Stacks at Steam Plant
Stacks at Steam Plant

Stacks at Steam Plant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.steamplantspokane.com/
  • Phone: (509) 777-3900
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Su-Th 3:00pm-10:00pm

    Dinner: Sa-Su 3:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Barry Matthews
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Steam Plant Commons and Banquets offers four unique private dining areas. These rooms provide the perfect space for banquets, receptions, meetings and private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Dana Bernal 5094620285

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer free parking directly outside the front doors to the restaurant. Also, if you park in the Diamond Lot that is located one block north of the restaurant on Lincoln, we will deduct the parking fee from your dining bill up to the total of your bill.
A word from Stacks at Steam Plant
Our restaurant, Stacks at Steam Plant, offers a distinctive approach to dining in which we work with local farmers and ranchers to create dishes that celebrate the best our region has to offer. The restaurant offers seating with views of the 80-foot ceilings, old boiler pipes and catwalks as well as to the pub down below. Steam Plant Brewing Company & Pub showcases it"s very own nationally-acclaimed, hand-crafted beers using regionally grown grains and hops. The menu here offers our Chef's own twist of traditional pub fare, including meats and fish smoked right here inside our smokehouse.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Stacks at Steam Plant reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (32)special occasion (30)vibrant bar scene (17)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (15)romantic (14)late-night find (10)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (8)great for lunch (5)hot spot (4)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Valentines Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    confusion at desk when checking in, but they recovered quickly. Tamera or server was excellant. I manage a service driven company. She was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cool place
    srj1210
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Everything about this place is very cool, except the food, which we would rate average to below average. Nothing we ate was special or memorable. It is a great place to go for drinks and maybe appetizers. Parking can be a little tricky, but they will pay if you have to park in the pay lot just north of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    time2eat
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The majority if our food was cold and/or not fully cooked the table was not cleared regularly so it was cluttered.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Service
    Janene
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    We had a wonderful time! Both my husband and I had previous meals here, and they were not-so-great. We did not want this to be our special choice for my brother and sister in laws' birthday dinner. But they choose The Steamplant as the place they wanted to go, so we went. What a pleasant surprise! The food was delicious, the drinks were delicious, and our Server was wonderful. We had a great time...thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unique setting
    liljimi3
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our dinner. She had the butternut squash ravioli and I had the chipotle pork chop. Service was quick and attentive throughout the evening. We shared the beer sampler and that was very good as well. Great food and drink plus a unique, museum type setting made for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30 minutes to get a drink in bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Saturday was our first visit to the Steam Plant. We sat down at a table in the bar at 6:30 pm, and within 5 minutes had ordered a drink. It took 30 minutes of waiting as one bartender, who was making drinks for the entirely packed out bar area, as well as the entire restaurant on the floor above. In the bartender's defense, I saw that he had the drinks made and sitting at the server's pick up area at the 20 minute mark. It was another 10 ten minutes before the server brought them to us. It was such a downer that we finished our drinks and left.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great For Groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Our group (8-12 people) has been to Stacks twice. We like it because each time we have been seated in the semi-private alcoves or seating areas. You still feel that you are part of the restaurant but it is quiet enough that the conversation at the table can be heard.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Scott
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Stacks at Steam Plant is one of the better restaurants in Spokane. The menu has a lot of variety and the libations are extensive! Including a brewery, which creates many fine beers - especially the stout. All of this would be enough for any establishment, but Stacks is located in Spokane's old steam plant. The incorporation of the steam plant's infrastructure into the restaurant is definitely worth seeing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food
    storm
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Food was excellent and our waiter was awesome. Not complaints at all and would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday night birthday
    jebid89
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    I planned to have my husband's birthday dinner here on a Monday night. It was very quiet, and we (our group of 6) pretty much seemed to have the waitress to ourselves which was great. The food was presented nicely and tasted delicious. I am looking forward to eating there again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Beauty
    Spockanite
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Wonderful historic building. Great food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food & Drink. Terrible Servic
    thescarecrow
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We came on New Years Eve and brought friends from out of town with us. The Drinks and The Pork Chop were unreal. We were extremely disappointed in the service though. Our waiter was personable, but he took our drink and appetizer order at the same time and we received our apps and were finished them before a drinks arrived. I watched our drinks sit at the service bar for 15 minutes and when the waiter came to the table he blamed it on the bar being busy. Flat out lie. I used to be in the industry, and I can't believe that he had the gall to lie to our faces. Wouldn't have Cole work for me in my business, because of his out right lies. I would come back but only the because the food was excellent. But that is not all a meal consists of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining at Stacks at Steam Plant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We were there New Year's Eve. Food was excellent, and service was fabulous. Fascinating building. Would recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Homerun
    Kevin
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We chose Stacks to celebrate a family milestone. Stacks took the extra steps to ensure the event was perfect. We had a private room. Everyone loved their entrees. Those who had never been were very impressed with the unique venue. Prices are reasonable considering the quality of food and the amazing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food quality has improved
    luvfood
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Food quality has improved at this restaurant over the past year. Service seems to be spotty though. Although our waitress was nice she was extremely slow in refilling our drinks or even taking the bill at the end of the meal. It didn't seem as though she was extremely busy with other tables and we received faster service from others on the wait staff who were not even servicing our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and building
    Afoodie4sure
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We returned to Stacks to dine after not eating there for years. We were hoping the food had gotten better however I am sad to say we were disappointed. We had 7 in our party of diners and no one was happy with their meal. The ribs were dry and tasteless and the other dishes just lacked that factor that brings you back again and again. On a good note, the beer was good and the service was excellent and we love that old historic building!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas Eve Magic
    foodielover
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I had out of town family in for the holidays and decided to go out for Christmas Eve dinner. I had not been to the Steam Plant, but it looked like a place everyone in our diverse group would agree on. It was perfect! The space was so much fun and historical, the waiter was exceptional and the food was outstanding! The Steam Plant gave us a very enjoyable evening under less than optimum family dynamics. Thank you Steam Plant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Christmas Eve spot!
    FoodieLaValley
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We enjoyed the Stack @ Steam Plant for a family Christmas Eve dinner as we did not want to cook and have the chance to spend a quality evening out with our teen boys. This was a great choice as we were allowed to order more pub food from the bar to be served at our table in the dining room. (teen boy friendly menu) We had a great experience, service was excellent and the environment was very good. Parking was not an issue either. That is a huge plus for downtown Spokane.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steamy
    nick
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Awesome place! Fun to just walk around and look at stuff. Good food, lots o' beer and plenty of other drinks as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice evening
    Radioman
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    We arrived much earlier than our reservation (6:45) on Monday night. I checked in and was offered a table. They were very flexible and told us to walk around and enjoy the old steam plant history and then they would seat us whenever we were ready. The hostess was awesome. The waitress was awesome too. Didn't rush us and was very accommodating to our need to take our time and talk. The only negative was that the veggies were barely warm. It was served on a cold plate. I had Salmon. It was excellent and the right temp. My date had steak. It was cooked to her preference. I'll be going back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lackluster Dining Experience
    casualdiner
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The ambiance and decor of the restaurant was superb, however, the food was overpriced for what was served. Comparable meals could be found at much cheaper dining establishments and although the descriptions of the food sounded amazing, the actual meals were a bit bland and lackluster. The service was outstanding, but I won't be going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • so-so
    Crone
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The food was ok, but not great for the price. The service was ok, but not attentive. Love the concept of the stacks, and showing my daughter and telling her the history of it. But the 'restaurant' portion was just so-so.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top Notch!
    emilyoriene1
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We sat at the bar and the bar tender was awesome! I didn't catch his name, but he was friendly, engaging, and made sure we had everything we wanted. We had a couple appetizers...the cheesey bread and half and half satay. The bread was surprisingly amazing, probably the best I've ever had. I wish I lived locally so I could have the bread and a pint of Jalepeneo Ale once a week. I also tried the pumpkin ale and the huckleberry ale. Both were exquisit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stacks at Steam Plant -"Owning it!"
    TheHungryOgre
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    The food was great, the garlic bread went to another level with it's herby-creamy topping. Their salads are meals in themselves, interesting vinegrettes and toppings. My Tri-Tip was cooked perfectly and the red-eye gravy was a first for me, but won't be my last. Looking at the menu there are a lot of things I am looking forward to going back to try. The portion sizes were large, but not to the point where we needed a box to take home. The menu has different price points for all of their food, making many of their choices attainable. I was impressed withthe diversity of the menu: Greek salad, Curried Chicken, Ribeye and fish and chips, and on and on. The beer selection was great - try the Vanilla Burbon Stout - It is AMAZING!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date
    franseen304
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Awesome time out with my wife. Fun and unique setting with amazing food. Pork Paso Bucco should not be missed. Amazing in home brews at an amazing price (for growlers).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved It!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Great atmosphere, delicious food and beer! I want to visit again, great for dates and groups as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    Dancemom50
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Besides the wonderful service we received, it's a great place to celebrate just about anything. The atmosphere was simply unique and definitely a piece of conversation. The waiter was friendly and helpful, always smiling. Our drinks did take a while, but other than that it's a great place to dine. I would definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wifes Birthday
    Firstimer
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We wanted a restaraunt downtown and something kind of nice. The Steam Plant fit the bill. Our server, Jackie, was very nice and seemed to know the menu. The food arrived right on time and was very good. The steak was much better than the one I had last week at Outback. Anyway, we were very happy, and plan to go back soon. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I have been to the Stacks several times, and I always enjoy the food there. The service is great, too, and extremely helpful. The building itself is fascinating in terms of the history of Spokane and a great architectural gem! It gives the restaurant a unique feel. I highly recommend the restaurant to anyone wanting a great place to go out to dinner to in downtown Spokane. The one downside to our dining experience this time was that we were placed in an area next to a large party even though we had a reservation and the restaurant didn't seem busy. We were a small group of 4 and we had a hard time talking and hearing each other because the large group was so loud. Make sure if you want a quiet corner to ask for it when you go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, awesome atmosphere.
    Thadues
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Great food, awesome atmosphere. The plants history is very neat and all together makes for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • once is enough
    spokanite
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Recently came for the first time. Read reviews before we went and although most said the food was just ok, they also said the service was great and you have to go at least once to see it. I agree about the food being just ok, it wasn't terrible, but wasn't great. I wouldn't go there again just for the food. The place itself is really neat. I would bring people there just to see the history of it and how they converted it. But I wouldn't agree about the service. No one was friendly, we had reservations but had to wait for a table, and not that we were in a hurry, but our waiter took forever and didn't seem like he cared about anything. The lady who brought our food all but threw our plates at us and didn't say a single word. Weird.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for Groups
    KtotheJ
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Be clear with what room you would like for your party, but great venue to accommodate big groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Dining experience
    sono
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    In town for a wedding and we were recommended to experience Stacks at the Steam Plant. Was not disappointed. The atmosphere was unique, the service was excellent and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Had reservations, I checked in with the hostess. When the hostess called my name she didn't pay attention to who was walking up to be seated. Instead she seated another group of people instead of our group. We waited at the front to be seated and the hostess was completely oblivious to us standing and waiting for our table. I finally walked up to her and asked if there was a problem with our table. She apologized and told me what had happened and had us seated immediately. Our waiter was great. The food was awful, especially for the price we were paying. It is disappointing to pay over a hundred dollars and get substandard food. I might try the Steamplant one more time, but I am skeptical. Our waiter made the experience worth our money.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Space with Average Food
    TDubBusinessTime
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    The Steam Plant is a very unique restaurant because of the history and ambience of the space. It would worth going once. Just know the food was very average. The staff was very friendly and the service was good. Be there done that and will not be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scrumptious
    Celebrating
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    The menu was very appetizing and extensive. Three out of the four of us were torn between two or more items and requested Kim, our server's, input. She hit it out of the ballpark with each recommendation! Every plate at the table was an exciting presentation, and followed through with fabulous taste. We were celebrating my husband's birthday - they presented him with a dessert large enough for the 4 of us. We will be back, there are many more menu items to try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service, ambiance!
    mwakefield
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    First time and really enjoyed myself. Good was amazing! I really enjoyed the Jalapeño Beer! (Brewed by Steamplant)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is sub-par, as well as
    aeve
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Food is sub-par, as well as the beer. We wish we would have chosen to eat in the bar, as we have had better food downstairs in the past. Overall the experience was fine, but for price, we believed it should have been higher quality.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks!
    Terryd12
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    We had a great time and the good and service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Night Out!
    DonB
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Had a wonderful experience - loved the atmosphere, food, drinks and service. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.