Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse
Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse

Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.patinagroup.com/nickStef
  • Phone: (213) 680-0330
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH:
    Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm

    DINNER:
    Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Saturday: 5pm - 9:30pm
    Sunday: 4:30 - 8:30pm

    HAPPY HOUR Monday - Friday 3-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Megan Logan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Patina Catering offers exceptional cuisine and genuine service at many landmark locations as well as any venue of your choice. For more info, contact Katie Winter at 213 972 3028.

    Market Cafe offers limited breakfast and lunch delivery to locations within walking distance. For more information, contact Market Cafe at 213 680 7387.
  • Special Events: For parties of 14 to 400, contact our special events director Jessica Penalba at 213.972.3028 | jpenalba@patinagroup.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 3rd & 4th
  • Public Transit: Metro: 4th & Hill; Dash: Route B, Grand + 4th;
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet is provided. Parking is available in the Wells Fargo parking garage. Validated parking offered: after 5pm, three hours free, $9.00 maximum fee w/ Validation. Lunch Validation - 2 hrs. for $6.50.
A word from Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse
Nick & Stef's is a Contemporary Steakhouse featuring a spacious patio and bar with happy hour daily. Voted Best Steakhouse in Downtown LA, Nick & Stef's delivers a signature style to the classic steakhouse fare, offering signature dry-aged beef, seafood, poultry and pasta specialties plus several vegetable dishes for vegetarian options.
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Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (64)fit for foodies (48)notable wine list (37)romantic (34)good for groups (32)great for lunch (28)neighborhood gem (23)great for outdoor dining (16)scenic view (9)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (8)hot spot (7)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • My Go-To For Special Occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    The food is always excellent and the service is impeccable. In my opinion, great service is what earns the last two stars. Nick and Stef's has never let me down. The chefs and staff have my deepest admiration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pete
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I am a very satisfied and fairly frequent customer. The food is always excellent and the service very good. My most recent visit was for lunch with two guests. The waiter was polite but I think new. He was very young and did not bring the side requested by one of my guests. When the maiter d' inquired as to our satisfaction, I mentioned the waiter's failure to bring her side order, but she told the maiter d' that she was quite happy and there was no need to bring the side as he offered to do. His response was that he would then instead bring her a complimentary dessert and did so. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience, which is my expectation. Yes, I would and do recommend Nick and Stef's. And would have in this report but for some reason, your website has not permitted me to do so despite repeated efforts.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great service, great food, great night!
    locallady
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Impeccable service and food with a great atmosphere. I'll come here again and again with all my large parties.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daisy
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Overall great meal. They were very timely and had enough time to get to the symphony. As a champagne lover, I would have appreciated my $20 glass to be more full than half a glass. The presentation was great, in a fancy flute, but most other 4 star restaurants provide a complete glass.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Night
    Luv2DineWell
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Ludwig, our waiter, was outstanding. We followed his recommendations. We split an aged rib eye, spinach and mushrooms. They were cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding staff &food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We were going to the opera and unfortunately had to dine at 5pm on a Saturday night. Despite the savage l hour everything was letter perfect. Bavo!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    bvanheezik
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    My brother and I were in LA for business and we were looking for a good place to eat, (not easy in LA), this is a great restaurant, not cheap, but worth the experience. We had a Ceasar salade, made table side, which is the best I ever ate (we go out a lot for dinner in Europe) and the fantastic aged meat. The sides were a but disappointing, but not needed if you order starter and main. Wine (Amancaya 2011) was very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dry Aged Steaks!
    ChiefFoodOfficerVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Excellent steaks with the dry aged meat visible in the cooler. Very attentive service with strong recommendations. Wine list is decent, but sommelier recommended something off the list which was very nice. Setting is the least attractive part...we were in the windowless cavern in the back. But overall a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steakhouse in DTLA LOVE IT
    Colombiannurselikes
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Amazing Steakhouse !!!! The place is clean, elegant, friendly and the food, service and view on the patio is FABULOUS. I will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid Pre-Ballet Dinner Find...
    donaldfood
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The title above says it. Although it is a 15 minute walk from the Music Center, it is great exercise and well worth the doing!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Service
    FoodSnob101
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our waitress, Jessica, was amazing. Such attention to detail, never had to ask for anything...Outstanding personality and very engaging! Our usual waiter, Matthew, took the time to come over to our table and say hello, which wins a lot of points for him too!! Nick & Stefs is one of my top five restaurants in Southern California! Food is always incredible, combined with an elegant dining experience gives this place a "two thumbs up"..always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KCWestside
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Superb Steak Perfectly Cooked and Flavorful! very good wine. Attentive but not overbearing wait staff. Relaxing pleasant ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a wrap!
    sealuvsgoodfood
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The ambiance, the flair and of course the food was very inviting making the evening oh so enjoyable. Our waiter was attentive very one on one. If you like Ceasar Salad I recommend you try theirs. It's prepared tableside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good for theatre attendees
    NonyaVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I had gone to this restaurant several times when I worked downtown and it was good. This menu was very limited for theatre goers. Not much selection for light meals. The prices were high and the caesar salad had too much garlic in the dressing and was hot. The server was good but I wont be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    mikeby
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Spectacularly smooth experience, food the best. Great waiter. Worth the search to actually find the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Occasion
    octobergetaway
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our dinner at Nick & Stef's was to mark our 41st Wedding Anniversary ... it was a wonderful experience. Our waiter Justin S. was just perfect!!! He welcomed us with complimentary champagne and constantly returned to our table insuring that our evening went as anticipated. It was indeed a special day for us as well as a special dining experience. We will certainly return as all was a night to remember.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant meal near Music Center
    debstand
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went prior to the theater, and the four of us enjoyed a nice meal. My husband had the rib eye and said it was "outstanding". As I vegetarian, I ordered 3 veggies and made a tasty entrée. My friend did not enjoy the fish of the day--- dry and over-priced. The Cesar salad prepared at the table was odd as it started with a lot of mayo. The service was great. We used their parking and shuttle service to the Ahmanson.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    guamgirl76
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We came here for the dry aged steak and we weren't disappointed. Service and staff were superb! Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nick and Stef
    Logan
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Would have been a great dining experience but the steaks were a bit over seasoned. Cooked perfectly to medium rare. Good sides. Excellent customer service. No corkage. A mega plus for this restaurant. Prices are decent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leslie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very good steaks. Great side dishes and wonderful wines and spirits! Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night out on the town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My girlfriend and I went here before seeing a play. Absolutely exquisite on every way.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hedgesb
    foodie2
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is the third time I've eaten dinner here when we're going to the Music Center for a performance. The food and service are wonderful and our server always gets us out on time to catch the shuttle for our show. Parking is convenient and very close to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best filet ever
    Quyked
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    It was a really great experience overall. The filet was the best I've ever had. The martini was also incredible. The only small issue was that since we are out on the patio they forgot about us for a little while but they made up for that by buying us a round of drinks. The staff was not only nice but had personality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better options out there
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Caesar salad made tableside was the best course. I usually order the rib eye at steak joints, but ordered from the prefix menu. The filets were cooked to perfection inside, but the outside I thought was too charred. I Would consider myself a connoisseur of steak and have dined at the best around the country. This steak lacked flavor. I don't order sauces with my steak, but probably should have for this one. Also ordered the green beans, good flavor, schezuan I believe, but limp and way over done, Mac and cheese was bland, and creamed spinach tasted fine but with the consistency of baby food. Perhaps other steaks here are better? Service was okay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Opera
    Sirdbergman
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    After going to Opera I wanted a close by nicer place for dinner. Nick and Stef's fit the bill being only a couple of blocks away. Due to nobody's fault, they were doing a movie shoot in the area closing all of the streets including where the restaurant is located. While the restaurant did leave me a message on how to get around the closures, I had my phone off in the theatre and did not get the message. Our waiter Justin was prompt in putting a drink in my hand. He explained the menu and their prefix special. We elected to order from the menu pairing a nice bottle of wine with a perfect steak after Justin prepared a tableside Caesar Salad. Nice evening - didn't start as planned - Justin got us a cab so we won't have to walk back to the car
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    EZBaby
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I were looking for some place new for our anniversary celebration and found Nick & Stef's Steakhouse. It's was a wonderful dining experience from our waiter, Jon, to the superb food and drink. We are looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Jeff
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    All food great. excellent steak. Best ceasar salad I ever had. String beans a delight. Went before Ahmanson - shuttle very convenient. Took a good client and they liked it. Figure with drinks about $100 per person.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First1TimeVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was my first time at this restaurant. We had theater tickets and wanted to try a restaurant near the Music Center. The food was good. Lots of interesting vegetable choices for side dishes. Great Caesar salad. We had to get to the theater so didn't have time to sample the deserts. Conveniently located to Music Center.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    EmbarcaderoEater1VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The steaks were great and the Caesar Salad was AMAZING!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Went there for dinner as part of a business trip with colleagues. The service was very attentive and all of our meals were terrific. The only sad part was that we were too full to enjoy dessert! Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brett N
    Hondo
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great steaks. Dry aged steaks-rib eye and ny strip. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steaks
    Zed2046
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    You can call me a steak connoisseur and I give the thumbs up to Nick and Stef's. Their steaks are juicy and cooked to perfection. A must eat for steak lovers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reviewVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    4 1/2 stars for this wonderful place. We celebrated a family birthday & had a lovely dinner. We were taken care of nicely by the server & busser plus the manager started us off. No fault of the server but towards the end of the meal we did not see much of him since he was waiting on more tables not in our general area. Food was good, caesar salad was delicious. Our meats (aged ribeye, filet mignon and prime rib) were very tasty unfortunately the prime rib had a big gristle going down the center of the meat so it was hard to cut & took up a lot of the prime rib, server not around to let him know. The smore dessert was good but not fantastic. Overall we did have a nice meal and enjoyed ourselves. Will have to return again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food and services
    shakster
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    excellent food and a great variety of wines , we asked suggestion for being the first time the deal was attentive and friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • expensive
    notavegan1
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    definitely a well run restaurant but prices too high for steak quality
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat disappointed...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I took an out of towner guest here for happy hour and was somewhat disappointed by the quality of the food. We were in the bar area and both ordered the burger and fries. The bun tasted somewhat stale and we were both served hard, we assumed, old/stale french fries. I have been to Nick & Stef's previously and had an excellent experience, so I'm hoping this was a one-off problem. Great happy hour drink options, however, and that was the evening's saving grace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocre, very expensive
    SuperfoodSuperGood
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The steaks are OK, but not terribly impressive. Sides are too small for the money — and definitely not "family style" as described. Four of us spent $500+ without desert and only one drink each.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bring your appetite
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Although there is nothing special about the decor in the dining room, the service and the food are solid. The dry and wet aged beef are excellent, but the prime rib wasn't all that flavorful. The prime rib was an excellent value at $36 because it came with a large Ceasar salad and full size side order of potatoes. The sides that you can order to accompany your meal are large in size (enough to probably split amongst three people), so bring your appetite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Surprise
    LyndonVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Was not sure what to expect from a steakhouse on the first floor of the Wells Fargo building. Boy was I surprised. From the first moment I walked in, everything was superb. The drinks, the steak and especially the service. All wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best steak!
    DinerLuvVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dry aged rib eye - seriously, the best! This is the place for discerning carnivores. The décor needs refreshing as it looks too corporate but the meal was so fabulous that we didn't mind!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.