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Tripper Aug 7, 2011 08:16 AM

We will be in downtown Spokane for lunch mid-week. What is good? Open to any cuisine and price range. Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have!

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  1. RetiredChef RE: Tripper Aug 11, 2011 09:40 AM

    Here is my list - if any of these sound interesting check out the reviews on Yelp (I find yelp to me accurate in Spokane than Urbanspoon.)

    $ Chicken-N-More - Southern style cooking - hole in the wall.
    $ Domini Sandwich's - Old school sandwich shop, plain sandwich's with lots of meat
    $ High Nooner - A good deli sandwich shop
    $ Neato Burrito - Hole in the wall place that is attached to Baby Bar, they feature wrap style burritos.
    $$ Europa - European style bistro, service/food can be a little slow
    $$ Herbal Essence Cafe - Small cafe with good bistro style food
    $$ Monterey Cafe - Although it's called Monterey cafe it features mostly Italian style food (pizza's, pasta, calzones, etc.)
    $$ Queen of Sheba - Ethiopian cuisine that is very authentic and homemade. Small place and wait times can be long if they are busy.
    $$ Santorini's Greek - Greek restaurant that is good - only drawback is they don't follow their posted hours very well.
    $$ Taco's Tumbras - Hole in the wall type place but it is one of the top three Mexican restaurants in Spokane (Note I said "in Spokane" pretty average compared to places in LA)
    $$ Thai on 1st - Nice atmosphere, good Thai food.
    $$$ Mizuna - High end Bistro that features vegetarian and non-vegetarian food
    $$$ Sante's - High end bistro featuring mostly organic and locally grown items. Fresh charcuterie items

    If I were to rate the top three restaurants on the above list using quality of food they would be

    #1 (tie) Sante's
    #1 (tie) Mizuna
    #3 Queen of Sheba

    Other popular places that I think have sub-par food or not worth the money

    Clinkerdagger - too expensive
    Italian Kitchen - too expensive and sub-par food
    Linnie's Thai - sub-par food
    Moxie - too expensive
    O'Doherty's - terrible food
    Raw Island Grill - sub-par food
    Satellite Diner sub-par food unless you are drunk and it's 3AM and you HAVE to eat)
    Scratch - too expensive
    Steelhead - sub-par food
    Taaj Indian Food - sub-par food
    The Peacock Room - Too expensive and sub-par food
    Twigs - too expensive and sub-par food
    Wild Sage - Very hit and miss and unfortunately to many misses - sub-par food and too expensive

    Good luck and let us know where you went and what you thought of it please.

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    Sante
    404 West Main, Spokane, WA 99201

    Clinkerdagger
    West 621 Mallon Street, Spokane, WA 99201

    Satellite Diner
    425 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

    Neato Burrito
    827 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

    Herbal Essence Cafe
    115 N Washington St, Spokane, WA 99201

    Chicken-N-More
    11808 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99206

    Italian Kitchen
    113 N Bernard St, Spokane, WA 99201

    Mizuna
    214 N Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201

    High Nooner
    410 E Holland Ave Ste G, Spokane, WA 99218

    Queen of Sheba
    621 W Mallon Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

    1. ritabwh RE: Tripper Aug 22, 2011 11:18 PM

      Santes. then go browse at Auntie's Books next door.
      :-))

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      Sante
      404 West Main, Spokane, WA 99201

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