A taste of something local. That is what you will experience when you visit Trinity at City Beach in Sandpoint. For the past 10 years, Trinity at City Beach, owned by Justin and Shaunavee Dick, has been one of the premier restaurants in the community offering a variety of timeless food, a beautiful view and superior customer service.
Located inside the Best Western Edgewater Hotel, Trinity at City Beach is open year round for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the exception of Christmas day. And when tourist season is over, Trinity is still thriving with locals and numerous community events.
With a menu driven by their loyal customers, Trinity at City Beach is a place in tune with not only its customers but local purveyors as well. Several years ago, Justin became connected with many of the local farmers and has increasingly gone to them for fresh lettuce, vegetables and more, allowing Trinity at City Beach to offer the freshest local ingredients while supporting the local economy at the same time.
In addition to using local purveyors for much of its food, Justin says they also offer wine from local wineries including Pend d’Oreille Winery and Small House Winery, as well as beer from Laughing Dog Brewery and MickDuffs, coffee from Evans Brothers Coffee and spirits from Mill Town Distillery.
“One can really feel the thriving community aspect of using local purveyors at our restaurant,” Justin says.
Described as modern-American cuisine that is heavily French based, he says both his executive and sous chefs are classically French trained and put a modern spin on the classic dishes. “They are very open to new ideas,” says Justin of his chefs, who can also accommodate dietary restrictions.
Justin’s desire is to offer timeless and consistent food while still being able to change it up with the seasons. The menu at Trinity at City Beach is not only full of variety and consistently delicious, but it is also accommodating to special diets including those who suffer from allergies, are gluten free, vegetarian or vegan.
In addition to a wide selection of wine and craft beer, Trinity at City Beach also offers a full bar. They often partner with local wineries to host wine dinners, pairing fine wine with each course of one’s meal—just one of many special events hosted by Trinity at City Beach throughout the year.
With the quality of food and the breathtaking views, Trinity at City Beach is a perfect venue for parties. If you have a large group, the bar or dining area is available to rent, and they will also do both on- and off-site catering.
While it is clear that Justin and his staff are great supporters of the local economy with their choice of local purveyors, they also open their hearts and donate much back to the community they call home. As the most community-active restaurant in Sandpoint over the last decade, Trinity at City Beach has worked with and supported every major nonprofit throughout the Sandpoint area including CHAFE 150, Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce’s Beerfest, Ride Idaho, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay, Scenic Half Marathon, Leadership Sandpoint’s Cinco de Mayo, Sandpoint Rotary’s WaCanID Bicycle Ride, Mountain States Chili Cook-Off, Shriners Club of Sandpoint Huckleberry Pancake Breakfast, Community Assistance League Wine Pairing Dinner, Dine out for a Cause - Bonner Community Food Bank, Idaho Conservation League Pend Oreille Bay Trail Fun Run and Panhandle Alliance for Education.
And while many locals attend these events, many of them have tourists returning time and time again, something Justin and his staff look forward to, like reconnecting with old friends.
One of the many things that add to the ambiance at Trinity at City Beach is the musical entertainment they offer. In the summer months, diners are treated to live music Thursday through Sunday from 6 to 9pm.
Justin considers it a privilege to work in such a wonderful community and is grateful to all who have supported him throughout the years.
“We have an eclectic Inland Northwest cuisine among Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene and Spokane,” he says, adding that customer service, fine cuisine and music are all intertwined to create a one-of-a-kind experience. “Food is only one part of a restaurant experience.”
Trinity at City Beach is open Sunday through Thursday from 7:30am to 9pm and Friday and Saturday from 7:30am to 10pm.
Trinity At City Beach
Sandpoint 58 Bridge St. 208.255.7558