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Richardson's (Phoenix)

I have seen lots of good comments about Richardson's here, but no imformation on cost. Can anyone tell me how much the average entree prices are, or what I could expect to pay for dinner for 2? Thanks!

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  1. Depends on what you order. There are some entrees that are around $15 -- their more generic combo platters -- but when you go with their mixed grill or fresh seafood, you can run up against $30.

      1. re: rxenergie

        Thanks! I've searched and searched for the website and never could find it.

      2. Never knew they had a web site. What is the difference between Richardson's and Dick's? Also saw a link to another place Rokerij? Anyone been there?

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        1. re: Kari

          Maybe the biggest difference between Richardson's and Dick's, is that Dick's has breakfast starting at 8:00am, 7 days. Richardson's is weekends only, starting at 9:00am. Richardson's has some more comfortable seating.

          1. re: johnseberg

            richardson's is the main and first opened dining room. it faces Bethany Home in the strip mall, when another property came up for rent on the side facing 16th St, they expanded. Dick is smaller overflow space, mostly bar seating.
            they do have a large private dining room attached there as well. Same menu.

            they changed the website from www.richardsonsnm.com to www.burningembersphoenix.co after the fire at Rokerji a month or two ago. Rok is good for steak, but it's hit or miss on the new mexico dishes brought over from the other menu. somehow they just don't come out as well. but great steak and chops

            1. re: johnseberg

              That and Dick's is very small, which I love, but can be a negative to many in a hurry or with a larger party. There might be a dozen bar seats and a few tables where 4 can sit (except for the back room, which is nice/bigger - but a different world from the vibe of the main bar area). I'd never go to Dicks with 5 people, for example, simply because of the seating options. Even for two it can be tough to get seated during popular times. I took a gal pal there recently at lunchtime and we stood by the door for a half hour or more, waiting for 2 adjacent seats to open up. We were fine with the wait and the staff made sure we were checked on. That's not a bash on the place... it's simply a great though small space and coupled with the nice bevs and food, there's not a lot of turnover.

              In a perfect world he'd open a dozen of these around metro PHX!

            2. re: Kari

              Kari, you might want to search this board for Rokerij, as there was a major thread about a month ago - lot of comments. I've dined there three times and have been unimpressed, but too many others love it to discount it. Some of those are well-respected contributors to this board.

              Hunt

              1. re: Bill Hunt

                Had a late lunch @ the Rokerij yesterday...it still isn't fully up and running since the fire....only the Downstairs bar area is open....
                The staff said it is still a few weeks away until they can open the upstairs.
                The downstairs was busy!!!
                My dining partner and I shared 2 small plates the Steak tartar...which was wonderful and a very generous portion....it was a classic preparation w/ herbs, capers and black pepper...minus the raw egg....served on crusty baguette slices. We also shared the Steak Tacos ...5 small 'Street' Tacos...2 w/ a spicy pico de gallo, 2 w/ a fresh guacamole and one w/ cilantro and onion....they had a nice spicy kick to them. We also decided to try the Tortilla Crusted Halibut...it was fabulous.... The portion again was generous and well prepared. The fish was flaky and moist and it was served w/ the same spicy pico de gallo that accompanied the Tacos. The server suggested we try a side of the apple chile sauce along w/ the fish...a nice sweet / spicy compliment to the fish...it was yummy!
                Overall it was a great experience. I can't wait until they get the whole restaurant back up and running!

            3. The carne adovada is the best $12 you will ever spend on a plate.

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              1. Can someone tell me what the spice level is. I have no tolerance for spice whatsoever. I would love to take my husband as he likes it hot, but what would I order?

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                1. re: Kari

                  The least spicy options are probably the pizzas and the skewers. They do offer one of the best house salads in town as well - no spice there.

                  There are a lot of blackboard specials, and you may be able to find some mild items there.

                  1. re: mamamia

                    Plenty of unspiced grilled dishes at riches and fish options. The nice thing about Rich's menu is that the spice is flavorful not just heat for the sake of heat. Peppers and chili flavors work with the sauces, not just for the burn.
                    Stay away from the red sauces and you'll probably be OK.

                  2. re: Kari

                    Then don't order the Carne Adovada. It's great but the level of spice (not spicy) will wreck your stomach if you're intolerant of a lot of spices.

                    1. re: Kari

                      The menu actually states something to the effect of, "regarding spice levels, if you order it, you're eating it" (or at least paying for it).

                      Kari, another thing to remember at Richardson's is that the portions are large on the entrees and the apps, too. Often, we've found that one app and one entree are more than enough for two of us.