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Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar

238 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion (217)
  • Great for Lunch (176)
  • Good for Groups (165)

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Northwest
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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
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Phone number
(509) 789-6800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Crowe
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Private party facilities
Private dining for up to 25 guests complete with 42 inch flatscreen LCD TV monitor.
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Private party contact
Oleg Baron: (509) 789-6800
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Cross street
1st Avenue
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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.
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 238 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.1  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

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

maufie (Las Vegas)
3.0  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.

Elfie (Seattle)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

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

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

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

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

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

RJDR (Seattle)
4.0  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!!

vipRandy (Boise)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  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.