People love the bacon and Mr. Berryhill (and in that order) at this downtown lunch and dinner spot torn from the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog. The tomato basil soup comes in third. If chef/owner John Berryhill spends any time at home, we can’t imagine when it is. The restaurant is obviously his life and he always seems to be there, greeting guests, folding napkins as diners excuse themselves to go to the restroom, and happily chatting about his suppliers and food. If you’re frightened by the formality of a dinner accompanied with live piano music, you shouldn’t be. Berryhill might serve up one of the best racks of lamb in the northern hemisphere—brushed with honey and lavender, then seared and finished in the oven with rosemary roasted potatoes and sautéed vegetables—but this is still Boise, where you can show up most anywhere in either suit and tie or jeans and flip-flops, even if it's to one of the best Boise restaurants. Or try lunch, when there’s usually no pianist on duty and, weather permitting, the prized seats are on the patio.
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex
- Delivery: Yes
- Takeout Available: Yes