While summer's warm evenings are quickly fading, Boise diners still love a quality patio. They'll huddle under propane space heaters, shivering in jackets well into winter before they give up their right to eat outside. Bardenay has always offered one of Boise's best outdoor dining options. It may be right on the street in downtown's Basque Block, but the carefully designed fence, planter boxes and trailing vines make it feel a world apart. Kick back at one of the multitude of tables, grab one of the restaurant/distillery's custom drinks (may we suggest a Vitamin B martini) catch up with your friends, and join in Boise's best spectator sport: people watching.
Second Place: Bittercreek Alehouse
Third Place: Reef