An Interesting and Delectable Evening at Chandler’s Steakhouse in Boise Idaho

On our August Culinary Adventure to Boise Idaho our farewell dinner was held at Chandler’s Steakhouse home of the 10 Minute Martini and in my opinion delicious upscale grub.

Located in downtown Boise Idaho at the new Hotel 43, Chandlers is an upscale dinner house specializing in prime corn fed steaks and Kobe-Style Beef. An incredible fresh seafood menu featuring delicacies from around the world and a three course prix fixe dinner menu featuring Idaho-sourced ingredients round out a menu that has already won praise from guests that have dined at Chandlers, not to mention the Best Steakhouse Award from the Idaho Statesman’s 2010 Best of the Treasure Valley.

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The pictures above are of these delectable delights:

Fresh ahi and hamachituna, diced and towered
with avocado, tomato,red onion, red chili,
ginger, and sesame seed vinaigrette with Asian
sesame crisps.

This appetizer fit in perfectly with our 10 minute martini’s and the story they tell about them on their site describes them perfectly. We also had a surprise visit from the Secret Service.  John Andrew Boehner the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives was in town doing some business and stopped in at the restaurant to have some dinner. He even stopped at our table for a few moments to say hello! Regardless of your politics, watching the Secret Service swoop in was an amazing sight.


Pan roasted Snake River sturgeon served
with jade risotto and citrus butter.

Baked cream and fromage blanc cheese
with vanilla, orange zest graham-cracker
crust, and wild-honey sauce.

Since we were on a Culinary Tour in Idaho, the menu they had for us consisted of all Idaho sourced ingredients and dishes. We had Sturgeon earlier in the week and it was so good I chose the Sturgeon off the menu. It was so buttery and melt in my mouth delicious and the rice was the best compliment to the entire meal. Don’t get me started about the dessert!! I would say that is was one of the best meals I have had in a long time and was the perfect end to a GREAT week.

Rex Chandler, veteran award winning restaurateur whose restaurants in Hawaii, California, and Sun Valley, Idaho, have provided a long history of fine dining experiences for Idahoans, brings his latest creation to the Treasure Valley.



Chandlers also includes the Martini Bar with famous master mixologist, Pat Carden, the creator of the Ten-Minute Martini and winner of the Best Classic Martini in the 2008 & 2009 Martini Mix-Off. Read the story behind the Ten-Minute Martini.


There’s live music 7 night a weeks from a variety of amazing performers. Our musicians are hand-picked by our musical director, and renowned musician, Dan Costello. The wine list features two hundred fifty selections, over twenty wines offered by the glass and received the 2008, 2009 & 2010 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.


I recommend this restaurant to anyone who lives or travels to Boise Idaho and appreciates a comfortable upscale environment, live music, great cocktails, and really good food. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

Chandlers is open 7 nights a week for dinner starting at 5:30 P.M. Our Martini Bar opens daily at 4:00 P.M. for cocktails, light appetizers and live jazz entertainment. Don’t forget about Prime Rib Sundays featuring slow roasted prime rib on our special Sunday prix fixe menu. Private party and banquet rooms are also available for lunch and dinner; please contact us directly for more information