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Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery

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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.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Pub, Bar, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first time to Bardenay and we are blown away! Absolutely phenomenal food. We got the ribeye and fettuccine alfredo. The steak is well worth the price, came out perfect. Our server was amazing! He had flawless recommendations, helping us to have a...wonderful anniversary dinner. This will be our go to date spot from now on. Thank you to Matt B for helping make our night amazing and all the staff at Bardenay!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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TA-Manager-Response, Manager at Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for letting us be part of your special day and so glad we were able to impress. See you next date night!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved the outdoor dining on the river. Great beer and service; Adam J is fantastic. Honestly the fish and chips were a little odd, but still enjoyed the experience.

Date of visit: September 2020
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TA-Manager-Response, Manager at Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear your experience was a positive one, Charles! We will pass your compliment along to Adam. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed September 19, 2020

My husband and I both enjoyed our meals - trout for me and fish tacos for him. The staff was friendly and prompt, and we especially enjoyed being able to sit outside.

Date of visit: September 2020
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TA-Manager-Response, Manager at Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wonderful to hear that your experience was so positive, Denise! We will be delighted to welcome you back.

Reviewed August 19, 2020

We stopped by for a drink and some munchies. WOW, the Greek plate and Salmon spread was to die for. Definitely one of the best places we ate in Boise.

Date of visit: August 2020
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TA-Manager-Response, Manager at Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2020

We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us! So glad you found your way to our doors and we welcome you back anytime you are back in the area. Thank you for the fantastic review!

Reviewed July 18, 2020 via mobile

Excellent service and amazing food. Outdoor seating is wonderful. The cheese board is great to share. Steak tacos were amazing, and the sea bass was cooked to perfection!!

Date of visit: July 2020
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TA-Manager-Response, Manager at Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2020

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed so many of our menu items, Amealia! Come again soon.

Reviewed June 20, 2020

Ate in this restaurant several years ago and decided to return. The food is still excellent. I liked the location in town where you can walk. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2020
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TA-Manager-Response, Manager at Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2020

We're so glad to see you enjoyed your experience. Please join us again soon!

Reviewed March 23, 2020

Bardenay is a constant in my life - I feel a little off if I don't make it there for a week (which isn't often). Brunch on weekends is good, but I love to go for an early or a late lunch there. Noontime the...place can get packed, but the customer service, food, and drinks are always top-notch and employees are so efficient and fast. I love the Oriental Chicken Salad or the Buddha Bowl - add the salmon! They distill their own spirits, so you can get a good well drink for a great price, a fancy cocktail, always a great beer selection, and tons of wines by the glass!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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TA-Manager-Response, Manager at Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2020

Thanks for the awesome recommendations, Stefanie! We are glad to hear you enjoy so many of our menu items.

Reviewed March 10, 2020

Great drinks and Food the bartender was awesome and reccomended some awesome Drinks. The atmosphere was great. Cool place I would visit again when i get back to Boise

Date of visit: February 2020
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TA-Manager-Response, Manager at Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2020

We are thrilled to hear this! We hope to welcome you back next time you are in the area.

Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

Not far from downtown, the greenbelt as well as BSU campus, this is a great place to walk to.....within the Basque area of Boise. Mixed drinks...burgers, breakfasy....your pick. Delish

Date of visit: March 2020
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TA-Manager-Response, Agency / Consultant at Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Thanks for the recommendation!

Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

We had booked a night at the nearby Hilton Garden who did not have an operating restaurant that evening. We begrudgingly walked the 100 feet not knowing what to expect given it was our first experience at the Bardenay restaurant. So arriving around 6:30 we...were hit by a wall of energetic noise. The place was packed and people were definitely having a good time. Luckily we were able to find a table for 2 and needed a drink. The biggest problem is deciding among the massive range of choices. Help was was requested and gladly provided. Everything was just excellent. Drinks were great. Appetizers were great. Dinners were excellent. Dessert to die for. The post dessert adult coffee options made decisions difficult but we were rewarded with some exceptionally tasty beverages. You add to the mix top notch, continually attentive service you get A GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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TA-Manager-Response, Agency / Consultant at Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

We are ecstatic to hear this, Bob! We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. Glad to hear our team took great care of you! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Super-power
September 7, 2020|
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Response from Buddahmind | Property representative |
Health department doesn't allow pets on the patio. We usually get you a table right on the edge & the pooches stay on the other side of the fence. (Right next to you.) Subject to availability of course. Thanks for reaching... More
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vickielynnc
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Response from johnwP9095WU | Reviewed this property |
No vegan menu but certainly vegan options,
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Response from paulbT4767RI | Reviewed this property |
They do have a vegetarian menu but since I’m not vegan I can’t be sure that qualifies
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