Nico Kitchen & Bar - Newark
Nico Kitchen at NJPACVery nice architectural space inside the NJPAC. Food was very good, tuna tartar was excellent. Prix Fixe menu for evenings when there is a show, which is what we partook of. A very nice range of choices so different tastes can be accommodated. Our main waitperson was excellent, the wrap-around service was a little spotty as the bar was very busy, (ie bought the drink for my lady) but the correction response was good. Food presentation was excellent as was preparation we had the scallops and short rib entree, both were excellent. Great pastry chef who lived up to the hype of our waitperson. Decent prices for the Prix Fixe. Reasonable wine list and prices on by the glass. All in all a very good choice.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed it from the momentEnjoyed it from the moment we walked in. Very friendly service from the bar to our table.
We WILL be back!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good for a priceFood was very good for a price fix menu. This was the first time we were there. Our waiter Elvis was great and very attentive. They did not rush us, we went in right before show started. We would go again.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at Nico's and we had the 3 course dinner before a show at NJPAC.
I promise we will return in the near future for a normal sit down dinner without any time constrants.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting, imaganative menu,Interesting, imaganative menu, well prepared and served.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dinner menu availableThe dinner menu available on the nights of all performances is a pleasant surprise.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen I made the reservationWhen I made the reservation I was not made aware that the only menu available was for a $42 price fixed deal. I was put off by this at first, but, went for it anyway and was more than pleased with the result. However, after being told by our wait-person that on performance nights at NJPAC, the deal was what was offered, period, two old biddies sat next to us and had desserts and coffees, period.
I'm glad that everything we were served was really good and well worth the price, but, I still feel bamboozled.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was great andThe service was great and the food was above and beyond what we were expecting. A wonderful evening before the symphony; we will definitely be back and I would highly recommend the place to family and friends!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood pre-concert restaurant.Good pre-concert restaurant. We are disappointed:, though in the limited menu and in the fact that you offer only a prix fixe menu before a concert. Also, we always have to take a 5:45 reservation even though the restaurant was quite empty.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter Fascino's this is myAfter Fascino's this is my number 2 best place to eat !3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingI have posted an excellent review before, perhaps six months ago, and I am happy to report that Nico has maintained it's level of excellence. Tje $42 pre-theater prox fixe is exceptional value. I had tuna tartare and a roasted cod, and both dishes were exceptional.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother delicious dinner at Nico.We had been to Nico before, and had a very enjoyable dinner. So when our party of 8 bought tickets for an event at NJ PAC, it was a no-brainer to make reservation for dinner at Nico.
Our reservation was honored. The food and service were, as usual, excellent. A good time was had by all. Highly recommended!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the Prix fix mealEnjoyed the Prix fix meal before Celtic Women concert. I thought there was enough variety to choose from and what I selected was excellent. They did not rush you but did manage the time well to assure you were finished in time. Wait staff was on top of things and very cordial.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe positive attitudes andThe positive attitudes and smiling faces of everyone at Nico made for an extremely pleasurable dining experience.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM