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913 W River St, Boise, ID 83702-7082 (9th Street)
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mountain View, California
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726 reviews
453 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really delicious dinner here after a very, very long drive. I had the Idaho trout which was cooked perfectly, so delicate and flaky. It was served with the perfect amount of rice and just a little too little asparagus. Everything tasted great, though, and the almonds added the perfect amount of crunch. With it came the option of soup or... More 

Thank ajhorse21
Bellevue, Washington
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Cottonwood Grill is an upmarket, but still reasonably priced, restaurant. It has a fantastic site, immediately adjacent to the Boise River and very near the greenbelt park that exploits the river area. There is outdoor seating which is especially nice on an early autumn day (but which can be too hot, at least for my taste, in mid summer).... More 

Thank NedMorgan
Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent. Good food, nice staff, lovely setting. Right along the Greenway. We were able to walk from Boise State.

Thank RetiredTeacher777
Boise, Idaho
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77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the good: - upscale restaurant by the river with patio outdoor seating - with unique menu items such as elk and bison stakes - food in general is well prepared and presented based on my few visits over the last two years - fried calamari sticks are always thick and great the bad: - prices are expensive comparing to other... More 

Thank bangzi
Boise, Idaho, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last time I visited this restaurant I gave it 5 stars now I would rate it 3 stars. We went with a large group & the staff & ambience are great, but the food was all just mediocre for the large price. 3 different kinds of pasta were swimming in the sauce that was OK but nothing special. @ people... More 

Thank Lauri H
Ft Myers Beach, Florida
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137 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you first walk through the dining room, you feel like you just entered a country club. It's decor is rather lavish in taste and sliced with elegant ambience. We decided to sit on the patio, which is close to the Boise river. There is a small pond that accents the patio. Besides that it is was rather lack luster,... More 

Thank Anthony S
Boise, Idaho
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205 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing. The food was not that great. The dinner salad was the best thing of the whole meal. Small portions, food luke warm. Bread baskets never refilled. They messed up on the person's name on the dinner flyer that was retiring. She ordered a drink, and waited 15 minutes before getting it. Everyone else received their's. They told her they... More 

Thank Sue H
Whitefield, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met a business associate for dinner. We were seated with a water view, and it was lovely. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere quiet and unassuming.

Thank 72stacya
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Nothing too innovative, but good food and service. Eaten here a half dozen times, never a bad meal. Steaks good, fish fresh.

Thank Chuck S
Boise, Idaho
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The Cottonwood is not what it used to be. While the dining area is beautiful (but noisy when full) and the patio is great, the service is spotty and the food has fallen from great to average. For instance, todays salad was made of tired and old lettuce, boring vegetable choices and a dressing that didn't not go with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $20
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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