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“Amazing food and cocktails”
Review of Bardenay

Ranked #7 of 801 Restaurants in Boise
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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. Please ask your server if you are interested in a closer look at our operations. p.s. We are only allowed to sell our fine spirits by the drink. If you would like to purchase a bottle, you may do so at many of our state liquor stores.
New York
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Amazing food and cocktails”
Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Sometimes the service is hit and miss here, but the food is delicious and cocktails are SO awesome -- made with fresh squeezed fruit juices. The Mediterranean plate is to die for. If you are feeling a bloody mary, they have a great one here!

Thank iristate
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Clayton, Idaho
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“don't eat here!”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

This place was so over rated! if you want to know what you will get from the kitchen before spending the $$$, go check out just how filthy the restrooms are that should tell you to leave while you still can! The food was so over cooked, the salads...horrible as they come, atmosphere was loud, annoying & uncomfortable to say the least (felt like a frat diner) the service was not great but they tried. we will never tell anyone to even try it.

  • Visited March 2014
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3 Thank awalls2013
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice place to hang out”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Went with a big group of 20 people. Got all kinds of food to try. Beers are excellent. Own vodka and gins too. Price is reasonable.
Yes, it is noise so you can scream your heart out without anybody looking at you!

Visited February 2014
Thank TirelessDragon
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Eagle, Idaho
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“good food but noisy”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

I like the Bardenay overall. It has a small but original menu, good burgers and great drinks. The bar has anything you could want, plus its own distilled vodka and gin. The only thing I don't like, and I've heard other people mention, is that it gets really noisy. If the management would install some sound absorbing wall hangings or ceiling hangings you wouldn't leave with a throat sore from yelling at your companions.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank abcallahan
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Boise, Idaho
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Delicious cocktails!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food, fabulous drinks (one of my very favorite places to go for cocktails), and friendly service!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank MNKiriMarie
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