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Cottonwood Grille

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913 W River St, Boise, ID 83702-7082 (9th Street)
Public transportation is accessible adjacent to Cottonwood Grille.
208-333-9800
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Happy Hour!

Service House wine $3 a glass! Tasty apps! Friendly Fast Server. Everything very good except tempura veggies...shoestring cut and greasy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
AnnSantaBarbaraCA_
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Santa Barbara CA.
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Santa Barbara CA.
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Service House wine $3 a glass! Tasty apps! Friendly Fast Server. Everything very good except tempura veggies...shoestring cut and greasy.

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Boise, Idaho
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cottonwood Grill is right on the Boise River and Boise Greenbelt. After or before you eat, walk around and see some of the beauty there. The food is great. I had surf and turf. Very good. Meals come with veggie and starch. Salads are extra. I had a chocolate mousse in white chocolate shell that was delicious. Nice for special... More 

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Boise
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a lovely dinner with family & friends at Cottonwood. The food was great, service superb and atmosphere was lovely. Wine list was excellent. It was not too loud which was nice as most restaurants lately are more noisy than I like. Soup, salads and entrees were excellent and everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their dining experience.

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Beverly Hills
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place is living of its reputation as being a wonderful place to eat. Ever since the property owner took the place back and put his own people in there, he turned it into a nightmare !!! Horrible food. Horrible food. Did I say horrible food. Stay away, stay far away from this place. It won't be there to much... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I stopped in for lunch while in town on business. I sat at the bar, along with just a couple of others. Most of the folks in for lunch were in the dining room, which was far from full. The bartender was very friendly, and prompt with everything I asked for. I had the split pea soup and the fish... More 

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Nampa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If one focuses on "experience" this may not be for you, but if you like good food, reasonable price, nice setting & great service then the Cottonwood Grille is for you & your appetite! Enjoy, you'll not find any better restaurant...seek "experience" elsewhere! It‘s good, that's my opinion!

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Meridian, Idaho
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Attended a Christmas Dinner Party. Food was excellent. Bartender was great. We had two waitstaff....the female was excellent, but the male was a bit rude. It was a large party, but that put a bit of a damper on the event. However, I would still highly recommend it.

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Thousand Oaks, California
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had high hopes based on the many enthusiastic reviews we read about Cottonwood Grille. Unfortunately, our experience was more in line with some of the less positive reviews. Simply stated, Cottonwood has been surpassed by the many new and interesting restaurants popping up in downtown Boise. They are more creative, and the dining experience more satisfying. Our party of... More 

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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I enjoy eating out and this is one of her favorite places. The restaurant is beautifully located by Boise greenbelt and river and we enjoy eating on the deck. The service has been trying but we bring our own wine and pay the corking fee and plan on staying awhile. I had the pheasant and she had... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Cottonwood Grill and its exceptional bar tenders make the BEST dirty martini in Boise. I used to drive 100 miles for a dirty and an hors d'oeuvre. Then I moved here and can walk from my condo. Their beautiful location, friendly and talented wait staff, and creative cuisine fit my tastes perfectly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 913 W River St, Boise, ID 83702-7082
    (9th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Public transportation is accessible adjacent to Cottonwood Grille.
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: 208-333-9800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?