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“Never disappoints”
Review of Bardenay

Bardenay
Ranked #5 of 816 Restaurants in Boise
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here time and again and the food and service are always excellent. This place has it all, local ambiance, an exciting menu, well trained staff and consistently delicious food and spirits.

Thank WanderEat
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Kyle M, General Manager at Bardenay, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2017

Good day, I just wanted to reach out as it's been some time since your great review. A thank you is long overdue for you taking the time to share with others your experience. We wouldn't be here without people like you. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk about us. We hope you know we're still trying to do all we can to provide pleasure through food & beverage with great service in a casual relaxed environment. Cheers! -Kyle Marler, GM

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Reviewed June 20, 2014

We have been going to Bardenay since moving to Boise three years ago on a pretty regular basis. The prices are reasonable, wait staff is friendly, great drink menu, and most of the time the food is excellent. I say most of the time, because admittedly we often order the same thing. I have noticed though when I stray from my usual (Hagerman trout or salmon) I am not always as happy. I had the fish tacos last time we visited, and found the fish to be dry and overcooked. Maybe just an off night, but a little disappointing. We also decided to have our favorite dessert - chocolate lava cake. Apparently they changed the recipe. It was dry, with hardly any of the heavenly hot chocolate. If there was a little more consistency in the food prep I would definitely rate them a five.

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1  Thank Elaine L
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Kyle M, General Manager at Bardenay, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2017

Good day, I just wanted to reach out as it's been some time since your great review. A thank you is long overdue for you taking the time to share with others your experience. We wouldn't be here without people like you. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk about us. We hope you know we're still trying to do all we can to provide pleasure through food & beverage with friendly & efficient service. Please don't hesitate to let us know how we can improve. Cheers! -Kyle Marler, GM

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Reviewed June 19, 2014

Just had drinks here but friends who stayed for dinner also spoke highly of the food. Probably the best mojito I've ever had, and the outdoor patio was lively and fun.

Thank Sunnydays4ever82
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Kyle M, General Manager at Bardenay, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2017

Good day, I just wanted to reach out as it's been some time since your great review. A thank you is long overdue for you taking the time to share with others your experience. We wouldn't be here without people like you. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk about us. We hope you know we're still trying to do all we can to provide pleasure through food & beverage with great service in a casual relaxed environment. Cheers! -Kyle Marler, GM

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Reviewed June 8, 2014

A friend of ours recommended this place to us and she was right! We absolutely loved the place! All the food is good, tasty, fresh. It comes in portions that are the right size (not too big). Their drinksmenu is extensive (basically a book) with many interesting, wonderful options at a good price. Service was always superfriendly and helpful. If you are deciding between drinks, they'll bring a few samples over to help you make that difficult decision.
We were so impressed the first night we were in Boise, that we just went back the second night. Great place for lunch, dinner and drinks.
The place seems to attract all sorts of people and has a lovely, casual feel.

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1  Thank Emma B
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Kyle M, General Manager at Bardenay, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2017

Good day, I just wanted to reach out as it's been some time since your great review. A thank you is long overdue for you taking the time to share with others your experience. We wouldn't be here without people like you. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk about us. We hope you know we're still trying to do all we can to provide pleasure through food & beverage with great service in a casual relaxed environment. Cheers! -Kyle Marler, GM

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were looking for a nearby restaurant on our visit to Boise and were happy to have found Bardenay! We sat outside on the front patio. My husband ordered fish tacos and said they were one of the top fish tacos he has eaten (and that is a lot of tacos). I had the red bean and chorizo stew, which was tasty. If the weather is decent, eat outside and enjoy watching the people go by.

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1  Thank 5nn
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Kyle M, General Manager at Bardenay, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2017

Good day, I just wanted to reach out as it's been some time since your great review. A thank you is long overdue for you taking the time to share with others your experience. We wouldn't be here without people like you. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk about us. We hope you know we're still trying to do all we can to provide pleasure through food & beverage with great service in a casual relaxed environment. Cheers! -Kyle Marler, GM

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