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
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.
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.
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