Boise, Idaho is a vibrant city with a wide variety of restaurants and bars to explore. From Wylder's artisanal pizzas to the Lively's Michelin-starred chef, there is something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a quick lunch or a special night out, here are some of the best places to eat and drink in Boise. The Wylder is one of the most popular restaurants in Boise. Located in the center of the city, it offers artisanal, locally sourced pizzas, salads and plates to share.
The decor is modern and fun, the service is excellent, and they have great cocktails. In summer, you can sit outside and in winter, it has a cozy atmosphere. For a quick and smart lunch, head to Wyld Child on the Boise bench. A modern, casual spot offering hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and salads at an affordable price.
We love the Wyld Style burger with salty and slightly sweet bacon jam, black garlic mayonnaise, and thick, melted Gruyere cheese in a soft, buttery bun. We also love the (very) crispy chicken sandwich with homemade pickles, sweet onions and Swiss cheese with sour malt vinegar aioli. Eat a side of sweet potato chips with waffles and a ridiculously good homemade ranch sauce (we like to eat more ranch for our chicken sandwich).Fork is another local hot spot located in the heart of downtown. It offers farm-to-table American food.
We love the chopped Boise salad with smoked salmon, arugula, dried corn, tomatoes and couscous, topped with a homemade buttermilk and basil dressing. For something a little stronger, opt for the urban burger with a side of Idaho's signature French fries with rosemary and parmesan. Be sure to leave room for dessert: the hot butter cake is moist and melts on the tongue, and is served with vanilla ice cream and fresh berries. The Lively is one of the best restaurants in Boise. Enjoy great service, beautiful interior, and most importantly, incredible food in a stately building in downtown Boise.
The menu showcases the extensive skill of the Michelin-starred chef, inspired by his Italian heritage, his stay in Japan and his new home in Idaho. While the Lively offers a reduced menu that varies by season, we recommend that you look for some of these consistent dishes that summarize the restaurant. If you're coming from Japan, look for a fishy dish brought every morning to the chef's favorite fish market in Tokyo, often in the form of sashimi. From Italy, try lasagna which includes bechamel sauce instead of ricotta making it creamy and refined.
And from the Potato State order chicken and mashed potatoes with moist delicious chicken shitake mushrooms and flawless mashed potatoes. For a perfect ending finish your meal with Basque blueberry cheesecake topped with caramelized rice krispies. The Basque Market is one of the stores on Basque Block near downtown Boise. They sell all kinds of excellent Basque products for the kitchen (pantry items wines and kitchen utensils) as well as offering catering for large events. One of the best restaurants in Boise isn't a real restaurant but a food truck located in West Boise called On The Third Floor.
This place serves Latin American steakhouse cuisine in this modern well-designed masterpiece every seat overlooking some incredible work of art from ice antlers to wine trellis. Boise has something for everyone whether you're looking for quick lunch or special night out there are plenty of restaurants bars to explore from Wylder's artisanal pizzas to Lively's Michelin-starred chef you won't be disappointed! From cozy cafes to upscale eateries there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to dining out in Boise.