Valentine’s Day is all about surprises, so rather than taking your lover to your favorite restaurant, how about finding someplace the two of you have never been? To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best romantic restaurants in Boise. Only the best romantic restaurants Boise has to offer made the list, so if you’ve never been, call for reservations before they are all booked up.
Typically, you don’t think of a steakhouse as a romantic location, but Chandlers will change your mind on that. Their plush, dimly lit lounge is the perfect way to start a romantic evening. Whether you come for steak, seafood, or drinks, you won’t leave disappointed. On Valentine’s Day, Chandlers is offering a prix fixe menu at $55 per person, so make your reservations now.
Address: 981 West Grove Street, Boise, ID 83702
For ultra-modern decor with the best in oriental cuisine, Mai Thai is the place to go. In addition to mouth-watering Thai food, Mai Thai also features a sushi bar, Izakaya (Japanese-Thai fusion), and a full-service bar with a wide selection of wine, beer, and cocktails.
Address: 750 West Idaho Street, Boise, ID 83702
If gourmet Italian cuisine is what you are craving, Àlavita’s motto is “great food need not be elaborate or overwrought, but rather fresh, uncomplicated and well executed.” With a name that means “to live” in Italian, it is appropriate that Àlavita focuses on fresh local ingredients, particularly their homemade pasta.
Address: 807 West Idaho Street, Boise, ID 83702
If you are looking for exceptional Mexican food with a romantic atmosphere, Barbacoa is an amazing restaurant with plush, comfortable seating and breath-taking decor. As the name would suggest, they are known for their steaks, particularly the Certified Angus Beef, dry aged for 31 days. If you have only had Mexican food from trucks or strip malls, you owe it to your palate to check them out.
Address: 276 Bobwhite Court, Boise, ID 83706
Fork’s simple name reflects a simple philosophy: loyal to local. This means that everything from their ingredients to their beverages comes from local farmers and artisans. Even their location is a renovated historical building to reflect their commitment to the community. The menu is an eclectic mix of American and world cuisine certain to satisfy even the most discerning tastes.
Address: 199 North 8th Street, Boise, ID 83702
Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery
Named after an old sailing term for “cocktail,” Berdenay is a great place to stop off for drinks. Specializing in a wide variety of cocktails, Berdenay makes many of their ingredients themselves including distilled vodka. Their dinner menu is equally impressive with some wonderful seafood, steak, and pasta options.
Address: 610 West Grove Street, Boise, ID 83702
Red Feather Lounge
For cocktails or dinner, Red Feather Lounge is stunning modern restaurant and bar. This brick building features art by local artists and a gorgeous spiral staircase as the centerpiece of the room. This is a wonderful destination for dinner, dessert, tapas, or casual drinks.
Address: 246 North 8th Street, Boise, 83702
Whether or not you choose a restaurant for Valentine’s Day, Boise has so much to offer lovers young and old. We truly wish you and all of your loved ones a magical Valentine’s Day.