Canyon Crest Dining and Event Center

3.6
42 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Overlooking the world-famous Snake River Canyon, be prepared to be amazed by both the meal and Canyon Crest's impressive backdrop. We are proud to feature award-winning executive chef Richard Berger, whose experience in the finest kitchens from Beverly Hills, to Atlanta, to Chicago, bring the best of the American Bistro taste you won't find anywhere else.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Mon 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
Tue–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am
Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(208) 733-9392
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Berger
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Catering
Full offsite catering available for up to 600 people.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pole Line Road
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Parking details
Our attached Event Center often holds large gatherings, so don't worry if the parking lot seems full. We will be ready to seat you in our picturesque dining room or lounge.
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Entertainment
Occasional live music on Saturday evenings.
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Special events & promotions
Our multi-course wine pairing dinners are served on the third Wednesday of each month. If you want to attend, please contact the restaurant directly at 208-733-9392. Reservations are required and this monthly event starts at 7pm. More information can be found at www.CanyonCrestDining.com

Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve Buffets. Please contact us at 208-733-9392 for reservations on these dates.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 42 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.6
food
3.8
service
3.9
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3.4
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40% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was the worst experience I have ever had at a resturant here in the Magic Valley the food was terrible it was cold and the buffet did not offer several items while we dined for fathers day. The area was dirty we also made reservations prior to and still waited over 45 minutes to eat. Our server even told us how terrible he was as a server and only charged us one adult when we had 5 people in our party. I will never go there again and word of mouth spreads like wild fire in this small community.

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1.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The Spectacular view of the canyon can be seen without wasting money on the restaurant.
Found a hair is my salad, 2 pounds of sodium in the food and the pasta was baked to a crisp.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Beautiful restaurant! Service and food was fantastic, and the view is spectacular!

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Spectacular views... modest food.. think banquet buffet event center food, delivered to your table. Place has great promise with the view but needs to retool for non-event dining.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Sunday brunch - food was great, and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Perfect
Very nice and attentive staff
We stopped at Elevation first and there was an hour wait and the hostess was clearly annoyed that we were even considering waiting so we walked out down the path to Canyon Crest and were greeted by friendly staff, huge portions, wonderful drinks and the food was outstanding- def will chose this spot over Elevation every time I work in Twin falls from now on

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Lots of functions going on tonight. We were seated at a table kind of in the middle of no where in front of the kitchen. Not a very good place to sit.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Staff was nice, however, our alcoholic drinks weren't consistent. But the food came out quick, it was cooked like we ordered, and it tasted wonderful!

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The salmon was terrible. We asked for plain broccoli and were served broccoli with the garlic butter sauce. Poor value for the cost. The canyon view is nice.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Had a great meal with great service

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My wife and I were in town on our wedding anniversary and decided that we would have dinner at Canyon Crest Dining -- I put in a reservation and asked if there was anything that they could do to make the night a little more special. I asked for something simple, flowers and candlelight dinner. Told them to use their imagination. When we arrived we found that there was a comedy show, which was booked out. Now, if we were there for the comedy show, great! I am all for comedy shows and such, however it would have been nice to know that while trying to have a romantic evening with my wife, that we were informed that there was a comedy show there. The noise level was so high, that I had to shout to my wife across the table. In lieu of that, we were seated at our table and nothing of the sort was done to accommodate my request, not that I was expecting much, but literally nothing was done. We received poor service due to the comedy club. Took approx. 30 minutes to get menus and water....and another 45 minutes to get our food. Nevertheless the food was excellent, however the experience was less than spectacular. I understand that they were busy with the comedy show, however it would seem that they would have extra staff to cover the workload.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Was expecting more. It was my birthday - we showed up and had to be seated in the bar area because they were having a comedy show. Had I known that - I wouldn't have made a reservation.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The steak that my wife had was similar to going to Applebees so price wasn't quite worth it and the more was louder music in the bar than in the main area so you'd hear two different things that didnt mix at the same time. Staff was great though.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We had the best cooked steak one could ask for! The meat we prefer is Ribeye and they just happened to have that cut this particular Friday evening. We like ours Pittsburgh style (or as some might call it, Black and Blue). This is a steak that is basically charred nicely on the out-side and red/rare on the inside.

Since we've moved to Idaho, this has been the VERY BEST steaks we've had in Twin Falls -- and we've had some from other "4-plus Star" restaurants. Our compliments, again, to Richard -- the chef!!!

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

We went there for our anniversary and the service was great and the food was exceptional.They also took 20% off of our bill because it was our anniversary

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Everything was great as always. Service especially great.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

It was overall a wonderful night with amazing food!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

We had my aunt's birthday party at Canyon Crest and it was wonderful. A beautiful room was reserved for our party of 10 and it was perfect. The food was excellent, the view was beautiful of the canyon, and everyone was able to hear each other.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Over the top Sunday buffet for fifteen bucks one of the best deals I've ever had

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Great restaurant with good views and good menu items. Served local trout and steelhead which were very good.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

BEAUTIFUL views of the gorge!! Food was delicious and and the service was wonderful! The food was a little expensive, but the ambiance was well worth it!

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Staff was very attentive. Almost overly so. Checked in with us a lot. Had to request bread as table next to us did too. Do not know if they forgot or only comes if requested. Atmosphere was fabulous, location good and facility cozy and comfortable. Food selection was kind of unique and limited. Dishes we had were good but would surely try something else next time.

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4.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Nice place but food was a little above average.

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2017

Although the interior looked to be set up more for large gatherings (which they do host), we were perfectly comfortable sitting in front of a window with a canyon view. The food was fresh, excellent, and prepared just as we ordered.

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

This place was amazing loved the view and our server philip was amazing

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3.0Dined on August 20, 2017

The wait staff when we entered was not friendly. Bar service was slow but the bar server was very nice.

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2.0Dined on August 18, 2017

took to long to bring our bread and took to long to get my change , and it was our 22nd Anniversary

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2017

Great location overlooking Snake River and wonderful food. A delightful experience overall!

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Took my Friends for California for dinner, they enjoyed it very much. Chef Berger is an excellent chefI tried his new ramen dish and it was great.

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1.0Dined on July 9, 2017

We walked out before ordering. First, the restaurant had only 2 tables occupied. They have this great view with huge windows overlooking the Snake River and the canyon. So, I was taken aback wen the hostess wanted to seat us in a booth away from the view, even though all the tables at the windows were vacant. So, I asked, and moved over to the windows. The table had not been bused, so I asked her to clean the top. 10 minutes later, after being reminded, she finally did. A party of 6 came in then, and immediately were asked for a drink order. We still had not been asked. Then their drinks came, and we still had not been asked for our order.
We left.

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2.0Dined on July 4, 2017

I had eaten at Elevation 436 the evening before, so the comparison is bias. Unfortunately, my experience here was not wonderful. The power had gone out, so they lost my reservation. It was a holiday, and some of the surrounding restraunts were closed, so it was extremely busy. And they were understaffed. I only saw 3 waiters. One was the bartend, and the other was the host. It look over an hour and a half to be seated. Luckily they had a wine list and bar to wait. We were there for two and half more hours before we finished our meal . The view on the Patio is absolutely breathtaking !!! That is the best part of this place. Worth a visit just for that, and the food was really good once it came. It's really too bad that the decor of the place isn't updated, and the service better. Because this place could really be some thing Special. It reminded me of an older steak house. Very dark and woody inside, definitely request a seat on the Patio. 😊

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Excellent food, good service, fair price, and an unequaled view of the Snake River canyon. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2017

We were driving from Ca to MT and stopped in ID for the evening. What a beautiful treasure to find Canton Crest on Open Table!!! I can't wait to go back. This stop is a must! The view is breathtaking and the service is over the top

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was average at best - there were great views though.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

Tourist travelling through area and discovered Canyon Crest by accident. Altered travel plans to dine at Canyon Crest again on our return home. Their appetizers definitely qualify as small plates as my wife made her meal with appetizers. Great food, great service and spectacular scenery of the Snake River Canyon from patio.

Recommend restaurant highly!!!!!!!!

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2017

A terrific meal, with an OUTSTANDING view of the Snake River Canyon; good food, good service, good value-will definitely eat there again when I am back in Twin Falls,

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2017

We had a late reservation 9pm which may have had something to do with the place being empty but either way it was empty. The food was ok nothing spectacular but good. It seemed as though employees wanted to go home. We were there on a Friday night so we were a bit miffed why it was empty. The view is outa control! Great views of the Perrine Bridge and the Canyon.

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1.0Dined on June 9, 2017

First off, the ambience is ok inside the restaurant but the views are breathtaking. On the edge of the snake river canyon you couldn't ask for a prettier view.

That said, not too much else positive to say. I will say the food wasn't that bad. Actually glimmers of yumminess in a couple of the 6 entrees we ordered. But the cocktails were brutally bad literally all alcohol no mixer (I think the kid making them was actually trying to do something nice by using epic pours, but they were literally undrinkable).

The other issue for me, and I may be admittedly more picky than some but There was a point during the meal when we had our appetizers, soups (that were burnt)/salads, and entrees on the table at the same time. For me I much prefer having a moment to actually enjoy my food rather than being served so quickly that you can't recognize the difference between courses.

Anyway, this place has a lot of potential. If they could get a bartender, some skilled waitstaff and up their game in the kitchen it could be a really amazing place for a date or special occasion (ours was a birthday). Especially with those views. Could be great.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2017

Resturant was very good but for a Resturant on the canyon rim, the view from inside, was very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Wonderful dinner!

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