Nick's Manhattan Beach

4.8
564 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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 Manhattan Beach at Metlox Town Square. Our intimate restaurant features a chic island bar, walls of glass and a spacious outdoor patio, perfect for people watching. Our exhibition kitchen highlights the talents of our passionate culinary team.



Breakfast served 8am till Noon - Fridays, Saturday's Sunday's.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday; 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Thursday - Saturday; 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm;
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Phone number
(310) 545-7373
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Located inside the Metlox Center
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Parking details
City parking garage underground
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 564 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.7
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5.0Dined 6 hours ago

Delicious and all around great dining experience. Staff is courteous and all of the dishes are expertly prepared and cooked. Favorite dish was the tuna tartare

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5.0Dined a day ago

Our meal was outstanding and the service was excellent. Everyone works as a team to enhance your dining experience! Would highly recommend!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent small spot with upscale ambiance. Great upbeat service from the host as well as our waitress. The baby back ribs were actually "fall off the bone" soft with some tasty sauce which wasn't overwhelming and the fries had the perfect seasoning on them. We finished with a heavenly butter cake a la mode (vanilla ice cream). Ummm, makes me wanna go back there right now, LOL.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Located in the Metlox in Manhattan Beach, so you can find enough parking below. Restaurant has a nice diverse menu and the service was good. I would repeat.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Lovely time celebrating with our family- professional service, amazing food and drinks!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Love our waiter. So attentive and a great attitude. Food is also
amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Excellent service, great food, and the ambiance was awesome.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Took my (grown) son for dinner. He/I have been in Manhattan and the surrounding beach area for 35 years. We eat out often and frequent “above average” and high end restaurants of all types. This was our first visit to Nick’s.

Drinks were very well done by the bartender. My son really liked his “old fashioned” and I enjoyed my cocktail. I can’t remember the name but it had rosemary and lavender. Very refreshing and tasty!

The artichoke appetizer was okay; they weren’t very meaty at all but the sauces were good. Our server did warn us they were small.

The sea bass was excellent; right up there with typical high end restaurants. Cooked a little too long (by maybe 30 seconds) but still moist. The mashed potatoes served with it rivaled my own (which is not easy).

The filet mignon was HANDS DOWN THE BEST STEAK we have ever had (and we have had many)!! The QUALITY of the meat + exquisite preparation + flavor was out of this world!! Seriously. We can’t wait to go back for the steak! Loaded baked potato served with it was okay.

Butter cake...not for us at all. My son can have a sweet tooth (think Java Chip Frap @ Starbucks with extra chocolate) but this cake was way too sweet even for him. Our server said it was “the best” butter cake, served warm and with ice cream. It was not warm at all, not even in the center. The ice cream didn’t melt so there is your proof. We tried to like it, but after a few bites we asked her to take it away.

WE WILL BE BACK for the steak and fish and to try other entries. This seems to be their strength (so far). Oh...and have a drink. :)

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Was disappointed that some of our order did not come out correctly. Also, we gave them two credit cards to split the bill, and they only came back with one credit card, and the entire bill on that one card. We had to flag someone down to find the missing credit card, and fix the bill. Ugh.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Great dining experience with good food and attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food was delicious and the restaurant is beautiful. All of the little touches, down to the light fixtures, add to the ambiance. I would definitely recommend for brunch!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

So wonderful- loved the fried asparagus

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great spot for my Father's Day celebration with Dad. Wine was perfect and we shared the fried chicken and some apps. Great service

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Best restaurant we have experienced in Manhattan bch!!! Our waitress (she is originally from Minnesota...but unfortunately can not remember her name) was one of the best waitresses to date!!! She made our night perfect!!! Her suggestions were spot on!!! Loved every minute of our evening!!!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Our go-to for EVERY meal...tonight was a business dinner for 4. We enjoyed flawless service (Nick, but no relation) on the warm, open-air patio. Filet mignon, stuffed baked potatoes, Brussels sprouts, Thai chicken salad, tuna tartare, spicy shrimp taquitos. We each loved what we ordered but finished off with the crowd-pleasing warm butter cake with berries & vanilla ice cream. BOOM! DONE DEAL!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We sat outside, 4 of us, & enjoyed every aspect of Nicks!
Great server, good personality! Delicious food.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great service and food
Anxious to go back soon!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Visiting from out of town and read online reviews for Nick's. This restaurant does not disappoint. The food was excellent, the atmosphere comfortable, and the overall experience was beyond our expectations. We will definitely return to Nick's on another visit back to Manhattan Beach!

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great friendly service! I enjoyed the foods and the flavors. I wish there was a little more flexibility in the menu in terms of their sides.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

I love Nick's and we have been dining there for 3-4 years now. The service and food are usually great. However, on our last trip there we saw our server twice. Once to take our order and once to give us our check. I had the great tasting iced tea but could not get a refill because we didn't see our waitress till it was time to go. I realize that it was busy but, we were not too pleased with the service at all. We had to go across the courtyard to get a lemonade after our meal.
I just thought that you should know about our experience on Monday.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Always good local spot. Very nice - not fabulous, different, special but always good. Decent wine list, good bloody marys. The omelets, huevos rancheros, tuna tartar all delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Nick's foodie oriented menu is well executed and service is very attentive with multiple servers tending customers needs.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We love Nick's and every time we go, the food and experience ...always perfect. But this past Saturday, we both agreed that for some reason our food was even better than it had ever been in the past. Our server was adorable and everything was just perfect. Nick's-10 stars

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Delicious as usual. Steak cooked to perfection and portions generous. Service is also friendly and efficient. This is our favorite restaurant in Manhattan Beach!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The best fried chicken and waffles anywhere

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

I'm so glad I trusted my hunch and reviews posted as restaurant was very nice and food was great. Our server was the best and made the food sound so tasty without even tasting the food. It was my first time and won't be my last. I loved it and so did my friends.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Good atmosphere with great service. The food was spectacular. And the dessert... To die for. My wife and I will definitely be coming back as this place is now one of our favorite spots to dine.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Love this place but this time the food didn't taste as fresh as it usually does.

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The food was just ok. For the price it should have been exceptional. Not a repeat for me. The wait staff very nice and attentive.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Service (Nicky) was extremely helpful
Food and drinks and dessert were all fabulous
Very much enjoyed our late Sunday dinner

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Food was always good. Sad though that Duckhorn was removed from the wine list. Every dinner my husband and I order Duckhorn and tonight was our anniversary and no Duckhorn on the list.

Also they removed short ribs which was my favorite.

Food is very good in general just wish they didn’t remove items I like.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We like sitting at the bar- service is always wonderful and the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food and drinks were amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Sea Bass was to die for, also very good trufle mac n cheese!!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Great lunch outside

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We had a 6:30pm reservation. 30 min later, we were offered a table in the bar next to the kitchen. We protested and they made us wait for another 10 mins for a better table.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Always have a great meal at Nicks! We love the Bistro plate. It has the perfect amount of food and the filet is always cooked to perfection! 10 out of 10 forks!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We have been to Nick's a few times now and each time, it totally delivers! The people at the front desk are really helpful, the wait staff are great (special shoutout to Brian) and the food is always terrific. It's our go-to place for casual dinners with family and friends!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Business lunch here and the food was stellar. Asparagus fries as an appetizer? Uh, yes please.

I ordered the French Dip as I am partial to that on occasion. The meat was high quality, but the real story was the bun. It was fresh, very spongy, and absolutely delicious.

I am not from Manhattan Beach and don't get up to this area very often. But it's clear why our two guests who are from the area picked this place. Very nice lunch, highly recommend this place to the few people who don't know about it.

Awesome.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We had a wonderful time. Our service was excellent, the food was very well cooked and reasonably priced.

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