Best Local Fine Dining


Led by Executive Chef Enrique Martinez, the Barbacoa kitchen consistently turns out dishes that are as creative, original and unexpected as they are delicious. With a fine selection of proteins on offer ranging from grilled lamb chops and Latin steak to tenderloin and chorizo kabobs, and a choice of pastas, salads and desserts sure to please even the most discerning palate, Barbacoa is a go-to spot for any special occasion. Attention to detail, both in the kitchen and the dining room, puts this upscale eatery over the top.

2nd Place: Chandlers—Known almost as much for it's nightly live jazz as it's first-rate steak and seafood, this Hotel 43 hotspot has been wooing customers with corn-fed and Kobe-style beef since 2007. Over the years, Chandlers has become a prime date night and business dinner destination, with an award-winning wine list and martini bar to match.

3rd Place: State & Lemp—With James Beard-nominated chef Kris Komori at the helm, State & Lemp offers up a themed, five-course pre-fixe menu that changes seasonally to take advantage of local produce. With guests seated intimately at a single table and each course described before it's served, this tiny restaurant is food-lover's mecca in Boise's bustling restaurant scene.

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