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Richard's

4.6
1958 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Craft cocktails, an award-winning wine list, and meals crafted with care by James Beard nominee Chef Richard Langston and staff, served in our comfortable, elegant dining room. We look forward to offering you the Richards experience next time you dine out!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1958 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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JJackson
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING service!!! Our server was Keana and Lucy, both were amazing and made it a memorable dining experience.

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NormG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff was wonderful and quite helpful especially our waiter Adam. We will return as soon as we can. Norm

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disappointed
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I ordered a single malt - double - received a very dirty glass (grit on the outside of the glass and finger prints) with one finger of scotch not two. I asked the server to clarify the "double" and replace the glass. The server came back and said that I was served a double - one finger high in a standard "rocks" glass. At $38.00 (for a double) a glass that is not a fair serving by far. Then I ordered a side salad and asked for blue cheese dressing - I was told that they do not have blue cheese but that they have one "house" dressing that would be close to the blue cheese and I agree to try it - not even close. Since I disagreed with the scotch serving I asked for a wine list - a great list - - of bottles and approximately 15 offered by the glass (a few per genre of wine - red, white, etc....). I decided against the wine as well because I could not find what I would like other than in a bottle and I did not want to buy a bottle. So I decided to just have water. Across the rest of the evening I was offered only twice to have it refilled - regularly my glass was low and the water person just walked by the table and did not stop - at this point I was frustrated and decided not to help the staff with their job any longer. I ordered the potato gnocchi for dinner - it was bland and dry. I am usually a fair person who forgives and moves on - I wanted to but Richard's just does not want you to - our dinner - a hors d'oeuvres, two salads, two main courses and one glass of wine was $111.00 sitting across from me (as an-average $50.00 a plate restaurant) is a fat guy in a baseball cap and a raggedy t-shirt that was too small. It seemed to me this place as cut their service, allows their staff to do part of their jobs and as well does not care who they get in for dinner as long as they are paying.

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MelanieA
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was very good, the food was tasty and we received everything quickly. We would dine here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had brunch and tried the avocado toast. The bread was soggy and cold. Richard’s used to be so good for breakfast so I was really disappointed. Wouldn’t recommend

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lovetoeat
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the top restaurants in Boise! Innovative menu, expertly prepared, everything delicious. Superb service from friendly and kind wait staff. If you have a special occasion coming up, this is the place to celebrate!

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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vipJan021
Boise
51 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pre-show meal. Superior service by all. Pasta with clams was delicious but several clams had significant grit which wasn’t so great. Everything else was first rate.

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CheriS
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had the caesar salad & cannelloni with sausage and my husband had the tomato basil soup & clams with pasta. The dinners were fine, but nothing over the top, the linguine was stuck together and in clumps. It wasn't anything we'd complain about, except you asked.

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LeslieC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. Our party had a variety of dishes and all were delicious! Staff was friendly, restaurant was quiet and comfortable. Parking and access was very easy. Would highly recommend and will be going back soon!

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dining with my wife. The service was superb! They brought a decadent slice of chocolate cake to our table (with a lit candle) to help us celebrate my birthday. Servers were masked and attentive to pandemic protocols. Food was delicious. Our favorite restaurant in downtown Boise!

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JulieG
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Wonderful food and beautiful bloody Marie’s and bottomless mimosas!

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TracyS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration for my daughter!
Great food, great service and great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Elegant environment, excellent service! The food was pretty good, but wasn’t blown away.

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vipRhiipach
Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was good. Not fine dining good. But good. Wine was forgotten to be served with dinner, but things happen.

Food was goodish. The tuna appetizers was so odd. Added anchovies made it very fishy. Bad concept.

Both the steaks were fantastic & so was the salmon.
We ordered both the reserve wines. $44 & $30 per glass eh, weren’t great. There wine list could use a lot of work & a lot more Napa options they are Oregon & WA forwards. Both of which aren’t normally comparable with a CA wine.

Overall just okay for fine dining. Chandlers & Ruths Chris are both better options in Boise.

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JohnS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dining at Richards was a great experience. The service was great, perfect "date night" ambiance and experience.

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CatherineH
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great! We lived the scallops and fried polenta!

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YumYum7
Boise
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Not too loud and the food was great. Will definitely be going back

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KaitlynB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot for New Year’s Eve Dinner! Great food and amazing service. Will definitely be back.

MB
vipMarieB
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Richards is our go-to for special occasions and the NYE price fixe dinner was excellent! We had a great night and will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were prepared and waiting for us. Special hand written note already sitting on our table acknowledging our anniversary.

Our waiter was very professional and polite.

He discussed our menu choices and reassured us he would pace each course in a way we wouldn’t feel rushed.

We were very pleased with the atmosphere. Our special dinner was very enjoyable.

Richard came to our table to check on us.

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Markd
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

poor atmosphere, pleasant waitress that knew little about the wine, good food

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DeniseE
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service - everyone had on black gloves - felt like we were in a bad Sci Fi Movie (please tell them they cannot get COVID from surfaces) Food was poor and COLD told the waiter - he did nothing. Would not allow us to have 2 wine tastes even though we spent nearly $400 I would NOT return to this restaurant!

MD
MasonD
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff quick and quality service. Amazing place.

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AprilB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were amazing! The server gave us great recommendations and feedback about the menu.

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KelleyM
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to Richards several times for special occasions and they have always been memorable! The food is delicious and the service is thoughtful.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner

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vipLinky
Boise
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice Christmas Eve dinner. The food was good, some dishes excellent. The true highlight of our meal was the service. Hosts were friendly and accommodating. Our waiter though gave possibly the best service we’ve had in Boise. Friendly and thorough, great recommendations, obviously knowledgeable, and the perfect amount of attention. I’d return for his service alone!

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GenealT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Surprisingly pleasant and very good. I am not too keen on the lack of sophistication of Boise restaurants. This time, however, I felt like I was in a sophisticated city restaurant.

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SusanJ
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Caesar salad. It was a side to my cannelloni and the salad was a meal in itself. Great ambiance too.

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kb13
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe my favorite food in Boise. The whipped feta and the Gorgonzola cheese spread were both incredible. And the fried rabbit was super tasty. I cannot wait to go back!

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vipHugoBoss
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was standout. Amy was an excellent server and helped us with our wine and menu selections

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AvitalA
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and nice atmosphere! Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Brunch before a show at the Morrison Center and were impressed by the food, service and atmosphere. We will definitely be going back.

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JanH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was as we hoped! Wonderful!

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Vivsreviews
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was by far the best part of the meal. Very knowledgeable bartender & terrific server at the table. Wish I could remember his name. Very personable, pleasant and thoughtful.
Food was uneven. First course was sent back as the octopus was too tough to eat! Main course of pappardelle with lamb was hearty and tasty.

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Boisecat
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew are server was a real delight. He had great recommendation and his service was great. The food was delish I had the porterhouse pork chop the leak sauce was yum. My husband had the clams and linguine he added a couple scallops that Andrew suggested, which made the dish complete.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, especially our server. My only complaint would be that two of our 5 orders came to the table lukewarm and had to be sent back to be reheated.

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PatsyC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We were happy with everything with one exception, the menu.
It didn’t offer enough variety.

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DanaM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. Our server got slammed with tables after we sat down but she did great.

Richard's
Responded on December 17, 2021

Thanks you for the 5 Star review. I will pass along your compliment to your server. Thanks for realizing the situation. Hope to see you again soon. Richard

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FAQs

Richard's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (208) 472-1463.

Richard's is rated 4.6 stars by 1958 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.