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About Richard's

Richard’s is Boise’s newest fine-dining restaurant located in downtown Boise. A modern take on regionally inspired Italian/Mediterranean cuisine; Richard’s celebrates the integrity of ingredients, sourced locally when possible, and prepared simply to showcase the natural flavors of the products. Their service staff is recognized as one of the best in town, with many years of professional serving experience in the Boise area and beyond.

Chef Richard Langston has had a loyal following in Boise since taking the helm as chef at Amore Restaurant in 1993. From there he opened his own restaurants in Boise including Richard's Bakery, Richard's Across the Street, and Richard's Café Vicino. Chef Richard Langston was a 2014 semifinalist for the James Beard Award and a graduate of the California Culinary Academy.

500 S Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:30 pm
Bar
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Myrtle

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(208) 472-1463

Website:
http://www.richardsboise.com/

Parking Details:
On-site parking garage available for Richard's patrons.

Executive Chef:
Richard Langston

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Banquet and event facilities located in the Inn at 500 Capitol include table seating for groups up to 100 people. The 2nd floor location includes a balcony and bar overlooking downtown Boise and the state Capitol.

Richard's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

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86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (49)
Good for a Date (44)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
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Creative Cuisine (37)
Romantic (36)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Business Meals (25)
Notable Wine List (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Local Ingredients (18)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Authentic (12)
Casual (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Organic (4)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Great lunch as usual. Quick attentive service. Fresh food - vegetarian for me.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Boise)·Dined 2 days ago

This was our first time dining at Richard's. Great place! We will certainly be back with family and friends!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

We were very disappointed had not been to the new location but had enjoyed or meals at the old location. Service was great but my entree was cold and my wife’s was mushy we both had pasta dishes. Very disappointing and for the money spent we will not go back.

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·Dined 4 days ago

It was our first time at any of Richard’s establishments, and we were very impressed with every aspect. Our waitress Shaina was a delight.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

The prices are a great deal for how nice the experience feels. They are always really sweet and give great service. Our waitress accidentally left us to decide on dessert for ten minutes, and she comped our dessert. That was so sweet and unnecessary. We’ll definitely be back.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service were good, but the bench style table seating was a real disappointment, especially at their price point. Don't choose this place for a special occasion unless you want to have an intimate conversation with the folks seated at the table 18 inches away from you.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We have never had a bad meal st Richards. It is our go to restaurant for good food, great service, and an overall nice evening out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Another great meal.

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 (Boise)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was well presented. Waiting staff was friendly and quite knowledgeable of the food.

Tags: Organic, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (Boise)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service and food. Fun atmosphere with great natural light.

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 (Boise)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We celebrated my wife's birthday at Sunday Brunch. This was our 1st visit. It was a very comfortable and romantic atmosphere. The hostess was engaging and wished my wife a happy birthday. Our server was great; very friendly and attentive. My "Breakfast Carbonara" was divine with a wonderfully creamy sauce, a true comfort food choice. I also enjoyed the bottomless Mimosa. The only minor disappointment was that my wife's breakfast pastries were a little dry. We had a wonderful experience and enjoyed a lingering conversation. This reminded us of our great experiences at Chef Richard Langston's former Café Vicino. The food and selections are great and the atmosphere is even better.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

I do not remember her name that was our waitress but she was so awesome!! She was in the bar, longer dark hair ... my wife and I thought she was funny, kind and awesome

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Dinner was fantastic as usual! The service was great and staff was very attentive. Thank you for a great date night!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall a very good experience except my husband and I (a two top) sat between two six tops. Really? And of course both were filled. Why put a two top there??? Loud needless to say....

Food issues: butternut squash soup WAY too spicey.....never mentioned by waitress. Risotto was pure mushrooms.....!!! I have never had a risotto so full of mushrooms. I took most out.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Spicy, Romantic
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 (Boise)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious food and great tasting cocktails. The menu has something for everyone. White tablecloths at dinner help create an elegant ambiance.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I want to love this place. I'm a dedicated fan of Cafe Vicino and know what Richard can do. But, I found the food at Richard's very mediocre on two separate occasions. Pastas were rather bland while execution on other dishes were not up to Cafe Vicino standards. You can do better!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Good service. Friendly faces. Delicious Seafood Quiche.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our third visit to Richards and once again, a very fine meal with great service. Flavor was very good, portion size was good. This is fine food and a nice atmosphere. Compliments to the chef and wait staff.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

The welcome and service were especially good. Comfortable place to carry on a conversation. Good variety of choices. Thanks a lot!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We loved the fresh and tasty small bite options! Delicious and healthy...great service.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Enjoyed Brunch! Good omelets, pancakes, and the salad with the green olive dressing is a great starter. Richard's has turned into a regular for us.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Delicious food, great service. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Pork belly and octopus was unique and exploding with flavor. The Gorgonzola-stuffed Figs were wonderful. The food and drink were a great value.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Both the service and the food were excellent. The only negative comment is that the red wine we selected was much too cold and we had to wait a long time for it to warm up.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Perfect thank you!

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Waiting after being seated 10 minuets before anyone came over then the person seating us took drink order. Been here before but this was bad!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We love the booths for 2 when it is just my husband and I. We like the fact that you don't serve huge servings. The food is very good and very creative. The service is excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very delicious menu. High end for Boise. Superb wait-person, (female) Kelly. She knew all about the wine list, and how to pair them with the foods we ordered. Restaurant is on a busy street with a wall of windows, which adds to the wonderful quiet, yet busy ambiance. Best pasta dish I've had in a looong time. Menu range: $31-60. I got out of there w/ parpadelle, beet salad, and a beefeater G&T for about $40 including tip, not including $5.00 parking at city garage. (There is a hotel/restaurant parking garage I didn't use.) All in all, very nice experience on every sensory level. Will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We loved the older restaurant for both lunch and dinner. This was an unfortunate disappointment.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

second time I have been to Richards; this time for breakfast; servers had their dirty aprons on? the scone was not a scone but rather a biscuit shaped like a scone; presentation was lacking.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great experience. Our waiter was super friendly and welcoming. I do not recall her name but she did a great job. The food was great and I love how quiet and elegant this restaurant is from all the other ones I have gone to.

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 9, 2018

My friend Becky didn't mind having another birthday (as much as she would have) because we had a great time at your fine restaurant. It was the first time Becky, her husband Ralph and myself, her dearest friend (right Becky?) ate at the new location. Our server was helpful in our menu selection and an appropriate wine for our meal choices. We were not disappointed! You still provide wonderful food, wine and excellent service! The ambiance was great; I loved having a view out the window. We will be back to celebrate more birthdays as they arise! Marjean Mueller

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We went at noon on a Saturday and were surprised that only brunch items were offered. We wanted lunch. We ordered the most expensive brunch and left hungry because the portions are small.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always love Richards. Time to shake up the menu a little though. But, I’ll be back.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I ordered the portobello plate. It was very good. Not too happy with the fingerling potatoes, they were very blah and not that good. No flavor to them. My husband had a salmon dish with pasta, just average. My personal opinion, probably will not go back. Trendy place, too loud and below standard food for the price. Our servers we exceptional.

Tags: Tapas, Casual
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We went here for our anniversary. The service was great - attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. The food was great as well - the tomato basil soup is outstanding. We had the pork porterhouse and the prosciutto wrapped chicken - both were amazing!! We finished our meal with the chocolate hazelnut torte - super rich and heavenly!! We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding professional service;high quality ingredients in creative recipes; best food in town ; our new favorite
My wife and I spent a lovely Evening celebrating New Year’s Eve

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We did the New Years Eve special which included 5 courses. We each had a different course and shared all.
Enjoyed 2/10 courses was all. =(
We both found the sherbet inedible as it contained WAY too much rosemary.
Several courses were just unappetizing.
Very bland flavors overall, nothing special and definitely wasn’t worth the $75 price tag per person.
Would not recommend at all, go to any number of other fine dining boise restaurants in town.

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vip
 (Boise)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Positive: food was yummy and options were interesting.

Cons: wait staff was inattentive, service was very slow and one of our orders were incorrect.

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very nice dinner and for the most part service was attentive although they did bring one item that was not for our table and then forgot bread the bread, so we had to ask. Took a bit long to get a dessert order...but, we were not in a hurry. The shrimp and risotto cakes were very tasty, the pappardelle with chicken meatballs was excellent. The duck breast was okay, nothing exceptional. Coconut crème brulee is different as it doesn't come with crispy top, but toasted coconut. Loved the tiramisu which was a very big slice, very rich and best to share. We have dined here before and one of our favorite places. We will be back....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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