The Love Chef

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Address: 913 West River Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: (208) 333-9800
Type of Food: Contemporary American
Hours: 7 days
Dress: Adult
Price Range: Entrees $15.95-$26.95
Reservations: Suggested - especially patio dining
Description of Restaurant:

A most attractive space along the Boise River that I was introduced to by local TV producers while I was making appearances on Boise TV.

When I finished a scrumptious meal I was so satisfied that I complimented everyone on the dining floor for such an experience -- outstanding!!

Fantastic service and fantastic food at the same location!!! UTOPIA!!! Worth a plane ride.

Dine, season permitting, on the beautiful patio or in the high ceiling luxurious dining room, with fireplaces surrounded by sandstone and alderwood.

The Food

Specialty Appetizers:
Oysters on the Half Shell @ $10.95
Six Pacific cold water oysters served chilled with mignonette, cocktail sauce and lemon, or Rockefeller, baked with spinach, roasted shallots and Parmesan cheese.

Dungeness Crab Cocktail @ $11.95
Fresh North Pacific crab, steamed out of the shell and served chilled with horseradish tomato sauce and lemon.
Specialty Entrees :
Peppered Mahi Mahi @ $23.05
Firm Pacific game fish encrusted with Tellicherry peppercorns, finished with a roasted tarragon tomato butter sauce. Recommended Wine: Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc @ $9.25

Sautéed Atlantic Haddock @ $23.95
Exceptional white mild hook and line fish pan seared golden and served over fresh braised spinach with sauce Provencal. Recommended Wine: Chateau Montelena Chardonnay @ $9.75

Roast Monkfish @ $23.95
Firm white cold water fish, known as the “poor man’s Lobster” cooked whole, sliced and served with an oyster mushroom cream sauce. Recommended Wine: Caldero Alto Adige Pinot Grigio @ $9.25

Muscovy Duck Breast @ $23.95
Fresh farm raised duck pan seared medium, slice and Served with an Idaho huckleberry gastrique. Recommended Wine: L’Ecole No. 41 Syrah @ $8.00

Roast Venison Sirloin @ $22.95
Tender Black Pine Ranch venison sirloin, recommended Medium rare and finished with a green peppercorn demi-glace. Recommended Wine: Topanga Black & White Cabernet @ $8.75
Some Appetizers :
Fried Polenta @ $7.95
Basil and provolone cheese mixed in a soft cornmeal cake, cooked crisp and served with marinara sauce.

Olive and Tomato Tapanade @ $6.95
Kalamata olive and sun dried tomato tapanade served with toasted crostini and Rolling Stone Farm goat cheese.

Baked Brie @ $8.95
Warm soft French cheese in a light crepe batter, served with lingonberry chutney.

Cottonwood Platter @ $11.95
Imported and domestic cheeses, smoked meats and fish served with fresh fruit and assorted crackers.

Asian Soy Salad @ $10.95
Marinated tofu, seitan, tempeh on Asian greens with crisp veggies and a sesame soy citrus vinaigrette.
Some Entrees :

Cottonwood Stir Fry @ $14.95
Marinated tofu, seitan and tempeh sautéed with crisp veggies in a citrus soy glace on brown rice.

Pan Seared Idaho Trout @ $16.95
Fresh boneless Ruby trout sautéed and finished with a toasted almond butter sauce.

Salmon in a Cage @ $17.95
Fresh farm raised salmon filet wrapped in crispy Idaho potato and finished with a lemon beurre blanc.

Grilled Prime Sirloin @ $21.95
Aged sirloin steak dusted with cracked peppercorns and served with a creamy peppercorn sauce.

Prime Rib @ $24.95
Oven roasted rib rack slow cooked whole, sliced and served au jus with creamed horseradish sauce.

New York Strip @ $25.95
Aged 14 oz. strip loin delicately grilled or seared to your desired temperature.

Oven Roasted Chicken @ $15.95
Slow roasted Petaluma all-natural chicken, carved off the bone, served with a garlic chicken glace.

Seafood Linguini @ $15.95
Tender morsels of fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, clams and mussels with mushrooms and Roma tomato in a dill cream sauce, tossed with fresh spinach pasta.

Chicken and Gorgonzola Tortellini @ $16.95
Slow roasted chicken and wild mushrooms cooked in a Gorgonzola cream sauce with fresh three cheese filled pasta.

Jumbo Prawn Scampi @ $17.95
Tender jumbo shrimp sautéed in a classic caramelized garlic and white wine butter sauce with fresh capellini pasta.


A must and worth every calorie!!


A great wine by the glass list and a most interesting selection of wine.

Your ‘Love Chef’ will long remember this wonderful experience.

“The Love Chef” (Francis Anthony) is the author of several cookbooks and appears on local and national TV. You can find his cookbooks at and/or visit his website “Cooking With Love” and “The Love Chef” are registered trademarks.


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