Nick's on 2nd

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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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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have been to Nick’s on Second before. However, we never had an experience like last night. We had an open table reservation for 6:00 p.m. by 6:20 they told us at least 3-4 times that “our table “ wasn’t ready because the customers had already paid their tab but were “just sitting there”. By 6:30 I was asking the staff about our table and said it really didn’t matter if “our table” was ready or not, we had a reservation for 6:00p.m. So then we were told they had overbooked 6:00p.m. And were “behind” even though we saw them seating several other parties of two. Finally,at 6:35, they seated us in there outdoor area which has plastic for walls to the outside, with heat lamps, not desirable on a chilly January eve. I complained. They asked if we’d like a table inside which of course we did. So we again waited while they found a table inside. By now it’s 45 minutes after our reservation time. They did provide 2 appetizers on the house which was gracious but not worth the aggravation for sure!

L
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We dined on the side patio where folks at the next table were very loud, disturbing our anniversary dinner. We both had the cioppino which was excellent.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!

D
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can count on Nick’s on 2nd Street to never disappoint. The food and service were stellar. Both Nick’s and South of Nick’s are consistent for a memorable evening.

P
Los Angeles
140 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I love Nick s and enjoyed our lunch. We appreciated our server and will return.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice evening. Food was good, but wish they had a grilled chicken breast dish. Fun atmosphere, but a bit too loud, difficult to converse without considerably raising voice.

NK
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Jacob, was great. He knew the food and was very attentive. Love the food! Always a treat to take out clients there for lunch.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were WONDERFUL!!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We overall had a great experience and have never eaten here for breakfast. We have had dinner, appetizers, drinks and the infamous butter cake many times. Everyone loved their breakfast except for me. I ordered the breakfast burrito and added chorizo. It seriously was the most bland breakfast burrito I have ever eaten. I couldn’t taste the potatoes or anything in it. It was like an egg mush. I ate about 1/4 of it and I ate everyone else’s left overs because I was hungry.
I brought it home and I could only finish it by smothering it with sour cream and hot sauce from my fridge. Either get rid of it on your menu or make it more chunky and flavorful. So disappointed it was fricking 18 dollars!! What a joke. I can go to Umberto’s and pay 5 bucks for a quality, authentic breakfast burrito. Come on Nick’s you can do way better.

VW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious I've always had a perfect meal... one of my favorite places in Long Beach

AV
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Our first time at Nick’s. The food and drinks were good, service was good and we were taken to our table on time. The food is a bit pricey, didn’t care much for the grilled artichokes, had a hard time eating it while talking and for the price it wasn’t much to eat. Other than that the food was good, the spicy Thai salad was amazing, the asparagus fries were really good. The butter cake was to die for. Overall good experience. Would appreciate more vegetarian options.

FB
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast and great price! Love the atmosphere and staff

CG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great Service & Great Food!

LB
24 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drinks. Lively atmosphere and our server Sydney was terrific. Although we were just visiting we would go back if we are in Long Beach again.

N
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here many times and it’s always enjoyable. The food and service are both great. The ciopino is my favorite dish hands down and go to Nick’s just for that.

F
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch. Great service, unhurried but attentive. Prime rib sandwich and crispy chicken sandwich, warm butter cake for dessert, deviled eggs to start. Will definitely be back!

r
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent , service is always great!! I would recommend this place .

A
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers were awesome. We had the soup of the day which was clam chowder, the deviled eggs, and spinach and artichoke dip. Their service was just as good as their food.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was my boyfriends BDay. We had a great time. The food was great the service was great & the dessert & BDay card really made for a fantastic evening.

OT
Cancun
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, high quality ingredients and lovely atmosphere. Our waitress (Esther) was amazing, professional, friendly, and very attentive. Five stars. We are definitely coming back.

JG
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great friendly service

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

I really like Nicks but on this occasion we sat outside in the covered patio area where the noise level became overly distracting and intrusive. A family with a 2 year old sat 3 tables to one end of us and another family with several young children sat to the other end. The 2 year old gave an ongoing outpouring of high-pitched screams throughout the meal. And the young children also disrupted with screams on many occasions. This constant noise from both ends of the patio infiltrated and confronted our dining experience making the overall balance of the experience unpleasant.

CR
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's on 2nd is our go-to place when we want a nice lunch, a mid-afternoon cocktail, or dinner. It never disappoints. The service consistently exceeds expectations, the food spot-on, and the vibe is friendly and unstuffy. A bit pricey for casual Long Beach, but worth it.

PA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love Nick's and I made a reservation at least a month and a half before Christmas Eve. The latest reservation we could get was a 5:45pm. We were seated promptly but were put at a table on the patio where it was very cold. The temperature has been in the 40s and we were pretty cold. My husband had to move his seat to get away from the draft coming in. The food was incredible as was the service but I wish we would have been able to have a table inside.

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy it there. It was my birthday and I wanted to eat inside and had a reservation for 2:30 pm on a Friday. They sat us outside which I did not want. I was disappointed because I wanted to eat inside because I was feeling cold. I would have to wait 25 minutes for an inside table. Maybe open table might add a section for inside/outside tables.
Thank you

MP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sat on the patioNoise level was excellent – we were a bit chilly at the enclosed area by the corner where the draft was coming in. They were so kind as to seal it completely.

r
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Service as always.

DG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service and environment. Very noisy even in a booth.

L
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were wonderful at Nick’s on 2nd.

Temperature in the restaurant was a bit warm.

CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicks on 2nd is my absolute favorite go to restaurant in Long Beach. Great service and great consistent food.

g
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Highly recommended for brunch (if you can find parking)!

o
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nick's is just the best. The food is always so surprisingly good and memorable (beautiful presentation) we keep coming back! Also very reasonably priced. Their corkage policy is the BEST!

BJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had to wait 30 minutes even though we were on time for our reservation. Other than that, experience was great.

CM
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience - service was friendly and efficient. Only negative to us was the noise level but it’s always noisy inside there.

D
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and Excellent service.

S
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Cream of French Onion soup - really tasted like onion gravy.
Mac and cheese - too spicy
Good waiter.
Very dark in the booth areas that are not near windows. It seems to be a very limited menu. It would be great to serve breakfast later than 12:00 on weekends.

FB
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Always love eating here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Great staff. And food is always great!

DD
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding! Service is impeccable... not much else to say. If you’re lucky enough to dine in the winter the meatloaf... the meatloaf... enough to share and delectable. Dessert is butter cake goodness. You’ll want to bathe in it ;)

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is always great. Reservations make it even better. The rib eye melt is the a great go to! I would recommend Nick’s for any occasion as long as it not a large party.

BB
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice wait staff who went out of their way to be accommodating. Good fish. It was very noisy but we were there on a Saturday night.