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About Castle Ranch Steakhouse

At our tasty restaurant in Boise, the Castle Ranch Steakhouse offers the best steaks in town. Located in the hotel’s lobby, Castle Ranch will tantalize your palate with Idaho's famous Double R Ranch beef. Come experience the best kept secret in Boise restaurants.

3300 S. Vista Ave
Boise, ID 83705
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 11:00 am, Saturday - Sunday: 6:30 am - 11:30 am

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
I-84

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(208) 914-3952

Website:
http://theboisehotel.com/

Executive Chef:
Dean Fuller

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Castle Ranch Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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3.5

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.7

service

4.0

ambience

2.9

Noise

Quiet

57% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Groups (6)
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Neighborhood Gem (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 25, 2013

steaks were good....very noisy w/ BSU game going on...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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service5

 
 (Boise)·Dined on September 20, 2013

There was only 1 other guest when we arrived. Should have been our que. The food was very expensive but decent. This was not what we expected and were disappointed. Since we made a reserv. we stayed. There was a football game going on in the bar area which the crowd was loud and made the experience worse. We were not impressed and would not recommend this to anyone we know. Not worth the money we had to pay.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 14, 2013

I didn't see that the restaurant was inside a local hotel in the write up, so it was not really what I was hoping for in a restaurant. I am sure I didn't get my Open Table points, as it didn't appear the hostess knew what I was talking about. The food was ok, but I won't go back.

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food3
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service5

 
 (Boise)·Dined on May 23, 2013

I had been to Castle Ranch before, and wanted to see if it was still the great experience I had last time. It was my anniversary, and it was EVERYTHING I had remembered. World class steak, GREAT server, and a very reasonable price. I will DEFINATELY return. Thanks for making my anniversary a very memorable experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5

 
 (Boise)·Dined on May 11, 2013

The food was great, the service was great, and the prices were great. The only thing we found no so hot was the actual interior of the restaurant. We sat in a 1/2 booth (booth on one side, chairs on the other). The booth seats were very low while our guests in the chairs towered over us. We watched everyone that sat in the booth side made the same initial sound of "shock" when they sat down and it was so low. Because of the type of chairs at the "chair tables" and the low booth seat, it felt like we were in a hotel or golf coarse restaurant instead of a nice, stand alone place.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Boise)·Dined on May 11, 2013

Went here for Mothers day, and the food and service was excellent! I will go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on May 8, 2013

The service was great, but that is where great left off. Food was lukewarm
And for our 360.00 ticket it is not worth the return. The salads were out of a bagged lettuce and only used iceberg and nothing else on top. Rolls were cold and sub par. Sorry to be so negative, but if I am going to spend the kind of money you are asking everything from service to food should be outstanding.

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 (Portland)·Dined on April 5, 2013

Our first visit here was about a year ago and we loved it. However, this time it seems the quality of the food has taken a dive. We had a sirloin steak and a chicken fried steak. The sirloin was a bit tough and not very tasty. The chicken fried steak was like a schnitzel. This would have been great if I had ordered a schnitzel but I ordered a chicken fried steak. The salads that came with the entrees were very small and not like before. In my opinion this restaurant has gone down. Perhaps it is because where they are located and not enough business. I probably won't go back.

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 (Boise)·Dined on March 31, 2013

Impressive and nicely presented Easter Buffet featuring local Idaho products. Great and attentive service made for a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 31, 2013

This was a buffet. Food seemed to have been sitting there for a long time. Ham was dry and very very salty. Food was not very hot or even warm. Very disapointing. Not worth the price.

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 (Boise)·Dined on March 31, 2013

Easter Brunch was outstanding. Previous visit very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 31, 2013

The Easter bruch was fantastic!! Friends from out of town loved it as well. Would definintely recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 31, 2013

It was awful. I had a 10:30 reservation, at 10:50 we were still not seated and the place wasn't even full. The food was cold and the beverage service was spotty. I have attempted to contact the restaurant and they have not even replied. For the cost of this Easter brunch, I was quite disappointed.

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 (Boise)·Dined on March 30, 2013

Seems to be on the decline. Menu has changed, not for the better. Have yet to see more than 1 or 2 other tables of diners. The place is always very empty.

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 (Boise)·Dined on July 7, 2012

The food was surprisingly very good. Our server did provide good service. The atmosphere was more like a coffee shop then that of an expensive steakhouse. For special occasions you want a little more pizazz in the design and furnishings. There was no music only silence.

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 (Boise)·Dined on June 13, 2012

We enjoyed our dining experience and especially recommend the strawberry shortcake. It was excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on June 9, 2012

We mistakenly made a reservation for a special wine-tasting dinner, but the staff graciously allowed us to leave and move next door to their sports bar. The kitchen and chef were the same and we each had a truly excellent filet mignon. The side dishes were very fine, as well. The staff continued their outstanding service throughout the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 26, 2012

My friends enjoyed the Ribeye and the Filet Mingon. We tried there wine of the month with dinner and it was very good. For three people eating apps, salad, entree,dessert and wine it was a great value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 16, 2012

No complaints on the food - it was very good. What we didn't like was that it was a Friday evening (6:30 reservation) and we were the only couple in the entire restaurant - I mean the ONLY couple. The greater asked if we had reservations (we did but what did it matter) and then somewhat chastised us for being early (5 minutes). The food was great - if this restaurant was in a better location it would be a hit!

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 (Boise)·Dined on March 10, 2012

The ambiance is very strange--it's at the old Holiday Inn on Vista--they haven't changed the decor much, and there were children running by in their wet bathing suits. The music was very quiet, and coming from the bar next door-so not exactly the fine dining type. There was apparently one waitress for 15 tables, our water glasses were empty almost the entire meal. There was very little flavor to the bison burger I ordered, and no sauce on the burger-just cheese, lettuce and tomato. The homemade fries were fair, but too little salt. In general, I would not recommend this restaruant unless you are 80+ with very poor eyesight and diminished taste buds.

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 (Boise)·Dined on February 24, 2012

The NY steak was absolutely amazing! It was cooked to perfection. Servers were great--attentive, friendly, and nice. I gave the food 3 stars because the accompaniments were mediocre, at best. The fries were soggy, the vegetables over-cooked, and the plates rather cool--it seemed like the fries and the vegetables had been sitting on the plate for awhile until the steak was done. The cocktails from the bar were overwhelmed by maraschino cherries and not very cold. The ambiance was odd, too. There was no background music and so we felt compelled to talk quietly since voices echoed in this rather larger and seemingly cavernous restaurant.In all, the steaks were perfect and tasted amazing. Other food/ restaurant areas need attention.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2012

I was at a trade show in Boise and had a booth next to a the The Boise Hotel. I noticed a sign they had for the Castle Ranch Steakhouse. Being a huge steak lover, especially a good ribeye or new york steak I asked the guy in the booth (Troy) how good the steaks were. I mentioned that I have had the best steaks at Chandlers, Barbacoas, and The Brick Yard, which are high end 5-star (pricey) restaurants. Troy immediately stated that they had THE BEST bone in ribeye I would ever have. I mentioned the other three restaurants here and without hesitation he stated the bone in ribeye at Castle Ranch was way better and he proceeded to explain why their meat was all natural, grain fed, from a local ranch See Private Note for remainder of review...

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