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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.
Boise, ID 83702
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 11:00 am
7:00 am – 9:00 am
Saturday and Sunday Brunch
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Monday – Saturday
11:30 am – 2:30 pm
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday – Thursday
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On-site parking and free valet available. Downtown lot parking is also available.
Private Party Facilities:
Contact us at (208) 472-1463 to reserve our private dining room or larger banquet facilities.
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
We've loved all of Richard's restaurants, so it was with delight that we discovered the menu at Richard's at 500 is filled with some of our favorites from menus passed. The decor is casually elegant, the wait staff experienced and friendly, and we LOVED that there is parking right on site. We will be back again and again.
Wonderful evening. Whatever kinks Richard's had with their move, seemed to have been ironed out. Nice appetizer of burrata cheese. We both had the halibut and ravioli main course and it was delicious. The seasonal tart was very nice. Service was superb. Brian was awesome! It was a great experience and we look forward to checking out their brunch in short order.
They were 20 minutes late seating us for our reservation. Food quality was terrible. Bass and salmon smelled so fishy we thought there was shellfish in there. Ahi tartare claimed to have a Calabrian chili sauce...but they used Sriracha (normal Huy Fong variety). Also the ahi was full of striffen and connective tissue...and very pale...not sushi grade. Both the bass and my quail were incredibly overcooked. Almost everything was bland. The pear marscapone tart, was the final disappointment. The tart crust was so soggy throughout, it had been clearly sitting for more than a day somewhere. The marscapone and sliced pears were straight out of a can.
The food was great, the pasta sauces were beautiful consistency and the steak was cooked perfect. Richard and Kevin sent us out some appetizers that were delicious. Thanks for making us feel special. Our parents enjoyed their birthday celebration, We will be back.
Sarah & DK
Staff was efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable about the food on the menu. Our waiter, Joel, was an old friend from Cafe Vicino, the wonderful predecessor to Richard's at Hotel 500, and he has not lost his professional touch and wonderful smile.
Try the paparadelle dish and the tuna tartare! The sea bass was the best I have ever had.
The barrel stave decor is imaginative and very nice to look at.
The free valet parking is a great idea in crowded downtown Boise.
It was our first visit to Richard's, and we will definitely be back!
- Roger and Kylie
We had a lovely dinner at Richards. The salads were very tasty and innovative. We had Sea Bass & Halibut and both were delicious with the Bass dish being exceptional. Nice by-the-glass wine list with something for everyone. Scrumptious sounding deserts though we did not indulge.
The new restaurant decor is modern and interesting. It doesn't have quite the ambiance of the Cafe Vicino. We were under an air duct and got a little chilly as they had air conditioning in March.
We would definitely go back.
This was our first time at your new location. Our waitress was exceptional. She explained things well and was informative and pleasant. She even noticed I didn't eat much of my dessert and asked me about it, then had it removed from the bill. The portions were the right size too. We left after a relaxed meal, where it was easy to hear each other in conversation. Thank you for making our daughter's birthday a memorable one.
Interestingly, we were expecting the same level of service we've had in Richard's Cafe Vicino, but we didn't get it. We didn't see our server for what seemed as least ten minutes after arriving. We had our first glass of wine 35 minutes after our reservation was scheduled. She stopped by, but didn't come back for sometime to take our starter order. The wine service needs some tuning. That being said, it did improve when what we guessed was a manager, helped with the bottle of wine we brought. I do believe the corkage was waived when they realized there may be a problem. These may be growing pains and wish Mr Langston success in his new venture. Next time I will ask for Joel to be our server as he is a very attentive and professional server. As to the food, the Gorgonzola figs were dry. The sea bass was not what I had expected and was told it was Mexican which was a bit drier and firmer than the Chilean version. The origin should stated on the menu. Gelato and pot du creme were spot on.
Enjoyed our lunch. Definitely NOT a place for a quick lunch. Service was good - not great, but very acceptable. Ambiance is very nice and a lot of conversation openers in the establishment. For a business lunch, would be nice if you don't have to eat and run. Relaxing.
First visit since the move and the food was very good. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive.
The Interior decorating was tasteful and soothing. Overall a nice dining experience. We split a dinner and they were accommodating and did the split in the kitchen.
I'll go back!
It was good in it's previous location (neighborhood gem), but needs to up it's game to fit in the new space with the high price. There are other options close by that are as good or better. I never like a server who makes me feel like I am lucky to be there.
We went there for our 40th anniversary and were delighted with the food, service and ambience! We tried the "Flatbread of the day" as our appetizer. It had artichoke hearts, Majon and Pecorino cheeses and pesto. Delicious! I had the wild caught salmon with olives, white beans and spring onions. My husband had the clam linguine. We were both very happy with our choices! We will definitely be back and will recommend to our friends.
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