Nick's Laguna Beach

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$30 and under
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American
Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list in an upscale yet casual environment. Nick"s is located in the heart of Laguna Beach, on Pacific Coast Highway, across from the historic Hotel Laguna. Our intimate restaurant features a chic island bar, walls of glass and an outdoor patio, perfect for people watching. Our exhibition kitchen highlights the talents of our passionate culinary team.

Nick’s is dedicated to perfecting the dining experience through continuous innovation, offering the highest quality food and beverage, and executing impeccable standards of hospitality. The deeply instilled Nick’s culture is personified by its Ladies and Gentlemen – professionals who share a single focus and are inspired and committed to offering great service and creating positive memorable experiences.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our starters, Asparagus Fries & Shrimp Taquitos were super tasty. San Francisco cioppino was absolutely delicious. Service was phenomenal.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my Mom’s birthday there. Everything was great. We’ve never had a bad experience there. Food is always perfect and service is always great.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a wonderful meal! Food & service outstanding!

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With my very best friend/sister

MR
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Restaurant! Great food and great service!

PB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great LB breakfast spot. Delicious food with generous portions. El Jeffe Breakfast Burrito spot on!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good.

CM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant- great food with a nice but casual environment. All staff were amazing!! One of my favorite spots for dinner in Laguna. Great food, service, ambiance.

TV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Nicks. I had the sliced rib eye with loaded potato, it was done perfectly and delicious. My wife had the petite bistro which she also enjoyed. The food was great as was the service. We went on a Friday, and the only negative was it was quite loud. Would most definitely go back.

D
Nagoya
74 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful spot in Laguna... everything perfect... food, atmosphere and service

JA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to move our reservation up to an earlier time and our service was fantastic!! (As always)...
Our wine and food was outstanding, done properly and delicious!! It was our anniversary dinner and we also received a nice card signed by all the staff working that evening. We will always return when we are in the area! Nice job Nick’s!! 😊

GP
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went there for lunch...right when they opened. GREAT, friendly, attentive service. Friend had the steak salad & I had the Thai salad. Both were delicious, and big! Wine selection was also excellent. Will be going back for dinner soon!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, Nick’s was wonderful!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service, steak salad was worth the price, cocktails were excellent, and they were very chill about accommodating allergies.

ME
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place and amazing food. This restaurant never disappoints.

LA
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Wish they would open a location in LA! Will be back!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Great ribs

s
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick's is probably one of my top 5 restaurants. The food and drinks are superb and the service and ambiance make it that much better. Do yourself a favor and go to Nick's!

LL
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious, but when I asked to if I could sub something I was told no...”due to presentation”. My sub request was due to a food allergy. Was disappointed that wasn’t accommodated. The meal was still very good, but asking to hold something and for the replacement on the side doesn’t seem like a big ask or ruin a presentation imo. Server didn’t seem to even make any effort to ask. Still enjoyed our meal other than that. Thx.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick’s Laguna Beach provided a wonderful experience, really lifted our weekend off to a yummy and awesome start! Incredible staff and management! Thank you!!!

h
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, a young man named Dominic, was excellent. He gave wonderful service to us and had a very pleasant and friendly demeanor. The food is a little pricey, but just delicious!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The waitress greeted us, took drink orders/appetizer and then I think she forgot about us because my husbands Coke took forever to come out and then right before our app came out she asked if we wanted to start out with anything 😂 Also, who’s idea was it to take the truffle Mac n cheese off the menu? They should be fired. The Mac n cheese literally makes any meal so I’m not sure we will be back.

G
Los Angeles
317 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Delicious fried chicken with mashed potatoes and corn, kale and quinoa salad and prime rib sandwich. All outstanding. The service by Alessandra was perfect. My husband broke a wine glass with red wine. They immediately cleaned it up and gave me wipes to clean my clothes. We’ll be back.

D
Nagoya
75 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great anytime...breakfast, lunch or dinner...we love them all...but breakfast on a Sunday morning...excellent.

MF
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, as always! We make sure to come to Nick’s every time we are in Laguna.

RY
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good, service was superior. The cocktails were spot on. Butter cake is worthy of all the accolades.

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

it was unfortunately excellent. my dieting resolve is damaged. beyond repair. to my dismay, i will return especially for the waffle and fried chicken about which i have no control.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great, service a little slow .
And very noisy!

HD
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great dinner. Having dinner out on the patio makes it extra special. Fresh air and quieter. Michelle was a great server. We eat at Nicks every time we go to Laguna.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love going there when the tourists leave town. During the summer, it’s nearly impossible to grab a table outside.

GM
London
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nicks was a great place to eat, the venue itself is cosy and welcoming. The food was straight forward and tasted unreal. It was the perfect way to end a day in Laguna!

OT
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Professional staff.

C
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was for a birthday. Only problem was they forgot even though I had reconfirmed it with them. Not so fun chasing the waiter down to ask for a candle. I also think they charge enough for their food that if it’s someone’s birthday they can give them a free scoop of ice cream.

ON
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

S
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Always great food and service. The new fried bleu cheese olives are amazing!!

C
Sacramento
88 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The noise level was crazy, starting at the table behind us, which took away from our overall dining experience.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and enjoyed the night. The food was excellent!! Thanks!

FC
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick's is the perfect spot for a lunch or dinner in Laguna Beach. The menu is loaded with comfort food at attractive prices. Make a reservation as the wait for a table can get long.

BT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Nick's in MB and in Laguna Beach. We had never sat in the main dining room and we enjoyed it as much as the patio. The food is always delicious and the server was excellent too. On our second night in Laguna we went to Nick's Mexican restaurant and it was super fun and super delicious. As you can see, we are big fans of Nick!! Keep up the great work.

OT
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro plate was tasty. Great value. (share it as starter)
San Francisco cioppino was absolutely delicious.

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