Nick's Manhattan Beach

4.8
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$30 and under
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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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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JB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to San Clemente location, similar menus. Service was excellant always refilling water and picking up finished plates. The food was wonderful had the buttermilk fried chicken, 2 boneless breasts with potatoes and biscuit covered in gravy. Desert was hot fudge sundae, large with lots of whipped cream and a crunchy crumbled cookie. Finished the evening with 1 ounce of Pappy Van Winkle 12 yo Bourbon. Was a great evening with ample parking across street in public lot.

VK
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waffles EVER! The fruit was incredible and loved, loved, loved the orange muffin! Can’t wait to go back.

S
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service at Nick's. Never disappointed. The service was also awesome, thanks Greg!

LO
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love Nick's! My only complaint is that we are always seated outside even when we have a reservation. How doh you get to be seated inside?

DJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service have always been excellent. It's our "go to" place, if we can get a reservation. It's always busy

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice service

CT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

First time I experienced average service. All other visits service was outstanding

D
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a dependable date night spot....and free corkage on the first bottle. We love it!

D
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service outstanding food and. Dnink alway!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from service to the food was amazing

P
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy going to Nick's. And I order the same thing every time because their Prime Rib Dip is out of this world. Highly recommend!

DJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service - very attentive. Delicious food.

VH
Los Angeles
168 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service at Nick's great. I am bummed that their brunch is not open during the week as I think they would have a brisk business. My friend had the fried chicken with waffles. It was helpful that the sausage gravy was on the side...though he used it all. I had the basic cafe breakfast, done perfectly. During the day the inside is cozy but the patio is nice for the fresh air and people watching...

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great experience!

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually eat at one of the restaurants on Manhattan Beach Blvd. Unfortunately they serve typical bar food. Nothing great. We wanted a better meal and ambiance. So glad we found Nick’s on Open Table! The restaurant is very nice and a great vibe. Server was outstanding. Food was melt in your mouth great with a very nice presentation. But the best part was the manager, Jackie’s above and beyond help. I received a phone call about an hour after I left. I had left behind without knowing a very expensive fur Burberry cashmere scarf! She found it under the table but didn’t stop there. She found out through Open Table my name and number. She called me with the news. I was overjoyed at her above and beyond work in finding me. Most people would have left it in lost and found or even sadly kept it. Thank you so much to Jackie and Nick’s and Open Table! ❤️❤️❤️

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! Servers, Cesar and Cheyenne, were awesome. Thank you!

TR
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food at reasonable price.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

65th Birthday

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and never disappoints!!!

L
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious every time. Nice staff. Busy lunch crowd.

F
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation and were seated promptly. Our server came over right away to take drink orders. Drinks arrived in a timely manner and then our food. Everything was delicious!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and service. The only issue we had was it was my wife’s birthday and they gave her a card instead of maybe a brownie? Even Denny’s gives you a cupcake.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about Nicks!

GB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our evening at Nick's Manhattan Beach was a wonderful evening. The service staff and the food were very good. We chose varied appetizers (Deviled Eggs and Tuna tar-tar) as well as each of us selecting different entrees that enable us to sample freely. The rack of ribs was excellent, meat falling off the bone. The meat loaf was also excellent, with a tasty glaze and lots of savory vegetables accompanying it. Even the Chicken/Kale salad was quite enjoyable, and I am typically not a big Kale fan. We topped off our meal with the fantastic Butter Cake and cappuccinos all around.
What a finish!
The only negative we experienced in the evening was that we were initially seated on the outdoor patio, and even though it was enclosed with thick tarp walls with many space heaters available, it was a windy evening and a cold breeze wafted under the tarps and proved to make the table uncomfortable. The wait staff readily accommodated our request for a better location away from the outer edges of the patio more directly under the space heater, and we happily enjoyed the remainder of our evening.

DS
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have since moved from CA. While living in the South Bay, Nicks was always a go to spot with friends to have good food and great service. It still is!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The patio is not heated enough. There were plenty of 2 tops inside we could have been seated at.

LT
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spicy Thai salad is always a favorite of mine at lunch. Service was excellent and overall experience wonderful.

JW
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the booking with the request for patio seating, the lack of corkage on our very nice bottle of Chardonnay, to the attitude and service, we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Our cocktails, deviled eggs appetizer, Bistro plate ( perfect size for us ladies) and entrees for our two guys - the evening was perfect. We are regulars of Nick’s and this just reaffirmed that it’s about the best in the Beach Cities!

KC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's is my new favorite place! The bar is lively but not overcrowded. Everything I've had on the menu has been delicious . The service is what makes this place stand out.

P
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole (from the Pasadena site) provided EXCELLENT customer service!!! She was awesome!

S
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have gone multiple times. This time food and service were good but it’s the new fall menu. Also, there was a couple of tables that were extreme loud and pretty vulgar.

P
Los Angeles
141 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had a delicious lunch and love Manhattan Beach so we ll return again

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service... next time on the patio... cool bar area too!

JG
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch experience couldn’t have been any better! We were greeted by our server, Sarah, who is the perfect combination of friendly and efficient. Our 5 different dishes were all beautifully plated and the perfect temperature. Sarah was always there to anticipate our needs. We love the wide range of choices.

MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! I had the cheeseburger. Very tasty! Love Nicks!

DM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Husband’s bday. We both had Seabass. Kids had other entree’s. Everything was very good!!!! Very good Seabass, sautéed spinach was delicious and I requested a baked potato instead of mashed potatoes. The music was a little loud and it was cold inside because they had the doors to the patio open. But service was terrific and overall it was great.

SF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Also a nice treat. Great food, atmosphere and staff.

MN
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

They asked me over the online reservation if there is any special occasion. We were celebrating birthdays for two of our family members. The waitress said happy birthday at the beginning but nothing more. I was expecting a little bit more, like a cup cake. Why do they ask in the process of reservation. We kind of had some expectations because they asked.

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A Gr8 place and you can sit outside. AGr8 value with a Gr8 corkage policy!!
A definite repeat experience... Brought an 'out of town' couple who loved it!!

S
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Quality of food is always excellent and we have visited other Nick's as well. Good service, not quite as attentive as we have had in the past. Ambiance is excellent, inside and out. We'll be back.