BOISE A new restaurant is set to open Monday in downtown Boise, and with it comes the creation of 70 jobs.
Ruth's Chris Steak House, the largest fine-dining chain in the world wants to contribute to the Boise food scene and the economy.
From the moment you step in the door, one can easily see why the restaurant chain that started 48 years ago in New Orleans, now dots the world.
We really have striven to create an ambiance that is very modern, very upscale and still very comfortable, said Ruth's Chris Steak House General Manager Don Leader.
Ruth's Chris is the anchor restaurant in the new Zion's Bank Building at 8th and Main streets downtown.
We are really thrilled to be partnered into this space. When Gardner produced this building it seemed like the perfect marriage for us to join hand in hand and open up on the main floor here, said Leader.
With the opening is the creation of 70 jobs.
Beyond just creating a job, our goal is to really create a family here, and so the individuals that we have on staff here now are an amazing blend.
About half of those jobs are in the kitchen, where Executive Chef Bryan Forcina leads the way.
This is where all the magic and love happens, said Executive Chef Bryan Forcina.
In a kitchen that has 15 people working in it on any given night, teamwork is key.
That's what's going to separate us from a lot of other restaurants is how much we teach, how much we develop, how much we care about our team members, because here we're trying to create a sense of family, not a job, said Forcina.
And you can t leave out the well known steaks, thick prime steaks from the Midwest, picked from only two percent of all cattle.
Outside of that, Forcina says almost all of their other food is bought in Idaho.
We partnered with great local vendors and great local artisans, said Forcina. We're getting fresh local produce six days a week, bread is baked here in Boise, we get it delivered every morning. You're not going to get more local than a couple blocks down the street.
Inside the restaurant are two unique paintings to this Ruth's Chris.
There s a tribute to the Old Eastman Building and another of the first Ruth's Chris, both created by local artist Ward Hooper.
This is an experience from start to finish, when you walk in the door to when we say thank you, said Forcina.
On February 15th, Zion's Bank will hold its grand opening celebration. As part of that celebration the Goo Goo Dolls will perform a free concert outside at 8th and Main.