Great food. Service was excellent!
Great food. Service was excellent!!! Can't wait til the weather warms up to sit outside!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was our 1st time there. Food and service was great! Keep smiling. Pleasant Sunday brunch. We will return. Lamb burger was out of this world.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great dishes - fresh and delicious!
Great dishes - fresh and delicious! Love the atmosphere and that all the windows on the one wall give you a view of the vibrant street! Husband loved the hake and the lamb burger was the best I've had!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Moroccan Chicken was terrific.
Moroccan Chicken was terrific. Portions were just right, not too large.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first visit to Nico (soon after they opened) had been pretty disastrous: indifferent staff, poorly prepared food, and one entree that never ever came to the table. But this vist was a pleasant surprise: knowledgeable staff, weel-prepared food with seasonal accents, and appropriate pacing from the kitchen. The bruschetta with fresh young fava beans was wonderful, the seafood risotto was satisfying, and the lamb burger (while really messy) was delicious with Moroccan spices. We had debated never going back after the first visit, but now it's high on our return list.
4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great service.
Good food, great service. Get the pork and the chicken, seafood bouillabaisse just ok.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great dinner. Our
We had a great dinner. Our server was attentive and knowledgable and the food was delicious.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the small plate appetizers
Enjoyed the small plate appetizers and shared the lamb burger. Our server arranged to split our salad and our burger, which made sharing much easier. It was fun to watch pedestrians walk by on Delmar, and I can see eating outside when the weather is a bit warmer.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
My son took my Sister and myself to Nico's for brunch. Food was excellent and fresh. You could tell care was taken with the presentation and the quality of ingriedients. Everything was fresh and seemed to be local. Service was very good. Was there when you needed but was not intrusive. We certainly plan on returning!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
FRIENDS BIRTHDAY LUNCH
Really good food. We had a delicious artichoke soup to start and the warm marinated olives which were both great. Had a lovely seafood risotto and the seafood was perfectly cooked and plentiful. I would definitely come back.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food and service
We had heard that the hummus here was great, so we gave it a shot and it was delicious; when we ran out of pita bread with which to eat it, our server offered to bring us more before we could even ask. I got a lamb burger, which was also wonderful; the flavors meshed very well. The only bad thing about it was that it was a tad too thick to easily bite into, and in squishing it down I accidentally squished out a lot of tzatziki sauce! My boyfriend ordered mushroom ravioli, and he thought that they were fantastic. The focaccia bread before the meal was also very good, if a tad too oily. Over all, my experience here was very good, and I will definitely return if I find myself in St. Louis again!
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nico's - A Favorite
Our dinner Saturday night was wonderful in every way. Perfect weather for outside dining, a great streetscape in the loop and creative, fun food and drinks. Definitely a favorite!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Really enjoyed the food this time. It was good last time but great this time. The three of us split our dishes and everything from the seafood risotto to the lamb burger to the roast half chicken was amazing. Cant wait to try other dishes. Really enjoy the live music too. It wonderful to be able to relax after dinner with drinks and listen to live music.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was so good, although
Food was so good, although one dinner came out at least 15 min before everyone elses. Didn't understand why. It is just too bad that in St.Louis restaurants are empty by 9:30.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Nico three times and the service and food has been great each time.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, Great service
My wife and I love Nico. We try to get there at least once a year. The food is fresh, vibrant, and delicious, and you can tell that the chef pays attention to every detail. The wait staff are knowledgeable and genuinely excited about the food and the wine. The atmosphere is relaxed and homey. Highly recommended.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
All very good. We will be
All very good. We will be back. The four of us each had something different and loved it.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been here about 6 times now. I first came as part of a group (Evel Knivel) and the owner has recognized us after and has even given us drinks and apps for free. I've been back with a group and with just a couple and the service and food is always amazing. The duck empanadas are fantastic and the lamb burger for entree is delish. I've had a lot of other off the changing menu and all has been exceptional.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nico is my Delmar favorite
Sure, there are other great restaurants on Delmar. But if you're looking for something special, hit Nico.
I've been to Nico three times and each visit was fantastic. Everything was delicious, from the appetizers to the wine. The environment is relaxed and friendly but sophisticated. Amazing flavors, great service, cool space. I'll be back many more times.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the lamb burger and seafood risotto. Hummus was the best I've had! Rosemary focaccia was flavorful and the perfect before dinner bite. Service was spot on.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
U City charmer
We celebrated our wedding anniversary delightfully at Nico. Though the inside is plain and dark, the view from our window side table of the vibrant Loop was perfect for people watching. Our service was very helpful, thoughtful and personal. Bless you, Audrey! The food was excellent as was the wine and special ice cream. It was a memorable experience on a beautiful summer evening. I would certainly return!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have never been disappointed at Nico's - at lunch or at dinner!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxed and Romantic
Nico is not a place you go to rush through courses. It's this very quality that makes it wonderful, but know that this won't be a get in and get out scenario and it shouldn't be. The food is exquisite, the wait staff courteous, professional and attentive and the ambiance is rustic with full view of the loop traffic, sights and sounds. The latter might not sound pleasant, but it is. All of it works.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best of the best in "The
The best of the best in "The Loop". A vibrant, interesting selection of dishes expertly prepared and served. Make it your only restaurant and eat there every night if you can.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time visit, won't be the last
This was my first time at Nico. I went for dinner on a Friday night with my boyfriend. We both had a couple glasses of wine that were both very good! I'm a vegetarian and I had two or three entrees to choose from which was great! I had the Brussels sprout salad (w/o pancetta) which my servers gladly had removed. It was very good, however I wish there had been more figs. I enjoyed the mushroom ravioli which was amazing. Loved that there was two sauces served with it. My boyfriend enjoyed the lamb burger which was HUGE and very juicy. Service was some of the best, and she was very knowledgable! Overall, we had a great experience and can't wait to return!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant all round experience.
We loved the seafood risotto. I'd also recommend the chicken-salad which is yummy. Everyone at our table was pleased with the evening.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great steak sandwich
Loved the steak sandwich and pomme frites. Excellent!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful in every way!
We visited Nico for the first time and found every aspect of our dining experience to be delightful. Our waiter Matthew did an outstanding job, attentive, professional and helpful with recommendations on menu and drink selections. Nick the manager that evening also did a great job, addressing our questions as well. The food was superb. The artichoke soup, the appetizers, my strip steak and my husband's gnocchi were all excellent. We look forward to visiting them in the future.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We all had a great time except
We all had a great time except the air conditioning wasn't working. Our experience could have been better and we would have been willing to stay longer for drinks if we weren't perspiring so much. It was cooler outside.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good spot to meet a friend
Food was good as well as service. I met a friend I had not seen in awhile so we took our time visiting with no rush from waitress
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had brunch last Sunday
We had brunch last Sunday and really enjoyed the food and the outdoor setting (the beautiful weather definitely helped). Our food was good, although the French omelet could have used a little more pork belly and onions for my taste. The potatoes with harissa were great as were the lamb sausage and beignets.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great meal -- all 4 of us loved what we ordered. Service was fantastic, too. Great menu. Great choice for all occasions, all types of eaters.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great gift.
My husband and I were given a gift certificate to Nico's for our wedding last year and finally able to redeem it when his mother was in town. We got a great value, a full spread of options, and everyone LOVED their meal.
The staff were super friendly. We got there a bit early for the full on dinner crowd.
Everyone I've mentioned the place to since has had equally glowing reviews of their personal experiences.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the small plates
The first time to a restaurant, I like to try lots of things to get an idea of the food. We had six different "bar bites" or small plates. Four were fantastic and interesting. Two were good but not remarkable-- one of these was pomme frites. I am spoiled by the pommes frite at Taste. I would recommend it. The appetizer specials were really really good.
Nice wine as well.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
another great experience at Nico's
The food was excellent and Brett provided excellent service, as he did on our last visit. Nice new selection of beer for the fall season as well.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wow experience!
I've never had this type of cuisine . The waitress took her time to explain the menu and ultimately helped us to make good choices . Would recommend the lamb burger. Excellent!!!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nico is a well designed restaurant with interesting food selection. The variety of menu items gives ample choice and their is an extensive wine list. A friendly place with adequate space for eating and discussion.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is fast becoming my favorite restaurant. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the owner is always there and willing to help out when needed.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Mediterranean Comes To Delmar
My wife and I met for dinner with some friends down in the famous Delmar Loop. The specialty drink for the day was a blend of Pyrat rum and grenadine, with a rosemary sprig. Verdict...POUR ME ANOTHER!!!! The duck confit empanadas, served with a lightly flavored chili sauce, were a perfect setup to our entrees. My wife had the seared salmon with Jerusalem artichoke in a light pistou sauce and I had s seafood bouillabaisse in a white wine and saffron broth. We finished with caramelized peach empanadas, served with some vanilla ice cream and a sauce made with huckleberries. Executive Chef Grace Dinsmoor is certainly on her game here at Nico. Definitely a place for a repeat visit.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Nico.
I was taken by my family to Nico for dinner. It was superb. I loved, loved, loved the atmosphere or the ambiance, if you will. Plus the food was great. I ordered salmon, as did my son, and this was one of only two times in all my restaurant experience where the fish was not overcooked. It was perfect. Slightly crisp or browned on the outside and succulent and flavorful inside. I also had wonderful calamari for an appetizer. The wine was excellent, and the service was perfect. I want to go again soon!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, ambience somehow lacking
In some restaurants, the tables feel so close together that it's uncomfortable, but too far apart can cause the place to feel sort of empty and lacking enclosure or coziness. The latter is the case at Nico. Had the restaurant been full (we were there during a Cardinals' playoff game and it was busy but not packed), I think the noise level might have been more than "Energetic" and become problematic.
On the upside, they handled our group of 6 with ease and everyone seemed pleased with their food. And, since food is my over-riding concern, I gave this place four stars.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been going to Nico for months and have never had a less than wonderful experience. I love the food and drinks, and the people who work there are fantastic. The menu is seasonal, so there are always new things to try, and the atmosphere is really nice.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attention to quality ingredients
I have some food allergies and the staff searched carefully to be sure that there would be no ingredients that would cause concern.
I thought the dining area was beautiful due to its simplicity.
Natural floor and simple tones. Lovely.
While there are some fun ethnic restaurants in the Loop, I think Nico will be a place I will go to more frequently due to the changing menu and fresh ingredients.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our second time, and
This is our second time, and the food is always amazing! We love the hummus and the focaccia they bring while you wait for your food. I had the chicken ravioli with brown butter and sherry, and it was amazing!! My boyfriend got the lamb burger and fries and also loved it. The wait staff is great, very friendly and attentive. It is a great spot for people watching, right on Delmar, and the ambience and lighting is very relaxing. I highly recommend Nico is you have not tried yet.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
My guest and I ordered the chicken ravioli and lamb burger. The ravioli was good, but the lamb burger was excellent - and the fries were great too! We also ordered the garlic shrimp appetizer -- yum, yum, yum - especially paired with the complimentary bread. The wine list was excellent with a lot of choices; however, I would have really liked to see more beer options. I mean, I realize I'm in STL, but options beyond Budweiser and Schlafly would have been great.
Excellent wait staff and loved the location!!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
the atmosphere at nico was great and the food was outstanding. The salmon was delicious and the chicken ravioli was awesome.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovley lunch spot!!
Went to Nico for a special lunch celebration last week and had a wonderful experience! Great service, yummy food... And a delightful chat with the owner! Try the roasted cauliflower quinoa salad, the rosemary gnocchi, or the lamb burger (ground in- house) with an egg on top! You won't be disappointed!!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our visit to Nico. The service was great, the complimentary warm bread was a nice touch and they allowed us to substitute ingredients in the Shrimp risotto. We'll definintely return.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was delicious and service
Food was delicious and service was fantastic. Restaurant is fairly rustic and the waiters and waitresses were dressed in jeans and flannel shirts. Based on that, you could be business casual or jeans and still fit in great. They have a nice wine list, not huge, but some very nice wines on the list.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good and getting better
This was my second time at Nico. The first time was OK, but not particularly memorable. This time I went for a work dinner with 2 colleagues and it was outstanding. Good service, good food, good ambiance. I had the seafood risotto, which was tasty.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM