Capitol Cellars

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Capitol Cellars opened in Boise, Idaho on March 4, 2015. Melinda and Skip Smyser, along with daughter, Logan Smyser-Griffin created a restaurant that focuses on serving high-quality, local cuisine and offering a world-class wine list in Boise’s subterranean Belgravia cellar location. Capitol Cellars was selected the Best New Restaurant, in 2015 by the Idaho Statesman, nominated for the Small Business of the Year, Award in 2018 by the Boise Chamber, and has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Capitol Cellars offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Capitol Cellars now offers patio dining and serves Boise’s best business breakfast, lunch and an elegant-upscale dinner menu that changes with the seasons bounty.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 30, 2019

Ends: October 1, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-5:45PM

What 575 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place to indulge and have a few conversations.

OT
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely experience. We were delighted that the restaurant was decorated from head to toe in Holiday decor. Our server was attentive and professional. Food quality was almost flawless. One of the sides was underwhelming and when it was brought to the managers attention, it was quickly remedied. Pride of ownership from this local family restaurant is obvious. We look forward to returning to Capitol Cellars very soon!

BH
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience1

No ambience. Noise level was almost shouting level. My wife ordered the salmon. Inside 3/4 was raw. Sent it back and when it came back it still was horrible. I had lamb and it had very little flavor. And really 2 burgers on menu! Nothing new on menu. Won’t come back. There’s better choices for sure in boise and surrounding areas. What a waste of an evening and $. This place needs to get its act together or it’s toast.

PR
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

it was a lovely experience, unfortunately we had to send back our prime rib to be cooked a bit more. but it was delicious after all!

MT
Boise
19 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really Roth is place. Always great service and great food.

KN
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and very good food. We went for lunch and it was very reasonably priced!

JR
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Capitol Cellars and it was amazing. The food is of great value, taste and presentation. Very nice wine list and even offered sampling’s before we decided on what we wanted. Highly recommend

OT
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best birthday breakfast! The food and service were exceptional! I felt so special! Will be back for lunch and dinner.

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly pleasant and elegant!

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch was wonderful. The Idaho quiche so yummy and so was the lamb sausage hash. Also loved the Bloody Mary and French 75. Thank you Logan for great service again and a great experience

JR
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Very interesting location.

CM
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very loud, the food was ok, but like other local restaurants better at the same price point.

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I tried Capitol Cellars during dine out Boise. Out of the 3 restaurants I tried during the week, this was my least favorite. It was super noisy. Our server paid more attention to a party in the other room that was loud and had the side door open blowing cold air in. The portions were very small. Not a good value at all. I had heard good things about the restaurant, but I was very disappointed in my experience.

OT
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food and service were very good. Loved the old building. Unfortunately, we were seated next to a group of six 30 somethings and they were very loud. Each trying to talk over the other. So that made our experience at the restaurant less pleasant. I did not lower the star rating because of that because it is not the restaurant’s fault some people are not considerate of the others around them. My wife ordered a coke and they brought out a bottle of coke and poured it into a glass. They gave her a metal straw (to save the turtles) which I thought was cool until she took a drink and something gross came out of the straw. For that, I did lower the overall rating.

o
Boise
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Excellent food, very good cuisine and tase. The time between plate was long.

DR
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Great space. Service was fantastic. Cocktails and food was outstanding. The chocolate dessert was so good we ordered a second one. Great restaurant for a date night or large group. Highly recommend!

J
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again we had an amazing meal at Capitol Cellars. I was happy to see they brought back one of my favorite appetizers the beggars purses. The service is always top notch and in my opinion it's the best bang for your buck downtown!

OT
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, ambiance and overall experience were lovely! Hosted a business meal. Quiet environment. Great place to do business. Will definitely be back!

B
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food and service were great. We were seated next to a large group who were obnoxiously loud. Took away from it being a romantic evening.

KD
Boise
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I had been called earlier to tell me that the power was out , but they should be back up in time. I checked 0 minutes head and was told everything was fine. Arrived for our reservation for 4 and were seated promptly. We ordered our beverages, a few minutes later our waitress comes back, she had forgotten what we ordered. The second time around the drinks were brought promptly. We ordered an appetizer (croquettes), very nice presentation and were quite good. We then ordered our entrees, after a few minutes the waitress comes back and says it will be 45 minutes for the prime rib because of the power outage. She should have known this to begin with. 1 of our party asked for some butter, after a few minutes she went to the bar to get it herself.

KD
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Capital Cellars for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. Loved the atmosphere and the service. Both of our dinners were delicious! We highly recommend.

BM
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very slow service, and they weren’t that busy. Waitress apparently also had to be bartender. Food was good, but really not worth the wait. Closet packed tables made it impossible to ignore adjacent conversations. Overall, disappointing.

AG
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great atmosphere and wonderful food!

OT
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday brunch was delicious! Capitol Cellars offers a “Build your own Bloody Mary Bar,” which was awesome. The staff and service were exceptional! The brunch menu offered everything from omelets, lamb sausage hash & turkey monte cristo’s, (with House made jam, yum) to burgers and French onion soup. Could not speak higher of the food, service and ambiance!

B
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. A comfortable seating and very timely service with great recommendations from an even greater steward of our presence!

JL
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was outstanding! It did however take an hour to bring our food (there were only 3 tables up on the patio being used where we were outside). I will say they were having a big party inside (we sat outside with the singer because it was odd with the big group inside taking the whole restaurant and doing presentations). So likely the slowness was caused by the big group inside. Food and service was really good.

OT
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Held a business breakfast at Capitol Cellars. The food was outstanding. Probably the best breakfast I’ve had in Boise. Our server did an excellent job. Fully understood that I was conducting business and knew how to take care of me! Quiet setting. Beautiful ambiance. The coffee is roasted locally and is delicious. Thank you Capitol Cellars! Will be back.

OT
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dinner at Capitol Cellars! If you’re looking for fine dining in Idaho, this is the place to visit. The staff was gracious and accommodating in every aspect. Started with cocktails, prepared perfectly! Our charcuterie and cheese plate were delicious. The French Onion soup tasted house-made, (which they pride themselves of) and was true to the taste. The wine list offers over 400 selections from new world to old world, impressive wine list. The Prime Rib was top notch as were the other items ordered. Service was impeccable. Highly recommend Capitol Cellars for a special occasion! Can’t wait to try their Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. This is a must try in Boise!

HS
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Outdoor sitting was lovely. Inside while had a neat vibe had an awful smell. Service could not have been more slow, although our waitress was very nice and friendly. Great wine selection but food was terrible and bland. Would not recommend this place

LD
Boise
25 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Capitol Cellars is a great place in Downtown Boise to go to lunch and get in and out within an hour. The menu has a good variety of choices with salads, sandwiches, burgers, etc. It is one of the few restaurants in town that offers a Monto Cristo sandwich, and it is a good one! We will be back.

MT
Boise
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there and it was wonderful. We're trying to figure out why it took us so long!! The staff was professional and friendly. The food was exceptional and the ambiance was nice. We won't wait two years before we return. Thanks to all!

OT
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Could you get a grumpier waitress

OT
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal and the setup of the restaurant is unique and was pretty cool. Food was good. The Chenowith chicken was really great. We will be back for sure.

M
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Very small, intimate restaurant. Was really wishing I loved it. Unfortunately my salmon wasn’t cooked all the way through, the rice didn’t have much flavor and the vegetable was average at best.

JM
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow to start but then fine for rest of the meal. The food was good. I had the ways and means with “vegetables” but was a bit disappointing that it was only broccoli. Needs some sound absorbers as it is rock and wood so even though not very busy it was noisy and hard to hear the person right next to you. The atmosphere has great potential. Would love to see a few more booths but loved the underground ambiance. I would definitely go again but it missed the mark slightly to get five stars.

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Everything made in house (including chorizo). Atmosphere and service perfect. We waited quite a while for food but it was so much better than any other breakfast you can get in Boise that it was worth it.

DK
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service, and a superb bartender.

J
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner at Capitol Cellars last night. Our server Tara was attentive and helpful. We started with a very tasty cheese plate, the French Onion soup I think is the best in the city, we had the Stake of the Union and the pork chop both perfectly prepared. Thanks Capitol Cellars for another delicious meal!

JS
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Clearly one of Boise's best boutique dining experiences.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great wine cellar!!

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