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Richard's

4.7
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1644 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Richard's offers dining on our second floor Plaza. Dining is available inside & outside (weather permitting) for nighty dinner & Sunday brunch. We also offer nightly takeout dinner with curbside pickup.

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 Richard's 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 1644 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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bpfordte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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vipJandR
Boise
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were so excited to try the new rooftop dining, but it wasn’t great! Staff was inattentive, couldn’t explain the dishes well and don’t know the daily drink special or even that the restaurant was offering a special for First Thursday (I had to inform the server of the special!) The rooftop was incredibly windy and very sunny, no umbrella was offered and after being outside for 30-45 minutes we asked to go inside. We ordered a hamburger cooked to medium and it was served lukewarm and well done, the other main dish we ordered was ravioli which was also served lukewarm. Typically the service and food are very good at Richard’s but that was not the case this time!

Richard's
Responded a day ago

Thanks for sharing your opinion and your experience. I apologize for the mistakes you feel we made and that we did not provide you the 5 star experience that many of our guests feel they receive (please see other Open Table reviews). We are trying our best to save a business, employees' jobs, jobs of those that work with our suppliers and at the same time offering you a safe environment in which to dine. Thanks for kicking a guy when he is down. Richard

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richards has moved to the 2nd floor of 500 Capital for the summer. Lovely summer patio dining! Can dine inside there too.

Richard's
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the 5 star review - thank you for acknowledging the outdoor space - it is the best solution we have to keep you and our staff as safe as possible. Glad you enjoyed the dinner and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Richard

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio on a summer evening, so it was a little noisy from the street below but the food was amazing. The truffle chips are our favorite thing. And get the halibut before it's gone! Best halibut I've ever had.

Richard's
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the 5 star review - thank you for acknowledging the outdoor space - it is the best solution we have to keep you and our staff as safe as possible. Glad you enjoyed the dinner and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Richard

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vipPenski
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

FOOD, AS USUAL WAS WONDERFUL, BUT NOT BEING ABLE TO DINE IN THE
MAIN DINING ROOM, DUE TO COVID, WAS SORT OF A DOWNER...
OTHERWISE, PERFECT AS ALWAY...
HAT'S OFF TO RICHARD AND HIS WONDERFUL STAFF !!
PENNY HON

Richard's
Responded a day ago

Thanks for noticing the efforts we are trying to take to keep everyone safe due to Covid. Glad you enjoyed dinner! Richard

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PollyP
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was simply a splendid experience from start to finish! Server Ryan is exceptional!!!

Richard's
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the 5 star review. We will pass your praise on to Ryan. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Richard

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Hlonigro
Boise
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Meal was outstanding!

Richard's
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thank you for the great review after your recent visit. We hope that you will visit again soon. Richard

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AliS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

I was absolutely disappointed in our experience. They have moved their dining room to what felt like a hotel conference room. A tiny, boxed in room with ZERO ambience or atmosphere. Tables were awkwardly positioned around the room. Definitely NOT what I expected when booking a romantic dinner with my fiance to celebrate a special occasion. The atmosphere was awful, but on top of that the food was only mediocre. I had a ribeye steak and he had the meatballs and fettucini. I've never had to add salt and pepper to a steak at a fine dining restaurant. :-/ It wasn't bad, but definitely wasn't what I expected. It was bland and lacked flavor. Same with my fiance's dish. We will stick with Barbacoa and Chandlers for sure.

I really wanted to love this place as I've been wanting to try it for so long, but the only reason I gave it two starts instead of one was because our server was great and friendly and attentive.

Will not be going here again. :(

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GaryO
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Due to Covid, we understood they needed to move their operations to an upper floor of the hotel above their restaurant. We were driving thru Boise on way home to Sacramento. Generally we’d call the dinner fine. Not great or spectacular. The Halibut with ravioli was and odd pairing as the ravioli competed with the halibut. The plate was overfilled with a sous of butter and broth which was soupy instead of a small drain of the cooking process. The halibut was crusty but the soupy liquid was a distraction .
We ordered the flat bread which was more of a limp thin crust pizza instead of a stiffer cracker-firm thin flat bread crust. It was fine as tomato sauce-less pizza and flavors were good.
The risotto was good and a solid dish but more of a winter dish then summer time dish.

Honestly- would benefit the team to visit the Farm-to-Fork dynamic food scene in Sacramento as they might gain a few insights to lift Boise’s ascendancy as a great food city. They are heading in right direction but not there yet.

Hope to visit next time and see how they do.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Richard’s continues to excel during coronavirus, and with social distancing protection for staff and diners!

Richard's
Responded on August 1, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. The staff and I appreciate that you acknowledged the steps we are taking you as well as us safe. Richard

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Phlawless
Boise
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The move to the deck allowed us to dine at Richards while mitigating possible virus spread. Our server Maria did a great job. She was knowledgeable, thoughtful and engaging. The food was great (with slight exception of the Octopus which was a little chewy. All in all we had a great time and will continue to go to Richard's as we have for many years...

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vipRobertK
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for another great night out! The upstairs venue and view was a nice chance up and the food was excellent as always

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, an amazing meal at Richard's. Delicious food and warm and thoughtful service, which is especially appreciated in these times of COVID-19.

Richard's
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Richard

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TanyaS
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here frequently and consistently get great food and service!

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MarkH
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Eat outside due to COVID-19. Very nice after sun went down.

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vipDougC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and the staff very thoughtfully placed a card on our table ahead of time congratulating us.,

Richard's
Responded on July 15, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Richard

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DeborahH
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a lovely time when we dine at Richard’s and this experience was no different. Our drinks, food & service were great and everyone working followed covid-19 precautions. A big “Thank You” for being open during these challenging times.

Richard's
Responded on July 14, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. Thank you for noticing our ongoing efforts to keep our guests and our staff safe. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Richard

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KaeG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Trey was our server and he was excellent! The food was perfectly cooked and well portioned. The prices are a value.

Richard's
Responded on July 14, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. I will pass your compliments on to Trey and the kitchen. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Richard

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Boise! Nice patio, great staff, outstanding food and drink!

Richard's
Responded on July 14, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. We appreciate the praise and will pass it on to the staff. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Richard

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vipLRyan
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delightful evening at Richard's. Thank you for your care and dedication to customer service and safety. So glad we were able to celebrate my husband's birthday with peace of mind.

Richard's
Responded on June 30, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit to celebrate a birthday. We appreciate the support and patronage. Hope to see you again soon. Richard's

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a fantastic time. The wait staff was fun but not intrusive. The food was delicious. I had the Pork Belly and Octopus (delicious!!!!). Be sure to drink water with it. They were appropriately seasoned but it is a salty dish.

My wife is not a fish person but I encouraged her to branch out and that Richards would have a very fresh cut of halibut. They did and she loved it.

Great food and drinks. We will be back.

Richard's
Responded on June 30, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. We are so glad you enjoyed everything and look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Richard

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vipLove4food
Boise
21 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We go to Richards quite frequently I am definitely bored with the menu. I still get irritated that this one particular wine is $20 more at Richards than other local restaurants.. don't get it.

We like the ambiance and the nice music.

Richard's
Responded on June 23, 2020

Thank you for your input. Please allow me to reply to your review with the same amount of honesty that you used to write it. Sorry I don't change the menu enough for you. I'll try harder. Not sure what wine you are talking about but after losing in excess of $250,000 in the last three months due to the coronavirus I am not apologizing for my pricing. I do appreciate your continued support. Next time you are in I will discount your wine if you will not write another negative review. Richard

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LillenaB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and well plated. Unique choices that well paired.

Richard's
Responded on June 25, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. We are glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon. Richard's

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Rjcampy
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Service was excellent and the quality of the food and menu are also top notch. Fresh ingredients and careful attention to social distancing also made for a good experience. A bit pricey but worth it for special occasions.

Richard's
Responded on June 25, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review on Open Table after your recent visit for Brunch. We hope to see you again! Richards

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ldiesel
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. The Service was also very good. The preparation was also delightfully good. We will definitely return.
Linda

Richard's
Responded on June 25, 2020

Linda, Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. We look forward to seeing you again. Richard's

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have to Richards three times and the foood is always delicious. The service is always excellent. We will continue to support this hidden gem of a restaurant in downtown Boise.

Richard's
Responded on June 25, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you again soon. Richard's

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Robert
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I selected Richard’s for her Birthday celebration. The Bruschetta, Fried Polenta & Sea Scallop starters indicated this would be a great Birthday celebration. My wife ordered the Cheese Ravioli and claimed it was the best she had ever eaten. She also stated the Sea Scallops were cooked to perfection.
I wanted to try the Octopus & Pork Belly but was informed that dish was unavailable that evening. I ordered the Meatballs & Fettuccine. My meat balls were like rubber and the fettuccine was very dry. Our server offered to bring me another dish but I opted for a second order of Fried Polenta. The Polenta was incredible and the bolognese sauce was equally as good. Dessert was ice cream and chocolate cake with an excellent coffee.
The service was outstanding and with the exception of my Entree, the Birthday celebration was a great success. We will return soon.

Richard's
Responded on June 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience. We strive for perfection in every dish and apologize that one of the items you ordered was not up to par. We look forward to your next visit. Richard's

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vipVandalMD
Boise
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the atmosphere, food, and service. Parking is great, too. Not cheap, but not extravagant either.

Richard's
Responded on June 16, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. We appreciate your feedback and repeat patronage and hope to see you again soon. Staff and Owners Richard's

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable

Richard's
Responded on June 16, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Staff and Owners Richard's

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TonyD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating our 10 yr anniversary and our server was very nice, prompt and paid great attention to us. Will definitely come back again. Great service, food and ambiance!! Thanks

Richard's
Responded on June 16, 2020

Thank you for celebrating with us. Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Staff and Owners Richard's

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
89 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and excellent service. Richards appetizers such as the fig flat bread and chopped salad are so flavorful and awesome! Every entree my party ordered were great, the coulette taking the best raves! And the service was amazing. Truly fantatic.

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James
Boise
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate a birthday. Perfect portions wonderful food

Richard's
Responded on June 16, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit to celebrate a birthday. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Staff and Owners Richard's

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richards has adapted to social distancing very well. We were very comfortable and the food was so delicious! We had the octopus and the quail entrees.

Richard's
Responded on June 16, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit and acknowledging our efforts to keep our guests safe. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Staff and Owners Richard's

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!! Absolutely Perfect!! 🙌🏻🥰

Richard's
Responded on June 16, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Staff and Owners Richard's

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richards is a lovely restaurant with an excellent menu. Business casual to formal. Try the prosciutto wrapped chicken, it’s fantastic.

Richard's
Responded on June 16, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review after your recent visit. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Staff and Owners Richard's

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CharlesS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good service, Food was good but I was expecting better.

Richard's
Responded on June 6, 2020

Thank your for your feed back after your recent visit. We try to provide a 5 star experience for every guest but obviously missed the mark for you. We do hope that you will give us another try to redeem ourselves. Richard's

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JeannieO
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was not good.

Richard's
Responded on June 2, 2020

Jeannie O, I hope that you voiced your opinion in person. Any one of our managers or waitstaff would have immediately whisked what you didn't like away and offered you something else or not charged you for it. After 2 months of a forced closure during the pandemic yours is the only negative review we have received. Perhaps you just don't like what we do. Thanks for kicking a guy when he is down. Your kind of meanness is what makes us wonder why we bother doing what we do. Richard

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vipBarbara
Boise
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff!
I couldn’t have asked for better service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal! Our first time dining at Richards. Look forward to visiting again.

FAQs

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

Richard's is rated 4.7 stars by 1644 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.