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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
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.
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.
State and Lemp is a fabulous find on Boise’s west side. I would hazard to guess that there is nothing like Chef Komori’s cutting-edge food and stunning presentations within hundreds of miles.
There are one or two seatings per night, depending on the day of the week, and seating is communal. You get a printed menu and a name card – ours said Happy Anniversary. We were greeted with glasses of sparkling rosé (with refills if you wanted). It was like being invited to an upscale, but convivial, dinner party. It is a five-course tasting menu, plus an amuse bouche and a palate-cleansing sorbet. On the night we went, the food was designed to pick up the themes in the paintings of a local artist, whose works were on display. The staff describes the ingredients and origins of each course as it is being served. Some highlights were the sake-marinated fresh anchovy; the “cappuccino”-like mushroom soup, in which foamed cream was separate from the broth; and the beef short rib cooked sous-vide for 60 hours and dusted with charcoal. Portion sizes were just right (though I would gladly have taken seconds on dessert), and the wine pairings were generous pours. Afterwards, the chef came out and chatted with the diners.
We are relatively new to Boise, and this was our first visit, but we definitely will be back! Congratulations to Chef Komori and his team for creating such a marvelous experience.
What a fabulous experience!! I do not eat fish or shellfish and they accommodated me with unbelievable substitutes. It was not obvious that I was eating differently from those around me. I enjoyed every bite and learned how the complementing wine heights the flavor of the meal! What a clever idea to tie each course to the artist being featured on the walls.
Our experience at State & Lemp highly exceeded our expectations. Each meal was crafted thoughtfully, and each had such unique pallets and wine pairings. We will definitely be back! We attended Saturday night supper club. It was SO much fun! We were celebrating two birthdays, and were pleasantly surprised to find birthday greetings on our table cards. The food was nothing short of amazing! State & Lemp is hands down the best restaurant in Boise. Thank you for a wonderful and unforgettable experience.
This is a special treat!! A pre fixed menu and wine pairings. You are treated very well and the finding experience is just that..an experience. You will sit at a communal table with 19 people you have never met. My wife and I enjoyed the atmosphere. Each dish is explained to you prior to consuming it. I was worried that I would still be hungry when I left, surprisingly I was not. Highly recommend!
This is one of my favorite dining locations in Boise. Unique dishes that you just cannot get anywhere else in the valley. Wonderful wine and/or beer pairings with each dish. A little pricey so it's not an everyday haunt. However the overall dish presentation, combination of flavors and ever-changing menu are well worth the adventure.
This is our second trip to State and Lemp and we enjoyed it as much as the first visit. This isn't a place you'll visit every week for some comfort food, this is a special occasion, I'm going to be adventurous and try some excellent food that I normally wouldn't try on a dare, memorable event experience.
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