About Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse

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.

700 E Adams
Springfield, IL 62701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
7th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(217) 789-1530 ext. 3

Website:
http://www.nickandninosspringfield.com/

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary parking for diners in the 7th & Monroe Street Municipal ramp, which is connected to the hotel.

We also offer Valet parking, which is available at the hotel entrance on Adams Street. Cost is $3.

Executive Chef:
Bradly Mechol

Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room offers seating for up to 16 persons. Audio visual presentation equipment available upon request.

Private Party Contact:
Denise Simon: (217) 789-1530 ext. 3

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (54)
Special Occasion (46)
Scenic View (42)
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Good for a Date (38)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
Notable Wine List (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Business Meals (20)
Cozy (19)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Casual (6)
Vegan (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fun (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I love to go to Nick and Nino's. It's a bit on the high end, but it is totally worth it. The care this place takes to make sure yours is an experience and not just shoveling food into your gob. I always get the Flight of Filets and my wife usually gets one of their menu specials. We are talking this menu changes every time we are there. They keep things seasonal and fresh. The Lobster bisque is second to none. I could sit there and die of a food coma just from indulging on the spicy, creamy, velvety, ambrosia of the gods. It's usually a 4 course meal for us. Appetizers (don't miss out), Soup/Salad (always get the Lobster bisque) Main and Dessert. Desserts are also always changing. The staff are always willing to help make a selection. They are always there to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. If I could give this place Michelins, I would give it 4. Outstanding people. Make reservations, but I believe they would accommodate even without

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Best (and most expensive) restaurant in town. Food was delicious. Sea Bass and New York strip steak were excellent. Tab for two cocktails, one salad, one side and two entrees plus tip was $155. Restaurant is very quiet unless something special is going on at the hotel.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Had the perfect evening. Celebrating my daughter's 18th birthday. Food and service were both fabulous.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Chef Bradley and the Host,Rick Young gave excellent service and displayed great professionalism.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was absolutely amazing. Salads, steaks, desserts - everything was top notch. Perfectly prepared and presented. Service was excellent. Was greeted warmly and made to feel very welcome And the view from the top of the wyndham hotel was very good. See if you can get a highly coveted window table. I dine often in Chicago and St. Louis and was very impressed with our experience at Nick & Nino's. I didn't expect such a memorable experience in Springfield. I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be coming back on future trips to Springfield, IL.

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Cozy, Vegan, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

A very nice place and yes we do plan to visit again soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Kyle wad a very good bartender and Jenna was a very informative and personable waitress. Proce a bit high but overall a great experience especially if seated by the window.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This place has great steaks. Other menu items are also very good. Small restaurant with 12 or 13 tables. Good service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Cozy, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Was our first time dining at Nick and Ninos and they didn't disappoint. Food and service are top notch and you don't feel rushed. We will definitely be going back!! Try the Firecracker Shrimp!!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The service was excellent but we were disappointed in the entrees, particularly the rib eye. The bread basket rolls were poor and it seemed to me that the salads were small for $10.00. Will have to say that I enjoyed the Lobster Bisque soup. The whole problem is it's high priced and we expected more. Loved the location above the city. The interior of the restaurant was excellent and enjoyable.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were hoping for an exceptional dinner to celebrate our son's move to Australia. We have had excellent meals at this restaurant in the past for special occasions so we thought we would return. The waiter (who is very experience and we have had several times before) was excellent. The cocktails, wine and appetizers were all great however the two steaks we had were decidedly overcooked. The real killer of the evening was when they brought out a Hoover (not a quiet push sweeper) and proceeded to vacuum beneath 3 tables. It was only 841 pm so they were not about to close nor was it early enough for a second seating. This brought the evening to an unfortunate end. I doubt we return anytime soon. I suspect the lady thought she was being thorough to clean up before the end of her shift.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful steak. Delicious desserts. Our server and bus help were top rate. One of the best waiter I’ve ever had.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food and view was great. Our waiter, Rick, went above and beyond to make our evening memorable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our server Jenna was knowledgeable with menu items and perfectly described the food.
She was excellent. Upscale for Springfield. The view was great. Had some reservations about going but after the experience we will be back.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always great service/among the best steaks I have ever had and always a good vegetarian option for my wife

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The steaks were good. The decor is a bit dated with the exception of the gray wall with pink steer heads - a bit of a shocking combination. The service was attentive, although a little unpolished. A good choice when dining in Springfield. Of course the view of Springfield is very nice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We go to Nick and Nino's a few times a year. I always request a window table for my wife's birthday and have always been able to sit by the window. Unfortunately, they have a new hostess and he wasn't able to seat us next to the window this year. Here is why I was unhappy with the arrangement this year. I received a call earlier in the day to confirm the time, reason for our reservation and the request for a window table. I was told that they could see that in my reservation and it shouldn't be a problem. After getting a list of excuses on why we were not able to sit next to the window, one table opened up within minutes. The hostess made NO effort to make the situation right and move us near the window. In the past, the previous hostess would have had us grab a drink in the lounge in order to fulfill our request.
People go to Nick and Nino's for the food, ambiance and the VIEW!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great atmosphere, outstanding service!
Our waiter Rick, did a terrific job, friendly and attentive.
Food was very good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Amazing service plus excellent food makes this one of my favorite places in Springfield.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Very good service, fast and well prepared food, great waiter service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We went for our Anniversary. Neither one of us had ever been. It made our night. It was absolutely amazing! We will definitely be going back. We even talked about going here every year for our anniversary on our way home. Thought about making a tradition out of it! 😊

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food. We had the best service in Springfield. We always go for our anniversary, always special.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food, my special request were honored, great atmosphere, great view, service was wonderful

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

What a pleasant surprise. Superb food with excellent service. Just happened to spend the night at the Wyndam and had dinner there while passing through. Highly recommend! Had the lobster bisque and Chilean Sea Bass. Incredible!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great steaks, side dishes, desserts, service and ambiance. A gem for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I enjoyed my 50th birthday dinner with my family of four. The service was great and the food, as always, was outstanding! The wine menu is very good as was our cocktails.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a window seat & it was very nice for a 60th birthday.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Love, Love, this place!!
The ambience, the food, the service is all impeccable!

Tags: Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Outstanding food and service...ask for Rick.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The view,food, and ambiance was wonderful. Rick our server was attentive and offered wonderful wine and appetizer selections. He really added to our dining experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Amazing from beginning to end! Espresso Martini was delicious, beautiful views from our table by the window. The lobster bisque was delicious as were the homemade breads. Then my husband surprised me with the Firecracker shrimp, Yum!! Then finally the entrees, grilled lobster and filet were excellent! The staff were very attractive, the chef even came to our table twice. He have us an extra side of corn grits just so we could try it. I must say they were fantastic! Great time!! Will definitely recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I absolutely love going to Nick and Ninos. We had the weekend free and decided to do a date night with another couple and chose Nick and Ninos. I have dined here before and the food is always delicious and the atmosphere is perfect for an adult dinner out. Total relaxation is the only way I can describe my experience. You don't have to worry about anything. The staff is very courteous and pleasant and the food is beyond amazing. Our waiter helped us pick out the perfect bottle of wine for our table that everyone enjoyed. I had the twin lobster tails with asparagus, corn, and the nicks potatoes. We also had the firecracker shrimp appetizer and the crab cake appetizer. Both were so delicious but the firecracker shrimp was my favorite. We took our dessert home with us and enjoyed a kaluah cheesecake later on that evening. I absolutely love going to Nick and Ninos and will be going back as soon as I can. If you get the chance to go you wont be disappointed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Cozy, Fun, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I always love Nick and Nino’s. Good, view, service....all top notch.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

very good food, service and the scenery is excellant

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 13, 2017

My husband had the "Porter House Lamb Chop". This was actually four lamb chops split. They were tough and the way they were cut made it too hard to try and get any meat from it. This was not as it was advertised. They did not put any vegetable or potato on the dish either which really made it unappealing. We ended up taking 1 1/2 of the chops home for our dogs.On our way out, we asked another diner waiting for the elevator how his meal was and he had the Lamb Chop as well and he said the exact same thing about his. I had the scallops the way they were prepared was good, but they did not taste real fresh. Kind of a strong fish taste. This place has great atmosphere and the staff were wonderful. We will not be going back. We have eaten here a few other times and did not seem to have a these same problems.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We gave advance notice when we booked the reservation that it was for a special occasion (birthday), so they did acknowledge that when we arrived, and seated us by the window with a beautiful view...which was nice. The waitress greeted us & wished us a happy birthday, also nice. We decided to skip the appetizer (nothing really caught our eye) and we both ordered the cowboy ribeye, medium...with a side of the corn grits & asparagus. We ordered a bottle of red pinot (very limited wine selection)...then the waitress brought out the break basket. We were excited about the large selection of choices, but were disappointed, as they weren't very good. Raison bread was stale; cheese crisp was burnt; pretzel bread had no salt. Steaks arrived - both steaks were rare, not medium. The flavor was great, they were just undercooked. Marbeling was good on the steaks, but the fat was still white (undercooked). Grits were good. Asparagus was awful - it said it was roasted, but appeared / tasted more like it was boiled without any seasoning. For desert we shared the crème brulee...that was good. Overall, the meal was disappointing. As a side note, the restaurant should look at replacing their silverware - the knives were very dull...and the spoon w/ the crème brulee wasn't the right spoon for the pudding based desert. FYI - we did not ask to speak w/ management about the food, we probably should have given them a chance to correct it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I Always enjoy dining at Nick and Nino’s steakhouse whenever I come to Springfield. They are very accommodating to my dietary needs and all my friends and guests enjoyed the meal.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Had a great view and food was not outstanding for the price but was good. Our server was outstanding. A table of 8-10 Business men with 1-2 very drunk individuals were very loud and obnoxious and put a damper on what could have been a better night.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I travel for work so I eat out ALOT. Imagine my surprise when the restaurant on the roof of my hotel turned out to be such a gem. The filets are fantastic (the truffle crust is to die for) but literally every bite I put in my mouth was heaven. I returned for a second visit just last week and we had the same waiter, Rick. Rick remembered both my friend and myself, where we were from, etc. I was shocked. Rick is the kind of waiter you remember but when he also remembers you? Amazing. Keep up the good work folks and I’ll be back!

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