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Richard's

4.5
1120 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(208) 472-1463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Langston
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Myrtle
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Parking details
On-site parking garage available for Richard's patrons.
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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.
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
What 1120 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

My wife had a pasta dish and I had the monkfish. Appetizer, salads and entrees were all excellent. Service was outstanding as always and we ate at our pace. One special thing to note on this great experience is that Richard was nowhere to be seen during the two plus hours we were there which is a true mark of success. He was off and the place hummed and the kitchen never missed a beat! Great staff, all!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This is our go-to before Boise Contemporary Theater performances - always good service and consistently good food and a nice ambiance. The menu has a range of price options and the variety is good.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The servers had trouble figuring out who’s table it was. We had to ask the hostess for a server. Once we had a server all went well.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is the food. The portion was so small compared to the price and the pasta was under cooked and the clams were chewy.
I liked the dessert though.
Also, the atmosphere and the service was satisfying.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was our first time at Richards and we were very impressed with the service and menu selection. The food was thoughtfully presented and was incredibly tasty! Richards offers many gluten free options which was appreciated. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Dinner was exceptional and Joel took very good care of my party to help celebrate my birthday.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Lovely dinner, exquisite service. Bonus 10% discount for Morrison Center show attendees. A shining star in Boise!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent experience! One of the best restaurant experiences I have had in awhile in Boise. I’m definitely a foodie and was impressed with every aspect of my dinning experience. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great! Our first time at the new location. Parking was easy and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We love Richard's! The canneloni is fabulous. An all-time favorite!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Hope they never take the scallops appetizer off the menu. A most excellent Manhattan.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

First time diners at Richards, everything was delightful!

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Menu is small, there weren’t many options that I would choose so I chose salad and the scallops on the appetizer menu, the scallops come on very sweet - sweet mashed potatoes and the scallops are smaller than expected.

The trout is crusted in potatoes, would be much better without the crust.

Ambiance is very nice but menu was not best for me so I don’t know if we will return.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Superb in every way!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Lovely ambiance and as always - incredible food.
My favorite restaurant in Boise, for special or non-special occasions. Simply the best.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Really enjoyed the good company of my friends. My food could have been a little warmer. The amophere was awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a delicious Easter Sunday lunch. Service was excellent. We always enjoy dining at Richard’s for any meal.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent Easter Sunday Brunch
We both had the asparagus omelet...cooked and seasoned perfectly.
Great service from BriAnna too!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Lovely Easter brunch! Great service and delicious food.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food and service are both top quality. Personable and attentive service without being intrusive, and the food is beautifully presented and delicious. The burger was one of the best tasting I've had in town.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Richard is listed in Open Table as the second most expensive restaurant in Boise after the Coq d'Or . I am therefore expecting something superior.
That is not the case. The place is nice but the food is extremely common, the kind of food an average american family that watch occasionally the food channel could prepare in 20 minutes.
The wine list is average in size and present the few wines that everyone knows, nothing special here either. The service is correct. We were not proposed a dessert however, the waiter came with the bill before asking us if we needed anything else.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The service was wonderful and most of what we ordered was delicious, except for my lamb shank. The whole underside of the shank was pure fat and inedible, so I could only eat about half of it. They did bring out a birthday dessert for me as it was my birthday which was nice. I would still go back again and recommend them!

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

menu was not nearly as good as in the past. had dinner at Chandlers the following night and the menu and meal were much better

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Best pasta and chef creations at a very reasonable price for excellent ingredients

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Richards is an absolute favorite of mine. My husband and I are long time patrons of this establishment; the chef:owner more specifically.
We are never disappointed

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We had the Portabella mushroom dish. It's refreshing to see an actual "vegetarian " dish on any restaurant menu. Most restaurants have "sides" that they offer for vegetarians.
The dish we enjoyed had many layers of flavors, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, farrow, and cumin-carrot mash. It was exceptional!
We are never disappointed when we dine at Richards.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food! Service is excellent. The menu is unique and has something for everyone. We will definitely be back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Exceptionally friendly staff. The main proteins were delicious, but the accompanying sauces standout as the real superstars of the dishes. The polenta cakes are an excellent way to clean your plate of any residual sauce or gravy! SO VERY GOOD.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was really good, we look forward to coming back.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We went to Richards on a Sunday @ 2 to celebrate our daughter's promotion. We weren't aware that it would be a brunch menu instead of a lunch menu. The food was tasty and the ambience was good, but we were hoping for a broader lunch menu.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This is a nice restaurant with food that I would otherwise rate as excellent if marketed at a lower price point.
Plating was on-point, but unfortunately parts of the meal left much to be desired.
The shrimp appetizer was over-cooked.
The Caesar salad's dressing had a sweet twist on a classic take. My number one complaint like so many "fancy" restaurants these days, the salad is very pretty, but how do I eat it. The moment I have to take a knife to lettuce is the moment you've lost me on the form versus function argument. The dressing was evenly drizzled over the lettuce stalks though, so I did not have to make a mess of things just to eat it all.
The Monkfish lacked flavor, even the Romesco sauce couldn't save it. The best part of the entree was the olives, which on an exceptional dish would have just been the icing on the cake, but on a mediocre dish they shouldn't outshine the central concept. While I like cous cous, eating it with the monkfish conjured up images of said fish trawling the ocean floor and I was now eating the sand.
The chocolate hazelnut cake could more accurately be described as chocolate cake with hazelnuts. Important distinction, my wife was expecting the hazelnut to be integrated, not chunks sprinkled on the backside.
Not all was lost, my wife's chicken entree was quite pleasant and spiced nicely, some of the accompaniments fell a little flat, but unlike the monkfish the chicken was the star and it showed.
My tiramisu cheesecake was also quite nice and cleverly constructed with each layer of a classic cheesecake representing one function of a tiramisu.
My wife and I love to eat, to part out our food and dig into the details of ingredients. It's how we enjoy it most; so while I may sound harsh, I've torn apart nicer restaurants than this one and in greater detail.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Fun spot for two couples to eat and visit. Nice wine list and interesting cocktails.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Wonderful experience. Definitely just my first visit.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My husband and I went to Richards for my Birthday and it was terrific! We had a cocktail and appetizer and our bartender made the best cosmopolitan (not sweet) and a martini for us. You must try the stuffed figs. We then had such a great dinner and opted for a wonderful Pinot Noir -Luminous that complimented the succulent pork chop - so good - and a peppered ahi special. We had the best time, with great food, attentive service in a most warm and inviting environment. We are going back again very soon.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Pricy for some items but that's the new normal in Boise. Nice place not too noisy. Higher booth seating a bit cramped. Overall a good experience..

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Delish! Great food and cocktails. Something seems to be missing. Not as lively as one would expect. Valet parking is a nice plus.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Richard and his team consistently put out great food from the kitchen. Richard's is a place where it is tough not to order the "specials" which my wife thoroughly enjoyed on this occasion - pasta with a really good portion of dungeness crab. I had the monkfish which was awesome.

Service is always outstanding. On this occasion we ordered an appetizer and then i had a salad before dinner (their house salad is my GO TO salad in Boise). I asked our server Bryan to pace us and give me time between the appetizer and the salad and he timed it all perfectly.

A unique plus here is for wines by the glass - they bring you an appropriate empty glass, show you the bottle and pour it at the table...nice!!

We highly recommended Richard's for any occasion!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We've been fans of Chef Richard Langston for many years. The menu at Richard's is always fresh and innovative. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We really like the green olive salad dressing. Recently gluten free, we have our favorites, but there is always something good on the menu.

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