Rickey's
Rickey's

Rickey's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://rickeysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4158839477x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Bar Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday & Saturday 4:00pm – 10:00pm; Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Ken Drew
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Executive Chef Ken Drew would be delighted to work on a custom menu for your special event, or call Tricia Harris for a consultation or to request a Menu Package. Be a guest at your own event and let us take care of every detail.
  • Entertainment: Entertainment poolside during the Summer and indoors by the fire during the Fall & Winter. Please call or email us to be added to our mailing list or click on our events page for the latest jazz schedule or event listing http://www.rickeysrestaurant.com/events.htm
  • Special Events: Executive Chef Ken Drew would be delighted to work on a custom menu For your special event, or call Tricia Harris for a consultation or to request a Menu Package. Be a guest at your own event and let us take care of every detail.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ignacio Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Golden Gate Transit
    Ignacio Blvd Novato 49, 54, 70, 71, 80
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking in our private lot, additional parking located behind the restaurant.
A word from Rickey's
Rickey’s has re-opened with a new look but with the attitude and style of yesterday at heart. With an emphasis on community and a passion for serving up oldtime favorites, Rickey’s, once again, has become a local place to relax and enjoy warm old time ambiance and service.




Rickey’s serves flavorful American favorites such as smoked ribeye steak, seared Ahi & Scallops and seasonal cuisine. The affordable and comfortable cuisine focuses on only the freshest ingredients for exceptional flavors from the tremendous bounty of small local growers.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Rickey's reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (38)great for outdoor dining (30)special occasion (30)romantic (26)kid-friendly (22)good for groups (20)fit for foodies (17)great for brunch (11)great for lunch (9)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • My sanctuary
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I come from Oakland to this sweet place...very cozy ambiance...good AND affordable food...well-done cocktails. Live music on weekends....I love my little Rickey's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy diners 2
    Happydiners2
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Love the friendly atmosphere and good food, especially the small portion menu for those of us who have had gastric bypass surgery.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    twojpsVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    When it came time to select a spot for a quality meal in celebration of our anniversary, this was a clear and obvious choice. The new menu adds fun to the event and being attend to by Nelson just makes the dinner an event.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience
    travelfor2
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Richey's is a fun place for a date or with family and friends. The outside dining by the pool has music on the weekends. Always a fun way to relax and enjoy the entertainment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We Return after being away
    twojpsVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    How wonderful to get back and find a new menue. It was so nice to be in a booth and being greater by Nelson!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mangiatone
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Value not there for the price. Seared Ahi Tuna tiny portion, lots of rice for $21.50. Four shrimp appetizer for $14.50. The bargain is the prix fixe at $25 including wine. Looks like they're trying to make up the loss leader on the ala carte menu. Also a pedestrian menu. Wouldn't return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hasn't disappointed yet!
    Tasterover
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food selection and execution, gets a bit noisy but nothing too annoying
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and music
    travelfor2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had a wonderful time at Rickey's. Outside by the pool with music and dancing. Will go again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The patio area is great for outdoor dining with kids; they can swim while you dine...very fun...and great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing compares
    Marindining
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    One of the best places for a family and friends get together. Great service, Good food(best kid menu ie not just chk nuggets and mac&chesse) lovely atmosphere+entertainment (jazz on Saturday eve in July) with the added plus - the kids and adults can use the hotel pool!! They supply towels too. I have brought my parents here many times. This year was one of the best times we ever had at Ricky's. Glad to see they remain a fantastic Resturant after all these years.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Midweek Reward
    twojpsVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We had a contractor visit and begin the process for some home repairs and improvements and decided we desserved a dinner break. Happily Rick's had an open booth for us and we were whisked right in and seated. Nelson helped us with our wine and meal selections and he had our meal arriving at a comfortable pace. Sumptuous meal and the wine was a perfect pairing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Introducing Friends
    twojpsVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Some friends just moved to Navato and we decided to introduce them to the best restaurant in the area. Our friends loved it and the staff of Rickey's was all out to impress (or, to get their jobs done perfectly). We had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and delcious meal
    SuzieVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We dined on a Saturday evening. There was a great singer doing Frank Sinatra songs which added to the atmosphere. Out server and assistants were very attentive. Our drink were made well and our food was delicious. Of course the corn bread is yummy as well! We will go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait for entree
    Largepartyrules
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    As happy customers of Rickeys and Inn Marin service was OFF 6/24/14. Hostess not cordial . Seated as per reservation, no one came to the table. Asked for water. Wait person was impatient to take our order. Salads finally served as a large party came for patio service . From then on things fell apart. Others nearby were served , left and our entrees did not come. I left the table to ask the hostess who didn't seem to care. Wait person came to ask for dessert order and was surprised that entrees were not served. Apology, "I had a big party outside". .Entrees finally served, but had to leave the table again to ask for knives. Off night? Regular male staff always nice, food great, beautiful room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When it's time to relax
    twojpsVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We have been to Rickey's when they were very busy and other times when they have open tables. On every visit we found the staff attentive and very well coordinated. Just enjoying the service that seems so seamless, but is clearly coordinated, is worthy of our trip, but the combination of food, ambiance and attentiveness is a reward and much more enjoyable. We visited after a weekend that was personally hectic and found ourselves relaxing and calming down as we enjoyed our entire visit, wine, and meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MEDIOCRE food and INCOMPETENT staff
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We had dinner at Rickey's a few years ago. We thought that the service and the food was mediocre back then. We decided to give it another chance. Rickey's has not improved. 1.Soup of the day was extremely salty! 2.portions of the pre-fixed meal main course is NOT worth it. I ordered the NY steak with my pre-fixe meal. The size of the steak was less than half of a regular NY steak order compared to the table next to me who had the full piece. 3. no one come to ask how we liked the food or if we needed more bread or water. Maybe they are used to having old folks who just want a quick meal or it could be that the staff didn't receive training. Rickey's is the worst restaurant. We will not recommend it nor consider giving it another chance.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Returning Home after Travelling
    twojpsVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We had been up in Oregon for a week and we had difficulties finding any place to,eat that we did not compare to Rickey's. That made us ready to get back to Rickey's as soon as we got home. It was every bit as good as we remembered! Nelson and the staff played the room like a grand concert and it was very enjoyable to be in the room again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My very favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Rickey's is a real gem of a restaurant. Last night we sat poolside. The pool was full of small children who were having such fun while their parents ate and/or had cocktails. The management does a good job of keeping the noise level and splashing down. They have a huge beautiful garden and last night a wedding was taking place which added to the entertainment. I had Caesar salad with salmon and a martini and my friend had beer and steak sandwich. There is a bar menu, bistro menu and regular menu so there's something for every taste. I have never had a bad meal here. I'll probably eat here again tonight. The service is good and the staff are always smiling, happy and helpful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good value, great ambience
    Ignatius
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    this place has a very nice atmosphere .... every table is nice. Food is very good, consistently. Nice, friendly staff. Fixed price menu is a very good value.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner Rewards
    twojpsVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We found the restaurant busy and there was seating on the patio with part of the staff support that service. We were seated inside by the manager, who greater us, seated us, and opened our wine, generously seeing to our comfort and interests. Our waitress was Katiana, who had waited on us at our last visit. It was rewarding to have her help us with her fun awareness and observations while not hovering or intruding. As busy as she was, there was not a hint of stress or issues from her. Nelson did stop by as well, making our visit even more enjoyable. It was a dinner visit that was rewarding in every sense.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great summertime poolside dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Rickey's never fails to present good food, great service and friendly owner who is always checking to make sure everything is o.k. We ate poolside listening to live music, jazz, with a very talented singer, the small children splashing in the pool while their parents enjoyed dinner. We eat here at least once a week. Especially good are the Caesar salads, salmon and tuna.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    Kayro
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Rickey's is tucked away so that I didn't even realize it was there. It's very nice inside. I understand there is poolside Jazz some weekends. Everyone in my party of four liked their food - tilapia, ribs, steak. I had a nice salmon fillet with potatoes and asparagus. The sauce was changed on request. Drinks were generous, service was very friendly, prices fair. Outside in the back, nice grounds to wander in. Overall, very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    momof2too
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We come here for special occasions..Several times a year. The food is good and the price is appropriate. They do have a special 3 course meal - great for the calorie conscious and budged oriented .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rickey's is Tops!
    Marinite
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Rickey's is an excellent dining place. I appreciated the day-before phone call to confirm our dinner reservation and to ask for our seating preference (inside or outside [for live music]). We (5) were promptly seated inside--per our request. Loved both the corner booth and overall ambiance of the place. Our server was delightful! And, the wait staff was courteous and efficient. The food: great menu selections, just the right serving portions and every morsel...scrumptious. We're definitely going back to Rickey's in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappointed
    April
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I've been to Ricky's many times as I live in the neighborhood. My family and I always get a great meal and an even better dessert. It's our go to special occasion restaurant. I would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a fun time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We always enjoy our time at Rickeys if we sit inside or out everyone is especially welcoming and pleasant
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again!!!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Rickey's is not very accommodating to their patrons. 1) I asked to be placed inside the main dining room because my elderly mother gets cold easily and had bad knees & has a difficult time walking distances. Their solution was to place us by the front door where people come in. Who wants to sit by the door and have everyone look in on you as you eat? 2) We sit outside by the pool & apparently, they allow people to swim during Brunch. There were two children who decided to jump into the pool, splashing water into our table, getting our stuff that was sitting on ground all wet. 3) They had a station for painting flower pots. When I asked for a paper towel, the girl tells us, "We don't have any paper towels" What a waste of $240.
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  • Mothers Day Dinner
    twojpsVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We got home late and decided to see if we could get in. We were given two times and took the earlier and left right away. The restaurant seated us in a quiet corner and quickly surrounded us with service and concern for our comfort. We loved the change and enjoyed our meal at a casual pace that was very relaxing even as the activity was high. Great job! Very rewarding and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3 dinners all were great
    duffy
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Have eaten there three times while on business trips. It is always a great meal and the wait staff is great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's Rickey's
    t6362bVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    What else is there to say. Another great special occasion had by all at Rickey's. Nelson our server and bar manager Koti were fabulous.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food; mediocre service
    MonsieurBongout1
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    good food; mediocre service---- as i told the manager
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, loud music
    Marlou
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We asked to be moved when we found out there was a small booth near the entry away from the dining room. The music was so loud we couldn't talk. Whatever happened to background music during dinner? The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a nice meal
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Good food, good service, nice time had. We ordered a bunch of appetizers which were all tasty and split the scallops dish which was perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 366 reviews are from the Rickey's reviews archive.
  • Dinner on Sunday Night
    Novato25
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Excellent service and food was very good; a little noisier than we would have liked. hostess should have told us about the entertainment and asked if we would prefer to sit in a quieter place
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good celebration
    Krupafan
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Went to Rickey's and had a marvelous birthday celebration. Great food, good service, energetic atmosphere. Always a fun time, and the management is attentive to the needs of the patrons. Great food-selection was outstanding and the food perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary and had a wonderful experience! The service was fantastic & so was the live music!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    Snoopy
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food is good.they do take a long time to get back to your table to take orders.The music was a little loud
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food at reasonable prices
    SFJoeVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We ate the special 3 course meal and both of us were very pleased with our dishes and the way they were prepared. We did the three course meal for $24.95 and both of us liked our food. My only thumbs down was the portion of the salmon I ordered. It was tiny but after we finished we both agreed it was enough overall. I hope if you ordered the salmon off the menu you would get a much larger portion. But the fish was perfectly cooked not overdone which typically happens in a lot of restaurant kitchens.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday treat
    twojpsVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We invited a friend who was celebrating her birthday and she loved the whole experience. Nelson gave us prompt, warm service. The manager checked on us to ensure we were comfortable and happy. The complimentary birthday treat at the end was a generous surprise that Nelson happily presented. It was the perfect place to celebrate friends, food, fun and a birthday. A big thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service & noise
    localyokel
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We had to ask our server, more than once, for the bread we wanted instead of the cornbread. When the band started playing it was almost impossible to speak to each other because it was much too loud for the room!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.