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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 old-time 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 Marinated & Grilled Flat Iron, 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.
Novato, CA 94949
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Executive Chef Harold Solomon would be delighted to work on a custom menu for your special event, or call Liat Pardini for a consultation or to request a Menu Package. Be a guest at your own event and let us take care of every detail.
Plenty of parking in our private lot, additional parking located behind the restaurant.
Golden Gate Transit
Ignacio Blvd Novato 49, 54, 70, 71, 80
Private Party Facilities:
For your next Private Party, come to Rickey’s in Novato California – Marin County.
Private Party Contact:
Kelly Celli: (888) 674-4857
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Executive Chef Harold Solomon would be delighted to work on a custom menu For your special event, or call Kate Tuthill for a consultation or to request a Menu Package. Be a guest at your own event and let us take care of every detail.
Rickey's Ratings and Reviews
It was New Year’s Eve so I’m guessing they just couldn’t handle the restaurant being busy?? It wasn’t even completely full. No crowd at the bar. We sat down just before 7pm and didn’t see our server until 7:18. We got our drinks a few minutes before dinner was served. Just overall disappointing on New Year’s Eve.
This was 0ur second time here and the experiences were like night and day. The first time things were perfect,this time it was almost unbearably noisy. The shrimp in the ciopino was seriously overcooked although the rest of it was delicious. The salad was under dressed and dry. And the poached pear although pretty on the plate was served a spoon which made it hard to eat. I had to ask for proper utensils to eat it also had to ask for coffee service as the waiter didn't offer . I recommend Rickeys for daily dinner but not for holidays .also the table arrangement made it hard for people with walkers and such to negotiate the room, also the holiday menu had no provisions for food allergies, my wife would have loved to have tried the Galette. But, she is allergic to shiitake mushrooms.
Dined at Rickey's for Christmas Eve. Even though I had made reservations a month in advance, we were going to be seated in the lobby of the restaurant next to the door. After I suggested that they find a better table inside the actual dining room, we were seated. Server was friendly but not real attentive, which was most likely because of being under-staffed. I had to go to the bar myself to hunt down decent wine glasses. The entrees were fine (we all had beef), but a bit overpriced. And the menu for this night was somewhat limited. Not a place I would go back for a special occasion, but might go back and sit at the bar with appetizers.
We enjoyed the festive holiday ambience and talented female vocalist entertaining with holiday tunes. Our server was warm, friendly, and accommodating. On the downside, a hamburger ordered medium had to be sent back after we discovered it was cooked extremely rare. My cocktail was out of balance and needed fixing. Our entrees were nothing special. Was the chef out of the kitchen? We're not sure.
The evening dinner was a Wonderful time to spend with my grand-daughter and her husband. It was a celebration of a new job for my grand-daughter. Her husband and I just love your lamb dishes and she loves your fish choices. Wine was great as well as the five choice dessert plate. Thank you again for a delightful evening, we will be back.
We know that Ricky's has recently changed hands, but we were a little disappointed. We had asked to be moved from in front of the music and we were seated by the door (which was fine) but then we had to go and ask for a waiter. I had the small filet which was good but potatoes were very lumpy. We had a coupon for an appetizer and when we told our waiter, he just said he'd take it off our cards and walked away. That would have been fine if we were paying with cards, but we had cash. So we just deducted it from what we paid. Neither of us were impressed with the service.
We will be back at some point, but feel the new group needs to get it together a little bit more before we return. Good luck
3 had the prix fixe special menue and all were very happy. Unfortunately I had the Cobb salad with Dungeness crab. The crab smelled and tasted fishy, a bit old. And the waiter told me there was no salad dressing for shrimp louie (guess I should have asked for thousand island) Also, the water is not filtered and tastes awful if you're used to filtered water. Overall good, but for me, terribly disappointing this time.
As always, we had a great time with our friends. We meet at Rickey's every so often as it is in the middle between Rohnert Park and Mill Valley. We have always been very pleased with the menu and our waitress this time was more than good; she was excellent, as were all four of our meals. We two women had the snapper Vera Cruz on the small plates - yummy and plenty to eat. The two men had the flat iron steaks with the clam chowder and a crème brulee for dessert. We will be back for sure!
We Just moved to Novato and this was our first date night here and it was a great choice. Very pleased. Filet could have been cooked longer. It was RARE!! Ordered medium cooked and should of sent it back but I really didn’t want to bother anyone or ruin the mood setting!! I would definitely return 👍🏼
I had dinner at Rickey's to celebrate a birthday for a friend because wanted to listen to the live jazz. Live jazz was very good and the singer came to our table which was delightful. Pomegranate martinis were not that good as the martinis were somewhat watered down and at $10 a cocktail they should be better. Service was very slow and although we had stated to the waiter that we would like to have a glass of wine with dinner he never asked before the meal if we would like to order wine. The salmon and rack of lamb was excellent.
Went there for a Saturday evening with friends. The place was very full and we had reserved a booth. The general noise level was very loud and with the jazz music going full blast it was difficult to hold a conversation. Happy we did not have a table close to the music, even though we live Jazz.
The food was excellent, yes, we will go back again but not over the weekend when entertainment is loud.
Had an outstanding time at Ricky's for my friend's birthday. We all chose the pork ribs with cole slaw and bacon mac and cheese, wow! So good, too much to eat, but we did. For desert we shared 3 different deserts: cream brûlée, gelato and fresh berries. If I had to choose one, it would be the cream brûlée, but they were all great. The live jazz music was a fun plus, if occasionally too loud. All in all a great evening.
The server was excellent!! In all fairness I think I just ordered wrong, so I will be back to try an actual entree! I ordered the mix green salad as a starter with the vinaigrette, very good and as my entree I chose the small plate, it was the portobella mushroom with a balsamic vinaigrette and vegetables. For me it was too much vinegar (tart) and needed something to go with it, maybe a brown rice or some kind of starch...I wouldn't order it even as an appetizer..not a good selection or menu choice! Anyway...I will try it again, my husband had the steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus, he loved it and it looked pretty! I don't have any pictures of the food, but it was all presented well!! It was my birthday and they brought me a molten chocolate cake (cupcake size) with a side of vanilla (looked homemade) ice cream, and a strawberry in whip cream...to die for!! Happy B-day was written around the edge of the cake in chocolate sauce! Live music is played on Friday and Saturday nights.....hard to hear to talk, but it was fun!!
Was good ... celebrating daughter's birthday...they surprised her with a birthday dessert and surprised us by charging us for it...it would have been better if they had asked if we wanted a birthday dessert for $$ rather than bringing it without our consent.
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