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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.
Boise, ID 83702
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: (208) 429-6735
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, 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
The bread was unbelievable as was the wine. The menu was sea food heavy and I do not like sea food. We went with a group so I was just one of some. Those who ate the sea food said it was good. The entre' was lamb and I thought it was good, and I am not crazy about lamb. Did I mention the bread was phenomenal?
The restaurant and staff were stellar. If you want to eat pay close attention to the menu. If the menu tickles your pallet you will thoroughly enjoy your experience.
My wife is GF and those guys bent over backwards to make sure she had a menu that met her needs.
This is THE gem of the Gem State. James Beard nominations and awards are well deserved. The dishes are so well thought out and executed. The service is completely anticipatory and completely unobtrusive. The ambiance is wonderful. The wine pairings are enlightening. I could go on with superlatives for a long time, but the bottom line is that if you want a revelatory dining experience in a completely enjoyable atmosphere, I honestly cannot identify a better place anywhere.
I had been wanting to try this place for awhile now and a friend was visiting from Los Angeles, so I took the opportunity to check it out. I have been to Blue Hill in Tarrytown, NY and loved the experience---State and Lemp seemed like it would be a similar experience. I totally had a blast at State and Lemp. Not to mention that the experience was a great value because this experience in a big city is $$$. The food was wonderful and adventurous and the service was memorable. I would go again! Maybe for my birthday, and rent the place out for myself and friends.
This was our first time at State & Lemp - we went to celebrate several birthdays and had a very good experience. Having eaten at many of the best restaurants in town over the past 20 years, State & Lemp definitely raises the bar for local fine dining in Boise. Frankly, there's nothing else like it in the area. Chef Kris Komori and his team bring art, food, and science together in every plate they create. Their attention to detail is immaculate and the flavors they create are exciting, surprising, and satisfying. The price is definitely high for Boise, but I think it's worth every penny for those who can afford it. Go in with an open mind and trust that Chef Kris and company will prepare a delicious meal like nothing else in town!
Excellent birthday dinner , very accommodating to vegetarian needs despite price fix menu. Met us at the door with a nice glass of sparkling rose and met very nice people at the family style table arrangement. Great food, great service, relaxing atmosphere. I appreciated the call the day before to go over the menu and make substitutions if needed. Lots of personal touches make this a special dining experience
State & Lemp is iconic with its incredible mesh of flavors, absolutely stunning plating, and unforgettable ambiance. Kris is kind, humble, and Boise is incredibly blessed to have such a talented chef in its midst. The best fine dining experience in the west!
During a visit to Boise, Idaho we visited State & Lemp and enjoyed their Saturday night "family-style" dinner seating at 9:00 PM. I am a professional food writer and restaurant critic and, frankly, I've eaten in very few restaurants in the U.S. that can compare to this one.
From the moment we were greeted at the door with glasses of Champagne, to the final morsel of a phenomenal multi-course tasting menu (with wine pairings), we were astonished by the quality of food and service - especially at very reasonable prices.
Ingredients are sourced locally (mostly) and the menu, which changes frequently, is very innovative. Service is somehow simultaneously friendly and informal, yet every bit as attentive as I've experienced in Michelin 3-Star restaurants in Europe. Servers knew both my and my wife's first names, which was a nice touch.
Not to knock Boise, but I was surprised to find a restaurant of this superb quality there. State and Lemp could easily be one of San Francisco's or New York City's most appealing restaurants. It's that good.
Don't even THINK about visiting Boise without dining at State and Lemp. You'll enjoy one of the best meals of your life.
Really enjoyed this, and can't wait for their next menu change in the future. This is very much so a special occasion sort of place, but I'm glad Boise has a gem like this even though its a rare day most people will be spending $100+ per person on a dinner, but then again, it's worth it, and the night is an event, not just a dinner.
Very good service. Accommodated our vegan meal request. Food was very good, but possibly a little over priced. However, given that there is little competition for them in Boise and the farm to table ingrediants, we didn't mind the price. Perfect for special occasions.
They did lemons to lemonade with the building. The decor is fabulous and loved that it was a mini art gallery displaying local artists' works. The service was just amazing and not like anything you get in any other restaurant in Boise or Idaho. It feels as though you are in Manhattan or Beverly Hills. The food was very creative and delicious and just the right amount with the 5 courses. What a nice addition to our city. We will definitely go again.
One of the best fine dining experiences of my life. I am eagerly awaiting the next change in menu so I can make this a seasonal treat to me and my husband.
Wine pairings were exceptionally balanced with the food. It was a pleasure to notice the changes in wine flavors as they interacted with the associated course.
The amount of food was excellent. I left very full. I can't imagine not being full after that many courses.
This restaurant takes the description "eclectic dining" to an almost satirical level. Servers insist on telling you the inspiration for ever course. Portions are tiny, to the point of being almost insulting. Noise level is deafening. Wine - bottom shelf supermarket quality. All of this would be excusable if the food really lived up to all the pretentious hype, but it doesn't, or on our night at least, it didn't. Be "inspired" go somewhere else.
I was so blown away by the food and the fun atmosphere. The seating is intimate but fosters an easy environment to meet the people around you and share a unique dining experience. I loved how relaxed the environment makes you feel. Not stuffy and like you shouldn't touch anything. I can't wait to experience it again! Thank you!
This was our second visit to State & Lemp and it was just as good as the first one. It's hard to add anything new and original to a review given the good coverage they receive here on OpenTable. And, I agree with all the comments regarding the food and wine. But, let me try a couple of ideas for those that have not been there. One, if you like wine, make sure to get the wine pairing with the food. You will be amazed. And remember the wine and food are paired together. So, maybe taste the wine before the dish and then taste it with the dish and enjoy how the experience changes. Don't drink the whole glass before the food shows up! Second, a big part of the State & Lemp experience are your fellow diners. As others have said, seating is communal and it is like one big family table. So, get to know your neighbors. You know you have one thing in common to start -- an interest in good food. Then let conversation go from there.
We had the pleasure of dining on the first night of the Midwest menu for February. The experience is difficult to capture in words. To share with you the complete balance of artistry of presentation, explanations of each course and wine paired to perfection will not be enough to give due credit. We will be back, special occasion or everyday as a special occasion.
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