Best Local Dinner

Cottonwood Grille

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Cottonwood Grille is consistently voted among the top restaurants in Boise by BW readers. Just one look at the menu and it's easy to understand why. It's traditional Northwestern cuisine with a twist. Think elk, venison, beef, chicken and seafood with fresh regional produce presented with a modern flair. Dinner starts with an impressive wine section and continues with a bevy of appetizers that includes baked Brie, fried polenta, steamed mussels and clams. The soups are all made in-house, including a onion soup au gratin that might make you weep (for joy, not because the onions are so strong). Top it all off with a dessert menu that is considered by many sweets lovers as a work of art. It's filled with those kinds of things that you know you shouldn't have, but when the dessert cart goes by, you have to restrain yourself from leaping over the table and devouring everything within reach. Not a bad way to end a meal.

Second Place: P.F. Chang's China Bistro

Third Place Tie: The MilkyWay and Gino's italian Ristorante

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