The Restaurant In Idaho That Was Named One Of The Best In The Country

Editor’s Note: As of March 2019, State & Lemp has permanently closed.

Idahoans really, really enjoy their food and the community that comes from dining with friends and loved ones. But despite so many delicious restaurants around the state, it isn’t often that one gets to be nationally recognized. One itty-bitty Idaho gem, however, has earned country-wide fame and was just recently ranked as one of the 100 Best Restaurants in America by Business Insider and OpenTable for the second year in a row– a feat which took into consideration over 10 million restaurant reviews and more than 24,000 restaurants in all 50 states. But only restaurants with a minimum qualifying number of reviews from this past year were considered– which means humble Idaho had a major population gap to overcome to make the list. How awesome is that?!

State & Lemp, tucked away in Boise but found well outside of the capital’s main restaurant block, is a truly special dining destination that made BI’s list for good reason. Creative, upscale, social, and totally minimalistic, this spectacular community-style restaurant is based on the fresh, local concept of fine dining as a collective experience. And it’ll blow you away from start to finish. Check it out!

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If dining at America’s 100 best restaurants wasn’t on your bucket list before, maybe it should be! But give State & Lemp a try first; your tastebuds will thank you.