10 Best Boise Date Night Restaurants

10 Best Boise Date Night Restaurants

As a boise local I have been to my fair share of Date Night Restaurants. This list is full of romantic spots to bring your loved one, or first date.

My GF and I often frequent all of these 10 Best Boise Date Night Restaurants, without our kiddos. I’ll be sure to share a kid friendly restaurant list soon, but for now I recommend these Boise Date Restaurants for just you and your significant other.

1. Barbacoa Grill

My all time favorite date night spot is Barbacoa Grill. It is filled with romantic and exotic decor, and fabulous food.

Though they may seem a little pricy, you can hit up their happy hour for buy one get one free drinks and their famous guacamole cart and still enjoy the romantic vibe on a budget.

barbacoa grill date night
Photo credit- Barbacoa Grill Boise ID

What Makes Barbacoa Grill Special:

  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Great happy hour
  • Romantic decor
  • Amazing wine list and collection (see photo!)


Barbacoa can be found at: 276 Bobwhite Ct, Boise, ID 83706 (208) 338-5000

2. Fork Restaurant

In downtown Boise you can find this gem of a date restaurant. Fork is known for their daily specials (that sell out quickly!) like chicken and waffles. And for these delicious appetizers.

I recommend stopping into Fork and trying out their seasonal drinks ands appetizers, their asparagus fries are especially delicious and great for enjoying with a glass of wine and your significant other.

fork date restaurants
Photo credit- Fork Restaurant Boise ID

What Makes Fork Special:

  • In the heart of downtown- on 8th street
  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Cozy and romantic with delicious dinners and desserts
  • Amazing bar with fancy cocktails and wonderful wines


Fork can be found at: 199 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 287-1700

3. Chandlers Steakhouse and Seafood

If you’re really looking to make a splash on date night, Chandler’s is the premiere place. One of the most romantic spots in town, I know several couples who have gotten engaged here.

Thought it is one of the most expensive restaurants in Boise, they do have a wonderful happy hour where you can get some drinks and appetizers at a significantly lower cost and still enjoy the romantic vibes.

Photo credit- Chandler’s Steakhouse and Seafood Boise ID

What Makes Chandler’s Special:

  • Great steaks and seafood
  • Amazing wines by the bottle or glass
  • Great happy hour
  • Live music


Chandlers can be found at: 981 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 383-4300

4. ALAVITA an Italian Joint

If fresh pasta and delicious wine is more your speed, you can’t beat ALAVITA! In the heart of downtown you can find this special romantic restaurant.

With stunning decor, an amazing wine list and indoor and outdoor downtown seating, I know you and your date will love this boise gem!

Photo credit- ALAVITA Boise ID

What’s Special About ALAVITA:

  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Delicious homemade pastas and Italian dishes
  • Wonderful desserts
  • Perfect date night decor and lighting
  • In the heart of downtown just around the corner from 8th street


ALAVITA can be found at: 807 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 780-1100

5. Capitol Cellars

Known for their wines, Capitol Cellars is a wonderful local boise restraint that focuses on local foods. This steak house has the dark and romantic vibes inside, and art outdoor seating as well.

Serving lunch, dinners, and a seasonal Prix Fixe dinner menu you can keep it casual for a first date, or extra special for an anniversary at this Boise date restaurant.

capitol cellars
Photo credit- Capitol Cellars Boise ID

What’s Special About Capitol Cellars:

  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Offering lunch, dinner and even seasonal Prix Fixe menus
  • Dark and romantic seating
  • Wonderful wine list


You can find Capitol Cellars at: 110 S 5th St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 344-9463

6. Luciano’s Italian Restaurant

Known as the best Italian restaurant in Boise, Luciano’s is affordable and romantic. And low key enough, you can bring the entire family.

With a wonderful Italian menu, and fantastic wines I know you will love this Tuscan inspired restaurant.

Luciano's boise
Photo credit- Luciano’s Boise ID

What’s Special About Luciano’s:

  • Local wines
  • Low cost
  • Voted Best in Boise
  • Wonderful seafood, steaks and pasta dishes
  • Great place for the entire family


You can find Luciano’s at: 11 N Orchard St, Boise, ID 83706 (208) 577-6415

7. Trillium

This local romantic restaurant is known for using local ingredients. Their American cuisine menu is filled with wonderful steaks, delicious chicken entrees, and amazing appetizers.

Trillium also has a wonderful happy hour that’s great for first dates. Their airy decor is as beautiful as it is comfortable, you’ll want to come back again and again for their food and atmosphere.

trillium boise
Photo credit- Trillium Boise ID

What Special About Trillium:

  • Local ingredients
  • Free valet parking
  • Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Known for their specialty cocktails


You can find Trillium at: 245 S Capitol Blvd Boise, ID 83702 (208) 333-8002

8. The Wylder

With specialty pizzas fancy enough for a date night, and an amazing bar. You can’t beat the casual date night atmosphere at The Wylder.

Located next to a brewery and a wonderful coffee house (one of our favorites!) you can extend your date night by popping next door!

the wylder
Photo credit- The Wylder Boise ID

What’s Special About The Wylder:

  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Stunning locally made tables and decor
  • Enjoy craft cocktails and fancy pizzas, or delicious wine and fantastic appetizers
  • Great for date lunches and dinners


You can find The Wylder at: 501 West Broad Street, Boise, ID, United States, 83702 (208) 209-3837

9. Coa De Jima

This new gem is a spin off of Barbacoa. With its stunning decor and quirky atmosphere this new Boise romantic restaurant is amazing.

I brought my GF here for her last birthday and we both agree it won’t be long before this is a downtown hot spot!

coa de Jima
Photo credit- Com De Jima Boise ID

What’s Special About Coa De Jima:

  • Boasts a full sensory experience (and does not disappoint!)
  • Upscale Mexican cuisine with an exotic twist
  • Very sexy atmosphere, great for 1st dates!
  • Offering Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and craft cocktails


You can find Coa De Jima at: 615 W Main St Boise, ID 83702 (208) 519-1213

10. Cottonwood Grill

The place to go for all things brunch and holiday dinners is Cottonwood grill. But don’t let that fool you, they have a wonderful date night atmosphere too!

I can’t help but love this place. With their wonderful food and decor, this warm environment is perfect for an anniversary dinner. Plus, I modeled for the Cottonwood Grill… that’s me in the photo below!

cottonwood grill
Photo credit- Cottonwood Grill Boise ID

What’s Special About Cottonwood Grill:

  • Great for brunch, Dinner, and holiday meals as well
  • Indoor and Outdoor seating
  • Romantic atmosphere with a fireplace
  • Great for pre-show dinners


You can find Cottonwood Grill at: 913 W River St Boise, ID 83702 (208) 333-9800

Final Thoughts on the Best Boise Date Night Restaurants

All of these best Boise Date Night Restaurants have wonderful food and charming decor. I did my best to pick one family friendly spot (because sometimes you have to bring your kids) and lots of romantic, and a couple sexy spots that are just for you and your date.

Did I forget any romantic Boise restaurants? Be sure to comment below and share your favorites so I can keep this list updated and fresh.

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