2016 marks the 20th anniversary of The White House Grill and its garlicky goodness it has been dishing up to the Post Falls community. Raci Erdem, chef and owner, has been bringing the flavors of the Mediterranean to eager diners for two decades, and guests continue to fill restaurant seats to partake in the cuisine.
The casual restaurant offers a comfortable and relaxed family friendly environment. Patrons of all ages are invited to take a seat at this fun and loud—but by no means obnoxious—restaurant. Mediterranean music fills the air, as does the aroma of garlic. Seafood, vegetables, pasta and lamb dishes fill the menu, complemented by a full bar featuring handcrafted cocktails, 12 beers on tap, an extensive wine list featuring many wines from Walla Walla, and a beautiful scotch list, hand selected by Raci himself.
Raci looks forward to guests coming into the restaurant, not just for the food and drink, but to enjoy the overall experience The White House has to offer. “Our job is to put you in a great mood with some cool music, delicious food and awesome drinks, all for a great value that you won’t find at any chain restaurant,” he says.
Every year since they’ve opened, The White House Grill continues to keep their seats filled. From day one, they have offered the same freshness, quality of food, good prices and fun environment. “Our goal is to continue just that and have another beautiful 20 years,” says Raci.
In 2006, Raci opened his second restaurant—The Oval Office. Here, the cozy bistro-style eatery is loud and busy, bustling like a big-city restaurant with an upscale appeal.
Patrons can enjoy small plates and entrees from around the world. Menu items like the baked brie in filo with spicy honey, to the Mediterranean-style clams are a must! Combined with the great steaks, seafood and ever-changing fresh fish selection, there’s something to appeal to any taste, and guests keep coming back for more. The menu stays consistent throughout the year, so guests know that the next time they return, they will always find the same great food.
Here, guests will be treated to a full bar featuring great beer, wine and specialty cocktails. They offer an ever-changing cocktail list, and they introduce new martinis regularly. Unlike any other martini list, it features politically inspired specialty martinis. From the refreshing Obama’s Mama, made with Absolut Ruby Red with X-Rated, grapefruit and orange juice, The Hillary (you don’t have to trust her, just trust them), cold and tangy made with St. Germain, gin and sparkling lemon San Pellegrino, to the Trump Mule, a Moscow mule made with tequila instead of vodka. At The Oval Office, they’ll always love their tequila and Mexicans! There’s something on the menu for anyone looking for a good martini and a good time!
The Oval Office is known for its happiest of happy hours in the Northwest, offered twice daily: 3 to 6pm and 8 to 11pm. With all martinis and appetizers offered at a fraction of the price, it’s the best time to head over to The Oval Office.
The new community fireplace on the large outside patio can seat 12 around it. As long as it’s not raining outside, guests have the option to dine and imbibe outside. Plans are in the works to add a European-style awning, so guests can enjoy patio dining year round.
This American bistro with a foreigner chef touch is reason alone to take a drive to Post Falls and make a visit to The Oval Office. Martini anyone?
The White House Grill
712 N. Spokane St.
The Oval Office
Bistro & Martini Bar
620 N. Spokane St.