We have been here for dinner and it was wonderful. So we were very disappointed in the brunch. It was below average. No one was even there and the service was terrible. Our egg white omelettes were brown and over done. Only one small bowl of fruit salad. I would never go back for brunch. We cook better at home than this!
We enjoyed this restaurant and would go back. Good food, service and wine.
Nick and Sam's changed from a full on menu to a buffet style brunch. This was a change not for the better. The food seemed marginal at best. I don't know why they changed.
The food was very good, but not what I expected. I looked at the menu online before I went, but when I actually got to the restaurant, the only option they had for brunch was a buffet. The buffet was very good but pricey, so having a cheaper option would have been nice.
They have a good deal on mimosas, $10 for a carafe.
Found Nick & Sam's on Opentable and we were looking for a restaurant we could walk to. The young hostess was dismissive as we checked in. No eye contact, hardly an acknowledgement that we were standing in front of her. Told us to take a seat and she'd get to us. As we were led to the worst table in the restaurant I asked to be moved to a table that wasn't in the direct traffic pattern of the wait staff. The person seating us said of course we could move but as she was moving us the hostess informed her/us that that table was for a party that arrived after us (also a party of two). It wasn't so much that we had a cruddy table it was the attitude of the hostess. Our waitress was great (she moved us to another table) and the food wasn't bad. There are lots of options in that area and I will be go elsewhere in the future.
Family gathering for family birthday. Reservation for 8 and requested a round table where we could all talk and hear each other. Were put at the chef's table and it was wonderful. always fun to watch the action in the kitchen but the table was perfect for great family conversation. Had the trout with butter/Tobasco special and it was wonderful!!!
Tonight we were celebrating Mothers Day and the waiter even asked if we were celebrating Mother's Day, there were 5 of us, my 70 year old mom, me in my late 40's and my teenager, so there were clearly three generations present (along with my husband and son). Despite the two huge baskets of flowers in the open wine room and also behind the hostess, neither my mom nor I were offered one. Keep in mind there were no less than 5 dozen or more in surplus, what a missed opportunity...not that we were expecting anything but when you see that many it is a let down.
Although we have been here numerous times in the past, this experience was not the quality warm experience we were looking for in a Mothers Day experience.
Food was not great at all, not something you want to say when a la carte steak is $36.00. The Sesame Tuna was just fair, two small pieces, somewhat dry - no yummy sauce on the side.... I will say the Sea Bass was good but small and nothing else at all on the plate, ....we ordered several sides, most were good however creamed corn side was basically cold and soupy (tasted liked corn and runny sour cream).
Although we had reservations and we typically get great tables via Open Table, we were placed in a far back corner and of all things there were mosquitos biting us throughout dinner.....never had that happen before ever. (in all fairness it has been very rainy but seems as if they are coming in from their patio).
lunch menu used to have great choices but the new lunch menu is so limited that we no longer find it a lunch choice. it used to be a lunch fav but that has changed
Went for a late brunch... no longer a la cart but buffet style. Pretty average. What set the brunch apart was a really good omelet made to order.
Have also recently been back for dinner and was less than impressed... Pretty average...
I hate buffets. However, I like a Nick & Sam's brunch buffet so that I can eall of the goodies. Having said that, the only reason that we eat at Nick & Sam's grill for brunch on any day is the Captain Crunch french toast. Three of us had some from two different batches and both were nothing like what the french toast usually is. It was cold, hard and sad. We'll be going on Saturday to get the good stuff.
I wanted desperately to love this place after hearing so much about it. But I didn't. The food is just average. No reason to ever go back with such great restaurants in Dallas.
Then don't go back - keep those fond memories intact! It had been a few months since I've visited, and was I ever in for an unpleasant surprise. Gone are the mouthwatering donut holes and buttermilk biscuit appetizers. Gone are chicken and waffles, Captain Crunch French toast and steak and eggs, along with the great table service.
What remains is a pedestrian buffet for $18 a person. Small, disappointing salad bar and a run-of-the-mill omelet station. Fruit was represented by one bowl of watermelon. Three bowls of unrecognizable mayonnaise-based salads and a few other ordinary breakfast dishes, all crammed so closely together we had to wait behind several others for a turn to try and make sense of it. No dessert. Not one.
I took my sister there for her birthday, and I was embarrassed. I didn't say anything because I didn't want to ruin her special day, but I won't go back. And to think, if I'd waited just one more half hour I could have taken her to The Grape!
Went on Easter for Sunday brunch. I had checked the website to see the menu. There was no mention of a price difference or special menu for the holiday. We spent way more than we intended because of lack of information before hand.
This was Easter Brunch and they served meal and drinks Buffet style. This was not a good plan since the restaurant is not laid out to accommodate this style and created traffic jams around Buffet areas and the staff was not able to keep food full on the trays. The large array of choices was too much for brunch and they should limit the amount of choices in the future. The Bloody Mary bar was very confusing not only to customers but the staff seemed confused, as well, how to fulfill requests. I recommend in the future to just serve Bloody Mary's at the table. I have been here for Breakfast before on weekends and have been very impressed but for a Holiday brunch, I would not return.
The steaks are always amazing! the sides are great too. The have a covered patio area where the window open so you can feel like your enjoying the weather.
We took friends from out-of-the-country here for Saturday lunch/brunch. There was a nice brunch buffet with carved ham and prime rib, salads, made-to-order eggs & omelets, etc. The food was good.
We sat on the covered patio, more like a sunroom with French windows. It was delightful!
The service was superb.
It had been a few months, but we stopped in after church and they had changed their Sunday brunch. You now must eat the buffet($45.00/pp). Unfortunalty, I was not starving so it was a waste of money for me. I ate the fruit, a small omlet and some of my husbands fried chicken/waffle. The buffet was full of carving stations including, prime rib (which was delish per another member of my table), turkey, and fried chicken (pretty soggy). A large portion was dedicated to a salad bar, an omlet bar and cereal/bread? Overall, I love Nick and Sams, but the buffet just reminded me of something I could have gotten at the country club. I prefer a menu so I can order the steak and eggs. All other dining experiences, our food has been excellent. This last visit left us unimpressed.
My daughter and I went to the Park Cities location expecting the same level of and of quality of food that we had experience at the Uptown location; only to find out that Brunch is now a buffet. We were extremely disappointed. Quality of food was below average, my daughter requested oatmeal and was given Quaker instant oatmeal in the microwave cup. Not at all what we expected. We love the brunch at the Uptown location, but will never go back to this location. Even the location in Addison which is now closed had much better food and service. Guess I will either make the drive to Uptown or go to either The Grape or Dream Cafe for brunch. Do expect the same experience from this location as the you would get at the Uptown location. D Magazine remove this location from your top brunch spots
I'm not sure where to start. This was my first visit to NS Grill and it will absolutely not be my last. The food was amazing. The brunch buffet was carefully assembled with delicious option after delicious option. The staff was attentive, friendly, and really seemed to enjoy their jobs. If you are looking for an upscale brunch option without the upscale price in Dallas, you are doing yourself a disservice if you go anywhere but here.
the new lunch menu was terrible. It was too limited, especially for someone with a gluten allergy. The buffet was boring and definitely not something I would want to eat again.
Enjoyed taking my wife to Nick and SAMs. Great food and great service
We recently enjoyed a birthday dinner at Nick & Sam's Grill Park Cities for our son's friend. I have to say that the service was wonderful and the food was very well prepared, but we felt that the $485.00 price for 2 adults and 4 children was a bit pricey in this city, especially for a restaurant being touted as the casual alternative of its namesake.
This may have been our own mistaken perception of what the restaurant is meant to be and to whom it caters, but on a weekday evening at 6:30, there were only two other tables seated.
Once again, the food was good and the service was great. We would return if the price point were a bit more reasonable.
Awesome food... Best steak ever!--- high quality meat and they cook it perfectly. Service was exceptional. Will definitely be there soon!
Miss the juice bar! Hope They bring it back for good!!
Taking my elderly vision impaired father to dinner is always a challenge. This restaurant from the valet parking to the generous sized booths and friendly accommodating service is a great choice. The steaks, as always, were very good and cooked to perfection. I would, however, recommend selecting the beef, or one of their other specialty meats when ordering. The chicken was much too salty and the pot roast special, fatty and not so special.
Love this place I have been to all locations they might be a little difference in the menus but they are all great.
one of the best places in Dallas
My date and I took a couple suggestions from the waiter, and we were satisfied with the wine pairing with our meal and the duck/potato side dish. We were not a fan of the beef rolls or the cocktail appetizers. The choices for appetizers should be more "up to date" and appealing to match the wide range of choices on the menu. Remove the cocktail altogether. The shrimp were humongous and not at all appetizing. Smaller plates with perhaps things that would work with a pinot noir or pinot grigio would compliment those who want something to drink right away and be satisfied with a small appetizer that pairs with the wine.
My girlfriend and I went to Nick and Sam's - Park Cities for dinner on Valentine's day, and it was subpar to say the least. Let's start with the positives: the facility is very nice, it's centrally located outside of the downtown areas so it's a bit easier to get to, and the staff generally seem nice. But, for the price, I expected much more attention to detail than what I experienced. We were sat down prompty at our reservation time, which was great, but the table we were sat at had about a 2 inch wobble to it. When I asked our waiter to move us, he just stuffed a napkin under on leg and said it was fine; it still wobbled. The tables were packed so tightly into the room, that it seemed like we were dining with other random couples, I'm assuming this was to accommodate more diners for the occasion, but it was quite annoying to listen to their marketing pitch of their top choice meat cuts yelled over one another again and again when a new party sat down. Our waiter asked if we would like to order salads multiple times, after we already did the first time he asked, but this was probably because it was busier than normal due to the day. When our food arrived,
I was not impressed much either as it was quite bland. We actually considered taking the check after eating our salads and leaving to try to salvage what should have been a nice dinner on a special occasion, elsewhere.
I'm guessing the shortcomings were due to a busy night, and I bet this place is great when half of Dallas isn't in the restaurant. But, our experience on Valentine's Day was not what we were hoping for. I've heard great things about Nick and Sam's, maybe try the McKinney location before this one and you'll have a better experience than we did.
One of the best meals that I have had in a while! Outstanding service and food. It is pricey, but worth it!
Food and service was great .. Steak was super tender ...Will be back for sure!!!
The food was very good and all the staff were very pleasant. Highly recommend.
love the sushi.... wine list is good and reasonably priced...Coal Vine pizzas exceptional...a few great private rooms for groups of 20
We took some out of towners and had good food as expected and some great wine. Always great appetizers and meals!
We had dinner here on Saturday Jan 10th with another couple celebrating an anniversary - so it was a special occasion. I made the reservation on Open Table and we were seated at a table that is part of their enclosed patio and not in the main dining room (where there were open tables at 7 pm). The heaters were on, but the tile floor was cool and everyone's legs could feel the cold air come through.
The food and service were good, but the cold wind coming through the sliding windows made us not want to stay around for a second cup of coffee or after dinner drink.
In the future - it is the main dining room in the winter and save the patio tables for a spring day.
I love the variety in the menu. You have the option to do the great steak and seafood, or soup and salad if you don't have a big appetite. The menu is great. Cory our waiter was fantastic!!
We decided to try Nick and Sam's on New Year's Eve and found it to be a fun and energetic place to celebrate. Our server was engaging and very knowledgeable about the wines and the menu. Our food was delicious, cooked to perfection!
We dined at Nick & Sam's Grill on Christmas Eve. It was fantastic and the wait staff was very attentive. Will definitely return again soon!!!
One evening after a concert our son had participated in we decided to take him for a late dinner. Having dined at Nick & Sam's Grill before, we knew it was open late, even on Sunday so off we went.
The restaurant was close to closing but the staff didn't act like they were ready to go home as sometimes happens when you get to a place close to closing. They attended to us like it was their only mission in life, to make our dining experience impeccable. They succeeded!
Awesome food, attentive service, wonderful banter with us. The waiter helped us pick our choices based on what we vaguely said we wanted to have and he did not steer us wrong.
If you want a fine dining experience at a decent price for the quality you get, this is the place to eat. Great place for a special occasion.
Everything was great accept they had obviously added tables for the holiday crowds. The waiters were scooching by us and others near us the whole night. Quite a few times my husband and daughter were pulling their table closer to the table to accommodate a waiter trying to get by. It became a bit annoying. If you were to have a booth, I think it would not be a problem. Or if you visited during a non holiday time. The food was exceptional and the service was wonderful.