Tom Nickel already had a successful endeavor on Ketchum’s Main Street, so for his second offering to the downtown dining scene, he went back to the well and created the wonderful and always original Elevation 486, located on the beautiful Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, 90 miles south of Ketchum. The restaurant sites 486 feet above the Snake River and offers one-of-a-kind views of the Canyon and Perraine Bridge.
Two years later, this popular establishment appeals equally to both locals and tourists with an enticing menu, professional staff, and comfortable vibe. Guests can enjoy an ice-cold brew at the popular bar, relax with a cocktail around the cozy fireplace, or settle into a comfy booth for a superb dinner where they will have the very tough job of choosing from the eclectic menu that Nickel characterizes as “creative interpretations of classic bistro fare.”
“Our guests are increasingly savvy and sophisticated about the foods they eat,” says Nickel, “and we try to stay right with them, catering to their needs and offering the freshest, most healthful ingredients available. All of our beef is grass-fed and raised hormone and antibiotic-free from a family of farms in Oregon and Idaho.”
Customer favorites include the Grilled Flat Iron Steak brushed with savory Béarnaise Butter, Seared Alaskan Sea Scallops with Jalapeño-cream Sauce, New Orleans-style Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya, Braised Idaho Lamb Shank with Pinot Noir Reduction and Honey-Glazed Chicken basted with soy, ginger and orange zest. And their extensive bar menu serves up the best burgers and appetizers in town!
Whether your outing means enjoying a bowl of homemade soup by thefire, a quick brew at the bar or a special dinner with friends, this place is not to be missed. Elevation 486 . . . Food and Spirits for the New West.
Phone: (208) 737-0486
Hours:Monday-Saturday11:30am-1:00am, Sunday Brunch from 11:00am-2:00pm, Dinner Service begins at 4:00pm.
Outdoor dining: Patio overlooking the Snake River
Beverages: Full bar, Extensive Wine List
Type of cuisine: Creative Interpretations of American Fare
Service: Dine In, Takeout, Kids Menu, Private Banquet Room