The Greenbriar Inn opened its doors back in 1985 in a beautiful historic 1908 building just a few blocks from Downtown Coeur d’Alene. For more than three decades, owners Bob and Kris McIlvenna have welcomed their guests into their warm and inviting inn offering seven suites, each with its own distinct look mixed with antique and replica furnishings.
There are many antiques mixed with more modern comforts, providing guests a cozy and eclectic atmosphere. “We have strived to remain as true to its original structure as possible, with a nod to modern conveniences,” says Kris.
What started as a bed and breakfast added catering to the mix in 1986. Greenbriar Catering is the largest independent caterer in North Idaho, also catering to Eastern Washington, and has won many awards over the years. Greenbriar has gone through three major remodels, the most recent being the 315 Restaurant, which Bob and Kris opened in 2008 with a martini and tapas bar.
Today, the 110-year-old inn greets you with its simplicity and elegance the moment you walk through the door. Take a seat at the stylish bar and order from the modestly priced wine list or dine at a table near one of the two fireplaces. To add to the ambiance, live soft music plays every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evening.
The restaurant sits on the main floor, featuring a flavorful and diverse menu of starters, tapas and entrées. In addition, you can choose from a selection of handcrafted martinis and cocktails, beer and wine, and nonalcoholic beverages and cocktails.
During the colder season, you will find more small-plate options than ever at prices as low as $3 per plate. And when it comes to their handcrafted cocktail selection, they offer specials weekly, and you can be assured that their award-winning bar and bartenders will be doing something special.
During the months of November and March, they will be hosting special wine dinners you won't want to miss.
If you are looking for someone to cater your special event on site or off, The Greenbriar has you covered. They can cater up to 70 people indoors at their location (up to 150 during the summer months) or off site for parties up to 1,000! Choose from an extensive appetizer and dinner menu that includes many nationalities as well as barbecue. "We have a special nonprofit pricing package," says Kris. "We also offer wedding events a special package on rooms at The Greenbriar, as well as special pricing for the wedding or the reception if we're doing a rehearsal dinner or vice versa." Call for an appointment or a phone consultation at 208.667.9660 ext.1. Ask for Kris or Danielle.
With its garden setting in the middle of downtown, whether you're a local or visitor to the area, this is a unique place to gather with friends or family, as it is a 1908 Nationally Registered property with lots of charm, a great bar and restaurant.
Looking for dinner and a romantic overnight stay? Look no further than the Greenbriar Inn.
315 Restaurant at The Greenbriar Inn
315 Wallace Ave.
Midtown Coeur d’Alene