As the only American Association of Museums-accredited art museum in Idaho, the Boise Art Museum is certainly at the top of the Idaho arts community. The museum displays artwork from around the world, including a permanent collection of contemporary American pottery.
The Discovery Center of Idaho (DCI) believes in understanding through action. A number of hands-on exhibits ensure that learning can be fun and engaging. Among other things, exhibits provide insight into sound, cartography and robotics.
The Knitting Factory was founded in 1987 and over the years has grown into Knitting Factory Entertainment, which encompasses four clubs - in Brooklyn, Hollywood, Boise, and Spokane - several record labels and other ventures. Big names like Alice In Chains, Travis Tritt, and G Love & Special Sauce grace this stage when they pass through Boise.
Today's hippest bands (think Beach House, The Cave Singers and Built to Spill) take the stage nightly at this downtown Boise club.
The Venue is an all ages, nonalcoholic concert house located in downtown Boise - the perfect place to see indie bands play without distraction.
More than just a place to see vintage and battle-tested aircraft, the Warhawk Air Museum has a variety of home-front memorabilia from World War II. In addition to such planes as the famous P-51C Mustang, the museum also has a collection of World War I replicas, including a seemingly improbable tri-wing.
Tropical escape in mainland Boise's urban downtown. Chef Lisa Buck is guided by principles of sustainability to produce her "tropical fusion cuisine". The bar is loaded with regional craft beer, wine and fresh, original and classic Tiki drinks. Enjoy Boise's only rooftop patio underneath the stars and blazing tiki torches. Late nights, check out some of Boise's best local musicians, as well as regional and national touring acts. Reservations are accepted for the main dining room and the private Hemingway room. Book your business lunch or Friday wind down in the Hemingway room.
Cottonwood Grille is a casually elegant, fine dining restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine with a focus on local products, in a relaxing riverside setting. Local specialties include fresh buffalo, elk, venison, lamb, trout, pork and seasonal fresh vegetables as well as wine from several local wineries. Also available are certified 'prime' grade beef and fresh seafood from around the world. Prime Beef is the highest grade of beef the USA certifies. They age theirs on-site for outstanding flavor, then butcher it themselves. Cottonwood Grille offers an award wining wine list, featuring unique and limited wines as well as daily favorites.The service staff at Cottonwood Grille is rigorously trained in all aspects of food and wine service. They pride themselves on the warmer ambiance of Cottonwood Grille. Looking over the Boise River, surrounded by sandstone, alder wood, and luxurious furnishings, one can't help but feel at home in this magnificent space.
Prime steaks, fresh seafood and an award winning wine list combine with friendly service and a warm, inviting atmosphere making Chandlers Steakhouse your destination of choice for a remarkable dining experience. Home of the famous "10 minute martini" enjoy live jazz 7 days a week.
One of Boise's most popular fine dining hot spots started in 1998 as a tasting room for chef and caterer John Berryhill's event clientele. The sexy 110 seat downtown restaurant boasts 18 foot ceilings and a mass of windows that open to a gorgeous courtyard with outdoor dining for another 40-50, and comfortable lounge seating with live piano jazz. A locally and globally infused Northwest menu is host to a wide variety of hors d'oeuvre offerings and affordable lunch and dinner selections from steaks to fresh seafood and pastas.
Italian-inspired. It's one of the things that makes Asiago's a memorable destination. They combine familiar Italian flavors and age-old fundamentals of Italian cooking with their own creative license to prepare a distinctive menu. Whether you enjoy traditional Italian flavors or appreciate a more adventurous, eclectic approach to your Italian cuisine -Asiago's is sure to delight.
Family style, made from scratch Indian and Pakistani cuisine. The Best in Boise and the Northwest. Everything is prepared by one chef. You can expect an extensive beer selection with micro-brews, IPA"s, Porters, and international favorite. Over 40 to choose from at any given day. You can expect food made from scratch to your liking, and entree's you won't find at your typical curry in a can Indian Diner. Expect spices to be cooked right when you order them, an extensive Vegan and Vegetarian selection. Expect a good time at an amazing location in the heart of Downtown Boise with an owner operated business.
Bella Aquila is a "ristorante romantico" with linens on the tables along with fresh flowers. The most beautiful patio in the entire Treasure Valley overlooks the North branch of the Boise River and is framed by two large rock fountains. Dress up and have a romantic dining experience with your special somebody or have a casual meal with friends or family. Private dining available for groups up to 70 people, inside or out (up to 40 in the private back room). Italian cuisine featuring house made pastas, sauces, breads and desserts prepared with the freshest local products available. Their Menu is a blend of traditional dishes from all over Italy as well as some twists and local flavors. They keep things interesting by offering seasonal, monthly and daily specials to highlight our culinary team's imagination and skills. Their delicious food is complimented by a wine list that brings some of the best that Idaho, the Pacific Northwest, California and Italy offer.