Candle in the Woods

4.9
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32 Reviews
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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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vipfastdoced
San Francisco
26 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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AstridS
Boise
4 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
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and an even better experience!

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best anniversary celebration we’ve ever experienced! An unforgettable night! Loved how Chef Dave guided us through the whole experience. The food & wine was superb!

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ErinS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner experience. Hats off to everyone involved. We will be back.

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TaraB
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This had to be one of the most fascinating dinners that I have ever had. There were an amazing number of courses and all were creative and unique. The wine parings were excellent. Go hungry and I don't recommend having a cocktail before you go, you'll get enough to drink!! Also, the limo service is a no brainer!! Scope out the wine cellar - it's impressive.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dave puts on a culinary event that results in one blast of unique and unexpected taste after another. The organization and ambiance allows the meal to flow from one small plate to the next at a pace allowing diners to savor the previous serving just long enough to begin anticipating the next. Each plate presented a combination of ingredients one would never expect to see in the same recipe, yet all got along amazingly well. Wine pairings were exceptional; none overshadowing the food. All in all, a memorable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! We will definitely be back for a summer time experience :)

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Jordi
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening! Food was unique, tasty and went well with the wine pairings. The whole night was such a treat! Can't wait to dine there again!

FAQs

Candle in the Woods offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (208) 561-5242.

Candle in the Woods is rated 4.9 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.