Pleasantly surprised!We hadnt been to Rickey's for many years after a unimpressive meal long ago. Thought we would give it a try and truly enjoyed our meal. The food was good and well prepared and the wait staff were attentive at all times. A good all around experience and a definite several steps up from their past incarnation.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMUnlikely WinnerWho'd expect a motel restaurant within spitting distance of the freeway would be an oasis of calm, with friendly, professional service and imaginative, well-prepared, moderately priced food?
Yet that's been our experience of Rickey's, over and over again. It's not fancy, but it's definitely on the nicer end of the scale, and has everything we like - even a full bar.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMYOU MUST GOEverything was wonderful from the service.the menu had many great items to pick from,the service was great..Our dinners were mouth watering The.dining room had a very warm feeling to it.Our waiter and other service people were great.We will go back to try some of the many choices on the menu.If the weather was warmer we would have sat outside to enjoy the5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRicky'sThis is a great place. Food and service were wonderful. Jazz was outside and you can't hear it in the main dining room. Otherwise, a good experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNovatos best kept secret!Our second trip to Ricky's. discovered via a groupon deal and decided to check it out. Had been driving past for years!
Love the Saturday night jazz. Hostess accommodates out table request via open table and called to confirm selection. Waiter Nelson is friendly and knowledgable bar tender Gal was also friendly and made great suggestions. Portions were great not overkill so you could feel good ordering apps and desserts. Yummy food. Highly recommend :)4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMvery pleased, repeat visitThis was my second visit. The service is outstanding, very attentive. The food is great, I love the spinach salad.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood gemVery good food at decent prices in a lovely ambiance. Good service. A neighborhood gem.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy a night outWe always enjoy a night out having a relaxing time eating some great food at Rickey's.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food were good.Service and food were good. I prefer to go there on a night that there was no music as it makes it difficult to visit across the table.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMRicky's is a Novato gem. TheRicky's is a Novato gem. The food is terrific, the service is great and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. There's music a couple nights a week and we enjoy that. Summer brings Friday night jazz by the pool and that's delightful. Ricky's is one of our favorite restaurants.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for local steaks and cocktailsWas a little disappointed the prime rib wasn't available on Friday night as I expected, but the ribeye steak I had was smoked and cooked to perfection. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. What really made the restaurant was the live band they had playing.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!!Excellent food and service. The salmon was as good as it gets. Definitely will make this a favorite when in the Bay Area.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it, and so will youWe loved the live music, the food was good, as was the service. I would definitely visit "Rickeys" again. Oh, and the reserving on-line thingy, "awesome idea, loved it" nn3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was good and the 3 piecefood was good and the 3 piece band was very good. nice jazz3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebrationI wanted.to surprise my girlfriend with a place she would not have thought of. Success! Rickey has a lovely mid week special dinner that is very affordable. We had so much fun together and the food was perfectly cooked and served with great care. The dessert plate decorated with chocolate spelling out Happy Birthday was the icing on the cake so to speak. It was a progressive dinner and we got to talking and almost missed out next surprise. It is such a pleasure to be able to have local place that gets it right everytime we visit. Congratulations to the people and staff. Another home run for me.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMRicky's for excelleceThe menu is excellent and the service is interested, but does not hover.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's great to sit out by theIt's great to sit out by the pool for drinks on a lovely afternoon, then we sent inside for dinner. Staff were super -- friendly, courteous and they came around to check on things often but not enough to be intrusive. Portions are generous, and prices are very good. Everyone loved their meals.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMRah Rah for RickeysAnother fantastic evening at Rickeys. It was cold and rainy when we arrived but there was a nice warm fire going that warmed me up quickly. The menu is diverse and every bite was delicious. I love this place. Great service and warm welcome.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNot a bad word to be heardI can't remember a time that I went out and from the welcome at check in to the final bite of dessert and last sip of wine, things were this good. It was a birthday celebration and I was trying to think of a new place to try. Rickey's hit a home run. The 3 course meal served Tuesday-Thursday from 5-9 is a treat. I loved I didn't have to rush there and place my order before 6pm like so many of the other restaurants I have tried. This place is relaxing and delightful in every respect. I can't wait to go back and enjoy another evening with them. John Marshall came around and introduced himself and checked to make sure we had everything we needed. I appreciated his thoughtfulness.Best cornbread I have ever tasted.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AM