I took some business acquaintances to Clinkerdagger on a nice summer evening to enjoy the back deck. Despite a few people waiting in the front of the restaurant, we were seated outside without delay (we did make a reservation however). The back deck is interesting as its suspended on the side of a steep slope overlooking the river. It's nice and enclosed so there is no annoying wind, but you can see the sights just fine.
The food is fairly standard steakhouse fare, but everything is prepared very well and is of high quality. The prime rib was especially large and very well prepared. Drinks were a bit pricy for the size, but well poured as well. The wine list has some interesting selections and isn't completely overpriced.
The only gripe we had was the wait staff seemed overwhelmed and we had long lapses between service. Glasses remained empty for a long time and when we ordered a rather high end wine bottle, it came out well AFTER the food arrived. Oops.
Overall this is a great spot for dinner, drinks and a great view of Spokane. Enjoy!
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