Best pasta and chef creations at a very reasonable price for excellent ingredients
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
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.
Great food! Service is excellent. The menu is unique and has something for everyone. We will definitely be back soon.
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.
Food was really good, we look forward to coming back.
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.
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.
Fun spot for two couples to eat and visit. Nice wine list and interesting cocktails.
Wonderful experience. Definitely just my first visit.
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.
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..
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!
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!
We really like the green olive salad dressing. Recently gluten free, we have our favorites, but there is always something good on the menu.
It was my daughters 21st birthday. She loved it and raved about the wonderful experience and meal for days afterward.
Celebrating with a friend was even better with attentive wait staff and wonderful food! Richard's never disappoints and I love the new fresh appetizers! We had scallops which were fantastic! Thank you for a great evening!
Service and atmosphere were great. Very friendly staff and you genuinely felt their desire to ensure you enjoyed the experience. Our issue was with the food. My wife had the risotto. It was over cooked making it very sticky and thick. Not a lot of taste. I had the prosciutto wrapped chicken. It was decent, but the polenta tasted like it was deep fried in days old oil. It unfortunately overpowered the other tastes. Point is that we expected higher quality for the price. This was our second time (first time wasn’t much better) and we don’t plan to return.
Lovely evening at Richards while staying at Inn 500. The ambiance, service and food keep bringing us back. This particular evening we weren’t thrilled with the dishes we selected from the short menu. But we loved the experience and we will be back!
Great lunch as usual. Quick attentive service. Fresh food - vegetarian for me.
This was our first time dining at Richard's. Great place! We will certainly be back with family and friends!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another great meal.
Food was well presented. Waiting staff was friendly and quite knowledgeable of the food.
Great service and food. Fun atmosphere with great natural light.
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.
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
Dinner was fantastic as usual! The service was great and staff was very attentive. Thank you for a great date night!
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.
Delicious food and great tasting cocktails. The menu has something for everyone. White tablecloths at dinner help create an elegant ambiance.
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!
Good service. Friendly faces. Delicious Seafood Quiche.
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.
The welcome and service were especially good. Comfortable place to carry on a conversation. Good variety of choices. Thanks a lot!
We loved the fresh and tasty small bite options! Delicious and healthy...great service.
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.