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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!

  1. ritabwh 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

    1. RetiredChef 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

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