Nick's Manhattan Beach

4.8
677 reviews
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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 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.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday 11 AM - 10 PM
Thursday - Friday 11 AM - 11 PM

Weekend Breakfast 8 AM - 12 PM
Saturday Lunch/Dinner 12 PM - 11 PM
Sunday Lunch/Dinner 12 PM - 10 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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Catering
http://nicksrestaurants.com/catering-events/
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Cross street
Located inside the Metlox Center (Manhattan Beach Blvd & Morningside Dr)
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Parking details
City parking garage underground
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Special events & promotions
http://nicksrestaurants.com/catering-events/
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 677 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been to Nick’s earlier in the week for brunch and loved the food. I just had to come back and try their lunch menu. The food was amazing. The service was absolutely wonderful. I can’t wait to come back to try their dinner menu.

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KD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Eaten here many times. Only thing even with open table when they confirm you reservation they don’t tell you that it might be in the bar or outside. If you have children you don’t want to be in the back of the bar area. This is my main complaint. They should confirm inside outside and the bar separate

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WB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the food is excellant and our service is exceptional.

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EK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My group had a lovely evening. Entrees were prepared to perfection. Only disappointment was the bitter after-dinner coffee, and to a lesser degree the seating in the bar area after making a dinner reservation weeks in advance.

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TR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We have eaten at Nicks numerous times. In the past the Bistro plate has been quite good and a great deal. The last 2 times, though, they reduced the filet portion and changed the salad. It has not been as good as in the past. We will try it again to see. Perhaps the chef changed?

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BB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 5

I usually like Nicks. But this time I got a taco platter that is $35 ($44 with tax and tip, no drink or anything). I’ve gotten that before and it is sometimes great. But the piece of fish was very small (like 3 ounces) and a bit undercooked. Ridiculous for a $44 plate of tacos! So not worth it!

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RN
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Really like the place. Cheese plate was good. Shrimp taquitos were good. Only turn off was a good amount of pin bones in the salmon bites in the cioppino. My wife's ciopino had the same problem. Pin bones in the salmon bites. After we told our waitress, she apologized and said a manager would come by. Manager never came by. Waitress said management would remove the cioppino from our bill, but they didn't. We didn't bring it up and left. Don't think we'll rush to return.

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GG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Nick's two times and have enjoyed it both times. I like to sit on the porch to avoid the loud noise of so many restaurants these days. It has convenient parking underneath and the food was good. The wine prices are a bit high but I would still go back.

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G
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my wife’s birthday by having dinner on Nick’s patio. The patio was wonderful. We had a view of the Christmas-decorated trees. I ordered a filet, which was much better as well as much cheaper than the filet I had recently at one of our very pricey local steakhouses. Service was wonderful and the butter cake is sinful as well as essential.

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JH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy going to Nick’s. The food & service is consistently excellent. Great place to join up with a few friends.

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AG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They gave us a card thanking us for celebrating our anniversary with them and all (?) of the servers signed the card. Great touch to a wonderful anniversary dinner.

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JC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a business associate here for dinner on Friday evening and it was an excellent experience both for the very tasty food and also outstanding service by all the staff including our server, Egan (sp?).

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RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Nick's was excellent and particular attention was paid to the need to gluten-free food.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Our favorite

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BV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always very solid here. The service is always great. The food is always amazing and it’s a fun casual place. I was here for my birthday and they were very welcoming.

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CD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MY FRIEND VISITS YOUR LOCATIONS IN ORANGE COUNTY. TOLD ME THE FOOD WAS GREAT AND THE FOOD IS GREAT. I'LL BE BACK.

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J
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pulled short rib eggs Benedict! And yum skinny omelette with avacado toast. A fav!

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BB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick's never disappoints. Always great service, great cocktails and great food.

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HB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming to Nick's. If you start with the asparagus fries (to die for) and the amazing artichoke, you will set the meal tone off right!

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for A fun birthday celebration...really enjoyed the meal and service!!

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JG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the menu. Best Cappacino ever great diverse menu

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TF
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious , wonderful service - I enjoyed sitting on the Open air patio which overlooks the plaza- I celebrated my birthday here nice touch they gave me a Birthday card from the staff. Highly recommend

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ES
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was my wife dirty day. And they give her a card signed Dylan the whole staff. This was really nice touch.

I’ve been to a lot of restaurants. This is the first time for a nice card Keep up the great work !!

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D
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I ordered the artichoke and sea bass. The artichoke was SUPERB! The sea bass was cooked to perfection. The potatoes were very good as well. Can't remember the vegetables but it was good. The service could not have been better. We were seated immediately and given our menus. Water was brought within a very short time. Artichokes were an appetizer for my group and they were brought to the table quickly. My only possible negative would be the noise level. Inside it would have been impossible to hear ANYTHING so we opted for sitting outside. It was very pleasant but, again, the noise level prohibited us from having any quality discussions. I'm not certain what they could do to remedy that problem but I've decided lunchtime will my choice of dining time.

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W
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant! The reviews are right on, a marvelous local spot for dinner, smart casual, not too noisy. Very attentive service and great menu choices at reasonable prices too!
We recommend the “Bistro Plate” dinner
offering- a small filet Mignon , a soup and a salad are included. Delicious and quite a bargain at $22.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service

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AR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to Nick's for brunch during the weekends. We usually make reservations on OpenTable, so we don't have to wait. I recommend the skinny omelet and buttermilk pancakes. The buttermilk pancakes taste like their butter cake dessert. 10/10 recommend coming to Nick's for brunch!

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k
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always consistently above average. our neighborhood go to spot. you cant go wrong with anything on the menu. among the favorites to note is the artichoke, chicken and waffles, bistro plate, filet, and any of the fish dishes. the new wedge salad is a very welcome new addition to the menu.

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TI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific for a variety of salads & entrees, service is usually always excellent, even with a newly-hired server who was a trainee the night we were there!

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SA
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ciopino was the best I’ve ever had! First time at this restaurant. Very glad we made the choice to try Nick’s out. It was OUTSTANDING

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L
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely love the food at Nick's! A little pricey, but worth it every once in a while. Difficult to get reservations, so had to pick 5:00 PM. Very disappointed in noise level at that hour. LOTS of small children, screaming babies, etc. Tough to justify paying over $100 for a meal when it feels like you are sitting at Chuck E. Cheese. If you want an adult experience, I would suggest going much later in the evening.

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TW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Christian as a server. He was excellent and attentive. All of the service staff were so nice.

We’re definitely going to ask to be seated in his area the next time we go back.

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SY
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The only thing I didn’t like this time around was the reservation. Had a reservation at 4:30 ( I wanted to be outdoors ) they said that it would be another 30 minutes for patio.
OpenTable should have the option to request patio or indoors when reserving.

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SL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time with outstanding food and great personal service - even a birthday card.

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A
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Normally when we go to Nick's I give it top ratings all around. However, the Saturday we went most recently was VERY busy. We usually get a booth next to the kitchen, but the only one available was next to the bar. In retrospect, we should have waited until one was available next to the kitchen area. The music was way too loud (with very strong bass reverberations) for us older folks, although it did not seem to bother those in the bar. The service we received was not terrible, but since the restaurant was very busy, it was not up to the levels we usually receive. It was so loud, we could not even be tempted to stay long enough to enjoy a butter cake. So although we will definitely not stop going to Nick's, we will pick our times more carefully in the future.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was mostly quick and efficient. But $5 for an orange juice? And lots of pretentious WASPs. Made it clear I wasn’t allowed to be there.

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VH
Los Angeles
145 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great brunch menu and good strong coffee! The wait staff is very good.

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LH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Nick's no less than a half dozen times and it is always a great experience. Not inexpensive but not over priced either! Have a meal there and you too will enjoy the experience.

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CS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special place and if the weather is nice, wait for an outdoor table. Lovely. The food is excellent and pretty good value for the money spent. I had the fried chicken dinner and it was to die for. Someone else had the fish and loved it. You can't go wrong. Oh, and you can bring in a bottle of wine and there is no corkage fee! If you bring two more (total of 3 which is allowed) the 2nd and 3rd bottle are a $15 corkage fee. what a deal!

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