About The Grant House
Vancouver, WA 98661
The Grant House, tucked away on Officers Row in Vancouver’s Historic Reserve, is a favorite among local diners. Family operated for the last twelve years, The Grant House has been dubbed: "Vancouver’s Best Kept Secret!"
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. Come join us, and experience the “Secret” for yourself!
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
At Ease Hour: Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm In the bar or outside on the West Veranda
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Fort Vancouver Way
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music Tuesday - Thursday in Commanders Whiskey & Wine Bar from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
All of our menus are customized to the client. A catering menu is available, but only serves as an example of what we can provide. Please contact our Event Coordinator to have a menu created especially for you.
Parking is available in the lot directly across the street from The Grant House. Additional (including handicapped) parking is found on the access road directly behind the house.
Carl Henderson III
Private Party Facilities:
You can enjoy a private setting for parties as small as two people up to 35 in one room. If outdoors is an option for your function, then invite up to 200 people to join you!
Private Party Contact:
Melinda Hinkley: (360) 906-1101
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Grant House Ratings and Reviews
Cozy and romantic setting. Our specialty ...
Cozy and romantic setting. Our specialty valentine cocktails were delicious. The 5 course meal was excellent. My favorites were the appetizer: scallops and dessert: chocolate torte. The entire meal was memorable! Our server was friendly, informative and professional. The all inclusive price was a bit expensive BUT worth it for what we received.
We went for a Valentine's Day lunch and, ...
We went for a Valentine's Day lunch and, having never been there before, I was nervous! We were greeted, seated, and served with incredible skill and what seemed like genuine concern for our enjoyment. The food was good, the story of the house was fun, but it was really the hostess and the server that made the lunch memorable.
Great service and wonderful ambiance. T ...
Great service and wonderful ambiance. The food wasn't the best though. My smoked Salmon Ravioli was a bit fishy and the patatoes in my wife's potato mushroom dish were a bit hard/ undercooked. I would recommend this place to get a drink, an appetizer but would caution about the meals. I've only been their once so i still give them 3 stars. Cooks might have just been having an off night.
I came here for my birthday, which had s ...
I came here for my birthday, which had several people. They made a long table in the back room, which is nearly all windows. It looked sweet and historic- perfect for my birthday luncheon. The menu had changed again and so much looked good. The food was great and so were the cocktails. There was nothing lacking. I love the Grant House and will return again and again.
We love the bar here. It is very quaint ...
We love the bar here. It is very quaint and cozy. The appetizers and cocktails were great. A nice and fairly extensive wine list. We are a little mixed on the dinner menu and food. Not much selection, and out of the few aelections, 2 were salmon-based. No chicken options. The ambience was wonderful though.
Well I have to say I was disappointed. ...
Well I have to say I was disappointed. I've eaten here before and I'm not sure why I came back. I think it was the hostess that disappointed the most (I think she might have been a manager or owner). She was nice and professional but just sort of cold and certainly not invited . Almost as if she had somewhere else she would rather prefer to be. It was my wife's 40th birthday and even though I let them know beforehand there was no special candle or dessert or anything - just a passing acknowledgment. Of course you can't expect that every restaurant would give away a dessert or a little birthday token but why not? The ambience of the historic home was pleasant although the temperature was a little cool. The food was very good although the cost of adding a piece of chicken to my child salad was more than the salad itself... I guess I was just simply underwhelmed . When I spend nearly $100 for a nice dinner I guess I expected a little bit more to make me (and especially my wife and kids) feel special on her birthday.
All of us decided on the Ruben. Fries w ...
All of us decided on the Ruben. Fries were C-R-I-S-P, and very, very good. The marble rye was eye appealing, but short on flavor, however, it was done to a very detectable 'crunch', which was remarked on by several of us at one of our party's very first bite. HOWEVER, there's always one of those, isn't there? The pastrami and sauerkraut, while very tasty, were almost paper thin, and in one of our diner's sandwiches, seemed to be an afterthought. That diner, who didn't complain, had only two thin strips of pastrami, and there could not have been more than a tablespoon of sauerkraut. Tasty, but empty. That was the consensus around the table. Charge another three bucks, and fill the darn things as they do at the best of the competition.
Extremely charming. It was very quiet, c ...
Extremely charming. It was very quiet, could use some nice background soft music. First date and it was perfect for that. Very romantic. Great food and service.
Early hours though, last seating at 8. Come earlier and linger....
The Five-Course New Year's Eve meal was ...
The Five-Course New Year's Eve meal was outstanding. Every bite was delicious and perfectly prepared. Service was very good. Quiet, historic landmark, good for conversation and a romantic date night, not a place to take young children.
The food is always great and sometimes a ...
The food is always great and sometimes a little surprising. This fall menu had calamari on something like puréed squash with arugula and cherry tomatoes. It was delicious! As far as Vancouver goes, it's a fantastic restaurant for food. The house is really neat too. Main problems this time- it was absolutely roasting! I was dripping in sweat but they couldn't/wouldn't adjust the heat. I think that the old house just has VERY uneven heating. Second, the service could have been better. That's all. As a whole, I suggest going here.
We were seated on the back porch. The t ...
We were seated on the back porch. The temperature was 58 degrees F. The soup was served cold to slightly warm. The waitress didn't discuss the many menu options that were unavailable until we attempted to order. The restaurant was empty when we arrived, but we were still seated in a frigid, dreary location. This was unfortunate, as we travelled over 200 miles for a Christmas luncheon. The experience was so negative that we will not return.
We would have enjoyed Christmas atmosphe ...
We would have enjoyed Christmas atmosphere such as background Christmas music. Also, to enhance the season, some Christmas greens or swags. Maybe a small tree. The small north glassed in room we dined in was pleasant but only 50 degrees until we complained. Perhaps it should have been heated before diners arrived.
Three of us dined with you and enjoyed the food and it's presentation. Our waitress was delightful but seemed the only worker at first. She also did a beautiful presentation HOT drink that warmed us until the furnace kicked in.
We've enjoyed the Grant House before and will certainly dine with you again.
The menu is very creative while offering ...
The menu is very creative while offering healthy options. Grant House is very accommodating of vegetarian and gluten-free needs. The honey glazed salmon and spinach quinoa salad were excellent! The dining room has a cozy atmosphere. As usual the service was excellent. It is a gem of Vancouver which must be experienced by all!
We were so pleased with our experience o ...
We were so pleased with our experience of having our Book Group holiday gathering and lunch at the Grant House, that we returned for a second year. The beautifully decorated sun room fits us perfectly. The food was delicious, the service absolutely first rate, especially with dealing with all the challenges that come with serving such a large group...even accommodating separate checks gracefully. A return to Grant House is expected.
First time to The Grant House. Lovely hi ...
First time to The Grant House. Lovely historic setting, with smaller dining rooms, instead of cavernous space. It was quiet enough for conversation, with subdued music. Service was attentive and not hurried. Lunch menu is creative, though with a number of classics for the less adventuresome. For an appetizer, we tried the Roasted Cauliflower. The cauliflower itself was quite undercooked and pale, with very little seasoning. It was difficult to cut the florets even with a knife. The tomato sauce was flavorful and zesty, though. The dish has potential with more seasoning and if the cauli was actually roasted. For my entree, I had the Philly Steak Sandwich, without the bun (although they do offer a gluten-free option, I eat low carb). The beef itself was very good, as were the sauteed onions, peppers, and melted havarti cheese. The portion was generous, too. I had the side caesar without croutons. The greens were crisp and fresh, but it could have used more dressing and the dressing itself would benefit from more flavor, perhaps lemon juice and garlic. All in all, it was a good experience. I will go back for another try.
When we arrived, we were the only ones t ...
When we arrived, we were the only ones there initially. It is a very old and charming building but it was extremely cold until more people arrived. Our server was wonderful and we had one of her recommendations, the fig appetizer. I highly recommend this. Overall, this was enjoyable during the holidays and was very festive.
This was a very unique dining experience ...
This was a very unique dining experience. The food and service was excellent. However, the building is amazing. Sitting there thinking about all of the famous people and the history was something else. If you go, tour the entire house.
Made reservations for thanksgiving dinne ...
Made reservations for thanksgiving dinner, waited over and hour and half after reservation time and they ran out of 2 of the 5 items available. Staff was not friendly. The stuffing was inedible, really memorable but not in a good way thanksgiving dinner.
I made reservations for two for a 5pm se ...
I made reservations for two for a 5pm seating on Thanksgiving Day. We arrived at 4:40pm, there were no seats in the foyer and no tables available in the bar. The hostess said people would be seated in order of their arrival. Huh? I had a reservation. We were seated upstairs in a small room at 5:55. The meal arrived before we had time to finish much of our salad. The plated Thanksgiving meal was stacked, although ample, some items were non-distinguishable, the green beans were raw, the dressing sticky.
My wife ordered a Cosmo, it tasted like grapefruit juice w/ lime, when asked about the drink, the server said, "we get complaints about that all the time." The drink was returned. There is an extensive wine list. Our bill was $110 plus $25 tip. To be fair, we will try it again to see if we have better results on a non-holiday. We were disappointed.
My daughter-in-law and I enjoyed our Tha ...
My daughter-in-law and I enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal. The atmosphere was lovely, the food good and the wine excellent. I would suggest that you think about your pie supplier. The apple pie was so sweet I couldn't eat it and it was cold. My only negative comment! I will surely come again.
Went here for Thanksgiving and was very ...
Went here for Thanksgiving and was very disappointed with the food. The turkey was moist but salty, the stuffing was dry, the green beans were not cooked, the cranberry sauce was too bitter to consume, even the pies were not good. It is such a charming venue, but something must be done about the food. I see this exact review from Thanksgiving 2015. I wish I had read it before I trusted them with my Thanksgiving.
More often than not, we have a Thanksgiv ...
More often than not, we have a Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant. All too many turn out to be food factory experiences. Thanksgiving at The Grant House, however, was quite different. The menu was simple and straight forward. There were two choices for salad, and two for dessert. Otherwise, the menu was fixed, except for beverages. There was a wide selection of wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages.
This made it easy for the service staff, and the kitchen. The kitchen obviously took its time. The turkey and sides were perfectly prepared with a lot of TLC. Servers were never in our face, yet we never had to wait a long time when we needed something or it was time for the next course. A very, very pleasant experience on a busy day.
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