• 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!

We feature locally sourced eggs from Misty meadows Farms in Everson, WA and Skagit River Ranch in Sedro Woolley, WA

Continental     12
fresh fruit, house pastry, coffee/tea, juice

Morning BELT     10
scrambled or fried egg, tomato, lettuce, cheddar, avenue bun
choice of bacon, ham, sausage or veggie sausage, side of fruit

Sunrise Oatmeal Bowl     10
rolled oats, raisins, brown sugar, fresh berries (gf/df)

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 $1 extra.

Lighthouse Classic*     15
two eggs any style, choice of ham, bacon, sausage or veggie sausage, choice of toast

Lighthouse Benedict*     16
ham, bacon or smoked salmon, hollandaise, rosemary english muffin    add avocado & tomato 3

Bluebird Grain Farm Emmer Pancakes     14
three fluffy cakes, vermont maple syrup, hill’s bacon

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

Bellwether Veggie Scramble*     17
mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, feta, peppers, local greens, island springs tofu, asparagus (gf/df)

Corned Beef Hash*     17
corned beef, yukon golds, peppers, sweet potato, onions, two eggs any style (gf/df)

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*     15
mushrooms, peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach, squash, swiss, potatoes, choice of toast

Lumber Jack Omelet*     16
bacon, ham, appel farms cheddar, caramelized onions, sausage gravy

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

Soup of the Day      Cup ~ 4 - Bowl ~ 8
ask your server about today's offering

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

House Salad     9
bavarian meats bacon, pecans, tart cherries, smokey blue cheese dressing

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

 

Sandwiches

The Rachel     15
roasted turkey, french swiss, pangea sauerkraut, russian dressing, avenue rye

Wagyu Eye of Rib Sandwich*     16
caramelized onions, arugula, fontina, sauce romesco, ciaboagie roll

Alaskan Sockeye Fillet Sandwich      17
baby spinach, harissa aioli, sesame seed bun (df)

Lighthouse Burger*     18
beeman ranch akaushi beef, appel farms cheddar, red onion jam, bread and butter pickle, bacon, boagie roll

Grilled Appel Farms Paneer Cheese     15
greens, roasted zucchini, bell peppers, mint vinaigrette, ciaboagie roll

Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich     16
lettuce, tomato, mustard relish, mayonnaise

Mains

Penn Cove Manila Clams*     15
uncle louie’s portuguese sausage, grilled baguette, saffron tomato broth

Fish & Chips     18
beer battered alaskan cod, tartar sauce

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

Northwest Fish Tacos     16
pan fried white fish, pico de gallo, cabbage slaw (gf)

Chicken Quinoa Bowl     12   Substitute Salmon ~ 3
grilled chicken breast, quinoa, baby kale, dried cherries, avocado, feta, toasted almonds, cucumbers, olive oil, balsamic (gf)

Lighthouse Seafood Cobb Salad     24
romaine lettuce, salmon, crab, prawns, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, red onion,
bleu cheese, hard-boiled egg, maple 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 ~ 4 - Bowl ~ 8
Ask your server about today’s offering

House Salad     9
bavarian meats bacon, pecans, smokey 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

Cairnspring Mills Rye Berry Croquettes     14 
twin sisters farmhouse cheese, tomato-oregano sauce

Appel Farms Paneer Tikka     15
cilantro-mint chutney, mango lassi

Ahi Tuna Tataki*     16
avocado, radish, shiitake, chiles, ponzu (df)

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

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

Penn Cove Manila Clams*     15
uncle louie’s portuguese sausage, grilled baguette, saffron tomato broth

West Coast Board     17
cured meats, local cheeses and condiments

Jones Family Farms Pork Spare Ribs     16
joplin bbq sauce, coleslaw (gf)

 

Mains

Alaskan King Salmon*     34  
japanese turnips, maitake, cucumber, jasmine rice, chile miso (df)

Sea Scallops & Prawn*     34
radish, leeks, pea tendrils, spring carrot puree (gf/df)

Southeast Alaskan Halibut*     32
cairnspring mills rye tabbouleh, spring onion, pistachio yoghurt (gf)

Albacore Tuna* ‘Nicoise’     34
green beans, cherry tomatoes, new potato, farm egg, olive vinaigrette (gf/df)

Beeman Ranch Akaushi Kansas City Strip*     34
patatas bravas, little gem salad, slanted sun farm basque pepper aioli (gf/df)

Carne Adovado     28
hominy, mushrooms, zucchini, cotija cheese, avocado salsa verde

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

Lighthouse Burger*     18
beeman ranch akaushi beef, appel farms cheddar, bacon, red onion jam,
bread and butter pickles, boagie roll

Fish and Chips     18
beer battered alaskan cod, tartar sauce

Northwest Fish Tacos     16
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, maple red wine vinaigrette (gf)

 

Dessert

Vanilla Panna Cotta     8
bergamot, raspberries

Gothberg Chevre Goat Cheese Cake     9
hazelnut, basil syrup, blueberries

German Chocolate Cake     9
coconut mousse, pecan caramel

Kheer Rice Pudding     8
preserved muscat grape, dates, pistachio

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-6pm 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.