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1710 N 4th St, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-6000
208-664-1774
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Bistro is back!

After opening to tremendous reviews a few years ago, the Bistro on Spruce went into a decline where food and service quality went down considerably. I am happy to announce that they have found their way back to fantastic service (thank you Josh!) and great food. Their fish tacos are particularly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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USA
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went here last year for St. Patricks Day on March 17th. Sign outside said come in for corned beef and a cold Guiness. Ordered the corned beef...it was lunch only....man was I disappointed. Then I ordered a cold Guiness....guess what....they were out of it at 5:30 in the afternoon on St. Patty's Day. We thought about leaving, but did not.... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

After opening to tremendous reviews a few years ago, the Bistro on Spruce went into a decline where food and service quality went down considerably. I am happy to announce that they have found their way back to fantastic service (thank you Josh!) and great food. Their fish tacos are particularly good. Ask for some of the creamy garlic sauce... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We almost walked out. This would have been a first for us; however, when the service is soooooooo poor... the waitress forgot out menus, twice, and then she forgot that she had a kid's menu. Two quesadillas and two sandwiches took 45 minutes to get to our table. Bad experience. We won't be back, even though the food was actually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A little bummed the fire place wasn't working but thats not what we were there for. First read of the menu and I was already pleasantly surprised to find unique breakfast and lunch items! There was something for all of our tastes and I got to try a bite of all 8 different things we ordered from irish to cuban... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Had another enjoyable lunch there with a friend who had never been there. Both of us were pleased, as I usually am. The French onion soup is always a winner, the waitstaff is always helpful, knowledgeable and heads-up. One of our very favorite Coeur d'Alene eateries.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Excellent, creative, menu. Wonderful service, great prices. Simply, we left Chicago for Portland 14 days ago and this is the best meal we've had on our whole trip.

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Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Nice place--well appointed and comfortable. Excellent service and food. Many locals in the crowd and the manager clearly knew them. A bonus is 40% off bottles of wine on Tuesday nights. You can cork your bottle and take teh rest home--a bonus. All in all good food and value.

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Couer d alene
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First visit was mother's day buffet, very busy but very tasty food (great lamb). I talked my neighbors into a combined birthday dinner at the bistro and we all ordered the shrimp and grits. None of us were talking as we were quietly savoring every delicious bite. I can't wait to eat that again.

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Lynnwood, Washington
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

At first glance, this place is beautiful, nicely appointed and comfortable. Nice wine selection and food that sounds appealing. On vacation to visit family in Coeur d'Alene we chose the Bistro for lunch. 3pm shouldn't be busy so sounded like a great idea. Well, we were absolutely wrong. Service was terrible. While we were one of 3 tables being served... More 

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La Selva Beach CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

And as a bonus, on Tuesday bottled wine is half off! Very nice staff and very good food. Nothing exotic, well prepared fish (although not local... somewhat surprising)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1710 N 4th St, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-6000
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Coeur d'Alene
  • Phone Number: 208-664-1774

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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