Modern Bar Re-Opens for Business

A bartender at the modern with tattoos on their forearm, gently pushes the Western Dynasty cocktail across the 3form countertop towards the photographer. The craft cocktail is a maroon color with a large clear ice cube and a twist of lemon served in a highball glass. The bar behind is stocked with typical bar tools like shakers, strainers, and other garnishes. On the wall behind the bartender you can see part of the liquor cabinet in the mid-century building in downtown boise idaho historic linen district.

Guests can expect the innovative cocktails and carefully curated wine and beer selection the Modern is known for, but the food on offer will be distinctive and delicious small bites, not full entrees. The Modern will launch a full dinner menu this fall.

Modern Hotel, Txikiteo Close Temporarily During Public Health Crisis

We are closely following each new development in the progression of the Covid-19 pandemic and have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the Modern and Txikiteo. We believe this is the most responsible action to take in the face of this new and growing public health crisis. We all know that health care workers are on the front lines treating the sick; our job in the hospitality industry is to do everything we can to make sure people stay healthy in the first place.

Txikiteo \chee-kee-tay-o\

Txikiteo is a new eatery in the Linen District. More European than American in its approach, Txikiteo is a neighborhood place to gather at any time of the day for coffee, tapas, charcuterie, wine and beer. Serving fresh, authentic dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, Txikiteo’s menu is internationally influenced yet locally procured.  Seasonal ingredients are appropriately featured (think summer cheeses, autumn vegetables), and will occasionally showcase the produce of great artisans from around the world. 

Burning Lamb: A Modern Tradition

“God sends meat, and the Devil sends cooks.” It’s not clear if Dan Ansotegui is actually sent by Satan, but one bite of his roast lamb and you’ll think he for sure made a deal with him; it’s that tender, that juicy, that crisply perfect. The public gets a chance to taste for themselves during […]

How Do You Say Txikiteo?

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Txikiteo is a new eatery in downtown Boise – opening March 2018 – at the corner of Idaho & 14th streets Txikiteo, in Basque, means the feeling of the pub crawl, of sharing wine and tapas with friends, and from there — who knows where the night might lead? Txikiteo managers – Chef David King […]

Meriwether + Modern = Fresh New Boise Cider

For ten years, The Modern has been about highlighting the best Boise has to offer by working with other local businesses, artists, and city leaders. In that tradition, The Modern is proud to introduce The Forager, a new cider by Meriwether Cider Company created in collaboration with the Modern’s chef Nate Whitley and bar and […]

Global Taste, Locally Sourced: Refugee Restaurant Week at The Modern

From October 10th to the 15th, in a handful of professional kitchens in Boise, amateur chefs from around the world will bring an extra dash of global flavor to Boise’s dining scene. Refugee Restaurant Week will feature cuisine from far-flung regions of the world, planned and prepared by those who know it best: the people […]