Nick's on 2nd

4.8
1232 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list in an upscale yet casual environment. Our intimate restaurant features a chic island bar, walls of glass and a spacious covered 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1232 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJess
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Naomi took great care of us. Always a great time at Nicks. Definitely our once a week trip!

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Emmajean
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Love the outdoor seating. Cocktails were good and the Thai salad was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience2

I’m stunned at the experience from yesterday I love Nicks couldn’t wait to move back to LA so I could dine here. Well there was flies all over I spent majority of my time there fanning them away or making every unsuccessful attempt in doing so several employees saw us fanning them no one walked over to see how could they assist.
The food I am soooo disappointed the fried deviled eggs weren’t seasoned, and they were cold and tough
The shrimp taquitos which are normally to die for were dry and had no seasoning
The salad and “rib eye” was also gross cold and lacked seasoning as well. Not sure what happened besides Covid I’m just disappointed my first meal back home and it was not worth what we paid.
The server I asked for a Diet Coke every single time I saw him because he failed to bring it several times I asked for A1 sauce to jazz up the steak he forgot about that I asked for the check he said ok left for a long time came over took someone’s order left again I mentioned my meter was almost up 2 hrs and it was terrible I will not visit this location ever again I usually get the butter cake but I feared that would be disappointing as well I didn’t need that.

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vipfoodie
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect setting for us to get together. Our server was great!

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vipKathyL
Atlanta
94 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great service; just okay food.

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JanL
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at Nicks. Waiter was GREAT!

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KELVINB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribs were the bomb! The Cajun (halibut) fish sandwich was wonderful as well.... we'll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good friends visiting. I live. Ickes on 2nd I eat there often as I live in Belmont..always 5 stars 😊

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SuzanneK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was wonderful until two people arrived and starting talking in very high-pitched tones. I could hear them down the street, laughing uproariously. Now I am a person who likes to laugh and enjoy my company, but this was outrageous. Her voice was so loud you could hear every word that came out of her mouth. I do not know what they can do about people who are so self-centered and obnoxious, people who disrupt the ambiance of what started as a very nice lunch. She is the type of person who thinks she is charming and funny and wants to share her stage presence with everyone in the establishment. Her friend was much quieter, but she needed a muzzle. We were two tables down and she crushed the voice across from me out. I do think it is acceptable for a server or concierge to gently ask her to lower her voice; she is disturbing others. God it spoiled everything else, the food was delicious, but I will gut check myself before doing it again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great

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edithj
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan, Hanna and food was delicious. Tuna tartare amazing, steaks flavorful and just the right temperature. My sister in law loved th e deviled eggs .

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ANM90
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about nicks on 2nd great customer service and the food was excellent

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ladyengineer
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing as usual, and so was the service. We were seated outside on 2nd street side and that was a bit noisy.

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Bobt3453
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, steak melts in your mouth! Also baby back ribs were to die for! staff was great! Serve time a little long…but ok! Don’t leave without Buttercream cake!!! Amazing!!!

JP
JP75
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was definitely different and not as good as usual. New chef maybe?

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vipSTEVENandJOHN
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal and great service from Sydney seated at the bar. Food is always perfect and Team Nicks is always incredible!

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Lina
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Would definitely keep coming back

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vipDaniel
Los Angeles
204 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our Long Beach destinations. Today was extremely loud but the food was very good. Will be back soon.

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LisaF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and lunch was fabulous. The music was too loud but they adjusted it for us.
We always love Nicks on 2nd.

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BrentG
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Will defiantly return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Nicks. Great food amazing service.

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ChrisC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've never had a bad meal at any of Nick's locations. The wait staff is consistently friendly, accommodating and pleasant.

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vipWendy
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food and great service at very reasonable prices! One of us had the filet, the other the seabass. Both way better than we’ve had lately at a much higher price. Our server, Anthony, was also terrific; friendly and responsive without hovering. We had a great time!

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vipSTEVENandJOHN
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and the service, as always, was incredible. The new Nick’s menu items are a must taste … the roasted chicken is just amazing.

Enjoy your time at Nick’s at the bar top seating area for a great welcome back to normality!! Enjoy!

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vipSouthBayAce
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a quieter ambience, ask for outside seating.

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MFie
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding, wine selection is good and the service was outstanding. Thank you all!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

32nd Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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KathyD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

4 stars for service bc our server disappeared about the time we finished our meal and finally someone else noticed & cleared our plates. Maybe her shift was ended???

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DonnaM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Server was great, and the restaurant has a nice vibe. However, the seared sea bass at $35 was wildly overpriced, as it was not seared, had no flavor and was plopped on a plate with spinach that had entirely too much garlic and was inedible. The mashed potatoes were ok. The veggie burger tasted like sawdust. Really, the cooking was appalling, and I have always enjoyed this place in the past. New chef, perhaps?

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Tina
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are fantastic. Always an enjoyable experience!

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vipJess
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak is amazing, as always. Andy was amazing as well. We literally went here two days in a row this week, that’s how good it is. Definitely our once a week trip.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch and we were not disappointed. I had chicken and waffles. As you can see by the picture it is quite large and very good. Both the chicken and waffles are crispy and very tasty!

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TerriE
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Definitely going back again to try different food items and drinks.

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RashmiM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at our reservation time and were seated promptly. Food, service were all terrific!

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vipEMW1
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! Can’t beat the fish sandwich, the Mac & cheese, and the bistro salad, but all of their food is amazing. Save room for the butter cake!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely time as always at Nick’s. I mean, butter cake. IYKYK

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vipDickG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service always outstanding. It was more quiet than usual so we could hear each other talk; probably because it was lunchtime and the bar was not crowded.

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vipFoodieButGoodie
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome and love the food consistency. Back to full capacity so it’s nice reservations are back as well

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vipLocalLBCouple
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

We had been regular customers to Nick’s pre-covid. This was our first time back in 14 months. We used to eat there 4-6 x’s/mo. Although they were ALWAYS packed (no 6’ distancing) during reduced service, they now need to charge $15 for corkage fee. The first bottle used to be free. When we questioned this, the manager didn’t even have the manners to come discuss this with us but had the new waiter tell us. Yes, the food/wait staff are good. But we have other options on 2nd St and will now frequent those restaurants instead. Poor treatment of local/loyal patrons.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nick's on 2nd using the Order Online button. Nick's on 2nd also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 856-9000.

Nick's on 2nd is rated 4.8 stars by 1232 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.