Nick's Manhattan Beach

4.8
1226 Reviews
$30 and under
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 exhibition kitchen highlights the talents of our passionate culinary team.

Our intimate restaurant features a chic island bar, walls of glass and a spacious outdoor patio, perfect for people watching. 

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1226 people are saying
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vipFranki
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. Very good ambiance and good service

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ArdrionoA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's is always a favorite place to enjoy a delicious meal! Excellent staff, service and cuisine!

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vipTheresaB
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Nicks. This was my first time dining at Nicks MB, I’ve eaten at the Laguna one several times. The food was amazing as usual and the service was fabulous. I think the service here is much better than the Laguna location. The heat lamps on the patio worked nicely. Great food, great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler is the best waiter!

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vipToothfairy
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always very good as is the food!!! We always make reservations and we are always seated in a timely manner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places! Love the menu, staff, and restaurant.

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DANAH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Covid precautions. Wait staff was attentive. Food was brought out timely. Desert (Butter Cake) was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always chose Nick’s when I can get in, their food is excellent! I mean anything you order is wonderful on your taste buds. My go to is the Shrimp Taquitos for starter then the Salmon w/ Capers for dinner. Love love love this place!!!

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vipReneaB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday which the host acknowledged but that was about it. Nick’s food never disappoints in my opinion. Love the deviled eggs!
They were out of the two Cabernet wines which I understand with Covid so can’t really be upset to have to adjust to another. Overall good experience and will always come back!

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EvelynM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The quality of food and service we, as a family, have gotten from Nick's Laguna Beach were not received from Nick's Manhattan Beach. Seafood cioppino did not have that seafood rich taste. The biscuit from the buttermilk fried chicken was dry and salty as we're accustomed to Nick's Laguna Beach's biscuit that's soft, moist and with a hint of sweetness. The grilled corn that came with the dish had a sour taste to it which suggested not fresh (of which may have caused a stomach ache). The shrimp taquitos were overdone.
The server almost spilled the cioppino bowl onto my husband's lap.
We were disappointed with our experience from this location. Laguna Beach has set the bar and we were hoping since it has the same menu to try another location and boy we learned our lesson.
Although Laguna Beach's location is small, the quality of food and service is stellar. We have been going to Nick's Laguna Beach for a while and it is one of our favorite places. Now, we are afraid to try a different location just to experience a different ambience. Feedback was provided to both servers but uncertain whether it got to where it needed to be heard. Thank you

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PeterC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That my picky child ate the entirety of his omelette, faster than anyone else,
said everything to me! Wait staff was great, just the right number of visits - we weren't kept waiting nor were they hovering. Food was plentiful, delicious and temperature just right. Short rib a little salty for my taste, but maybe was just me. Lowered blinds to cover morning direct sun. Other kid got to eat pan cakes leftover at home. Excellent value i was happy to apply toward tip!

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AmyT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food at Nick's is always consistently good. I don't think I have ever had a bad meal here. Service is always lovely and they have done a great job with the outdoor dining. Be sure to make a reservation. It fills up quickly.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife's favorite restaurant! Everything is always exceptionally good!

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vipFabFoodie
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a wonderful meal with a friend at Nick’s. The food was delicious and the service was great! I highly recommend dining at Nick’s. I will definitely be back!!!

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vipRedondoBeach
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great outdoor dining. Were graciously moved from a table that was close to the entrance of the restaurant where people where standing too close and talking too loudly for our table to talk comfortably. All was wonderful after that. Had the ribs and a wonderful vanilla sugar cake!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fish on fish sandwich very overcooked. Service is always excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

For this type of restaurant, 90 min dinning limit really killed the overall experience. We don’t even want to stay for dessert since waiter keeps pushing us to box up the food. Service is excellent if not for the time limit. Food quality is good but taste has missed out a little to achieve “wow”.

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vipCynthiaB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a consistent awesome dining experience every time!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always. Love their butter cake and ice cream

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DanT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like the restaurant, people and food. Big fans.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual!

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carolb
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, beautiful presentation and thoughtful service. I will be back.

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vipJillG
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed immediately upon arrival and made to feel welcome and appreciated by the entire staff. Sarah, our server, was professional and attentive to all of our special requests. Our breakfast items were beautifully presented and very tasty. We’ll definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere! Food menu is limited if you have an ultra picky guest. All in all great value for money in a beautiful place!

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vipPsr30
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a fun group gathering experience! The food was amazing! Staff was on point with everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. We had a reservation and they had us wait a bit. They apologized and were very nice. The service was wonderful and everyone their was accommodating and helpful. The butter cake was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frequent regularly. One of our faves!

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vipBefoodie
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My very selective mother (picky) enjoyed it so well, we returned the next day.
Service is fabulous ! One of the best dining experiences in Covid times I've had.

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vipRachelK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good, service is friendly. Menu could use a bit more creativity, but overall solid. Good for picky eaters, everyone can find something as this crowd pleaser.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girls and i loved this place! We came here for brunch and it was amazing!

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TCeeee
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's is our favorite breakfast spot! Sara is always wonderful to have as our server. She is always professional, fun and efficient. The Spanish Carajillo's are to die for....Nick please don't ever take these off the menu!!! : )

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was surprisingly not good and the menu was very poor. I wish the could have a better quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food at reasonable prices

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Martapat
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's never disappoints! We come back over and over again and we find the great quality of food and service they're famous for. With COVID, they have strict sanitizing protocols, which made us feel safer. We sat outside comfortably enjoying the ocean breeze. It felt like we were in one of the towns in Europe having dinner al fresco. The drinks and the fish were exquisite!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would’ve liked to have seen a different lunch menu. The lunch menu is the exact same as dinner menu! Too much food & too heavy of options for lunch so that was disappointing to be honest.
Food is great don't get me wrong but portions are just too much for lunch. I mean you do get what you pay for but was wanting something smaller portion wise

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vipCatD
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was great - service always amazing - fish was a bit salty so next time I will ask for light salt. Lemon CaKe surprisingly good - skinny margarita also a show stopper.

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Julie
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening to be eating out at Nicks our favorite place

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ArthurT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing, as well as the ambiance. We will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the service was slow for drinks and the check, the staff made up for and the food was amazing! Great first anniversary brunch.

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You can order delivery directly from Nick's Manhattan Beach using the Order Online button. Nick's Manhattan Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 545-7373.

Nick's Manhattan Beach is rated 4.8 stars by 1226 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.