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American, Pub, Bar, International
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful atmosphere! Chic decor! We had charcoiled chicken sandwich with French fries and albacore tuna sandwich with cheddar cheese with French fries! They were both delicious 😋 Cora served us with a big smile and she was courteous and very aware of the menu...items! It was a good experience! It is highly recommended!!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were going to come in and have drinks and dinner on Wednesday night after attending Alive After Five in Boise. We started to walk in through the front entrance with our insulated cups in hand we brought our cups purposely because...it was so hot outside 95° They used to have a beer in one and a glass of wine in the other but empty at this time. One of the servers “a guy” basically yelled at us and said we don’t allow outside food or drinks! Super embarrassing and rude we turned around and left. As did the rest of our party of 8. Better get it together and stop being rude!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022

We were here for lunch this time. We have been here for dinner in the past. The food and service were very good and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022

The food was good, the pricing was great, and the service was great. The decorating and overall experience was super

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 10, 2022

We were stuck at the airport for a few hours and decided to give this place a try. It was extremely busy and there were only two servers. We thought for sure it would be forever before we got our food. Much to our surprise,...our order arrived about 5 minutes after we placed it. We had the Bardenay Dip Sandwich and a bowl of Red Bean & Chorizo stew. Both were very hearty and tasty and the prices were decent for the airport. The server was harried but still managed to smile and be attentive during our meal. Certainly a place we would eat again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 14, 2022 via mobile

Stopped here twice while in Boise for work. First time, with a group of coworkers and second time, when my husband visited for the weekend. Food is good with large portions. Cocktails are good but not great for a distillery - I wanted more spirit...forward, adventurous cocktails but other restaurants in town had better cocktails. A decent stop but cocktails could be better if you like spirit forward.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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TA-Manager-Response, Agency / Consultant at Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2022

We are so grateful for your kind rating. Thanks for sharing your opinion with us and the community, I would recommend letting your server or bartender know about your preference for spirit forward cocktails. We can really do it all.

Reviewed March 9, 2022 via mobile

The food was amazing and reasonable. I had the salmon and my husband had the meatloaf sandwich. Both were excellent. The service was perfect! Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 16, 2022

Had lunch here while in Boise. Only complaint was there was too much food. I had the meatloaf sandwich [Ground lamb and beef meatloaf with caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomato on grilled sourdough] which really hit the spot. There is ample selection...to choose from, portions are more than I needed. We also tried some of the distilled beverages which we also delicious. Great place for very good food. Service was spot on. We return again. Downtown location is a large room so it can be noisy, but food makes it worth it.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 22, 2021 via mobile

Clam steamers and trout dip were excellent! Highly recommend. Burger was very good. Nice atmosphere. Nice downtown area parking garage across the street. Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 1, 2021

We had a delightful lunch on the outside patio. The food was great but what really made the experience special was the service. Our waitress, Brynn, was terrific and her team was prompt and cheerful.

Date of visit: September 2021
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TA-Manager-Response, Agency / Consultant at Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to share here. We love Brynn, she's such a pro! Come back and see us again sometime soon.

Reviewed September 20, 2021

We ate at Bardenay in early August while in town to tour Boise State with our son. The weather was warm, so we were able to sit outside - a Covid-era dining plus! The restaurant appeared to be short-staffed, as service was slow, but the...servers we had worked diligently to provide the best service they could under the circumstances. They were lovely! All of our meals were delicious, and the huckleberry mojito is definitely worth trying. I can't speak to the interior of the restaurant as we didn't go inside, but the outdoor dining area was charming, and since this was the first vacation we had taken since Covid started, I have to say, sitting outside in the warm Idaho night sipping cocktails, well, things felt normal-ish. It was a nice atmosphere, and I would definitely eat here again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2021 via mobile

The staff was so nice, friendly, accommodating, and we felt very special and appreciated. Food was ready pretty quickly (we had placed an order to go), and they brought us ice waters while we waited. When I couldn’t decide between regular fries or sweet potato...fries, they offered for me to get half & half! My son ordered the Mediterranean Steak Pita and said it was fantastic - “high quality meat!” - would love to returnMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 20, 2021 via mobile

We were a big party that placed reservation in advance (1 week in advance). When we arrived we asked for the outside seating and there were plenty of tables available. We also were ready to split the tables. Also she said there are “people are...waiting fir these tables” and we weren’t considered for the “people” definition. I got stories that I couldn’t buy. So finally Mike the manager arrived and helped , somehow , with our requests. Eventually we split to 4 tables and kids (7 years old) had to seat in a separate table. Thanks Mike and Aidan for improving the experience.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 3, 2021

We had a very nice get together with friends at the Boise location. The huckleberry mojitos are great and I always order one (or two) when there. The black bean and sweet potato chimichanga was also very tasty. Service was great. But the calamari, seriously,...is not special. Pale, not crispy, and really just sub-par. I was craving calamari too!!! I would recommend everything we had tonight...but not that calamari.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021

The satays are excellent! We tried three different ones: shrimp, chicken and cheese. The shrimp was perfectly seasoned - SO good. We tried the cheese at the recommendation of our waitress and it was excellent! The chicken was good too but was our least favorite...of the three. The cocktails are unbelievable! My favorite was the Basil Instinct. I will be going back for that next time I'm in town. We also had the pork chop, steak and chicken piccata in our group and it was all really good. The service was great. All in all, a fabulous evening! Can't wait to go back!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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TA-Manager-Response, Agency / Consultant at Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2021

Frances, wow! Thank you so much for this great 5-star review. We are so glad you enjoyed so many of our menu items.

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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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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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Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5