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.
Boise, ID 83706
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
We dined here with another couple on a Saturday night. To be fair, the waiter did let us know that they were shorthanded in the kitchen be fore we ordered. I had the Chilean sea bass special and I asked for double vegetables instead of a potato side. The fish was small and thin...not like the nice thick flakey piece I was expecting for the $38 price tag. There were no potatoes on my dish as I had requested but the portion if veggies was not doubled. The fish was overly salty. My husband ordered a New York steak but they brought him a ribeye and they still charged us for a New York. The waiter never did bring the ketchup my friend asked for so he ended up eating his burger dry. I had to ask the waiter twice for my sparkling water. This is the second time I have been bitterly disappointed at the Tavern and I am scratching them off my list now. For the prices they charge, they will REALLY need to step up their game to win me back.
Came in for Sunday brunch to celebrate my grandmas 94th birthday with family from out of state. Due to her wheelchair we had to be seated in the Sushi area. Our waitress was less than enthusiastic and didn't seem to have any interest in getting to know her table. We had requested fruit bowl in place of potato and were told the meal comes with fruit. While this is true there was a tiny slice of hard honeydew and cantaloupe it hardly replaces the request for a fruit bowl replacement. The order of "stuffed" French Toast was a thin spot of cream cheese between two pieces of toast. It was supposed to have Oregon berries on top and again it did have them but I counted 4 blueberries and 3 other berries and little sauce.
I will try again for a different meal without the wheelchair to see if it is a different atmosphere with better service and food presentation.
I wish I had written down the name of the young lady who served us because she was spectacular. I asked a couple of questions about menu items that required a subjective response. She gave thought to my question, then answered specifically and explained WHY she felt that I might enjoy X more than Y. I really appreciated something other than "Oh, they are both good." Both of us wanted something sweet to concluded a most enjoyable and delicious meal but did not want anything too heavy. We asked if we could omit the chocolate brownie and instead have just the vanilla ice cream w/ either caramel or chocolate sauce. No problem, and no hesitation in responding that of course, we can do that.
We dined at Tavern at Brown Crossing first time January 14, 2017. We made a reservation a few weeks ahead for a birthday celebration. We arrived about 10-15 minutes early I believe. They claimed they did not have a table in the "bar" area (nicer and larger of the two areas) so we were seated in the "restaurant" at a very small, undesirable table by the door. It was very cold and drafty every time the door opened. We asked 3 times, with great insistence, to be moved to the other side of the restaurant, the bar. At about the time we were ready to get up and walk out, a table did open up and we were moved. The dining experience and food was mediocre but the waiter, Phil, was great. We might return there in the summer to sit on the patio and have burgers or appetizers but probably not again for an inside dining experience.
Our food was ok, not great. I had the lobster and angel hair dish. The lobster was cooked to perfection. The white sauce and angel hair were flavor less and had the texture that both had been overcooked. The tasteless cream sauce was disappointing because you can do anything with pasta. Instead it fell short and had no flavor, even a dash of salt would have helped. The portion of lobster to pasta was a ratio of 10:90. Way to much pasta for such a small amount of lobster.
Tavern at Bowen Crossing is a cozy dining experience that will make you feel right at home. The choices on the menu are varied and consist of delicious local ingredients prepared with care and beautifully presented. They have a great wine selection and the beer is ice cold. It appeared to me while I was dining that a lot of 'regulars' were enjoying each other's company as people filtered in and out to saddle up to the bar, obviously, this a neighborhood hangout. If you get an opportunity, give this fun place a try.
Always love the Tavern; it's like I've annexed it to my home on some evenings. I get off work, and I want to go to a safe place for a great glass of wine and/or an ad hoc cocktail, some calamari, and just unwind before I get home. Sometimes, I don't go home; I call home and have everyone meet me at the Tavern.. I usually get stuck with the bill, but it's worth it. The kids love the sushi and nachos, and my friend and I love to split the special. On a few occasions, I've had one particular waitress tell me what she thinks I ought to try, and it's wonderful ALL THE TIME. She has really enlarged my horizons when it comes to cocktails. The sushi and sashimi is the best I've tried in Boise. Granted, I haven't been around much, but now I don't want to try anywhere else.....
Went to the Tavern to celebrate a birthday. I got there early had a glass of wine in the bar. Our table was ready when my family arrived. Overall service was very good, food was very tasty, my vegetables were luke warm, and my steak was very tasty but not very hot. My family said there food was hot except the vegetables. Got cobbler to share for dessert and a decaf coffee. Coffee was not hot and not very good. Never offered a refill either.
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 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 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 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. 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 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-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 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 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.
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.
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.
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