Northern Quest makes changes to upscale Masselow’s
Rebranded steakhouse seeks more relaxed vibeMay 21st, 2015
Masselow’s, a highly rated restaurant located inside the Northern Quest Resort & Casino at 100 N. Hayford Rd. in Airway Heights, is rebranding itself as Masselow’s Steakhouse, complete with an expanded menu introduced this month.
Northern Quest, owned and operated by the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, includes a 250-room hotel, 14 restaurants and lounges, and 22,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, as well as a concert and wedding venue.
Masselow’s Steakhouse opened as Masselow’s in 2010 and also offers an extensive list of regional wines. Since it opened, the restaurant has won a number of honors and has garnered an AAA Four Diamond rating.
Masselow’s dinner choices include the same contemporary cuisine as before featuring tribally inspired dishes, and now will feature nine new and larger steaks, cooked on a new briquette grill with top-quality meats, which include 28-day aged, prime grade cuts of meat.
Tanya Broesder, one of Masselow’s chefs, says Masselow’s beef is from the Midwest, corn-fed prime beef in the top 3 percent, which, she says, indicates it’s graded for the marbling and size. The steaks are seasoned with sea salt and cracked black pepper, she says.
Julie Holland, Northern Quest spokeswoman, says the décor at the restaurant hasn’t changed dramatically although white tablecloths no longer grace the tables. “It’s still very elegant but we wanted to make the atmosphere a little more relaxing,” Holland says.
The Steakhouse can accommodate 144 guests, and private dining is also available for up to 10 people.
Holland says Masselow’s Steakhouse is named after Chief Masselow, who was named chief of the Kalispel Tribe in 1887.