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Comment Archives: Locations: Nightlife Venues: 2 Stars

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: “Revolution Concert House and Event Center

I have been there twice. First time was Brit Pink Floyd. Second was the PIXIES.. Had a good time on both (just because of the bands). Sound was decent in my opinion. I will have to agree on the professionalism.. IT SUCKED.. Stood in line for 45 min to get a beer.. Got to the front and saw why... ONLY 1 BARTENDER!! ARE YOU KIDDING?? What made it worse was he was pouring and taking money. The place was packed.. And everyone was paying with debit cards and only one machine.. to make it worse.. I think there needs some changes at that place.. I will stick to other venues.. Knitting Factory.. Way better venue..

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by bob on 11/24/2014 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Flying Pie Pizzaria-Fairview

Not even a shadow of its former self--new owners are surviving on past owners' reputation, I'm afraid ...

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kay Ess Jay on 04/14/2014 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Charlie Brown's

Everytime go there I get into a fight! Bunch of d***heads there, Staff is wondereful! But if your not a "regular", find another place, or be ready to brawl! Stupid!

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jr Manwill on 01/24/2013 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Tiny's Lounge

Nice local hangout but be prepared to smoke a cigarette because the smoke is thick enough that you will feel and smell like you did when you get home

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by trapshtr on 01/04/2013 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Casanova Pizzeria

small pizza, high price. first pie was o.k second time back it was actually burnt good thing we found Guido's

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by BoisePotatohead on 08/01/2012 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Gelato Cafe

This WAS a fine place for a quick lunch when Superb Sushi had a small counter inside. I made the mistake of ordering sushi there recently, not realizing it was no longer Superb! And it sure wasn't superb--just like supermarket sushi, and none of that yummy side salad.

Their coffee drinks are just so-so, but they do have a nice selection on gelato.

I'd give it a "miss"!

Posted by Diana Lund on 06/09/2012 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Burger 'N Brew

Any place with the word "Burger" in its name that doesn't even makes their own burgers fresh, but uses frozen machine pressed patties should be ashamed.

Shame, shame, shame on you...

9 likes, 44 dislikes
Posted by Disappointed in your burgers on 05/18/2012 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Barb's Barr

Its a bar just like the name says. No frills, lots of smoke, over 40 crowd. But if you want to go home with a guy that looks like Popeye, who am I to judge?

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Rumpled Stiltskin on 03/24/2012 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Dirty Shame Saloon

The atmosphere is ok if you know the locals. Watch out for the bartenders as they can have an attitude and be unforgiving.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by jerry on 02/17/2012 at 12:01 AM

Re: “Cafe Ole

Been to both locations. Downtown is slightly better than the one by the Mall. Margarita's are weak. Last visit took 15 minutes for our drinks to be made. Food is average. Service varies from acceptable to downright awful.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Squeaks on 01/11/2012 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Charlie Brown's

umm i went in there the other night and there was only like 4 dudes sitting at the bar and they were really rude and hostile. The bartender was really nice though. I dont know what was up with the "good ole boy club" attitude or whatever was going on... but I will be going there again probably... why not right?

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by some chick on 08/25/2011 at 4:14 PM

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: “Mai Thai

Busy beyond belief at 6pm on a Friday night. Nice decor. Chaos reigned supreme, staff in semi panicked state. Pad Thai was mediocre at best, Sushi was down right terrible, and smelled fishy. Food, service need work.

15 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by DeucesWild on 04/01/2011 at 3:50 PM

Re: “The Blue Door Cafe

Did not enjoy my TWO HOURS spent there today at all. I was there to drop off my resume and have lunch to get a feel of the service, food, and public that I may, if chosen for the job, to serve. When I apply to a restaurant I go in and eat and see if it is a kind of company that I would like to work for, I've learned this through 8 years of working in the food and beverage industry. Not only was the Manager, the only server on shift, taking care of 8 tables and "a banquet in back for 20 top," but he was also suppose to talk with me about my experience and so on before he handed my resume to the owner (who I met when walking in the door). This owner however was sitting at a booth by himself for the most part probably getting some work done, while I waited an hour and half to get my food and speak with the manager only to say to me "let me go hand off your resume to the owner." Why didn't the owner speak to me in the first place. Not only did the manager take my time as a customer but was wasting my time as a future employee, and all the while making other customers wait? Why didn't the owner ask to speak to me instead of pushing it over onto his manager who was obviously busy? At the end of my 2 hours, after I WALKED up to the counter to pay my bill, I walked out, glanced at the owner still sitting at his computer, not wanting to return as an employee or customer. I really hope there night atmosphere makes up for there lunch. I give two stars for the salad (thank you Chef), which would have earned better had my experience been.

Posted by Anonymous on 10/18/2010 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Lock Stock & Barrel

Went a few weeks ago. About my meal (the Fillet Oscar): The salad was bad. Straight up bad. Seemed like bag salad with no frills. The potato was room temperature and the fillet, while it tasted good, was hard to cut and hard to chew. Our waiter was unfriendly, unhelpful, and seemed to want us in and out ASAP. The busser at the the table next to ours made a loud and smelly show out of bussing the table. There were two flies buzzing around our table, which had a lovely view of the salad bar. Felt like I was at Golden Corral, except I paid 95 bucks for dinner for two with no cocktails, beer, or dessert.

I'm normally a friendly and forgiving person, but I'll never go back to this restaurant . Just sayin'.

Posted by Nullo on 10/15/2010 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Reef

Pop Cult Kids... forgettable. Nothing more to say, just not impressed at all; not-so-good 80s cover band.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by WI79 on 05/16/2010 at 1:04 AM

Re: “Jim's Alibi

This use to be a friendly neighborhood bar. But with new owners and staff it has changed. My group use to enjoy hanging out and playing pool. MOST of the bartenders were neighborhood girls and very friendly. They now have fake women behind the bar looking to make a few extra bucks by flashing too much cleavage. If you are looking for a strip club without the bikinis and cheaper prices then this could be your bar. As for me and my group, we have moved down Broadway.

Posted by poolshark56 on 04/29/2010 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Bouquet

Way back in the day I saw Johnny Winter bless the stage at The Blues Bouquet. Many local opening acts and everyone in the place felt lucky to be a part of it. The bar staff was some of the best trained in the area. Not flashy; fast and efficient. Consistant prices for consistant beverages. Management did not run out of product.
Went to the recent Fly2Void show and the show was amazing but that is pretty much where the similarity stopped. Apparently management had no idea of what was coming because they were woefully understaffed and understocked. Still a great time but there were a lot of missed sales. Backbar is still beautiful!

Posted by Chris_Stick on 03/08/2010 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Reef

My wife and I ate here and were both totally unsatisfied with our food. The calimari reminded me of Gordons frozen fish sticks. Our waitress was very young, much like the rest the the staff there. She seemed to be less then interested in her job, like we are less then interested in returning.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Aaron on 03/05/2010 at 1:19 PM

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