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610 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702-5926
+1 208-426-0538
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Meridian, Idaho
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a very busy Saturday evening on the Basque Block! Bardenay was extremely busy but we were able to find one of the few available tables. Immediately we received menus and our drink order was taken. Our server was Becca and she was very prompt, friendly and efficient. My husband had his favorite dish, the salmon sandwich and I... More 

Thank slbmom
Kyle M, Manager at Bardenay, responded to this review

So nice! We'll pass along your kind comments to Becca...Cheers! More 

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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have dined here many times in the past, ordering the plum wings, Kim chi ruben, sweet potato fries, fish fry and the unique melon cooler martini. We recently had the meatloaf sandwich which was fabulous, but discovering the homemade tasting delicous brown gravy was eye opening. IF, you take the already good french fries, add the best brown gravy... More 

Thank Rosanne A
Kyle M, Manager at Bardenay, responded to this review

Very grateful you took the time to share...cheers! More 

Boise, Idaho
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with many many of my co-workers to celebrate some birthdays. We found a table big enough for us all and the staff was very quick to get our drinks and food out to us. The food is always good and we even had a couple people with different diet restrictions and they were able to find something for... More 

Thank Iamamburger
Kyle M, Manager at Bardenay, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. More 

Hanoi, Vietnam
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In our opinion Bardenay used to be great and a solid "go-to" if you couldn't decide where to go or just wanted some good and consistent food and service but now it feels as though they have lost some of it focus on quality. The last two times we have gone we have been disappointed. The food has just not... More 

Thank TandAinH
Kyle M, Manager at Bardenay, responded to this review

We're so sorry to have given you this new perception of our food. We appreciate your feedback, truly & can understand your frustration since you came to rely on us. I will respond privately in further detail. -Kyle Marler, GM More 

Boise, Idaho
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. Great variety, meaning no matter who you dine with they will find something that will be wonderful for any meal. Love having brunch here. Simple, delish, bright and really friendly staff. My standby is the grilled yellow fin tuna salad, yumm. Looking forward to patio weather, bloody marys and my next breakfast date. Enjoy

Thank jmbudihas
Kyle M, Manager at Bardenay, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We appreciate you taking the time & sharing your kind words. More 

Boise, Idaho
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This popular restaurant is always busy and sometimes difficult to get in if a weekend night or an event near-by. But the food is always good, the drinks great and the prices very reasonable. If you are looking for a quiet place, this is not it! They also have a distillery in the back and make their own vodka. Good... More 

Thank boisekari
Kyle M, Manager at Bardenay, responded to this review

Thanks for your perspective & taking the time, such nice comments. Our distilleries also produce Rum, Gin, Ginger Rum, Lemon Vodka, Banana & Strawberry Liqueur. We've been barrel aging Bourbon & Rum for some time. (Not ready yet.) Cheers! More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a good steak this is the place. If you're looking for a great sandwich for lunch, you'll find it here. It's a louder place so if that's not for you I'd stay away but the food is great and so is the service.

Thank Hadley G
Kyle M, Manager at Bardenay, responded to this review

Thanks Hadley, we appreciate you. More 

Boise, Idaho
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent staff and choices for lunch. Good atmosphere and good selection of wines and beers. I met a business associate and found this to be very good meeting place. Music not loud so you can carry on a decent conversation. Good selection of eats.

Thank pfs444
Kyle M, Manager at Bardenay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words. Cheers! More 

Boise, Idaho, United States
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at Bardenay on many occasions both with business groups and with friends. It's reliably good service and great food. The menu is creative and delicious. Atmosphere is relaxed and unhurried. It's a great place for a quick lunch, or to stop after work.

Thank Kitty F
Kyle M, Manager at Bardenay, responded to this review

Thanks so much Kitty! More 

Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a few times for group events, always love the menu choices. Many common offerings, with unique twists. Excellent beverage selections with full bar.

Thank Lynn C
Kyle M, Manager at Bardenay, responded to this review

Awesome compliments! Thank you so much for your business. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Pub, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702-5926
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-426-0538
Established in 1999. With three locations in Boise, Eagle and Coeur d'Alene that capture the spirit of Idaho and the Northwest, Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery is a cornerstone of Idaho's restaurant and bar industry. The original establishment is located in a once empty warehouse on the Historic Basque Block in downtown Boise, Idaho. On April 25th, 2000, history was made when we served the first cocktail to included spirits distilled in a restaurant in the US. As the nation's first restaurant distillery, Bardenay has set an industry precedent as the first full service restaurant and bar with the ability to create handcrafted liquor on-site. Our distillers are happy to give tours as time allows. Please ask your server if you are interested in a closer look at our operations. p.s. We are only allowed to sell our fine spirits by the drink. If you would like to purchase a bottle, you may do so at many of our state liquor stores.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?