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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.
Boise, ID 83702
Global, International, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Custom built to Catering Specifications.
Guests have the option of using public street parking and a private lot behind the building
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.
Private Party Contact:
Eric White: (208) 344-4231
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
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.
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.
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.
Loved our dining experience. I appreciate restaurants that change up the menu and play with flavors. Much of the restaurants locally lose their creative touch and stick to the same menu. I have always found The Dish to keep a fresh new perspective on flavors.
Dish is our go to restaurant. If you are an adventurous eater then be sure to sample the Kimchi fries. They are odd and surprisingly delicious all in the same moment.
All of the main courses have an eclectic flair. Our children love their hamburgers, my husband enjoys the Beef Cheeks Bourguignon and I am a sucker for anything with scallops. If you like delicious, unique and out of the box food, than Dish is a must try.
Not to mention they have one of the best hamburgers in Boise.
This was my second visit to Dish. The first visit was a busy Saturday night, second visit a quiet Monday. The food is impeccably prepared, and beautifully served both times.
I have had the opportunity to taste the Kimchi fries, beet fries, roast cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, brisket, pork po' boy, and salmon salad. (Lots of sharing!) ALL were delightful! But my favorite was the shrimp and grits. I had never had it before, and what a treat! The grits and shrimp were cooked perfectly, and the flavors were delicately balanced. The sagey sausage added excitement to the dish, and the roasted tomatoes were simply divine.
Do not miss a chance to eat at Dish!!
Somehow I have missed The Dish since it opened, but it is now on my short list! Adventurous food that tastes amazing! Attentive but not hovering staff. Chef who will come to the table to discuss food. Leave room for desert! Everything, beginning to end, was delightful!
It was my husband's birthday and just the two of us dined out that night. The service and food was absolutely phenomenal! The efforts put in by the chef and his kitchen staff is so refreshing to see and taste. The pork belly lettuce wraps were delicious! I would highly recommend The Dish to anyone that enjoys fresh ingredients and artistic presentation. A real gem!
Food and service were outstanding. We brought our own wine, but noticed that the wine prices are expressive. Other than that, have absolutely nothing negative to say; it was a great dining experience. Our waiter Joe did an excellent job. The manager came to our outside table to check on us.
We had dinner with friends midweek and the restaurant was very busy. They accommodated our request for a little later arrival. Good wine list and very pleasant staff. The noise level when they are busy makes it a little hard to carry on conversation. Great server without too much involvement during the meal. The only thing we all really did not like is the fact that the staff started breaking down tables and "cleaning up" while we were still dining. It's like saying "get out of here so we can go home". Bringing in chairs, moving tables, chairs etc. To us this is a real negative. There were other diners also still eating. It really was not that late, probably around 9 - 9:15 PM. Doesn't really favor even considering having desert.
The sweet potato fries were really good as were the entrees. We had salmon and the cubano sandwich. The recommended dessert was not very good. Deep fried chocolate cake and 3 sauces. The cake batter was still raw and the sauces were bland. Eat dinner there and go home or elsewhere for dessert.
It was very nice for a family celebration. The food was good if a little pricy for what you got. The one exception was the Crusted Mac & Cheese, there was no cheese sauce and the 'Crust' was so done it smelled burnt. They had the doors open to the patio where they had live music, which was wonderful at first glance, but it was 97 degrees and we had to leave immediately after our meal due to being too hot.
The service was impeccable... Attentive but not overbearing. The food was top notch... We had the calamari which was not fried; nice twist! We also had the beef cheeks and, once again, a great twist... Don't be scared, it's really good! The atmosphere was nice; a small buzz to the air but not to loud and the decor felt almost diner-ish but with a chic twist. Beer selection a tad bit limited but I found what I wanted and the wine selection was fairly good. Definitely will return and I would recommend The Dish to anyone!
I eat at the dish at least once a month since it opened. Perhaps the most innovative food in the city. The flavors, textures and presentations are always outstanding. The Dish offers many appetizer, entre, and dessert specials that continuously change so you cant get tired of going there. And Chantel is are favorite server in the city. She knows what we like, she always takes the time to explain in detail all the specials and she always make great suggestions.
It doesn't get any better than Dish. A foodies heaven, and a delight for anyone who appreciates cutting edge dishes prepared with precision and copious amounts of flavor. Nothing on the menu will disappoint. Could very well be the best meal in all of Boise. Do yourself a favor and make plans to hit up Dish for a meal that will not soon be forgotten.
The Dish was terrific for dinner last Friday. The limited menu is all over the place, but what we pieced together was very well done. Notable dishes include the Brussel sprouts, the playful take on potatoes (Banh Mi fries), the Buttermilk Chicken and the Beef cheeks. The beer selection is quite good. A full bar and a bit more clued in service would have moved my rating to 5 stars.
Had an awesome late dinner before heading over for the spud drop New Years Eve night. Started with beef tongue fritters, then had a beet salad, beef cheeks with scalloped potatoes, plus some great beers. Only thing that wasn't expected was the limited menu for New Years Eve. Nothing was posted on website about the menu.
Food was amazing and the atmosphere is fun. I also think it's a fair price for the presentation, quality and portion of food.
The Not so Good:
Reservation at 8:15 on New Years Eve. Sat right away, because honestly it wasn't that busy for the occasion. It took 15 minutes to have the waitress come by and give us menus. She then said she'd be right back and another 15 minutes went by. We were finally able to order drinks 30 minutes in and it's NOT A FULL BAR. This should be more visible (or visible) on the home page. After getting our drinks almost an hour in we then ordered dinner (at this point most tables are leaving). Apps came in about 30 minutes so no big deal there (if we could have ordered more wine), but we had to wrangle the waitress to do that. Then our entrees came about 40 minutes later (over 2 hours in no) and we hadn't even received our salads. This showed up about 5 minutes after entrees.
By the time we finished eating and was able to get our check (no dessert because 2016 war almost upon us) was 11:30.
With all that there were several dishes I would love to have again and recommend, but the management has to figure out the kitchen and the waitstaff. Had the waitress kept us in the loop and well hydrated this could have been much more enjoyable. Hard to recommend based on our experience.
This was our 2nd time dining at The Dish. Excellent service; the bartender made sure to check in with the hostess when our table was delayed. They ended up giving us a better table that came open before ours. The food was amazing...beef cheeks were so tender. Delicious wine paring and a fun waiter to top it off. We will definitely return soon.
On New Years it was recommended to order from one to 4 of the courses at the start of the meal to speed up the service. NO WAY. It took 3 hours for our appetizer, salad, main and dessert to finally get to our table. One order was completely wrong but accepted as we were two hours into the "meal" at that point, one order was so awful that the "Tortellini" tasted more like a tamale. We were told we would have our bill adjusted for the two issues. No way. I will not return to their establishment again. The menu is for "foodies", I simply wanted food. Thankfully, it was at least with good company to converse with.
My partner, friends, and I come here often. The food is generally my right up my alley. Some of it is a little overdone and greasy/cheesy, but the flavor is great on everything. I can't remember a time I didn't like something I had. I've eaten here so much, that I've got stuck in a mode where I order the same thing almost every time. Last time I was there, I asked the server to surprise me, and ended up with a salmon curry dish. I was very pleasantly surprised. I loved it. Desserts are awesome, service is awesome, and it's a great time whenever we're there. The only improvement I would suggest is liquor, but I under that's not an easy thing to get.
We were a group of five on a busy Saturday with the restaurant filled with large groups. Service was well intentioned, but she was assigned too many large groups on what seemed to be multiple floors. We had several good appetizers and then entrees with some excellent sides. I sometimes order one of the veggie sides (cauliflower or brussels sprouts) as an entree as they are that good. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Boise...creative, good food in a nice setting.
Superb service coupled with a unique yet cozy atmosphere complimented the respect this chef has for his dishes. Most restaurants cover up the heart of the meal with unnecessary spices and sauces, but not here. The bold combination of untraditional ingredients are prepared together for a flavorful experience. Come with an open mind and don't hesitate to try something new because you will leave satisfied.
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