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 Post subject: Ricardo
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:51 pm 
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Does Ricardo still own Ricardo's? I know he opened Oak.
Friends went to Ricardo's for tuna on our recommendation. They said it was inedible it was so overlooked and dry. Two people ordered it and they did remove one from the bill but were very disappointed in the place.


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 Post subject: Re: Ricardo
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:30 pm 
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Went to Ricardo's two weeks ago with another couple food and service was as usual good except one person's beef was well done instead of medium. They offered to replace it but we chose not to wait. They gave us a free dessert and a round of limoncello. The other couple we were with went this past week with another couple and one dinner did not come out and had to be "recooked!" They were compted three desserts and a round of limoncello. Heard that Ricardo's sister Anky has taken over this place and he is at the new restaurant Oak. Anky's husband runs Sweet Peppers in Palm Beach.


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 Post subject: Re: Ricardo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:33 am 
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Last September we went to Ricardo's & he wasn't there. When we tried Oak, Ricardo wasn't there either. Our waiter at Oak mentioned that Ricardo splits his time between the 2 locations - and I guess he must take a day or 2 off.

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 Post subject: Re: Ricardo
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:41 pm 
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In December during our visit to Oak, Ricardo told us personally that he sold the Ricardo Restaurant at ABC. I don't know who runs it now but he is not involved. I'm sure the Ricardo name went with the sale that's why his new restaurant is called the Oak. His chefs at the Former Ricardo's may have come with him and that's why it is not the same. The Oak is a very highly recommended place to dine. The old Ricardo's at ABC is not the same with him gone.


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 Post subject: Re: Ricardo
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:31 am 
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Place was very disorganized last night. No effort made to get us a table for late dinner so we went to Matthews.


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 Post subject: Re: Ricardo
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:31 am 
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My wife and I went to Ricardo's few weeks ago, once for dinner and twice for breakfast. Both meals were fantastic, food was cooked perfectly and service was excellent.

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 Post subject: Re: Ricardo
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:36 pm 
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Ricardo's is owned by a company, Lunabiento F&B Service. Last year they renewed their lease for another 5 years at ABC. Ricardo handed over the day to day management of the restaurant to his sister Anky (who also manages "Sweet Peppers" with her husband) so that he could concentrate more on the management and operation of his new restaurant Oak. As for Ricardo’s staff they all remained the same except for one staff member and Ricardo himself.

We just returned last night from Aruba where I dined at both Oak and Ricardo's. Oak is outstanding in both food and service. Ricardo's continues to be a favorite of ours with the food being consistent at all 3 meals. We especially enjoyed the AYCE grouper night on Wednesday.

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 Post subject: Re: Ricardo
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:41 pm 
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I can't not think that when a restaurateur also opens a higher end place that the same food that is bought and served in his moderately priced place is not the same that is served in his new high end place.

Unless one is to believe that the fish, meat, etc is compleatly different from one place to the other.

Me. I'll stick with the moderately priced place.

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 Post subject: Re: Ricardo
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:19 am 
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Yesterday, mY breakfast, view and waiter were all the same as previous years, I will return.

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 Post subject: Re: Ricardo
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:42 pm 
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Went to Ricardo's and Oak in February. Oak is more like a steakhouse and their filet was the best we've had anywhere. Pricey but very good. Menu is different from Ricardo's. Oak service was excellent.


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 Post subject: Re: Ricardo
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:33 pm 
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We came back from 3 weeks in Aruba on May 1. Ate at Ricardo's several times. Food quality and service was great, We noticed no difference from prior years.
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 Post subject: Re: Ricardo
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 7:13 pm 
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heading to Oak Monday..our neighbor just returned and raved about it....will leave a report to shoo away those pesky crickets

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 Post subject: Re: Ricardo
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:57 am 
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I have never been to Ricardos,but we went to Oak in Feb and it was great. I had to most DELICIOUS COCONUT SHRIMP..and they were HUGE.....We loved it and we will be back in Feb..

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