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!
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.
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.