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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Fine Dining

Re: “Chandlers Steakhouse

I'd like to thank Chandler's management for finding better music on Tuesday evenings. Now that Esteban "The Hairy Gargoyle" Anastasio has moved onto other opportunities, I and my friends can again enjoy The Saz and your sensational appetizers right after work on Tuesdays. Mike Rosenthal is fantastic and his music is much better suited to your establishment! Thanks again for the major upgrade in your Tuesday early eve music. I'm sure you'll be glad you made the change. Thanks again!!

30 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mose&Chet on 10/11/2016 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Le Coq d’Or

This is a beautiful dining experience, with Sinatra music sung by a gentleman that made us think Sinatra himself was singing, and the Filet Mignon is the best I have ever had. Worth the time and money to drive out and have an elegant dinner.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Angela Martell on 08/26/2016 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Chandlers Steakhouse

Mientras Esteban Anastasio juega en Chandler , ya no voy a comer allí . Este tipo de música arruina el sabor de la comida.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Amante de la música on 03/24/2016 at 7:38 PM

Re: “The Dish

Service lacks at dinner. Food is bland and unimaginative. Spent $80 on dinner and felt like I was being treated like a second rate customer. Sandwiches are okay, but who cares when Bluebird is right on the corner.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Taylor Levi Campbell on 11/22/2014 at 7:21 PM

Re: “The View At Broadmore

Copper Canyon is now The View. Same location but new management and chef. Service was friendly but forgetful. Waiter forgot to bring our drink order. Had to ask for water refill. My steak was grisly, looked and tasted like it had been cooked while still frozen, thus boiled. Limp vegetables. My friend's fish was fine.

Posted by diner on 08/09/2014 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Emilio's

The bar "in the lobby " is okay as a bar, though sitting in the bar watching people check into the hotel isn't really intimate. IMAGINE, though, being seated in that tiny, dark bar for a $40/head Easter brunch buffet for which we had made a reservation the previous week (-- in the main dining room). Yup.Happened to us: maybe a fluke like when the airlines tell you they overbooked, but that isn't any fun, either!. We left before being given the "chance" to eat there in the bar--and carry our buffet plates back and forth across the lobby/foyer from the buffet table in the main restaurant 50' away. Instead of being seated in the white-table-clothed dining room, we were ushered back across the hotel lobby to the little, dark bar, where the hostess attempted to put us at a 20" diameter pub table. We didn't stay long enough to see if that $100/brunch would have included paper napkins on the metal-top table. When we said that eating in the bar wasn't what we had in mind for Easter Brunch, the hostess just said, "Well, sorry this doesn't work out for you." Really? Could we have done any worse WITHOUT reservations in advance? One other group was eating in the bar--albeit in a booth,--but I think they were hotel employees getting in on the brunch….. We've eaten in the bar before and the burgers were fine, and we've eaten in the restaurant for breakfast before and the eggs benedict were pretty good (hence our reservations for Easter) BUT if you can't COUNT ON your reservation guaranteeing you a seat--or even of being informed, when you made the reservation, that you might be seated in the cloak-room, is it worth going there? I'd suggest Chandler's or the Owyhee Brunch, and you have to make reservations in advance, but they won't shuffled you off into over-flow parking just to make some extra money.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by po1013 on 04/23/2014 at 8:44 AM

Re: “The View At Broadmore

Decor is mid-80's old folks' home; service is a little spotty - bread came out after everyone was done with entrees. The syrup/carbonation mix at the bar soda dispenser is way off.

The steamed vegetables that came with the halibut were limp and thoroughly uninspired - a few carrots, a few green beans, all completely devoid of seasoning.

The coating on the fish from the fish and chips entree was soggy and not even a little crispy; fries were bland; the caesar dressing tasted like it was out of a bottle.

Others in my group were impressed, but I am entirely underwhelmed. Where was the chef? Is it so hard to do good fried fish?

Wouldn't go back. I spent $20 for fish and chips and a caesar salad I can do better at home.

Posted by chinook on 03/17/2014 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Chandlers Steakhouse

I love corn fed beef and disdain idiots who don't know any better. Great atmosphere and wine selection. Have done Thanksgiving dinner there for years and always had a great experience.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Beekeeper on 09/25/2013 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Cottonwood Grille

best kept secret happy hour, my wife and I share an app, each have a drink, all under $10

Posted by JJ on 03/01/2013 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Red Feather Lounge

Red Feather is like eating at the restaurant your friend owns. They think of the city as their family and treat everyone like that.. The food is consistently good and the servers and bartenders are nice. No hate for Red Feather! The restaurant next door is owned by the same guys and the staff there is more "cool kids only" but Red Feather is just a good bar.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mark Csencsits on 01/06/2013 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Emilio's

Becca:

It says "ou'll think you're in some big city, not downtown Boise. Oh, and they have sushi too"

There is a period there not a comma.

Posted by mjs_28s on 01/01/2013 at 7:11 AM

Re: “Emilio's

Do you know it says "Boise, OH"?

Posted by Becca on 12/31/2012 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Chandlers Steakhouse

Any steakhouse specializing in "corn fed steaks" is 20 years behind the times. I am sure that this place has many meat wankers hard in their pants, but the food is overpriced and focused on the unsophisticated crow. Great place to pickup an over-the-hill cougar...

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by ballsymcgee on 12/14/2012 at 12:04 AM

Re: “Chandlers Steakhouse

Chandlers Steakhouse at Hotel 43 in downtown Boise used to be one of my favorite dining spots in town, but my recent visits have been utter disappointments. I’m not sure what happened, but something better change quick, especially at the prices they charge.

Everything sounds like it should be great. Their website states, “CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSE is an upscale dinner house specializing in prime corn fed steaks and Kobe-Style Beef. An incredible fresh seafood menu featuring delicacies from around the world and a three course prix fixe dinner menu featuring Idaho-sourced ingredients round out a menu that has already won praise from guests that have dined at Chandlers, not to mention the Best Steakhouse Award from the Idaho Statesman’s 2010 Best of the Treasure Valley.” Their menu states that they dry age their steaks and then broil them in an 1800° oven. Sounds just perfect, but something’s amiss.

The Limousine Salad was good not great. The Rocket Salad a total miss. The Oysters Rockefellar phenomenal. The Roasted Artichoke a bomb. The steaks were perfect cooked, but bland, unexciting, and not worth the $39 price tag. The Potatoes Au Gratin was absolute filth. Desserts are great.

Read the entire review at http://thebaldgourmet.com/review-chandlers…

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by thebaldgourmet on 07/20/2011 at 11:23 PM

Re: “Cottonwood Grille

Very nice atmosphere with outstanding food and service---good for any occassion and offers a very comfortable, beautiful lunch or dinner setting

Posted by healthyroger on 01/22/2011 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Emilio's

OMG...The lobster corndogs were incredible.

Posted by Rayday on 07/05/2010 at 12:54 PM

Re: “The View At Broadmore

Good food ,Great service Nice setting. After eating there 15 times, the menu is getting old. It does need some new items.1992heritage

Posted by 1992heritage on 05/06/2010 at 2:00 PM

Re: “The View At Broadmore

CC has been around a while. and while its always a pretty good experience, the menu has grown tired. cmon Brian change that menu up. everything except the salmon chowder soup, best soup in the state

Posted by admriker444 on 03/31/2010 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Chandlers Steakhouse

best fine dining in the state period. the 10 minute martini is fantastic. the chocolate soufle is amazing but be sure to order it early (takes 30 min to prepare). and the best steaks around.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by admriker444 on 03/31/2010 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Chandlers Steakhouse

We dined here for my Boyfriend's 30th birthday. We decided stayed at Hotel 43 because of Chandlers, which was also extremely wonderful, and I recommend staying there if you are celebrating anything special. You can order room service at the hotel through Chandlers which was very convenient, and they were always very prompt. My boyfriends one wish was to eat at a nice steakhouse so I did my research and decided to come here. WOW what a good decision! Everything from the ambiance to the excellent wine selection impressed me. The food is prepared to perfection and the portions are just right. The live jazz every evening adds to the romantic vibe, we had a wonderful experience here. I plan on coming back often, and can't wait to try everything on the menu! My boyfriend had the fillet Mignon and I had the King Salmon which was on top of a bed of mashed potatoes and asparagus. We finished the meal off by splitting a hot apple cobbler topped with cinnamon ice cream. Talk about melt in your mouth! We both enjoyed a Grey Goose martini. Chandlers is luxurious, romantic, and so very wonderful. Well worth the price and the staff were all very friendly. Can't wait to come back!

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by mmmcdowell on 10/08/2009 at 4:02 PM

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