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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Boise

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Boise? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Chandlers Steakhouse restaurant
4.9
4.9 (5072)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Boise
About the restaurant
Chandler’s is a locally-owned, upscale dinner house specializing in prime steaks and jet-fresh seafood located in the Hotel 43 in beautiful downtown Boise. Enjoy a craft cocktail, including the famous Ten Minute Martini, or a glass from our award-winning wine list. Featuring live jazz every night of the week and complimentary valet parking. Chandlers is the recipient of the DiRona award which recognizes distinguished restaurants of North America and is the Treasure Valley's only Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Restaurant. The wine list features over 700 selections and 30 wines by the glass, and we have been recognized by Wine Spectator for our wine list every year since opening, including four consecutive years earning the Best Award of Excellence. We look forward to "meating" you!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Eric provided exceptional service and helped make a great evening even more memorable. Will request Eric for future reservations. Thanks for a wonderful evening!
A photo of ALAVITA restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2306)
$30 and under
Italian
Boise
About the restaurant
ÀLAVITA is all about fresh pasta and local ingredients—from Agnolotti to Tortellini to Garganelli, Linguini to Pappardelle—created freshly every day using Northwest flour and local eggs. A restaurant whose name means “to life,” (Well actually two words– ‘alla’ ‘vita’ –that we put together to create one) ÀLAVITA is a great place for celebrating life with good friends and family alike. We offer craft cocktails, open kitchen and a warm, welcoming setting in the heart of Downtown Boise.
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JasonR
Dined 5 days ago
The new seasonal menu is amazing. The Rigatoni was delicious. The meat falls apart with the fork and the flavor profile is out of this work.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Boise restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1702)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Boise
About the restaurant
Start your evening the Ruth’s Chris way – over a mouth-watering filet. Sit back and enjoy the most tender, extra-thick, hand-cut Steak you’ve ever tasted - served "sizzling" in butter on a 500 degree plate. Our extensive a la carte menu features fresh seafood, a variety of vegetable dishes, and delicious Idaho potato selections. Our menu is expertly paired with our award-winning wine list. Enjoy our warm, elegant atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris genuine hospitality. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining in our state-of-the-art media equipped rooms is one call away. Happy Hour is available in our bar area only, and reservations are not accepted. Happy Hour is all open seating and seating may be limited or unavailable based on evening dinner reservations. Please call us if you have any questions regarding Happy Hour.
Ruth's Chris Steak House- Boise is independently owned and locally operated. We look forward to serving you soon!

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Yoshitakavip
Dined 1 day ago
Everything is nine! Food, drink, atmosphere and staff! Had a amazingly happy time on my wife’s birthday.
A photo of Anderson Reserve restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1354)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Boise
About the restaurant
Here at Anderson Reserve you can expect a unique one of a kind dining experience. Located inside a beautiful barn in Sweet Idaho you'll experience Fine Country Dining at its best. Built and managed by a family of butchers, the Anderson family is dedicated to continuing the family tradition of providing the highest quality of USDA Prime Dry Aged meats available. Come experience the most flavorful menu in Idaho paired with some of the finest wines and beers from Idaho and around the globe. Follow us on social media for menu and live music updates!
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StefanieA
Dined 2 days ago
From the moment they open the door for you - and yes, they actually open the door for you - it was wonderful. Our server was Jim and he couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful. We started on the patio, decided it was a bit chilly, and got no attitude when asked if we could move inside. Food and beverages were wonderful. The chartruittre board (however you spell that) was exceptional. Ever had sage cheese, us either, but we did here. Yes, you will spend some dollars for dinner but well worth it.
A photo of KIN restaurant
4.8
4.8 (533)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Boise
About the restaurant
Join us in our Wednesday through Saturday for our reservation-only five-course tasting menu, featuring a prix fixe meal with curated beverage pairings. The menu changes every five weeks and no course is ever repeated. The regular menu price is $110 per person, and the pairing is $40 per person. On Friday and Saturdays at 6:15 pm, we offer our standard menu, while the 9 pm service is known as Supper Club. Supper Club features an unpublished menu for $110, including beverage pairings.
Please not KIN no longer accepts odd party sizes, i.e. parties of 3,5,7, etc.

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RyanT
Dined 4 days ago
A wonderful experience! Over the past few months I only heard great things about this restaurant. I saw that it was making top 20 list all over and I wanted to check it out. I went for a birthday celebration with my wife and friends and we all agreed it was VERY WELL done. When you first arrive, you go to a back lounge area where you can enjoy a drink while they are preparing the meal. Everyone sits at a communal table, although each individual party feels secluded from everybody around you.l the way it’s set up, So there isn’t social pressure to talk to anybody you don’t know. The menu is constantly changing. Our menu was very thought out and the story behind each dish was fascinating to hear. The presentations for each dish were fun and exciting. I would definitely think this is some of the best most unique food in Boise. They also modified each of the dishes for dietary restrictions or preferences. I plan on coming back multiple times to try different menus. Very excited to have a place like this in Boise!
A photo of Vintage 61 Wine Bar & Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (246)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Meridian
About the restaurant
WE WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY APRIL 9TH FOR A SMALL KITCHEN REMODEL.
WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVIENCE.

If you would like to make a reservation for 5 + please call the restaurant.

Now Serving Select Craft Cocktails !
Live Music 7:00-9:00 pm. Check out our Website for list of Musicians and their style of music and date they will be playing. Stop by and enjoy with a glass of wine, beer or alcohol.
On Wednesday and Thursday nights we offer Wine and Food Pairings created by Chef Kosta and owner Lila.





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DDDD
Dined 3 days ago
food was great but no served warm. We do love going there but at some point food needs to be served hot.
A photo of Roghani's Restaurant at Chateau des Fleurs restaurant
4.7
4.7 (729)
$31 to $50
French
Eagle
About the restaurant
Roghani’s Restaurant at Chateau des Fleurs draws upon flavor profiles from around the world: focusing on old-world traditional French and European cuisine, with subtle Eastern and Persian influences. All food served in our restaurant is made from scratch in our kitchen using locally sourced Idaho produce whenever possible. Fresh dining and an artful ambiance make Roghani's a truly one-of-a-kind, well-rounded dining experience that will continue to enthrall you long after the last bite.

Enjoy our house wine from our family's private wine label, Roghani Vineyards (Snake River Valley) or allow staff to suggest one of our hand-selected wines from around the world.

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StevenD
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent service from Gilles, beautiful venue, great food and wine! Onion soup, beet salad, wedge salad were all perfect. The carrot crisps on the wedge were a very nice touch. Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken was very good. Short rib was a little dry, but still good. Crème brûlée was the perfect ending to a great meat.
A photo of Richard's restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2361)
$31 to $50
Italian
Boise
About the restaurant
Craft cocktails, an award-winning wine list, and meals crafted with care by James Beard nominee Chef Richard Langston and staff, served in our comfortable, elegant dining room. We look forward to offering you the Richards experience next time you dine out!

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JohnH
Dined 4 days ago
This was the most amazing experience we have enjoyed in a long time. I searched out best restaurants in Boise and Richards popped right up on that list. Having never heard of it nor been there, I immediately checked it out and was excited to see a delicious menu selection. Here is where it went from good to amazing. I reached out on Open Table, made a reservation and a special request. We wanted to be seated without menus. As well, for the experience to be at the Chefs desires, food, wines, the whole meal. The staff reached out to me via text and a call. I was high up in the sky traveling home for this dinner experience, so it was perfect to receive the text reply via Open Table on the planes wifi. We worked out a few selective need to know items for the services safety and food handling and away they went planning out our evening. On arrival the table was reserved and as asked, we were seated without menus. Our server Jovani came and introduced himself and the plan for the evening. The Chef and staff created such an enjoyable atmosphere and presentation of foods, wines, and of course perfect cocktails and desert. Not one item we knew of before hand. Each presentation a complete surprise, stunning flavors and smells, and what a night! Hats off for the Chef and Jovani for providing an experience so worth having, we will be coming back for more.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Boise restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1057)
$50 and over
Fondue
Boise
About the restaurant
At the Melting Pot we specialize in fun and interactive four-course fondue dinners, great for every occasion. The fondue experience begins with a savory cheese fondue prepared tableside, followed by your choice of fresh salad. For the main event, choose from a wide variety of tantalizing meats, seafood, and fresh vegetables, certain to please even the most particular of palates. Then cook them tableside in one of our savory broths or even in traditional oil. All of our entrée selections are paired with our famous house dipping sauces, including the garden fresh green goddess, our sweet teriyaki glaze, and the tangy ginger plum sauce. And just when you think it couldn't get better, the grand finale: a choice of decadent chocolate fondues presented with a platter of sweet bits for dipping.
Top review
KenS
Dined on Mar 29, 2024
They have very good fondue! We usually select the cheese and chocolate, and it’s very filling. It’s a little expensive.
A photo of Jakers Bar and Grill - Meridian restaurant
4.2
4.2 (282)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Meridian
About the restaurant
***Please contact the restaurant if you are unable to make a reservation online at (208) 288-0898.***

At Jakers every occasion is a celebration. We welcome you to a comfortable family dinner, an intimate dinner for two, or to meet a group of friends for Happy Hour in our bar. Please contact the restaurant for large party reservations.
We have an extensive menu specializing in the highest quality Hand Cut Steaks, Seafood, Charbroiled Sirloin Burgers, Sandwiches and Fun Food. Our Drink Menu features Margaritas, 3oz Martinis, 9oz. wine pours, as well as Fun Signature Cocktails. We have wines by the Glass and a nice selection of Draft and Bottled Beer. There is a Smart Plate Menu with smaller portions and lower prices. Jakers has Kids Menus packed with fun activities as well as both Vegetarian and Gluten Free menus.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Apr 14, 2024
We had a new server, his 2nd day and he was awesome
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