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 22, 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
  • Outstanding Service
    cswik
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was great but the service we received was what made our dinner spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pre-Play Venue
    skimomnw2
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We go here before a play. Fast service, great food, and convenient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • faaaaabulous
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It was a great place and experience. I took my daughter here for her 21st birthday and it was perfect. The waitress was so nice the food was delicious and I can't wait to come here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Notable Experience
    IdahoRP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Took our friends to the Safari Room for a special night out! No disappointments! The wait staff were superb. Friendly and attentive but not overbearing. The food was excellent and the dessert just the right touch. Our friends, from Canada, noted this as one of the highlights of their visit. We will definitely be back. Thank you, Safari Room staff, for making this such a great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Happy Hour
    Gardengal
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Best Happy Hour in town with 1/2 off drinks & flatbread specials. This half off includes bottles of wine too. Food is ALWAYS terrific! Tried something new this visit and was not disappointed! Wait staff is always friendly & efficient.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service
    Likegoodfood
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    In my online reservation I mentioned that both my guests had recent birthdays and to do something for them if possible. Their desserts came out with a chocolate Happy Birthday written on them. It was a very nice touch. Food is well prepared and presented.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fixed Price Menu Very Good
    Kevin
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Our original table was near the bar and much too 'energetic' for my elderly parents; we requested and they moved us away to a quiet section without fuss. Our party of 7 enjoyed the fixed price menu (salad, entrée, dessert for $18). Salads were big and fresh. Nice selection of entrées, everyone like theirs except for my picky brother couldn't find a side he liked. Desserts were the "shot glass" type. Most were happy with those, the German Chocolate Cake one was too dense and hard to spoon of the glass. Overall very good, portion sizes generous, food tasty. Safari Room is very spacious with lots of marble, high ceilings; this "cool" atmosphere is nice during these summer months.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 150 reviews are from the Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar reviews archive.
  • In and out
    KodeDog
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The place was packed when we arrived. My party of six was looking forward to dinner and drinks. The catch was we needed to get in and out quickly as we hadtickets to Wicked. The staff at the Safari Room stepped right up. We had a fabulous dinner and made the production with 10 minutes to spare!!!! k
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservations
    Bethbe
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I want to go on record that the food was fine and our server was EXCELLENT. SOOO if you are NOT in a hurry, the Safari is a great place to eat. But when our group of 8 arrived for our 7:30 reservation we were told that not only would we have to wait for our table, but that we would have to wait for a seat in the waiting area and they suggested we "go for a walk." When the eight of us crowded around a cafe table in the lobby of the hotel, we noticed many other groups being served drinks while they waited and no one approached us for the half hour we sat there. Really put a damper on our celebration.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Elle Was friendly, attentive, & informative. Many groups & couples seemed to be having a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go there on a Frid nite
    GeeS
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    NO valet parking Very,very noisy Salad was on a big dinner plate and the salmon was in a big bowl very hard to eat I had the same salmon at the Davenport Palm room two days before -what a difference I prabaly won't go to the safari room again on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre Theatre Dining
    Kootfish
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We came early to take advantage of Happy Hour--the drink menu is very unusual and has some awesome libations. The food was great and the creme brûlée was the best I've ever had. The acoustics are a little funny--so it is somewhat loud, but it is a nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, but could be better
    BillB
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We were early, but were seated right away. It was definitely a bit loud since there were a few groups, but we could hear one another using normal voices. For appetizers we had the flatbread and pita w/ hummus. They were good. For a meal, I ordered the ribs and my wife got the slow cooked chicken. We both liked the meat a lot. With the ribs I got the baked beans and cole slaw. Both were good. My wife's chicken came with stuffing that was hard and inedible. We also had some of the mini desserts and they were really good. The service was good, but a bit slow. The environment and decorations were very nice as well. Overall, we liked it and for the money thought it was a good place for dinner. Slightly upscale, but fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Fun atmosphere, but not great for romantic get a way. Food serving sizes were minimal for the price. Service was great, and terrific decor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had the restaurant week prix
    MistressVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Had the restaurant week prix fixe menu for $28. Food was good but seemed a bit amateurish for such a well known hotel. I had higher expectations for a Davenport restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent value
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    We went for the 3-course $17.95 dinner special. Excellent value, good selection, fresh ingresients cooked and served beautifully. It was so good we will return to try the regular menu, and other items on the $17.95
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch Specials
    GeeS
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The Lunch Specials are great at Safari Room at Davenport Tower Hotel One of the best and Cheapest deals in Spokane for such great food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for special occasions
    GeeS
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    It was very slow but they were wonderful to my friend and I. It was a birthday for my friend and they gave us 2 free desserts and a candle in her dessert . So kind to us. Valet parking is awesome tto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Breakfast/Brunch
    GourMande
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I have had breakfast at the safari room twice and both times the food was delicious. They allowed me to order half of their crab omelet which I really appreciate because a whole omelet at any restaurant is usually too much. I recommend their crab omelet highly because of its balance of flavors. I have not had a better omelet anywhere else. The accompanying hash browns and toast do not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caesar Salad
    Hoghven
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    My daughters stated, "that is the best Caesar Salad in town!"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YaYa Sisters Christmas Luncheon
    Janet
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    My friends and I, six of us total, enjoyed a delicious lunch and exchanged gifts at the Safari Room on Friday the 20th of December. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was wonderful, eliciting oohs and awws and we took the first bites of our lunch. The small dessert cups were brilliant for us as there were six choices of goodies and six of us! We passed each one around and took a taste and decided on our favorites, perfect for us perpetual "dieters!" (wink wink) As we gathered up our Christmas loot and left the Safari Room, we noticed that many other ladies were also meeting their "besties" there for lunch and gift exchanges! They all had the same great idea!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Downtown Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    This is a not a quiet spot so if you enjoy a high energy place, this is it. Good happy hour drink prices. Free valet parking is a big plus for me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent and
    yummyfood
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The food was excellent and the service was excellent, but it the layout of the bar and restaurant make it way too LOUD! Could not hear the person sitting next to me. It was very frustrating and ruined a special night out.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Holiday Party Site
    6gardeners
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    Six members of our club were able to attend our holiday lunch at the Safari Room. We enjoyed the African safari motif as well as the Christmas decorations. The food was served hot, and was delicious. Our waitress, Melinda, was attentive and friendly but not intrusive. All in all, a great place for a small group to lunch together.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3 course excellance!
    emilyoriene1
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Although the online menu listed different entres than what was actually offered, I found it to be quite a lovely surprise. I had a garden salad, herb roasted salmon and creme brulee:) I have a hard time finding a restaurant that can make a devine creme brulee and this was by far the best I've tasted in a great while. My honey had the same as me except he chose the pot pie for his entree. This was also a nive dish, but not one I would personally go to a restaurant to eat, especially with the other delectible choices on the menu. Service was 5 star!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gusto
    mikey
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Spectacular lunch spot over Holidays and special occasions. Excellent food and service. I requested special dish on the spot, not on menu but server obliged and cook prepared with GUSTO! I loved the entire experience and my out of town guests were delighted and impressed with ambiance service and deliciously sumptuous dishes. Two thumbs up!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Food was not what was reflected online which was disappointing. However, what we ordered was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Thanksgiving Dinner Ever!
    KikiMcV
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Prior to making the 4:45 PM Thanks giving reservation for 6, I checked past reviews on line and they were all average to very good. Unfortunately, our turkey dinner was by far the worst turkey dinner any of us had ever had. The turkey was very dry, gravy was literally colored water with sage, dressing was dry, tasteless bread cubes, green beans were runny and tasteless, mashed potatoes were dry and flavorless, the pumpkin pie was not good and the overall plate presentation was poor. We should have eaten at my mother-in-laws rest home or Denny's!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect downtown location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    A very nicely decorated restaurant in a relatively new downtown hotel that has been constructed (successfully) to look like a classic. Went for lunch before a theater matinee. The restaurant was perfectly located, street parking was available (or valet), food was quite good (chargrilled burger and crab omelet), waitress was delightfully friendly and appropriately attentive. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jane's rating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    We had a great time during our visit. The food is always good and your drinks are pricey but very good so I guess they are worth it. Our server, Andrew, was the best. He was polite, gave great service and even helped make our girls night out even better. He interacted with us and made us feel very much welcome. So many times we have gone to other places for our ladies night out and though the food may be good it's the service that brings us back. We are already looking forward to the nice evening at the Safari Room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice and reseanable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Food was well presented, could have a little more variety, not bad prices
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome dining experience~
    Deidre
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Checked into the Davenport after a six-hour drive. Arrived mid-afternoon very hungry, looking for a convenient late lunch/early dinner. Found the Safari Bar on Open Table (love this app, by the way). Of course, we were seated immediately and received excellent personal service from Melinda. We asked for a wine suggestion and were served a vintage perfectly suited to our request. The meal was wonderful -- well prepared and presented, especially in the middle of the afternoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The menu seemed plain. However, it was very delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for lunches too
    GeeS
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    with the $6.00 lunches and valet parking, it a dream spot for lunch wonderful people everywhere recommend reservations Gee
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Preparation
    Jeff
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Chicken portion was too small and white meat was overcooked and dry. Had to smother in Southern Comfort sauce to keep from sending it back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too long
    buddy
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We had a great server but she only had so much to work with while our meal took about 30 minutes to prepare. I do realize that thing do go wrong and realize that this was one of them. I still enjoyed the meal and will be back again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friend's birthday party
    Heidi
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    We went to the Safari Room for a friends birthday because of the amazing happy hour. Our friend is a scotch connoisseur and collector, and this seemed to be the best option to celebrate his refined tastes for an affordable price (everything in the bar is 1/2 price!). The ambience and menu is amazing, and our server was okay-- although she seemed to be new, so that was probably the issue. All in all an excellent experience, and a great time! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always LOVE going to the Tower
    FromTheValley
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    The food and service is consistently top notch. Everything is as you would expect from a fancy restaurant with the exception of the pricing. The safari room keeps their prices at a very tasteful level. I don't recall ever leaving there with a bill above $60 for two. Your food is served very quickly as well, making this a great place to have lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around great dining experience
    SteveG
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Good menu selection priced very well. Three course menu is excellent value. Service is fast and friendly. Safari Room has become a favorite family gathering place for special occasions. We will definitely be back and likely will recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for a special occasion
    celebratingthegraduate
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    We were celebrating our son's graduation from college. It was a Sunday evening, nice atmosphere, wonderful service, and the food was very good. Other reviews had mentioned a problem with the noise level but that was not an issue at all - probably due being a Sunday. We utilized the 3 course special menu (all choices were $17.95) for our group so we were able to know just what we would be spending. We sat at a table near the windows. Very special time. Would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.