Nick's South Lake Ave
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.
Nick's Pasadena will reopen on April 12, 2021 for dinner starting at 4pm. We look forward to serving you!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Warm Butter Cake
our signature warm butter cake, crystallized sugar crust, häagen-dazs vanilla ice cream, garnished with berry compote
crispy parmesan crusted spears, buttermilk ranch, a nick's original
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
served boneless with whipped mashed potatoes, buttermilk biscuit, country gravy and roasted sweet corn on the cob
Amazing! Our Watier was so kind and sweet. Food and drinks were beyond amazing. DESSERT — MUST TRY!
The prime rib sandwich was not as delicious as expected. The meat was cut too finely and had a condiment on it, which created a mushy texture and covered up the taste of the beef. The bistro salad, however, was incredible! Would like the wine to be a little less expensive too. Overall though the ambiance and service was fantasic!
I was disappointed, I thought the steaks were going to be really good, they weren't. Only the sides were good.
A fantastic meal from beginning to end. Excellent service, wonderful food — had the blackened fish sandwich and the prime rib dip with the lemon cake for dessert — highly rec all three. Our server was so attentive. Everyone’s super friendly and the place has a great vibe. Will definitely return!
Nick’s just never disappoints. And to make it even better they finally put an item back on the menu that was one of my favorites. It was gone for a long time but only from the Pasadena location for some reason. The ribeye gruyere melt! Oh my, it was delicious. And since it was a birthday we had the butter cake which is always wonderful. Service is fantastic, friendly and efficient. Can’t say enough how much I love Nick’s.
Great staff, everyone was very friendly. They even gave a birthday card to my friend and all the staff sign it. Definitely coming back!
We came to celebrate my birthday which was the day of my reservation. I normally do not make a big deal of my birthday nor require the attention. However, this year has been a personal challenge as my mother passed away in early January, and my father (just 2wks ago) was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. So, I needed to force myself to celebrate “me”.
My reservation was @ 11A and my dad was moving slower than normal which delayed our departure to the restaurant. I called ahead to inform the host/staff and appreciated that Grace was given and we extended to the reservation to 1130A. I will be transparent and say that whomever answered my call could have been a bit more upbeat and personable; which sets the tone of one’s dining experience.
When my dad and I arrived, I appreciated that our third guest was seated at the table before our arrival.
Although, I was given a heads up that brunch wasn’t being served however was disappointed at the reduced menu…yet I completely understand the restaurant still navigating its way through the pandemic.
Our meal took some time to be served (maybe a kitchen delay) however the food was delicious as usual. I really enjoyed the Pumpkin Bread Pudding with the Bourbon Sauce.
Our server Gabriel coincidentally had the same birthday as I; and that made it a fun experience. He was extremely sweet and personable which ALWAYS adds bonus points to the experience.
Took a client there last night so much about it I loved, but I have to say the service was not great. There was a gentleman there I believe was the manager and when he oversaw our table it got better.
These are COVID times I understand we will be back but you sent me the survey so I answered it.
Beautiful restaurant. Nice variety. Upscale wine list
Excellent food, excellent service. Overall, an excellent experience and we will definitely be back at Nick's hopefully very soon!
Excellent food as usual, and try as I might I can't ever get my iced tea glass below half full before some helpful staff refills it!
Wonderful service and great food!
Very good dining experience and Kevin was wonderful!
Our waiter Lloyd was great.
Great as always!
Enjoyed the upstairs table setting. Drinks were awesome. Service by Matt exceptional. Unusual, but incredible appetizer shrimp taquitos. We're coming back.
My wife and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary by having dinner at Nick’s South Lake this year. Last year I was in the hospital with Covid-19 but was able to send her flowers. This year, we had a wonderful dinner. The food was excellent and the service was above average. The staff gave us a card signed by the staff on this special occasion.
The food was awesome! It was not busy so waiting 20 minutes to get waters for my wife and I was frustrating. Being ignored for the rest of our visit was also unfortunate, we had used plates sitting on the table for 10-15 minutes, I ordered 1 whiskey Old Fashioned and it was wonderful, I wanted to order another but nobody visited our table again for 10-15 minutes so we asked for the check and left.
Went to establishment to celebrate a birthday. The recognition, a card signed by staff. Are you kidding me. Not even a free dessert? Highway robbery! I will not go back because of this "stingy," behavior on part of the restaurant.
The food is Amazing amazing ambiance amazing service
Our server Billy was excellent! Had a lovely lunch!
Just love Nick’s. Simplicity, great service, great concept, pretty restaurant, and just downright good food.
We loved Naomi! Great place to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary!
We had dinner with our son and girlfriend celebrating their engagement. The waiter gave them card signed by their staff for celebrating this special moment at Nick’s. We all enjoyed the food and service.
Great dining experience with excellent as always yo be expected food from Nick’s!
Warm and attentive service in a cool environment with excellent food. Bravo Nick’s
Excellent service and ambiance. We were seated right away and our server was attentive throughout the meal. I was not impressed with the chicken tortilla soup I had as an appetizer, but the blackened fish sandwich made up for it. Based on comments from my friends, the sea bass and the butter cake were also winners. I would definitely come here again.
Very chic and amazing . The food is delicious and worth every penny.
Nick's is always good for a good meal and tasty drinks. When you get down to it, the food is pretty simple but prepared and presented in an upscale way. The service is always very attentive and friendly. The ambiance is great for Date Night but if you're trying to have an intimate conversation, it won't happen here because this place can get pretty loud but still a great place to be!
Absolutely fantastic all the way around. Can’t wait to go back. The food and drinks were amazing and the staff were all so accommodating and friendly. Wonderful night celebrating my husband’s birthday.
My favorite go-to place. Afraid to give it the great review it deserves because it will attract even more customers.
It was our anniversary and the staff signed a card for us! Our server was so attentive, making sure everything was going well. The food was so good!
Great service, great food and a beautiful atmosphere.
Excellent Food, excellent and attentive service, very nice ambiance and definitely thrilled they are located in Pasadena. Must try the butter cake and Thai salad.
It truly was lovely and very special as it was my birthday and our serving staff presented me with a birthday card signed by everyone. Very thoughtful!
Nice ambience, stopped at this location after church. Usually frequent Manhattan Beach & Long Beach locations. Hostess to servers were courteous and as soon as we walked in we were greeted by employees. Men's restroom smelled good and was clean. You can tell a lot about a restaurant by how clean the restroom. The plates were hot from the heat lamp, food was warm but definitely food could have been hotter. Soup was at good a temperature and taste. We love the warm butter cake and lemon cake.
Awesome experience & food, drinks were exceptional! Thank you for making Ellen Ks birthday so special!
Delicious food and excellent customer service
Excellent food and service. So happy this restaurant is in Pasadena.
Consistently outstanding. Great servers and managers. Best ribs and beef dip ever.
You can order delivery directly from Nick's South Lake Ave using the Order Online button. Nick's South Lake Ave also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 787-1444.
Nick's South Lake Ave is rated 4.8 stars by 1482 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.