Tavern at Bown Crossing

4.4
343 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Tavern at Bown Crossing is a unique dining experience offering sushi, USDA prime grade steaks, daily seafood specials, burgers, sandwiches and salads. There is a full bar with an extensive wine list, great classic cocktails, sake and draught beers. Happy Hour is available Mon.-Sat. Brunch is served on Sundays from an ala carte menu from 9:30-3 p.m. Our tables range from higher tables in the bar area with a more energetic atmosphere, or booths or a quieter area with lower tables.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently great. Lunch or dinner they never disappoint. One of our favorite spots. Thank you

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V
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had my sister with me, from California, and it was so much fun. Our waitress, gosh I wish I remembered her name, she was so fun. She gave us all ideas about what to eat, and how we could get more from the Happy Hour Menu and then the main menu. She was absolutely darling. We had the best time. I couldn't get a table at Barbacoa until later and thought I wanted to take them there, but this place was so much better. Seriously fun food, beautifully plated, delicious, great ambiance. Loved it. This will be our go-to place for our next out-of-towner guests.

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TB
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alysa is seriously the best waitress I have ever had ANY WHERE!!! I loved her humor and she never forgot us at our table. Never had to ask one time for water refills. She was absolutely amazing. She made our time at The Tavern even more special.

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j
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was great, the service attentive! Just a bit loud.

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Boise
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Disappointed to be seated in the sushi side of the Tavern. The vibe is cold and our server was not attentive. Disappointing for the price.

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JR
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great ambiance. Can always depend on 6 oz filet to hit the spot. Good place to meet with friends and visit.

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OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were both great. My only complaint is how tightly packed in the tables are... as a former server myself, I couldn’t imagine working in such a cramped space

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Boise
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was fantastic! And, I tried a new drink, Pink Pear. Very good. We’ll be back. Thanks for a great evening.

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EW
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

We informed the restaurant before and at arrival that it was wife’s 50th birthday, they didn’t even acknowledge it. My steak was so salty I had to send back, which I never do. A new steak returned after everyone was done eating. Sorry, not a good experience.

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Boise
17 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was ok. We’ve been many times but we
Were seated right next to the door even tho we’d made reservations a couple days before. It was just very drafty. Service wasn’t real swift. But they did bring all our entrees together. Food was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

It took 40 after we ordered to get our food and when we finally got it it was cold. It also was too late to do anything about it because we had an event to get to.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Kung-pao calamari was amazing!!! Will definitely be back!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tavern is always our go to place!!

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AB
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We picked this because it is close to the airport, and we wanted to have dinner with friends who were catching a flight. Food was good, something on the menu for everyone, from Sushi to Pasta to a killer burger. I would probably give it a 5 except it was extremely noisy with a crowd just back from skiing and talking as if they were still on the slopes. Even though we live out at Middleton, we'll probably be back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely dinner - only issue - which is out of the Tavern's hands, was very very loud, shouty man at the table next to us - maybe tables need to be spaced a little farther apart - with soundproof partitions - lol

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DC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and excellent service. Best burgers in town.

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OT
Boise
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was not rushed. The food was good, although the bruschetta appetizer was a bit unwieldy. The champagne sauce on the scallops was a bit overwhelming, as though the sauce had not cooked long enough to temper the flavor of the alcohol. The steak was properly prepared and delicious and the coconut shrimp appetizer was outstanding!

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B
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Best nachos anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great tavern cut ribeye. Great service. Great atmosphere. Just plain great

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JB
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We ordered our steak medium. It came medium well. As much as we dine at The Tavern we should have been comped for the meal. Never had this problem before.

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H
Boise
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Steak was excellent

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NK
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service were excellent as always. Whenever we visit Boise we come dine here.

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B
Boise
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always spot on. Sushi is excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great night out. This was our first time checking this place out and will most likely be back soon. Food and drinks were good. Waitress seemed happy, friendly and energetic.

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w
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was really good. Unfortunately the service was very bad. Service doesn’t line up with the price of the food.

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LB
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant ever! Amazing food, service and ambiance!

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Boise
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Took a guest for their first time on a Saturday night. Restaurant was very busy, the bar was very slow at getting our drinks, but food arrived at reasonable time. Food was very good, the salmon was excellent. Also ordered the potatoes au gratin which was a huge portion and the fresh veggies were nicely cooked. We all enjoyed our meals and our friend was impressed.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always amazing at The Tavern

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B
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great location. Salads and steaks are fantastic. mahi-mahi and chicken dishes not fabulous

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elisa was great, sushi has been amazing lately. Good people at the Tav.

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DR
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tavern is one of our favorite spots in Boise. We will be back.

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EP
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Your menu is okay but 2 pages of sushi? The other most offered option is beef which is okay some of the time. Was glad to see your special was fish that night. Need to offer more options like that. And your prices are high I think mostly because of the neighborhood. Can get same type of menu just as good for far less at other places. Your wine pours are pretty small for the price. service was very good. why I needed a reservation at 4 pm was beyond me.

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BC
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent American cuisine with Idaho flavor. Restaurant is an active community supporter and member of local Chamber of Commerce, always a positive.

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CW
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lots of good food choices and very flavorful.

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LH
Boise
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place for get together or dinner - wife variety of food options !

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SE
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I went here in Summer time. Patio nice, food good, service slow. Nice location.

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G
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from the staff. Good wine selection and the food is prepared exactly as ordered. A real neighborhood tavern feel to the place; it seems like you can start up a chat at anytime.

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KR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The angel hair pasta with the lemon tarragon sauce and lobster tail was amazing!!! My mouth still waters just thinking about it!

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WA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food with generous reasonably priced offerings. Not a quiet cozy nook but not overly noisy either. Prompt friendly service by an attentive server who got the order correct and refilled drinks without us asking. It is all the way across town from our home but we will be back.

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M
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! I really need to sit in a low booth and the hostess was very accommodating. I have conditions that call for me to need low, comfortable seating, I am not just being picky. My husband and I eat brunch at the Tavern frequently and there have been times when I have been forced to sit at a high table even when we had a reservation and I asked for a booth. But this last time, they accommodated us - thankfully as we love coming there!

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