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About Solid Grill & Bar

Housed in the historic 8th St Marketplace, Solid Grill & Bar, focuses on local food and beers. 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 unique appetizer menu. Every Friday and Saturday Solid stays up extra late serving breakfast from midnight to four in the morning.

405 S 8th Street STE 100
Boise, ID 83702
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Broad

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(208) 345-6620

Website:
http://www.solidboise.com/

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.

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.

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.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Solid Grill & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

3.7

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our waitress "Kat" did an excellent job. The only disappointment was 2 different online menu's showed a ribeye with different methods of presentation. No ribeye's on the actual menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a wonderful birthday celebration. Booked the table on line. Everyone was super attentive and VERY NICE. Meredith was our server and she was awesome. Just a great evening at a terrific venue!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We really enjoyed Solid. Good sandwiches all around, excellent service and a nice “city” vibe. Close to movie theatre, breweries - good end of evening destination in downtown Boise.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, People Watching
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and great service. The wait staff were very attentive but not over bearing, food selection was very creative and very tasty.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food is good, surprisingly good. But, service and ambience is a bit too casual.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went to Solid for Restaurant Week. I'm not a fan of pumpkin in general, but the pumpkin-and-something- I-don't-recall bisque was terrific. The catfish and grits was almost as good. Friendly, unpretentious place. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I normally stick with my go-to gyro (the best in town in my opinion!) but we tried the hummus (great) and the nachos on this visit. Unfortunately the nachos were overcooked, not enough cheese and the cheese on there was brown and crispy, they were overloaded with jalepenos and a little disappointing for the price. This won't deter us from coming back though!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Very good service, entertainment outside that night wasn't great so we left early

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Singer on patio was horrible! Too loud for the location. She tried to overcompensate for her off-key singing by pounding on her electric keyboard. The table conversation was a struggle Server had an attitude too, like she was put out to have to repeatedly return to our table for a new bar order because they were out of the beer my husband was ordering. Took three trips. Food was okay but nothing special.

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 (Boise)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Love the portabella Greek salad with grilled shrimp...Yum 👍

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 (Boise)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I never realized Solid was more than a bar and had food. I was even more surprised to find that it was really good food! My husband and I shared the risotto bites (and almost licked the plate clean because they were so delicious), the sweet potato enchiladas (kind of a small portion, which normally is fine, except they were so good we wanted more), the steak salad (also great) and the bread pudding (which was not the best I've ever had but was still a really good bread pudding).

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Boise)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great father's day dinner! Patio seating in historic Boise, live music not too loud, good food! Only minor complication was that our table and neighbor's did not have silverware. A fact that the server missed so we both were forced to walk inside to ask for some. A minor detail overall. Server was very attentive otherwise.

Tags: Live Music, Fun
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 (Boise)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We went here for Father's Day and really enjoyed the food. The wine platter was a great starter and the drinks were tasty!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Boise)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Great food and service steak was overcooked but other than that things were great

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 (Boise)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined on April 6, 2017

I always love coming to Solid! Great food and great atmosphere!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Great staff. Attentive when you need them and, in the background when you do not.

Tags: Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 27, 2016

We were weary after a full day of driving and we just wanted good food and casual atmosphere.
We had friendly and professional wait help, delicious food that was well prepared...we sat inside because there was music outside and we wanted a place where the four of us could converse. It was a little noisy inside, but ok. Wish I were in Boise more often.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Casual
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 (Boise)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Great patio with mist in hot weather. Large varied menu and good happy hour value. Excellent location in BODO.

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 (Boise)·Dined on June 16, 2016

We wanted something that allowed us to visit with friends, while having drinks and dinner. Solid came through with a venue that was quiet enough on the inside, while on the patio guests were enjoying live music. The music was not too loud and allowed us a nice background entertainment.

The food was great and the service was exceptional!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined on May 24, 2016

The food was excellent and plentiful. Definitely good value. The service , at times, painfully slow. Our server was friendly, but, unfortunately the kitchen was not keeping up. He kept apologizing for how long our food was taking.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Boise)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Nothing special, decent food, good service. Overall a nice place.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Good service. Great chili.

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 (Boise)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Food tasted as if it was prepared hours before, grits were dry, cooked vegetables were mushy; drinks where weak and service was slow. Don't waste your time at Solid Grill & Bar.

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 (Boise)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Excellent menu selection and service.

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Our waitress was knowledgable and recognized that I liked darker beers. She suggested we try three other beers and sold two of them. Unfortunately, we couldn't fill our growler since we didn't have a cap.
Food was decent, huge portions! The risotto was flavored like Spanish rice and would be better as a brown rice or long grain. Fries were delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 21, 2015

We had a nice dinner at Solid. Our table was ready when we arrived and our drink orders were filled quickly. The menu is balanced with a bit of a focus on bistro-style. My wife had the herb-grilled chicken with risotto - she loved the chicken but passed on the risotto - just wasn't her style. I had shrimp and grits with roasted onions and peppers - good flavor and portion. Dessert was pumpkin cheesecake (not as creamy as I had hoped) and bread pudding (good but a bit firm) - we shared both. Service was good throughout. Overall, a nice dinner at Solid.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 6, 2015

this was an OK experience. Nice presentation on the food. The catfish was OK, advertised as pan fried but I suspect it was deep fried. Half the steak was edible but that half was tasty. The rest fat and gristle. The waitress was very distracted, more interested in running back and forth to a large table than checking in on us. Had to wait till half way through my main dish to get the glass of wine I ordered when the first course arrived. Long wait between courses as well. Good happy hour though. Would recommend with reservations

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 23, 2015

Great prices, food and service. We really enjoyed our meals.

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 (Boise)·Dined on March 13, 2015

First time I'd been to Solid for dinner. Wife had the ribeye, I had the salmon. Both well-executed, a perfect start to our night out sans kiddos.

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 (Boise)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Found this place last minute for Valentine's Day, had an opening at 8:30, went in at 8 and they seated us right then! Both my girlfriend and I ordered sandwiches, they were on our table within 8 minutes! Fast! And delicious, will be coming back later

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Boise)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Went for dinner on valentine's day. The staff was so polite and willing to help each other out clearing tables, bringing out drinks, ect. We shared the artichoke dip, the chicken and waffles entree, and the raspberry cheesecake with a brownie crust... which was amazing. Definitely recommend if you want to relax, eat good reasonably priced food, and enjoy the company of whoever is with you.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2014

Live music was kind of not good - could hardly have a conversation at the same table

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined on May 17, 2014

Can't beat the atmosphere or beer list. That's why we went. Great service too. Menu seems ambivalent between gourmet and pub (more towards pub). I recommend them going more gourmet, although I understand the balancing act with beer.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined on April 10, 2014

Three of the orders were wrong, one had a hair in it. One of the guests sat and waited for food while everyone else finished. When that food was brought out, the order was still wrong. Ketchup was also asked for, and the waitress had it in her apron and never dropped it off. I have ate their before and service and food was great, not sure what happened that day.

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 (Boise)·Dined on March 7, 2014

The food is fantastic. The chicken cordon blue had a nice twist of bacon. It's a great place to go when you want to spend a little extra money.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 1, 2014

Service sucked could not get drinks did not put are hole order in and one person never even got their food

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 (Boise)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Fun downtown vibe, great comfort food menu. Something for everybody. Nikki was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Boise)·Dined on February 1, 2014

Worst dining experience I've had in Boise.

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 31, 2013

We had dinner there on New Year's Eve. We were seated promptly and the food was delicious. We brought in our own champagne and wine and their corkage fees were only $10.00. There were four of us and between us we had the Rib-Eye Steak, Shrimp and Grits and the Chicken Corden Bleu and all were delicious. The clams (for being frozen) were very good as an appetizer.

Would definitely return to this restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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