict* ~ 15
Soft poached eggs and Hempler's ham topped with house-made hollandaise on a buttery croissant served with potatoes O’Brien - add avocado & tomato ~ 3
Avocado & Tomato Benedict* ~ 15 
Pacific Crab Cake Benedict* ~ 22

Blueberry Pancakes ~ 14 (gf)
Stack of three pancakes loaded with blueberries topped with powdered sugar, served with pure maple syrup and bacon

French Toast ~ 14
Seasonal house-made bread, topped with powdered sugar, served with pure maple syrup and bacon. Ask your server about today's offering.

Skillets

Bellwether Skillet Scramble*~ 17
Eggs scrambled with mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, sausage, bacon, ham and topped with feta and cheddar cheese served in a cast iron skillet with dauphinoise potatoes

Corned Beef Skillet* ~ 17 
Corned beef, two eggs any style, served in a cast iron skillet with dauphinoise potatoes, topped with hollandaise

Bayside Rancheros Skillet* ~ 17
Two eggs any style over crispy polenta, smokey chipotle pulled pork, black beans, topped with house-made salsa, cheddar jack cheese and cilantro lime crema.

Omelets

All omelets are served with potatoes O'Brien and choice of toast

West Coast Omelet*~ 17 (gf)
Dungeness crab, house-made herbed cream cheese and topped with avocado and fresh hollandaise

Garden Vegetable Omelet ~ 14 (v)
Mushrooms, peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach, squash and swiss cheese

Rancher’s Omelet ~ 15
Bacon, sausage, ham, cheddar cheese, red peppers, onions and spinach

Healthy Start

Sunrise Oatmeal Bowl ~ 10 (df/v)
Rolled oats topped with raisins, brown sugar, peanut butter, honey, fresh berries and house-made granola

Granola Bowl ~ 12 (v)
House-made granola, topped with greek yogurt and fresh fruit

Pure Maple Syrup ~ 3 (gf/df/v)

Sides

Egg*~ 3 (gf/df)
Fresh Fruit ~ 3
Avenue Bread Toast ~ $3 (v)
Gluten Free Toast ~ $4 (gf)
House-Made Pastry ~ 4 (v)
Choice of Meat ~ 4 (df)
Potatoes O’Brien ~ 4 (df/v)

Beverages

House Coffee~ 4
Latte~ 6
Cappuccino ~ 6
Juice~ 4
Hot Tea ~ 3
Mimosa~ 9
Bloody Mary or Caesar~ $9

 

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 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

Lighthouse Clam Chowder ~ Cup 8, Bowl 12
Our signature clam chowder loaded with clams, bacon, pepper and potatoes

Whiskey Crab Soup ~ Cup 8, Bowl 12
Velvety cream soup, infused with whiskey and sherry with fresh Dungeness crab

Garden Salad ~ 8 (gf/df/v)
Mixed baby greens tossed with roasted shallot Dijon vinaigrette topped with sunflower kernels, grape tomatoes, garbanzo beans, english cucumber and radish

Lighthouse Caesar ~ 10
Fresh chopped romaine hearts tossed with our house-made caesar dressing served with grilled Avenue Bread baguette, olive tapenade, crispy capers and shaved parmesan
Add chicken - 5, Add smoked or seared wild salmon or Prawns - 7, Add Dungeness Crab - 8

Lighter Fare

Smoked Salmon ~ 13
Smoked Alaskan wild salmon with a maple habanero gastrique, citrus and Chervil chevre mousse, roasted garlic crostini, crispy capers and pickled radish

Chicken Quinoa Bowl (gf) ~ 12
Grilled chicken breast over quinoa, baby kale, topped with dried cranberries, avocado, feta cheese, toasted almonds, cucumbers, served with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic. Substitute Wild Salmon - 3

Seafood Caprese ~ 22
Smoke Salmon, Dungeness crab, halibut ceviche, served on grilled baguette with avocado, heirloom tomato, arugula pesto, burrata, basil, balsamic and EVOO.

Manila Clams ~ 15
Steamed local clams in a white wine and tomato broth with crushed red pepper, garlic and fresh herbs topped with crispy pancetta and served with grilled baguette

Lighthouse Favorites

Halibut and Chips ~ 22 (df)
Three pieces of fresh Alaskan halibut, beer-battered and flash-fried to a golden brown, served with fries, tartar sauce and lemon

Bellwether Crab Cakes ~ 20 (df)
Dungeness and rock crab, baked and served on a bed of baby arugula with red pepper coulis, sliced avocado and roasted garlic crostini

Dungeness Mac & Cheese ~ 22
Pasta shells tossed with Dungeness Crab, andouille sausage, fresh herbs and Mornay sauce topped with herbed panko and baked until golden brown

Wild Salmon* ~ 18 (gf)
Pan seared wild salmon fillet with herbed goat cheese fondue, roasted beets, oven roasted Cascadia mushrooms and served with a garden salad

Lighthouse Burger* ~ 15
Grilled 8 oz. grass-fed patty topped with Tillamook extra sharp white cheddar cheese, caramelized red onions, bibb lettuce, tomatoes and smoked tomato mustard jam on a toasted Avenue Bread bun served with fries
Add bacon ~ 2

French Dip ~ 15
Slow roasted Certified Angus Beef piled on a toasted Avenue Bread roll, topped with Swiss cheese, drizzled with house aioli, served with au jus and creamy horseradish

Sirloin and Frites* ~ 19 
Grilled 6oz. USDA Prime Sirloin cooked to order, topped with demi-glace, bleu cheese and served with fries and seasonal vegetables

Cascadia Mushroom Melt ~ 15 (v)
Oven roasted Cascadia mushrooms, avocado, roasted red peppers, baby kale, golden beets and parmesan cheese served open faced on Avenue Bread rosemary English muffin with kale pumpkin seed pesto

Baked Oyster Gratin ~ 15
Fresh oysters in Mornay sauce, with spinach and shaved fennel topped with parmesan, baked golden brown and served with grilled baguette.

Shrimp Tacos ~ 15 (df)
Prawns sauteed with red onion and poblano peppers in a chipotle garlic salsa, over cabbage slaw topped with guacamole served with plantain chips

Lighthouse Cobb Salad ~ 18
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed in red wine vinaigrette, topped with bacon, tomatoes, avocado, shaved red onion, bleu cheese, and a hard-boiled egg with grilled chicken breast.

Seafood Cobb Salad ~ 24
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed in red wine vinaigrette, topped with bacon, tomatoes, avocado, shaved red onion, bleu cheese, and a hard-boiled egg with wild salmon, Dungeness crab, and prawns

 

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 Bar and 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. 

Starters

Lighthouse Clam Chowder ~ Cup 8, Bowl 12
New England-Style clam chowder loaded with clams, bacon, red peppers and potatoes

Whiskey Crab Soup ~ Cup 8, Bowl 12
Velvety cream soup, infused with whiskey and sherry with fresh Dungeness crab

Garden Salad ~ 8 (gf/df/v)
Mixed baby greens tossed with roasted shallot Dijon vinaigrette topped with sunflower kernels, grape tomatoes, english cucumber, chickpeas and radish

Lighthouse Caesar ~ 10
Fresh chopped romaine hearts tossed with our house-made Caesar dressing served with roasted garlic crostini, olive tapenade, crispy capers and shaved parmesan

Charcuterie & Fromage* ~ 25 
Selection of cured meats, artisan cheese with hazelnuts, olives, grapes, grain mustard, pickles and house-made flatbread

Smoked Salmon ~ 13
Smoked wild salmon with a maple habanero gastrique, citrus herbed goat cheese mousse, pickled radish, crispy capers and roasted garlic crostini

Penn Cove Mussels ~ 15
Steamed local mussels in a saffron broth with shaved fennel, chorizo, feta cheese, and Pernod, served with a grilled baguette

Prawn Cocktail ~ 13 (gf/df)
Five chilled prawns served with house-made cocktail sauce

Calamari ~ 12 (df)
Lightly breaded and flash fried served with house aioli

Manila Clams ~ 15
Steamed local clams in a white wine, tomato broth with crushed red pepper, garlic and fresh herbs topped with crispy pancetta and served with grilled baguette

Oysters on the Half Shell (gf/df)
Half Dozen ~ 18, Full Dozen ~ 34
Fresh oysters served with mignonette, house-made cocktail sauce and lemon

 

Land

Duck Breast ~ 32 (gf)
Blackberry and coriander glazed duck breast served with celeriac puree, roasted artichoke hearts, fingerling potatoes, red wine blackberry reduction, arugula pestoand seasonal vegetables

New York Strip Steak* ~ 34
10oz. hand-cut New York strip steak grilled to order, roasted garlic mashed potatoes or loaded baked potato, tomato provencal, seasonal vegetables and house-made demi-glace 
-add two pan seared sea scallops ~ 11
-add oscar ~ 12

Filet Mignon* ~ 38
8oz. hand-cut Filet Mignon grilled to order and served with crispy red potatoes, arugula with bacon, bleu cheese, or loaded baked potato, sautéed local mushrooms, seasonal vegetables and topped with house-made demi-glace
-add two pan seared sea scallops ~ 11
-add oscar ~ 12

Rack of Lamb ~ 36
Grilled rack of lamb with herb Dijon crust served with crispy red potatoes, arugula with bacon, bleu cheese, seasonal vegetables and topped with house-made demi-glace

Saffron Falalfel & Grilled Watermelon ~ 29 (v)
Saffron falafel, Moroccan-grilled watermelon, babaganoush vol au vent, seasonal vegetables, pickled watermelon rind, aged balsamic and smoked greek yogurt
-add two pan seared sea scallops ~ 11

Ocean

Alaskan Halibut ~ 36 (gf)
Pan-roasted halibut with celeriac puree, roasted artichoke heart, fingerling potatoes, red wine blackberry reduction, arugula pesto and seasonal vegetables

Wild Salmon ~ 33 (gf/df)
Chipotle-glazed grilled wild salmon with edamame corn succotash, mint pea pesto, seasonal vegetables, pea shoots and red chili oil

Seafood Risotto ~ 34 (gf)
Pan-seared wild salmon, colossal sea scallop and prawns over Dungeness crab risotto served with seasonal vegetables and taro chip

Sea Scallops ~ 34
Fennel pollen dusted sea scallops with a couscous arugula salad, feta cheese, preserved lemon and carrot puree, seasonal vegetables and arugula oil

Seafood Cobb Salad ~ 25 (gf)
Crisp romaine tossed in red wine vinaigrette, topped with bacon, tomatoes, avocado, shaved red onion, bleu cheese, hard-boiled egg, wild salmon, prawns and Dungeness crab

 

Dessert

All Desserts ~ $10
-add a scoop of gelato ~ 3

Chocolate & Raspberry Cake
House-made sponge cake infused with Chambord, raspberry center and frosted with a dark chocolate butter cream topped with fresh raspberries

Creme Brulee (gf)
Our signature dessert; creamy custard with a layer of caramelized turbinado sugar and garnished with fresh berries

Key Lime Pie
A Lighthouse Grill classic, house made and served with toasted macadamia nuts, whipped cream and lime zest

Gelato Trio (gf)
Chocolate, pistachio and vanilla gelato, served with fresh berries

Fresh Fruit Tart
Fresh fruit over vanilla custard and glazed with mint simple syrup in a pecan graham cracker crust

 

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 

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

Oaxaca Sunset ~ $11
Nuestra soledad mezcal, house-made hybiscus simple and lime juice served over a rock with a lime wheel

Food

Penn Cove Mussels ~ 15
Steamed local mussels in a saffron broth with shaved fennel, chorizo, feta cheese and Pernod served with grilled baguette ~ (happy hour price ~ $12)

Fruit & Fromage ~ $12 **
Selection of artisan cheese and seasonal fruit served with a chocolate covered strawberry and crackers ~ (happy Hour price ~ $10)

Charcuterie and Fromage* ~ $25
Selection of cured meats, artisan cheese with hazelnuts, olives, grapes, grain mustard, pickles and house-made flatbread

Hummus Platter ~ $12 **
Roasted garlic hummus, tzatziki, crisp vegetables and warm pita wedges ~ (Happy Hour price ~ $10)

Calamari ~ $12 (df) **
Lightly breaded and flash fried, served with house aioli ~ (Happy Hour price ~ $9)

Manila Clams ~ $15 **
Steamed local clams in a white wine, tomato broth with crushed red pepper, garlic and fresh herbs topped with crispy pancetta and served with grilled baguette ~ (Happy Hour price ~ $12)

Prawn Cocktail ~ $13 (gf/df) **
Five chilled prawns served with house-made cocktail sauce and lemon ~ (Happy Hour price ~ $10)

Oysters on the Half Shell* ~ Half Dozen $18 ~ Full Dozen $34 (gf/df)
Fresh oysters served with mignonette, house-made cocktail sauce and lemon

Smoked Salmon ~ $13**
Smoked wild salmon with a maple habanero gastrique, citrus herbed goat cheese mousse, pickled radish, crispy capers and roasted garlic crostini ~ (Happy Hour price ~ $12)

Pulled Pork ~ $13 (gf)**
Tender chipotle pulled pork tossed with Carolina style BBQ sauce on a bed of cabbage slaw, sliced beets, sweet potatoes, cotija, cilantro lime crema and crispy bacon ~ (Happy Hour price ~ $11)

Halibut and Chips ~ $18 (df) 
Three pieces of fresh Alaskan Halibut beer battered and flash fried to a golden brown, served with fries and tartar sauce ~ (Happy Hour price ~ $16)

Sirloin and Frites* ~ $19
Grilled 6oz. USDA Prime Sirloin cooked to order, topped with demi-glace, bleu cheese and served with fries and seasonal vegetables

House-made Soup ~ Cup ~ $8 Bowl ~ $16 (df)
- Lighthouse Clam Chowder OR - Whiskey Crab Soup

Shrimp Tacos ~ $15 (df)
Prawns sauteed with red onion and poblano peppers in a chipotle garlic salsa, over cabbage slawtopped with guacamole served with plantain chips

Dungeness Mac & Cheese ~ $22
Pasta shells tossed with Dungeness Crab, andouille sausage, fresh herbs and Mornay sauce topped with herbed panko, baked until golden brown

Dungeness Crab Caesar ~ $18
Fresh chopped romaine hearts tossed with our house-made Caesar dressing served with roasted garlic crostini, olive tapenade, crispy capers and shaved parmesan topped with fresh Dungeness crab

Baked Oyster Gratin ~ $15
Fresh oysters in Mornay sauce, with spinach and shaved fennel topped with parmesean, baked golden brown and served with grilled baguette

Lighthouse Burger* ~ $15
Grilled 8 oz. grass-fed patty, Tillamook extra sharp white cheddar cheese, caramelized red onions, bibb lettuce, tomatoes and smoked tomato mustard jam, bibb lettuce and tomatoes on a toasted Avenue Bread bun and served with fries, add bacon ~ $2

**Happy Hour items

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

Michael Grogan graduated from Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management. While in school, Michael gained additional culinary experience working at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, and had the opportunity to participate in several high-profile events such as the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Michael then spent three years in central Colorado refining his skills as a chef at the Copper Mountain Resort and increasing his knowledge and experience with varieties of wild game. Michael then moved to Bellingham, Washington where he accepted a position as line cook at the Lighthouse Bar & Grill. Throughout his time at the Lighthouse Bar & Grill, Michael demonstrated professionalism and diligence as he advanced to Sous Chef, and was then promoted to Executive Chef. Michael is passionate about the Bellingham area and the quality of local bounty that it provides. He is dedicated to maximizing the fresh and local produce that appears on our menus, and is committed to preparing it in a way that highlights the food's natural beauty and quality.