About Solid Grill & Bar

405 S 8th Street STE 100
Boise, ID 83702
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Housed in the historic 8th St Marketplace, Solid Grill & Bar, focuses on local food and beers. We feature eleven local beers on tap; a selection that changes based on the availability of the best offerings from the local brewers. The food is both classic and daring. The menu is wide enough to please any guest while narrow enough to ensure quality and freshness. Vaulted ceilings, brick arches, natural wood, and warm tones make Solid Grill and Bar the perfect dining getaway. The walls are decked with local art that has a distinctly Boise theme. Solid has two happy hours daily from four to six pm and ten to midnight with half priced drinks and a unique appetizer menu. Every Friday and Saturday Solid stays up extra late serving breakfast from midnight to four in the morning.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00am - 4:00am

Cross Street:
Broad

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(208) 345-6620

Website:
http://www.solidboise.com/

Entertainment:
Weather permitting, acoustic musicians serenade outdoor diners throughout the warmer months of the year. Live acoustic dinner music is offered indoors Wednesday nights, weekends, and first Thursdays during the winter months.

Catering:
Off site bar or food catering is available for any special event. Each party is easily tailored to suit your individual needs with endless options available.

Parking Details:
Metered street parking is available. Non-metered street parking available south of Myrtle and 8th Streets. Parking garages located at 9th and Front Streets and at the Hampton Inn, entrance on Capitol Blvd. First hour free in parking garages.

Private Party Facilities:
Main level private room can be reserved for parties up to 30 people. Lower-level banquet room available for parties up to 50 people. Liquid Lounge can be reserved for parties up to 150 people (21 and up only for parties held at Liquid.)

Private Party Contact:
Jeremy Aevermann: 2083718989

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Solid Grill & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

4.1

ambience

3.3

noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

great for lunch (4)
neighborhood gem (3)
great for outdoor dining (3)
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good for groups (2)
late-night find (2)
romantic (1)
fit for foodies (1)
hot spot (1)
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food3
ambience3
service4

Good service. Great chili.

Dined on March 26, 2016

Good service. Great chili.

food1
ambience1
service1

Food tasted as if it was prepared hours ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Food tasted as if it was prepared hours before, grits were dry, cooked vegetables were mushy; drinks where weak and service was slow. Don't waste your time at Solid Grill & Bar.

food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent menu selection and service.

Dined on February 14, 2016

Excellent menu selection and service.

food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Knowledgable server

Dined on January 1, 2016

Our waitress was knowledgable and recognized that I liked darker beers. She suggested we try three other beers and sold two of them. Unfortunately, we couldn't fill our growler since we didn't have a cap. Food was decent, huge portions! The risotto was flavored like Spanish rice and would be better as a brown rice or long grain. Fries were delicious!

Tags: good for groups, late-night find
food4
ambience3
service4

Nice dinner after concert

Dined on November 22, 2015

We had a nice dinner at Solid. Our table was ready when we arrived and our drink orders were filled quickly. The menu is balanced with a bit of a focus on bistro-style. My wife had the herb-grilled chicken with risotto - she loved the chicken but passed on the risotto - just wasn't her style. I had shrimp and grits with roasted onions and peppers - good flavor and portion. Dessert was pumpkin cheesecake (not as creamy as I had hoped) and bread pudding (good but a bit firm) - we shared both. Service was good throughout. Overall, a nice dinner at Solid.

Tags: late-night find
food3
ambience3
service2

So so

Dined on November 7, 2015

this was an OK experience. Nice presentation on the food. The catfish was OK, advertised as pan fried but I suspect it was deep fried. Half the steak was edible but that half was tasty. The rest fat and gristle. The waitress was very distracted, more interested in running back and forth to a large table than checking in on us. Had to wait till half way through my main dish to get the glass of wine I ordered when the first course arrived. Long wait between courses as well. Good happy hour though. Would recommend with reservations

Tags: good for groups, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service4

Great prices, food and service. We reall ...

vip
Dined on May 24, 2015

Great prices, food and service. We really enjoyed our meals.

food5
ambience4
service4

Great spot!

Dined on March 14, 2015

First time I'd been to Solid for dinner. Wife had the ribeye, I had the salmon. Both well-executed, a perfect start to our night out sans kiddos.

food5
ambience5
service5

Awesome

Dined on February 15, 2015

Found this place last minute for Valentine's Day, had an opening at 8:30, went in at 8 and they seated us right then! Both my girlfriend and I ordered sandwiches, they were on our table within 8 minutes! Fast! And delicious, will be coming back later

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

date night

Dined on February 15, 2015

Went for dinner on valentine's day. The staff was so polite and willing to help each other out clearing tables, bringing out drinks, ect. We shared the artichoke dip, the chicken and waffles entree, and the raspberry cheesecake with a brownie crust... which was amazing. Definitely recommend if you want to relax, eat good reasonably priced food, and enjoy the company of whoever is with you.

Tags: romantic
food4
ambience3
service4

Decent food - huge portions.

Dined on September 13, 2014

Live music was kind of not good - could hardly have a conversation at the same table

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food3
ambience5
service5

Gourmand vs. brewpub

Dined on May 18, 2014

Can't beat the atmosphere or beer list. That's why we went. Great service too. Menu seems ambivalent between gourmet and pub (more towards pub). I recommend them going more gourmet, although I understand the balancing act with beer.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food1
ambience3
service1

Three of the orders were wrong,

Dined on April 10, 2014

Three of the orders were wrong, one had a hair in it. One of the guests sat and waited for food while everyone else finished. When that food was brought out, the order was still wrong. Ketchup was also asked for, and the waitress had it in her apron and never dropped it off. I have ate their before and service and food was great, not sure what happened that day.

food4
ambience5
service5

Delicious

Dined on March 8, 2014

The food is fantastic. The chicken cordon blue had a nice twist of bacon. It's a great place to go when you want to spend a little extra money.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience3
service1

Service sucked could not get

Dined on March 2, 2014

Service sucked could not get drinks did not put are hole order in and one person never even got their food

food5
ambience4
service5

Great comfort food downtown Boise

Dined on February 15, 2014

Fun downtown vibe, great comfort food menu. Something for everybody. Nikki was great.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience2
service4

We had dinner there on New

Dined on January 1, 2014

We had dinner there on New Year's Eve. We were seated promptly and the food was delicious. We brought in our own champagne and wine and their corkage fees were only $10.00. There were four of us and between us we had the Rib-Eye Steak, Shrimp and Grits and the Chicken Corden Bleu and all were delicious. The clams (for being frozen) were very good as an appetizer. Would definitely return to this restaurant.

Tags: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service3

Great bar food!

Dined on November 30, 2013

This is a very casual dining experience, but the food is amazing! The nachos as well as the cardiac arrest burger are delicious! I think this place is much better for lunch as opposed to dinner, but its always a good meal at Solid.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food1
ambience4
service4

Average

Dined on July 20, 2013

Just ok. That's it. Steak was so thin. Potatos were to salty.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5

Graduation

Dined on May 18, 2013

I had a great graduation lunch with my friends and family. I'm glad I chose solid as my event place.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service4

Yummy

Dined on May 11, 2013

Food was delicious and service was great! My group had a wonderful time.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience5
service4

Great Food and Service

Dined on May 2, 2013

The menu had something for everyone. Spoiler alert - when it says spicy it means spicy! The food was outstanding. Our server was extremely helpful with suggestions, but never hovered. The entire dining experience was nice. The lighting is something to see, especially the lights over the bar. The music on the patio was great, although it was a bit chilly so we ate inside.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service5

Shrimp and grits with sausage

vip
Dined on April 13, 2013

Shrimp and grits with sausage gravy were a killer combo!

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience1
service4

College Bar Scene

Dined on February 15, 2013

Service was great food was great. Definitely do not take your sweatheart here for a romantic evening. Its very bar like bright lights even after they dimmed them. I requested a private table and we seated literally right next to a lounge area for playing board games with shelves full of family games. My wife and I began having a quiet personal conversation an we were interrupted by a young couple loud and obnoxious playing board games no more that 6 feet away. We had to ask to be moved to a more private table. Again great food and drinks but not a romantic place to eat. I will not be returning again unless Im with the guys and they drag me there kicking and screaming. Great location, great menu get rid of the college bar scene gear. Cheers

Tags: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience5
service4

The atmosphere was great!

Dined on February 15, 2013

The atmosphere was great! Our potatoes were cold the first time, sent them back, they were raw and warm the second time. We did not get a discount on meal other than 'your desert is free', but that's because it was Valentines day. Anyway, I won't order the Augraten potatoes again, my friends meals were okay. It is a hot location for a place in downtown Boise, loved the pillows on the bench behind us, I really appreciated the accomadations for my awesome date. Thank you!

Tags: romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5

A Solid Choice

Dined on January 13, 2013

We had a great time at Solid. We sat right in front of the live musician and enjoyed a great meal. The service was excellent and eager to recommend top choices.

Tags: hot spot
food4
ambience5
service5

great place to start/end the party!

Dined on January 13, 2013

Great place for a group!! We had 12 in our party and spent nearly 5 hours eating and drinking (GREAT drink options!) and playing games in the game corner before heading next door to the comedian at liquid laughs. It made for a full night of fun, and our server was incredible!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
food2
ambience3
service3

The place wasn't pretty empty

vip
Dined on November 8, 2012

The place wasn't pretty empty for lunch with only 2-other patrons in the entire establishment. The food was just fair; nothing spectacular. Since it is downtown, I think I spent more time looking for a spot to park & getting enough change collected for the meter, than eating at the restaurant. It didn't take long to get my fish tacos, but the entree smelled fishy before it even reached the table. A good fish dish at a restaurant should never smell overwhelming fishy. It is not like I was opening a can of Starkist tuna.

food5
ambience5
service4

The restaurant is in a beautiful,

Dined on October 7, 2012

The restaurant is in a beautiful, old 8th Street building which gives is a great feeling and atmosphere right away. We loved the spinach/artichoke dip we ordered for an appetizer. Had 4 different main dishes and everyone thought they were all very good. The sweet potato enchiladas were the most unique.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service4

Nice evening

Dined on May 6, 2012

The food and service was good, we will be returning again!

Tags: good for groups
food3
ambience3
service3

Fun Atmosphere

Dined on April 25, 2012

The happy hour was great. We lucked out with the weather so the patio dinning was perfect.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service3

The staff at Solid aren't

Dined on March 22, 2012

The staff at Solid aren't very receptive to reservations. This was the second time we've had reservations. The first time we called and they couldn't find it at all, this time it took them a while to find it, even with "Open Table" and there were a few tables ready so we were seated right away. The food is consistently very good, they were busier than expected the night we went so not enough staff, though they did apologize for that. We enjoy going there, but they need to fix their reservation system.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Great place to eat. I was

Dined on March 17, 2012

Great place to eat. I was with my daughter from out of state looking at Boise State. The Mac and Cheese was the best ever. And the S'more Bomb!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service3

Middle of the Road.

Dined on January 22, 2012

Entire staff had a sense of humor, greatly appreciated this while having to wait just a bit for our reservation. Drinks were delicious and strong, and the fries were amazing, but my main dish of mac and cheese was a touch on the bland side. Loved the artichoke hearts included, but could have gone for more cheese flavor. Not a lot to muffle the noise in this place, but live music was a nice addition. S'Mores Bomb for dessert was just too sweet and sticky. Some cold ice cream to break up the marshmallow goo might have saved it.

Tags: late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5

Solid is an amazing place

Dined on November 5, 2011

Solid is an amazing place in the heart of downtown Boise. The patio is a fantastic with shaded areas and live music on Sunday afternoons - it is the perfect place to enjoy the Idaho summer. The fried pickles are a must... seriously a must. Fantastic cocktails - the spicy Bloody Mary and Lemonade are my favorites. The Cubano is amazing, Lamb Gyro, Club Sandwich are without peer. A meal at Solid is never a bad idea.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service2

All the entrees were tasty

Dined on October 30, 2011

All the entrees were tasty and well priced. It took about 30-40 minutes from the time we placed our orders until our food arrived, so it was not speedy. It was not busy the night we were there. Nice view of BoDo, good people watching.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food2
ambience2
service4

Nice to sit out on the balcony

Dined on August 28, 2011

Nice to sit out on the balcony and people watch............. good entertainment IF you are not sitting under a speaker... food is fine the price is fair...... the wine list needs improving!!!!

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
food3
ambience3
service1

"Solid" was nothing to write

Dined on May 8, 2011

"Solid" was nothing to write home about. Food was average, service was horrible (didn't get my water refilled the whole night). Left lots to be desired.

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