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Tavern at Bown Crossing

4.2
287 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm. Sunday Brunch: 9:30am-3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm. Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 3:00pm.
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Phone number
(208) 345-2277
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cody Cornwall
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Private party facilities
Our private dining room is available for sit down dinners, business meetings, and family dinners. There is not a room fee if a minimum is spent in food and beverage. The room is located upstairs with upstairs access to a restroom. There is an elevator for handicap accessibility as well. There is a full bar, audio visual equipment, and microphones. Call to inquire about limited menus, minimums and policies.
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Catering
The Tavern can cater business events, receptions, private parties, birthdays,etc. Menus are customized for each event. Bar service available with an off-site permit.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Parkcenter Blvd.
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Parking details
Parking is located along the streets and in the back lots of the marketplace.
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Entertainment
Live music on the upstairs patio once a week during the summer, weather permitting.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 287 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

I haven’t been there in awhile and my friend and I were disappointed with the food. I had the salmon entree and my friend had the shrimp and chicken scampi. Her chicken looked and tasted inedible and it was swimming in oil. My salmon was also too oily. The baked potatoes were good but for $80 with tip I expect more. Ambiance and service are very nice.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great evening, awesome burgers. Good wine selection, good cocktails.
A fun evening, with a great waitress.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I love the Tavern and the girls are lovely and helpful......But, it seems things have changed. My husband and I used to ALWAYS get the booth we wanted, we ALWAYS got wonderful service.....but last Sunday, my daughter took me for brunch using the ONLY reservation that we could get at 2:15 and we were only allowed 8 items on the menu. Not cool. We had to go nextdoor to Flatbread. And the last 3 times that I've gone, they have seated me at high tables. I don't look or act disabled, but I am. I must have a booth. I'm sorry but I am an advocate for disabilities.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

If you’d like sushi with the rest of your table order it a half hour before everyone else. Then, you may get to eat with everyone else. I sat and watched the entire table of 5 finish their meals before my roll even hit the table.

On top of that there’s a contest to anyone who can actually find any fish in the mass of rice they bury it in.

First time, last time. Shame.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food as always. Sushi, halibut special, BBQ bacon cheeseburger, and bone-in pork loin were devoured by our group of 5. Keep up the exceptional work!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Always a favorite!

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2.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The sushi was awful rice was old and warm not cold, the waitress was acted totally put out we were there, our food took for ever and it was my husbands birthday so the entire experience was a huge disappointment. I was shocked when I got my bill way to much for what we got especially the special which the waitress didn't bother to tell us the price. This was our second time there we were looking forward to it, because the first time was great but we will not go back or recommend to anyone we know. :(

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3.0Dined on May 1, 2018

This was our first visit to the Tavern at Bown Crossing. We were seated in the bar at a little high table very close to the tables on each side. We could hear their conversations but not our own. What I was disappointed in was that we were not given a choice between being seated in the bar or in the other room with tables. As we hadn't been to this restaurant before we were unaware until we walked out that there was a whole other room with normal tables and space in between them. Had we known that before we sat down we would have requested that room. But the hostess did not ask us, she just directed us to the table we ate at. By the way, we also do not drink so we do not like to sit in "bar" situations to eat.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I love the Tavern! I am there twice a month or more. My only complaint would be that when I make a reservation and ask for a booth, there is a reason. I always got a booth until recently. I have RA and psoriatic spondylitis and it is difficult for me to not be able to stretch out my left leg, etc. If I am not in a booth. I will have to go elsewhere if they refuse to accommodate me, and It's my favorite restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

For my wife’s birthday. The total experience was very good. Our server was very nice but it was obvious that no one trained her how to serve wine. Fortunately we are not wine snobs and took matters into our own hands. We live nearby and want you to be successful.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Sunday brunch... great selection and the food is great.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We went for my wife’s birthday. It was noisy, which we don’t mind except for the fact that they sat us at a pub table in the middle of the bar area, so that made it feel very chaotic. Drinks were great. The cheese plate was ok, the items on it didn’t seem to go together, it felt like something was missing. Dinner was very good, steak perfectly cooked and the the price point would be fine except that the atmosphere didn’t fit. I certainly wouldn’t expect to pay what I did for dinner at a sports bar, which is what it felt like when we were there.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

One member of our group is a vegetarian, and didn’t realize the salad she ordered came with bacon bits.
Our server took it away and was back in a few minutes with a replacement, minus bacon bits. This was a going away lunch for a co worker; we were able to share and reminisce and become a little emotional :-( without feeling like we were on stage.
Great food, atmosphere and ambience!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Holly was such an outstanding waitress and made our anniversary dinner wonderful!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was good. Noise level made it hard to hear. Wait staff was surly.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

First time there. It is on the other side of town, but we wanted to try it out. It was a busy and rather noisy place, full of energy. Service was very good, helpful and polite. If I were rating the food on the basis of my wife’s salmon, I would have given it 5 stars. But I ordered the lamb, which was quite disappointing; slightly undercooked, and totally lacking flavor. (Note: I often order lamb when we dine out, since I [usually] love it and my wife does not). I would have rated the lamb maybe 2 stars on a good day. But overall, everything else was fine. I’d come back but order something different.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great service and food. From sushi to bone in ribeye, it was all wonderful. Wine list was expansive

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1.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The food was decent, although a vegetarian friendly place it is not. The service was horrendous from start to finish. First, our server never told us about specials - we only overheard the table next to us receive the list after we ordered. Next, she brought out my kids' dinner before everyone else's without even asking - if she had, I would have said no. Our server disappeared for a good portion of the time, never even asking about the meal. We, against better judgement, ordered the berry cobbler for dessert. After waiting for close to 30 min, it didn't arrive. We had another server track down our server and asked that she cancel the dessert and bring the bill. She then told us that the desserts are made from scratch, so take time. We couldn't wait longer and asked again for the bill. She brought it and we provided a gift card and credit card for payment. She brought the bill back, but never took the gift card amount off. We sent it back for correction, never receiving an apology. The server brought back the correct receipt and insisted we take the cobbler to go. Upon opening it at home, we found it to be a box of Costco mixed berries with brown sugar on top - it wasn't even warm - that's what a from scratch, takes 30+ min to prepare dessert looks like here. We'll never go back.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Very slow to get seated and get our food. The French dip was a little sad - I wish I could attach the picture- all bread and not a lot of meat.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on March 8, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Always a great time at The Tavern

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Overall we were very pleased we sat away from the bar so we could visit.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent as always.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Sooooooo amazing! My choice if we are ever eating out!

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Our server was terrible. So we had to request another.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

The Tavern at Bown is a neighborhood favorite. The wait staff is friendly and the food is great.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food! They give you decent portion sizes & a good variety of prices.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Great local and welcoming feel!

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

We enjoyed your restaurant very much, the food was delicious and the service was excellent; we will all be returning.
thank you

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3.0Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

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