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“Anyone who takes the time to personally welcomes me, gets my vote!”
Review of Berryhill

Berryhill
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Ranked #100 of 793 Restaurants in Boise
Price range: $13 - $31
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Idaho Street
Description: Restaurateur, caterer and celebrated chef John Berryhill presents his popular fine yet casual restaurant dining in sexy uptown digs, right in downtown Boise. Berryhill's downtown Boise restaurant is within 2 blocks of Boise's finest hotels and attractions...enjoy the experience, it's all about you! Berryhill's Northwest cuisine influenced by an array of flavors from around the globe.
Boise
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“Anyone who takes the time to personally welcomes me, gets my vote!”
Reviewed April 8, 2010

So it's lunch... where do I go? Google "boise for lunch"; Berryhill pops up as an option along with a myriad of other options. My lunch date and I have never been so we decided to try it out. We had the lunch featured item, steak sandwich. LOVED IT!

Easter Brunch was on our minds & thought, lets take the families and give it a whirl.... LOVED IT!

Why? Because of a few minor items:
Service - good to great! Always attentive, personable and accommodating. Not to mention that John Berryhill made it a point to walk to every table to say Happy Easter, How was everyone's Brunch?, and Thank you for coming in. When was the last time that happened to you? ... ANYWHERE?
Food - one word... bacon. second word... mimosa's.
Atmosphere - There is another world in dining other than "the land of commercial hamburger & Mexican food chains (Chapala’s excluded)"

Spend your money with local businesses.

Impress your friends with Berryhill & Co.

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Boise
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good, standard dining out”
Reviewed November 24, 2009

Berryhill & Co. has been around since early 1998 when it was squeezed into a cozy, bohemian spot downtown with weathered brick walls and beams you sometimes had to duck under in order to sit down. It had a neat little wine bar, innovative cuisine and a broad selection of wines by the bottle or glass served by agreeable young people. Their sizzling shrimp literally sizzled and spat hot oil, and their angry pasta was delightfully spicy. On the other hand, they could prepare a good steak or a delightful sea bass, three-olive chicken or salmon. Alas, the winsome downtown spot was doomed by Boise's obsession with killing its best traditions for mercenary motives, and the charming building was savagely demolished in an orgy of urban renewal. Berryhill fled to a strip mall where it hunkered down behind a Firestone store. Instead of the relatively cosmopolitan downtown clientele (well, this is Boise, Idaho, not LA or New York), the new Berryhill was quickly overrun by typical denizens of southeast Boise - smug yuppies in huge gas-hogging SUV's, wielding cell phones and acting as if this was their personal preserve. Fortunately, a new space opened up downtown and Berryhill moved again. The present location is a big room with a high ceiling and a full bar off to one side. Dark tables and chairs are graciously set with white linen and candles. It's an effort to provide a fine-dining experience and it succeeds tolerably well. The service is reliably good and conscientious, though servers still tend to be college-age and subject to the usual turnover. The menu continues to be fairly upscale and innovative to a degree, with a Kobe beef offering and lamb rack, mixed grill, salmon or sea bass and the same three-olive chicken as of old. Because Boise is conservative and Berryhill markets to the "haves," it is less innovative with the entrees than with the appetizers, which are varied and trendy. Berryhill still offers a varied wine list with a tendency to feature regional offerings and a range of prices from $7 or so per glass to $40 or more per bottle, depending on what you order. Beware - the corkage fee is $15 a bottle. Desserts, like the appetizers and other offerings, verge on the stylish. Berryhill was the first place in Boise to offer a spicy hot chocolate ganache - which is now common. Unfortunately, on one recent visit, a pianist was playing what I could only call manic new age music. That might help turn the tables but it was definitely not relaxing or elegant. The other pianist focuses on show tunes and the sort of innocuous Republican music that helps Boiseans who are still trapped in the 1950's (there are many of them and they are the "elite") to feel at home. Banquet facilities are available (this is a bank building) and there is outdoor dining, set back agreeably from the sidewalk, when weather permits. Berryhill also does a brisk catering business -- if you know anyone who wants to get married in this economy.

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“Great food, excellent decor, great service”
Reviewed March 20, 2009

The food choices and the wine list are excellent here. Though the prices are on the higher side for Boise, so is the quality of the restaurant. The pear gorgonzola appetizer is truly excellent, as are the escargot and every other appetizer we tried here. The steaks and other entrees were also very, very good. The dessert selection was wonderful as well!!!! I have been there about 5 times with a variety of guests and so far no complaints about the food and many rave reviews!

The lunch menu is more limited but there are nice choices there as well, including nice lunch sized portions and a variety of high end sandwhiches and salads.

The restaurant is in downtown Boise, near parking garages and in the heart of the city. The interior atmosphere is very nice, even down to the very gorgeous restrooms in the back of the restaurant.

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