About Tavern at Bown Crossing
The Tavern at Bown Crossing is a unique dining experience offering sushi, USDA prime grade steaks, daily seafood specials, burgers, sandwiches and salads. There is a full bar with an extensive wine list, great classic cocktails, sake and draught beers. Happy Hour is available Mon.-Sat. Brunch is served on Sundays from an ala carte menu from 9:30-3 p.m. Our tables range from higher tables in the bar area with a more energetic atmosphere, or booths or a quieter area with lower tables.
American, Steak, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm. Sunday Brunch: 9:30am-3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm. Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 3:00pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music on the upstairs patio once a week during the summer, weather permitting.
The Tavern can cater business events, receptions, private parties, birthdays,etc. Menus are customized for each event. Bar service available with an off-site permit.
Parking is located along the streets and in the back lots of the marketplace.
Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room is available for sit down dinners, business meetings, and family dinners. There is not a room fee if a minimum is spent in food and beverage. The room is located upstairs with upstairs access to a restroom. There is an elevator for handicap accessibility as well. There is a full bar, audio visual equipment, and microphones. Call to inquire about limited menus, minimums and policies.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Tavern at Bown Crossing Ratings and Reviews
Fair, but not great. We went for Sunday ...
Fair, but not great. We went for Sunday brunch. The stuffed French Toast was excellent. The Eggs Benedict was disappointing, with the Hollandaise sauce looking fine, but being devoid of flavor. Both the sauce and the dish itself were served at room temperature (unsure if this was intentional, but definitely off-putting). I ordered fresh squeezed orange juice, which tasted like it came from a can and had no pulp, no "tang," and no evidence that it was fresh squeezed. The "fruit" served on the side consisted of one strawberry and two tiny pieces of melon. The house potatoes served with each dish were dry (overcooked) and served in very small portions. The service was prompt but indifferent almost to the point of rudeness. We drove 45 minutes to try this restaurant and won't be back.
We enjoy the Tavern as a local place whe ...
We enjoy the Tavern as a local place where we can get anything from a burger or entree salad, to fresh ahi seared just so, sushi, or a steak. The service is good, although sometimes you have to ask for things like bread or a second drink, and the prices reasonable.
I've been to The Tavern several times fo ...
I've been to The Tavern several times for dinner. It is a bit crowded but the food is good, nice menu selection. This last visit was average. Waitress was a bit sketchy, would fill water glasses for some and miss others. Nice menu selection and food is typically quite good.
the gal who checked us in was incredibly ...
the gal who checked us in was incredibly rude. The first thing she said was "do you think you will be done by 7:30 because we have another reservation". we had a reservation at 6, so it's not like we were walk ins. the waiter was awesome. I suggest you reassign the check in gal to dishwasher.
Really disappointed with the service. He ...
Really disappointed with the service. Heard great things about this place. Had a reservation for 6:45. Once seated we waited for 15 minutes and had to waive who we thought was our waitress once someone pointed her out just to get our drinks. at 7:10 still no drinks. Once we finally received the drinks she never came back to ask if we wanted any refill or if we were ready to order. She was running around handing out checks to other tables. We had to again flag someone down to at least them know we were ready to order. Our order finally taken at 7:30!! At 7:50 we are still waiting for food and still refills on our drinks or even stop by to say anything. She did tend to the table next to us however. RUDE!! We had to ask the hostess to find out where our food is. finally at 8pm we got our food and it was cold. She never apologized or attempted to make up for anything!!
My salad was not up to par, lettuce was ...
My salad was not up to par, lettuce was wilted and not what I would serve. Same story for the other diner who had a different salad. But my sister had the salmon burger and liked it. Dessert was awesome. Service was excellent. So why would they mess up on salads that cost $14?
My "girls" -- daughter and grand-daughte ...
My "girls" -- daughter and grand-daughters, LOVE to "hit the tavern" after work and have sushi/sashimi and/or one of the incredible specials and/or a burger. There is something special for each and every one of us, and love the wine list. Dessert is always fun to split.
I love the Tavern; been coming here with ...
I love the Tavern; been coming here with my daughters for a while now, and it's our go-to place; whether we want sushi or big pieces of wonderful beef. Always have the best wine and Conundrum by the glass. Could do more with the beer on tap, but I'm not really a beer drinker, so it's the wine that matters. The specials are always interesting. It reminds me of a pub I went to in Scotland a few times. It's a fun to start a conversation at the bar, too.
Dining at the Tavern is always a pleasur ...
Dining at the Tavern is always a pleasure. The friendly staff and the high quality food and the ambiance all combine to make a memorable experience for the people dining in this restaurant. If you want seafood or sushi, the Tavern has it covered not to mention their steaks, chops and sides. It is one of my go to places in Boise. I like to entertain staff and clients there too.
Wine dinner at The Tavern
We (4 of my friends and I ) had a memorable experience at The Tavern recently. We brought out own wine and paired it with the great food including fresh oysters, calamari, halibut, lamb and steak. We shared three desserts. Our server was on top of all of it with the 5 bottles of wine and all of the requests.
Overall our dining experience was ok. The Prime Rib our guest of honor had was not memorable and his baked sweet potato was just a basic baked sweet potato. The Sushi two other members of our party had was very good and well priced. The halibut special was very good but the augratin potatoes were barely warm and the cheese was rubbery. The chicken dish ordered by our 5th member had great flavor, but also could have been hotter. The drinks and appetizers were very good and arrived promptly. The red wine served with dinner was flavorful, but a bit too warm even for a heavy red. The atmosphere was not spectacular - truly a tavern feel. I would go back, but not for a special occasion. Basic food. Maybe a better lunch than dining experience.
Great service, food lacked flavor
We were very impressed with the ambience and service at the restaurant, but our food lacked any flavor. I had to add salt to my omelet three times, and I rarely add salt to any food. The temperature of the food and the portion size were good, but I won't return unless I can be reassured that the food is more flavorful.
We chose The Tavern for Easter Sunday thinking the food would be good and they have a great atmosphere. For this occasion the food (omelette)was tasty but Cold. We were seated upstairs in the overflow space which would have been ok but next to us were six loud and obnoxious 25+ year olds, who were enjoying mimosa's at the expense of everyone else. It will take me sometime before going back
Great evening and great food. Our waiter ...
Great evening and great food. Our waiter was incredibly nice and kept up with us all night:) We did spend a lot but it was worth it. The only down fall was when we were watching the basketball game and the bartender turned the tv away from us, so that he personally could watch the game. LOL, oh well eventually our server turned it back for us and the food was great, as usual.
Wonderful Neighborhood Tavern
The Tavern at Bown Crossing is near our home, but we would still travel to eat and drink there. It's a wonderful restaurant with a great menu, and it also has a fun and lively bar. There is also a very nice patio area when the weather permits. You won't be disappointed if you try it. They also have sushi!
Tavern - we really really like you - but ...
Tavern - we really really like you - but can you please start featuring another fish entree? The salmon with mango salsa is getting old and you don't serve it right (hot) to begin with. I love your steaks - but you need a fish entree variety!
Always A Good Choice for Dinner
Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, or just a romantic night out for the two of us, Tavern has always had us covered. They have a great menu and they know how to prepare it just right. We like our steaks medium-rare; at other places we have to order it rare if we want it medium-rare. At Tavern, it comes to us the way we order it, with no "fudge factor" built in. Their steaks practically melt in your mouth, and they are seasoned to perfection. The sides are scrumptious as well, and the desserts are to die for. We'll go there again and again.
Pretty average place for Idaho
The attentive and friendly waiter was the best feature of the Tavern. Food was edible, but unimaginative and very bland. I had the salmon with a tasteless mango salsa, and a plain salad of 2 or 3 ingredients. My husband had chicken, served with a very bland sauce. There are good sized portions, and the food looks good, but the chef should really work on additional ingredients and seasonings to make the food interesting to eat.
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