The Cottonwood Grille is a favorite spot for Sue Macartney of YourColor.us, a reader of the Idaho Women’s Journal. It was a question she answered on the IWJ Facebook page, and further research tells a grander or grandeur story depending on the type of metal spoon being used.
Perusing the Grille’s website tells its own story. “Inspired Northwest Cuisine in a Relaxed Riverfront Setting”. This tagline elicits something delicate and savory among gentle and soothing water. And it appears to be true.
It is nestled along the Boise River at the corner of 9th and River Streets, and its open, gracious dining space encourages to leave the world behind.
It’s menu items have been created, flavored, and appropriately plated for the most discerning aficionado.
The slow roasted tenderloin is carved and finished with cabernet sauce, while the rack of lamb is crusted with garlic bread crumbs and finished with a minted jus. Idahoans can also discover rare finds like elk, duck, buffalo, and pheasant.
Lunch has the touch of a its master chef with specialty soup blends, pastas, and entrees for all palates.
To avoid the dessert menu would be both a faux pas and poor manners. There is the fresh squeezed key lime pie, raspberry brulee made with vanilla bean custard, and mousse made with Grand Marnier white chocolate.
The Cottonwood Grille seems to pause in its own creation to give equal space for its coterie. They accommodates gluten free diners and Sunday Brunch suitors as well.
Along with Macartney’s recommendation, grand or grandeur, the Cottonwood Grille is impressive.
Mon – Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 9pm
Sunday Brunch: 11am – 3pm
Happy hour daily: 3pm – 6pm