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The Lively, Boise, ID

The Lively

4.7
4.7
491 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located just blocks from the Capitol Building, we'll welcome you with graceful, genuine hospitality into our home. Our culinary experience draws its inspiration from the bounty of the region. Our classic cocktails are sophisticated and our craft cocktails are beguiling. Our hope is simple- to invite you again and again to eat, drink and be lively.

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2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Continental
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (208) 209-5503
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Edward Higgins
  • Neighbourhood
    Boise
  • Cross Street
    5th and Bannock
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Revelry Wine Dinner

    US$150.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 25, 2024 only
    We're thrilled to partner with Revelry Vintners from Walla Walla, bringing you the exquisite tastes of summer vines, seasonal meats, and fresh harvests. Indulge in six unique courses expertly paired with Revelry's Aerials series single varietals. Join us on Tuesday, the 25th at 6:00 pm. Please be aware that this is a hand curated meal. While we are normally able to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies, this meal experience will not be able to be modified.
  • July's Afternoon High Tea

    US$50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 13, 2024 only
    Enjoy a relaxing Saturday afternoon out with our Lively Afternoon Tea service! This delightful monthly event includes a choice of fine organic tea and an abundant selection of handmade sweet and savory goodies from our culinary team. Caviar add-ons and gluten free options are available and can be selected at booking. Cocktails and champagne are available a la carte during the event. Greet the weekend with friends in style in our bright, beautiful dining room. Tickets are limited and go quickly, so book today!
    July's Afternoon High Tea photo
  • July Sushi in the Speakeasy

    US$150.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 17, 2024 only
    A unique six course sushi dinner with eye-opening sake pairings, curated by our Executive Chef Edward Higgins and Sommelier Railli Kowall. Dinner begins at 6:00pm on the third Wednesday of every month and is set in the exclusive Bar No. 40—The Lively's hidden Speakeasy! Seats are VERY LIMITED and the menu is different every month-don't miss your chance-BOOK NOW!
    July Sushi in the Speakeasy photo

What 491 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Idaho

    Best Ambience

  • Idaho

    Great for fine wines

  • Idaho

    Romantic

  • Idaho

    Good for special occasions

  • Idaho

    Lively

  • Idaho

    American

  • Boise

    Best Ambience

  • Boise

    Great for fine wines

  • Boise

    Romantic

  • Boise

    Good for special occasions

  • Boise

    Lively

491 Reviews
  1. Brent

    Boise

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. Classy surroundings. Highly recommend.

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  2. Jenn

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and atmosphere but unfortunately there was a noisy private party on the first level which we could hear. Other than that it was a fabulous evening

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great way to celebrate our anniversary. The food and cocktails were amazing and our service was great!

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  4. trham

    Seattle

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    he food and ambience were impeccable as usual. For the first time that we have been going to he Lively, The service was mediocre and VERY slow. We recommend the Lively assuming the other members of the wait staff are up to the Lively's reputation

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience was very happy with all aspects

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  6. Texan

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a celebration or just a really good meal!!

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  7. Brian

    Boise

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, service and ambience. Large parties can make the room a bit loud, but it is a great place to dine or try a craft cocktail.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good and the young woman who seated us was friendly and polite. The waiter was terrible. He rushed our order, seemed annoyed when we asked for descriptions of dishes, kept interrupting our conversations, and continually tried to upswell us. He also requested to clear the table before everyone was finished their meal. When he came to take our dessert and further drink order, we expressed a desire to wait ( we just wanted to sit and talk). He was back 5 minutes later! This was on a Thursday night, not a busy Saturday night, where you may be looking to turn over tables. At a restaurant of this caliber, I would expect a waiter to be better trained.

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  9. BettyC

    Boise

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We attended a special event dedicated to the chef’s cultural roots. The quality of the ingredients & service was impeccable. There were a few mis-steps probably due to it being a well-attended event & the challenge of serving a large group at the same time (no silverware on the table, many guests contended with table legs, the main course being a little undercooked). It also would have been nice if a suggested wine pairing would have been offered. Having said that, the staff was well skilled in suggesting appropriate glasses of wine with each course. We will definitely dine at the Lively again.

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  10. MargaretB

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Food and service were outstanding.

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FAQs

The Lively offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (208) 209-5503.

The Lively is rated 4.7 stars by 491 OpenTable diners.

The Lively does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Lively

505 W Bannock St, Boise, ID 83702-5917

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    5th and Bannock
  • Neighbourhood
    Boise
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Continental
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Edward Higgins
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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