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Are you looking for a romantic dinner date idea in Spokane? We’ve got you covered, from super fancy restaurants to smaller, more intimate places. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, going on a third date with that special someone, or even going out on a first date, these romantic dinner date ideas in Spokane are sure to be a hit!
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Note: Due to COVID, all of the Spokane restaurants below are for take out or outdoor dining ONLY. Don’t worry, the food is still delicious and these meals can still be romantic!
13 Romantic Dinner Date Ideas in Spokane
1) 1898 Public House
Situated at the Kalispell Golf and Country Club, the 1898 Public House combines a classy setting with inventive American fare. 1898 is actually the number one place we always go to when we celebrate our wedding anniversary, it’s just that good! (Don’t worry – we celebrate a few times and consider it ‘anniversary month). 1898 is a wonderful place to grab a seat, get a view, sip on some clever libations and chill out with your loved one.
Reservations can be made at 509-466-2121.
2712, 2010 W Waikiki Rd.
Spokane, WA 99218
Located at Spokane Falls, Anthony’s is a regional chain restaurant that offers dishes featuring local seafood. Anthony’s has several locations in the Pacific Northwest region, and the popular chain is known for its dedication to serving local, in-season seafood.
Anthony’s is great for an early afternoon or evening date, particularly if you can get a seat with a view! It has clever and tasty food, is easy to get to, and offers plenty around you to chat about if you run out of things to say!
510 North Lincoln
Spokane, WA 99201
3) Wiley’s Bistro
Located in downtown Spokane, Wiley’s is truly a delight. Not only have they been open throughout the pandemic, Chef Michael Wiley and his team have been fantastic in communicating the latest menus, deals and more. Plus, did we mention Wiley’s food is incredible?
All right, so that might be a picture of some of the delicious cocktails Wiley’s makes, but trust me: the food is delicious, too!
Takeout pickup window runs: Lunch Mon- Fri 11:30am-1:00pm • Dinner Mon-Sat 4:30pm-7:30pm
Wiley’s encourages pre-ordering!: 509-838-4600
As an upscale restaurant with scenic skyline views, Clinkerdagger offers a romantic night with good food and a nice atmosphere. The menu features a variety of steak and pasta dinners and other classic American fare.
We’ve also visited Clinkerdagger for birthday celebrations and, while it can be very tough to get a coveted view seat, the service is attentive and the food is very good. It can be pricey, so maybe only take someone you really love!
621 W Mallon St.
Spokane, WA 99201
5) Gander & Ryegrass
Talk about another restaurant that has stepped up their game throughout COVID! Gander & Ryegrass consistently breaks the mold when it comes to food, with clever takes on traditional dishes.
Placing an order with Gander & Ryegrass is also extremely easy, a plus when we’re all ordering to go. Make it a romantic night with some classics, or try a fun and new ‘Turducken-wich’ – we told you they were mold breakers!
6) Durkin’s Liquor Bar
If I were going out on first dates again, I would absolutely visit Durkin’s Liquor Bar. Durkin’s is becoming one of my favorite places to go out with friends, and I know more than one person who’s gone here for new dates, too! Durkin’s is swanky, cool, located downtown, and so unique.
Also, did you know there’s a downstairs bar? If your date doesn’t know about it yet, show off your cool cred by heading downstairs for even more (and different!) cocktails. The Durkin’s menu isn’t necessarily the most vegetarian-friendly menu, which is why I personally recommend it for catch up or shorter dates, but it’s still a good menu (and really, just go for the drinks alone!).
7) Gilded Unicorn
The Gilded Unicorn is a unique, quirky and very cool place for a romantic dinner date. To the rustic and charming setting to the incredible drinks, the Gilded Unicorn is the perfect date idea if you love a unique atmosphere and cool drinks.
8) Italia Trattoria
Italia Trattoria is a bright and airy Italian restaurant voted as one of the most romantic restaurants in Spokane. Italia Trattoria is best known for its classy Italian dishes and crafty cocktails.
It’s the best place to take someone you’re trying to impress – Italia Trattoria is well-renowned for it’s amazing, award-winning Italian food, so you won’t go wrong with this one! Just make sure your date isn’t allergic to garlic or onions!
Tues-Sat: 5 p.m.-close
Sat-Sun: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
144 S Cannon St.
Spokane, WA 99201
Luna is a locally owned restaurant with a chic atmosphere that prides itself in using only locally sourced ingredients. They have an extensive menu featuring their own organic home-baked breads. Check out the menu and prices here.
We’ve personally gone to Luna to celebrate a variety of occasions, from promotions to baby announcements and everything in between. Luna is a lovely, casual place with amazing cocktails – definitely a great place no matter what kind of romantic dinner date you’re going on!
Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sun: 9 a.m-9 p.m.
5620 S Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99223
Known for its use of organic and sustainable foods and variety of vegetarian and vegan options, Mizuna is a downtown Spokane staple that attracts visitors and locals alike. The restaurant has a quiet and cozy atmosphere that makes for a romantic setting.
214 N. Howard
Spokane, WA 99201
11) Churchill’s Steak House
Churchill’s is doing a great job with its take and eat menu! You can choose from steak, lamb chops, and shrimp cocktail, plus many other tasty delights.
Sun: 3:00 pm-9:00 pm
Mon – Thu: 4:00 pm-10:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 4:00 pm-11:00 pm
12) Steam Plant [closed for now]
Oh man, Steam Plant is one of our favorite places to go to! After their renovation a few years ago, Steam Plant went from being good to great. This is an excellent dinner date idea no matter what stage of a relationship you’re in, from just starting out to celebrating anniversaries!
From the gorgeous views to the different places to sit and eat (bar, upper floors, private dining areas) to the fantastic food and delicious drinks, Steam Plant is a must for romantic dinner dates in Spokane!
Also located downtown, you can’t miss the Steam Plant’s smokestacks! Check out their history and menu here.
13) Wild Sage American Bistro
Wild Sage is known for combining comfort food with the experience of fine dining, and therefore is a great place for a romantic dinner date if you want everything to go smoothly! Plus, Wild Sage is downtown, meaning there’s plenty to do before and after your date (if it goes well!).
Sun-Fri: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
Sat: 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
916 W 2nd Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201
Dinner Date Ideas in Spokane
If you’re looking for a romantic date idea in Spokane, you can’t go wrong with our recommendations here! From dressed up and fancy to casual with a view, there’s a dinner (or lunch!) date idea for everyone.
With so many romantic options available, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious meal (or more!) with your loved one.