Here are our personal favorite recommendations of places to go eat in the area. Everything on here is local, no chains!!
Barbacoa is a multi-dimensional concept that is more than just a restaurant. Designed by Robert and Martine Castoro in conjunction with Thompson Interiors (2005 National Award Winner for Hotel and Restaurant Design), it’s a museum, an art gallery, and a promise to all of your senses that they all in turn will be touched and stimulated.
Robert Castoro was born in New Jersey and grew up in a harbor town of Maine, farming and trapping lobster. He started his professional career in California importing art and has been a restaurateur for the past 20+ years. His last restaurant, Ti Amo Ristorante, an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant in Laguna Beach, CA he owned for 14 years. Ti Amo was one of the top restaurants in Orange County and favorite to the stars. Barbacoa is Robert’s 7th “themed” restaurant.
Chef Enrique Martinez designed and inspired the flavors and dishes of Barbacoa. Enrique has been with Castoro as Executive Chef since shortly after opening Ti Amo in 1994. Also to his credit, Enrique hailed as the executive chef of “Towers” restaurant in the five star resort, The Surf & Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach, California.
Chandler’s is a locally-owned, upscale dinner house specializing in prime steaks and jet-fresh seafood.
Enjoy a craft cocktail or a glass from our award-winning wine list.
Chandlers is the recipient of the DiRona award, which recognizes distinguished restaurants of North America, and is Boise’s only Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant!
Featuring live jazz every night of the week and complimentary valet parking, you can find us in the Hotel 43 in downtown Boise, Idaho.
We offer a unique atmosphere that is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two, a business lunch, or a special event. Our dining room is a comfortable mix of a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere.
We also have three private dining rooms perfect for special events and celebrations, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and business meetings. Our team will work with you to create a customized menu and plan the perfect event for your guests.
Chandlers is open seven nights a week for dinner starting at 5:30 pm. Our martini bar opens daily at 4:00 pm for cocktails and appetizers.
Sakana (meaning fish in Japanese) offers authentic and delicious tasting Japanese cuisine and sushi in Meridian and Boise, Idaho. Located in 3 convenient locations and affordable prices make Sakana a natural choice for dine-in and take-out meals in the Meridian, Garden City & Boise community. At Sakana, it is known that healthy eating and the art of the oriental cuisine have been extended to the fullest by using the finest ingredients as well as an exquisite way of cooking. Come and experience our friendly atmosphere and excellent service.