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

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4.8

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4.6

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4.0

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90% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (52)
Special Occasion (48)
Scenic View (47)
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Good for a Date (44)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Cozy (27)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Business Meals (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Notable Wine List (18)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Authentic (9)
Disabled Access (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Casual (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Fun (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Healthy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
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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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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a great experience, other than spending $200 for just my husband and I. The food was good, but it was very expensive. I requested a window seat and was told "it's for reservations only" but I had the reservation and had requested a window seat at the time of reservation.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had a reservation for 7:15 on Saturday Oct.28,2017. Had to wait, in the lobby, along with 2 other couples who had a 7:00 reservation, until 7:35. The restaurant was never more than half occupied at anytime.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

This restaurant messed up the celebration of our anniversary. The service was glacial. The drinks came after the appetizer, and the drinks weren't made correctly. The food, which took far too long to arrive, was not exceptional and certainly not worth the high price. I would not recommend Nick and Nico's.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was impeccable! The food was delicious. Can't wait to try the desserts next time. We were in a time crunch and did not get a chance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fantastic and right up there among the best steakhouses in the country.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service, view, price but the food was amazing. Lobster Bisque had a secret ingredient just enough to be unique but all you would expect in the traditional but with a twist. The Sea Bass was cooked to perfection and was more like a flaky filet!

Don't miss this venue if your in Springfield,IL.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 20, 2017

A really unique dining experience. Some of the best food we have eaten in sixty years of
Dining out all over the World!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I’ve visited this restaurant about three times and enjoyed every experience. Very consistent!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Visit to Springfield with husband. Had a very tasty meal and loved the view!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Was too expensive the the quality. Every steak order was over cooked to request.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

my husband's birthday!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Service was the best, food quality unbelievable, and view at sunset breathtaking. A great overall experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

We were on vacation. We looked for an upscale restaurant and we found it on the 30th floor, the view was great except it was foggy out, and the capital wasn't lit up. The food was absolutely fabulous! We had pork with a vinaigrette sauce over potatoes and carrots. Just marvelous, the dessert was a cheesecake over a brownie, very rich. Thank you for making our trip to Springfield Illinois fabulous!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Anniversary date. Rick is one of the best waiter’s in the world!

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Enjoyed a quiet dinner for our anniversary. We were a little disappointed the lounge/bar was closed during the week but the restaurant provided the cocktails

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My husband and I went over for our anniversary dinner. It was our first visit there. I had asked for a window seat when I made the reservation on Open Table but they were not able to accommodate since it was a Saturday night and we were wanting a 7:00 reservation. Service was a bit slow to start but ended up good. We were 30 minutes early (we were going to have a drink at the bar) but they told us our table was ready and went ahead and seated us. Our waitress had a bigger party she was taking care of as well as a few other tables and we all seemed to be at the same point in the process so I think she just got slammed. Food was very good. We had a bone -in ribeye and twin lobster tails as well as the hash brown side (which was crispy and awesome!). The entrees came with sides which we weren't aware of. On the menu they appeared to be a la carte so we actually ended up with way too much food. Chef came out and visited with us after the meal which I thought was a nice touch. Bill was $250. We each had 2 cocktails plus we had an appetizer and split a dessert. I would go back on a less busy night when we could sit by the window and enjoy the view.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Steak was top notch. Food to perfection. Never had a bad experience and our server was superb.

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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on October 7, 2017

What a beautiful venue! We had a table by the window and the ambiance was wonderful! We enjoyed our meal and the service was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food. Great ambiance.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Ate here after one day stay in Springfield. Steak was excellent with lots of choices for crusts and sauces. Great wine slection and fantastic view of downtown Springfield capital at night. Highly recommended.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

From the food to the service to the ambiance, this place hits the mark big time. It is one of the top 3 restaurants I have ever visited, and I have been to almost all 50 states.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Business Meals, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Been here twice, latest on 9-30-17, other time @2 yrs ago. Both times had a great experience. Steaks cooked perfectly, the crust and sauce options make it unique apart from so many other steak places. Got a grilled lobster tail - fantastic! 3 filets with different crusts and sauces, highly recommend garlic crust and brandy peppercorn sauce! Good wine list, cool scenery and ambience, polite and professional service! Will definitely be back! Have been telling a lot of people to try this place, good for date/anniversary/prom! Get a reservation and go already!!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was decent. My wife and I spent a weekend driving from Indianapolis to Springfield for a nice getaway to see the Lincoln sites. I wanted to give her a nice dinner, and read all the reviews prior to booking this restaurant.

The view is nice - I specifically booked this to have a sunset dinner from the 30th floor. Unfortunately, we were placed in a high-back booth and no visibility to the sunset unless we stepped out of the booth to watch it - leaving our food and drinks behind.

I had the sea bass. It was good, but I didn't find it to be anything special. My wife had the Flight of Filets (3 - 3 oz filets). They were cooked to perfection, which is a challenge - she is OK with a little pink but prefers well-done. Since she was sharing a few bites with me and I like medium well, they were idea for both of us. I wasn't a fan of the toppings - they were heaped on the filets, way too much, and we ended up scraping off 75% of them. The 3 sauces that came with the steak (we did bearnaise, wild mushroom, and I don't recall the 3rd) were good.

We shared the seasonal sauteed vegetables, which were sauteed zucchini and some other squash. It was OK - frankly, I make better on my grill at home. In the restaurant, they were fairly bland.

For dessert, we shared a chocolate/brownie/cheesecake. It, too, was OK. It tasted like a basic cheesecake, not a lot of flavor even with chocolate on top and a brownie base.

The ambiance was nice - quiet, good for conversation. The view would have been nice if we could have had a table looking out to watch the sunset. The drinks were decent. Overall, a nice restaurant, but the food was not all that impressive, particularly for the price. If I were there and wanted to have another sunset dinner, I might go again. However, for the price, I probably wouldn't make a special trip there.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My daughter had dinner here with her date and another couple for homecoming celebration. She indicated they were treated as adults, with respect, and the food was amazing. She was very excited when speaking of her experience and dinner. She took a quick video of her food because she was very impressed with the presentation.

I have been her myself a few times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

The view is the best in Springfield--from the 39th floor. We came during daylight and watched the sunset. Cool to go from day to night. Be sure to ask for a window seat!

The steaks are excellent. There are choices for coatings and sauces. There are also several great sides--large enough to share. Our waitress was friendly and helpful.

It is somewhat expensive but it is a great experience.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We had an excellent meal at Nick and Nino's. Three of us each had a "Flight of Fillets". The fillets were excellently prepared. I was not overwhelmed by the crust but I was really impressed with the sauce. Next time I will leave the crusting but try several of the sauces.

The atmosphere was very nice. The restaurant is on the 30th floor of the hotel with a spectacular view of Springfield. Service was spot on with a warm, welcoming staff.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

I was very pleased and very satisfied with the very tasty salmon dish that I ate! In addition I was very impressed by the care and attention lavished on me by the waiter. He did all so well in a very friendly, caring and natural way! He should be commended!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great food, but very expensive . Wonderful view of Springfield.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food and overall experience. Is pricey but worth it for special occasions.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We visit Nick & Nino's every year for our anniversary... while we were a bit sad that Rick wouldn't be our waiter, we were super happy to hear of his promotion! He's stellar! The chef is always amazing, love that he comes to the table to meet and greet... it's a great little touch! The corn grits are always a favorite at our table, the flight of filets and lobster tails were spot on, as usual! The scallops were divine and the shrimp was outstanding. The only thing we felt was good, but not amazing, was the new lamb chops. The hubs usually gets their rack of lamb, but they changed it up a little this year, he said it was just so-so as opposed to the usual mind-blowing rack of ribs. Everything else was amazing... we love Nick & Nino's, the staff (Jenna was our waitress and she was awesome too!) and the ambience is perfect for our annual anniversary dinner with some great friends! We'll be back next year, without a doubt!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The welcome at the front desk, the great service of the wait staff , the attentiveness of Maitre d' Rick, to the friendly and talented Chef Bradley, who made an appearance to make sure we were entirely satisfied..... Which we were.

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

I love this place. The food is out of this world!! Service is outstanding . I cant get enough!!

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Groups, Cozy, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Rick was an attentive and enthusiastic waiter that made the time special for us (25th anniversary). Food was outstanding with care in preparation, taste, and plating. What a gem to find in Springfield!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

My amazingly beautiful girlfriend and I went here. The service was amazing. The food was delicious. And most importantly, she smiled the entire time!

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

This place is top notch when it comes to fine dining. The atmosphere and servers there are second to none. If you are ever in the area I suggest you try Nick and Ninos because they have the best food in the area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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