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Nick's on Madison, Seattle, WA

Nick's on Madison

4.9
4.9
454 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located just outside of the Arboretum on Madison Street. Nick’s on Madison is your favorite neighborhood spot for casual sophistication. Seasonal dishes, draft beer, wines and craft cocktails. Follow us on Instagram @nicks_on_madison


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 900-7960
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Madison Valley
  • Cross street
    Lake Washington Boulevard
  • Parking details
    Ample street parking with a small free lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 454 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Value

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Contemporary American

  • Seattle

    Best Overall

  • Seattle

    Best Service

  • Seattle

    Best Ambiance

  • Seattle

    Best Value

  • Seattle

    Neighborhood gem

  • Seattle

    Contemporary American

454 Reviews
  1. Person

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Normally I never let this bother me, but I was not impressed with the seating location, really made it feel like we weren’t actually in the restaurant and were an afterthought. The food was good. The service was initially way too fast, to the point where they had taken away our entrees within 30 minutes of being sat, making us feel like we were being ushered out of our seats. Then it was way too slow, as it took over an hour to order dessert and pay the bill. Lots of mixed feelings about that place.

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  2. JamesW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food choices and preparation. Pricing typical for food of that high a quality. Wine list not extensive but went well with our selection.

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  3. SkylerV

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Took my fiancé and parents out for Valentine’s Day dinner, great food and service, a little hard to hear at times but it was a busy night. Would definitely go back!

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  4. NBSeattle

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicks is always great! It's a cozy neighborhood bistro with excellent food and drinks. The Lemon Meringue Cheesecake was amazing and the service is always wonderful.

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  5. PeteVS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Natasha is always 100% on. She is constantly moving from table to table and ALWAYS with a smile. Enjoy the warm welcome every time from owner, Nick.

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  6. EricA

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place with friendly service. My 8 year old loves Nick!

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  7. WhitneyE

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the king salmon with crispy rice, bok choy and mushrooms and it was fantastic

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  8. Neighbor

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and best burger in town. Airy and spacious.

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  9. CFOR

    Seattle

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Typical Tuesday. Since sundown is a bit later, a slower start but picked up. Food and service excellent as always. And many regulars besides me.

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  10. Jill

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was perfect! Friendly, anticipatory, attentive.

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  11. Reviewsgonewild

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, we had a wonderful dinner. The cauliflower soup and salmon were delicious.

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  12. JohnM

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best neighborhood eatery. Consistent service and food. Always a favorite spot for us to dine.

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  13. Mary

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great good and service - the French dip is my favorite.

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  14. allison

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it here! They have a great menu with something for everyone. The staff is welcoming and friendly. The restaurant is nicely decorated and warm. I can always count on a positive experience here!

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  15. grubsteak

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a sweet special spot. Well run beautiful space. A blend of contemporary but relaxed. Great food. The night we went It was fairly quiet. Being over 50 now I appreciate being able to have a conversation (!) Highly recommend this spot.

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  16. JackieW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best neighborhood spot ever! Great food. Wonderful owner and staff. They make you feel like a regular.

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  17. Foursome

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, great prices, great ambience, and there’s nobody better than Nick!

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  18. aKhg

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! First time, will come back. Nice neighborhood spot.

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  19. CFOR

    Seattle

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent meal and time at Nick’s. I’m a soup fan any the potato leek didn’t disappoint. I’m early so get the happy hour Caesar and the duck breast. So tasty! And saw several of the other regulars. Always recommended!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nick’s never disappoints. One of Seattle’s best kept secrets.

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  21. TomE

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the bean burger patty was a little too big and dry... but place is great!

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  22. Bobster

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    really an excellent place, great service, excellent food and menu. fabulous owner. truly understands customer service. great ambiance. the perfect neighborhood restaurant.

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  23. LauraClough

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nick's is really the only place we go when we dine out. We both love to cook, so only go to places where we love the food, service and ambiance - that's Nick's in a nutshell!

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  24. heidic

    Central Coast

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice evening Very good service. Duck was good as well as fig salad and hamburger Great fries. Caesar salad weak. The bread for the mushroom bruschetta was too thick, hard to eat

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  25. CFOR

    Seattle

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last night when I walked in for a cognac, I was greeted by “ Clarke!” 6 of my high school classmates were there for dinner. Tonight, multiple regulars and the usual excellent food and service. Thanks Nick’s!

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  26. davem

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and two dear friends were in last night for the first time. The service was friendly, warm and wonderful, and the food enjoyable. We stayed about 2 1/2 hours, with many appetizers, two lovely bottles of wine, dinner and dessert. It’s a neighborhood treasure!

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  27. LeahK

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, everything was great! The French Dip is a fave and the burger is not to be missed!

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  28. CFOR

    Seattle

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m here about once a week (when in Seattle, I was gone all summer) And one of the few places that has returned Happy Hour with a good menu! Bern ages since I had the French Dip. And I love the grilled onions and cheese. And ran into neighbours. Excellent service as always. 3-4 times a month

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  29. HelenP

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we have had in a while! The chefs are definitely talented. Simple ingredients but put together oh so perfectly! We had the burrata, the fig salad, french dip, clams and pumpkin cheesecake. All amazing, and we eat out a LOT! Unfortunately, it was the Saturday before Halloween and when we arrived, there was a huge crowd of dressed up partiers at the bar. The Huskies game was on (silent) but the crowd was deafening when they scored! Tough for us older folgies who are used to quieter restaurants. But hey, the Huskies won! Can't wait to go back! We'll just have to pick a night without a local game :)

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  30. WhitneyE

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic time! Food and service was wonderful!

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  31. JohnM

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistent food and service!! Love the place

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! I would highly recommend!

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  33. CFOR

    Seattle

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As you know I’m a regular! If it weren’t good I wouldn’t come back! Excellent food and service! And it’s both a neighborhood place and has a following from Flint Creek. Menu is diverse enough for everyone. And has Happy Hour from 4-5:30. Enjoy!

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  34. annep

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It is refreshing to find reasonably priced entrees on a menu to Seattle

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  35. GinaP

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Nick's and took my aunt and uncle there for dinner last night. They were still raving about the food and evening this afternoon! We highly recommend this wonderful neighborhood restaurant!!

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  36. maryl

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am never disappointed with dinner here! I had the chicken sandwich, and the fries are amazing!

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  37. CFOR

    Seattle

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s my first visit here after getting home after 3 months in Europe. (Geneva, Paris, Bucharest, Brasov, Pioana, Oslo, Helsinki, Reykjavík) Nick makes it a very welcoming neighborhood place. I especially want to mention how good the duck and asparagus is! An excellent « welcome home » dinner!

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  38. KristopherT

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been to Nick’s a few times now. It’s just so solid. Service is great, the food is always really good, the staff is particularly friendly. We drive across town just to go to Nick’s. Be sure to make a reservation, because it fills up - people flock to goodness.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible food! One of the best halibut preparations I’ve ever had. And friendly service!

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  40. JoeKB

    Portland

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good menu for our group's diverse tastes, excellent service, comfortable restaurant!

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FAQs

Nick's on Madison is rated 4.9 stars by 454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Nick's on Madison

3131 E Madison St, Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98112-4247

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lake Washington Boulevard
  • Neighborhood
    Madison Valley
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Ample street parking with a small free lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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