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Ricardo's Restaurant

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5211 Lacey Blvd, Lacey, WA 98503
Intercity Transit
(360) 413-9995
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
It was OK.

Went with my family to celebrate a special occasion and I was not impressed. The interior was unique and different, however the servings were very small. The service was OK I may go back if invited by friends to celebrate another very special occasion.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
Angela J
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Went with my family to celebrate a special occasion and I was not impressed. The interior was unique and different, however the servings were very small. The service was OK I may go back if invited by friends to celebrate another very special occasion.

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Camarillo
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

If the service had only been friendly and attempting to appreciate the customer out for a nice evening, The excellent meal would have guaranteed many returns. Unfortunately the service left much to be desired and prices are too high for the overall dining experience.

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Lacey, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

I agree with other reviewers that the staffing is lacking. Also, the steaks were just mediocre. I ordered med rare and was served medium to well. We had waited so long that I just ate it. Polenta was terrible. Best part was my refreshing Caesar salad. I know that doesn't say too much for a steak house. Even though it's... More 

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Olympia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is our 3rd attempt in 5 years to enjoy Ricardo's. I want to like it many reasons it's locally owned, it's a steakhouse (which in Oly,Lacey, Tum area is hard to find, it's in a cute little house not a cookie cutter building, and lastly because in theory their menu should be good. Sadly every time we try it... More 

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Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went there for a date night with my wife. We ordered the 72 dollar signature prime rib for two medium rare. It came out raw, not rare but refrigerator raw. This is a steak house that cannot even cook a steak to order. It wasn't like it came out medium and we were disappointed it was RAW, cold from the... More 

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Lacey, Washington
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were so excited when we discovered this restaurant near our home. We love a great steak and had yet to find many places locally that could deliver. We did enjoy our steaks each time we went. Their chocolate souffle is delicious and they have a pretty good wine list, including many local wines. BUT, that isn't enough to deal... More 

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Newport, OR
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

From the outside you never would know this is a very good steak house as well as a pricey one. Service was uneven, people seated after us were greeted and served by the server before ours even appeared. Our steaks were very good but my polenta was very dry and flavorless. Good wine list but a bit on the expensive... More 

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OLYMPIA
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

They set the romantic atmosphere here, and it is a quaint little old house that has been converted into a restaurant. Very pricey, and you better get a reservation way in advance if it is a special holiday like Valentine's Day! Have a glass of wine....

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Olympia, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This restaurant is so very good you remember eating their for years. I find the staff to be welcoming and friendly, and very, very well informed on wines. Suggestions for wines includes small private vineyards in Sonoma County CA that the wine steward had actually gone to and chosen the wines. Amazing wines for a small establishment. The place is... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Ricardo's Restaurant is a delightful place for fabulous food. The steak is perfectly prepared, and the wine parings are superb. Our waiter was knowledgeable, personable and attentive. We would highly recommend this eating establishment.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5211 Lacey Blvd, Lacey, WA 98503
  • Public Transportation: Intercity Transit
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lacey
  • Phone Number: (360) 413-9995

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 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 - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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