Gander and Ryegrass

4.9
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71 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian
New Italian inspired restaurant downtown Spokane. Our menu features coursed meals based around whole animal butchery and homemade pasta. Our robust beverage program includes a full bar and wine cellar delivering a variety of pairings for each course. We would love to welcome you for your birthdays and celebrations as well as serving you for a great night out on the town. Ala carte options available.
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MichaelM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great meal! Had the tasting menu for 2 and it did not disappoint!

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Spierce
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a dinner experience! If you’re looking for a place to have quality food with great service this is your place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience with the tasting menu and wine pairings! Everything was delicious!

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JonH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Place is one of our favorites in Spokane!

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DrSarahMat
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cannot get enough of this place. We have gone out to eat only three times since February and this was so beyond expectations and better by far than the other two (very nice and expensive) places we’ve been two since the whole pandemic began. The food is just incredible. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is lovely. PLEASE stay in business!!

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DannyD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I sat outside, so the ambiance and noise levels for the restaurant are not accurately reflected. Outside seating is along the sidewalk and street, so it is a bit busy and noisy, but it was to be expected and not a problem. The quality and flavor of the food was phenomenal and the service was spot on. We definitely recommend. Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest restaurants around for date or any kind of special events! Highly suggest it. Go during the dinner it’s even better!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the tasting menu. The food was amazing and the prices were quite reasonable. (I described it as Seattle quality without the Seattle prices.). Our server was awesome. We felt that they were careful in the age of COVID-19–greeted folks at the front door but required a mask to enter. Also some nice outdoor seating. Did I mention how great the food was? My husband can’t stop talking about the pork loin but for me, the salads and pasta were the standout dishes. I would gladly go back the next time I am in Spokane. Great food, nice ambiance, amazing service and delicious cocktails. All around winner.

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MarvinS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Gander & Ryegrass for my Anniversary...i Proposed... He said yes... The food was amazing... The cocktails were amazing...it was a memorable night!

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vipStardestroyer
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful natural light fills the space and makes our lunch bright and cheery. Then the food and drink make you forget the time and focus on celebration of local ingredients, talented chefs, brilliant bartenders, and your dear friends at the table. We were seated quickly, at a spotless table by a masked server. We appreciated their commitment to the safest dining possible and we wore our masks at all times we were not seated at our table. We enjoyed bubbles and two lovely salads - octopus salad and a spring vegetable salad with the nicest green beans and radishes. Then the main dishes - hot porchetta with peppers and pickled pear and I had tagliatelle with mushroom sugo, fresh peas, and cured egg yolk. Plating was perfect. Everything tasted amazing. Wine pairings were on point. A lovely light dessert of amaro gelee, panna cotta, and elderflower and pistachio finished our meal. We even got to meet the chef-owner. A fantastic lunch experience. We will return as soon as we can.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was really good. I tried things I've never tried before

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Hann
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of our favorite restaurants we have discovered on our family road trip this summer!!

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Chowhound
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Went there expecting a menu advertised on facebook but then found out when we got there that the menu was only offered after 4pm, FB didn't indicate that. Food was good. Only one server working so service was a bit slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a lovely place. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. We also loved the passion for craft cocktails. They use local and regional distilleries and it shows. The freshly made pasta was a wonderful treat. The duck was perfectly cooked and all the spring veggies were on point. We will definitely go again.

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Kammy
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners I’ve had in Spokane. Beautiful space, great cocktails, and absolutely fantastic, thoughtful food. Highly recommend.

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MECG
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made reservations but were the only ones there until one other family came in. We were able to sit outside which was cool. Our server was very attentive even with us sitting outside. The drinks were phenomenal and the food was very gourmet. My pasta (The tagliatelle) could have used slightly more flavor but everything was well-cooked and tasted incredibly fresh. My husband’s pasta (spaghetti) was simple but very flavorful, and again, very fresh. The prices were excellent and I would love to try some of the other dishes! Overall, I would highly recommend this place!

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TerriW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service.... will be back as soon as we can!!

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HeidiChristian
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful, we loved everything.

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Solo
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were thrilled to eat at this little serene place. The food was excellent and the presentation lovely. The warm olives were a treat as well as the seasoned nuts. I enjoyed the octopus salad and the lovely Pana cotta we had for dessert.
The menu was created to have customers enjoy "Share plates" due to Covid so enjoy several dishes while you are there!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta dishes were fantastic!! We also had a cocktail called At The Helm that was outstanding. The service was very attentive and we were pleased overall with the visit!!

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vipRobF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best meal we've had in Spokane since we moved here 5 years ago. Perfectly judged tasting menu with well-paired wines, and a good vibe about the place. Highly recommended!

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DawnS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ben's service was excellent. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This might be the best meal we’ve had in Spokane!! Each dish was thoughtfully put together, and the flavors were perfect. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gander and Ryegrass provides a captivating experience with attentive staff and incredible food. Truly appreciated the service we had even for a busy time such as restaurant week in Spokane. Would love to come back and enjoy the full experience.

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manne
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gander and Ryegrass is a beautiful dining experience. The meal we had was fantastic and exposed us to new flavors without overwhelming us. Our cocktail and wine selections were lovely. The atmosphere is romantic and the service is great. Highly recommend.

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vipfoodie
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to this new restaurant. We are lucky to have a restaurant of this quality in Spokane. Food was divine and attention to detail and impeccable service make this restaurant high on our list for future dining. Excellent in all aspects!!!

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vipChristineW
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, ambiance, food, cocktails and wine were excellent. This was our first time and were not disappointed. Even provided an amuse bouche! Excited to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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HarryW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a little early, so we sat at the bar and had a drink each. I had an Old Fashioned and my wife had a Manhattan. Both incorporated the house made bitters (which were very good). They also had a great selection of both bourbon and rye. Our drinks were excellent! We were soon seated and our server (Justin) was very knowledgeable as well as helpful. It was Restaurant week which is a one week promotion of restaurants in the area each having a set price menu with multiple selections for each course. My wife had a citrus, root vegetable and duck confit salad for her first course, a ragout of lamb and beef and tagliatelle for her second and the smoked steak with potato and carrot for her third course. The duck confit was wonderful (I had a bite, I love duck confit), the beef balanced out the lamb nicely and the smoked steak was perfectly medium rare with a nice smoke flavor. Of special note the potatoes tasted as if they were roasted in beef fat (I should have asked). I had grilled octopus for my first course, the octopus was firm but tender, for my second course I went off menu and had black truffle tortellini (I had never tried truffles, I can see what the hype is about), and white fish with a Marcona almond crust. It was delicious, but I couldn't get over the flavors of the black truffles they were truly my favorite item of the evening! I would highly recommend Gander and Ryegrass!

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ZacharyH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience overall was excellent!! The Chef and owner was very personable and knowledgeable, staff all around was terrific!!! We will be back.

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CarlG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with the restaurant. We ate there during Restaurant Week and the place was fully booked. Our waiter Ben was very knowledgeable about the food and wine that was offered that evening. Service was excellent and not rushed which is one of our metric for a great experience. The team working the restaurant helped each other out so no patron was waiting for service, but the staff wasn't trying to wrestle your plate away from you. The Restaurant Week menu was 3 courses, with an option for a dessert. All the courses were very well presented and very favorable. The experience reminded us of some impeccable meals we had living in Europe. We will definitely be returning to try the full-menu.

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RickyW
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious w/ pasta the stand out experience. Service was impeccable and unlike anything I’ve experienced in Spokane. Will absolutely be back.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun long course dinner experience! We went for restaurant week and loved it!

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vipronw
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve enjoyed this restaurant 4-5 times so far. I dine out a lot. This is quite easily Spokane’s most extraordinary restaurant experience. The food is just superlative — every serving is highly creative, exquisitely tasty, stunningly beautiful with each presentation. The servers deliver consistently first class friendly accommodating service and attention, even recalling exactly what I’ve had in previous visits, and what I loved the most!!! Impressive!!! I’ve enjoyed The French Laundry which is certainly world class — and in all sincerity — Gander & Ryegrass is every bit as rare, memorable, and wonderful. There is a new brilliant renaissance going on in this great city — as Spokane continues to have outstanding restaurants — with many great choices. You cannot be disappointed here.

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Raylynn1
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Chef is innovative. Portions are small but is interesting and fresh, I enjoyed it. The cocktail list was mediocre, however, when talking with the bartender Ben, he made a few seriously good cocktails. I would go back.

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MichelleD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and wonderful service. Each course was unique and it was clear that the chef(s) took great care in assuring that every bite was a culinary experience. Bartender makes wonderful, unusual drinks also win great care.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Dirty dishes poor food way to much money for samplers
Golden Corral has better food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we enters the restaurant we felt like the only patrons in the restaurant. The service from Ben was unbelievable and the food, oh my!!! Every course was something special. The wine pairing was so well identified that it brought out the special taste of each course. I would highly recommend this place to everyone and will.
Roger and Pam

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MelissaA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was very happy we decided to spend our night at Gander, the food was amazing and didn't disappoint. The flavors, food presentation and the love that is put into each item is carful thought out and properly executed. I will return and hope if you are reading this you take my review to heart, this simply is a meal you wont forget.

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AdamF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and meal. We enjoyed the valentine's set 8 course meal with featured wine pairing. It was a delightful experience that had my wife and I talking throughout the evening, the car ride home, and late into the night. We look forward to our next meal at Gander and Ryegrass.

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Gander and Ryegrass offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (509) 315-4613.

Gander and Ryegrass is rated 4.9 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

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