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New steak and seafood restaurant to open next month in Downtown Boise

Owyhee Tavern Steak & Sea will open Oct. 8 in The Owyhee at 11th and Main streets in Boise.
Owyhee Tavern Steak & Sea will open Oct. 8 in The Owyhee at 11th and Main streets in Boise. Provided by Owyhee Tavern

Owyhee Tavern Steak & Sea is ready to make its Downtown Boise debut.

The restaurant and bar plans to open in The Owyhee building at 11th and Main Streets on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The 5,500-square-foot restaurant space — formerly home to The Gamekeeper — is the second restaurant venture from Barry Werner, John Toth and Kristy Toth. The three owners also operate Tavern at Bown Crossing, which has served Southeast Boise since 2007 at 3111 S. Bown Way.

However, Owyhee Tavern should not be considered a second Tavern at Bown Crossing location, Werner says.

The Owyhee Tavern menu will focus more on steak and seafood.

Although it’s in a historic building, Owyhee Tavern will have a modern feel, Werner says. The restaurant will include outdoor patio seating on 11th Street, a 115-seat bar area, seating for 150 in the dining space, and two additional private dining and event rooms. The bar will focus on wine and craft cocktails, Werner says, and will offer nine beers on tap.

Restaurant hours (the bar will stay open later): 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. Sunday for brunch, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday for dinner. (The owners are still determining whether brunch will be served on opening weekend.)

Online: www.facebook.com/owyheetavern

Michael Deeds: 208-377-6407, @michaeldeeds

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