Located at the INN at 500 Capitol, 500 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, Idaho (208) 472-1463
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Erstad Architects Wins Award for Richard’s Restaurant Design

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Congratulations to Erstad Architects and the interior design team of Adrienne Lane Martin and Samantha Boucher for winning Best Specialty Product at the ASID Intermountain Annual Design Awards for the custom wine stave canopy at Richard’s restaurant.


At the September 2017 Annual meeting of the Intermountain Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Adrienne Lane Martin, Interior Design Manager, accepted the Specialty Product Award. The award was for the design of the wine stave canopy in RICHARD’S restaurant at the Inn at 500 in Boise. The canopy was designed as a feature that would allow diners to enjoy their meals without the discomfort of negative visual or audible noise of a busy restaurant kitchen, while also giving them positive visual and audible access to Chef Richard as he worked.

Adrienne and interior designer Samantha Boucher, developed a solution that provided a visual screen between patrons and staff, furnished texture, didn’t overwhelm the space with too much visual weight, and assisted the acoustic needs of the room. Above all, the solution needed to appear as if it were simply a natural feature that enhanced the overall design feel of the restaurant. The material came as a suggestion from the restaurant’s owners, who wanted to incorporate reclaimed items from their local suppliers into the restaurant’s interiors. Reclaimed wine barrel staves – sourced by hand from local wineries – were the perfect choice.

The combination of ceiling cloud and screen wall is suspended over the center dining area and drapes down to separate the diners from the cook line. The design team came up with a system that is airy and light, and the simple materials complement the dining experience.

The finished product is a custom feature that not only suits the restaurant’s design, but also envelops and enhances it. The space below is a cozy unique, and intimate dining space. The space behind is a bright and bustling kitchen, where the Chef/Owner Richard works and never seems out of reach.


Dine Out Downtown Boise at Richard’s Oct. 27 – Nov. 5

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“Boise is one of America’s fastest-growing cities and with that, there’s an exciting culinary emergence along with craft breweries and a burgeoning wine industry, “ US News & World Report, August, 2017.

Richard’s is proud to participate in Dine Out Downtown Boise Restaurant Week from Oct. 27th – Nov. 5th, 2017. This is a time for the community to come together and celebrate the growth of local dining. We have prepared special dishes featuring several Idaho grown ingredients.

Choose from either our 2-Course Lunch menu for $10 or our five-course Fine Dining $55 menu.

Make plans now to take part in this week of culinary celebration and join us at Richard’s. Make reservations now by calling (208) 472-1463 or online at https://richardsboise.com/reservations/

For more information about Dineout Downtown Boise, visit https://downtownboise.org/events/dineout-downtown-boise.


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Richard’s and Inn at 500 Capitol Raved About in Luxury Travel Blog

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In a recent article, luxury travel blogger Leah of The Modern Traveler, visited Boise, Idaho and stayed in the Inn at 500 Capitol. Throughout her stay, Leah documented her time and broke down every aspect of the stay, which included a lunch visit to Richard’s.

Here is a snippet from her article,

“Connected to Inn at 500 is Richard’s… accessible right through a door off the lobby. Richard Langston is a celebrated chef in Boise, and we dropped by to sample lunch.

I had the Grilled Portabella with Carrot-Cumin Puree and Fried Haloumi on Ciabatta and my son had the RBLT, a different take on the BLT with Bacon, Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil, and Red Onions on a Toasted Baguette with Summer Salad instead of chips. I have to remember to put strawberries in my salads at home because it’s a wonderful summer flavor, and I liked the pairing with the lemon vinaigrette. Richard’s provides room service and food for guests at Inn at 500 and serves breakfast and dinner too.”

Read more about Leah’s time at Richard’s and the Inn at 500 Capitol in Boise here.


Rosé Party

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We’re celebrating summer in Boise by tasting rosé! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and seven (7) 2.5 oz. pours of beautiful rosé. Our wine experts will be on hand to describe each different rosé: country of origin, grape varietal, and tasting notes. Chef Richard will prepare hors d’oeuvre to enjoy along with your wines.

Our Rosé Party will be on the second floor Plaza at the Inn at 500 Capitol–right above Richard’s on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The Plaza is typically reserved for hotel guests and catering functions only, so this is a special opportunity to enjoy wine and apps on this fun outdoor space.

Bottles of rosé will be available for sale at special prices, so you can take a few bottles home to enjoy on your own patio!

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at: http://bpt.me/2982784 or email info@richardsboise.com

Downtown Boise Restaurant Happy Hour

Downtown Boise Restaurant Happy Hour Gets A Boost!

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Happy Hour is new at Richard’s! We have a great Happy Hour menu available in the bar for you to check out. Happy Hour is 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Don’t forget to inquire about the special drink our bartender whips up every day and enjoy some tasty “bites” at the bar. Bring your friends; it’s sure to be a good time!

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Richard’s goes from neighborhood haunt to big-city hip

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Chef Richard Langston is one of Boise’s best-known chefs and restaurateurs. He will open his new restaurant, Richard’s, to the public on Monday, Jan. 9, at the Inn at 500 Capitol on Capitol Boulevard in Downtown Boise. Image Provided by Guy Hand

Richard’s will now open Jan. 9 in Downtown Boise

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Inn at 500 Capitol – Model Room Tour

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Inn at 500 Capitol

Richard’s is proud to partner with the luxurious and well-appointed Inn at 500 Capitol to provide the finest dining and hotel experience in Boise. The Inn at 500 Capitol is the upscale boutique hotel where pride of place, exceptional service and thoughtful details create the luxury experience for which the Inn at 500 Capitol and its sister hotel, Inn at the 5th in Eugene, Oregon are known.

The hotel has been designed with details that bring the comforts of home to a blissful experience. Every room features a private butler’s pantry, providing a truly innovative service that allows guests to enjoy room service without opening their door. The hotel also features delightful details such as themed rooms, bathrooms with double sinks and large showers, decor created by local artists, exceptionally comfortable bed linens, and of course room service provided by Richard’s.

Visit the Inn at 500 Capitol’s website for more information.


“First we eat, then we do everything else.“

— M.F.K. Fisher