It's summer time, which means patio season! There's nothing better than enjoying the hot summer sun, the outdoor breeze, and a bright patio alongside a couple of snacks and drinks. As self-identified Boise experts, we're here to share the top 10 patios for outdoor dining in the Treasure Valley with the help of our friend and local Real Estate Broker, Josh Cormier.
Raised in South Boise, Boise State University Alum, and rock star Treasure Valley Real Estate Broker, Josh Cormier of Weichert Realtors® - Property Hunters of Idaho has helped us craft a list of outdoor patios we love in the Treasure Valley.
Top 10 Outdoor Patios In Boise
Located just outside the Riverside Hotel along the Boise River Greenbelt, Sandbar has some of the best outdoor views in Boise. Offering locally sourced, grilled cuisine and a full-service bar with specialty cocktails and local beer on draft, Sandbar is a longtime favorite for their live music provided Friday through Sunday.
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Ocho's Wine Bar, open during evenings and weekends, is located downtown off West Idaho Street. Ocho's multi-level patio has firepits, comfortable seating, and a captivating ambiance. Alongside serving wine, Ocho's serves craft cocktails and small bites. A fun feature they have is customizable charcuterie boards from their abundant selection of cheeses, meats, bread, and more.
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3. Flatbread at Bown Crossing
With three Idaho locations, Flatbread is one of Boise's favorite places for a Neapolitan wood-fired pizza. Adjacent to the Boise River, Flatbread at Bown Crossing has a quaint patio. Nestled amongst shops and dining, the large patio houses two blazing fire pits, perfect for a summer evening in Boise. Flatbread is a great spot for a family meal, casual hangout, and relaxing setting. Don't forget to try their warm cookies and cold milk for dessert!
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Caci's patio is excellent for both large groups and small intimate gatherings. Caci's patio is open and bright, with large couches for outdoor seating (and plenty of shade!). As for the food, Caci serves Sicilian cuisine along with a broad selection of Italian wines and craft cocktails.
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5. Caffe Luciano's
The list can't go on without mentioning Boise's only Riverside Italian Caffe located in Garden City right off the Boise River Greenbelt. Caffe Luciano's menu includes gourmet sandwiches, killer appetizers, and delectable salads, plus a vast selection of beer and wine. We recommend finding a seat during sunset for the best river views!
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For years, Rembrandts has been Eagle's go-to downtown neighborhood restaurant. Rembrandts is ever-inviting to enjoy a morning coffee and pastry or evening meal and drink with a relaxing patio and charming interior. One of the best things about enjoying a visit to Rembrandts is their recurring live music that happens weekly.
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7. The Hyde House
Located off 13th Street in Hyde Park, the Hyde House is characterized by its charming exterior and delectable menu. Being a part of Boise's Historic and well-favored district, Hyde Park, you're sure to find a noteworthy patio for observing the local community happenings. The Hyde House serves a wonderful brunch menu, as well as tasty evening meals.
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8. Cottonwood Grille
Nestled by the Boise River, the Cottonwood Grille offers seasonal Northwest fare, farm-fresh wild game, northwest beef, and fresh seafood. Cottonwood Grille is ideal for any occasion—a romantic evening by the lit patio or a weekend brunch in the sun. Either way, you're sure to be surrounded by the calming power of Boise's beautiful trees.
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9. Lucky Fins
Located in the heart of downtown, Lucky Fins' patio is large and overlooks the Boise Centre patio. Known for serving some of the best seafood in Boise, Lucky Fins creates innovative dishes and specialty cocktails. Enjoying a seat at Lucky Fins means you can enjoy the heart of downtown Boise. Pro tip—their weekend happy hour is one of the best!
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Downtown Boise's tapas capital, Txikiteo, located on 14th Street downtown, brings the Spanish tradition of Tapas to the Idaho food scene. Txikiteo's menu has a keen focus on meats, seafood, and cheeses as they work to bring together small bites with a big taste. As for drinks, Txikiteo offers wine, beers, and ciders.
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If you're anything like our team at Totally Boise and Josh Cormier, we're sure you'll be running to each and every one of these patios for an evening with a view or a weekend in the sun.
About Local Realtor Josh Cormier
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