Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar
Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar

Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thedavenporthotel.com/tower/safari
  • Phone: 5097896800
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 6:00am - 2:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Crowe
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining for up to 25 guests complete with 42 inch flatscreen LCD TV monitor.
  • Private Party Contact: Oleg Baron 5097896800

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking for all guests of the Safari Room with a minimum purchase required of $10. (not applicable to overnight guests of the hotel). Additional parking options around the Davenport Tower Hotel include metered street parking and a self-park garage.
A word from Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar
It doesn't take an explorer to seek out the aptly named Safari Room amid the exotic zebra-print furniture and carved elephant busts of the Davenport Tower lobby. The frequent hum of activity, the sparkle of laughter and conversation — not to mention the incredibly affordable lunch and dinner specials — seem to draw scores of guests almost instinctively.

Since opening in 2007, this truly stylish restaurant has had the quiet distinction of becoming a kind of pet project to owner Walt Worthy. It is a place where he has been able to introduce all the classic Southern fare from his youth in Georgia: dishes like homestyle grits, savory smoked barbecue, indulgent fried okra, and flatbreads fired in a special oven then sprinkled with tantalizing toppings. Yet the menu is broad enough to satisfy all cravings, no matter whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (5)special occasion (5)great for lunch (5)fit for foodies (4)vibrant bar scene (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)romantic (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Enjoyed our lunch.
    luncheoner
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    This was my first time dining at the Safari Room. The food was delicious, the service was friendly, and the little desserts were just right with coffee at the end of the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day at the Safari Room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We had lunch for four at noon and were seated right away. The ambiance was wonderful and the service was good. They were originally out of their signature coffee cake but were able to procure some addition cakes from the Palm Court across the street. While my mom and sister enjoyed splitting a Crab Louis, my partner found his crab omelet dry and over cooked. I'm not sure we will return there anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for Mother's Day brunch!
    SarahN1987
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    My mom loves the Davenport Hotel and we all had never been to the Safari Room. The experience was excellent! The food was superb, and the service was top notch. We especially enjoyed all the wonderful decor to fit the name of the restaurant. I highly recommend the Safari Room for Mother's Day brunch, or any other special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not reccomend!
    foodlover2513
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I ordered the crêpes that day and when they arrived they were ice cold! not very appetizing at all. Our service was not very good as well. We had to ask for refills on coffee many times, you should never have to ask for a refill. They were not very busy at all. Overall I was disappointed in the food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Visit to Spokane
    Graduation
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We went to dinner to celebrate a graduation with four in our dinner party and had made reservations. The hostesses seemed overwhelmed with the patrons, struggled a bit with the computer system, eventually found the reservation and we were seated in a quiet area- which was in sharp contrast to the rest of the eating areas which were very loud. The waiter was pleasant, but again seemed stressed and overly busy. A request for a varied option on an appetizer was not followed through on. The wine order took longer than expected. Food was very good. Overall the experience was acceptable, but not commensurate with the price and reputation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I went here for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    My wife and I went here for our Anniversary and had a very nice time. We reserved our table online and when we arrived it was ready. The service was very friendly and prompt. We have very nice drinks followed by both a well presented and delicious meal. I was surprised at how well priced the food was so all in all, it was a very nice experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a dinning experience that can be both semi-formal or casual.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    We enjoyed our meal and the service. Great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Very good food and service. The 3-course dinner special was outstanding, especially the short-ribs! One noticeable complaint - the first glass of wine for my wife, was a nice, and expected pour, nothing too large or small. However, the second glass was about a third of that initial glass. So small, it was a shock. With restaurants already charging an expected and understandable premium for wine, the insult of such a tiny glass was honestly beyond belief.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely wonderful dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    Absolutely wonderful dining experience; our server Bethanie went above and beyond our expectations. We were celebrating our 37th wedding anniversay and she created a very special dessert platter in our honor. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleasant experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/4/2013
    Very pleasant experience. Menu selections were bountiful. Service was friendly and quick.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    We had a great experience the last night of Spokane restaurant week. Good food, plenty of it, and great atmosphere. Jordan, our server, treated us well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOUD, very loud. Our waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    LOUD, very loud. Our waitress didn't tell us the dinner came with wine so we ordered a bottle, then she tells us after she pours! Little attention from her the entire time. My meat was tough, did I say loud? Couldn't hear my aunt say a thing. Everyone else's meal was very good, just expected more of a restaurant atmosphere not a bar.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The special dinner was a great
    gclb
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    The special dinner was a great deal. The wine was good, the salad was fresh and big, and the entry melted in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had the flatbread with pesto,
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    I had the flatbread with pesto, tomato and cheese, and it was great. Great service and great price and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Christmas night fun dinner
    Fantasticfoodie
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    We always eat at home on Christmas but the cook-me decided to have a night off, great idea!! Great atmosphere and fun night! The food was great and service was pretty good, very busy place and we were there at 5:00! Made reservations, glad we did. I would definitely recommend this place for Christmas dinner, it is our new tradition!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service was good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Food and service was good. They did not have our OpenTable reservation in their system. Luckily, there were tables available and we got seated.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Less than impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    I love the Safari Room for appetizers and drinks. We thought we'd try it for Christmas Eve dinner and were thoroughly disappointed. I had ribs, they were dry and tasteless and the coleslaw was without flavor also. My son had the burger and was happy with that...but the rest of the meal was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and srevice was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Food and srevice was great but it was so noisy we had a hard time hearing each other.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    My family and I have been there Regularly two/three times a month, kids like it Real enjoyable foods, vallet is very convenient when taking elderly parents.. Employees are very friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent salmon for me
    GeeS
    Dined on 12/11/2012
    excellent salmon for me was not fully cook but I think that is the new way to cook salmon
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real gem in downtown Spokane!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Service is outstanding, food is well above average, an very aesthetically pleasing in its presentation. Priced well in line with other comparable venues, but stands head and shoulders above those others in terms of ambiance and setting. A great place for dinner, but a real sleeper when the lunch menu applies!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too loud. Food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Too loud. Food and service were fine. Perhaps in the middle of the week it could be quiet and romantic.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanksgiving Bliss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Excellent food, service and very unique decor. Will recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    The food was awesome with the service to match. Love the Safari Room.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had the best time and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2012
    We had the best time and the drinks and food was excellent. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been to Safari several
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    I've been to Safari several times, and this time I asked my friend to join me, as she loves the wild animal decor. The lunch is simple and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great 3 course meal for a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    Great 3 course meal for a very reasonable price-portion sze was absolutely perfect. We were a group of 8 and the service was very good. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding dining venue!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Exceptional dining experience. Service was excellent and the $15 three course option is definitely worthwhile.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service and food was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    The service and food was excellent. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. I had the Southern Fried Chicken, which was cooked fresh and came hot. I was impressed to have a whole boneless chicken breast, which was very tender and juicy. The wing and drumstick were very good, as well. The mashed potatoes and gravy were to die for! I wished I had tried the gravy sooner, since I would have slathered it all over my chicken if I knew how good it was. My boyfriend had the ravioli, which he enjoyed. He doesn't try new things often, but he ventured out on this dish. I had a bite and thought it was heavenly myself. For dessert, I had the creme brulee, which was made perfectly. Silky smooth and the right amount of caramelized sugar on top.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were disappointed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    We were disappointed with the food. My salmon was way too sweet and my husband's lemon chicken was jusy okay.... Salad was great and dessert wonderful..
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was very disappointed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    Was very disappointed with the service. The dining room was not busy yet our plates remained on our table long after we were finished. The simple desserts took forever to be served to our tired little grandchildren.. The caesar salad was not good like it usually is yet the price on these 3 course meal increased by $3 so the quality should not have gone down. When I booked the table I let them know it was my husbands birthday but nothing was done for him. We come here probably twice a month and this was the first time we were truly disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a wonderful time, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Had a wonderful time, but the waiter was a little new. Not on top of everything like it would expect. The wine list at our table was not up to date. Overall I know this is a great place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Busy, loud place but the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Busy, loud place but the food was unique, different than most, but extremely good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Took the team out for lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Took the team out for lunch. Food was not special, but not bad either. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites. Great
    ElsieVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    One of my favorites. Great bar specials and happy hour. Excellent flatbreads and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food and Wine at a Good Price
    Eagle779VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Good food, a limited wine list with some decent moderately priced selections, with many available by the glass, and adequate service. The three-course menu priced at $15 is a real bargain. Surroundings are pleasant, although seating in booths and banquettes is not entirely comfortable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise interfered with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2012
    Noise interfered with the conversation at times, but we had a large group and some members were far apart.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • While the service,atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    While the service,atmosphere and price point were all very agreeable, the food itself was underwhelming and lacking in flavor. I would probably not return, given an opportunity to try a different restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great happy hour deal! Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Great happy hour deal! Best Cosmopolitan in town!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat coming
    NotHard2PleaseVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    Great place to eat coming in from airport on way to Coeur d'Alene
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate