The Davenport Signature Buffet

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Spokane's most acclaimed brunch is served in one of the Davenport’s legendary ballrooms. The hotel's top chefs pull out all the stops to create a culinary fête that includes lavish buffets of seafood, a cascading chocolate fountain, salads and specialty items, house-made desserts, and carved-to-order meats.

Champagne Sunday Brunch is the perfect way to round off every weekend or celebrate a special holiday event. Large parties welcome.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful building. Food amazing. And service was top notch. Thanks Robert.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here when visiting family. Great ambience and service.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

40th Birthday celebration. Mary, our server, was incredible! She kept our table clear and our glasses full and she was friendly and helpful.

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BC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

We were so looking forward to a nice brunch at the beautiful Davemport Hotel. We were seated in a very large, LOUD brightly lit flourescent banquet room, at a table for 8 (there were 2 of us). It was freezing and chaotic. We just ate as fast as possible so we could leave. Our waitress was lovely, although we only got two refills on coffee, which was the best part of the meal.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent as they are every time we dine here. It’s why we keep coming back! The ambiance is amazing, the only thing that would have made it better is if John we’re still with us. His presence at the front door will always be a fond memory of ours.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best customer service in the city, staff was amazing. Already planning my next ladies brunch there.

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m
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I take a friend for her birthday every year and it is well worth the price.

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KJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sinjah was our server and he did such an amazing job. It makes all the difference in the world to have a great server. Thank you!

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BM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 1

Food really good but always with the look and taste of food that is being kept warm in chaffing dishes vs. cooked to order. It’s REALLY noisy, so be prepared to not have an intimate conversation. Some noise reduction implements (noise absorbing panels that can be hidden?) would be super helpful.

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g
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a wonderful experience for our party of 17. Great variety, excellent desserts, cheerful staff even on an extremely busy preChristmas Sunday. I was tickled by the chocolate fountain and that there were two—milk and dark chocolate. A special shout-out to the banquets manager who worked with me on the reservation for my large and often shifting family party. Thank you, Kelly!

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L
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely brunch, excellent food and service. About $10 per person more than it should cost, however.

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TN
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family has attended the Sunday Brunch that is right before Christmas the last 2 years and we LOVE the entire experience!

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BY
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Not what we expected! Food was warm at best most was cold . Over crowded into a ballroom people stumbling attempting to get around tables. Server was not around most of the time. Had to ask somebody else to clear plate from our table. Refill for refreshments were very hit or miss. Waited of 41 minutes for waiters to return with our bill then he had to leave again to process payment. That took another 15minutes. Been served better and hotter food elsewhere! Totally disappointing expected much much better , especially for the price!

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j
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well done as always. A special thank you to Mary! She treats us every time we go to brunch. She is super!!!

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JB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful setting. The food was amazing and the waitstaff were excellent! Memorial for sure!

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a wonderful experience at The Davenport Traditional, for cozy overnight stays and for great food and service. The Sunday Champagne Brunch has delightful offerings of a great variety of foods... something special for everyone, impossible to try it all... everything elegantly prepared and displayed. Even when there's a crowd, there's plenty of space and food to enjoy. A bit spendy at $50 per person, but the special elegance is worth it. We go at least twice each year and always ask for Michelle Poindexter as our Brunch server... unmatched in her service and friendliness.

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ED
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about The Davenport is classy & wonderful!!! Champagne Brunch is a MUST TRY for all .... delicious food, great service, & wonderful ambiance.

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DK
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to this special champagne Sunday brunch before and it never fails to be an awesome experience. From the food, the staff, the ambiance and the personal touches, all is always exceptional. Thank you and looking forward to my next brunch with you.

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l
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s a great value for the quality of the food and the bottomless mimosas. Our waiter was busy and couldn’t get to us as often as we would’ve liked (it took a while to get our hot water for tea). Normally the service is spot-on.

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BS
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have brunch here at least 1-2 times a year going on 4 years now. The service is always excellent. However the eggs on the eggs Benedict are ALWAYS over cooked ( the yoke is hard) even when they bring out a fresh pan. As someone who loves eggs Benedict it's rather disappointing especially since in the real restaurant they are always perfect. Overall we always enjoy brunch here and will come back( with our fingers crossed that they figure out the egg situation)!

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have an excellent experienced... delicious meal... they
surely meet our
expectations...we are visiting from
Florida and sure made us fall in love with spokane..

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CF
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Loved the Christmas decorations. A wonderful, 2 hour, relaxing meal full of great conversation, wonderful food and drink in elegant and festive surroundings.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Birthday
Our server was not around much, so drink glasses were often empty & plates not cleared. Took awhile to get our bill & pay.

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K
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, loved our brunch at the Davenport SigBuff. Amazing staff and delicious breakfast.
-The Mayfields

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TT
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving brunch. Incredible food, outstanding venue, conversational wait staff. It was also my husbands birthday and they brought out a special dessert for that too!

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RO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening. Amazing atmosphere, very friendly courteous staff, and great food. Guaranteed a great night at the Davenport!

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LC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family enjoyed having Thanksgiving Dinner at the Davenport Hotel. It was a special evening. We will celebrate another occasion in the future.

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BV
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

First time for us at the Davenport Thanksgiving Buffet. Quite the spread. Seated quickly, and the buffet rules were laid out for us. First round - the appetizer and salad table...really good with jumbo shrimp and crab, nice salad and dressings, ahi poke and seared ahi, and much more. Round 2 was the main dinner fare, and the selections were diverse and well prepared. Started with sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, succotash, and dressing. Then green beans, pork belly, braised beef, halibut fillet, and turkey, ham, and prime rib cutting stations. The food was kept heated and was pretty darn tasty. The prime rib was too rare for me, should have asked for an end cut. Round 3 desserts was just too much for us - we grabbed a few bites of the large selection, and called it a draw. Dinner seems a bit pricey but honestly I spend more to cook my own turkey dinner on Thanksgiving than this dinner cost for me and my wife and son. The Isabella Room has a nice look, but the room took on a cafeteria like din with all the people in the room - it was quite boisterous, but every one was having a good time. Navigating between tables can be tricky considering the proximity of tables and chairs to each other. Definitely will go again next time its just us three. Good food and lots of it for a decent price in a fun and celebratory atmosphere!

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RG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Thanksgiving, 5:00 p.m. They RAN OUT OF TURKEY. The dress code was apparently HEE HAW. Overlit, cold buffet room, crowded tables, too many children running amok. Never again....

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LD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The meal was good but is very expensive. I didn’t like where we were seated but we were not accommodate with a different placement even though we asked for a different table. There were many other tables available. Service was friendly for the most part. We did have one staff member come and start to pickup service at our table even though 4 of us had been seated. When we told the staff to leave the service and why she just looked at us but eventually left.

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LL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent but the food was really bad. Meats were moist but I can't name a single side dish or sauce that was seasoned properly. The ballroom is beautiful (lighting was way too bright though) and our server Mary was exceptional, but the culinary situation was unfortunate.

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MB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food. Very expensive. The service is good. Been going for years. With the price increase lately, may be our last.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Evwrything was perfect from the great service to great food, you made our Thanksgiving exceptional. Thank you!!

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AH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Thanksgiving meal—-great variety of cold/appetizers/salads/fruit and cheese; remarkable mix of entrees and side dishes and too many desserts to choose from. Everything outstanding...shrimp and crab, unlimited trips to buffet. Loved the no host Bloody Mary bar with many add ones, from asparagus, cukes, shrimp, olives. Didn’t know about complimentary mimosas or sparkling wine with meal. Excellent, unrushed, charming service. Lovely big band recorded music in background....lots of fun, delicious, can’t beat atmosphere of the historic Davenport. It’s a memorable dining experience!

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B
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving buffet was a wonderful experience. The quality and choice of food displayed was superior to any in spokane. They did not miss one holiday item. The diners were all pleasant and happy to celebrate thanksgiving at there own private table. The beauty of the Davenport's banquet room needs no other decorations. The service was friendly and spot-on. Spokane is fortunate to have the Davenport.

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BB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. Our server was very attentive to provide refills for wine, coffee or mimosa. The ambience in this exquisite hotel is nothing but exemplary. This historic hotel is Spokane's crown jewel and we are so lucky it was preserved for all to enjoy. The Thanksgiving Buffet was held in one of the beautiful ballrooms. The menu had turkey, ham, prime rib and halibut and any side dish you could wish for. The salad bar had crab, shrimp and many beautiful presentations of sushi, caviar and salmon bites. After all of that the dessert bar was everything chocolate with a chocolate fountain and much more. See dessert pic.

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BM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our thanksgiving brunch at the Davenport signature buffet. The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable.

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m
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 2

Overall it was a way over priced disappointment! There should have been more traditional items and less gross caviar and seafood! Who has Thanksgiving without dinner rolls? There was not a piece of dark meat Turkey in the place. Turkey should have been carved instead of breast meat put in metal covered trays. Prime rib was too rare and tough. I could have missed it but didnt see any pumpkin pie. Deviled eggs that has salmon mixed in and caviar on top, really? It was extremely gross! Again very over priced and a huge disappointment! 3 people 212 dollars plus a 46 dollar tip because it wasn't the wait staffs fault, they were awesome. Davenport needs to step up there game because dockside in the coeurdalene resort gets it right and half the price, you just need to drive 25 miles.

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ML
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It just doesn't get better than the Davenport's Signature Buffet: impeccable service, amazing food, and ambience beyond elegant. Pricy, but worth every penny on a special occasion.

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LN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Davenport Signature Buffet the weekend before Thanksgiving has become a tradition over the past 6 years. It is a special place with amazing ambiance, food and service.

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