The modern concept of fine dining has gone beyond solely focusing on the price and quality of the food that’s being served. This is something that State and Lemp of Boise knows quite well, and it is able to deliver. State and Lemp offers a wide range of artistic cuisine from a dynamic menu and served in a contemporary atmosphere.

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Speaking of atmosphere, the establishment offers a very intimate environment for fine dining, making patrons feel like they’re part of a private dinner party with other strangers in a space that’s conducive to socialization. With each course being served to all guests simultaneously, it really feels like a genuine dinner party.

For those looking for an elegant yet contemporary fine dining experience in Boise, State and Lemp is the best answer.


Because of the restaurant’s unique dining program, reservations are a bit stricter than usual. Reservations are usually made online at State and Lemp’s website, allowing parties of up to eight people to make a single reservation. It’s stressed that guests should not try to make separate reservations in order to secure more seats. Parties of more than 10 are no accommodated unless they intend to reserve the entire restaurant.

While reservations are usually made online, guests are encouraged to call 208-429-6735 to check in case there are last minute cancellations.

Since it is a small restaurant, State & Lemp requires all reservations to be made with a credit card. This is only done for security reasons and the card won’t be charged in advance, thanks to OpenTable and Braintree.


State and Lemp offers prix fixe menus that change between weeks. Below, however, are examples of what the five-plate courses would look like and their matching wine:

Course 1: Mackerel, rose hip, elderberry, Castelvetrano, yogurt, Le Charmel – Muscadet

Course 2: Pork Belly, oyster, Sunchoke, , celery, lavash, Domaine Roger Neveu – Sancerre

Course 3: Galette, cranberry, apple, huckleberry, juniper, Le Pere Jules – Cidre

Worthy of note is the fact that State and Lemp works closely with local and regional farmers. This means that not only are they using the freshest ingredients for their dishes, they are supporting local businesses as well.

Special Events

State and Lemp Boise will also accommodate private events. It is advised that guests who want to reserve the entire place must call for details and pricing. Because of the size of the restaurant, this venue is ideal for smaller, more intimate gatherings.

For more information about the reservations and their menu, contact State and Lemp, Boise at 208-429-6735.


State & Lemp, 2870 W. State St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-429-6735

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