Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse - Los Angeles

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dineLA – January 11-25 Join us for a $25 lunch and $59 dinner featuring Nick + Stef's favorites including Jumbo Lump Crab Cake and Oak-Grilled Petite Filet Mignon! RESERVE NOW

Celebrated by TimeOut National as one of the best Steakhouses in America, Nick + Stef's Steakhouse offers contemporary high-design showcasing a menu combining steakhouse tradition and culinary flair. Indulge in the expanded dry-aged prime steak options and fresh-catch seafood selections paired with a curated world-class wine list of over 500 labels.

Complimentary shuttle to STAPLES Center and The Music Center is available nightly.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Enjoy Valentine's Day with acclaimed dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and signature sides by Chef Megan Logan in the heart of Downtown LA. Nick _ Stef's Steakhouse has an onsite dry-aging room and offers the finest ingredients from USDA Prime steak, fresh seafood and inventive signature sides!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We went for Dine LA. I honestly just wasn’t that impressed. The “Gem Salad” I ordered had a funny taste. The New York steak was over-cooked on the outside and under- cooked on the inside. The au gratin potato side was delicious. Panna cotta dessert was mediocre. Service was okay. I guess I was just expecting more. Nothing special.

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating staff. Excellent service. The steaks were on point and the sides were very tasty. The vibe was more laid back than the usual steakhouse, but still very classy. 10/10 would recommend.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Came in at 5:30, nice and staff was great.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The atmosphere is not very nice. It’s almost like a setting for a pop up restaurant. For a steakhouse, it just didn’t feel lush. The steaks, for being dry aged for a certain amount of days was just not great. The beef didn’t have that melt in your mouth type of texture like other top quality cuts that I’ve had at other restaurants. The A5 wagyu was also not as tender and flavorful as I’ve had before. My husband got the sea bass and it was horrible. Texture was mushy and lacked flavor. Everything was just off. The salads and the fries were the only saving grace of the meal. The panna cotta was also on point.

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LR
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

We were in town and thought this would be a great place for a steak based on reviews. However, the food and sides were merely average at best. Service was very good but we were there for the food which wasn’t. We will never go back again or recommend it to others.

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S
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick & Stef's is our go-to place when we have a concert to attend or a play in DTLA. The food is very good as is the service. They are very good at asking if you are attending something after dinner and they pace your time there according to when you state you need to be somewhere. They pace your time, but never do you feel you are being rushed. They get it. It will continue to be our go-to DTLA pre-theater/concert place to dine.

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T
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All aspects of this restaurant were exceptional. Our reservation was in the system accurately; we were seating in a timely fashion by the host; our food was punctual and of the highest quality; and the ambiance was euphoric in essence. What made my visit transcend all expectations, however, were the people - specifically, my waiter and the manager. Unfortunately, I can't recall their names. Nonetheless, my memory of them will live on as they displayed a quality of service that went above and beyond what I could have ever hoped for. The purpose of my attendance was to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. I told the waiter, who then proceeded to employ of series of complementary services for the occasion, e.g. champagne and a celebratory dessert, all while providing proficient service overall. Moreover, the manager came to our table to check on us multiple times, rendering great conversation that fostered a feeling of unique care and attention that made our visit a night to remember, not just for the expected, conventional services, but for the small, often overlooked aspects of service as well. Thus, thanks again to both of them and the restaurant in its entirety for such an unforgettable experience! We'll be sure to recommend your establishment to all we know who are visiting the LA area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Engagement

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SA
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner, complete with a beautiful chocolate souffle dessert. Great service and a timely shuttle to the music center for the show. Thank you!

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were impeccable. The ambience was not all there but in all fairness there was development outside going on.

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B
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Both bar and restaurant! Poor Service. Poor attitude. Poor food. Poor ambience. Sizzler is friendlier and is actually a better value for better quality! Founder, Joaquim Splichal needs to buy it back to restore it's reputation and quality! There are too many other GREAT options now available on the burgeoning DTLA dining scene. Go elsewhere!

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j
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

It was good but for the price, I can find better. The experience of eating at a restaurant is a combination of good food, service, and price. So no matter how exceptional the food can be, if the price is too high for what you're getting or can get better elsewhere then your overall experience will be mediocre which is the experience at Nick & Stef.

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E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Cold cold cold had to wear our coats during dinner

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RS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

FROM START TO FINISH, AN EXCELLENT MEAL AT A RESTUARNT CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR THE LOS ANGELES MUSIC CEMTER.

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BM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was average and not worth the money. The steak wasn’t amazing or anything better than something from outback. The salad was good but it’s hard to mess that up. The mashed potatoes were not good they were bland and the Mac and cheese was a beechers knock off with French fried onions on top. The desert was a deconstructed version of any pies u can buy at a midwestern diner. Again nothing new or super good. The tables are so close together it’s hard to have any kind of conversation without you hearing the next table or them hearing you which makes it super awkward. Save ur money and try someplace else.

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SR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick + Stef's was the perfect date-night spot. We had the most amazing waiter who made the best recommendations for dinner. Can't wait to visit again!

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RL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

I've been to Nick & Stef over a dozen times in previous years and always loved it. This time we were really disappointed. The steak is still good (but not spectacular, like it once was there), and the servers were very polite. But the interior felt like a seedy 1970s cocktail lounge with formica tables and George Jetson chairs. They couldn't help the awful construction outside that requires you to walk through a plywood maze just to get to the door (which then gets you into the middle of the bar area, not into a reception area). So I will give them a pass on that which they can't control. But honestly, we were very disappointed overall in our experience, at least compared to our prior experiences. Dinner for four with a modestly-priced bottle of wine, cocktails, starters, steak and sides (no dessert) came to $500 before tip. Honestly, I'd rather have spent it at Flemings down the street. It makes me sad to write all this after numerous happy experiences there, but this is my honest sentiment after our dinner on Saturday the 29th.

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j
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming here, and it's great to go before an event at the Music Center or Staples Center because there's a shuttle. Park once, pay once. Aside from that, the food is yummy and the service is impeccable. I particularly enjoy Ludwig; he really cares that you're happy, plus he has a great sense of humor. I'm going back again and again!

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WC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

You have done an extremely poor job on helping people get in to the restaurant--especially since you are a venue for pre-theatre diners. t's hard enough to find you, much less then to have to climb those stairs. Better signage and directions to (what I later undersrtood was) an elevator would be helpful. Your prices are rather high considering how fast one must dine in a pre-theatre mode. With everything a la carte you turn out to be on the very high end of this kind of dining. My lamb was very tasty and very fat as well. that's not good style these days. My wife asked how many scallops would be on her plate, and this very nice waiter answered "about two". About?!! Turns out there were three. In either case a skimply offering at those prices. There are all kinds of executives walking around and not a lot of attention given.

Very skimpy single by the glass wine list.

Sorry.

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PS
Los Angeles
390 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steakhouse in downtown LA. No additional comments needed.

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Christmas Eve, place was fairly empty and yet the service was extremely slow. Waiter had his schtick which we heard over and over as he took orders at other tables.
The side orders were blasé, my Fois gras arrived as we were about to ask for to-go boxes, and it was way over cooked. Honestly, there are much better steak houses in this city. Third time is the last time we will dine here.

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s
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sons 16th Birthday it’s tradition to go to Nick & Stefs for the past 4 years. Love the food and ambiance

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R
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good food. But service was slow because they got the order wrong. Had to wait for the correct dish. Manager was very apologetic. Fortunately not in any hurry. So worked out OK

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SA
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had our Holiday Luncheon and the Server and Food was great

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DT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was a nice place, but we didn't see our server very much at all. We were not expecting the food to be inexpensive, but even for fine dining, the prices were very high. They were nice enough to give us a couple of small glasses of champaign for our anniversary, though.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dry aged beef is amazing. The waitstaff is top notch and they have a great wine selection.

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SE
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiters were all friendly and caring. Food was nice and fancy. We used this restaurant for business dinner. We shared three steaks, a salad, and two sides with five people, and that was just enough. The lighting was a little bit dark, but i think it's good for people who are looking for a fancy place.

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NT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my friend here for his birthday because we wanted to try dry aged steak. We can confidently say it was 1000% worth it. Dry age is amazing. Our server was very friendly and helped us picked out a steak since it was out first time. We got oysters, scallops, brussel sprouts, and the star of the show the Dry aged Tomahawk. The Tomahawk was carved tableside and presented on a nice cutting board. Everything was delicious!

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BF
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We were celebrating my sons 18th Birthday and has reservations. Felt like just because we were there with one child who was very well behaved. They say us at bad table and made us wait for. While and were rude. Will not go back

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I celebrated our one year anniversary here and had an amazing time. Our hostess, waitress, and the manager all wished us happy anniversary and brought us out a free glass of champagne. The food was excellent and the ambiance was incredible. We went to the LA Philharmonic afterwards and the restaurant had a shuttle that took us to the music center. I would definitely dine here again and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great place to eat downtown, especially before an event at either the music center or Staples Center (they have a shuttle that will take you there too).

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N
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I wanted to like Nick + Stef's Steakhouse and I did, for the most part. Our waiter was excellent; attentive but not intrusive. The signature martini was excellent and after some confusion on whether or not I had actually finished my martini, he brought me a complimentary one. The cheese popovers are also nice touch. The Caesar Salad, assembled at the table, was very good. We ordered the tomahawk rib chop medium rare which was more medium rare. The sweet potato fries with crispy ginger and cilantro were okay. The dining room was louder than I expected with some groups possibly celebrating the holidays.

Overall, it was a good experience but there are other steakhouses I would rather go back to or new ones to try.

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S
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again Nick and Stef's was our go to spot before an event. And once again they did not let us down. The service is always good and the food even better! We'll certainly be back.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back to Nick and Stephs a second time. Excellent as always. Worth every dime in my opinion. My service is always excellent. I love the ambience, the contemporary atmosphere of the restaurant just feels relaxing and luxurious.

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CK
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was amazing! Really enjoyed the hospitality from every member of the team!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice service!

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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Huge disappointment, we had a reservation for a booth and made sure on the reservation we put down birthday, when the restaurant called a day before to confirm, I reminded them about the birthday. when we got to the restaurant, I reminded the hostess it was for a birthday again. they did not have a booth, one of the manager promised us the next open booth, but another manager gave the table away to a party came after us. when we asked him about it, he said he did not give us the table, another manager gave it to us, and it's not his problem.

we eventually sat down after 35 minutes (with reservation), they brought out a couple of seafood appetizers for us, did not ask first, some of us did not eat seafood. nice gesture, but we rather be seated on time.

After reminding them three times about the birthday, they did absolutely nothing, we had to apologise to our guests for not having done anything for the special occasion. and by the way, the restaurant had the audacity to charge us 3% for service charge (not part of tip).

The steak itself was very good, we had dry aged bone in ribeye, dry aged New York, and filet, but we will not be back. we will not recommend Nick & Stef to anyone unless you are looking for aggravation and disappointments.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Had to send back steak twice, once for being very overdone, and once for being under cooked. Friend finishes entire dinner before I could start eating mine due to the delay.

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KM
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time at Nick & Stef’s. We went specifically wanting a steak. We both had the Wagyu ribeye (by recommendation). It was good. A smoke flavor if you like that, but not particularly very flavorful beyond that. We have had other wagyu that was better.

We loved the Gratin potatoes and the mixed mushrooms. We both started with salads which were HUGE. they were good but again, not special or outstanding.

The service was excellent, as you should expect from the restaurant. Parking in the Wells Fargo structure was convenient and they validate.

Overall, there we no complaints about N & S, but nothing really stood out for us to say we HAVE to go back.

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B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Waiter was incredible. He was funny, gave great recommendations for appetizers and steaks.

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KK
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My date and I grabbed a bite to eat before heading to the Philharmonic. The restaurant was lovely and the wine selection was divine.

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