Harborside Bistro Restaurant


1 Bellwether Way
Bellingham , WA 98225
(360) 392 3200


After enjoying a cocktail in the Sunset Lounge during our stay at Hotel Bellwether, my companion and I headed into the hotel's Harborside Bistro Restaurant for dinner. It is an elegant, warm, and spacious dining room surrounded on two sides by glass windows with wonderful views of Bellingham Bay, Lummi Island, and the marina.

While the menu offers something for everyone, including duck, lamb, chicken, and sirloin steak entrees, the true seafood lover is in for a treat with entrees including swordfish, lobster salad, shrimp, salman, halibut. I enjoyed the Chicken Breast Piccata--lightly breaded and topped with lemon, parsley, capers, and a white wine sauce--which came with a fresh spinach salad. My companion tried the seafood special, Mahi mahi - a tropical Hawaiian game fish. All entrees come with vegetables and potatoes, in some tasty form or other.

The restaurant also has an extensive wine list with both domestic wines and a large selection of European reds and whites. Though we did not have desert, our waitress sorely tempted us with a light lemon cream pie or triple chocolate cake. While prices are above-average for Bellingham, they are not unreasonable. You get what you pay for--excellent cuisine, professional service, and an intimate dining experience.

I would be remiss at this point if I did not mention the restaurant’s outdoor terrace and glass-enclosed outdoor dining area overlooking the bay--an ideal place to go after an afternoon walk along the beach. I’m looking forward to coming again, only this time to wine and dine on the outdoor terrace while watching the summer sun set over Lummi Island.

Locals and out-of-towners alike should also keep an eye out for special events at the Harborside, such as Sunday brunches, Mother’s Day specials, 4th of July cook-outs, and more.
Written By: Hilary Higgins
On: 3/28/2001


Head down Holly St., turn left on F St., then right on Roeder Ave., follow the road until you see the sign for the Hotel Bellwether on the left. Turn down Bellwether Avenue and you're there.


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