Where to Eat Near Coeur d'Alene
At Viljo and Autumn Basso's Bluebird, the husband-and-wife team serves up an eclectic New American menu that includes fried chicken—cooked sous-vide, then finished with a honey-miso sauce—and doughnuts with a house-made take on Nutella.
Though the Garnet Café may look modest from the outside, the food at this farm-to-table restaurant is anything but. Order the simple but brilliant spaghetti and eggs for breakfast, or the sandwich combining duck sausage with spinach, caramelized onions, sprouts, cream cheese, and cheddar on an English muffin for lunch.
If you love garlic, head to the Mediterranean-inspired White House Grill , a local favorite where almost every dish features the stinking rose. Specialties include grilled Chilean bass and the Spring Bowl (marinated chicken sautéed with fresh herbs plus veggies, feta cheese, chickpeas and, of course, garlic over rice).