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Nina

4.1
647 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

Nina, located in a vintage 1800’s storefront in downtown Middletown, has become one of Orange County’s most beloved restaurants. With cozy brick walls and burnished tin ceiling the sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere is reminiscent of New York City's Soho. Chef Franz’s innovative international cuisine has received accolades from customers and critics alike. Nina is listed in Zagat Surveys Top US Restaurants 2009 Survey, and has received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator in 2007 & 2008. Nina has also received the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award. Dine at Nina and enjoy award winning cuisine, fabulous wines and spirits and friendly unpretentious service, in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(845) 344-6800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Franz Brendle
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Private party facilities
Our Private Dining Room can accomodate up to 60 Guests. Prix Fixe menus are available for Lunch and Dinner.
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Private party contact
Franz Brendle: (845) 344-6800
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Catering
Please inquire for details.
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Cross street
Canal Street
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Parking details
Convenient public parking is located both across the street from the restaurant and directly behind the restaurant. Parking on street is also available
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

This was our second time. First time was a disaster .This time food was delish. Service was something to be desired . We never got bread , had to ask. Butter was soft, asked for different butter,came out same . Waiter never came to check on us, had to call for him as he swung past us. We actually had to ask a different waiter for another glass of wine. I think they ran out of tins to wrap food, he actually put our fish in a soup container.Not sure if we would visit again.😕

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

Very good upscale food and nice ambiance. Staff very attentive.

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cigar1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

Exceptional service with great choices of food. Will return again!

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phillippi (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 4, 2017

amazing food, hilarious waiter, had a great tie

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vipHurleygirl (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

I've eaten there before and have been satisfied. This time we were in a very uncomfortably warm table in the corner. The restaurant was not busy this night and yet they could not get the temperature regulated to the comfort of the diners. The food was OK except the rack of lamb was not very good. Didn't seemed grilled, more like potted meat. Not cooked properly.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day dinner was excellent!

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Peepsfreak (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 2, 2017

Our party of four had a delicious dinner with cocktails, appetizers and entrees. We had a mix of menu items and the daily specials. The portion sizes were generous and our food delicious. I can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on April 23, 2017

Service was very slow. The food was ok. I Expected a higher quality experience given the reputation and price point.

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SirSlick (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 20, 2017

Excellent all around restaurant food was delicious and staff was very accommodating. place was terrific will return again.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 19, 2017

The food did not taste like was so basically it was good quality food

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

Great atmosphere; wonderful food; friendly and efficient service!

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Dale (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 12, 2017

We loved the calamari and the Osso Buco . However, were disappointed with the Caesar Salad. There was no Romaine Lettuce in it, only iceberg lettuce. Always order Caesar when we are out and did expect to find Romaine in it. Otherwise food and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 15, 2017

Went during restaurant week. Food was delicious. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 10, 2017

Restaurant week selections. Great oysters (not on special menu, but we were accommodated)
Mushroom soup really unique; codfish dish excellent; linguine dish OK at best, barely moist, no discernible sauce; added grated cheese; took it home and served leftover with a nice bolognese sauce (much better). Desserts were good (chocolate mousse and creme brûlée). Waiter was very professional, knew his stuff. Being Lent and a Friday night I wish there were a couple other non-meat selections. We love Nina's, have dined there several times.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

As always, the meal was excellent, the service was top notch and I had a wonderful time!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

Very good as always. Food, atmosphere, service are all very good to excellent. A little pricey for the area, but well worth it.

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Law5Ref (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 20, 2017

The food was decent, but the appetizers took too long to arrive.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

Great place to dine for a special occasion or just a fun night out. Excellent food, service and ambiance!

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Richard (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

I've been to ninas last year on Valentine's Day and was very impressed it had a full menu the food was great and couldn't ask for a better experience on that special occasion. This year we went to ninas and was not impressed at all the service felt rushed, we ordered everything all at once it was a set menu with four appetizers and four entrees in which i would of liked something else it had a set price at 59$ which was reasonable the portion size were very small and they included the gratuity in the check. To spend 150$ on a special occasion on Valentine's Day I was hoping for better all around. we looked at ninas as our Valentine's Day spot and next year we will find somewhere else

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Connoisseur (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Delicious meal, prepared perfectly coupled with outstanding service!!

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jecruz (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2017

Absolutely delicious food and a great casual vibe. You can dress up or dress down and either way you fit right in. Definitely becoming a favorite place. Nice looking bar and lounge area that I will be visiting next.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

Awesome experience. Definitely worth experiencing this awesome restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2017

Stellar brunch as usual

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2017

Quality of food is exceptional and one of our favorite places to eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Hudson Valley. We especially enjoy breakfast and lunch on the weekends.

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Krippy (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2017

Great decor! Food and service was good too! Met a friend for lunch and didn't feel rushed even after we paid the check.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2017

Food was very good, nice selection of beer, whisky and wine. Nice venue.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2017

We met with friends for a Jan 1st brunch and were stunned by the ambiance,
Should they have done a thorough background check on us they couldn't have come up with a better fitting playlist (European standards).
Great service (kitchen rather slow, but on Jan. 1st, we ought to give them a pass)
we loved the brunch selection, tried omelets and sandwiches, salmon salad, fresh flavorful fruits, we left nothing on those plates.
Ah, and good coffee too. Will go back as often as we'll be in town.

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LCAs (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

First time going out on Christmas Eve. Thought it would be nice to go to a local restaurant. Last two times we were there the service unfortunately was not the best. Food has also not been consistently good. Wanted to give them another chance. Again, we really like to support or local businesses.

Once waitress was informed of our presence (15 minutes passed) menus and drink offerings were made. I love the ambiance but unfortunately cannot recommend due to poor service. Food was good but for what was spent I expected a bit more.

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NARyan (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Just a good go-to local restaurant with consistently good food. Love the bar too!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

We had a wonderful experience. We loved our table location our wine and cocktails were excellent. We all enjoyed our entrees, beautiful presentation and delicious we will definitely return

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