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About Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar

It doesn't take an explorer to seek out the aptly named Safari Room amid the exotic zebra-print furniture and carved elephant busts of the Davenport Tower lobby. The frequent hum of activity, the sparkle of laughter and conversation — not to mention the incredibly affordable lunch and dinner specials — seem to draw scores of guests almost instinctively.

Since opening in 2007, this truly stylish restaurant has had the quiet distinction of becoming a kind of pet project to owner Walt Worthy. It is a place where he has been able to introduce all the classic Southern fare from his youth in Georgia: dishes like homestyle grits, savory smoked barbecue, indulgent fried okra, and flatbreads fired in a special oven then sprinkled with tantalizing toppings. Yet the menu is broad enough to satisfy all cravings, no matter whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

111 South Post Street Ste. E
Spokane, WA 99201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Northwest

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am
Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 6:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
1st Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(509) 789-6800

Website:
http://www.thedavenporthotel.com/tower/safari

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking for all guests of the Safari Room with a minimum purchase required of $10. (not applicable to overnight guests of the hotel). Additional parking options around the Davenport Tower Hotel include metered street parking and a self-park garage.

Executive Chef:
Thomas Crowe

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining for up to 25 guests complete with 42 inch flatscreen LCD TV monitor.

Private Party Contact:
Oleg Baron: (509) 789-6800

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (217)
Great for Lunch (176)
Good for Groups (165)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (157)
Fit for Foodies (140)
Neighborhood Gem (95)
Hot Spot (88)
Romantic (81)
Great for Brunch (65)
Late-night Find (64)
Notable Wine List (58)
Kid-friendly (57)
Scenic View (13)
Casual (10)
Good for a Date (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Cozy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Outstanding Value (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We enjoyed dinner very much and our server, Enrique, was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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food5
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Food was good as usual. Our server was attentive and friendly. Downside to Safari Grill is it's incredibly loud, but upside it's convenient for a bite to eat or a drink.

Tags: Casual
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food4
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We had a Christmas dinner reservation for three. Had to wait to be seated. Our server was competent and pleasant, but the food took over an hour to arrive and was just so-so--husband's filet was supposed to be rare, but it came out medium, fries were stone cold, and the bread pudding was dry and flavorless. Seemed severely understaffed for such a busy holiday dinner service. Left there feeling sad and disappointed.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Very loud, slow service. Busy and not such friendly staff. They forgot a drink from the bar, didn't refill drinks cuz too busy.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Superb food..came in for Christmas Day lunch. Great experience definitely will be back!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Wonderful service and delicious food! Thank you for making our family Christmas Eve dinner so special.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Phenomenal food. Bisque, steak, halibut, all fantastic.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2016

We always enjoy the Safari Room. Great for meeting with friends for coffee or a glass of wine, lunch, special occasion. The ambiance and decor is what attracted us and prices are reasonable, Happy Hour great, lively upbeat atmosphere. Love it!!

Tags: Healthy, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 17, 2016

This restaurant has a lot of character. The service is excellent. The menu is "modernized" comfort food; many dishes with a Southern flair. I could have made a meal out of just the seafood chowder. My wife had the fried chicken and I had the lobster stuffed ravioli. Both were delicious. The desserts are also fun. Each one is served in a large shot glass. There is a number to choose from and they are just right after a hearty meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2016

The service was outstanding. We had a large party, and our server anticipated needs. The lunch specials were reasonably priced. However, I found my meal was not very flavorful, rather bland in fact. Oh, well, the service made up for it.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2016

The service and ambiance were fantastic, and our waitress accommodated my group of friends by taking our pictures, and by giving us a last call before a Happy Hour was over. We had so much fun, and will continue coming down to celebrate our friendship during the Christmas season.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2016

Well marked GF menu. Enjkyed having the Crab Louis from the place it originated. Beautifully plated with REAL crab!

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food5
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Close to downtown activities, felt safe walking, food is good , always like the Davenport properties.

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined on November 24, 2016

enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner in the Safari Grill. They were able to change the time for our reservations at the last moment. Although it was a bit loud it was busy and vibrant. The surroundings are beautiful, a wonderful historical building. The turkey dinner was delicious and the substituted something on my plate with no difficulty. The pumpkin pie was to die for.
I return to the Davenport Hotel every visit I enjoy in Spokane and have enjoyed each and every visit. I recommend anyone enjoying a meal at any of the dining locations in the Davenport and surprisingly they can fit any budget. Service is always friendly and attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2016

10/22: 2nd time for brunch in 3 weeks. Server, Bill, remembered beverage preferences...outstanding and attentive service. Food nicely done. Also been to Safari Room for Happy Hour which is a real deal. Total animal décor is quirky, but works well!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2016

BBQ ribs were burnt.
Martini was not very cold.
Was overpriced for what we got.

Expected more from the Safari Room.
Happy hour IS a value.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2016

Great staff, excellent food. Everything was fresh and prepared well

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 15, 2016

Went for a special occasion, food was good but not extraordinary. Staff was pleasant and competent. Ambiance is loud, busy, not great for private conversation. May be better if you go earlier or later, we were seated at 6:30 p.m. Currently traffic, construction, and parking are a nightmare, but that should be finished soon.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 14, 2016

Food & service always very good. The half price cocktails, bottles of wine and some appetizers is the best in Downtown Spokane!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Shocked @ how excellent every experience was while @ this restaurant and bar.
You've got to go if you are in Spokane for any reason.
Enjoy

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Late-night Find, People Watching, Fun, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Hot Spot, Healthy, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 19, 2016

There were 4 in our party. All 4 meals were sent. Sick to the kitchen because they had sat under heat lamps and were cold. We were over charged for our meals and the manager Wanda Jones was the rudest person I have ever seen at a restaurant. She was unhelpful and escalated the situation. I called hotel and talked to a manger. 3 days later I get a call back from Kevin Miller and he was as rude as Wanda and less helpful than her. We were looking for nothing in return but an apology for rude service. Needles to say the protected in house and did not apologize. Highly recommend not going to any Davenport property in Spokane WA. Try Clinkerdaggers, they are awesome!!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 17, 2016

All 4 meals were sent back to the kitchen because they were cold. Portions were very small. Halibut was less that 1/4 inch thick. Manager Wanda Jones was one of the rudest people I have ever encountered. An absolute miserable evening thanks to her.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Food was good. Service was horrible. Understaffed as they sent employees home because they were slow. Like that is my fault.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2016

The food was just average, nothing that you could really put your finger on either way of good or bad. The service was average there again it wasn't good or bad. The atmosphere was lacking and with the bar next to the restaurant it was very loud.

When I go back maybe if I was in the area I'd stop in for lunch but probably not for dinner again. Better places in Spokane to eat in the Safari bar and grill.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 17, 2016

I will go back, however:
the food was not the quality we have had in the past. eg. smoked ribs did fall off the bone but the outside was too tough to even chew most of it. Salads were very good and good sized.
Service was barely competent. About 5 minutes after taking our order, I asked our server what sides I requested. She hadn't asked, and since that is unusual, I didn't think anything of it at the time. When the salads came, we expected at least a couple pieces of bread ( unreasonable? ). It took another 5 minutes to get her attention to ask for some. I would have paid if this is considered a side but there was no charge. We had to request more water twice. She didn't check back. I would have requested coffee but we were prersentwed with the bill but she took off; then came back right away looking for my payment. We were still thirsty but decided it wasn't worth messing with it.
We were one of maybe 10 couples so she shouldn't have been overwhelmed. We have had a number of good meals there and will try again. The server was very pleasant but needs some additional training.
Sorry for long-winded reply.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Great place to start the night for my senior prom. Elegant and high class yet affordable. It made the night special for my date and I

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 8, 2016

Worse food ever. Egg salad sandwich fell apart bread too soft
Take this item off menu
Coffee too strong. Server was wonderful

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 21, 2016

4 people eaching selecting something different to eat. Everyone thought their meals were very delicious. The service was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Yum food was very good

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Loved eating here! The food was pretty good. Came here on Valentine's Day and ordered the hummus plate and salmon w/lemon creams fettuccine. The hummus plate was AMAZING. The salmon and pasta was very good, salmon could've used more flavoring but the pasta was to die for! Ordered what I thought was a slice of key lime pie but turned out to be a shot glass with graham cracker at the bottom and key like filling with a little whipped cream on top. It tasted good, but was definitely not even $3 worth in terms of portion size. Overall, I would eat here again :)

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 14, 2016

This is a very nice hotel restaurant with a menu which should please most diners. The service was excellent, the prices were reasonable, and the specialty drinks were outstanding. We had a very pleasant early dinner here on Valentine's day after an afternoon symphony. Spokane is a city with a vibrant downtown and this is one of several quality restaurants to choose from.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2016

My wife and I had a very good experience with our dinner at the Safari Room on Valentine's Day. They were very accommodating by taking us early . Our server was attentive without being nebbish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2016

The Safari Room is great for dinner before the symphony or an event at the Fox, Bing or Knitting Factory. The food is good and not too fancy. The service is friendly and efficient!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 30, 2016

We went on a very busy Saturday night for dinner before a play at the Bing. I would not recommend the Safari Room for a romantic dinner as the noise level was extremely loud. It appeared that the kitchen could not keep up with volume of diners as it took a long time to get our meal. Wish we remembered the name of the waitress as she was fantastic. She worked very hard to get us out in 90 minutes. My husband enjoyed the cheeseburger and would order it again. I thought the pulled pork was very dry and would try something else on our next visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 16, 2016

Our waitperson was fantastic! The food was good, but I expected better from this place.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2015

We were late, no problem! Kitchen was about to close, no problem! Food was good, drinks were perfect! It was New Year's Eve, but the noise wasn't as bad as expected. Still better to go during Happy Hour for the real deals!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Our food was so so. Everything on the menu sounded only okay and not worth the spending price. Our server got our food wrong twice. They were nice, but we won't be going back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2015

Have met friends here several times, for beverages, dinner and lunch. Service and food always good and dependable. Servers are professional in their appearance and knowledge of food. A great meeting place for small groups.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 12, 2015

Waiter did not spend much time w us. My glass of wine took forever to be delivered. No dessert offered, just the bill. Disappointed in tonight's service!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2015

Came to the Safari Room, which is the Davenport Tower Hotel during the holidays and it was decorated wonderfully and full of vitality. Valet parking and other perks for dining here, close to the main hotel where all the Christmas festivities take place. Perfect bit of fun for all us girls! Great food, happy hour prices and exotic cocktails!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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