Cottonwood Grille

Nestled by the Boise River, the Cottonwood Grille offers seasonal Northwest fare, farm-fresh wild game, Double R Ranch northwest beef and fresh seafood. Our restaurant is ideal for any occasion, whether you want a romantic evening by a crackling fire in a rustic, wood-accented dining room or casual lunch by the river on a relaxed, expansive outdoor patio. We’re open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. We are also home to one of Boise’s most popular happy hours, which happens daily from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Along with more than 200 different wines, we offer private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 80 people and are perfect for receptions, business meetings or family celebrations. We have ample parking and we’re close to downtown, Boise State University, the Boise Art Museum and Zoo Boise. Come find out why we’re often voted in the top three for seafood, outdoor dining and fine dining by the Idaho Statesman’s Best of the Treasure Valley.






Bar & Wine

The full-service bar at the Cottonwood Grille offers something for everyone, featuring new, handcrafted specialty cocktails, Northwest and Idaho microbrews, and a wine list with more than 180 carefully selected vintages from around the world, including more than a dozen available by the glass.

To view our wine and specialty cocktail menus, please click here.

The Cottonwood Grille’s bar is also home to one of Boise’s most popular Happy Hours, daily from 3-6 p.m and Saturday from 11-6, with $3.00 wells, $3.00 house wines and half-priced select appetizers. In warmer months, you can also enjoy these savings on our beautiful patio overlooking the Boise River and Greenbelt.

With two televisions, bar-top, booth and table seating, the bar is a comfortable place to enjoy your favorite drink, watch sports or catch up on the news. If you’re in the mood for food, you can order from our dining room menu or our special bar menu, featuring quick bites and favorite flavors.

To view our bar’s food menu, please click here.



Banquets, Meetings & Special Events

Looking for an ideal place to host your next reception, business meeting or family celebration? The River Room is a dedicated banquet and event space at the Cottonwood Grille, perfect for meetings, events, private parties and special occasions, accommodating up to 80 guests. When weather permits, our expansive outdoor patio overlooking the Boise River is another popular option for groups. Finally, The Alcove, a more intimate private dining room, offers space for up to 28. Whichever you choose, you and your guests will enjoy our award-winning food and gracious service in a warm, relaxed atmosphere–with ample free parking on-site.

A note on A/V equipment:

In the River Room, we offer a projection screen, microphone, speakers, iPod dock, an A/V cart, Musak and radio. You will need to provide your own projector, laptop, etc. Groups in The Alcove must supply their own A/V equipment.

For complete details on our group experiences, please contact Maryl at 208.333.9800 or email

Banquets at Cottonwood Grille




Gift Cards


Give the gift of a memorable dining experience with the click of your mouse. A gift card from the Cottonwood Grille is a great way to celebrate any occasion and the recipient will be treated to a special experience when they visit us. Cottonwood Grille gift cards are sent via first-class mail and usually arrive within 3-7 business days. They never expire and any unused balance can be reserved for a second dining experience.

Please note: If you’re purchasing a gift card for someone at an address different from your own, please be sure to change the shipping address in PayPal to their address, or provide that information to us in the “Note to the Seller” field.

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