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Chef In The Forest

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7900 E Hauser Lake Road, Post Falls, ID 83854
+1 208-773-3654
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Monterey, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Amazing experience! This is hands down one of the areas Best Kept Secrets! Food is excellent and so is the service! A Must Do!

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1 Thank Chris M
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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140 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

We tried to make a reservation here last month for our anniversary since we had such pleasant experiences there in the past 13 or so years. Phone disconnected. Unfortunate. The restaurant will be missed.

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1 Thank Jane S
Liberty Lake, Washington
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

Fun location in a cute restaurant. The food here was only mediocre. In the years past it used to be one of the premier local restaurants. Times have changed!

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1 Thank MikeSchrek
Washington
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

Went here for our anniversary because we'd heard good things. It was nice and we were glad to get out of town, but it was average food for a higher than value price. I liked the food, but it was nothing special. The atmosphere is like a small town diner. Maybe a little nicer than a small town diner. The... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

This little charming place a few miles outside of town is EXCELLENT. Quiet, easy to talk to your companion, great food.

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Thank Jane S
Coeur d'Alene, ID
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

We went to Chef in the Forest for the first time last Sunday to celebrate my son's birthday. It was a nice up to Hauser Lake, and really made it feel like we were getting away from it all. The building itself is a bit non-descript, with a somewhat coffee shop type interior – I was kind of hoping for... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Great place for a special dinner. Nice drive. Good food.

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Thank Brenda M
Coeur d'Alene
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2010

We absolutely love the rack of lamb, the pepper steak, the german sauerbraten and especially the appetizer of mixed cheese and pate. The service is impeccable and the atmosphere so superior to all the other restaurants in Coeur d'Alene or Post Falls. The standalone building is a chalet in the woods complete with crackling fireplace and a view across the... More 

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CDA Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2009

I heard that at one time this was supposed to be fabulous but read reviews that it was not the same quality. We decided to try it anyway. My entree of shrimp flambe was terrible and the vegetables were not fresh or cooked well. I could have gotten this at a chain for a lot lower price. My husband enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7900 E Hauser Lake Road, Post Falls, ID 83854
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Post Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 208-773-3654

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?