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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
Not impressed with the sushi at all. Took forever for us to get it and then the avocado in the rolls were hard rice was hard crab was rubby and dry. Waitress was so infriendly and not personable and never even smiled. You could tell she really hated her job! Won't come back and for sure won't refer it to anyone.
We just ate there on Thursday night around 8:00. The tables were dirty, even though they had just cleaned a spot outside for us. Condiments were caked with food. Food was okay but spends. We had never been in the neighborhood, we will another place because it is such a nice area. We read Yelp reviews for this restaurant, and I will not be trusting their recommends again.
We travel to Boise often trying out many different resturants, I would not eat here again and I would be worried about buying a steak here after eating the pork sandwich, the potato casserole side and the chicken salad.
We had some sushi and Kung Pao calamari and a couple of cocktails. Ashlyn was our waitress and did a great job. The sushi was just ok but I am reminded that Boise isn't necessarily the best place for fresh seafood. We will try again though for sure and order other items.
Don't go unless you have plenty of time. We had an hour and a half and it took about 45 to 50 min to get our food. Because we were going to Shakespeare we had to get our bill at the same time we finally received our food. The waitress apologized several times saying they had a party upstairs. They did not have any straws for the drinks. Will try another restraint in Bowen Crossing for our theater dinner next month
I actually ate at the Tavern twice this week. The first time on the patio, sharing a burger and salad with a friend. Nothing exceptional but no complaints.
By coincidence we ended up there for a family dinner a few days later. This time I do have complaints. First, their AC was broken. On a NINETY+ degree day. I get that these things happen, but they handled it poorly. They had my information via the rez but no one alerted us ahead of time, nor did they mention it when we arrived, nor did the server address it until we asked. We had a baby and several elderly folks in our group and they were all particularly uncomfortable. There was no offer of a discount for the inconvenience either.
Additionally, two in our group had the carne asada salad and they were both pretty awful. They came on a bed of iceberg lettuce (aside from a wedge, iceberg simply has no business in a salad), the meat was super dry and maybe worst of all- it was a highly unnatural neon pink/orange color. Two of us had the Thai chicken salad, also on iceberg.
The service wasn't terrible but could have been better. Overall it was not a great dining experience. At their prices and location they need to do better.
This is a place that I really want to like because of the location and the outdoor area. However, the food was horribly disappointing and the service was lackluster. Two people at my table ordered steak and they were very overcooked. The chicken and shrimp scampi was flavorless and the shrimp were overcooked and rubbery. The mashed potatoes were so-so. The food seems very over-priced for the quality. The service was okay but the server seemed busy and didn't have much personality. If I went here again, it would be for drinks and an appetizer, not for the over-priced entrees food. Very disappointed.
I have eaten at the Tavern at Bown Crossing probably a dozen times in the last few years and have always had great experiences there. We went past the Owyhee Tavern on our way to Bown Crossing simply because we wanted sushi as an appetizer and I do not think that they have it at Owyhee (also a great place!).
Came there to try the steak and was not disappointed. Tried the filet and it was easily a 9/10. Also the au gratin potatoes are like nothing I've ever seen from another restaurant and taste divine. It's a little noisy but not too bad. Location is great and service was wonderful. Will definitely be coming back for more.
The service ruined what would otherwise have been a lovely time. The wait staff seems to care little about their customers...more concerned with themselves. Two employees argued at the wait station, an angry man was turned away, our waiter was not friendly, they switched waiters on us without even saying why, we felt like an inconvenience. Food was delicious but I will go somewhere I feel welcome.
I have mixed feelings about our experience. We went for Mother's Day brunch. The restaurant was busy, as expected, but the service was very slow. It took more than 45 minutes to get our order, and it was cold when it reached our table. But I have to give the Tavern points for working hard to make things right. The manager cut our bill in half, and the kitchen redid our orders (instead of just microwaving the first order). The second time around, the food was very good, and in the end, that's what really counts. I've eaten here before and enjoyed it. I'd come back again, because the staff really made an extra effort to get it right.
Another poor experience here. Mother's Day breakfast - had reservations. Seated in timely manner. Waitress was polite and attentive. To cut to the chase, took forever to get simple breakfast items; omelette, Benedict, French toast. Excuse was that they "had a large party". I can virtually guarantee that 90+% of their patrons had reservations, so how does one "large party" disrupt timely service. As often happens when food is not on time, some dishes were served lukewarm. This place tries to present as fine dining, but they can't even get the basics of casual dining down. I've given The Tavern multiple chances to redeem itself and every time it fails miserably. I'm done with this place. Sadly, it sucks.
Tavern is always a great spot for dinner It's casual modern atmosphere offers a wide variety of menu options. Their evening specials are always prepared perfectly and the halibut was delicious! Portions are large and I recommend sharing especially if you enjoy an appetizer first. Staff are friendly and fun!
Hadn't been to the Tavern at Bown Crossing before. My lovely wife and I were looking for a place to be away from the kids that had great atmosphere and good food. The appetizers and mixed drinks we shared were 5 star amazing. That's all we had time for and we loved it!
We made a reservation for four people about 3-4 days before. Yet when we arrived, they told us they had to "juggle" some things around, since they were very busy and had some big parties coming in. We were asked to be sure and be out by 8:15. We thought this was very rude. There was a family of four seated just before us with no reservation, and they were seated in a booth (which we requested in our reservation). Instead we were taken to the other side and seated at a booth for 8-10 and had to yell in order to talk to one another. Just a bad experience overall. Our server was clearly trying to get rid of us early. She stood and waited for us to get all of our money our, etc. instead of walking away and coming back for the check. But not to worry - we were out of there with 25 minutes to spare.
Sydney helped us four ladies and did a wonderful job. One of us is a celiac and one of us is gluten sensitive; Sydney was very familiar with our respective issues with gluten and was able to accommodate us. She was very efficient and friendly and gave us the time we wanted to have a leisurely lunch and a chance to visit. We all enjoyed our meal choices, ranging from soup to salad to sushi to hamburger.
I'm probably a bit biased because the Tavern at Bown is a short walk from home, but I love dining here. The staff is very friendly; Jason, a long time manager, often comes by our table and checks in. He saw me drinking Bourbon and insisted I try a sample of something I'd never had before. The food is very good, not quite Chandlers or Barbacoa, but delicious and priced more fairly.
Great local spot for SE residents.
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 conclude 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.
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