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About Tavern at Bown Crossing

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.

3111 S. Bown Way
Boise, ID 83706
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Sushi

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.

Cross Street:
Parkcenter Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(208) 345-2277

Website:
http://www.tavernatbown.com/

Entertainment:
Live music on the upstairs patio once a week during the summer, weather permitting.

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.

Parking Details:
Parking is located along the streets and in the back lots of the marketplace.

Executive Chef:
Cody Cornwall

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Tavern at Bown Crossing Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Romantic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

As expected

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 (Boise)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It might seem strange to have a sushi menu and a steakhouse menu on the same menu, but it works.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 31, 2017

A wide variety of good food choices, from salads, burgers, pasta and sushi to steak. Truly, something great for everyone.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always a great choice for our group for lunch. Wait staff was attentive, but did not intrude.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Delicious meal. I had the pork chop, husband had a filet, and friend had the halibut special...all wonderful.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very nice service with great food and ambiance!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 26, 2017

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.

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 (Boise)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Tavern is always dependable for a fabulous meal!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

EXCELLENT- love it! I am a regular customer and will come again and again!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 23, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Disabled Access
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

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.

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 (Boise)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Don't go unless you have plenty of time. We had an hour and a half and it took about 45 to 50 min to get our food. Because we were going to Shakespeare we had to get our bill at the same time we finally received our food. The waitress apologized several times saying they had a party upstairs. They did not have any straws for the drinks. Will try another restraint in Bowen Crossing for our theater dinner next month

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

I actually ate at the Tavern twice this week. The first time on the patio, sharing a burger and salad with a friend. Nothing exceptional but no complaints.

By coincidence we ended up there for a family dinner a few days later. This time I do have complaints. First, their AC was broken. On a NINETY+ degree day. I get that these things happen, but they handled it poorly. They had my information via the rez but no one alerted us ahead of time, nor did they mention it when we arrived, nor did the server address it until we asked. We had a baby and several elderly folks in our group and they were all particularly uncomfortable. There was no offer of a discount for the inconvenience either.

Additionally, two in our group had the carne asada salad and they were both pretty awful. They came on a bed of iceberg lettuce (aside from a wedge, iceberg simply has no business in a salad), the meat was super dry and maybe worst of all- it was a highly unnatural neon pink/orange color. Two of us had the Thai chicken salad, also on iceberg.

The service wasn't terrible but could have been better. Overall it was not a great dining experience. At their prices and location they need to do better.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This is a place that I really want to like because of the location and the outdoor area. However, the food was horribly disappointing and the service was lackluster. Two people at my table ordered steak and they were very overcooked. The chicken and shrimp scampi was flavorless and the shrimp were overcooked and rubbery. The mashed potatoes were so-so. The food seems very over-priced for the quality. The service was okay but the server seemed busy and didn't have much personality. If I went here again, it would be for drinks and an appetizer, not for the over-priced entrees food. Very disappointed.

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 (Boise)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I have eaten at the Tavern at Bown Crossing probably a dozen times in the last few years and have always had great experiences there. We went past the Owyhee Tavern on our way to Bown Crossing simply because we wanted sushi as an appetizer and I do not think that they have it at Owyhee (also a great place!).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined on June 5, 2017

We always enjoy the Tavern--great food and excellent service!

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (Boise)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great place. Outstanding service. Took good care of our group picture

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 (Boise)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Came there to try the steak and was not disappointed. Tried the filet and it was easily a 9/10. Also the au gratin potatoes are like nothing I've ever seen from another restaurant and taste divine. It's a little noisy but not too bad. Location is great and service was wonderful. Will definitely be coming back for more.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Not very impressive. Very loud environment near the bar. Food was fair, and prices relatively high.

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 (Boise)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The service ruined what would otherwise have been a lovely time. The wait staff seems to care little about their customers...more concerned with themselves. Two employees argued at the wait station, an angry man was turned away, our waiter was not friendly, they switched waiters on us without even saying why, we felt like an inconvenience. Food was delicious but I will go somewhere I feel welcome.

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 (Boise)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I have mixed feelings about our experience. We went for Mother's Day brunch. The restaurant was busy, as expected, but the service was very slow. It took more than 45 minutes to get our order, and it was cold when it reached our table. But I have to give the Tavern points for working hard to make things right. The manager cut our bill in half, and the kitchen redid our orders (instead of just microwaving the first order). The second time around, the food was very good, and in the end, that's what really counts. I've eaten here before and enjoyed it. I'd come back again, because the staff really made an extra effort to get it right.

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 (Boise)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Another poor experience here. Mother's Day breakfast - had reservations. Seated in timely manner. Waitress was polite and attentive. To cut to the chase, took forever to get simple breakfast items; omelette, Benedict, French toast. Excuse was that they "had a large party". I can virtually guarantee that 90+% of their patrons had reservations, so how does one "large party" disrupt timely service. As often happens when food is not on time, some dishes were served lukewarm. This place tries to present as fine dining, but they can't even get the basics of casual dining down. I've given The Tavern multiple chances to redeem itself and every time it fails miserably. I'm done with this place. Sadly, it sucks.

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 (Boise)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Both our meals were served quite cold (Eggs Benedict) at a time when the restaurant was not busy. Coffee was hot but only average flavor.

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 (Boise)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Food was good. This restaurant is always too cold.

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 (Boise)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Brought my parents here who were visiting from out of state & they loved it. Great food. Got the Thai Chicken Salad & the dressing was amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Boise)·Dined on April 19, 2017

We brought out of town guests to the Tavern, our favorite spot in SE Boise. It did not disappoint! Great service and nice variety of dishes to choose from. Our group choices ranged from rack of lamb to entree salad to sushi! Our friends loved it too!

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Healthy
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 (Boise)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Excellent brunch and service.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual
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vip
 (Boise)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Tavern is always a great spot for dinner It's casual modern atmosphere offers a wide variety of menu options. Their evening specials are always prepared perfectly and the halibut was delicious! Portions are large and I recommend sharing especially if you enjoy an appetizer first. Staff are friendly and fun!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Phil always provides great service...prompt, professional, friendly!
The food is very good, I especially like the shrimp cocktail!
Great bar scene, energetic, yet you can have a business discussion at the same time.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Hadn't been to the Tavern at Bown Crossing before. My lovely wife and I were looking for a place to be away from the kids that had great atmosphere and good food. The appetizers and mixed drinks we shared were 5 star amazing. That's all we had time for and we loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Best grilled salmon in town. Great friendly servers. Easy parking. One of our favorites!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Great food, Friendly service, and a great Bloody Mary.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 6, 2017

We made a reservation for four people about 3-4 days before. Yet when we arrived, they told us they had to "juggle" some things around, since they were very busy and had some big parties coming in. We were asked to be sure and be out by 8:15. We thought this was very rude. There was a family of four seated just before us with no reservation, and they were seated in a booth (which we requested in our reservation). Instead we were taken to the other side and seated at a booth for 8-10 and had to yell in order to talk to one another. Just a bad experience overall. Our server was clearly trying to get rid of us early. She stood and waited for us to get all of our money our, etc. instead of walking away and coming back for the check. But not to worry - we were out of there with 25 minutes to spare.

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