Candle in the Woods

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$50 and over
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Contemporary French / American
Gournet wine and dinner experiences for discerning clientele.
10-12 course small prix fixe dining experience, each course paired with wine from our award wining cellar.
Recipient of the prestigious North Idaho Life 5 Star Dining experience award (only 2nd ever presented)
Recipient of Spokane Culinary Guild "Best Private Dining" award
Winner People's Choice Chef's Battle Northwest
Winner Judge's Choice and People's Choice award - North Idaho Culinary Competition
Enjoy time in our Game room or near the firepits in our outside patio in between courses - we welcome you to what has been described as one of the best dining experiences in the world.
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AmandaG
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience. Chef David and his team are so delightful and talented. The food is the best I've ever tasted and enjoyed learning about each of the pairings for the 13 courses.

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vipAstridS
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time visiting Candle in the woods and it was absolutely amazing. Wonderful food, paired beautifully with wine. The thought that goes into putting this dinner together it’s really impressive.

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vipRobertB
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the price! It's more of an evening of good food, good wine, and good entertainment!

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MichelleM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! Would definitely recommend this to have a special night out.

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iamprob
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine pairing is spot on. The food combinations are a palette pleaser

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ArekB
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the experience! A great ambience and the service/food was incredible.

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SBrean
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! Second time there and my guest absolutely loved the experience as well! So much fun!

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KimS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our experience at Candle!The staff was wonderful and I appreciate the caution and extra effort they took to ensure my daughter who has celiac disease enjoyed the same dining experience gluten free. Can’t wait for Chef’s cookbook coming soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is definitely a place to experience if given the opportunity!

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Mrsdiz05
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As someone who does not usually drink wine and has never experienced fine dining, this was the best food I have ever eaten. Paired with really good wine. What an experience! The chef is funny and it felt like a family atmosphere. My husband and I went for our 15th Anniversary and we will definitely be back but most likely, it will be with an Uber driver or maybe the limo service if its back up and running. Although the restaurant is right by the tracks, I only recall hearing the train once when we first got there. Really impressed and the serf and turf... I have never had steak just dissolve in my mouth it was so tender. Can't express enough just how good the food was and how much I enjoyed the experience. My husband and I have decided that this is a once a year experience from now on.

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NoelleFlaherty
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing.
A unique experience we won’t soon forget.
We came here for our anniversary and couldn’t be more happy with our choice.
Thanks, guys!

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Hucks
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond amazing! We celebrated our wedding anniversary and they made the whole four hour evening incredible. The food is out of this world and not something you'll find anywhere around the Spokane/CdA area. Their service is on point, the staff is truly epic and we LOVE Chef Dave! We'll be back for more incredible food and memories!

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vipfastdoced
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a memorable food and wine experience Candle in the Woods is amazing. Dave has so much energy and desire to please. 10+ courses with wine for $140. Love it!

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Tonydpt
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal experience! The variety of food and wine is amazing. My wife and I joined a party of six and made new friends. We all had so much fun and decided to return again in a few months!

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Dmillerav
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No menu. No choice. Not dinner. A true dining experience! Take the limo and be hungry. One of the best food experiences of your life awaits you at Candle in the Woods.

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MirandaA
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing experience, lots of laughs(: food was AWESOME,learning experience i enjoyed(:
And cant forget the wine!(:!

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AutumnG
Boise
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible 5 star food and dining experience!

Candle in the Woods
Responded on June 22, 2020

Autumn, thank you so much! It was great having you and Mike join us... what a fun evening! Looking forward to the next time, and thank you for your support!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing experience! From the time the limo picked us up to the game room, the wine pairings with the steak s’more, the Smokey scallop, jalapeño adult pop tart , and all the commentary in between.... it was a night we will remember forever! We can’t wait to bring our friends back so they can take part in what we just did!

Candle in the Woods
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you SO much for joining us! We truly appreciate your feedback and your support!

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LindseyM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for an amazing food experience where you are truly entertained by the plate in front of you as well as the staff who prepare it for you, you are in for a treat. The wine was amazing, along with the wine experts who are pouring. This place is absolutely incredible!

Candle in the Woods
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you, Lindsey! It was such a pleasure having you join us Looking forward to the next time!

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TyroneH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best full meal that I have ever had! The tastings were a work of art and I loved the story of the food and the wines that went along with them. Would highly recommend!

Candle in the Woods
Responded on June 22, 2020

Tyrone, it was such a pleasure having you and Kacie join us for Valentines day, and look forward to the next time! Blessings!

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vipAstridS
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was OUTSTANDING! All 13 courses were delicious and beautiful, and the wines were amazing. This is not just dinner is an experience.
I will definitely come back and recommend this place to friends and family

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing, amazing. Top of the top. Absolutely the best dining experience I have ever had!

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

although i had to bring a best friend with me, we both had a great experience!
The food was amazing to say the least, the experience was awesome!
Of it all the people were friendly, environment was tasteful and fun.
Definitely will try again!

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect. An amazing journey. A masterpiece of food, arts, and humanity

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AutumnG
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal dishes!! Each is delicious, creative, and beautiful in its presentation. We will definitely be back!

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CaitieS
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nicest and greatest staff we have ever had. They were very accommodating and made our dinner and anniversary so amazing. We're already planning on returning on our next anniversary. Thank you guys for such an amazing experience

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TaraMD2019
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinner experiences I have had, the food was incredible and the hospitality was above and beyond. Definitely going to go back.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! I wanted something special for my husband's 70th birthday and Candle in the Woods did not disappoint! The food, seasonings and flavor combinations were quite surprising but, honestly, incredible! The wines paired with the foods were awesome! Chef Dave and his team are beyond talented! The location has both ambience and intimacy! The evening clearly exceeded our expectations! Thank you for a very memorable evening!

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reefboy
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Personal service with the chef who explains all the 13 courses in detail. Food was beautifully prepared and delicious. Setting was cozy and tasteful. We will be back.

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patriciab
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great food adventure, highly recommended for a most interesting evening. Nice people too.

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ErinB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. Every bite of food was like a party in my mouth and utterly surprising. Making sweet savory and savory sweet, Chef Dave is a food magician. His team is second to none and the service was so personal. I highly recommend the limo service so you can thoroughly enjoy your evening without the stress of driving home. A North Idaho must experience and every Foodie's dream come true!

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SusanS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have received a notice that we had posted a one star review. Not so. We totally enjoyed your food, staff, and restaurant and would recommend it to everyone. We have reposted a 5 star review as we did originally. Thanks again for a special evening. Posting of this message is Friday, Sept 6, 2019.

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NorthIDFoodie
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely incredible dinning experience at Candle in the Wood last night. Every bite was perfect and the company couldn’t beat.

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ReneeM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and wonderful people. You are greeted at the door by name, treated like family and fed like royalty

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ClariceV
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best dining experience we have ever had.
We also had lots of fun and got to meet new people. The food was so good that we want to go back for more.

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DianaL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely fantastic! Can’t wait to go again with a big party of my own. Limo service is the only way to go.

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BillieG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

While the food and wine were adequate, the worst part of the whole dinner was feeling rushed. We were almost never allowed to finish our courses before the next one came along and worse yet, found ourselves gulping down our wine in order to prepare for the next wine event. There was little spacing in between courses. It felt very rushed, not relaxing, and would probably had been better for us to stay at the table and finish the course or wine in a relaxing fashion rather than taking our wine glasses down to the basement as we were rushed off. Dave, the chef, took a great deal of time talking about himself and his life and skills rather than taking an interesting in the guests, or at least making it a little more 50/50. While his life story is interesting, it would have evoked some interesting conversations had he asked a little more about us guests and our life experiences and why we came to this meal. Dave is a good chef but a little ego-centric. Would probably never do this again, nor refer it to any one else.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews