When it’s time to celebrate that special occasion, only certain restaurants will do. Boise offers travelers a diverse culinary scene with world-class fare inspired by traditional cultural influences. Make lasting memories when you discover the best places for fine dining in Boise, Idaho.
This eatery — owned by restaurateur Rex Chandler — is the best steakhouse in the city, according to Idaho Statesman’s Best of Treasure Valley readers. Executive Chef Luis Flores offers mouthwatering cuisine that features Idaho-sourced ingredients, such as prime corn-fed steaks, on the three-course prix fixe dinner menu.
Sample delicacies from around the world with Chandler’s wine list that features over 650 selections, or sip master mixologist Pat Carden’s famous Ten-Minute Martini.
Located downtown in one of the area’s most charming accommodations, the urban-chic Hotel 43, you’ll enjoy a welcoming dining experience that’s complemented by nightly live jazz music in the bright and open bar.
Le Coq d’Or Restaurant
Inside the elegant, French-inspired Chateau des Fleurs, Le Coq d’Or’s Chef Richard Jimenez showcases flavor profiles from all over the globe. A Boise native, Chef Jimenez offer’s guests a menu filled with traditional French and European cuisine with subtle Eastern and Persian influences paired with only the freshest local produce.
Embrace an enthralling dining experience that would rival any upscale eatery in an artful ambiance. Partake in made-from-scratch dishes, such as Parisian beet gnocchi. If you order the Poulet Perigord, you can enjoy a free-range sauteed chicken breast plated with a spinach and goat cheese truffle. Ask the maître d’ for a glass of wine from their signature Roghani Vineyards label.
You’ll find Le Coq d’Or restaurant in Eagle, Idaho, just 20 minutes northwest of downtown.
Epi’s A Basque Restaurant
Join the Ansotegui sisters Christi and Gina for a culinary trip to the Basque Country of Spain. The traditional family recipes include fresh seafood and local produce. Neighboring Eagle offers visitors a small town feel, where you’ll feel just like family at Epi’s.
Share in Epi’s Basque heritage with a menu that features carefully crafted dishes using only the freshest ingredients. Delight in succulent Arkumea, a leg of lamb roasted to perfection, and the Basque delicacy of Tximinoiak that boasts baby squid in ink sauce.
Reservations are recommended due to Epi’s limited seating.
State & Lemp
When your occasion calls for contemporary, eclectic American dishes, consider a reservation at State & Lemp. Chef Kris Komori earned the coveted status of semifinalist for James Beard’s 2018 Best Chef: Northwest. Discover an ever-evolving prix fixe menu at State & Lemp featuring dishes that are as creative as they are delicious, like the asparagus with liver mousse. If you like seafood, try the halibut with lemon kombucha and bee pollen.
Thanks to his close relationships with Idaho farmers, Chef Komori offers a carefully selected five-course meal that uses seasonal crops. Add your favorite wine pairing and relax in this casual yet elegant setting.
Enjoy your stay in Idaho, and explore the city’s ever-evolving cultural scene. Discover new favorite dishes at any of our picks for the best places for fine dining in Boise.