Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse

4.7
1270 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perched 30 stories above Springfield's capital city, Nick and 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 and Nino's penthouse steakhouse we treat every occasion like it's a special occasion.
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CS
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had requested a window seat for myself and my husband and our two friends for our 40th birthday celebration. The restaurant was elegant. The view of the city was awesome. The food was delicious and the waiter was on point from beginning to end. He was very attentive. The whole experience was worth the money.

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was knowledgeable, appropriately friendly, and efficient. She did not try to become our best friend and allowed us our space and time in ordering. The food, which is pricey for Springfield, Illinois, was delicious and made to perfection. Although our table was not right next to the window, we still had a decent view of Springfield at night. We were too full to taste the desserts, however, they looked delicious.

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IL
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time here and was very pleased. Food was delicious. A bit pricey though.

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RA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service provided by Amanda over the course of our two hour meal. She was efficient and conversational. Plenty of time between courses for conversation and settling. Ample servings but we left satisfied and not like a stuffed pig.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas with loved ones

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CD
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from being greeted by the host/coat check, the young lady who refils the water, our server, to every morsel of food was impeccable!! We will return, and I have already recommended to friends!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

When they first opened we were disappointed in the food for the money. This time we were not disappointed except that we had requested a window and even though we were there when they opened we did not get a window table.

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JE
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster bisque, bread assortment, steak filet, salmon, scalloped potatoes and deserts were outstanding! Our favorite appetizer has always been the firecracker shrimp; however, they are now using a little too much breading and need to tone that down a bit in order to restore them to exceptional. Was there for New Years Eve and temp was too warm. The staff is excellent! Will definitely go back.

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NG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a restaurant that sets a benchmark for all others to be judged. When something isn’t broke you don’t fix it and this place is perfectly perfect!!

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OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a bad experience w/ consistency being their wheelhouse. Food, service & atmosphere all top notch. Rick has been a welcomed staple that always exceeds expectations.

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had our favorite waiter, Rick, who always makes the experience special. Food is always good but a bit overpriced.

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JT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant at the top of Springfield Illinois. The food was amazing - made reservations for one evening and loved it so much we returned the following evening. It was worth every penny. Excellent service - beautiful view, wonderful atmosphere, amazing service - a true find!

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K
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I are very picky about our steaks and I have to say they were delicious! Perfectly prepared too! The hash brown caserol was very good just WAYYYYY to large for me. We had a wonderful time!

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DD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! A cut above; literally.

B. Douglas
Hollywood, California

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jenna was fantastic! She helped make it a great meal!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had planned a special evening for my girlfriend to propose to her at dinner and the staff went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect. The food and service were both amazing.

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RG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten there several times and it is by far the nicest restaurant with the best steaks in Springfield Illinois.

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KT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best fancy dining food ambience presentation and atmosphere I've ever experienced. Staff was phenomenal!!

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BB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. The best service in town. Thanks Jennifer...

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FS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Staff was great and ambiance was awesome! Ordered the Cowboy Ribeye and a side of Risotto. The Risotto was fantastic and wish I Would have just ordered that alone.
The Steak for what they claimed being aged was one of the worst Ribeyes I’ve had in a long time. I’ve had Aged Steaks from some of the best Steakhouses in the US and would put this in the category of well below par for the price.
You know a good Ribeye when you have nothing left on the plate.
Would I go back? Yes for the Risotto but would stay away from the steak.

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CW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shown great service from the time we were sat until the time we departed. Waitress was a joy and the chef really prepared an above outstanding meal. Would highly recommend for any occasion, especially special occasions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding !

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t
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good was really good. We had some challenges with our server. I would recommend the restaurant and hope you get a server who is on their game.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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J
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Amanda was wonderful, provided great customer service! The food was delicious. Can’t wait to go back!

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RD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Nick and Nino’s for special occasions. It’s definitely our favorite fine dining spot in Springfield. Chef Bradley is awesome!!

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, quiet atmosphere, great food and drinks. Staff is friendly and seem happy to serve us. Highly recommend for a special occassion or a date night.

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j
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere, great view

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a
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing. Very creative menu combinations, and the food was to die for. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

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KK
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and our server, Rick, was outstanding. Would definitely return when in the area

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J
New England
44 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good. Service attentive but not overbearing
I would return

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GF
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Great meal! Amazing service. Above and beyond expectations! Even got to see a perfect sunset!

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!!! The best restaurant in Springfield

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SS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined mutiple times and never been disappointed. Well worth the money!

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JM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were in town and because it was our anniversary thought this would be a nicer setting than some of the typical local restaurants. We were not disappointed- our dinner was delicious and perfectly prepared. We enjoyed the crab cake appetizer and delicious bread basket which was so unique. My husband had the pork chops and I had the nocchi with grilled chicken - both dishes were excellent! Wine and cocktails were great as well. We enjoyed the apple crumb cheesecake and mini key lime pie which were both decorated for our celebration, nice touch.
Most of all was the service - Rick was knowledgeable, kind and enthusiastic about what the chef had prepared. We’re from Chicago and have had the opportunity to dine in a wide variety of restaurants; I would book a table wherever Rick is serving, he simply made our experience one to remember - wonderful!

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BJ
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Reccomend it to everyone! One of the most amazing places I've ever been. Best steak I've ever had.

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NC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

This is a very pricey restaurant for Springfield. I live part of the time in the Chicago area, so I dine out often at high end restaurants and do not mind paying a lot for exceptional food and great service. At Nick & Nino's, I started with the antipasto platter. It only had 2 cheeses, one of which was a deli style cheddar that can be purchased at any grocery store. The other was a soft goat, which was passable, but can also be purchased at any grocery store. Surprisingly, there was no blue. The platter also featured prosciutto which, to the chef's credit, must have been sliced in-house. Unfortunately, the reason I think that it was sliced in-house is because it was sliced too thickly and had the consistency of a slice of regular ham. I ordered the steamed halibut for my main course and it was overcooked and very dry. The halibut was accompanied by navy beans which were mealy and al dente, which means that they were under cooked. My dining companion had the cowboy cut ribeye. The ribeye had a tendon running through the entire steak. The food was simply not up to the level of the prices. I have dined at Nick & Nino's before, but have not been there for at least a year, due to the fact that the main starch accompanying virtually every entree was a sweet potato, which I do not like, in some form or other. They have since changed the menu and remedied that situation, so I decided to give it another shot. Our waiter was excellent. Despite the good service, this restaurant, again, fell short.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We went around 930 pm so as we were trying to have a romantic dinner the staff was trying to clean up. Vacuuming the floor while we were trying to eat and the staff turned up the lights so they could see so the whole romantic evening disappeared. I had talked so highly of the place but was disappointed in the atmosphere. Actually kinda of embarrassed in front of my date. Other than those facts the food was delicious.

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RE
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual food was excellent. Our server-Rick was very professional and attentive
Always enjoyable

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BH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Nick and Ninos to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it sure didn't disappoint us. Food was great, service was great, and the view was best of all.

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