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Bistro on Spruce

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1710 N 4th St, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-6000
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lynnwood, Washington
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank Tavona W
La Selva Beach CA
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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)

Thank AWaileaWahine
Liberty Lake, Washington
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The fish tacos were not very good. The bench seat in the booth was very uncomfortable. The music, atmosphere and service on the other was good.

Thank Arthur S
West Vancouver, Canada
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142 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A very nice restaurant in an out of the way section of town. The sandwiches appeared excellent. I ordered the gumbo and it was very disappointing. One small piece of chicken was the only meat I could find even though the menu states clearly that there are certain seafood that goes with it. Otherwise the service was good and the... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Bistro on Spruce is a Coeur d' Alene staple for me. I've been there at least a dozen times. They has reliably great food and service. It's a good choice for a dinner for two or brunch for eight. Owner Chris is usually around to regale customers with tales, jokes and wine, and manager Lyndsey makes everybody feel like... More 

Thank Urnesta
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Bistro is a terrific local favorite. Owner Chris always there, checking on customers and doing the little "extras". Extensive wine list, carefully chosen. Excellently prepared food, fairly priced but not cheap. Tapas is nice - before 6pm little plates with wine specials on Tuesday - nice date night. Family okay, though. Not a "bar" atmosphere at all. Very classy, but... More 

Thank PatricksID
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My husband and I decided to grab lunch one work day. We had previously attempted to have lunch at the bistro but arrived at 2pm when they were closing. I'm very glad that we went back to try it again. The bistro decor is warm, cozy and inviting. We were seated in a back booth but there was plenty of... More 

Thank megcda
Saint Maries, Idaho
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have been here more than a dozen times in the last 18 months since we moved to the northwest - and have never been disappointed. There are always some original dishes to sample, as well as the regular menu which has great pork, scallops and fish. The wine selection is wonderful and the service is always awesome. The occasional... More 

Thank Bill19561003
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It's in midtown, not downtown, so is often overlooked, but Bistro on Spruce is a jewel of a place. We recently hit up their happy hour menu (3-5:30) and it was definately worth it. Wines by the glass 1/2 price (hello 2 for 1) and all the small plates quite tasty. Only problem was, we had too many! We will... More 

Thank chazzbo
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137 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

First with the positive. We had a very professional server. She was friendly, adult and efficient. We had the Pork Rib Eye Chop and the Smoked Salmon Ravioli. The pork was pink inside as filet style. This may be gourmet somewhere but not in our house. The knee slapper was a slab of raw cabbage complete with stem that looked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?