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$11 - $42
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American
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is located inside the Grove Hotel. An elegant place with nice decors. Super friendly and attentive staff. Everyone followed the mask mandate, no issues there. Tables are spaced out and they seated people socially distanced. They do offer free valet parking, but we...decided to avoid that hassle and just did street parking and did the short walk. Street parking was free on Saturday evenings, didn't take us long to find a spot. We ordered the clam chowder soups - $5 add on to a dinner. Filled with clams and chunks of potatoes. Very nice and hearty (wish we had known the portion. Would have shared one and save room for dessert). Got the pork shank (chile verde sauce, avocado, pico de gallo ballard grilling cheese, jalapeno). Came in a taco salad type of fried tortilla shell, so beautiful. Pork shank was super tender. Warm crab salad (Dungeness crab, grilled asparagus, lemon butter, capers, pickled egg, cucumber, tomato, spring mix). Large chunks of crab. It had awesome presentation, like an art painting palette. So colorful. Two glasses of wine. The whole bill including tax and tip came under $100. The whole dinner experience was A+More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 21, 2021

Simply put, Lauren made our first visit to Idaho great! She was extremely pleasant, accommodating, transparent and funny. Plus the food was delicious.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 27, 2021 via mobile

After reading all the great reviews about Trillium, I was excited to take friends to what I thought would be a fairly upscale restaurant. One of my friends had seen the menu beforehand and was excited for the huckleberry short rib. When we arrived, I...started by asking the server if any of the dishes were gluten free (I have celiac so eating gluten means 12-48 hours of pure misery) pointing out a few that seemed like contenders. She told me that one dish came in a flour tortilla bowl but I could just 'eat around it'. Asking about another dish with polenta, she said there was 'just a little bit of flour'. I told her I had an allergy and she pointed out the halibut and said they could make it gluten free. So this was my order, fairly surprised that there was neither a gluten free menu, or menu designation or even a trained server who could offer any type of selection. Next came my friend who ordered the portabello fries and ancho chicken (she wanted the huckleberry rib but was disappointed to learn it was actually bbq sauce with some huckleberry which wasn't mentioned on the menu). Another friend took this option. So here's the breakdown: Halibut was cooked to death, had zero flavor in the breading and required a lot of salt to make it edible. Polenta was just meh. Ancho chicken was also cooked to death and was flavorless. There was a heavy creamy sauce with it which gave it a little help. It came with thick, fried slices of polenta that just tasted like blocks of fat, they couldn't even eat the dish. Last was the huckleberry rib, this was fine. But not better than any bbq chain offering in Boise. The staff were all very nice and hard working. It would be helpful if the management could provide some training on food allergens. The food was very disappointing. This is one of the more expensive places in Boise and there was zero justification for that. I felt like if this was an Applebee's I'd say the food is ok. But come on, 35-40 bucks an entree and you can't even get a properly cooked dish? Not mention flavorless. I don't know if it's an Emperor's New Clothes affect leading to all of these positive reviews or everyone was off their game tonight but I won't be dropping $150 bucks to find out again.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 5, 2021

On business travel, I seldom go out of my way for meals alone or with a familiar colleague, but am always pleased when the accessible place is the best place. So it was with Trillium at the Grove in Boise. Casual yet elegant atmosphere, curated...yet broad menu selection, attentive yet unobtrusive service. Pandemic cautious yet not rule bound. Everything I wish for in such circumstances. I would go there even if I wasn't staying at the hotel.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Steve S, Chef at Trillium Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2021

Thank you so much for taking time to leave this review David! We absolutely appreciate it more than you may know. I hope you have an opportunity to join us again sometime if ever you're in the area. Cheers, Chef Chris Hain

Reviewed December 11, 2020 via mobile

The food here is mediocre at best. However, the service is always great. Their hostess is wonderful ans treats you extremely week. Busser’s always ensure you have full waters and servers know good timing.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Steve S, Marketing at Trillium Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2020

Hello and thanks for the review! I'm happy to see our service staff has taken such great care of you and I'd love to find out if you have any specific feedback that might help us improve the food. We take a lot of pride...More

Reviewed December 10, 2020

My boyfriend were talked into dinner here with some friends and boy were we happy! The atmosphere was comfortable and classy. The food was delicious and I felt that the portions were large. We were all able to eat “family style” and try everyone’s meals....I highly recommend the macaroni. Can’t wait to go back!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed November 6, 2020

My wife and I decided to try Trillium for lunch during Boise's Restaurant Week. Trillium has touted themselves as an "upscale yet approachable atmosphere," so we were eager to try it. I have about 40 years experience in senior management in high end restaurants, five-star...hotels, etc., so I was curious to see what they were doing. We arrived and were graciously seated. We ordered water (no afternoon drinking on a work day), and were shown the menus. We didn't see the Restaurant Week menu, so we asked our waitress for it. She said it was just the turkey sandwich or the chicken salad, and that was it. Oh, and it came with cheesecake. I asked if there was a printed menu and she said no. We both ordered the turkey sandwich, mainly because we weren't sure what the chicken salad was - a sandwich, or an actual salad. We didn't get the feeling she was happy we were ordering from the reduced price special menu. That, plus only ordering water probably spelled a low tip for her. The food arrived looking very appetizing. They use an artisan roll for the sandwich, and the fries had nice color. She also brought the dessert with the entree, which is odd, and very banquet style. She said they did that because people are in a hurry at lunch. Not sure I buy that reduced step in service in an upscale restaurant, but okay. A couple of food observations: The crunchy-looking artisan roll was actually so soft I'm quite certain it was either straight out of a plastic bag, or that it had been microwaved. My wife thought the bottom had been buttered and grilled, as it had a heavy butter taste to it. And, I was surprised the sandwich was not cut in half. The turkey seemed to be fresh off the bird, using a combination of white and dark pieces, but combine that with a huckleberry cole slaw and a large roll, and, until I cut my sandwich in half, I found myself using my fork to keep shoving the sandwich ingredients back into the rolls. I was also surprised an upscale restaurant would serve a ramekin of plain ketchup with (the fries were excellent!), rather than a more creative aioli dipping sauce, with ketchup available upon request. And back to that cheesecake - we were given a knife, fork and spoon in a napkin roll-up when seated. Since the cheesecake was served with the entree, I wasn't given a fresh fork for my cheesecake, with is part of the upscale service experience, so I ended up having to clean it with my napkin. Our service was good, and our server was friendly. We left her a 25% tip, which she probably didn't expect. The meal was nice, but certainly not upscale.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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J7538ZZsteves, Chef at Trillium Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2020

Hi Lola, Let me start by saying that I'm sorry you didn't care for your experience in Trillium. That's certainly not what we're striving for. I also want to thank you for providing such a detailed and fair account. This kind of feedback is very...More

Reviewed August 30, 2020

I typically avoid hotel restaurants because they’re usually boring, basic food and the same everywhere. Not the case with this great restaurant. The atmosphere was great, food was amazing and mimosa’s delivered. I’d highly recommend this for Sunday brunch.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 28, 2020 via mobile

Soooooo good. Awesome location. Great decor. Love the vibe. Rob was our server and he was top notch. We tend to do 2-3 hour dinners and he had no problem with that. We like to peruse the menu slowly and make choices accordingly. (This was...our first visit) And then make decisions depending on photos from yelp or suggestions from the staff. Wayfarer is a great cocktail. Very tasty and no overly alcoholic taste. Citrusy The appetizer we chose was the Dungeness Crab Stratta. This is a must get. Looks pretty but the taste was out of this world. So many layers. I tasted all the ingredients. Crab, mango, pico, avocado and then the sauces on the plate were delicious. We squeezed the Lime on the tortilla chips and dug in. My Hubby ordered Filet Mignon with celery root mashed potatoes and asparagus. He said very good. I ordered the Rainbow Trout with cheddar grits and roasted corn succotash. Oh my Goodness. This was a delicious, chef prepared dish. I want to go back tomorrow before I leave town. I would drive WAY out of my way to eat this outstanding, chef prepared food.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 18, 2020

What can I say. This was my first visit. The food was perfection on a plate. I ordered the New York strip. the steak was cooked perfect and a beautiful 14 o thick cut. Sat on a stack of shoe string potatoes. The juice of...the steak would soak into the potato and make a wonderful combo. Yes it was expensive. But the service was good, the taste was beyond expectation. Yes I would go again... Just after I make it to payday.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Trillium Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5