Gander and Ryegrass

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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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TarynH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful respite for date night! We totally enjoyed this unique (for this area) restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Gan

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Kevin
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit. The waiter was enthusiastic about the custom menu, and answered all our questions in an efficient and friendly manner.

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CarlG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the tasting menu which was very good. I know it's "chef's choice," but I'd prefer to know exactly what's on the menu before I order. All was great, but there were a lot of rich dishes before the main course arrived.

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vipSeattle1959
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Great Service! We will return!

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vipMarjan
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service
Interesting menu and varied wine list

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KING
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous experience at Gander & Ryegrass. The food was absolutely amazing.

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ToddW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the "Fancy Meal" along with the "Fancy Pairing". Both well done and a lot of dishes we enjoyed aren't things we would normally order. Service was outstanding.

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BryceD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing variety of both authentic Italian recipes and modern creations. Very attentive staff. Try the testing menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was exquisite. Not going to hold back here as serious flavourful bombs exploded in our mouths each time!

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JeniferJ
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gander & Ryegrass is amazing! Everything from the small plates, to the pasta to the main course was incredible. Our waiter was fantastic from explaining what all of the dishes we were served were, to comping me a free glass of wine because he felt he had gone too long from my request to him bringing it. And I certainly didn't complain. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough! Worth ever penny.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't describe how amazing our three hour fancy menu dinner was. Thank you. Unforgettable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. Mike was a very knowledgeable bartender and very accommodating. Loved this place.

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shelbiek
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Gander and Ryegrass had a great atmosphere that fell short in the food area. Some food locked in flavor while others like the kale and pesto pasta were so different that my husband couldn’t even eat a bite. I definitely expected more from this establishment and we will not be returning.

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vipMartow
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling through Spokane for a get away weekend. Utilized opentable to find a place to eat. The food and service amazing. Wish we lived closer to be able to visit frequently. Next trip in area Gander and Ryegrass will be on the itinerary.

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AdamF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an incredible dining experience at Gander and Ryegrass. We chose the "fancy menu" with the "fancy wine pairing, " aka the chef's menu. Unbelievable food, such attention to detail, and Chef Peter Froese and staff spoiled us with a few extras along the way. We do not live in Spokane, but whenever we visit Spokane, we will also be visiting Gander and Ryegrass.

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RobG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were good, but the food was just alright. Friendly staff and prompt service, but the bread for our ceviche was extremely hard, and the silk hanky pasta was overly pesto-flavored.

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vipPozzo
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was fun and creative with both food and wine pairings. Something for everyone (bread was fantastic) with a few of the starters pushing limits (goat cheese was a little rough, but may be a preference thing)- but without experimenting, would not get to try new things. Service was great, covid distancing of tables felt safe, and nice atmosphere for a special dinner. Would certainly come back when in Spokane!

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HowardK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The small plates were excellent. Unfortunately no choice for main course.

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AshleyA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We came for a friends birthday and decided to get the progressive dinner where we all get the same items and pay more for more courses. It’s so hard because I love this concept and love all the food I get out of Ryegrass. It’s just not worth the cost to do this for the food you get between 5+ people.

It’s probably me, but I just expect more food. It also took almost 3.5 hours to get through the meal. We just didn’t expect that and if it was explained a bit more, our group would have just ordered dinner off the menu. So at the $600+ we dropped for dinner, we went home hungry.

I’ll still come back and I adore the food and ambiance. Something needs to change for the value to the quantity of food.

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Nohackle
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food!

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vipGngrg
Las Vegas
79 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered the tasting menu and were blown away by the unique dishes and incredible food quality. We also chose the wine pairing menu which all wines were excellent! Our waiter Benjamin went out of his way to highlight the local WA wines when he understood our interest. We were started with the mixed season nut and a flute of a sparkling rose wine. Next we had the variation of carrots and the duck lovage followed with the charred octopus and vegetable salad which where served with a Maryhill Albarino. We then were served two pastas, their silk hankies with a kale pesto and a tortellini and beef bacon which came with a Amity Pinot Noir. The main course was a special that evening of pork tenderloin cauliflower purée. This was paired with a JB Neufeld Cabernet Sauvignon. They ended with a scoop of raspberry sorbet. We were visiting Spokane but would encourage the local community to support this restaurant. From what we found out they have been in business just shy of a year and with the current impact of COVID I am sure they, like many restaurants, are having a tough go of it.

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vipaussiemom
Seattle
82 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently spent an evening here and had a thoroughly good time. The tasting menu is the best way to go and the wine pairings are generous. We will be back again for another special dinner out.

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Mariapple
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted for the “Fancy Meal” and had a great experience. The food and service were outstanding. Thanks!

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Birdy
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Gander and Ryegrass and I never disappoints .Our visits have always been extraordinary, from the very personable wait staff and the terrific food. I would recommend this to anyone looking for wonderful dinning experience. The farm to table is a date night with your palate, it would be worth having every weekend.

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MichaelM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Spierce
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
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
5 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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vipWineLover13
Seattle
8 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
39 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.

FAQs

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

Gander and Ryegrass is rated 4.8 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.