About State & Lemp
Welcome to State & Lemp we are a small contemporary american restaurant featuring an ever evolving prix fixe menu based on seasonal goods. Our menu and restaurant showcase local and regional farmers, ranchers, artists and craftsmen. We also offer a carefully selected 5-course wine pairing.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
State & Lemp will cater special events for special people on special occasions. Please contact Remi McManus directly to discuss details.
State & Lemp has a private lot, as well as street parking. If you require special assistance with adequate notice we will gladly accommodate.
Valley stop in front of building.
Private Party Facilities:
State & Lemp is perfectly set up to host private functions. Please contact Remi McManus directly to discuss details.
Private Party Contact:
Remi Mcmanus: 2084296735x
Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
State & Lemp is perfectly set up to host special events. Please contact Remi McManus directly to discuss details.
State & Lemp Ratings and Reviews
Excellent, thoughtfully prepared dishes ...
Excellent, thoughtfully prepared dishes that highlight very local cuisine. Each of the courses was delicious and the portions were generous but not overwhelming.
This was a wonderful evening. The menu ...
This was a wonderful evening. The menu is Prix Fixe. Which is always a fun way to experience new ideas for food and wine paring and using herbs, flowers, grains and vegetables that one would normally not have around the house. Sitting next to a very young connosseur (11) was the highlight for me. I would love to book the whole room for an evening someday. If you are looking for a unique experience in Boise. It is a must do.
Wow. My date and I were blown away by this place. We are adventurous diners. The creativity of the menu and use of ingredients can only be compared to a fine restaurant in NYC, Paris or Copenhagen. Unexpected for the north end of Boise, ID. The wine pairing is a must. They match each course perfectly. Some reviewers said that they left hungry. Those people came to eat...not dine. There is a Pizza Hut across the street for eaters. We did NOT leave hungry. The price can be limiting for some but it is an experience that was worth every penny. I cannot wait to return to see what they come up with next!
We absolutely loved the meal; the presentation was so artistic, each bite a sensation of flavors for the entire palate, we were seated next to some very interesting folks, they took care to see our food sensitivities were addressed, the wine pairing with each course was spot on.
Luxurious and Welcoming
Staff was incredible. Attention to detail was amazing. Unlike anywhere else I have eaten in Boise. The menu was varied and delicious - paired with some of the best wine I've ever had. Would happily return.
Best dining experience my wife and I hav ...
Best dining experience my wife and I have ever had. We have dined at some very good places coast to coast and this topped them all.
Serendipity in Boise!
State and Lemp was a total surprise. While driving from Salt Lake City, we found it on the Open Table website. . We were impressed with every aspect of the meal, from service, presentation and taste. If there was any negative, it was the noise level. We were seated next to a group of 14 and many times couldn't hear each other talk. But overall, the experience was wonderful and we'd return.
Every dish was amazing and beautiful! I ...
Every dish was amazing and beautiful! I will be back for sure! In addition to the incredible food, the ambiance was perfect and the staff was awesome. What a gem!
We wanted to treat our son, daughter and their spouses as well as ourselves to a very special dinner for our 3 wedding anniversaries. A friend recommended State and Lemp. What a wonderful experience! All of us enjoyed the evening immensely!!
Each dish was unique. Well balanced flav ...
Each dish was unique. Well balanced flavors that played off of the food in season
First timers, and we'll be back
Our late saturday seating at S&L was a fantastic experience. The food was prepared and presented in a fantastic setting, accompanied by nicely paired wines. The seating is personal and intimate, yet in a way that encourages you to reach out and meet the people next to you. All in all, a great food experience.
Simply extraordinary. The food, the at ...
Simply extraordinary. The food, the attention to detail, the paired wines were all amazing. Even the etched glass windows paying homage to Boise were outstanding. The food was prepared with care and love and was artistic to say the least and indescribably delectable to say the most. This is a destination restaurant worthy of the 630 miles we traversed to eat here. I will go back. I just hope I'll still be able to make reservations as word of this extraordinary restaurant spreads
Another impeccable evening at State & Lemp
This is our second time dining at State & Lemp and both times were absolutely perfect. The service is especially stellar. And the food is always adventurous, different and nicely paired with the wines. This time we tried the Supper Club which was less expensive, but they do not skimp on the food or the wine. I highly recommend trying both the regular menu and the Supper Club menu.
Saturday Night Supper Club
We've been to State and Lemp a few times for normal dinner service but this was our first time for Saturday Night Supper Club. The food and service was just as on point as their normal dinner times. Since it's a bit more affordable, the supper club is a great time to check out the awesome stuff State and Lemp is doing with food.
Gorgeous Presentation, Excellent Service
We went here with friends that we regularly dine with. We had read good reviews but hadn't personally talked to anyone who had been to State and Lemp. Their reputation was for fresh, locally sourced food with appropriate wine pairings. We were very surprised that the menu was Asian fusion. I was not expecting this from a restaurant that refers to itself as highlighting local options and the best of Idaho and the Northwest. These are some very distinct flavors that potential diners might want to know. Yes, we could have cancelled but we made our reservation nearly two months ahead of time and it never occurred to any of us that miso and furikake would be in play, so we had not checked the menu until the day before. Too late to cancel without a stiff penalty. As it is, we were glad we went. The service was extremely good, I haven't been very many places where they so genuinely seemed concerned that all felt welcome and cared for. This really made the evening for us. The food and wine were secondary. Each dish was visually stunning but none of us walked away thinking, "that (blank) was the best I've ever tasted." The wines were nice but none were very complex or what I would have expected from the price. Full disclosure, my family was in the wine business for decades and I have worked with some pretty good chefs and amazing home cooks. State and Lemp is about the most expensive restaurant in Boise and I don't think the price is unreasonable given the small amount of diners being served. However, if you are going out for good food and wine, you can do better for almost half the price at quite a few nice places. If you are going out for fun and a unique experience, you'll enjoy State and Lemp!
Gourmet dining experience continues; my 7th time!
Took my friend for her 70th birthday celebration. We sat between one couple who owns a California winery and another couple from Portland in the International travel business. Had a great time chatting with them. Enjoyed all the food from the octopus course to the crispy Sorghum on the salad! They always make me special things when I have dietary issues. Great service, fine wines and a gastronomic experience every time I go!
Second time, still a winner!!
Tremendous dining experience. The food is fantastic, from presentation to taste to attitude of chef and "servers." Very accommodating and caring to individual food issues. Will stay a go to for special occasions, like a Thursday. Thanks.
Payette Beer Pairing Dinner
Super excited to have our first experience at State and Lemp we were concerned to learn it was a beer pairing- most of us wine drinkers- but we took the risk and enjoyed every delicious drop of beer and delectable food. The introductions of the beer and each course was extremely educational, laid back and fun. I would highly recommend State and Lemp to couples, groups or corporate events, we will be back for one or all of those!
It's was my husband's birthday and glad we chose this place! Food was great and it was a Thursday night so only 2 couples, so it felt very personalized. Music was just a little loud as the place was empty and we were sitting near the speaker. It was also strange that they wanted us to sit right next to total strangers when we practically had the whole place to ourselves.
An aunties biased review
Kris is my nephew so this review is completely biased and unobjective. Food was amazing. I especially was impressed with the coffee infused egg. I was not sure about the taste but i loved being so surprised by the taste. My favourite dish was the beef zabuton, especially because i like the idea of the beef sitting on a little cushion of rice porridge. And i love nettle. My dining partner found the nettle a little intense. She loved the first dish and was impressed with the intensity of flavour with all the previously dried and preserved ingredients. Definitely worth the twenty hour round trip car ride from vancouver. Will be a yearly pilgrammage. Best part was the little wild boar i met for the first time ! He was not part of the menu.
Everything was just perfect. Food was really interesting and delicious. Service was knowledgable, friendly, and professional. Love the communal style tables. A truly unforgettable experience in the best of ways. Can't wait to go back again soon!
Vichyssoise was *insane* and the chardonnay pairing was ideal. Rabbit three-ways was delectable and the coffee-cured egg it was served with blew every mind that tasted it. The beef was cooked perfectly, and was an exquisitely marbled, fatty cut that was just right with the nettle and (very) dry cab-sauv pairing. Knocked it out of the park.
Exquisite pairings / Genius menu / Stellar service
The culinary geniuses at State and Lemp are hard at work. Their ability to pair locally-sourced seasonal menu items with exquisite wines did not go unnoticed. From fanciful amuse bouche to course after course of inspired cuisine, this Boise standout is one I'd make the trip for again. Each course centered around a masterful theme (in mid-March they clearly highlighted the transition from Winter to Spring). From show-capped rice crackers to flavorful dried pomegranate, I left sated - yet dreaming of what they could create next if given more time (and more space in my belly).
Exquisite food experience
Very sophisticated & masterful level of cooking. Too bad the sound level of the restaurant and the choice of music made it difficult to concentrate on the food & forget on having a conversation with your own party across the table. The dessert was good but not matching the level of the other dishes. It cluttered the ensemble. This is the first time I felt compel to grade dishes! We were not aware of the controlled performative experience the restaurant was going to offer. So once we surrendered to your dining protocole/experience we found ourselves wanting to dive into it & be immersed!
Notable Boise dining experience
State and Lemp offers creative food in a small but well appointed space. The 7 course meal was well executed and perfectly paced. The wine pairings were balanced and complemented the food.
Fabulous State and Lemp
State and Lemp remains the best restaurant in Idaho. Inventive gourmet cuisine, superb service, great atmosphere. I remain a devoted foodie fan
Modern setting. Unusual combinations of ...
Modern setting. Unusual combinations of flavors and ingredients. Different primary protein items, eg. lamb heart. I should have savored different parts of each dish more carefully so I could have appreciated the items in each dish.
Exceptional Foodie Experience
Having been to State & Lemp a few times now, I feel that I can give a reliable review. If the total experience of food is appealing to you, State & Lemp will not disappoint. Every component of the meal consists of tremendous preparation and thought. Regional sourcing is prevalent throughout the menu. Nuances of wine-food pairing is always special; great thought is given to capturing a specific blending of flavors for the intended result. The food is extremely inventive. The quintessential goal of "feeding the eye" is blended nicely with a pleasurable gastronomic experience. State & Lemp has an intimate and eclectic decor. It is Boise's only haute cuisine experience.
Best Dining Experience in Boise
Each course was an adventure or more like a party in your mouth. Blending flavors and textures in ways I've never imagined. The people there have a passion for the new and bold and it comes across in their product. Excellent food, well done wine pairings and amiable atmosphere. Loved it.
Very expensive special treat
This was a very unique experience and I'm glad we went, however I do not think that the price matched the experience. Meal, wine pairing and tip for 2 were about $260 and we left hungry. I understand small portions, but the main dish was two tiny (but DELICIOUS) slices of pork. Why not four tiny slices? Presentation was fantastic, setting was very intimate. The space is beautiful with rotating artist collections. I'm a huge fan of any place that meets me at the door with champagne... the service was good but not memorable, and our server called me "sweetie,"and "dear,"which I did not appreciate. I thought that for the price, the servers could have been more engaged or told us more about the wine/meal. I thought that the wine pairing was delicious and was the best value of the experience.
The Best Boise Has to Offer
Exquisite food. Perfect wine pairings. Impeccable service. Done and done!!
Wonderful Date Night and Fantastic Find in Boise
We had a wonderful dinner date night at State and Lemp. Dinner was phenomenal and such a joy to find a restaurant of this quality and innovation in Boise.
a memorable expeience
Food as art and adventure to satisfy those who appreciate innovative gourmet dining.
One word. Amazing. The end. Totally worth the money, loved having the later night "Supper Club" option. I will be back. Not every week, but we will most definitely be back.
Pairings were perfect, the dumplings in the mushroom soup were INSANE, the steak was incredible, and the overall experience was just lovely. A+ would go again.
This was our third trip to State & Lemp and it did not disappoint. As usual, we received sparkling wine when we arrived and were able to tour the gallery and chat before the seating. Highlights of the six-course pairing included a delicious snow crab salad, a fresh-poured mushroom soup with the most unbelievable sunchoke dumplings, a red cabbage, not quite stuffed, more like infused, with duck prosciutto, hazelnuts and other yummies. The main course was beef striploin with a magnificent pomegrate-forward sauce. Out of this world. All the wine pairings were fantastic and the atmosphere conducive to memorable conversations with the good friends we came with, as well as new friends we met on both sides of us. There's nothing else like it in Idaho. By the way, the menu was totally different from our other visits, but equally delicious. The menu changes every few weeks. They will happily modify the menu for food allergies.
Everything was really wonderful except f ...
Everything was really wonderful except for the fact that we left feeling really hungry after six courses. Portions are exceptionally small but high quality and artfully presented. Subtle and delicate flavors.
Unique experience in Boise
My husband and I enjoyed our experience at State and Lemp. Beautiful interior. Delicious food. Very visually stimulating. We would have liked something with a bit more fat so that we felt more satiated. Perhaps more protein? Overall, the experience was very special.
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