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Comment Archives: Locations: 3 Stars

Re: “Murphy's Seafood Bar and Grill

Father's Day brunch was $25 and was worth less than half that. The gravy was pure Sysco, the scrambled eggs were a solid dry mass, the bacon thin-cut and cheap tasting, the chicken fried steak tough. The fresh seafood and the lox were both quite good, as were the eggs Benedict and the flat-bread pizza. I didn’t try the hand-cut meat. They also weren’t serving mimosas as part of the brunch price, however, nor the champagne (which their web site claims is part of the brunch but was apparently removed special for Father’s Day). The wait staff was reasonably helpful and prompt, but the place was less than half full at 12:30 pm, so this wasn't surprising. By the time we were done almost all of the deserts were gone (there were maybe 10 items left, most the same, and all of the hot desert pans were completely empty, it looked pretty sad). All-in-all for the price I was severely disappointed.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Scott Gartner on 06/17/2012 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Goldy's Corner

Service usually good, but can be 'hit or miss'. Once waited 25 mins. for my breakfast after my order got lost in 'order hell'. Brought that up and no one had any explanation nor did they seem to care. Bottom line: Good fresh ingredients in their breakfasts at fair prices. Omelets will satisfy you for sure. Pancakes & waffles, I'm sure are excellent as well. HINT: Go when they're NOT as busy (i.e. after the pre-work A.M. weekday, or A.M. weekend crowds).

Posted by Harlan on 01/30/2012 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Brews Brothers

Lots of great beers on tap, not just all the usual stuff! Staff is really fun and cool! Happy hour is a little weak and it is smokey for sure!

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by scuba304 on 01/15/2012 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Java-Downtown

This is actually a review of Java as a whole, as they also have a 'sweet' location in Hyde Park in the North End of Boise as well, which is nicer in my opinion, even though the 6th St. building is also very good (as far as a physical site). The coffee IS good, but still nobody can top the 'FlyingM' in this category and their 'unbeatable' baked goods. Also, one may want to give 'Java' a try if/when visiting Ketchum. I have found that the coffeeshop there does a MUCH better job in all facets of the game, including consistency of good tasting coffee, baked goods, other food, and ESPECIALLY service!!! My one beef with Hyde Park's location is the 'doorknob,' young, think their hip employees.

Posted by ajax on 10/15/2011 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Mai Thai

I'm pretty sure the last 12 reviews are written by the same person! It's strange that they all were written in a span of 2 weeks, are all 5 stars, all reviewers only have 1 review, and they have a distinctly foreign flavor to them! I wonder who could have wrote them all?! Though it might be justified after being given a 1 star review by Gigimarie, whos only other review is a 5 star review for Mai Thais next door neighbor Pho written on the same day! The truth about this place is it's overpriced, decent tasting, and somewhat hip(like everything downtown.)

21 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by milly on 10/08/2011 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Bertram's Salmon Valley Brewery

Nice place for casual dining in Salmon Idaho. Delicious food, generous portions, friendly staff, and excellent handcrafted beers makes this brewpub one of our favorite stops on Hwy 93.

Posted by PM on 10/07/2011 at 3:24 PM

Re: “End Zone

Pretty sure they have liquor. I'm kind of sold on the fact that they just might be having someone under 21 write these reviews.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by thetruthisoutthere on 10/05/2011 at 6:29 PM

Re: “The Blue Door Cafe

I had a TERRIBLE time ordering a two topping pizza over the phone. The new girl didn't know what she was doing AND there was no one around to help her. When I finally got a different person on the phone, she was rude to me. So I cancelled the order and called trusty Chicago Connection. Well, Garbonzos didn't cancel order and they both arrived at the same time! Oh, did I have a hay-day with that! Garbonzos ended up leaving pizza, free of charge and asking "please give them another chance"- I had both pizzas in front me for the ultimate taste test challenge...Garbonzos won. I will give them another try:)

Posted by Mrs on 10/01/2011 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Redheaded Finn

Good beer selection and nice environment, service is very good. The food isn't exceptional, but it isn't bad. If this were located in any other area it would be somewhere I'd consider going to as a place to sit around with friends to sit around and watch football while having a few drinks on a regular basis, as it is there are so many other places very close that have exquisite seasonal menus and extensive drink offerings so it's hard to justify picking the Falcon unfortunately.

Posted by Nyxie on 09/06/2011 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Reef

The location and rooftop venue's simply awesome paired with Boise warm, late nights, and the food can be quite good, though as Aaron mentions some things I've tried verge on microwaved. But the Duke's a solid burger and I hear good things about the rum-soaked turkey sandwich. If you like spicy, try the voodoo fries or the jalapeno margarita!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by waded on 08/08/2011 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Boise Fry Company-Downtown

The burgers (esp. bison) are good-quality & tasty, but the fries are petite and a bit bland & floppy, and the location is awkward. I do recommend giving the $16 experience (bison burger + Bourgeois fries) a shot once, but at the reasonably priced lunch level you get more variety on the burger side at Big Jud's than from fries and flavored mayos at Boise Fry Co, and the location inconveniences are about the same. So if Big Juds is 4, this is a 3.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by waded on 08/08/2011 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Amigos

Good, authentic food, excellent service. Generous portions.

Posted by BiteQuench on 08/07/2011 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Pho Nouveau

I've stopped in a couple times - the food wasn't terrible, but the service is unreliable - during one visit, the server didn't write down our order, and had to come back to the table three times to verify what we had ordered before entering it into the computer (there were two of us, and we ordered straight off the menu, no substitutions/changes).

I agree with girya411 - the pho at Baguette Deli would blow this place out of the water.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by ButteRat on 07/20/2011 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Los Mariachi's

I’m not going to say this is the best Mexican restaurant I’ve ever eaten at, but I am going to tell you that their chicken molé is very nice, and that their handmade corn tortillas are wonderful.

For those of you that do not know what molé is, it is a traditional Mexican sauce made from chilies, nuts and/or seeds (pumpkin and sesame are traditional), and chocolate. Yes, chocolate. It is typically very thick and dark in color. The molé at Los Mariachis is quite delicious. It tastes of mild chilies, is very smooth on the tongue, has a light chocolate flavor, and is fairly sweet for a molé. The sweetness, however, is not overbearing and pairs nicely with the sauteed chicken breast pieces. I highly recommend this dish, especially if you’ve never had molé before. It is very mild, not obnoxious in anyway, would be a great introduction to any molé newbie, and is good enough to please most molé lovers out there.

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0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by thebaldgourmet on 06/15/2011 at 11:23 PM

Re: “Pat's Thai Kitchen

One of the waiters Daniel is awesome.

The other guy is a total D-bag. He is rude, incoherent, and generally unintelligent.

The food is pretty good though they aren't nearly as 'hot' as other thai food places in regard to spice levels. A level of heat they offer is usually a level lower anywhere else.

Posted by rawr on 06/09/2011 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Addie's

Pancakes are good and plenty to eat but 5 dollars and no eggs or bacon. Didn't find the menu too user friendly. French toast was also good and the biscuits and gravy. For the money I'd give it a 3.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ophidia on 04/14/2011 at 5:48 PM

Re: “The Green Chile

Born and raised in NM, and just moved to Boise. I tried hard not to have really high expectations, but when you've been eating NM food for 40 years, it's hard. The food was good, but definitely not great. Kind of like eating at Olive Garden and thinking your eating Italian.. you're not. I still give Green Chili an A for effort and I will likely be back. How bout a good green chili breakfast burrito guys?

Posted by cton on 03/16/2011 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Berryhill/Bacon

Finally had a chance to try Berryhill and Co for an early Valentines dinner with my wife. Made our reservation through Open Table for 8:15pm on February 12. Once seated, our server brought out the menus and wine list. He later brought out the nightly Specials list just before were to order dinner. We ordered the Salmon Cakes as an appetizer. They arrived before our wine (Cinder Syrah, delicious) and before appetizer plates and serviceware. The Wine Steward seemed surprised the salmon cakes showed up so early. Dinner (Grilled Kobe Chimmichurri and Kurobota Ravioli) was good, but not particularly note worthy. I was very excited to try this restaurant, but was a bit concerned when I started to read some of the online reviews. Might try again.

Posted by Boisediner on 02/13/2011 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Sushi Ya

took my family there 2 weeks ago.. because i cannot imagine myself eating sushi all night, not a big fan of it, i decided to order the dinner bento box while my family had the all you can eat. i immediately felt uncomfortable that the waiter and waitresses were like eyeing on our table constantly.. like making sure i didnt feast from sushi tray.. they even had the nerve to ask my boys if they were almost to getting full.. now that was rude!! i'm never going there because i felt soooo humiliated to be stared at constantly..

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by islander on 01/05/2011 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Bittercreek Alehouse

Love Bittercreek. Love the beer, Lettuce Wraps, Calamari, Ale Clubhouse Sandwich. I agree that continuity is not a strong suit from the kitchen, but it is generally well prepared. As footsteps79 said, "Don't take up the space" if you do not appreciate Bittercreek!! Props for going local!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by cubsgirl on 12/29/2010 at 4:14 PM


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