Permanently Closed - Berryhill

4.2
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Restaurateur and celebrated chef John Berryhill presents his energetic and Slightly Southern Dining in the heart of downtown Boise. The menu is an infusion of southern style that flows from Bacon Hush Puppy Croquetas, and Grilled Cheese Dipper through to Bacon Wrapped Kurobuta Etouffee, Pan Roasted Catfish & Grits, SRF's American Wagyu Filet of Ribeye, and a scrumptious list of pies, cakes, cobblers and puddings.
Dine on historic family wood tables or on the beautiful patio with Outdoor Lounge. The full bar inside includes a Leather Lounge and fireplace. The wine list boasts 28 by the glass selections, several local Snake River Valley wines, and a wonderful variety of Champagnes and Sparklings.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
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LaurieL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berryhill's has been a personal favorite of mine for a long time. I'm never disappointed. The food is great.

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WillA
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This was my first time here and as we walked in, I was surprised. It was a Saturday at 7:00pm and the restaurant was empty. What brought us here was the Bacon/Sirloin Burger and so we ordered them and some drinks. Our group got martinis and bloody marys and it was unanimous, they were good but not great. For the price, there are better to be had just a few blocks away. The food, like the drinks was good but not great. Everything was bacon based and very rich. My burger was tasty but the major flavor I got was the cheese... The bacon felt like a side note when it was supposed to be the star. I will try to come back for brunch but I will wait a bit.

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ManC
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I ordered the froed chicken. The food was bland. Really lacked seasoning. The server was actually quite rude. I won't be returning. The only good thing was the bacon cheese dip.

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vipTresAgave
Boise
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of my favorite places for over 12yrs now.

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vipDanielleJ
Boise
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Berryhill's food is very good and creative but though service is very good, it's SLOW. No dining should take this long. Speed of service is why I quit having lunch here and why I'm reluctant to have dinner here if I have movie plans after.

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vipBarbara
Boise
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John Berryhill and his chefs and servers are committed to excellence and personal service!

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RickL
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were nearly the only diners at 6:30 on a night when all the other restaurants in town were packed. Made us worry. The waiter seemed distracted. The food was excellent, however, and the chef made an appearance at our table to say thanks which was appreciated. The space is beautiful and the ambiance would be top if there were more people to fill out the tables.

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vipAlan
Boise
19 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berryhill is a Boise staple that continues to evolve and still offers interesting food and creativity.

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TriciaF
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We started with Berryhill's meatball appetizer and they were great. I ordered the scallops with "ear" pasta in cilantro sauce and it was fabulous! Everyone ordered something different and we all immensely enjoyed our dinners.....and desert (creme brûlée, and peach pie)!

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AdrianS
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Hostess was not very professional (chewing gum while talking) and not very friendly. Server didn't know special and slow to serve water. Server grabbed drink by the rim and didn't use a napkin to bring a straw. I had the Three Herb chicken and was very greasy and looked thrown together. Used to be good but not planning on going back.

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NewFoodMoon
Boise
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Always super great food. Fig and feta grilled cheese is super yummy, and a Bacon Stix! ....service was actually better than the last 4 visits.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The menu seems limited compared to previous visits. More bacon bits, less variety.

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Disipointed
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Chairs were uncomfortably hard and the restaurant only had 2 pillows for the seats. Service took a while drinks sat at the bar waiting to be delivered. Food was cold Grits were pastie and if they were cheesy? Food needed basic season and the fried Chicken was dry.

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vipPatriciaO
Boise
25 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Drinks are overpriced. Restaurant should have warned us that the Tequila was $32 a glass. This put a dark cloud on the evening. Will probably not return for dinner any time soon.

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Boise
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was prime time on a Friday evening and Berryhill had an opening so we went there. Service was outstanding - fast and attentive. Had the special of the day and the prawns in a chilli oil. Have had the prawns before but this time the chillies were burnt and dish was overly greasy. The special was just ok. The restaurant was practically empty - disappointing for an end-of-the-month Friday evening. Not sure if we would return.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service & food! Every time we have people in town visiting we always bring them in. Chef is always friendly and appreciative. Must go!

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vipLoveDinnerOut
Boise
26 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual, we had a very nice dinner at Berryhill. I had the spinach salad and the lasagna, both of which were very good. My husband had the Mac & Cheese with chicken which was just okay. We were wondering why it got an award as it was nothing special. Our guests both enjoyed their meal choices. The service was great and the prices are reasonable. We will go back but will wait until the weather is warmer so we can sit outside on their patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Generally the food is consistently good. Surprisingly, and sadly, it did not live up to expectations.

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Desh
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have been to Berryhill many times over the years and were so disappointed in the quality of the food that I felt compelled to leave a review. The Scallops were very sandy, the pasta uninspired (kept salting it), the shrimp rubbery and the bread not so fresh. This restaurant has always been one of our "go to's" for a very nice meal and ambiance with casual attire accepted. I know they can do better, but it's hard to improve if you don't know!

We will be back to give Berryhill another whack!

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Jmihaylo
Boise
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, never disappointed when we go to Berryhill. Food is always off the chart good.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Waiter was rude, food was bland..atmosphere was alright..

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was great. Food not even close to great. Fried chicken was over cooked and tasteless. Grits had very little flavor. Lasagna was good, but over cooked. We watched the supervising chef...he had very little oversite. He just stood outside the kitchen and wandered around. The wines cost 3 times as much as they do at co-op. For the prices, the food should be much better.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Over all we had a nice meal. I ordered the King Salmon. The salmon was delicious, but it was served on a large amount of risotto, then covered with corn. I don't like to eat that much starch and would of preferred a nice light sauce over the top instead of the corn. The Berryhill salad was good but way too much Balsamic vinegar. My husband had a beef medallion dish. It was very good. We both ordered dirty martinis and they came really dirty. It tasted like we were drinking olive juice, so we asked for another shot of vodka which they gave us on the house and that made it taste much better. We are from out of town, but would suggest this restaurant.

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vipCherylG
Boise
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I could tell scallops were frozen but that's expected as we live in Idaho.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and facilities, but the food was just so-so. Had salmon which was not very fresh. Appetizer assortment was good, grilled shrimp were particularly good. Hostess and wait staff were very attentive. Menu has kind of a Louisiana/Southern slant which would have been cool if the quality of the entrees was better.

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FrankenDeb
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4food1service5ambience4

I was disappointed with the main dish Etouffee. The rest of the meal was very good. Drinks where very good. Our waitress was awesome! I will try them at another time and different main dish. I believe not every thing can always a home run for everyone on a menu, but this restaurant deserve a second chance due to staff and chefs!

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ad116
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice presentation, great tasting food. Good selection between the apps, salads/soups and main courses. We were a bit disappointed with the table they sat us at. we asked if we could switch - both tables on either side of us were empty for our whole meal - but they said they were booked up which they weren't. service was prompt but a little lacking on the knowledge of the menu.

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UTomA
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a wonderful 25th Anniversary. Our server was vert attentive but yet allowed us to have our celebration. The menu was wonderful and Alan made it special by make a special dessert. We defiantly will return for breakfast and happy hour. Thank you for wonderful evening.

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NateM
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got sat in quite possibly the worst table there was. Right next to the front door. We asked for a different table and were told nothing was available although there were about 10-12 open tables. I came here looking for a good Valentine's Day dinner with the wife and the ambiance given to us just sucked. We left and found another restaurant that was more accommodating.

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JodieS
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had the 3 herb chicken!!!! it was absolutely amazing!!!! Nearly everything was amazing!! The only suggestion I have is more comfy seats. The hard wood chairs were painful.

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NewFoodMoon
Boise
23 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Love the food here especially the bacon sticks. However my last three visits the service has been terrible. I'm not sure what's happening I know there's been some changes. They bring me back with their food every time. Wish the service was better

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SteffieSpeaks
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just moved to Boise and was my first time to Berryhill and if it had been peak hours, felt like I could have been sitting at a resto in NYC. (Great location) It is clearly hard to choose wrong with every menu item having been loved on by bacon. Discovered delicious Meiomi Pinot Noir and decadent bacon scones. (Great menu) Cecily took fantastic care of us; she has a keen sense of when to interject herself. She has a great sense of humor and skill with conversation. (Notable staff) Warm lighting and plenty of windows let me know that Spring at Berryhill will be beautiful inside as well as on the patio. Music choices were just fun and cool enough-not too distracting; played a bit of jazz while we were there and at a great volume to enjoy our conversation (Great atmosphere). Bonus was the takeaway pie! Berryhill has all the hallmarks of a resto that I would bring out of town guests to. Thank you for a fantastic experience.

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vipAlan
Boise
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful. We felt special and every need was met with courtesy and warmth.
We like the Southern twist to things.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My son and I both had steak - and both dishes were excellently prepared!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Disappointing dining experience. I had only been there before for brunch which is good. Dinner was an entirely different experience. My friend asked to sub a chix breast for the burger and the chef refused. I myself struggled to find anything on the menu as the entire menu is comfort food at best which was not entirely appealing as we were headed off to a show and I didn't care to sit there with a full and heavy stomach. I settled on the chicken pot pie. My salad got delivered and then 20 minutes later I was informed they sold out of pot pies. I asked for a suggestion as to what could be prepared quickly given we were under a time constraint. I took the suggestion of etouffe only to indeed wait another 20 minutes for our food to be delivered. Having lived in Atlanta for 8 years I would not classify this food as southern. I would rather describe it as comfort food with an emphasis on incorporating bacon into as many menu items as possible. Case in point, my etoufee had the tiniest shrimp and scallops I'd ever seen with two pork medallions wrapped in bacon along with them. Odd and not what I'd expect in this dish. The inclusion of fried okra made it no better and the wild rice was disappointing. With so few restaurant options in Boise, it's disappointing to have to exclude one from the list of options but we will not be back.

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eatoutboise
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a delicious New Year's Eve meal at Berryhill. The catfish was top notch! Berry hill is a great go-to for a quiet, but delicious downtown meal. While the prices are a bit on the high end, the quality of food is good. The ambiance of the restaurant is a welcome change from other louder, busier restaurants downtown. Overall a great experience.

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RitaC
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, not noisy and good food. not pricey.

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vipmels
Boise
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant dinner in relaxed, comfortable setting. Food was better than ever. Salmon with corn salsa and grits was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great atmosphere great food, great music, very nice and elegant highly recommend

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bdhdesign
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in Boise. Love the tenderloin!

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