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Permanently Closed - The Dish

169 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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A charming, bistro-style spot, The Dish is a Boise, ID institution. It has a distinctly welcoming atmosphere and features the freshest foods made using only the finest local ingredients. Dedicated to being community-focused, it is a family-friendly spot where surprisingly gourmet dishes are served.

Menu options at The Dish are divided by unique categories with a veggie section ranking at the top. Unusual dishes like a roasted cauliflower entr�e or beet home fries ensure that all tastes are met. Starters are truly unique too and include an ale plate with cheeses and chutneys or the sage grilled cheese. All kinds of fries, including kimchi fries are available, as are daily soups, large salads, featured menu options and choose your own pasta blends. The menu at The Dish also features burgers, paninis and large entr�es sized for sharing or savoring on your own.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Global, International, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(208) 344-4231
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jered McCusker
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Private party facilities
For Private Functions we have 3 Private Rooms that hold up to 150
and 1 semi private room that holds up to 40.
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Private party contact
Eric White: (208) 344-4231
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Custom built to Catering Specifications.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Guests have the option of using public street parking and a private lot behind the building
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0  Dined on September 22, 2016

The food was absolutely fantastic! We had reservations for 9 and were please to find our table ready and waiting. We were a little disappointed in some of the limitations of the "lunch menu" (i.e. no pita nachos and fewer vegetarian options). The service was slow, however, and it took over 35 minutes for us to get our food in a restaurant with only 6-8 other customers. We were seated and reviewing the menu for several minutes and 4 of us had decided on an item the server later told us (as she walked by) wasn't available. One of our party was informed that one of the items she ordered wasn't available until immediately before our food was out.

Gordon (Boise)
2.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

We have always enjoyed The Dish but not sure if there is a new Chef or it was just an off night. The Pasta special was ridiculously salty, so much so that it could not be consumed. The Brisket was delicious but very rich. The desserts were interesting mixing sweet with savory, not something I particularly enjoy, and did not this evening. Banana and curry sherbet tasted just like that, and not enjoyable, watermelon and basil also off putting. So if this is your kind of thing, experimenting, maybe its for you. But when I spend $, I want to love every bite. Tonight was a disappointment. To the Chef's credit he did apologize and threw in the desserts for free.

vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

Great meal and great wine list. Sec d time there and look forward to going back.

OpenTable Diner (Boise)
5.0  Dined on September 7, 2016

I had the best filet iI have had in years served with delightful weggies. Everything was cooked to perfection!

hailung22 (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Great food at the Dish--and the wait staff were knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. I had steelhead, my boyfriend the chicken--moist, savory, and accompanied by great sides.

OpenTable Diner (Boise)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

Food and service were both excellent. Beet salad with pickled fennel is one that I will go back for, and the beef tenderloin with jalapeno demi glace was memorable.

DianeB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2016

We went for a birthday was our first time at this restaurant and it was delicious! Service was great the menu was innovative and many things to choose from. We will go back to sample other dishes. We enjoyed it immensely.

Weston (Boise)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2016

The Dish served one of the best meals I've had in Boise. Five of us went out on this occasion and we were all supremely happy with our choices.

vipPoisonIvy2015 (Boise)
4.0  Dined on August 9, 2016

Group of 7... Very easy going. 20% gratuity... I think the server knew he didn't have to work too hard. No offer in birthday desert or drink, not expected but would've been nice. Overall 4 out of 5, but a little spendy! Cheers!

BridgetA (Boise)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

The Dish was delicious! A spectacular restaurant with tasty food and great service. Also, the design and location was refreshing, just a little off the beaten path but still in a great downtown Boise location with easy acces and free parking on the street.