Located in Spokane, Washington, RÜT is a plant-based kitchen and bar inspired by the seasonal offerings of the Pacific Northwest and a commitment to environmental and individual well-being.
RÜT opened in March 2019 in Spokane’s South Hill District. The New American-style Gastropub features both comfort food and healthier options, along with craft cocktails and a limited beer and wine menu. Founders and chefs Justin Oliveri and Josh Lorenzen have been a team since their youth, and they profess a devotion to both the food culture and natural beauty of the area. On their days off the duo can usually be found rock climbing. Their passion and connection is reflected in the restaurant itself, which encourages patrons to stay awhile with its simple, plant-filled interior that features thoughtful lighting, natural textures, and a series of custom paintings by local artist Hazel Miller. Their mission statement reads:
Through THE appreciation of plants and real food, RÜT is dedicated to the health of THE Earth and all of its inhabitants. IT is committed to creating a place where ALL FEEL WELCOME AND progress may take root.
The vision for RÜT is brought to you not only by the owners’ deep friendship, but also their substantial experience in the food industry: After working at Mizuna circa 2011, Lorenzen joined the Bijou Cafe in downtown Portland, eventually becoming their Sous Chef. Meanwhile, Oliveri found success as co-owner of Cascadia Public House, which won “Best New Restaurant of the Year 2017-18” (located in the North Spokane Five Mile neighborhood). Together they offer an artistic, conscientious, yet approachable dining experience.
901 W. 14th Spokane WA 99204