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“wonderful experience”

Cedars Floating Restaurant
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Ranked #12 of 249 Restaurants in Coeur d'Alene
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Cedars Floating Restaurant is Idaho's premier floating restaurant, featuring the freshest fish available daily and Midwest and locally sourced Choice Beef. The Cedars, founded in 1965, floats at the confluence of Lake Coeur d'Alene and the Spokane River and is renown for providing quality food and service. Recently installed is an 18 foot salad bar, stocked with the freshest vegetables, fruits and variety of items to make a fabulous experience at the Salad Bar. Buoyed by 600,000 pounds of concrete encased styrofoam, The Cedars is the perfect setting to take in breathtaking views of Lake Coeur d'Alene and Northwest delicacies such as Cedar Plank Salmon and a Biergarten Filet. With one of the Northwest's finest wine selection and a full service bar, The Cedars is just waiting to quench your thirst as you pull your boat up to one of our spacious docks. The Cedars hosts holiday parties, meetings, and special events.
Spokane, Washington
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“wonderful experience”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

A delightful restaurant! The food is amazing and beautifully presented! It's a little pricey but the portions are big. A romantic atmosphere though a little noisy. A unique dining experience with a lovely view and great food!

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Longmont, Colorado
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102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Such a Neat Place”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Wow- this place has history and stories, and it's still standing--err, floating. We enjoyed drinks at the Cedars Floating Restaurant Bar, and between the hot cocoa with vodka whip cream, red wine, and Quilter's Irish Death regional beer we covered the bases of tasty alcoholic beverages. The staff was friendly and service was fabulous.

Visited February 2013
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Spokane Valley, Washington, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“No Respect!”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

This place is terrible. I called the place a week and a half in advanced and talked to the manager. I told them I was proposing to my girlfriend and the manager Eddie promised me A corner seat which was a romantic seat a little more private then the rest of the seating due to its position. I called their yesterday a few minutes after they opened to make sure that everything was a go and that the seat would be available to me still and my reservation time was correct. The supervisor in charge said indeed it was and that they were expecting me. So I arrive from Spokane at their place only to find out that the seat was taken by someone else and that they do not guarantee seating after I was told in plain English that the seat was going to be mine by two people in charge. I left the place and had a romantic night at Clinkerdaggers in Spokane instead. No sense in giving hard earned cash to liars. Not to mention there was a screaming baby next to the so called romantic random seating they gave us. Do yourself a favor and eat an expensive steak somewhere with a little more class and respect.

  • Visited December 2012
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Claremont, California, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Food was just okay...not worth the premium pricetag IMO. I ordered the 10 oz prime rib, and it was a much larger portion than 10oz, but it was quite fatty, so I think that's why. The other people at my table had the salmon which they said was good - but again, no raving.

Visited December 2012
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Post Falls, Idaho
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147 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“It really floats”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a local favorite. The staff is really helpful and friendly; wine knowledge is tops. Lamb is fabulous but just going for bar foods is great too. Recommend the Asperagus, smoked Idaho Trout, and Artichoke dip for the starters. You won't need dinner!

Visited November 2012
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