Nick's on 2nd

4.8
674 reviews
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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 Belmont Shores on 2nd Street. 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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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We absolutely LOVE the food and the ambience at Nicks. The sea bass is cooked to buttery flaky perfection it’s some of the best I have ever had. The hustle and people watching on 2nd is perfect for a warm summer night. The servers were fair and honestly a little negligent. She was attentive enough to request our drink orders but when we needed a few minutes to decide she pretty much forgot about us for the next 10 minutes. Then took our drink and appetizer order and disappeared for an hour. In between we had a few staff take our requests for more bread and another drink. Fortunately we were enjoying the company of friends but I must say it was a bit off putting. Fortunately it didn’t sour our desire to return but we truly hope this is not a trend.

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

It is too noisy in there...I would not consider that energetic. Maybe I am getting old, but we are the ones with the money.

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C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased food and service was great

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TD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a leisure dinner for me, my wife, and our 20-something son. Food was great - both in terms of quality and presentation. Service was attentive, never intrusive. No issue with the noise level as we were able to carry on our normal conversations. Overall, highly recommend Nick's on 2nd!

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DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Nick's! The food is always delicious and the service couldn't be better; we always enjoy our night out at Nick's although it is not often enough. Thank you!

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SZ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience. Our server Jocelyn was fantastic as well as the food and drinks. Highly recommend.

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LL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with a great atmosphere and service

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OT
Los Angeles
107 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of 6 celebrated a college grad and a 60th Birthday. The service is tops and the food excellent! Josalyn and Emily were fantastic! One of our favorite places as they are always consistent with great food and service! Loved the El Hefe Burrito, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Omar’s Skillet and the Warm Butter Cake and Lemon cake both a must share! Brought our champagne and they do not charge for first bottle uncorking. Highly recommend and can’t wait to go back. Will definitely get Fried Chicken and Waffles next time! The staff was very attentive and made it a great celebration catering to our needs. They even gave the two guests of honor a nice signed note card for their special occasion! Nice touch!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mid morning reservations. We were seated quickly. Ordered better than Baileys coffees. A truly decadent start to our day. Great menu options. My wife had the California omelette and I had Rosendo’s Chilaquiles. She gives her omelette 5 stars. The Chilaquiles was honestly, the best I’ve ever had. I would highly recommend trying out Nick’s if in the Long Beach area.

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MI
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the drinks were on point as well. The server was very attentive. Will definitely come back.

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c
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service. ............... and great food.

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P
Los Angeles
128 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my good friend s birthday and we had a delicious Thai salad and wine. We sat outside and it was lovely and gave us time to catch up.

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BN
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had excellent service and a sweet extra touch with birthday cards for both of us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the fried deviled eggs and asparagus fries as an appetizer. Very good. But possibly the best cake I’ve had in my life for dessert - the warm butter cake! Don’t miss it!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was beyond excellent. The food portions were big and flavorful.

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EF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoors patio if you can get it. Lunch is better in terms of noise, dinner can be quite noisy, but food is always good as is the service. Reservations are a must or expect a lengthy wait time, especially on a weekend. Ladies, one note. If you are looking to touch up your makeup in the ladies room, the ambiance is quite dark.

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OT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found Nick’s on TripAdvisor as #1 in Long Beach. So true! Fantastic food, superb service - Andy was just so helpful and thoughtful. There is outdoor dining as well as indoor. We were impressed with every dish we ordered. Don’t normally get dessert but the warm butter cake was to die for! Make sure you visit Nick’s when you are in Long Beach.

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CH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable as always

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TH
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was outstanding. She did a great job even though we walked in 15 minutes before the kitchen closed

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B
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome as usual.... second time this week I ate there

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my brothers birthday. We planned to have drinks and dessert. In the past we have waited for a seat at the bar. This time we made reservations and were still able to sit in the bar area! Score! The vibe is casual chic and there is good music playing in the background. Service was fast and not over the top. We loved the Bacon Devil Eggs, Shrimp Egg Rolls and the Butter Cake is to die for. Cheers.

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MP
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the chilaquines breakfast dish. The sauce was homemade, delicate but packed with flavor. Service was impeccable.

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J
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for our wedding anniversary dinner and had such a lovely experience. Food and service was fantastic! Free corkage for first bottle of wine!!! After dinner they gave us a sweet card to wish us a happy anniversary, it was very thoughtful.

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S
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A class act. Top notch food and service. No corkage fee, a big plus, since liquor usually amounts to half the bill. Make a reservation, otherwise be prepared to wait.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was top shelf!

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MS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Doug, our server, was great! We were celebrating, the food service and atmosphere was really nice, great dining experience.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Have dined at Nicks in Laguna before but first time at this location. Fish was over cooked and some of the dishes that I have had at the other location were not as good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came to Nick’s 3 years ago and told myself if I were ever back in Long Beach I’d come again. My husband and I were in Belmont Shore for our honeymoon and came by. The food and service was incredible, and we were seated immediately upon arrival. The restaurant was quite loud, and we had to sit on the same side of the table to hear each other. I would’ve liked for the music to be turned down, as it was competing with the clamor of the bar patrons.

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CL
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

STOP❤
Thank you for not scrolling, and simply click and book a reservation!

Who doesnt want a great date night, delicious drinks, food, and dessert? You wont regret it. My girlfriend and I had a date night here and trust me, every part of the experience, from the staff, to the food and simply the cleanliness of the restaurant was great.

Nothing disappointed us, we finished every bit of food and down to the last sip of our drinks. I reccomend the lemonade cocktail, and shrimp taquitos if you're just enjoying your time out and arent super hungry. Don't pass up this gem, I promise you'll be back❤

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PS
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!! Every time we enjoy!

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AN
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall a decent experience, food was good, but expected something a bit more special, it felt a little casual. The waitress had a lookout by our table and asked almost after every bite how was it. Its good to take care of your table but a little less is enough. Would visit again tho.

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Boise
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food & service! We celebrated our anniversary and the staff even gave us a signed card. Can’t say enough great things about the place!

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RG
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always look forward to going to Nick's on 2nd.They never disappoint on all levels

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess was super accommodating since I had a stroller. Our waitress was warm and so sweet. Our food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch from start to finish.

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JF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and the wait staff so very professional and attentive. I would eat there again. The best food on the table was the spinach dip appetizer and the buttermilk fried chicken. The ribs were OK and the Petite Filet was cooked just right and flavorful. Great ambiance and we sat outside which I would prefer again in the future. We noted that it was nice having the music on in the background but it was not blasting.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Nick's on 2nd....our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Would normally give Nicks 5 stars...but this dining event did not meet the expectations or come close to our previous experiences at this restaurant. Took my hubby here for dinner on Fathers Day! I know its a busy day, but our reservation was at 4pm. We were seated outside, weather was beautiful but the table was full sun. Ordered champagne and wine. My husband loved the chicken and gravy. The sea bass was delicious......although, The portion of fish was very small and the baked potato was room temperature. Who wants to endure the calories of a baked potato if its not hot and delicious! Our waitress went on break, and another waitress was covering, therefore, no one was around for me to send advise the waitress about the potatountil I was almost finished with my meal. They did bring me a potato after we were finished eating.....but would've been nice to have it hot with the meal. Seemed like we spent more time waiting for fresh food to come out then we should have had to. Overall we had a nice time, but annoyed with the unpleasant experience.

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AS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, ambience and drinks. A great experience everytime.

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SD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Celebrating our anniversary. Our server Hannah was very attentive as were all the staff who checked in regularly. Enjoyed our dinner. Just wish it wasn’t so noisy. It made conversation difficult at times.

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BM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Nick's which is consistently good in both service and quality. Best restaurant in Long Beach.

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S
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love nicks -the food and drinks/ wine are the best! And consistently excellent service. But the noise level oooooh way too noisy.

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