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
Jay and Remi have created something trul ...
Jay and Remi have created something truly special at State & Lemp. The food is consistently creative and outstanding, the wine pairings spot-on, the service perfectly orchestrated, and the ambience and local art masterfully curated. We've now dined at State & Lemp with friends from across the street, across the country, and across the globe who all agree that it's one of the best dining experiences out there. Thank you Jay, Remi, and Kris for sharing your love and talent with all of us here in Boise!
These guys don't mess around! From the m ...
These guys don't mess around! From the moment you walk into the door the service is impeccable. Their service is not stiff but a casual, down-to-earth approach that makes you feel at home. The food comes in waves of incredibly matched subtle flavors... I just kept getting blown away by each dish! The wine is paired perfectly with each course. Just an overall wonderful experience. I can't wait to go back!
The food and service left nothing more ...
The food and service left nothing more to be desired. The food was creative, well prepared and presented and the pairing with the wine was excellent. The service was very attentive and not at all intrusive.
However, the noise level was excessive, conversation was difficult. Some sound suppression like wall coverings or curtains would have absorbed some of the echoing. It will keep us from coming back.
This place is incredible! Chef Kris is ...
This place is incredible! Chef Kris is a true artist and magician, Remi and Jay and the rest of the team make this such a great experience and truly unique, raising the bar way high for the Boise foodie/local food movement scene. Always wind up meeting interesting dining companions and having great conversations along with the incredible food. Such a good time, when I ate there last week I also bought a gift certificate for friends to go in the future!
Incredible. Wine pairings were thoughtfu ...
Incredible. Wine pairings were thoughtfully chosen and outstanding. We loved the judicious use of gelatins throughout this evening's courses. The razor clams hidden under the tomato gazpacho (this review is two weeks late- am I remembering that right?) were delightful. The egg and corn course was a crowd favorite, and everyone thought this dish looked the best (fried corn threads, right? they were bursting out around the yolk perched atop the corn. It was beautiful!). Salmon Garganega/chardonnay was my favorite pairing, though I was out-voted by friends who liked the pork pairing even more. Dessert was a home-run, with the rosemary sauce standing out a favorite flavor of the evening. High fives all around. Bonus points for a meal so good that *I can still remember these things two weeks later*.
State and Lemp offers a unique dining ex ...
State and Lemp offers a unique dining experience in Boise. My wife and I loved all five of the courses on their prixe fixe menu, but the Salmon and Cherry Tomato dishes really stood out as excellent. The service and atmosphere were excellent. Highly recommend for any special occasion.
State & Lemp has been a great addition t ...
State & Lemp has been a great addition to the Boise restaurant scene. The creative use of local ingredients is second to none, and the restaurant staff are all enthusiastic about the creations. For anyone looking for an "out of the box" dining experience Id highly recommend this restaurant.
Another outstanding dinner! The first co ...
Another outstanding dinner! The first course centered on wild currant was inspired, with complementary sweets, salts, and savories permuted among textures ranging from crispy fried trout skin to silky crème fraîche. This was followed by one of our party's favorite courses, a cherry gazpacho (with matcha ice cream, am I remembering that right? just incredible) that was perfectly paired with a rosé. The pork belly - pinot noir and beef - rouge pairings were complimented as well. Dessert proved to be the evening's winner: Simply stated cake, curds, sweet honey and savory olive oil. Overall, high fives all around.
Having completed our third visit, I think claiming consistently delicious food at State & Lemp is easily defensible. Two themes that are now emerging are that (1) the wine pairings are also consistently thoughtful, and (2) soups and emulsions are an especially strong suit here. This place is becoming a favorite for special occasions and for blowing the minds of visiting friends.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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