Canyon Crest Dining and Event Center

3.9
63 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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Boise
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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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CL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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JR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Denver
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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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MC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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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BJ
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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Boise
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Nothing spectacular.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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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SL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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YJ
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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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FS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Boise
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Staff wasn’t very bright. Food was gross. Sent it back. They said both the head and sous chef were gone. It has the feel of a retirement dinner. I just wasn’t impressed at all

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RS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For us and 4 of our closest friends, this is our 4th year coming here on the Friday night before the Magic Valley Beer Festival. Food, drinks, service and atmosphere always adds to the memorable evening.

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Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Stunning view of the Snake River Gorge, a waterfall, and activity on the river, in addition to a golf course. Very pleasant outdoor patio dining --- and dogs welcome. Great value for well-prepared food and also well priced wine selections (including two Idaho wines by the glass). Also very convenient to local hotels for those traveling.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

I made a reservation for the patio for 2. The host told us that

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good but the service this evening was very slow.

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Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Wow night and day. Ate there a few days ago, fantastic. Took a friend tonight and I am embarrassed I recommended it. So slow tonight, a simple meal for two took over two hours. Short staffed, no apologies, I’ve taken off my fav list and won’t be back in awhile :(

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JM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service, food was good, view from the patio was awesome.

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c
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this restaurant via Yelp while passing through Idaho. Special, lovely venue with spectacular view, excellent service and yummy food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

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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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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j
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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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KM
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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r
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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SF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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Boise
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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Boise
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

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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Boise
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal with great service

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NE
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

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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WB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

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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S
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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Boise
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Boise
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great as always. Service especially great.

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Boise
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was overall a wonderful night with amazing food!

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Boise
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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ML
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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