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, 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
No amount of stars would give justice to ...
No amount of stars would give justice to the experience I just had at State and Lemp. To call this experience 'dining' feels inadequate — to quote one of the people I ate with: "it's like Cirque du Soleil in your mouth." The atmosphere, the incredible food, the gracious staff — the whole experience, from the moment I walked through the door, to when I grabbed my coat to leave, was utterly enchanting. Holy cow, take a bow State and Lemp.
Went here as our first fine dining exper ...
Went here as our first fine dining experience. Was a great vibe in the place and the staff was very friendly. After the initial culture shock, we were very comfortable and laughing with the people sitting around us. The food was the best food I've ever had! I've never paid more than 50 bucks for my own meal in my life, and it astounds me to realize that it was worth the expense. Try it out!
We had an outstanding experience at Stat ...
We had an outstanding experience at State & Lemp. We arrived a little early and were greeted with a fantastic champagne, and were able to explore the unique and beautiful artwork on display around the restaurant. Each course was thoughtfully put together and beautifully executed. We can't say enough great things about our experience at State & Lemp!
Beautiful people who know what fine dini ...
Beautiful people who know what fine dining food is. Excellent food and service every time!
I have been to many fine dinning places around the world. Is State and Lemp the best? I would lie if I said it is. BUT they are trying doing their best and the menus are getting better every time we dine. I can see it getting to the level of competing for the "best" title against well known fine dining establishments around the country.
Wine pairing is a must, probably best wine pairings I have ever had. Truly THE place to go in Boise. No one in the Treasure Valley comes even close to the experience State and Lemp has to offer. Looking forward to trying new menus.
A fantastic experience from start to fin ...
A fantastic experience from start to finish. My husband and I marveled at each dish, and in between bites we couldn't stop talking about when we'd get to come back. A true gem in the Boise food scene. The creative dishes had gorgeous presentation and unique ingredients. Even my least favorite of the courses was still divine, and the wine pairings were truly outstanding!
loved every moment--staff, communal seat ...
loved every moment--staff, communal seating (great neighbors to chat with), attentive service, friendly, not hovering, warm creative chef---just amazing. food got better each course--so many tasting menus hit or miss, this meal grew in depth, taste and enjoyment.
A wonderful and unique food experience. ...
A wonderful and unique food experience. I have rarely met another chef who works so hard and thinks so hard about what he is doing. Serious would be an understatement about how they see their food. Definitely go if you have the chance. Not expensive in the context of what they deliver.
What to say about State & Lemp? OH how I ...
What to say about State & Lemp? OH how I wish we had known in advance how this restaurant operates, because the surprise factor colored our experience for the first part of this meal. When we arrived, we were greeted with a glass of champagne and felt a bit like we were crashing a private party - but no, that's how the restaurant works. S&L takes a limited number of reservations for a prix fixe menu that is themed. Seating is sort of family-style, with a row of tables running through the small space. There is a placecard at each table, so seating is pre-set. You're shoulder-to-shoulder with your neighbor. The service is swift but not rushed, the food is amazing, but the presentation a bit on the "precious" side: small and artistic. Wine is paired with each course. Noise level is loud. Thankfully our neighbors were incredibly interesting, and therefore our final night in Boise was in lovely company.
After the "what the heck is this?" surprise wore off we enjoyed ourselves and had a wonderful meal. The staff honored our no-meat request and we made new friends. Would we go back? Yes if feeling adventurous; no if seeking a quiet meal and private conversation.
For a truly exceptional dining experienc ...
For a truly exceptional dining experience, State and Lemp is a perfect choice. The staff is polite, warm, knowledgable about the food and wine, and very efficient. The chef prepares creative, unique, aesthetically-pleasing courses that are just the right size. The wines choices compliment the food. The food is sourced locally. The small dining area is inviting and cozy. My husband and I will definitely be back for another wonderful dining experience.
On our first visit to State & Lemp, we c ...
On our first visit to State & Lemp, we celebrated our 29th anniversary. Both the food and service were exceptional! We were greeted to the dining room with a glass of champagne and seated at a long table next to other guests. Contributing to the delightful evening were the conversations we had with the fellow diners on either side of us. It was truly a wonderful evening of great food, great service and great conversation.
If you fancy yourself a foodie and like ...
If you fancy yourself a foodie and like to be surprised by your food, this is an amazing place. It is a totally different dining experience than a typical restaurant. They do a great job combining exciting flavors, ingredients, and textures.
The meal and while dining experience was ...
The meal and while dining experience was fabulous, as it always is. The food and wine pairings are spectacular and the whole team does a great job. We enjoy meeting other people who are also vested in an excellent culinary experience.
You can't get out of this place without ...
You can't get out of this place without running a full gamut of delightful textures, colors, flavors, and shapes. Extremely thoughtful wine pairings. This meal's standout was the octopus: a huge hunk of tender tentacle was perfectly cooked and was just luscious with the GrüVe. Great company with neighboring tables. Jay, Remi, and staff put on such a welcoming and engaging meal. High fives!
Great food, good service, so-so ambiance ...
Great food, good service, so-so ambiance. If you are looking for a great meal experience State and Lemp delivers. However, if you are wanting a quiet table to reminisce with your significant other then you should probably look elsewhere. The tables are small and VERY close together. I was literally closer to the two people on either side of me than my spouse across the table. I even bumped elbows with the gentleman on my right a couple of times. Also, once all the conversation begins, the room is small enough that hearing the person directly across from you can be challenging.
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