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19 S Main St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1821
609-397-0051
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Off the main road, but worth the trip

We have heard about Rick's for years, and finally had the chance to go. We were seated right away at this small BYOB restaurant. The menu addition on the board were tempting. We started with salad - a Caesar and mixed field greens. they were very nice but large. This is something that should... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Evelyn D
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New Hope
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Hope
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We have heard about Rick's for years, and finally had the chance to go. We were seated right away at this small BYOB restaurant. The menu addition on the board were tempting. We started with salad - a Caesar and mixed field greens. they were very nice but large. This is something that should probably be shared for two. The... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As always, the food at Rick's was delicious. I enjoyed the pasta pockets filled with pear and gorgonzola immensely. However, the wait to be seated was interminable and uncomfortable. The restaurant would not take reservations for 2 people when I called, but assured me the wait would not be a problem. When we arrived, we were told 15 minutes. One... More 

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NY
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121 reviews 121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

we had pizzas and clams, tasty food, cool little spot with nice atmospherics, friendly service. Recommend if in Lambertville, or twin town New Hope

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Flemington, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Rick's has been one of our "go to" restaurants for over 20 years. If you are looking for solid Italian fare in Central New Jersey, it should be on your list as well. It gets crowded on weekends, so if you don't have a reservation, be prepared to wait. It is definitely worth whatever wait there is! We ate there... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I don't know why reviewers are saying they do not take reservations because they certainly do. Several people walked in and mentioned they had reservations including our party of four. They had tables with menus on them for people who had reservations. I had the seafood over pasta dinner. I asked for extra sauce and ate every bite. When I... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

On a side street in Lambertville is a small locally owned restaurant that serves the best and reasonably prices food around. Located in an old row home you feel like you are in someone's home. Seating is tight but the atmosphere is delightful. Bring your own wine and check out the specials on the large slate hanging on the wall... More 

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Newtown, Pa
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106 reviews 106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is my second review of Rick's. Knowing that Saturday night is a busy night for restaurants in Lambertville I made reservations two weeks in advance. The restaurants are small and finding a parking space can be very frustrating. There is metered parking until 9pm so bring plenty of quarters. Our reservation was for 7:15pm and as expected the place... More 

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Soooooooooooo Disappointing! Parmesan Sampler & Basic Spaghetti just didn't cut it! Maybe off night?

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Wall, NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The chicken in my chicken parm was way over cooked :( but still tasty. Salad was great. Beef braciola was really good.

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NEW HOPE
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232 reviews 232 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

With Italian food it's the flavor of the sauce that makes or breaks it. Rick's sauce is very favorable with the right mixture of spices and a solid consistency. Small tables and good service make it an enjoyable dinner. Place is packed on weekends, so be sure to reserve. BYOB, they will serve to you with no corking fee.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 S Main St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1821
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lambertville
  • Phone Number: 609-397-0051

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?