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Richard's

4.6
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1682 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
We're back downstairs in our beautiful dining room–welcome Fall!

Craft cocktails, an award-winning wine list, and meals crafted with care by Chef Richard Langston and staff. We look forward to offering you the Richards experience next time you dine out!

Support Richard's during COVID-19

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1682 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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RickC
Boise
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a great dinner!
Staff was great! Food was great!
We will definitely go back again.

Richard's
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. The staff and I are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Richard

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RussellC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, the service outstanding sense of safety was perfect.

Richard's
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. The staff and I are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Richard

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RonC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant! The food and service are both incredible.

Richard's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. The staff and I are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Richard

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CindyS
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

celebrating my bf birthday. Enjoyed our table , waiter and the surroundings as well as the food

Richard's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit for your friends birthday. The staff and I are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Richard

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TaraK
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the service. Social distancing was more than adequate to make us feel comfortable. We were a bit disappointed in 2 of our 5 dishes-very good but not quite the level we have come to expect from this restaurant. We would definitely go back though.

Richard's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the great review after your recent visit. The staff and I are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Richard

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LizR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great!! The biscuits and gravy were the best my husband has ever had and he’s a quite a good judge of biscuits and gravy. He has them at every restaurant we go to. It was just really nice. We had the brunch bread as a starter and that was so good. Very reasonable for an upscale brunch. Best bottomless mimosas. Fresh OJ and made such a big difference. I love a good brunch and this is definitely the best we’ve had.

Richard's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit for brunch. The staff and I are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Richard

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KarimR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for my wife's birthday on Saturday. We made the online reservation for their patio, but were told a week later that the patio was being shut down. Outside of this little bump, everything was fantastic! I usually have to cook halibut for my wife and I as it's usually overcooked and dry, but her's was done perfectly. I enjoyed the house made rigatoni with Sambuca cream sauce and prawns...excellent. Pasta was al dente, sauce was rich and creamy and the shrimp were cooked perfectly.

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JohnA
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had our 35th wedding anniversary at Richards a few years back and the memory of outstanding service and an amazing meal made the choice easy when considering where to take my beloved wife on this evening. With High Hopes, I made the reservation and Richards did not disappoint. Each element of perfection continues in that there is not one piece I would change. Friendly timely service, quiet atmosphere for personal conversation, and consistent in preparing a memorable meal. Cheers

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JasonC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! Excellent food and great atmosphere. Loved it

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CindyS
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Halibut, and it was fabulous! My guests had the lamb and a steak, they said both dishes were great! Started out with the fig and gorgonzola flatbread and burrata and tomato dish...YUMMY.
The wine was perfect and the Tiramisu cheesecake was sinful. Loved sitting outside on the balcony. Will be back soon!

Richard's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. The staff and I are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Richard

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KateG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so yummy!! great environment, loved sitting outside on the patio

Richard's
Responded on September 14, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review. The outdoor space was new to us this year so that we could help socially distance our tables. We will absolutely utilize it again next year. As the weather is cooling down we will again be seating in our downstairs dining room starting next week. Richard's

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Relatively inexpensive for a decent looking restaurant however, you get what you pay for. Food quality was POOR. Each dish was either overcooked or under seasoned and took close to an hour for entrees to arrive. Would have sent all of the food back to the kitchen if we weren’t absolutely famished after waiting so long for everything. I recommend going here for a cocktail... elsewhere for food.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Did not want to leave. Thank you.

Richard's
Responded on September 14, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Richard's

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LillenaB
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was high quality and presented in a very clean appetizing way. The service was kind and able to answer questions.

Richard's
Responded on September 14, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Richard's

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vipSallyS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very uneven food. Good soup, leaden bruschetta with an egg that appeared to have fried two hours earlier. Gelato was thick and just horrible. Not what gelato is at all. Expensive for quality of food the wine list was also not impressive and over priced. Sorry but it was really bad. Our poor waiter.

Richard's
Responded on September 14, 2020

Thanks for your input. I am the chef and the owner. After more than 30 years at this I know that you can't please all of the people all of the time. Interestingly of the last 510 Open Table reviews we received 80% of them have been 4 or 5 stars. Only 2 percent agreed with your 2 star review. Hopefully you will give us another chance to change your mind. Richard

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DwightH
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in the area and wanted to try it out. The service was Fantastic. It is currently upstairs rather than the normal location. A person met us and walked us up. The staff was fantastic and the food great. When we left we were again escorted to the elevator.

We will be back.

Richard's
Responded on September 14, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Richard's

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PollyP
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Ryan is our man! He had our cappuccino ready when we arrived. And he makes the best Bloody Mary's anywhere!

The salmon benedict is delicious! We keep coming back for it.

Richard's
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you so much, we will pass on your praise to Ryan. We look forward to seeing you again. Richard's

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Martin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was exceptional and we enjoyed the outside dining. Little noisy because of road below.

Richard's
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review. Richard's

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DebbieW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard's is always a favorite, and we love to take friends here to enjoy the excellent food and enjoyable experience!

Richard's
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review. We truly appreciate the repeat business. Richard's

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Luv2cabo
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is what you can expect right now under COVID conditions. No fault of theirs. Just circumstances. The main dining room are upstairs small meeting rooms with just a few tables. The adjacent outside bar area is also being used for dining. The food was great! I recommend the halibut and the service was great too. This was our first visit and it was enough to want to come back under “normal” conditions!

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Alayna
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was horrible and drinks were subpar. We each had a pasta dish, my husband had meatballs that were very overcooked. The sauce on my pasta was so sweet that the whole dish lacked decent flavor. When ordering we were asked if we wanted soup or salad, however upon getting our bill it was an additional charge for the side. Would have been nice to be informed instead of thinking it was part of the entree order. In all, a $100+ bill was disappointing when the whole experience was a let down.

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DJ07
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our 3rd visit to Richards and it was a phenomenal. The food is always delicious, the drinks were great and the environment was pleasant.

Richard's
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for your repeat business andthe 5 star review after your recent visit. It is what is keeping us afloat these days!. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Richard

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CraigR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner was delicious (but I didn’t love the charcuterie). But overall it was a great night out at a delicious restaurant!

Richard's
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review. We hope to see you again soon. Richard

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JessiP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard's is the best. The food is the best. The staff is the best. Everything is the best.

Richard's
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review and repeat business. Richard's

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vipandrew
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service with the best for in boise. go there

Richard's
Responded on August 31, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review. We hope to see you again soon. Richard

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JeniW
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Wonderful dinner and beautiful view!
Dining room was a little warm in temperature and server could have been more attentive for a non-busy evening...

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KnoxM
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard's is consistently outstanding. This visit, I had the cannelloni, which Richard has had on his menus for over a decade. Awesome. My wife had the risotto, which was equally good. Great wine to accompany the meal and outstanding service, as is their standard. Looking forward to our next visit.

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JennA
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We were excited to try Richard's finally but were disappointed.
We went to Valet and were told to park ourselves.
Went inside and were told the dining room was full (due to a wine conference of some sort) so we would be dining inside upstairs -which turned out to be a conference room with some tables. And it felt like a conference room. I especially disliked the pole with plastic on the corners right next to our table.
Once seated our waiter took 10 mins to get to us- explanation-he was helping a colleague.
The food was OK. The steak was cooked perfect but the quality of the cut was poor and it was not seasoned well. The lamb tasted great. And we loved the potato chips.
Overall it was a disappointing experience.
If the dining room is full please don't keep taking reservations and place us somewhere subpar. We will not be back and would not recommend.

Richard's
Responded on August 24, 2020

Jenn, So sorry for the confusion. In light of restrictions imposed on seating due to social distancing requirements we moved our entire dinning room upstairs where we can best keep you and our staff safe. We have tried to make that as obvious as possible on our web site and open table but obviously failed for you. Yes there was a private event downstairs - the fist time anyone has been in the dinning room in 4 months. If we can financially stay open long enough please give us another try. R

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DanielleK
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We shared the flatbread and octopus and pork belly. Outstanding! The balcony seating was a little noisy with all the traffic below, but the food and service was worth it!

Richard's
Responded on August 24, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5 star review. So glad you enjoyed everything. We are doing whatever we can to keep you and our staff safe during this difficult time and keep our business open. Our best option for socially distancing was to move everything to our outside space. The noise is a distraction but thank you for understanding. Richard

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vipcc77
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Scallops were beautifully presented, the caesar salad actually had anchovies (yay), the ribeyes were cooked to our preference...and the passion fruit tart was so good I wish I'd ordered it as an appetizer!

Richard's
Responded on August 24, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5 star review. We are glad you enjoyed everything. I will pass your compliments on to our pastry chef. Richard

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Covid has taken the best experience for us.....Service was slow. The seating was terrible. Love the food. Don’t worry we will be back just miss the old atmosphere.

Richard's
Responded on August 24, 2020

Thank you for your input and we do hope you return if we make it through this terrible time for small business. My only hope is that your comments do not keep others from visiting us so that we can stay in business. Richard

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

Richard's
Responded on August 24, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review. We hope to see you again soon. Richard

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vipMilpip
Boise
52 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I normally give Richards a good review as we have often eaten there or done pick up. Food has always been good and service has been wonderful. However in the pandemic they have moved much of their dining to the hotel’s second floor busy street side outdoor patio. We were excited to try it. The noise level however was overwhelming at times—not their fault I know but the service was very slow and the food we ordered was not delicious as it normally has been. We will always try again though as the food and service could have just been an off night.

Richard's
Responded on August 24, 2020

Thank you for your input and we do hope you return if we make it through this terrible time for small businesses. My only hope is that your comments do not keep others from visiting us so that we can stay in business. Richard

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

The ground level kitchen is where the very good cooking is still done but service, also professional and cordial, is now on the second floor of the host hotel in what’s temporarily called the “Plaza.” Dining here affords the restaurant some exterior tables. Fine, glad they can offer guests the outside in a time of COVID. But it’s hot in Boise in the summer and, if one prefers climate control—the better to keep the chill on the martini—the trade off Is that the temporary interior dining room is a conventional hotel conference space that’s absented in its design of the tiniest of aesthetic merits. As a temporary amelioration, plenty of cut flowers, darkened shades, and deeply dimmed lights are suggested. Service is said to resume in the handsome first floor dining room in late September. Fall can’t come soon enough!

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vipYummO
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We dined as a party of 6. Every meal was delicious! Highly recommend

Richard's
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review. We hope to see you again soon. Richard

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vipjohn316
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for outdoor dining and the food was simply amazing!! It was our 30th anniversary and we split the shrimp appetizer and the halibut special. Just the right amount of food paired with wine and their chocolate dessert. If we lived in the area we would add this to our list of regular dining spots.

Richard's
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review. We hope to see you again when you are in Boise.. Richard

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William
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience with Richard's was awesome! Our server was amazing, the atmosphere was excellent, and the food and drinks were exceptional. We will definitely return!

Richard's
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review. I will pass your compliments on to Andrew - we think he is pretty great as well. We hope to see you again soon. Richard

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KnoxM
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have tried almost every menu item, and Richard's never disappoints. On this occasion, I had the caesar salad (with anchovies) and octopus/pork belly entree and since have had the lamb galette (again). My wife had the prawns with rigatoni most recently and the spring risotto on our prior visit. Wonderful. All with a pre-dinner cocktail (my wife's "Ricky" was very good) and wines that went with what we ordered. Richard's has long been known for excellent servers, and the current staff meets that high standard. Even in this covid age, Richard's has adjusted. The patio is very nice, and being a floor or two up must diminish the road noise. The cream of the crop in Boise,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful option on the patio for weekend brunch. Totally felt safe, service and food were excellent.

Richard's
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review after brunch on the Patio. We hope to see you again soon. Richard

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bpfordte
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food! Richard has a gift for combining flavors that create delightful treats. Kevin gave excellent service. We ate outside on the second floor balcony - COVID-19 special seating. It was beautiful and well shaded which made for a comfortable summer evening setting.

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 1682 OpenTable diners.

Richard's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.richardsboise.com/gift-cards.

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.