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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Pubs & Breweries

Re: “Dutch Goose-State Street

We have gone to the goose a l-o-n-g time. Lately, we experienced poor service, told items were not available when they were,...and...since we drink wine, were dissatisfied with the small serving we got at full price . we will not go back until the service is what we know should be at state Street.

Posted by Lou Talbot on 04/24/2016 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Burger N' Brew

I've never had a bad meal from Burger 'N Brew! Great food! The price is right; with good sized portions! The food always comes out hot, fresh and quick! The service is great and EXTREMELY PROMPT. The wait staff is AWESOME and very friendly.

I will continue to go back as it is now one of my favorite places to get a meal in Boise!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dahn L. on 06/03/2015 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Burger N' Brew

Burger n Brew treats us like family. The staff is fast and friendly, they ask about my elderly mother if she is unable to join us at the restaurant. The finger steaks and French dip are amazing. My favorite place to go for happy hour too.

25 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Marianella on 04/05/2015 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Burger N' Brew

Yuk

2 likes, 33 dislikes
Posted by yuk on 02/12/2015 at 7:39 AM

Re: “Crooked Fence Brewery, Restaurant and Event Center

Great food (not typical pub fare) on an ever changing menu to compliment their Crooked Fence beers. Great in the summer to sit outside and listen to music, and cozy in the cooler weather inside. Worth the trip!

Posted by HossTerp on 12/10/2014 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Cylos Lounge

Last night there was more talent on one stage than Boise has had in a long time. Riff Raff was absolutely awesome. They don't play typical cover tunes, they have ability to stretch boundaries and play some riveting stuff. The bar is clean, great fast friendly service, great ambiance, and truly a jewel to experience in Eagle.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Deana Ashton on 12/06/2014 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Ha' Penny Bridge Irish Pub and Grill

What a great venue! My husband and I have been there many.. many ...MANY times and never have we been disappointed. We just celebrated my husband's 40th bday there with about 40+ friends and the (very nice) staff were awesome and cut the bar tab off almost to the dollar of where I wanted it stopped. Dell the owner is a peach and he was hands and quick to answer any questions I had for setting up the party.

I also recommend the Shepard's Pie....yummy!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by rogue on 10/23/2014 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Grind Modern Burger

Don't waste your time. You will be pissed you did.

Posted by Dave Smith on 10/12/2014 at 8:23 PM

Re: “13th Street Pub and Grill

When this place first opened top rate service and food, there was this one red head guy waiter and a dark haired gal with tats that were just awesome. Then when they left so did everything I liked about that place-except the mac and cheese. Just horrible service which is just too bad as the food is great. I took my family there one day after I had not been in for a year (refused to go and support waitress' who did nothing but chat at the bar) and we waited probably 20 minutes to get a menu and this was at 3pm, maybe 2 other customers in the whole place. I got very upset and thank goodness for my Mom she calmed me down and stated you just never go back, and to this day that is what I am doing. When they decide to get someone who actually wants to work as a server and has the customer service skills needed for a job such as this I may go back as that Mac n cheese is just so dam good.

Posted by howdy on 10/09/2014 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Harry's Hideaway Bar and Grill

Menu is very limited. No options if you don't eat meat, go else where before you hit a show at Majestic.

Posted by Gidget Colleen Kirsch on 07/25/2014 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Barrelhouse

Fantastic beer selection and awesome service !!

Posted by Dee Jordan on 04/09/2014 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Sam's Place

The owner is a pig nosed snob with a rude stare you can't miss her . The staff is great. Was a customer for 5 years only to be kicked out for hearsay. The crowed is old ugly alcoholic men with nothing better to do then ease drop on your conversation then tattle on you to the owner like a little kid. So watch what you say at this bar.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by shams on 03/13/2014 at 6:08 AM

Re: “Ha' Penny Bridge Irish Pub and Grill

For the celebration of my wife's graduation from grad school we decided to make reservations at Ha'penny for us and about 25 close friends and family members. We chose Ha'penny based on prior positive experiences but what a disappointment it turned out to be. Everyone in our group had come together to purchase a $350 gift card for my wife for her achievement and upon opening the greeting card she set it down to say thank you to everyone and mingle. The restaurant was not overly crowded that night and our table was surrounded by long-time friends and family so there was no reason to be concerned about setting purses, coats, gifts, etc. at the table. By the time my wife returned to the table either the waiter or the busser had cleared everything off of our table even though our group was still there and all of our items (coats, purses, etc.) were still on the table and in plain sight. Included in the items cleared off of the table were the greeting card and the gift card. Immediately we started searching for it and mysteriously the waiter found the greeting card in the garbage can but couldn't find gift card anywhere (all of which was witnessed by the manager and a few others). The manager working that shift helped us look for it but was convinced that we would be able to have it replaced by calling the gift card company in the morning. We weren't having any luck finding it so we decided that perhaps he was right and we would call the company first thing in the morning.

We called the gift card company immediately the next morning but it did not resolve the issue because they could only replace the gift card with the receipt which was wrapped around the gift card when it disappeared. My wife spent the next week talking to the manager daily that had been there that night with promises that he was working on it. After a week of discussions she was told that he had talked to the owner who responded that they are not responsible for lost or stolen items. This was such a disappointment because this was not a "lost or stolen" item as a result of negligence on the part of the restaurant patron. The gift card had disappeared as a direct result of one of the employees of the restaurant. We would never have expected reimbursement if it had fallen out of a pocket or was set down in the restroom but this was on the table which we were all still at and at the restaurant that we collectively spent $2,500 - $3,000 at that night. My wife was told that she might be better off calling the owner directly.

At this point I decided to attempt to contact the owner myself. I called the restaurant two days in a row, both times the person who answered the phone asked the owner if he was available and in the background he responded with “who is it and what is it about?” After telling the person on the phone who I was, I was told the owner “would get back with me.” He never did. After two days without a phone call I called again and in the background the owner stated that “there is nothing I can do.” I requested that he take a moment to talk to me himself but he declined. As a business owner myself, I understand how things like this can happen. I also understand that you cannot open the books to everyone who feels they’ve been wronged in your establishment. But what I cannot even begin to fathom is how an owner of a customer service-oriented business could take such a cowardly approach and not even show a loyal patron some common courtesy.

This whole experience was excruciatingly disappointing for several reasons. First off, someone on their staff likely ended up with a $350 gift card that they didn't earn or deserve. Second (and most of importantly), the owner was completely unwilling to take a moment to discuss the situation and tell us no to our faces…or even over the phone! We have been paying customers at Ha'penny for many years and we brought a lot of people to the restaurant that night but the owner could not be bothered with talking to us. We have been very calm, patient and good to deal with through this whole experience so what a let-down it was to get completely blown off. This review is not being written to be slanderous but in hopes that when given the opportunity to enjoy a nice night out that folks will spend their money at one of the many other excellent restaurants in Boise. We've been to so many other places where the food and drinks are better and the owners actually care about their customers’ dining experience. Spend your hard earned money somewhere besides Ha’penny.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jeremy E on 01/04/2014 at 9:47 PM

Re: “Sam's Place

I have been there a few times. Each time the service has been terrible and the wait staff inattentive. There are much better places to go nearby, don't waste your time on this place.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by R on 12/31/2013 at 2:24 AM

Re: “Crescent Brewery

This place is worth finding, great ales. Jerry and staff are real friendly. Take your growler and get a fill-up for later. They generally have music on Saturdays and comedy/open mic during the week. No food but you can bring it with you...

The address is actually 1521 Front Street in downtown Nampa. Take 15th Avenue South off of 1st Street South (head towards the tracks), go right on Front street (looks like an alley), Brewery is on the left.

Posted by BeerNut on 12/23/2013 at 12:37 PM

Re: “10 Barrel Brewing Co.

Excellent beer + very good food = 5 stars.

Posted by Just Another John Smith on 11/18/2013 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Bittercreek Alehouse

I have eaten here probably 6 times over as many years. In every circumstance, I've had good food and tepid/disinterested service. With 10 Barrel and other options available now, I doubt I'll return.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Just Another John Smith on 11/18/2013 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Bardenay

I hope this does not sound arcane but Bardenay reminds me of Les Schwab. The staff at each are superbly trained. The product is high quality at a very reasonable price. The staff seems so earnest in working hard so that customers enjoy the experience and want to tell their friends about it and return for more. There is a science to that kind of staff performance, and these two places have nailed it.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by seekandfind on 10/12/2013 at 12:01 PM

Re: “The Lift Bar and Grill

Great Prices, Good Food, Great Patio, what more can you ask for.
When my wife and I want to go out for a casual relaxing afternoon the Lift comes to mind. Drinks are well priced, the food I've ordered has been good and service also has been very good.
It's not fancy but comfortable and my wife loves the shady patio (dog friendly), so does Pedro, our daughter's little dog.
I almost gave them 5 stars, went with 4, but they are one of our favorite places when we want to go to this sort of place!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Karl Fengler on 09/25/2013 at 3:35 PM

Re: “The Ram-Meridian

Ram Meridian? If you're looking for couture elegance, stuck up people and a dinner menu starting at around 24 bucks... don't go. But if you like a casual atmosphere, award winning 22 ounce craft beers, tasty and affordable food that begins around 8 to 10 bucks?...go. Comfy booths in the bar area, big screen TV and multiple smaller TV's to catch your sporting event plus on-screen trivia keeps things from ever getting quietly uncomfortable. Always a good time.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rumpled Stiltskin on 08/18/2013 at 7:23 PM


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