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[Boise, ID] We laughed at the headline in the Idaho Stateman.

It read, “This ‘glamorous’ new Boise restaurant is inspired by 1950s, ’60s. When a steak cost $69?”

Ah, upscale has arrived in Idaho.

“A stylish new fine-dining option has arrived in downtown Boise,” the newspaper continues. “It’s taken over the space that housed Asiago’s for two decades.”

“Stardust has a ‘glamorous, mid-century modern’ interior design, according to a media release,” reports the Stateman. “‘The name Stardust is an ode to the 1950s casino in Las Vegas by the same name and also an ode to the late singer David Bowie … The mid-century modern theme is being carried through to the design of the cuisine. Chef Robert DeBolt has created a neo-classic-style menu that is a modern take on what fine dining was like in the late 1950s and early 1960s.'”

Executive Chef Robby DeBolt’s inclusive menu presents both a beef and vegetarian Wellington. Nice. Also offered are crispy salmon, bouillabaisse and a vegan piccata. Appetizers include foie gras and a “faux” gras. Also, nice.

We note that Stardust offers a drag bingo happy hour on Sundays. Given the political climate in America, if that $69 Kansas City Strip price tag discourages knuckleheads from showing up with semi-automatic weapons, we are good with that. So, get down with your bad self, Coco Freeo.

On its Resy reservations page, restaurant owner Jamie Burns shares that the idea of Stardust “is to showcase a contradiction between exceptional cuisine, elegant atmosphere, and a knowledgeable, diverse staff that represents themselves fully and authentically.”


“Though I dream in vain
In my heart it will remain
My stardust melody
A memory of love’s refrain.”

Stardust opened its doors Mar. 8, 2023, and we are here for it.


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