Tavern at Bown Crossing

4.4
364 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a very good Boulevardier and the Carne Asada Ensalada. My companion really enjoyed the salmon and a chardonnay. We can always count on a good meal here. One of our regular haunts.

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LS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent sashimi and rolls. Responsibly sourced and delicious.

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San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and atmosphere. Relatively quiet for a large open environment. Large portions. We’ll be back!!

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for friend

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Boise
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the halibut special and it was cooked to perfection. Not overdone as so many restaurants do it.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and a work of art. A very pleasant meal.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our server didn't point out that there was a Happy Hour, we barely got an order in. Dinner for 4 took forever - adjoining tables that ordered later, got their food first. No bread basket. The Wagu steak was disappointing, not nearly as tender as expected, chicken was dry. We've been going to the Tavern for years, this experience was very disappointing.

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Boise
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for happy hour with friends! The prices are a bit high but the atmosphere and service are worth it. Love the new updated decor too.

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Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

My mom likes to go due to the closeness to her house. The food is normally subpar and I go in expecting that but this morning was even worse than subpar. The potatoes were over cooked the “fruit” was sad. Basic egg cooking instructions weren’t followed. With that being said the service was amazing and I am sorry our server and the FOH manager work in a place where the food could never meet their service. (Don’t know servers name but blonde with shoulder length hair and Manager was smaller lady with shorter brown hair)

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San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was very good. Super friendly server. Sadly the food was disappointing - my “impossible burger” was way over cooked & my soup lacked much flavor. The Brussels sprouts had good flavor but were way over sauced. My daughter had the wedge salad which was good but the walnuts were not really “spiced” & lacked real flavor & the bacon was WAY over cooked.

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Boise
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love this local, casual stop. The food is great, the service is always top notch.

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DJ
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Mediocre food at premium prices with little to no ambiance.

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MS
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my go to places with a date. They always accommodate my seating request and are flexible when I need to change reservation times. Great atmosphere!

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had happy hour wine and a sushi roll, so can’t extend more on the food. I will certainly go back for a full meal.

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LY
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server made this place! She was great and very considerate.

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Servers are great! Food arrives within 12 minuyes.

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was awesome & our service was spectacular! I made reservations online 5 days in advance from The Tavern’s website & that made it really easy. I requested a booth but only got a half booth so that was a bit disappointing because my Dad & his wife are in their 80’s & I have a bad back. It was really busy because it was a Friday night so the noise level was very high!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was Crystal, she was amazing and made our Valentine’s Day dinner even more special. The atmosphere was nice and will be going back again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing dinner and service as well! Couldn’t be happier!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice Valentine’s Day dinner

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KD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A friend recommended this restaurant. Our food was okay, but not as good as we expected, especially for the price. Our sushi roll was dry and the calamari breading fell apart on our platter. Our server was attentive, however we were never told about the dinner special that we overheard being described to other diners. Maybe the entrees are better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
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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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 2, 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 26, 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 26, 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 25, 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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Anchorage
1 review
Dined on January 25, 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 19, 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 12, 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
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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 11, 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 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tavern is always our go to place!!

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Boise
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 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 29, 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
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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Boise
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 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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Boise
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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Boise
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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