The first weekend this restaurant opened up in 1999, the line wrapped around the block. This could have something to do with the small seating area, but the great dining experience more than makes up for the small space. The breakfast menu features a create-your-own-breakfast combo with your choice of the usual suspects, from eggs, hash browns and sourdough pancakes, to waffles, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy. The eggs Benedict is a local favorite and the homemade Hollandaise sauce is stellar.
Customers perch on bar stools and the conversation is always flowing at this downtown nightspot open since 1996. The large windows at Bittercreek Alehouse are perfect for people watching. With about 21 different Northwest micro-brews, the pub has become a favorite hangout. The food is original and inventive with appetizers such as polenta fries, halloumi with jam and poutine, which is a popular Canadian dish with gravy, fries and cheese curds. Their beignet and butterscotch dessert is also worth a try!
From the white linen to the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, this downtown restaurant promises an exceptional dining experience. Delivering elegant yet comfortable furnishings, Cottonwood Grille offers a menu specializing in contemporary American dishes. Fresh Idaho trout and prime beef are among the specialties. The lunch menu includes delicacies such as chilled smoked Idaho trout Ffilet and an assortment of soups, salads, sandwiches and pastas, including rigatoni with fresh sausage. Begin your dinner with an appetizer such as spicy marinated eggplant or Ssteamers. Dining is also available on the outdoor, tree-lined terrace. A full wine menu is available.
Wood tables, brass fixtures, and a staring deer head create a testosterone-charged experience at this riverside restaurant. Televised sporting events add to the atmosphere. Claiming to have Boise's tallest bar, the pub boasts a wide variety of microbrews, including Buttface Amber Ale and Total Disorder Porter. Originality continues in the dining room with dishes ranging from Armadillo Eggs to Bourbon Blackjack Burgers. The outdoor patio provides views of the Boise River and Boise River Greenbelt
Located inside of Hotel 43, Chandlers Steakhouse has earned a reputation for being one of the best steakhouses in the area. The restaurant offers every cut from filet mignon to cowboy steak. There are also several seafood dishes available and a comprehensive menu of appetizers at the bar. The lounge hosts live music events and a banquet room is available to rent.
This arty cafe blends arts and crafts from local, regional and national artists with espresso, coffee, pastries and sandwiches. Light meals are the specialty here. Hand-crafted sandwiches and soups are lunch favorites, while the pastries and espresso drinks lure diners in throughout the day. Casual and laid back, the friendly cafe tempts customers to lounge outside or near the door to watch passersby. The relaxed atmosphere makes it a favorite hangout for local writers and bookworms.
Everybody loves something about The Ranch Club. Be it some brilliant local fare, the great drinks or the experimental live music that is played here; this place has it all. You can choose to make your evening long and leisurely and stay here till the closing hours of the bar, entranced in the magical tunes of the live bands. There are set days when you can avail of the happy hours and get great discounts on the food. If you are looking for a place to go out for a relaxed evening, The Ranch Club is a good choice.
The first thing you notice about this small deli is its upside-down sign. That is exactly the reaction the owner wanted. The sign has brought him a loyal Boise following. Specializing in generous sandwiches, the deli takes orders in-person or by e-mail, fax or phone. With original names like When Pigs Fly and Righteous Reuben, the sandwiches are fresh and offer a tasty combination of ingredients. Pilgrim's Pride, for example, combines turkey breast with cranberries and cream cheese. Side orders include coleslaw and soup. Be sure to save room for dessert and drinks. Deli George also specializes in catering services. Delivery available.
Old-fashioned breakfasts don't get much better than this. This friendly cafe serves favorites with a dash of originality. Featuring big omelets and egg dishes, it has gained a reputation as one of the best breakfast joints in Boise. Diners can select from berry waffles and pancakes or stick with traditional biscuits and gravy. Lunch favorites include homemade soup, ranging from healthy vegetable to rich and creamy selections, and old standards like meat loaf and burgers.
Located on West State Street, Westside Drive-In is a buzzing neighborhood restaurant by renown Chef Lou. Unlike typical drive-in restaurant, this restaurant serves delicious gourmet fare of specialties like prime rib, fingers steaks and meatloaf sandwich. The Chef's signature dishes of Breakfast Pear Pie and Ice Cream Potato are a must have at this restaurant.
Mardi Gras is one of the most happening clubs in Boise to groove the night away. This bar and nightclub has a historic dance hall and is the most sought after venue in the music community for live events. Famous acts like REM have performed here. The DJ spins some great tracks to keep you enthralled through the night.