Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse-Hilton Springfield
Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse-Hilton Springfield

Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse-Hilton Springfield

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nickandninosspringfield.com/
  • Phone: 2177891530
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Steven Butts
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room offers seating for up to 16 persons. Audio visual presentation equipment available upon request.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Fear 2177891530

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary parking for diners in the 7th & Monroe Street Municipal ramp, which is connected to the hotel.

    We also offer Valet parking, which is available at the hotel entrance on Adams Street. Cost is $3.
A word from Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse-Hilton Springfield
Perched 30 stories above Springfield's capital city, Nick & Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse offers unparalleled food, ambiance and service.
Our small intimate dining experience is perfect for a romantic dinner, entertaining business client or a night out with a group of friends.



We serve only the finest certified Black Angus aged steaks along with a selection of mouth-watering entrees.



At Nick & Nino's we treat every occasion like it's a special occasion.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse-Hilton Springfield reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (106)special occasion (103)romantic (101)fit for foodies (44)notable wine list (31)neighborhood gem (13)good for groups (12)hot spot (12)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Nick and Nino's is by far the best elegant dining venue in Springfield, Illinois. They do it all right! The cuisine, view, service, etc. are simply fantastic. Dr. Les and Cathy Hohenstein
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some of the best food on Earth
    GavinCaruso
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I'm telling you this is the place to be on a Friday night! They've got a great selection of win, liquor, and beer. The dinner I had was one of the best I've had in a while! Hands down the best side of potatoes I've ever had. Quiet, classy, and a phenomenal view. Just make sure to bring a hundred bucks for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finest restaurant in illinois
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed eating at your elegant restaurant. When I found out about Nick and Ninos, I thought we should try it. We loved it. This is by far the best place to enjoy an elegant meal. Romantic is an understatement. Elegant is a fact. We look forward to another visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Memorable Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    They bent over backwards and pampered us. Outstanding food and experience. Unique to Springfield. Thanks to the entire team for helpng us make a memory with our grown kids and their spouses!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    jimhorn1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great dining experience with excellent food and very good wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful Venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We enjoyed the evening on the 30th floor of the Hilton hotel. We saw the sun set at the Pinnacle Bar over a cocktail before dining at Nick and Nino's for dinner. Service was exceptional. Our steaks were wonderful. Only disappointment was the limited view while dining. They have a few window tables which you must ask for when making reservations. The glare/reflection from interior walls and lights lights hampered any views from other tables. On a personal note, we'd prefer the male staff to wear their bow ties tied vs. untied.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Michigan and Oklahoma vacation
    Pearl
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a great experience Saturday night that included friendly staff, outstanding food, and great views of the city. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys steak or seafood, you can hear your conversation and relax while having your meal. We look forward to our next visit to Springfield that will include another visit to Nick and Nino's
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Evening
    DeeDee
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Our anniversary celebration was special including: our greeting upon arrival, great window table, wonderful service by Matt, nice wine list (on iPads), diverse menu, great food recommendations, and a quiet, non-hurried atmosphere. We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Fails to Impress
    jwaide
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    From entrance to exit, everything was as good as we have come to expect. Excellent service and extraordinary food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasureable dining experience!
    AmyK
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The New York Strip steaks were among the best steaks we've ever had, the mushroom/truffle crust & truffle bourdelaise melted in your mouth. A relaxing, sophisticated atmosphere with a great view of the city. If you're out to impress someone in Springfield, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    Moosesurfs
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Overall it was a good experience dining at this restaurant at the top of the Springfield Hilton. I would not call this a great chop house, but everything seems to come together based on excellent views, really good service, and an attentive staff. My rating is based on the entree I ordered, the three filet medallions with different crusts. The medallions looked more like three thin slices of beef, although plentiful, and the crust was merely a spoon full of different sauces placed and cooked on top, not really what I would call crusted.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food!
    Accessorized
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The filet mignon was outstanding. Extremely tender, delicious, and with a choice of crusts (I choice garlic, my husband chose horseradish, but bleu cheese would have been amazing too) and sauces, this is a great steak. Items are ala carte, so the meal can be pricey, but we think it's the best restaurant in Springfield and returned the next night for dinner, again. We had sea bass the 2nd night and it was also incredibly good. Cooked to perfection! I highly recommend Nick and Ninos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    tourist
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    dinner was excellent, service was excellent, view was outstanding.......very expensive but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • glitzysueVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had been to this restaurant before and enjoyed it, but the quality of food and service has gone downhill as has the hotel. The lady maitre'd was phenomenol as were the appetizers and mashed potatoes, but for the money we spent - it was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Dinner was phenomenal! We feel wine is a bit pricey though
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Illbeback
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here and the food was fabulous. Our waiter was awesome, extremely knowledgable about the way the food is prepared, and attended to our every need! Kudos to the chef, all was delicious and they made our night very special. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Dinner
    mardan87
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were visiting the city for a day and made reservations per the hotel concierge's recommendation. The courses are ala-carte and a bit pricy($$$); but the food was fresh and well-prepared. The view of the city and State Capitol at night was beautiful. The hostess and wait staff were very attentive and courteous. I highly recommend this place for their good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A romantic dinner in Springfield
    Louise3
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Nick & Nino's is 30 stories up in the Springfield Hilton. The view was sparkling. The service was friendly. The menu was nice and the food was served in an attractive manner. The restaurant is closed on Monday's. We went to the lounge for after dinner drinks. A great evening out, especially as the area has limited restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, not enough meat.
    Sierra
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The staff, ambience and service were amazing, however, my husband ordered the lamb chops and my friend ordered the Porterhouse, both of which they were out of. If you have a limited menu then I feel as though you should have enough meat at 7:15 in the evening still. It's a prime dinner time at an expensive restaurant. Although our appetizers were comped, which was very nice of them to do so, I just feel like they need to have enough meat for what the customers wants. Other than this, everything was above average!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    Prettylady
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The chef is a genius! Everything was perfect! The food was prepared perfect and presented as a piece of art........................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleased
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    It was a great dining experience. I would recommend booking in advance to get a window table as it is on the 30th floor. We had a wonderful time and the food and waiters were very good. View is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Price exceeds quality
    out2eat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had the filet and my wife had sea scallops. The filet was good but not as good as it should have been for the price. My wife's meal consisted of two of the smallest sea scallops we've seen at a high priced restaurant and a piece of pork/bacon that was used for seasoning but was bigger than the scallops. All sides are a la carte for two or more. In my opinion, the only thing this restaurant has going for it is the view from the 30th floor. We were early for our reservation so we went to the lounge bar. The bartender was very good and there is a piano that's played most evenings but not when we were there. It may be a good place to go for a couple of drinks before or after dinner with the entertainment and view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This restaurant exceeded all of our expectations! Wonderful 30th floor view. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. Food was outstanding with a slightly different twist on the Caesar salad, au gratin potatoes and bread basket all of which were very enjoyable. Steaks and lobster also did not disappoint. Although a little pricey it’s well worth the splurge. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorably Good
    SpringfieldSonVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My wife and I went their for our wedding anniversary dinner. We both had filet mignon, and thought these were superb. The garnishes, side order of baby asparagus, and Caesar salads were also quite good, as was the Malbec we ordered. This restaurant is small, quiet, and has panoramic views of Springfield from the top of the Hilton hotel here. My only disappointment was that for a restaurant with such an elegant atmosphere and great food, there was a male guest dressed in loose basketball-style shorts and a tank top, and others at his table were engaged with their cellphones.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Glad we found them
    TheSteakGuy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Outstanding! Meal, service, drinks, view, didn't think this town still had fine dinning until our experience. Check them out if you are a steak lover, you will want to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Night
    HighClassDinning
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Nick and Nino's was an amazing place to have a special evening. Though I did not get the table requested, they made sure that I still had a great table with the most beautiful view of the sunset over Springfield downtown. The deco was wonderful, staff was excellent, and more importantly I ate everything I order and wanted seconds!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    When I made the reservation, I requesting a window. I was told that request could not be guaranteed. When we arrived a window table was available. I was told it was being held for someone else. The table set empty for most of the evening. Someone was finally seated there, but did not stay long and remained empty until just before we left. The food was fair to good. You can go to at least a half dozen restaurants in Springfield and get food this good or better for less money. It was very hot in the restaurant. I don't believe this makes it a Hot Spot. They should get the A/C fixed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good service
    GuestofTheCosmoVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Enjoyed the meal. Good service. Of the food I had, very well prepared and plated
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Louie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent upscale dining with exquisite food and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Gregor
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. We love going here for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    mark
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    we live Decatur but often dine at different places in Springfield a friend of ours had suggested this for a birthday dinner. the staff was awesome rick was our server and he was great. denise and wendy greeted us and made great drinks. we even had the chef come over so we could compliment him. they also handmade all of their amazing desserts the menu had great selections of both seafood and steaks. i had the cowboy rib eye others had ny strip and seafood we had a great time and the food was some of the best ive ever had. great view as it is the tallest building around. we will most definitely be be back and highly recommend this steakhouse
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely experience
    AnniversaryCouple
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our food was fantastic. Our server and server's assistant provided excellent and friendly service. The hostess was friendly and went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable and happy with our table, and even checked on us during the meal. The executive chef made himself available to all and personally visited each table. A nice touch! Overall it was an experience unmatched by any other restaurant in Springfield.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful experience
    GHam
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My daughter and I choose Nick & Nino's to celebrate my wife's birthday and I also used the occasion to ask my wife if she would marry me AGAIN. We met with the Ma'tarde a week in advance to the whole thing up and she arranged to involve the entire staff in this event - it was all a surprise to my wife who was absolutely speechless when I proposed to her. The Ma' tarde even came over and helped my daughter record and take pictures of the event. The waiter and staff were excellent as was the food, service and atmosphere. We will be back and recommend Nick & Ninos for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful place
    Howa
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    There is a wonderful atmosphere in this restaurant, and a great sense of hospitality extending from the hostess to the very knowledgeable waiter. The very nice wine list and menu allowed us to make some creative choices. The location is very dramatic, on a high floor overlooking the city of Springfield, IL. We were there to celebrate a birthday, and it was an excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised
    DONOTGO
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is not a scenic place to go as only two tables have window views. Noise from other tables was so loud that our group of 4 could hardly hear each other. Food was acceptable, but way overpriced. ($224 for 4 people) This is not the scenic views of Chicago! I was very surprised - in a bad sort of way. We won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Fails to Impress
    jwaide
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I think this was our seventh or eight visit to Nick & Nino's and it was another winner. Hand's-down best restaurant in Central Illinois. It's rare to go to any fine restaurant on a regular basis and not be disappointed by something eventually, but it hasn't happened yet. Great service by Bill and a warm welcome from Denise. Try the S'Mores Creme Brulee for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful anniversary
    BandDW
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We went to Nick & Nino's to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary. This was our first time there. The menu had a very nice selection and our server knew the items well. My wife enjoyed her filet and I my cowboy rib eye served on the bone. Each is served with an optional crust and/or sauce. The steaks cut easily and melted in your mouth. We would highly recommend Nick & Nino's for that special night out when you want to splurge on a meal and be pampered by the serve staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    PrincessBee
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    A romantic date night with my guy at this beautiful restaurant. We started with drinks at the Pinnacle Club where the specialty drink had us amazed by the bartenders creativity. Then off to dinner at N&N's where the service was outstanding and the food was top notch. Not a morsel left on our plates. Thank you to all that made out date night special!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Meal
    Romance
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Literally best steak! My wife is still talking about the meal and the night we had there
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will return
    shenke
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is a great special occasion restaurant for us. From the hostess Denise to our server Rick and the food - an awesome experience. The Firecracker Shrimp is wonderful. I am in love with the lavosh, cinnamon raisin toast and Nick's potatoes. Looking forward to going back. The staff really makes it a special dinner. Even the server's assistant always had a smile on his face and added to the experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.