Idaho August 08, 2016
Try These 10 Idaho Restaurants For A Magical Outdoor Dining Experience
Sometimes, food just tastes better
al fresco. We’ve introduced you to some of the best waterfront restaurants in Idaho, but if you’re a little too far from the water to partake in beach and riverfront dining, we’ve got you covered! Idaho is full of magical places to dine that have the perfect ambiance, no matter your locale. Spoiler alert: Some of these incredible patios might even have water features…how’s that for dining with a view?
1. Cottonwood Grille, Boise
There are few outdoor settings quite as magical Cottonwood Grille's lush setting right on the Boise River. Refreshing shade trees, natural vegetation, and the gentle sounds of the water will make this upscale patio your new favorite getaway!
2. 36th Street Bistro, Boise
Quiet and lovely, this European-inspired garden center and bistro features a bubbling fountain, an Italian pergola, and plenty of shade from which to enjoy your stunning meal. Each fresh and flavorful dish also comes with a perfect wine pairing if desired.
3. Sawtooth Club, Ketchum
This upscale outdoor venue has an impeccable view of the valley. The rooftop access is perfect for people-watching while you dine!
4. Gretchen's, Ketchum
A relaxing open terrace and posh interior makes this Sun Valley region staple a must-visit for a scrumptious breakfast with mountain town views.
5. Power House, Hailey
By bike lovers for bike lovers, this hidden gem is basically an epic backyard barbecue. The wooden deck out back is shaded and low-key, making it the perfect place to grab some grub or a drink with friends.
6. Bakery by the Lake at Parkside, Coeur d'Alene
Incredible baked goods and a chic, urban patio with park views gives this bakery an edge over the competition.
7. Le Peep, Coeur d'Alene
The ritziest, romantic romantic restaurants are often thought to have the best views, but what about a breakfast bistro? Le Peep is a CDA classic, and the riverfront setting is to die for.
8. Headwaters Grille, Victor
Outdoor dining is taken to scenic new levels with covered patio at Headwaters Grille at the Teton Springs Resort. Views of the Tetons are a given, but the expansive grounds of the resort make for a refreshing breath of fresh air as well.
9. Mialina Pizzeria, Moscow
With backyard-style hanging lights criss-crossed above dozens of well spaced tables and the perfect locale for enjoying the brisk nightlife of downtown Moscow, Maialina's outdoor patio is a well-loved favorite.
10. Bella Aquila, Eagle
For a truly exquisite outdoor dining experience, Bella Aquila is hard to beat. Urban, chic, and tucked away in its own resort-like private oasis (waterfalls included), this incredible restaurant is sure to impress on your next date night.
With summer winding down and fall on the horizon, the weather is magnificent for outdoor dining. These fabulous restaurants will give you all the fresh air you need to make your meal taste that much better – and you still have months to enjoy them before winter!
What other restaurant patios are simply incredible? There are so many to choose from! Be sure to check out our list of
Idaho’s best waterfront restaurants as well!