Had a good meal but we were seated in the bar which I did not expect since we had reservations. The bar seating was cramped and noisy not what I wanted or expected.
Usually the Tavern at Bown Crossing has fairly good food and great service. This particular evening the sushi was old, brown, and unappealing. The waiter was terrible - purposely terrible. He ignored us and when he did come over didn't even look at us.
We have been to the Tavern several times over the last 18 months since moving to Boise and have been less and less delighted each time. The service is ok. One of our steaks was undercooked and sending it back was a little clunky because the servers are just a little unsophisticated. The benches in both the bar and the front area are worn and quite uncomfortable. It is a shame because we love the location and want to want to dine here. It just isn’t great compared to all the other options in Boise.
We were told our table had been given to someone else when we arrived so we got sat in the bar area which was noisy. We could have waited 20-30 more minutes for a booth. The birthday girl is sensitive to noise, hence the reservation for a table on open table and not open seating in a bar area. I tried to make a reservation as to avoid bar seating but it didn't work out unfortunately. We had a great server in the bar and the food was excellent so overall it was decent!
Always a great time at The Tavern
Overall we were very pleased we sat away from the bar so we could visit.
I ordered a Pork Chop and a Moscow Mule. The food and drinks along with the service was excellent and the view from the side of the restaurant that I sat on was great. The meal ended up being pretty pricey, but I would go back again just not too often.
Excellent as always.
Sooooooo amazing! My choice if we are ever eating out!
Enjoyed a great dinner and excellent service staff. New server in training and she did a great job! Also, handled a couple special requests for our dinners with no difficulties. Will be back.
Our server was terrible. So we had to request another.
The Tavern at Bown is a neighborhood favorite. The wait staff is friendly and the food is great.
The food was not great. My meal was ok, but a few meals were badly seasoned. Just some odd flavors. Service was kinda slow. Overall good vibe. Out of 5 people in our party only 2 were satisfied with their whole meal and one pushed their plate aside. Compared to other steakhouses in the area, prices were ok, but would have rather spent the money to have a perfect birthday celebration. Just overall disappointing.
This was our third visit to the Tavern. Each time it has been packed with people and we received top notch service and quality food. The sushi was some of the best I have ever had. Very impressed with this place and would highly recommend it. Nice variety of food options. From reasonable burgers to high end steaks and seafood.
Excellent food! They give you decent portion sizes & a good variety of prices.
Don't eat here. As soon as we were seated the hostess asked when we thought we would be done since they had another reservation. My crab was disgusting, freezer burned and rubbery. I opted not to have another dish. They charged me for the full plate. Manager said the waitress claimed I at it all and he said it was Open Tables fault for their over booking problem. Take my advice and go somewhere else.
We were there for three hours. It took a significant amount of time to get drinks, to have our server come back for an appetizer order, for our food order, and ultimately to obtain our check. We weren’t in a hurry but never dreamt we’d be there that long.
Tavern at Bown Crossing is a steak and sushi place, our go-to for business or special occasions. It’s a little pricey for everyday dining. For example, sushi for two with a couple glasses of wine each is around $100. Food is good. Reservations accepted. Nice rooftop dining with scenic view in summer only.
Great local and welcoming feel!
We enjoyed your restaurant very much, the food was delicious and the service was excellent; we will all be returning.
Service truly out did the food meat was tough and far from hot, cheese tray is very over priced,
Au gratin potatoes not very good seemed to me they came out of a Food Service of America pre package container. I sure have had better meals.
Have celebrated two family occasions here when I come to Boise from New York. Every bit as delicuIous as the best of restaurants in the Big Apple! Although the lamb chops were a bit skimpy for my man-size son-in-law. Friendly service and amazing drink prices!
Seated near entry, after asking for a warm spot,every time the door opened we froze. Good food, fair service,sever seemed rushed. Cost was high for the food and cocktails.
It might seem strange to have a sushi menu and a steakhouse menu on the same menu, but it works.
A wide variety of good food choices, from salads, burgers, pasta and sushi to steak. Truly, something great for everyone.
I love the atmosphere and the food is excellent, usually.
I have an allergy to shrimp and stated this in my on line reservation . I reminded the waitress about the allergy and when I order the salmon corn chowder asked if it was shell fish base.. .she said no.. I took a bite and she raced back to tell me it was. YIKES !!... Coffee took care of it... but someone who is much more allergic than I am would have been in bad shape. My suggestions is double and triple check if you have a food allergy, Otherwise beautiful place and lovely food.
Always a great choice for our group for lunch. Wait staff was attentive, but did not intrude.
Delicious meal. I had the pork chop, husband had a filet, and friend had the halibut special...all wonderful.
Very nice service with great food and ambiance!
Unfortunately they did not have the mussels appetizer. So I ordered the halibut special instead and when I got my check learned it was $40! I emailed the restaurant afterwards and they did not respond.
Tavern is always dependable for a fabulous meal!!!
EXCELLENT- love it! I am a regular customer and will come again and again!!
Unfortunately after waiting about 20 minutes for our meal, our waiter informed us that my steak had been dropped on the floor so had a longer wait and the steak was overdone when it came. We were offered a complimentary dessert which we accepted. It was a great berry cobbler. We usually have excellent meat when we go there and will go back again. It was our 33rd wedding anniversary so we were celebrating by having dinner there.
The food was terrific but the hostess didn't want to seat us because we didn't have a reservation. She said there was no seating for an hour and a half. We promptly looked at open table, and made a reservation for 5 minutes later. She didn't know what to say. Our server was terrible.He was inattentive and never came back to check on us. Our water glasses were bone dry. There really wasn't much of an opportunity to even get his attention without yelling for him. The food was the star. Great sashimi, appetizers and entrees.
Not impressed with the sushi at all. Took forever for us to get it and then the avocado in the rolls were hard rice was hard crab was rubby and dry. Waitress was so infriendly and not personable and never even smiled. You could tell she really hated her job! Won't come back and for sure won't refer it to anyone.
We just ate there on Thursday night around 8:00. The tables were dirty, even though they had just cleaned a spot outside for us. Condiments were caked with food. Food was okay but spends. We had never been in the neighborhood, we will another place because it is such a nice area. We read Yelp reviews for this restaurant, and I will not be trusting their recommends again.
We travel to Boise often trying out many different resturants, I would not eat here again and I would be worried about buying a steak here after eating the pork sandwich, the potato casserole side and the chicken salad.
We had some sushi and Kung Pao calamari and a couple of cocktails. Ashlyn was our waitress and did a great job. The sushi was just ok but I am reminded that Boise isn't necessarily the best place for fresh seafood. We will try again though for sure and order other items.
My waiter was exceptional! It was a bit noisy, as a band was playing outside. The tavern needs more room to accommodate all of the people wanting to get in there!
Very vibrant scene. Food was delicious. Lots of people watching going on. Looks like there might have been a street festival going on. Live music under a tent. Loved the pork chop and the AuGratin potatoes were amazing.