Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse-Hilton Springfield
Great Anniversary DinnerWe were able to beseated at our table early. Started with mozzarella app. It was really good. Lobster bisque was really great a d the house salad my wife had.with the goat cheese crutons was. My lobster ravioli was excellent with an ample amount of lobster and a very nice sauce. The flight of filets my wife ordered was really good, she tried the garlic, blue cheese and truffle crust. She likes them all .The service excellent!! We received the perfect amount of attention , when we could not decide on a wine, our serverr brought us samples that really helped out a lot.Must mention the very nice hostess also, she was very nice and treated us very well. I must say the staff really make this placee something very special.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a treasure!The hostess was friendly and welcoming. We had a great table for two. The wine list presented on an IPAD was comprehensive and reasonably priced. The waiter was knowledgeable of the menu--I'm a big fan of sea bass, and theirs was the best I have ever had. My friend had the bone in rib eye (21 day dry aged), he said it was perfectly prepared. We had the firecracker shrimp for an appetizer, house salads and Nick's potatoes--just an outstanding meal. Fortunately we saved room for dessert, the warm bread pudding was delightful. The chef visited our table and the hostess inquired about our meal as we were leaving, all in all, a great dining experience.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Filet MignonsMy guy and I had a perfect dining experience last Friday night, my treat ,and it was beyond my high expectations. We both thought we had the best ever perfectly cooked filets with Bearnaise Sauce!! We loved the scalloped potatoes and the yummy Caesar Salads which had an outstanding presentation, plus we enjoyed the creative breads which were also delicious. I tasted them all. From the moment we were warmly welcomed by the hostess (so sorry not to remember her name) and seated at a very good table with a sun setting view we had a lovely time and the best server, Bill. My friends will certainly hear about this classy place!!!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstandingmy. family and I dined here while visiting Springfield and staying at the Hilton. Every experience from the reservation 2 the beautifully presented and delicious food to the check was without flaw. the waiter was Both knowledgeable and friendly.we traveled with too young children and everyone at the restaurant was very accommodating and friendly.the elaine was the best I have ever had. The chocolate cake was out of this world.there was even an appetizer for the kids. Hey short trip around the corner from the restaurant in to the lounge and you can watch an amazing sunset over the capital.I highly recommend this restaurant and we will be visiting again soon.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!Nick & Nino's is our favorite place to dine in Springfield! The food is unique and delicious. The staff are welcoming and provide a great atmosophere.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways the bestAlways the best place in Springfield. The hostess welcomes you right off the elevator and you enter a world of wonderful views and aromas. Our server was great and talked us into trying the seabass. I still need to thank him for that.The seabass was the best seafood dish I have ever had.All the flavor combinations and cooked to perfection. It was crispy on the outside and juicy and flaky in the center. I was still thinking about it the next morning. All of our side dishes were superb. They do feed 2-3 people. We even had dessert. The warm doughnut bread pudding is to die for. I think I'll come in next week and just have dessert. All in all this is probably the best resturant with in a 100 miles. Take my recommendation they won't disappoint6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view of SpringfieldIt is good that the Hilton has refurbished and reopened the 30th floor restaurant and lounge. The food is very good and the service is excellent. There are only four tables that seat up to four at the windows looking west and north on downtown so reserve early for your special occasion.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMarvelousWe had a family event at Nick and Nino's and everyone was very happy. My mother said her steak was better than those served Ruth's Chris'. My father loved the Risotto dish and asked for the recipe. Rick provided outstanding service. Nick and Nino's continues to be my restaurant of choice in Springfield.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI was more than pleased!!!I was more than pleased!!! The food was well worth the price. It was an amazing experience. Going to come back in two weeks!!!!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMView metigatedReservation made two weeks in advance for dinner with a window view of the city. However this was not given and the receptionist told us that after dinner we could get our view in the bar next door. Overall good food and service but we had ro take our 30 year aniversaey meal on the table in the middle of the room... not what we wanted.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place ever !!I keep going back and they keep doing great things. Thanks Nick & Nino's for making our night special.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Place for a romantic dinnerThis is hands down the best place to dine in a 70 mile radius!!!! Fantastic food, great service, absolutely wonderful! Pricey, but worth it!!!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood aged steaks, well prepared.Good aged steaks, well prepared. Ceasar salad was very good. Hash browns were to die for! Small menu, small wine list, but very good. Wonderful view at sunset. Service was excellent. We'll go back.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply marvelous!!!The food was perfectly prepared. Service was exceptional. It was simply a great and memorable evening. We started with two different salads - a Caesar and the house. Especially loved the champagne vinaigrette on the house salad, and the goat cheese croutons. We both chose the flight of filets - three 3-oz. filets with different crusts. Between us we tried all four crusts. They were all great, but our favorite was the garlic. We also tried two different sauces - the bearnaise and the brandy peppercorn. Both sauces were perfectly prepared, as was the hollandaise that accompanied our asparagus side dish. Our other side dish, Nick's Potatoes, were out of this world. There was absolutely nothing negative about our experience.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE place to go in Springfield.Nick and Nino's is superb. We've eaten here many times and the food and service is always fantastic.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery quiet, romantic and lovelyVery quiet, romantic and lovely atmosphere. My girlfriend has traveled all over the world and dined at the fanciest of restaurants, yet found this to be a wonderful experience. She also raved over her dinner, and commented over and over about how wonderful Nick's potatoes were!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOld Location - New RestaurantMy wife and I have dined at several previous restaurants in this 30th floor location at the Springfield Hilton. Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse was the best incarnation ever! I haven't had a meal in a fabulous location like this since my last trip to Vegas. Pricey...but worth it! Perfect for special occasions.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timeMy wife and I went to Nick and Nino'o for our anniversary dinner. We were impressed with everything. The service was excellent The ambiance quiet and upscale. The food was delicious and the pacing of the meal was perfect. Although the wine list is not extensive, it offers excellent options to accompany the menu. This is an expensive restaurant, but worth the cost. We had a wonderful evening there.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant for a Happy EventNick & Nino's cuisine is equal to their presentation. We were not seated near the window, in fact near a wall, but we had our pre-dinner cocktail at the Pinnacle Club, so that was perfect. The dining is fun and their selection of entree's will suit any palate. We particularly enjoyed their starters. Debbie, our server was attentive, yet she gave us our time to talk and enjoy my husband's birthday! I would highly recommend their sea bass. It was perfect, flakey and tasty. The selection of "crusts" with the petite filets appealed to my husband. Thank you for a nice evening.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA Truely Great ExperienceThe service was fantastic as was the food. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to enjoy a great dining experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMRick the waiterRick made this night one to remember. He was helpful in everyway. He will take care you so ask for him. Food and view was also great.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFriday night dinnerMade a reservation through Open Table 20 min. prior. When arriving , were told that it would be a short wait. In less than 15 min., our table was ready. We were promptly seated at a table right by the window with a nice view. Service was excellent. Food was very good. Loved the bread basket. My son enjoyed the Bison sliders, but I thought it was slightly dry, but that could be because it was bison which is a leaner meat. My pork chop was very good and generously sized. The house salad was excellent (loved the goat cheese croutons). The signature potato dish was excellent, cheesy, and very rich. Would have loved to have tried the desserts which looked tempting on the Ipad they used, but did not have room. I'm sure it would have been good.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experienceWe had a wonderful experience at Nick and Nino's Restaurant. There were seven of us who ate there for a special occasion. Everything was perfect! The food and service were outstanding! Our waiter was able to describe in detail each menu item and helped us with all of our questions and selections. We had his undivided attention for three hours! Nick and Nino's is likely the most outstanding restaurant in Springfield! It is a perfect destination for a special occasion, romantic dinner, or a night out with friends. The full-service bar can provide you with any drink you desire. I can't wait for the next opportunity to visit Nick and Nino's!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time diningThis was our first time dining at this restaurant - we had a window table with a fantastic view, food was delicious and, since we were celebrating our anniversary, received a nice surprise with our dessert. Waiter was very helpful in explaining items on the menu. It is a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the fourth or fifthThis is the fourth or fifth time that we have dined at the restaurant and I can say that everytime we have been there the food and the staff have been great. this is not a place that we could eat at weekly but for those special times that come up during the year this is my favorite place to dine now.
Thanks again and keep up the GOOD WORK!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE place to go in Springfield.Nick and Nino's was amazing!! Great food and a wonderful location on top of the Hilton (30th Floor). I loved the atmosphere. The service was spectacular. Our server was extrememly knowledgeable and made the experience even more enjoyable. I ordered the flight of filet mignons and it was the best steak I have ever eaten. We rushed out the door to catch a show at the performing arts center. At intermission, all we could talk about was how good the meal was. So after the show, we went back to their Pinnacle Club Bar and had a night cap and a split a dessert. It was truly a wonderful, memorable, fantastic, romantic, evening. I can't wait to go back.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSpringfield native but firstSpringfield native but first time diner. LOVED the Atmosphere and food was great. Our server was delightful. Only negative is that it's closed on Monday, the one night we have many business dinners. Would have been there many other times if opened Monday.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPricy, but Worth it!Loved the filet mignon tartare ! Rick Ramsey is the BEST server :-) the view is great especially when there's is a thunderstorm. Chef Steve makes a gorgeous and delicious dessert . Share the sides with another person because the portion is big, and it is not included w/ the entree. Prepare to at least stay for 2 hours to enjoy all the atmosphere and food. They have great collection of teas also, and after dinner your party can step next door where there is a vibrant bar,where they make amazing cocktails. Definitely recommended for bday, anniversary or just even a date night.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful time. ThanksHad a wonderful time. Thanks for accomidation the additional folks. The food was a good value! My folks were very impressed. You are on our list of places to go to when we are in Springfiled.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great celebration forHad a great celebration for my mother's birthday at this place. All the food we ordered was terrific and well presented. The service was over the top which made for a wonderful memory.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks Nick and Nino'sOur waiter Rick Y saw to our every need. The hostess is so joyfull and fun. The food presentation is superb. The whole experience was excellent.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, the food was fantasticAs always, the food was fantastic and - led by the vibrant Ms. Denise - the service was outstanding.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view and food. We'llGreat view and food. We'll definetly be returning.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy daughter, her boyfriendMy daughter, her boyfriend and I tried out N and N as a possible option for pre prom dinner. We were very pleased with the atmosphere and food. Our waitress was friendly and helpful and very nice. Denise helped my daughter book her evening and extremely helpful and thoughtful.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBoth the atmosphere and foodBoth the atmosphere and food are great at Nick and Nino's, and the view from high above Springfield is fantastic! The hostess greets you as if you were an old friend and makes you feel right at home, and the waiters are friendly and attentive. I have been to Nick and Nino's for both a quiet evening with my husband and for dinner with friends, and it has been the perfect place for both. I would highly recommend coming to Nick and Nino's!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest placeIf you want a good meal, you can't go wrong with Nick and Ninos.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was great. HeOur waiter was great. He was attentive and informative but not overly so.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSpringfield's Newest Gem!As good - and in many cases better - than many big city Steak Houses (Chicago, New York, etc.). While not in the "big city", you get quality steaks, chops and seafood with service that you need to experience to believe. Friendly, yes, but with a personal flair and attention that really says, "we're glad you're here". From the hostess' greeting to the waiter's flair, this was a great experience! And I travel a lot! I truly did not expect the quality, service and ambiance in Central Illinois. My new favorite place in Springfield. And yes, a great bar with the know how to make a great martini. Thanks for the memories!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Perfect Dining ExperienceFrom the greeting by the smiling hostess, to the attentive waiter(Rick Y) who made appropriate suggestions then allowed time for us to decide it was a great dining experience. Our waiter was well ,trained and anticipated what we would need and made it appear just as we needed it. The peaceful ambiance was helped by the tables being set far enough apart to allow private conversations. It was the perfect place. The food was absolutely perfect in preparation and presentation. Chef Butz circulated through the dining area ensuring his works of art were perfect for each guest.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating 25 yearsWe were celebrating 25 years together and this was the perfect place for a romantic dinner. Food was amazing and diane our waitress was wonderful. It is pricy but we knew that going in. I would recommend the sea bass. It was cooked to perfection.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNick and Nino's was greatNick and Nino's was great and exactly as it should be - great steakhouse that focuses on quality meat and complimentary side dishes. My husband and I had dinner there for his birthday. The server was super friendly and knowledgeable. Our steak and lamb chops were cooked perfectly. We had a great time, will definitely go again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view, great food and service!Amazing time with my wife at this hotel restaurant perched atop the penthouse. Coming from Chicago and having lived on the East Coast for most of our lives, we had high expectations and Nick and Nino's exceeded them. One of the best steak dinners we've had in years.
The maitre 'd noticed that it was my wife's birthday and accommodated our request to have a scenic window seat. Their wine list by the glass and by the bottle are on iPads, the only place in Chicago I can think that does that is Chicago Cut Steakhouse, so good for Nick and Nino's getting ahead of even their Chicago steakhouse rivals.
Service was maintained at a great pace, nothing came out too quick or too slow and the filets were amazing!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service and beautifulOutstanding service and beautiful presentation of meals. The Sea Bass was exquisite. Even though everything was above average, the prices were quite high for Springfield, IL. I would expect these prices in Chicago or Omaha or Indy.
I will return, but not as often due to the steep prices. I would have expected two meals without wine to be around $75-$80, not $100.
We did have a lovely time.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Experience to RememberService & Food were wonderful. We were celebrating a 60th Birthday. Our dining experience was relaxed and very enjoyable. Food was fantastic. It was an experience to remember.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE THAT CHEFaccomplished admirable attractive capital certified champion choice choicest desirabl edistinctive distinguished exceptional exemplary exquisite finest first-class first/rate great incomparable invaluable magnificent meritorious notable noted outstanding peerless premium priceless skillful sterling striking superb superlative supreme tip top top-notch transcendent world-class3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Dinner!!The food was delicious, and the service was quite good. However, I requested a seat by the window and was told it was not possible since all four of the window tables were booked. When we got there, one of the window tables was open. When we left the same window table was still vacant. I wish the restaurant would require a non-returnable deposit for window tables to avoid cancelations since we could have been seated at that table IF they had known the party was not going to show for dinner. Other than that, dining at this restaurant was a delightful experience. We especially enjoyed the various bread types in the basket at the table.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTHIS WAS AN EXCEPTIONAL MEALTHIS WAS AN EXCEPTIONAL MEAL AND EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. The sea bass was superb!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic date :)Our waiter Rick made our dining expierience very pleasant. He was professional and explained the menu items to us and answered all our questions.it was romantic and very delicious the food was plated beautifully. Very impressed. I ordered the New York strip with a wild mushroom sauce on the side and the carmalized shallot mashed potatoes. Also had a nice variety of desserts prepared by the chef. I also want to mention our waiter never rushed us it was perfect for our date dinner and conversation!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time and meal.Had a great time and meal. Bill is a great waiter and took good care of us.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNick and Nino's - Perfect Ten!Nick and Nino's was fantastic in all aspects. Call ahead or reserve online. It's located donwntown just off of the busier streets at the scenic top of the Hilton hotel. The ambiance was artistic, chic, modern, with low lighting but not dark. Open tables, a bar, or large seclusive booths are available. It is uniquely refined and yet relaxed. The wait staff was very attentive, professional, and helpful. The menu has a variety of finely crafted options that they are happy to prepare to your liking, with more choices than your average upscale restaurant and a full complement of wines, desserts, and mixed drinks. Wine lists and desserts with pictures can also be presented for your perusal on an iPad. Our Chef came out to personally check on us.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM