Best Steakhouses

Food, What's New — By njensen on September 29, 2011 at 5:24 am


Idaho is beef country, so expect to find great steak everywhere. It’s also wild game country, so you might find venison or elk steaks on the menu as well. Every chef has a different special sauce or rub or spice blend. And of course, the sides are almost as important as the steak. Right?

Here are my picks for the best steaks in Idaho:

Number one top pick is Chandlers Steakhouse in downtown Boise. This place hits all the right notes. It has great steaks, great service, the ambiance, and live music. It’s smack in the middle of everything downtown.

Cottonwood Grille may not be a steakhouse in the standard sense of the term, but it has great steaks, including elk steaks.  I have never had a bad meal at Cottonwood Grille.

Fork, one of Boise’s newest eateries, is known for their fresh, innovative food, as directly from the farm as they can get it. While their steak selections include only two options–New York or Prime Rib–they are two awesome options.

The Gamekeeper, located inside the Owyhee Plaza Hotel, holds to the traditional, the grand old hotel style of dining. Their steak selections include ten options–just for steak. The extensive menu includes all the items your grandmother raves about from her memories of glorious nights out. Take her here.

Lock Stock and Barrel is a long-time member of the dining family in Boise. The menu is extensive, including the steak selection. When you want meat, and you want lots of it, this is the place to go.

Murphy’s Seafood and Steakhouse, as the name implies, is more of a surf and turf establishment, and if you like the combo, then by all means, indulge.

The Red Feather Lounge is not a steakhouse at all. In fact, it might even be described as the anti-steakhouse, with many items on the menu completely devoid of meat. However, Red Feather makes this list because they buy all their food locally, and when they do have steak, it is THE steak you must eat.

There you have it. The best steaks Idaho has to offer. If you find a better one, let me know. I’ll come share it with you.