Comfort food garbs your tongue in luxurious velveteen knickerbockers of flavor, as opposed to discomfort food, which clings to the face like an overtight ascot. Avoid the embarrassment of culinary crampers with today's Groupon to The Grant House in Vancouver, Washington: For $25, you get $50 worth of dinner fare and drink, or for $10, you get $20 worth of lunch fare and drink.
The Grant House serves up simple yet sophisticated fare in a beautiful, historic setting. Drop in for dinner, with the Northwest seafood cakes ($9), pan-fried and served with roasted red pepper aioli, serving as a lavishing leadoff hitter for your roster of edibles. Entrees include grilled wild Northwest salmon ($21), a four-cheese ravioli ($17), and beer-battered halibut and chips ($14)—each adequately equipped to help your shy and socially reserved stomach make some new, albeit temporary, friends. For nocturnes attempting to break free of their lifestyle habits, The Grant House also offers up a lunch menu. The peach salad ($7 half-size, $10 full-size) coyly cloaks seasonal greens and goat cheese in a saucy sherry vinaigrette, while a barbecue pork sandwich ($8) boldly flaunts a snazzy get-up of provolone and Walla Walla sweet onions in a house-made sauce.
Nestled in historic Officers Row, The Grant House's classic country estate look provides a charming alternative to cookie-cutter fast food joints and password-protected buffets located in dank dungeons. Placate peckishness on the outdoor patio as Mother Nature coos to you through songbird and sunshine, or take a seat in the wide-windowed dining room as antique chairs soothe seats sore from bareback buffalo riding.
- The building captures elegance from the 1800s with the wrap around porch. Time is well preserved throughout the general's post, which now serves as a restaurant known for exceptional dining. – Jessica Worden, Associated Content
- They have an excellent menu that is never ordinary and periodically changes. The ambience is beautiful, romantic and elegant without being pretentious or stuffy in the least. The staff is knowledgeable and personal. We will be back! – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 08/03/2010