Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico
Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico

Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://richardsonsnm.com/
  • Phone: 6022655886
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Brunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining information is available at our website
  • Private Party Contact: Office 6022851780

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maryland
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico
Specializing in New Mexican Cuisine. Richardson’s concept has been around since 1988. Known for our red and green chile and our outstanding Wood Oven Pizzas. Our menu includes a variety of salads, appetizers, pastas, soup of the day and main entrees. Daily specials are written on our blackboards. And we also offer an extensive wine by the glass and reserve selection. We take reservations for parties of four or more.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthwest
Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (16)special occasion (11)great for brunch (11)great for outdoor dining (10)great for lunch (9)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (8)romantic (7)good for groups (6)late-night find (4)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • good but not as great as usual
    lehappy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have been many times before and the service and food have been better...our server was kinda cranky...which I have never had before! Usually everyone is so up beat..she couldn't help us with our food selections and just didn't seem happy at all...my hubby's order wasn't what he though and everyone ended up sharing my order!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We have been regulars for 10 years. This was our worst experience. Had to send food back, but the server did not take it off the bill. The music was very loud and we had to ask multiple times for them to turn it down. Felt like we were in a dance hall. Not the type of music or volume you would expect from this place. Also had to ask to change the channel on the TV. We were not interested in seeing wrestling. Killed the mood. Service was poor. She was friendly but not attentive and poorly trained. The hostess was doing a lot of texting and we learned she was training someone new. Perhaps they need a new manager, as I am hard pressed to return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always terrific
    GobzafunVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is my go to place for out of town guests - and the food is always the star!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great New Mexican Cuisine
    DesertDiner
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Excellent food with great flavors and spicing...the green chili flavor are awesome. Good Tito's Moscow Mules, nice bar. Went there for a business dinner; the service was excellent and the food was outstanding. A wonderful Phoenix gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Great For Groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Although Richardson's is a great place to eat, it's not very conducive for groups of 6 or more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Noisy and overpriced
    ktraveler2
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We brought our out of town guests to Richardson,s and it was so noisy that we could not carry a conversation without shouting and even then we could not hear each other. The food was ok but I felt it was overpriced. Service was ok but not spectacular. Unfortunately I don't think we will be back any time soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch
    Meow
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A small group of us were there Sunday for a 1:00pm brunch. We were given a great corner booth, perfect for talking,comfort - mimosas were great .. I ordered the jalapeno eggs benedict - so good although I wish the jalapeno sauce was just a tad bit spicier - no complaints tho - beans and potatoes on the side. The other 3 guests were severed specials for that day,completely consumed, nicely displayed on the black chalk board. Great ambience, great service, no waiting (as we had reservations) This was my first time at this location - I previously had gone to the original one prior to the fire.. this location is great - I'd glading come and hang out here anytime. Viva Richardsons'
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday brunch
    ohhappyday
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a birthday brunch for my husband on Sunday. We had great service and the restaurant was very comfortable. We noticed several people almost falling due to a step up and then a step down into one of tables in the corner. (even though the waiter/waitress reminded people) Dangerous, I feel a metal strip on carpet would be better. Food was extremely spicy, but delicious. Almost too spicy to us, though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with a Santa Fe taste
    Radar
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Try all the the different margarita's. Mixed plates are a great way to try different foods. Always a treat to eat at Richardson.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disapointed
    ralphyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    notation on reservation was for b-day celebration. no mention of it when dinig?? why bother?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MojooVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Enjoyed the spicy delicious adovado. Great heat! Huge portions. Great guacamole, very tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food and drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I gave 3 stars for service this time because they basically ignored us, but that has never happened to me before--and I eat here all the time. Love the food. Today was brunch, green chili pork enchiladas. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Richardson's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My first visit to the new Richardson's. It felt like nothing changed. Love, love, love the great food and service. Would highly recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Mexico native
    Spiceman
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great selection of Santa Fe like food. Lot's of spicy dishes to choose and an excellent wine list. They do a great job with sea food too !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 4 4 Dinner
    buckeyebadger
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We shared a selection of appetizers and two deserts along with a wonderful red. We had not been back since before the "burn" but will be soon. A bit noisy but it was a Friday night in August. Watch out for the spicy if you are not ready for a sparkle...ask the server and they will even bring a sample...try before you buy as the menu urges
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Food and Service
    Chandler85224
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It has been many years since we dined at Richardson's, so it was wonderful to return and experience its outstanding Mew Mexico style menu again. I can't think of many restaurants in the Valley that so authentically capture Southwestern food and ambience. The food is simply delicious. Some dishes are pretty spicy and all are very flavorful. Our server was attentive and friendly. Overall, our group of four thoroughly enjoyed Richardson's and agreed to add it to our rotation of favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty Brunch
    RegularFoodieWineLover
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My friends and I came in to celebrate a friend's birthday today and had brunch. The food was pretty good; I had ordered the crab cake benedict special. The entree sizes are huge so plan to take the extras home. We had a nice large booth and the server was great about keeping our beverages refilled. We ordered and paid for a birthday dessert to come out (I had requested it in the reservation) and we chose the cheesecake. It was delicious so I would definitely get dessert again when I come back. The bar was packed at 10:30am, possibly because of the awesome $5 bloody mary and mimosa weekend special. The patio looks like a great place to sit when it isn't 100 degrees out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All time favorite
    DaveandPam96
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I've been a loyal customer since 1995 and it never gets old. The food is unbelievable and the service is second to none. I highly recommend you try the skewers to start, anything in the special board, and if the staff recommends something, go for it! I took my wife here for our first date and we have been returning for 18 years. The history is remarkable and the 3 restaurants to choose from are all fabulous. Don't miss this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not live up to the hype!
    Vickster
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had been anxious to try Richardson's but was very disappointed in the food and service. Service was slow and inattentive. The margueritas were boring and tasted watered-down (both regular and prickly pear). Roasted Garlic appetizer was good, but there was not enough toast to last through the dip. We asked for more toast, the waiter was very annoyed and brought us the same bread, untoasted. Both couples at our table shared an entree at the waiter's suggestion (he said we would be too full after the Garlic) and we ordered his "favorite" (the Carne Adovado). We love spicy food, but this was entirely too hot and spicy to enjoy. Also, he knew we were sharing, but there was only 1 tortilla served with it. We won't be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • steve
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were warned that this restaurant is dark but it was worse than we thought. You can't see their menu without using your smartphone light and seeing your food is almost impossible. I've been in sport restaurants where they turn down the light because of their huge TV but it's ridiculous that Richardson's turn their lights down this low! The restaurant is noisy and it seems everyone there are talking as loud as they could. Their food (chipotle ribs and pork tenderloin) is just average, spicy and salty but has no distinct taste. Their flan (dessert) and their drinks are the only saving grace here. The restaurant doesn't have enough waiters/waitresses and their services were slow. In all, we don't recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Richardsons Rocks!
    Manero
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Anytime we are in AZ this is a must do !!! The Prickley Pear Margaritia is awesome! Be sure to get the Quacomole it is Amazing! The hostess and waitress were excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 128 reviews are from the Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico reviews archive.
  • Great southwest food, slow service
    SouthwestDave
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food is great. This was my second trip and all four of us (2newbies) loved it. Service was slow and chaotic (it was Sat night at 6:45and they were busy). The hostess was overwhelmed, running around, took 15 minutes just to check in with a reservation, and not because of bunch of people ahead of us. Took forever to see a waiter and get drinks ordered. There were very long lapses between every phase of the meal. And it wasn't waiting for the kitchen. The first time we ate there was similar. They need more wait staff and/or better systems for dealing with the busy times. Other very good and popular places manage to do it, right? Still, the food is really good, but you have to really want SW food to put up with the service.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Hot Stuff
    gitlawVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    This is a fun, casual spot in central Phoenix. The food tends to be on the spicy-hot side but it is worth it. We enjoyed Richardson's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Love Richardsons!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Amazing meal as always! Mommy thoroughly enjoyed her Mother's Day Brunch! :-)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly good food and service
    JessVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We ate at Richardson's on a Saturday night based on a suggestion from friends. Our experience at Richardson's, unfortunately, began with a rough start. The hostess seemed to be hiding at her little station inside the restaurant. I went up to her to let her know we were here for our 8pm reservation (it was just before 8pm). She told us our table wasn't ready yet and then just stared at me rudely. I asked if we could get a drink at the bar to prompt her to some action resembling customer service, and then she basically shooed us away to a corner not at the bar to order drinks and again, rudely told us there was no cocktail menu when asked about it. Aside from the hostess, the rest of our service and experience was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time but.....
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were seated in the "cave" booth in the back corner which had NO lighting and despite flashlights, candles and LED lights, it was very difficult to see the food or the company we were with. We had friends visiting from back east and had raved about Richardson's to them, but frankly, it was just too dark back there and hard to determine what you were eating. Several ordered the enchilada plate (3 different ones) but only one of them got what they actually wanted and when it was time to figure out what was missing, it was so darn dark it took a while to tell..I was a bit disappointed in the meal but will still come back. I just felt bad for our friends visiting. They weren't overly impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sopapillas need help
    Best4PhxVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Great restaurant. Sopapillas too doughy. Need to be thin and hollow to be authentic.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Southwest Brunch in town
    BeckyVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    If you're looking for a fun brunch place with a southwestern flair, this is the place. Breakfast burritos, quesadillas, and eggs with enchiladas are great pairings with generous brunch cocktails
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    5years
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Came here on a Sunday for lunch-was seated inside in the bar area. My husband sat down & the cushion he was sitting on was soaking wet. His pants then became wet and when we told the waiter she just said sorry and took the whole cushion/pillows off. We had a sleeping baby in the carrier and the waitress was pretty loud which woke her up. I know it wasn't really her fault really but that made me a little annoyed since I had to hold the baby the entire time now instead of enjoying my meal. It took a little for the food to get there and refills weren't often. Had to ask her twice for another sprite.The food itself was okay. We came during brunch so maybe lunch/dinner is better. But my husband and brother liked what they ordered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Most items on the menu burst
    Steve
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Most items on the menu burst with flavor! The variety of the menu is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So yummy! There special items
    WowieVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    So yummy! There special items on the board are always so delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch disaster
    HungryinPhoenixVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Made a reservation for brunch - arrived on time. We were told the computer had gone down and we were being moved next door. Ok. We got drinks and placed our order. And waited. And waited. And waited.... After one hour and ten minutes the manager starts a conversation with another group, apologizes for the wait, returns to them with chips and salsa, apologizes, and tries to walk by us. We had arrived before that table. We asked about our food and he said he would check. No apology. No chips. No answer after another 5 minutes. We left after sitting there 1:20 minutes with water. We won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good but Issue w/Reservation
    Becky
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Richardson's is one of our favorite restaurants and the food was very good as usual. We did have an issue with the reservation - we were nervous about using online reservations for a table of 8 for a Saturday - they did not call to confirm. When we got at the restaurant they told us that they were having trouble with their computer system and would we have a problem sitting outside. That was not a problem, but they squeezed us in a table that could seat 6 people at best (they couldn't even get all of the plates on the table).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • richardson's is back
    dontlikefancyVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I have been to Richardson's several times since they reopened , and was generally less impressed than in the past. Service was less friendly,the sales were no longer included with the entrees, parking had become impossible without valet, seating on the patio was uncomfortable because of the warm temperature and the noise level was annoying. We gave it another chance last night. Our server was attentive. The salads were back. The food was fabulous. Yes, it was cool, but we just put on sweaters. The noise level was high, but we were lucky to have a table in the back. After looking for Richardson's alternatives, and getting disappointed, They are back and so am I.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Again
    Mike
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Richardson's is one of the places I like to take people from out of town. It has classic southwestern type food and a uniquely Phoenix feel to it with its outdoor space. This time around, we had a party of 6, 2 from out of town and 2 from in town who had never been there. Everyone was impressed with the food, service and atmosphere and they were extremely flexible with our reservation, even though it was quite busy. Everyone got plenty to eat and drink and the final tab was very reasonable. Another great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have been a Richardsons
    Michael
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I have been a Richardsons fan since 2003 at the old location. I totally love the ourdoor dining added at this location. Inside it is a bit too noisy but the food is so good you deal with it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Fails to Please
    BubblesnRocky
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went for a birthday occasion and had a great time. Food was excellent and the outdoor dining on patio was perfect. Will keep on coming back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great food
    visitsmanycities
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We sat outside at low tables as reservations for 2 is unusual - at least on Valentines Day. The only ding I have to give is that the initial service was slow outside and that the outdoor seating is more suited for groups of four or more socializing. Having said that, the food was fantastic as always and the service caught up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice bar area
    ParisPerfectVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We visited the original Richardson's many times and the new one shortly after they re opened at the new location. The food was not as good this visit, two years later, still good but more volume. Shame as the ingredients seem first class. Kitchen needs it's mojo back, front of house was running smoothly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique SW Cuisine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Richardson's is one of our favorite restaurants. The menu is unlike anything else in town and the food is always great! Unfortunately, Richardson's does not take reservations for parties less than 4 and the hostess/manager positions seem to change frequently, therefore it's hard to get to know the staff! There always seems to be confusion when we go in as a party of 2, so I think that management could do a better job making the hostesses understand that just because a table has a reservation at 7, it does not mean that you can't seat a party there at 5!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic