9 Amazing New Restaurants in Boise: Spring 2018
Here, in no certain order, are the best new restaurants in Boise to try this spring.
4 N Latah
The owners of former Boise hot spot Bleubird have opened their latest spot, Petite 4. This great spot has a menu that will remind you of a quaint little French bistro. The vermouth cocktails are fun. The appetizers and specials are always delightful. The open kitchen gives those at the bar a front row view of the skilled staff executing amazing entrees. To top it off the staff is well versed and helpful. Petite 4 is off to a great start…. #ProTip: Get reservations.
401 S 8th Street
Maybe the best sandwiches in Idaho are now found in downtown Boise at Tasso. The key here is unique house made ingredients. Even the meats are either cured in house or sous vide or smoked in house. Think curry cured kurobuta, sous vide black pepper beef or smoked brisket. Match those with things like pickled onions, pickled ginger, pickled fennel and house ricotta and the magic happens. #ProTip: They have a good happy hour food and drink menu for fun group outings gatherings downtown.
501 West Broad Street
The Wylder is more than amazing pizza red and white styles of craft pizza with 50 year old sour dough starter. They also have good dinner options like fried chicken and lasagna. It is a beautiful spot in a new downtown building next to Boise Brewing. #ProTip: They have a nice full bar area if you need to wait a few minutes for a table.
1401 W Idaho Street
Txikiteo is a Basque inspired tapas spot. It is walk up service good for coffee and breakfast items in the morning or fun dinners of either tapas plates featuring olives and seafood or larger items like Jamon sandwiches or stew. #ProTip: Larger group seatings could be tricky so call ahead to see if they are able to accomidate.
801 W Bannock
The Funky Taco has evolved from a farmers market vendor and food truck to now one of the best restaurant locations in Boise. They are now on the corner of 8th and Bannock. The menu is just so well done and so much more than just tacos. The flavors are on point and attention to detail is so high. Think kimchi quesadillas, bao buns, torta sliders, to go along with tacos that feature ingredients like coffee braised brisket, cilantro crema, chicken skins, and charcoal’d chicken thighs!
224 N 10th Street
Lemon Tree Co. took over in the spot for Bleubird downtown. They’ve kept some of the great things about Bleubird such as the soda cocktails and the pastrami reuben sandwich. They’ve also brought a LOT of new flavor pairings on the menu likely not offered anywhere else in the Pacific Northwest. I’m talking about things like the “Ham, Yam, & Jam”, “Toasted Fluffernutter” (peanut butter, bananas, toasted Dandies marshmallows, and Ruffle potato chips), and the “Salami & Artichoke” #ProTip: They will be open a little later than Bleubird but they still maintain mainly a lunch hour schedule. Check thier sites for updated hours of operations if looking for non-lunch time options.
Amaru has been around as bakery in Boise for a while but starting in May 2018 they will be transforming into an after dinner dessert bar. The menu will feature beer and wine along with a changing assortment of decadent sweets to end your night out. Too soon for a #ProTip as the concept is set to launch a week or so after this post.
1034 S La Pointe Street
When you have a James Beard nominated chef opening up a new restaurant expectations are always high. Boise proudly welcome Madre to town in the up and coming bench area of town. We like seeing the more casual indoor/outdoor vibe to go along with a menu that is said to be one that will slowly evolve but surly please. Too soon for a #ProTip as Madre is just in soft launch mode as of this post.
246 8th Street
There are high expectations for Diablo & Sons to be located downtown on 8th Street (restaurant row). Check in with them for more details but what we have heard sounds to be pretty impressive later this spring.