The charming city in eastern Washington state is home to a variety of things to see and do during the day and plenty of romantic restaurants to explore by night if you are looking for somewhere to enjoy a quiet dinner for two. When it comes to romantic dining, ambiance and hospitality are as important as the menu, and beautiful décor, elegant accents, and low lighting set the mood for a perfect evening out. Here are some of the top spots in Spokane to head to for intimate and romantic dining.
© Italia Trattoria
Located in historic Browne’s Addition neighborhood, Italia Trattoria is a lively, regionally-inspired Italian restaurant that serves a daily-changing menu of classic Italian fare in a vibrant, stylish setting. Owned and operated by James Beard Foundation Semi-Finalist Chef Anna Vogel, whose extensive travels have inspired the seasonal menu, the upmarket restaurant offers an approachable dining experience for the whole family. The bright and airy trattoria serves house-made pasta, fresh seafood, and grass-fed meats, along with seasonal, local produce and top-quality Italian products, such as imported olive oil, and cured charcuterie and cheese. Guests can dine in the cozy, softly-lit dining room or out on the patio during the summer months and a wide range of libations from world-class wines and craft beers to classic cocktails is served from the bar. Italia Trattoria is open for dinner Tuesday – Saturday, and brunch Saturday and Sunday.
144 S Cannon St, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-459-6000
2.Wandering Table at Kendal
© Wandering Table at Kendal
Located at the Kendall Yards in the heart of Spokane, the Wandering Table at Kendal is a contemporary restaurant that serves a tapas-style menu of small plates and a chef's tasting menu of refined European cuisine. Seasonal dishes are created by Chef Adam Hegsted who uses locally sourced ingredients and regional produce such as appetizers of charred octopus, deviled eggs with maple-bacon filling, and pepper spiced chips. Sharing entrées include plates of Vietnamese clams in oxtail broth; spaghetti stuffed meatballs, and roasted tofu carnitas, and mouthwatering desserts of olive oil gelato, warm chocolate brownies, and peach donuts. The Wandering Table at Kendal is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and dinner only on the weekends.
1242 W Summit Pkwy, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-443-4410
3.Anthony's at Spokane Falls
Overlooking the Spokane River and upper falls, Anthony's at Spokane Falls offers a unique dining experience with outstanding cuisine, fine wines and breathtaking panoramic views of the cascading river rushing over Spokane Falls. One of a nationwide chain of wholesale seafood company that was founded in Seattle in 1984, Anthony's at Spokane Falls serves a seasonal menu of fresh sustainably-caught Northwest seafood ranging from swordfish and salmon to clams and oysters. The cuisine is accompanied by a variety of Northwest wine and microbrews, as well as classic cocktails made with high-end spirits, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily.
510 North Lincoln, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-328-9009
4.Bistango Martini Lounge
© Bistango Martini Lounge
Bistango Martini Lounge is a fantastic spot for drinks and light meals. The eclectic cocktail bar specializes in inventive, handcrafted cocktails made with top-shelf spirits and fresh juices and infusions, along with an impressive wine list of casual wines from around the world, and several local craft beers on tap and by the bottle. Light fare is served alongside the drinks, including cheese and charcuteries boards, olives and bread, fresh salads, tacos, calamari, meatballs, and gourmet burgers. Signature cocktails include Mojitos, Huckleberry Martinis, and the Reem’s Drop, which is made with imported Stolichnaya Vodka and house lemon juice. Bistango Martini Lounge is open for evening drinks and light fare Tuesday through Sunday.
108 N Post St, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-624-8464
5.Chaps Coffee Co.
© Chaps Coffee Co.
Located on the outskirts of the Palouse just a short way from downtown Spokane, Chaps Coffee Company is a shabby-chic eatery and bakery that serves up delicious homemade fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and freshly baked goods from the onsite bakery throughout the day. Decorated with quirky décor and vintage decorations, Chaps serves a seasonal menu of breakfast delights such as baked oatmeal, homemade cinnamon rolls, and chunky chorizo omelets, lunch dishes of meatloaf and fish tacos, and grilled tilapia and curry chicken for dinner. Bakery treats include tiramisu, homemade cakes like Bavarian cream cake, and sweet pastries, and vintage cocktails make for a fantastic dessert. Chaps Coffee Company is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.
4237 Cheney Spokane Rd, Spokane, WA 99224, Phone: 509-624-4182
© Churchill's Steakhouse
Churchill's Steakhouse is a refined steakhouse reminiscent a classic New York chophouse that serves high-quality steaks and other sophisticated steakhouse fare in an elegant setting. The restaurant features intimate décor in dark hues with wood and stone accents, elegant table and booth seating, and soft lighting, creating a romantic ambiance. The menu features prime USDA steaks and chops, fresh seafood such as pan-seared Chilean sea bass and Alaskan king crab legs, fresh salads, and decadent desserts. A wood-lined basement lounge has a full-service bar that serves a wide range of libations from world-class wines and craft beers to classic cocktails, and hosts live piano music throughout the week. Churchill's Steakhouse is open for dinner Monday through Sunday.
165 S Post St, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-474-9888
Located in The Flour Mill, Clinkerdagger has been a long-standing dining destination that has been serving refined cuisine and fine wines for more than 40 years. Featuring a warm dining room decorated in dark hues with thick carpeting, cozy booths and tables and spectacular views of Spokane River, the restaurant serves a seasonal menu of hearty, classic and American cuisine. The restaurant serves a range of quality steaks, ranging from sirloin to filets, fresh seafood and shellfish dishes, fresh salads and vegetarian options, and homemade pasta and from-scratch sauces. The food is accompanied by a wide variety of drinks from the full-service bar, including casual global wines, craft beers and microbrews, top-shelf spirits and classic cocktails and specialty martinis. Clinkerdagger is open for lunch and dinner daily.
621 W Mallon St, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-328-5965
8.Clover Restaurant & Bar
© Clover Restaurant & Bar
Based in a charming Craftsman-style cottage near the Gonzaga University, Clover Restaurant and Bar offers a transformative dining experience with upscale, scratch-made, seasonal cuisine and high-end, creative craft cocktails. The beautifully renovated home features intimate dining booths and secret coves where couples can cozy up over appetizers of grilled octopus and Spanish chorizo and warm housemade pretzels, followed by entrées of house-made buttermilk spaetzle mac-and-cheese, cassoulet with Andouille sausage, and Beef Wellington. Guests can sip casual global wines, craft beers and microbrews, top-shelf spirits and classic cocktails with the cuisine and enjoy alfresco dining on the patio in the warmer months. Clover Restaurant and Bar is open for lunch and dinner, daily, along with weekend brunch.
913 E Sharp Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, Phone: 509-487-2937
Located in the charming Audubon Park neighborhood, the Downriver Grill is a casual fine dining restaurant that specializes in serving fresh, locally sourced and seasonal Modern American cuisine. The restaurant serves seasonally-inspired cutting-edge menus featuring fresh Pacific Northwest cuisine prepared with contemporary cooking techniques and served with Spokane flair. The menu features favorites such as gourmet burgers and ciabattas, house-made pasta and sauces, prime steaks and meat dishes, fresh seafood plates, and decadent desserts. The food is accompanied by a wide variety of drinks from the full-service bar, including casual global wines, craft beers and microbrews, top-shelf spirits and classic cocktails. Downriver Grill is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
3315 W Northwest Blvd, Spokane, WA 99205, Phone: 509-323-1600
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10.Europa Restaurant & Bakery
© Europa Restaurant & Bakery
Europa Restaurant & Bakery is a stylish bistro and pub with an onsite bakery that serves classic pub fare, freshly baked pastries and sweet treats, and an impressive range of libations. Established in 1982 on Wall Street and Railroad Alley, the Spokane favorite has long been a go-to spot for great food and drinks in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Lunch and dinner menus feature pub classics like hearty burgers and gourmet sandwiches, homemade soup, and freshly baked bread, housemade pasta and pizzas, prime steaks and chicken dishes and several vegetarian options. The food is accompanied by a wide variety of drinks from the full-service bar, including casual global wines, craft beers and microbrews, top-shelf spirits and classic cocktails. Europa Restaurant & Bakery is open for lunch and dinner daily.
125 S Wall St, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-455-4051
© Gilded Unicorn
Nestled in the old Catacombs underneath the Montvale Hotel, the Gilded Unicorn is a modern speakeasy and craft cocktail bar with a magical, other-worldly feel. Exuding the ambiance of an ancient European wine cellar with rough-hewn rock walls, the quirky cocktail bar features gaudy décor in natural rock, wood and faux gold, metallic unicorn busts on the walls, and 19th-century paintings in spray-painted gilt frames and has an old-timey and whimsical atmosphere. The dining space has soaring ceilings, bench-lined walls, and a sizeable crackling fireplace, creating a warm and intimate glow, and diners can sip signature cocktails from an impressive craft cocktail menu before tucking into eclectic and elevated American classics served on antique rose-petal plates. Signature dishes include appetizers of brick-fired pretzels, smoky deviled eggs, and Waldorf cheese balls, and exciting entrées of roasted duck wings with apricot honey mustard, and Unicorn Mac-and-Cheese. The Gilded Unicorn is open for dinner, seven nights a week.
110 South N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-309-3698
© Italian Kitchen
Locally owned and operated by Bryce and Lyndsay Kerr, Italian Kitchen is a family-friendly restaurant that serves both classic and contemporary Italian cuisine in a warm and welcoming setting. The casual eatery specializes in authentic Northern and Southern Italian cuisine with starters of antipasti, bruschetta, fresh Caprese salads, and focaccia. Entrées include pasta primavera, chicken piccata, and Frutti de mar, and classics like lasagna and spaghetti Bolognese, and desserts of tiramisu, pannacotta, and homemade gelato. The cuisine is paired with a variety of casual wines from Italy and other wine-growing regions, along with craft beers by the bottle, and made-to-order cocktails. Italian Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and dinner only on the weekends.
113 N Bernard St, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-363-1210
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Located on South Regal Street on Spokane’s South Hill, Laguna Café is a casual and relaxed eatery that specializes in classic American dishes with Italian influences and craft cocktails. The menu features traditional dishes like Chicken Parmesan, Meatloaf and Fillet Steak and Sicilian Carbonara, along with homemade soups, fresh salads, a selection of meat and chicken dishes, and desserts. A wide range of libations from craft beers to classic cocktails is served from the bar, with over 90 wines available to enjoy by the glass or the bottle. Laguna Café is open for lunch and dinner daily.
2013 E 29th Ave, Spokane, WA 99203, Phone: 509-448-0887
14.LeftBank Wine Bar
© LeftBank Wine Bar
LeftBank Wine Bar is a cozy speakeasy wine bar that serves small plates and gourmet pizza in a charming venue with live music. Located on the ground floor of the historic American Legion Building in downtown Spokane, the wine bar boasts a warm, earthy interior and large fireplace with sleek décor and romantic chandeliers. It serves an impressive wine list with over 60 wines by the glass, as well as happy-hour drinks, and mini-wine tasting flights, along with a variety of craft beers and microbrews, signature cocktails and top-shelf spirits. Friday and Saturday nights are buzzing with live music on the go, and the wine bar is open every night except Sunday.
108 N Washington St #105, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-315-8623
15.Luigi's Italian Restaurant
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Luigi's Italian Restaurant is a vibrant, bustling restaurant that serves classic Italian cuisine in a warm and welcoming setting. Boasting a warm and welcoming ambiance with comfortable décor and large windows that flood the dining space with natural light, the restaurant has a pleasant, family-friendly vibe. The menu specializes in authentic Northern and Southern Italian cuisine with starters of Italian antipasti, followed by entrées of house-made pasta, prime beef and veal, organic chicken, and fresh seafood and signature plates like the salmon lasagna. The cuisine is paired with a variety of casual wines from Italy and other wine-growing regions, along with craft beers by the bottle, and made-to-order cocktails. Luigi's Italian Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner on various days of the week.
245 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-624-5226
16.Luna Restaurant & Catering
© Luna Restaurant & Catering
Luna Restaurant & Catering is a longtime fine-dining favorite in South Hill that specializes in elevated Pacific Northwest- and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and global wines. Owned and managed by husband-and-wife Aaron DeLis and Hannah Heber, the restaurant and catering business focus on using only the highest quality and freshest locally sourced ingredients and regional produce to create seasonal dishes. Signature plates include sauteed Brussels sprouts with pancetta and potato puree, ahi tuna tartare with wasabi vinaigrette, and duck breast with fennel puree and pear-fennel salad. Desserts to die for include the salted devil’s chocolate cake and the coconut cake with coconut cream, and the bar offers a variety of wines to pair with each dish. Luna Restaurant & Catering is open for lunch and dinner, daily, and weekend brunch.
5620 S Perry St, Spokane, WA 99223, Phone: 509-448-2383
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17.Mizuna Restaurant & Wine Bar
© Mizuna Restaurant & Wine Bar
Situated in the heart of downtown Spokane, Mizuna Restaurant and Wine Bar is an intimate neighborhood joint that offers a quintessential Spokane dining experience. Based within walking distance of the city’s main attractions, the restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner after a show, serving a creative menu of New American cuisine created by Chef Frank Bonanno and an impressive array of fine wines. The restaurant has an elegantly romantic setting with linen-draped tables and soft lighting in which diners can savor signature dishes such as Smoked Spanish Octopus, Burgundian Escargot, Seared Yellowfin Tuna, and Foie Gras Pie. Mizuna is open for dinner only, Tuesday through Sunday.
214 N Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-747-2004
18.Palm Court Grill
The Palm Court Grill is based in the magnificent gilded atrium and lobby at the ornate Historic Davenport Hotel in the heart of downtown Spokane. Built in 1914 by acclaimed architect Kirtland Cutter, the hotel has been beautifully restored to its former grandeur, and the Palm Court Grill follows suit, offering an elegant and romantic spot for dinner. Seasonal menus boast sublime dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients such as USDA prime beef steaks and ribs, fresh seafood of salmon and halibut, including the signature Chef Edward Mathieu’s famous Crab Louis salad made with tender Dungeness crab, crisp salads and vegetarian dishes, and decadent desserts.
10 S Post St B, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 800-899-1482
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19.Peacock Room Lounge
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Located in The Historic Davenport Hotel, the Peacock Room Lounge is an elegant and refined cocktail bar and lounge that serves specialty cocktails and libations along with small sharing plates of New American cuisine. The bar features a breathtaking 5,000-piece stained-glass ceiling and beautiful décor that reflects the glamor and flamboyance of the Jazz Age and serves an award-winning wine list with vintages from around the world. Famous double martinis and an extensive list of cocktails are handcrafted with freshly squeezed juices, botanicals, and herbs, and the bar’s Cougar Gold Cheese Dip with warm toasted bread is not to be missed. The Peacock Room Lounge is open every evening.
10 S Post St c, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 800-899-1482
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20.Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar
The Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar is a stylish and sophisticated restaurant set in the beautiful and historic Davenport Tower Hotel that offers an exceptional dining experience. The popular dining spot specialized in upscale southern-inspired American fare and craft cocktails with dishes like homestyle grits, flatbreads, fried okra, and savory house-smoked barbecue ribs and pulled pork, all of which fired in an open-flame oven. Decadent desserts include Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, German Chocolate Cake, and Key Lime Pie. The cuisine is paired with a variety of casual wines from Italy and other wine-growing regions, along with craft beers by the bottle, and made-to-order cocktails. The Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
111 S Post St e, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-789-6800
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21.Scratch Restaurant and Rain lounge
© Scratch Restaurant and Rain lounge
Nestled in a beautiful building below the boutique Montvale Hotel in the historic Davenport District, Scratch Restaurant and the Rain Lounge serves contemporary American fare prepared with the highest quality seasonal ingredients. Owned by chef Sil Hernandez, the aptly named restaurant focuses on serving dishes made from scratch in a large open kitchen where guests can watch the chefs at work. Featuring exposed brick walls and warm white and red décor, the eatery boasts a casual, yet elegant ambiance and is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two. The Rain Lounge serves a variety of libations from casual wines and craft beers to classic cocktails prepared with high-end spirits and transforms into a nightlife hub with revolving music events and live DJs.
1005 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-456-5656
22.Steam Plant Kitchen and Brewery
© Steam Plant Kitchen + Brewery
Located in the historic former steam-generating facility known as the Steam Plant in the heart of downtown Spokane, the Steam Plant Kitchen + Brewery is a casual restaurant, bar and brewery offer a truly unique dining experience. The old steam plant, which was built in 1914, has been transformed into an exclusive dining destination where guests dine against the background of the inner workings of the industrial plant. The restaurant presents a distinctive approach to dining with traditional pub fare dishes prepared using locally sourced ingredients and regional produce, including meats and fish smoked in the onsite smokehouse. The full-service bar serves famous hand-crafted beers using regionally grown grains and hops, casual wines, and craft cocktails. Steam Plant Kitchen + Brewery is open for dinner seven nights a week.
159 S Lincoln St, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-777-3900
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23.Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar
© Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar
Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar is a casual, contemporary restaurant and bar in the atrium at River Park Square overlooking Post Street in the heart of Spokane. The centrally located restaurant features a spacious rotunda room with beautiful views of downtown Main Street, and a lively 40-foot wrap-around bar with a signature liquor tower that serves 36 crafted martinis to a stylish post-work crowd. The bistro serves a creative menu of All-American cuisine featuring gourmet sandwiches and burgers, fresh salads, vegetarian dishes, hand-tossed, wood-fired pizzas with delectable toppings, housemade portions of pasta and prime steaks. The full-service bar offers a wide variety of libations, ranging from local craft beer, regional wines, and craft cocktails. Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar is open for lunch and dinner, daily.
Twigs River Park Square, 808 W Main, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-232-3376
24.Wild Sage American Bistro
© Wild Sage American Bistro
The Wild Sage American Bistro is a creative comfort-food specialist that serves regionally sourced Northwest cuisine in a casual, and intimate setting. The restaurant features an earth-toned dining room with comfortable décor, classic architectural details, and large windows that flood the dining space with natural light and offer beautiful views. Three dining areas provide distinct spaces for different dining experiences from social gatherings to intimate dinners for two, and a full-service bar offers a variety of libations from casual wines and craft beers to classic cocktails prepared with high-end spirits. The Wild Sage American Bistro is open for dinner, nightly.
916 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-456-7575
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25.Wiley's Downtown Bistro
© Wiley's Downtown Bistro
Wiley's Downtown Bistro is a charming neighborhood eatery located one block from the Riverfront Park that draws both locals and visitors for great food and wine in a casual, laid-back ambiance. Open for lunch and dinner; the bistro serves a creative menu of contemporary cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients and regional produce, such as fresh seafood, prime steak and chops, homemade pasta and sauces, fresh salads, and vegetarian dishes. The food is accompanied by a wide variety of drinks from the full-service bar, including casual global wines, craft beers and microbrews, top-shelf spirits and classic cocktails. Wiley's Downtown Bistro is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and dinner only on Saturdays.
115 N Washington St Suite 1, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-838-4600
25 Best Restaurants in Spokane, WA
- Italia Trattoria, Photo: Italia Trattoria
- Wandering Table at Kendal, Photo: Wandering Table at Kendal
- Anthony's at Spokane Falls, Photo: Leonid/stock.adobe.com
- Bistango Martini Lounge, Photo: Bistango Martini Lounge
- Chaps Coffee Co., Photo: Chaps Coffee Co.
- Churchill's Steakhouse, Photo: Churchill's Steakhouse
- Clinkerdagger, Photo: Clinkerdagger
- Clover Restaurant & Bar, Photo: Clover Restaurant & Bar
- Downriver Grill, Photo: Kzenon/stock.adobe.com
- Europa Restaurant & Bakery, Photo: Europa Restaurant & Bakery
- Gilded Unicorn, Photo: Gilded Unicorn
- Italian Kitchen, Photo: Italian Kitchen
- Laguna Cafe, Photo: Miljan Živkovic/stock.adobe.com
- LeftBank Wine Bar, Photo: LeftBank Wine Bar
- Luigi's Italian Restaurant, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com
- Luna Restaurant & Catering, Photo: Luna Restaurant & Catering
- Mizuna Restaurant & Wine Bar, Photo: Mizuna Restaurant & Wine Bar
- Palm Court Grill, Photo: nataliaderiabina/stock.adobe.com
- Peacock Room Lounge, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com
- Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar, Photo: Luiz/stock.adobe.com
- Scratch Restaurant and Rain lounge, Photo: Scratch Restaurant and Rain lounge
- Steam Plant Kitchen and Brewery, Photo: Steam Plant Kitchen + Brewery
- Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar, Photo: Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar
- Wild Sage American Bistro, Photo: Wild Sage American Bistro
- Wiley's Downtown Bistro, Photo: Wiley's Downtown Bistro
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