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“Great brunch crowd and menu.”
Review of Rick & Ann's

Rick & Ann's
Ranked #8 of 709 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Our menu offers simple, comforting foods with universal appeal. We are conscientious of the ingredients we us and the diversity of our patrons, so we can accommodate a variety of diet restrictions. We love using organic and local produce. We truly are a Berkeley business. Whether it’s our cornmeal pancakes or gingerbread waffles for breakfast, our grilled flank steak sandwich or our turkey burger for lunch, or our pan-seared red snapper or our chicken pot pie for dinner, we have something to please everyone! If you have a special event in your future, please check out Ann’s Catering menu on our website. We also feature local artists’ work in the restaurant that is available for purchase.Oakland Magazine named us the Best Breakfast in the Bay Area!
Fort Worth, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great brunch crowd and menu.”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

I ordered the short stack of lemon ricotta pancakes and cup of coffee. Great food, good service, reasonable prices. LOved it.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank roxiestone
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Ann L, Owners at Rick & Ann's, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you for this thoughtful review. We are so glad you had such a wonderful brunch with us. How can you go wrong with lemon ricotta pancakes? One bite and you are hooked! Please come back and see us next time you need a delicious meal.

Cheers,
Rick & Ann, Owners
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Albany, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Save you money”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

We ate here years ago and now I know why it has been years ago, Arrived at 7:30 on a Friday and got a table for 2 immediately. That is when the good service ended. Seemed to get a little attitude from waiter when we did not order any appetizers and that one in our party only wanted water to drink. Fifteen minutes after we ordered our waiter stopped by (without us asking) and said our food was going to be up in just a minute. Fifteen minutes later the table next to us got up and left and said they hope we eventually got our food. After five more minutes I asked about our food and then it arrived in a short time. Food looked and smelled good. The chicken was a little chewy, the beans were undercooked (much more then el-dente) and the spines of the greens were like chewing twigs. I hate to leave a bad review (this is my first one) but you should save your money

Visited May 2013
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Thank John K
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Ann L, Owners at Rick & Ann's, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
John,
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. While it is never fun to read disappointing reviews, we welcome feedback of any kind. It lets us know what we are doing right and also what we can do better. Above all, our customers' happiness is always our top priority, so if you left with a bitter taste in your mouth, then we need to fix this!

We just want to apologize if our staff came across as anything but professional. It is important to all of us that we create a welcoming and comfortable environment for all of our visitors, so these comments raise a red flag. We have spoken with the waiter you are referring to, Paul, and he has been with us for 13 years. He was a bit perplexed with your comment about him being disappointed with what had been ordered. If you could give us any more insight into this, we would really appreciated it! With regards to the wait, we did have a party of 13 and a party of 6 that were ahead of you guys, and so we were a little backed up in the kitchen. That is why Paul let you know it would be taking a little longer.

We are so sorry your meal was underwhelming as well. Which chicken dish did you order? Your beans absolutely should not have been undercooked— that is completely on us. We will speak with the chef about this. We hope you will give us another shot. We know we can show you a much better time overall! Please let us know if you would like to discuss this further.

Much appreciated,
Rick & Ann, Owners
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San Francisco, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“DELICIOUS!!”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

The food is excellent, fresh and incredible combinations to create. HIGHLY Recommend this restaurant!!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Alannah C
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Ann L, Owners at Rick & Ann's, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Alannah,
Thank you so much for this thoughtful feedback! Short. Sweet. To the point— exactly how it should be! We are thrilled you are such a big fan of our classy comfort food. Please come back and see us soon!

Cheers,
Rick & Ann, Owners
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Los Altos, California
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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“Solid well prepared breakfast, a favorite for many years.”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Good breakfasts and plenty of service staff, good quality food ingredients. Had to wait for coffee refills but an excellent breakfast place in Berkeley. I prefer Rick and Ann's to the Claremont hotel breakfast.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Nina961
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Ann L, Owners at Rick & Ann's, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank you for this fabulous review! We are so thrilled you are such a big fan of our breakfast. We work hard to prepare the most flavorful and delicious comfort food in Berkeley, so it is wonderful we are your go-to breakfast place! Please come back and see us soon.

Cheers,
Rick & Ann, Owners
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California
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Gem”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Just a wonderful place to go and start the day. Our waitress Sicily was great and the food is awesome. We went back there two more times because the whole grain pancakes were addictive. Anything we ate was very good and we already plan to do another trip to Berkeley so we can try the chicken pot pie with buttermilk biscuit cover.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Brigitte_from_NV
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Ann L, Owners at Rick & Ann's, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
This review is a gem! Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. We are so glad you were impressed with both our food and our friendly service. Great call ordering our whole grain pancakes— one bite and you are hooked! You will absolutely need to come back and try our chicken pot pie... you will not be disappointed! Thanks again.

Cheers,
Rick & Ann, Owners
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