PATTIE DISCOVERS THE PNW: Browne’s Bistro Restaurant Review

by Patricia Elwing

Hello Friends & Neighbors,

If you are a lover of good food and drink, a true foodie, you may have been drawn to this article. As an epicurean woman myself, I am always open to restaurant suggestions from locals to guide me in experiencing new places with good food and drink. That said, last week my husband and I went for lunch at a wonderful restaurant located in the historic Browne’s addition neighborhood in Spokane. Browne’s Bistro is located inside a beautiful 1920 Victorian Home. A single-family residence for 50 years, it was then made into 3 separate apartments. Eventually it became Browne’s Tavern, and finally in February of 2019, the Browne’s Bistro we enjoy today.

Intrigued by the patio dining area and fire pit, we strolled onto the porch and inside to discover sweet front room dining as well as upstairs lounge and dining area. This family owned and operated business offers fresh, homemade cuisine and beautiful desserts prepared by the owner herself, Terri Adolfson. Terri’s daughter Kirstie is the General Manager, and our server was Terri’s grand-daughter Baily, who was knowledgeable and attentive without hovering.

Browne’s Bistro, photo of building
Browne’s Bistro

Browne’s Bistro uses local Washington wineries, local produce and coffee. They roast their own meats and hand-cut their fish. We enjoyed a couple “handheld” plates and shared, the Rueben (corned beef on dark rye) and the Smoked Brisket Cubano (beef brisket smoked on their Traeger), both lean with remarkable flavor. Both were served with the option of regular or sweet potato fries, and a choice of four dipping sauces. The home-made ketchup was well-paired with the sweet potato fries and the fry sauce was a perfect match for the regular fries. I look forward to trying their Eggs Benedict, Beet Salad, Atlantic Salmon 24, and the Saintly Greyhound, a specialty cocktail that promises to be delish! Check out their online menu at

Looking for a perfect place for your private events? The building can be leased out for private events and parties as well as off-site catering. Or call Terri directly @ (509) 714-7383

Pattie’s Overall Review: 4.8 (out of a possible 5)
Customer Service: 5 (friendly, knowledgeable)
Atmosphere: 4.8
Presentation: 4.6
Tasty Factor: 4.5
Notable: Homemade sauces and desserts, quality fresh meat & produce, casual in-door and outdoor dining, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great cocktail, wine and legit beer list. Currently closed on Monday & Tuesday.

In conclusion, there are several great finds at Browne’s Bistro, get it Foodie!


Patricia “Pattie” Elwing, moved to Washington State in August 2020. A West Coast woman, her love for travel and discovering new places leads her around the world and now, around the Columbia Basin. Watch for “Pattie Discovers the PNW” articles in the Huckleberry Press where she will offer fresh reviews and information about places she visits. If she sparked the travel bug in you, or you try a recommended location, leave her a comment at below.