Pin It

Update: RUINS 

The diminutive favorite adds a patio

click to enlarge Picture yourself enjoying a meal in the great outdoors; Ruins added a 20-seat patio this spring. - KRISTEN BLACK
  • Kristen Black
  • Picture yourself enjoying a meal in the great outdoors; Ruins added a 20-seat patio this spring.

Chef Tony Brown's landlord thought he was crazy to add a patio at Ruins, the boutique restaurant in the shadow of the Spokane County Courthouse. The space, which previously had been a parking lot for a neighboring bail bonds outfit, now seats 20 people in a trellis-lined spot behind the restaurant.

In addition to serving folks who prefer to sit outside whenever possible during our increasingly hot summers, the patio also provides more seating for a restaurant whose popularity almost always keeps its tables full. Ruins now also has a well-executed and eclectic brunch on the weekends, beginning at 10 am.

Part of the popularity is due to the fact that Brown, who opened the restaurant in 2014, has continually rotated his menu between different styles, ethnic influences and themes over the past year. He expects to continue this effort-intensive practice throughout the summer, then begin changing things up on a monthly basis.

825 N. Monroe | 443-5606 | Facebook: Ruins

Related Locations

  • Pin It

Speaking of Ruins

Latest in Food & Drink

  • Drinking Gold
  • Drinking Gold

    Perry Street Brewing went big at the Great American Beer Festival
    • Oct 20, 2016
  • Tapping In
  • Tapping In

    A new gastropub finds a groove in Moscow's growing culinary scene
    • Oct 20, 2016
  • UPDATE | The Pie Hut
  • UPDATE | The Pie Hut

    You'll want more than just one slice
    • Oct 20, 2016
  • More »


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
'Night Mother

'Night Mother @ The Modern Theater Coeur d'Alene

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 6

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Mike Bookey

Most Commented On

Readers also liked…

  • Getting Creative
  • Getting Creative

    Allie's offers an all-vegan menu of pizza and more
    • Apr 1, 2015
  • Everything but the Truck
  • Everything but the Truck

    Melone's serves up food truck-style cuisine in a brick-and-mortar restaurant
    • Apr 8, 2015

© 2016 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation