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Solid Grill & Bar

4.0
4
142 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Housed in the historic 8th St Marketplace, Solid Grill & Bar, focuses on local food, local beer & local wines. We feature eleven local beers on tap; a selection that changes based on the availability of the best offerings from the local brewers. The food is both classic and daring. The menu is wide enough to please any guest while narrow enough to ensure quality and freshness. Vaulted ceilings, brick arches, natural wood, and warm tones make Solid Grill and Bar the perfect dining getaway. The walls are decked with local art that has a distinctly Boise theme. Solid has two happy hours daily from four to six pm and ten to midnight with half priced drinks and a $1 off our unique appetizer menu. Solid stays open late! Serving dinner until midnight Sunday-Thursday & Friday and Saturday Solid stays up extra late serving full menu until 2 am in the morning. Solid has Brunch & mimosa bar on Sunday mornings starting at 11 am. See you at Solid

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mexican / Southwestern, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Daily 11:00 am–2:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (208) 345-6620

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dennis Unzicker

  • Catering

    Off site bar or food catering is available for any special event. Each party is easily tailored to suit your individual needs with endless options available.

  • Private party facilities

    Main level private room can be reserved for parties up to 30 people. Lower-level banquet room available for parties up to 50 people. Liquid Lounge can be reserved for parties up to 150 people (21 and up only for parties held at Liquid.)

  • Private party contact

    Jeremy Aevermann: (208) 371-8989

  • Neighborhood

    Boise

  • Cross street

    Broad

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking is available. Non-metered street parking available south of Myrtle and 8th Streets. Parking garages located at 9th and Front Streets and at the Hampton Inn, entrance on Capitol Blvd. First hour free in parking garages.

  • Entertainment

    Weather permitting, acoustic musicians serenade outdoor diners throughout the warmer months of the year. Live acoustic dinner music is offered indoors Wednesday nights, weekends, and first Thursdays during the winter months.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Kosher, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 142 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Idaho

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Idaho

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Boise

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Boise

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JG

    JerryG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I was really disappointed. I’ve eaten here before and had a good experience. They seated us near the back door and people kept entering and leaving through it allowing a very cold wind to enter. Even with our coats on we were cold, The food arrived and it was poor at best. Neither of us liked what we ordered (and we’ve had these dishes before). We ate the veggies on the plates and left the entrees. Waiter was competent but had no personality and really wasn’t friendly. This whole experience is a shame because Solid was one of our go-to places in the Bodo area.
  2. s

    smallportions

    Seattle

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience2
    This place is a Solid Zero. Skip it .
  3. PB

    PeggyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food and great service. Just what we were looking for in some local American "yummyiness"!
  4. AW

    AlanW

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was very prompt and friendly. The food was prepared as advertised but flavor was not what we expected. Good location.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    I should have listened to the other reviews about slow service, it took 45 minutes for our food to arrive and the restaurant was only 25% full. Food was OK, nothing great, would skip it if you have other options.
  6. AD

    ArlingtonDiner

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The burgers were very good -- seemed like good quality meat. It was nice to see several local wines on the menu, and I appreciated the generous pour. Prices were reasonable, and the servers were attentive.
  7. J

    Jovitabonita

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was excellent! So friendly and had great advice for food choices. The food was so delicious and we will definitely be back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was very quiet. atmosphere was nice. food was great. loved the crème brulee
  9. TB

    TroyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The salmon and steak were perfect. We went in for an early dinner. It was quiet, the staff was friendly and the service was prompt. They had a nice selection of craft beers on tap. We'll certainly be back.
  10. JB

    JetB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Shrimp and grits were amazing! We also enjoyed the local beers.
  11. KB

    KikiB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    We were placed into an area to the side of the main dining space. No one else was in the entire area but a large empty (15) seating table with dirty dishes. It felt like we had been placed into the forgotten corner. I know they were really busy, but we wouldn't recommend the restaurant based on our experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  13. N

    Nothanks

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    A rare night out without kids, we chose to eat here becusee it’s always been pretty good. After a patient wait for someone to come to our table after 15 minutes, I ordered a “chicken Caesar wrap with no tomatoes”. I am currently pregnant and I can’t stand the smell of tomatoes. When my food came the wrap had the dressing, lettuce and tomatoes in it… only. I said no big deal and picked out the tomatoes only to find there was no chicken. I had to walk to the bar after waiting 10 more minutes for someone to come help. I explained I had no chicken. The server says to me “you have to specify that you want chicken” which I know I had but just said “oh okay I’m sorry, can I just get a grilled piece of chicken and I’ll throw it on?” Not even 1 minute later does she bring me a bowl of shredded taco chicken. I did not eat my wrap and paid 12.99 for it. She said “sorry about that” as she took my plate away. It’s so hard to go out and spend money when you’re uncertain if you will be mostly pleased in the end. I’ve been to solid a handful of times and this was the only bad time but I wouldn’t go back anytime soon based on the experience I had.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, food was delicious as were our Mojitos!
  15. DK

    DirkK

    Boise

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lively place with a fun atmosphere and great food. The chocolate bread pudding was AMAZING! They were shorthanded on staff, but our server did an incredible job keeping up with the room and the food was well-prepared, hot, and tasty when it arrived.
  16. CS

    CSCSCSCS

    Boise

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Over all nasty. The service was very slow. My husband and I waited 45 minutes to get our food and then took one bight and were actually gagging on the spices. Are food wasn't supposed to have spice in it at all and it was drenched in it. We didn't eat another bite. We waited another 45 minutes for our server to even come back and check on us. We had other plans that night but since we had to wait so long to get our food and be taken care of we had to call are night short because we had to go get the kids from my in-laws. The restaurant also smelled heavily of cigaret smoke witch was very off putting. We got home and both my husband and I were very sick. We will never come back. We wanted to go some place we had never been before and this place was just over the top gross and we can't even understand how they are still in business this was the worst food and serves we have ever had I can't believe it took so long to get our food and to then get any serves from the waitress. We were hoping to just get a quick bite and go out and have a fun date night but thanks to this place taking forever and our night was ruined. Just so despicable.
  17. RM

    RobM

    Boise

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were seated by the hostess and sat for 30 minutes without being helped by any of the wait staff. We walked out with no service.
  18. TS

    TimothyS

    Boise

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It was what I expected. There were no surprises. Good food and service. I have been there before and I will go agsin
  19. DC

    DevonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was quick to serve and very polite. The atmosphere was not too crazy but it's still a bar, so moderate noise was expected. We enjoyed the food overall, everything tasted good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Service was good just below, but that’s expected right now. The staff were working hard and we enjoyed our dinner.
  21. SC

    SarahC

    Boise

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their food is always great and their portions are huge too. Be ready to eat! We visited for Restaurant Week and really enjoyed ourselves. Solid doesn't get as much press/coverage as other restaurants but their prices are very reasonable and food is always cooked to perfection.
  22. AU

    AliciaU

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. Even though they are short staffed the service was fantastic.
  23. BW

    BridgetteW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Our server was great. My husbands meal was delivered 30 minutes after the rest of us finished our meal. I understand that staff is short, however, there were no apologies or reasons for the lateness. Unacceptable.
  24. NB

    NadineB

    Boise

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sold Grill's location with the outside balcony makes the dining experience fun. The mojitos added to the fun atmosphere. The extensive menu provided lots of choices. There seemed to be something for every taste.
  25. EW

    EileenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice meal and the staff were very considerate and our waitress was outstanding!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service but food was mediocre
  27. LM

    LeslieM

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I was able to get into this restaurant at the last minute on a Saturday night. Should have been the 1st clue. The service was strained as servers 2nd day was a busy Saturday. She needed more training before waiting on table. Drinks made were great and food ordered was very good. There are so many great options downtown so this wouldn’t be my 1st choice to go back to.
  28. JE

    JEEPSTER67

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and enjoyed the food. Had to use a menu to cover the air vent under the table that we had along the windows.
  29. SA

    SAM83702

    Boise

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, as usual. Our server Olek (I’m sure I spelled that wrong) was exceptional! Their brunch is so good.
  30. MP

    MartaP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My daughter loved the Mac and cheese with bacon. It was really good!! Service was good and clean.
  31. MH

    MichelleH

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good service, good value. We had a fantastic time with friends!
  32. k

    kelli75095

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Food was good, but the service was awful. We sat down and waited over 10 minutes for a server to come take our drink order. Then another 20 minutes to get him to take our order. Then we waited over an HOUR to get our food. We couldn’t get refills on our drinks. We almost walked out. No communication from the server. He just ignored us because he knew we were getting mad about the wait. It was a bad experience. The only thing that saves them was the food was good. But we will never go back.
  33. CC

    ChrisC

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, the music was amazing, just the overall atmosphere in this place was so relaxing.
  34. SF

    SherryF

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our dinners were great, but the risotto could have been cooked a little longer. Great staff!
  35. RC

    RobertC

    Boise

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food was excellent. A good time all around.
  36. NM

    NadaM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent waiter, food was good and timely, clean place
  37. JM

    JenniM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recommend the roasted chicken, it was very good.
  38. SG

    SkyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was fantastic! We were quickly seated and the environment was amazing. Our server, Ramsey, was so very kind and awesome. We had a very nice time and absolutely will be returning. Food was so good also!
  39. AC

    AandC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We have been to Solid a few times in the past and really enjoyed it, but this trip was not our favorite. The service was not friendly at all, and the food was not great. We went for brunch and got a brunch sandwich, and "orange citrus" french toast. The sandwich my man had was alright, but the orange french toast was awful. It was saugy and the orange zest did not pair well with french toast. I'll stick to a safer choice next time instead of branching out. We also got their hashbrowns because the last time we went we LOVED them (they have just a little bit of cheese melted on them), but this time they were extremely burnt, and the portion was TINY. Really disappointed. We will still be back because we love the atmosphere and in the past we've had great experiences, but we hope that next time will be a lot better.
  40. MO

    MOne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    Our server was really cool but the restaurant ran out of burgers! Not his fault of course. The food we ordered was not good. No seasoning on steak and it was overcooked. Fried chicken was overly breaded and over fried.

FAQs

Solid Grill & Bar is rated 4 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Solid Grill & Bar

405 S 8th Street STE 100 Boise, ID 83702

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broad

  • Neighborhood

    Boise

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Daily 11:00 am–2:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mexican / Southwestern, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking is available. Non-metered street parking available south of Myrtle and 8th Streets. Parking garages located at 9th and Front Streets and at the Hampton Inn, entrance on Capitol Blvd. First hour free in parking garages.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dennis Unzicker

  • Entertainment

    Weather permitting, acoustic musicians serenade outdoor diners throughout the warmer months of the year. Live acoustic dinner music is offered indoors Wednesday nights, weekends, and first Thursdays during the winter months.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Kosher, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (208) 345-6620

  • Catering

    Off site bar or food catering is available for any special event. Each party is easily tailored to suit your individual needs with endless options available.

  • Private party facilities

    Main level private room can be reserved for parties up to 30 people. Lower-level banquet room available for parties up to 50 people. Liquid Lounge can be reserved for parties up to 150 people (21 and up only for parties held at Liquid.)

  • Private party contact

    Jeremy Aevermann: (208) 371-8989

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