Canyon Crest Dining and Event Center

3.9
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90 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.8
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!! Anytime I come into town that's the first meal I'm going to eat! I want to thank the staff and the Chef Richard for a fabulous food experience !!! 👏 Bravo

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RandallW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for outdoor seating. Went to the restaurant on time to find they had no outdoor seating available. My wife and I where celebrating out anniversary by dinner at sunset. We left as we did not want to eat inside

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JJD2
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

It took 20 minutes before our waitress actually came to our table, our food was really cold and we were sat next to a table of girls that were having really inappropriate conversations. then the waiter got involved in the conversation. This restaurant was one of the best now it's not.

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ToniS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

It took over an hour to get our food and we didn’t even order steaks

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Zack112
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We were sat after standing in the lobby for about 15 minutes waiting for someone to come up to seat us and a group in front of us. After being sat we waiting for another 15 minutes for our server to come with water and menus. By time she came back again we were ready to order and placed our order of an app and two entrees also two sodas. About 20 minutes later our app comes out delivered by a different gentleman no biggie. Another 10 minutes later our food came out. Still no drinks still no server to check on us. After we’re almost done eating our food the server comes back and we mention to her about our drinks. She brings the one but states they ran out of the syrup for the other one and she will have it right out. A few minutes later I’m assuming she was the manager brought my drink after we were done eating almost an hour after we placed the order. We were walking up to the register because no one ever came back to check on us or give us our check and luckily our server was walking by and saw us. I understand the restaurant business is chaotic and stressful. And it seemed like to me that they were short staffed. I hope things get better for canyon crest maybe I’ll try again in a few months.

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JillM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The view was the only part that wasnt a huge disappointment. Was ignored at the hostess stand, moved to the bar and was ignored there. Finally acknowledged, our reservation confirmed, and received minimal service. Was seated outside and waitress apologized for being understaffed and thanked us for our patience. Was able to order food about an hour after we were seated and we let the waitress know of a severe mushroom allergy - ordered a meatball flatbread and shrimp cobb salad. About an hour or more later received a mushroom flatbread and chicken salad. Not wanting to wait any longer my husband and I swapped food. The flatbread was removed from the bill but we received our check with another diner's credit card. I wanted to bring the other card to the bar to make sure it wasn't just left on the table and got ignored again. Over all it took over 3 hrs to get the wrong food and have a couple drinks. This was our 2nd option when Elevations had a 3 hour wait....next time we will choose to wait and skip this restaurant all together.

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LyndaD
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be able to dine in again. Always a good meal and service.

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TanyaM
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We arrived for our reservation. There was a couple ahead of us, a walk-in. It was pretty empty, so they were shown to a table by the window, even though they didn’t ask specifically to be. I said we had a reservation, the hostess didn’t even bother checking out n that. The problem I had with this approach was that, in my reservation, I had explained that I was bringing an overseas guest and that I would like a table with a view. We were show to a table away from the window, as the other guests were already lined up along the window tables. Had the host checked the upcoming reservations, she could have reserved us one of those tables!
The food was good but the salmon was over cooked and dry.
There wasn’t much of an atmosphere and my red wine tasted like it should have been used for cooking only.
At this point, when passing through Twin Falls, I would not recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of Snake River. Wonderful staff, delicious Sunday buffet reasonably priced!

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Visitors
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food was not great, especially for the price! It wasn't that busy for the service to be so slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very nice food at a great price.

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful Valentine's day dinner date location. My wife and I loved the private atmosphere and the food was worth the price. Would go again

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CathyB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were referred to Canyon Crest by our Orkin Service guy, so greatful he recommended you yo us. We are new to the area and you can be sure we will be bringing all of our out of town visitors to your establishment.

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DateNiteDiner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We ordered blackened chicken Alfredo. The sauce was bland, orange, and soupy—looking and tasting nothing like what we’d imagined Alfredo being like. The Caesar salad was great and the hot rolls were good. I loved the view and atmosphere.

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JimS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and breathtaking view of Snake River Gorge. Very reasonable wine prices and they have food choices that run from moderately priced to around $50. Flat iron steak and trout were really good. They are also dog friendly. A definite must do if you are in Twin Falls.

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DerekM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with friendly servers and great food. Fantastic view.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Loved the chicken soup.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Everything came hot and timely. Our server was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our host and waiter were amazing. They gave us exceptional service. The food was delicious. The view was beautiful. We will definitely be back soon

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vipJimfromflorida
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food. Good service. Spectacular view.

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Peter
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once we found this restaurant we've made a point of stopping here every time we're driving through Idaho. Excellent food, great service, and amazing views of the Snake river canyon. After eating here, be sure to go down to the lower view point to see the waterfall.

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SueM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made the day special for my daughter and our family friend as they celebrated their birthdays. Sang happy birthday the our friend, made it special for her and my daughter. The food and service was amazing! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was poor with many selections empty. This was a Mother’s Day Brunch and the waitperson didn’t even inform us about the other side of the buffet. Horrible value for what we were told was available for food.

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vipkimberlyC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael is the best! Great service helpful and friendly! The food and view are perfect

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience1

We both orders a steak. I asked for mine well done due to being pregnant, my husband med well and mine came out bloodier than his did. It took probably 10-15 minutes to even get someone to notice us sticking out hands up go get help. It was also chewy.

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TimT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did not have my reservation that was made through this website.I have a copy of the confirmation number and everything on my phone and they didn't have it. We were still able to get us a seat without any waiting and it was an excellent experience.however the whole point of using a online reservation site is to make sure the tables waiting for us when we get there it could have been turned out a lot worse.

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RickS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The wait staff if awesome. The buffet brunch was very good especially when compared to the price which was very reasonable.

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Sophie
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This was my first visit ever to this location. I did not get a lime with my gin & tonic. It was bland and I can make bad drinks on my own at home. For a $40 meal for one person, I thought it could be better. The plates my companion & I ate, and looking at the rest of the plates delivered to other guests in the restaurant were all plated and prepped and cooked by the local college culinary arts students given artistic freedom for the evening and not by experienced chefs. The service received appeared to be from inexperienced temp employees. Bland uncomfortable service or making rude, awkward comments. The appetizers were a mix of entree sized meals and small tastings. They were not consistent sizes for the table, so the table will not finish eating at the same time. I had so many clams for my appetizer, that I needed more garlic ciabatta bread or pasta to eat them. They were very good but I could not eat my entree I was so full. The lobster bisque was watery and thin and not thick and creamy as expected. I was not given a soup spoon but a regular tablespoon to drink my tomato broth with. I had to drink it out of the cup because the small spoon was not working. The shrimp sauce with the barracuda was extremely salty and hard to eat. Didn't anyone taste anything to make sure seasoning was correct before sending it out to patrons? Sprinkling blue cheese on top of a sirloin does not make it "crusted." The sirloin was a small unseasoned roast and not cooked as requested as it was so thick. I had to take it home so I could cook it to medium as requested instead of rare with a cool red center. The chocolate strawberries were a nice treat. The bananas foster needed a long tea spoon to reach into the drinking glass. Either Canyon Crest does not have the available tableware or the staff does not know when to included the proper silverware with each dish. Canyon Crest is confused weather it wants to be classy or white trashy. Staff needs a little more training and consistency.

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CarlaL
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation weeks in advance for 10 people at 5:00 for 12/22/18. Two of the party showed up and were told there were NO RESERVATIONS. I called at 5:30, and someone apolized and said they did not know what happened the the reservations did not show up. Really, I did everything I was suppose to and they were confirmed. I won’t be going back anytime soon:(

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JeremyR
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great service and amazing food. You can't go wrong if you choose to eat here.

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Alphonse
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Somewhat disappointed. Service was slow. No one in the restaurant so no energy. It was like a morgue. Server was excellent but food delivery was slow. Had a chip appetizer which was not good. Wine pour was excellent as were the wine choices. Not a good place to go on a Monday as we were one of only two parties in the whole place -- not fun!

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MaryC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was great, very few people in restaurant. I had the chicken fried sirloin which was so tough I couldn't finish it. The broccoli, however, was ver tasty

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BradJ
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and great service was our experience. The atmosphere was nice and quiet so you could have a conversation without raising your voice. Our service was quite friendly with great wine recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Nothing spectacular.

MM
MaryM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were beyond excellent. Amazing view of Snake River Canyon and Perrine Bridge. I’m so glad we found this gem. An ex exceptionally varied menu.

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TracyF
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The experience overall wasn't bad, however, there were several major areas for improvement. The first issue was that our appetizer was forgotten that we ordered. Our pre-dinner bread was forgotten as well. Unfortunately I forgot to check and see that we were not charged for the forgotten appetizer. Hopefully we did not pay for it.

Multiple times our waitress forgot to bring our drinks. So our glasses were left empty through the majority of the meal.

The other issue was that our waitress/waiter kept changing to a different person through the meal. There were about 3 people we cycled through. They were all pleasant enough but it is inefficient and annoying to have to start over with a new person as they are not aware of what you ordered.

The food was tasty and I can't really say anything negative about it.

The last observations are no disability access to the doors. This is the button for a handicap person to open the door. The place did not have table access either, only booths, which makes it uncomfortable or impossible for a disabled person to access.

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here before, with mixed reviews. This time, though, my Cajun Shrimp Caesar Salad was absolutely divine. Best meal yet! The service was great too.

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vipYvonneJ
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! The food was delicious; our server, Alicia, was outstanding; and the view from the outdoor patio was breath-taking! 10/10

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ClintE
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was ok...view was amazing...we ate outside but as soon as we got food the hornets also came out...we were fighting with the bees more than enjoying the meal.

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FredS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional staff, quick serv ice, good follow up during and after meal.

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Canyon Crest Dining and Event Center offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (208) 733-9392.

Canyon Crest Dining and Event Center is rated 3.9 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

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