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
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.
My husband and I decided to celebrate my birthday here this year, and we’re glad we did. From the moment we arrived for our 5:30 pm reservation to the moment we left, we were treated extremely well. The hostess seated us immediately at a nice table upstairs. Almost immediately our server, Didno, introduced himself and took our drink and dinner order. Our drinks arrived a few minutes later followed very quickly by our dinners. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Didno checked on us a couple times to make sure everything was to our liking (which it was). Service was efficient and attentive throughout.
The only “downside” was the temperature was a bit chilly upstairs and the music was a bit loud. And since I had advised the restaurant that we were celebrating my birthday, we had expected some acknowledgement of that fact. However, no mention was made of it and we didn’t bring it up.
All in all, it was a lovely evening and we will definitely be back in the future.
We have lots of good choices to dine out on South Lake. Nicks is always an outstanding experience.
Everything is always great at Nick's. My Old Fashioned was perfect, salmon on California salad scrumptious, and the part of my wife's cheeseburger that I had was tasty too. Great ambiance, great service always!
Amazing service !!!! Kelsey is amazing service like hers is hard to come by !
Thank you for making my birthday dinner enjoyable and delicious!
best food and best drinks in pasadena. def favorite to come for a date or just bring mom for lunch. a bit on the energetic noise side so leave hearing impaired older folks at home
What a wonderful restaurant!
The asparagus fries was the perfect start to the meal. I ordered the Bistro Plate which was perfect. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly, the salad was tasty, and the soup was filling. With my glass of wine, it was sheer perfection.
The standout of the meal was the dessert. We had the lemon cake and the warm butter cake. Both were good, BUT the warm butter cake definitely was the standout of the two.
Service was excellent as well.
I will definitely be going back!
Great place to eat. Good service steady place to go
Wagyu filet was great. No vegetables served with the dinner, but the baked was massive. Thanks to everyone.
We were there at an earlier than normal hour for dinner. We noted that prices were higher than before, but as usual the food and service was excellent. As more guests arrived, it became somewhat noisy and the background music was a part of this. But the overall dining experience was very satisfactory.
Our favorite place of our trip!
Absolutely love Nick’s. This evening our check was delivered with our dessert which was a bit strange for them and we had stayed a long time and were asked to vacate our table. Little off putting, but won’t stop me from returning!
Great food and attentive service, but pricey. Nice abiance.
The waiters were excellent. Attentive without being overbearing. Not rushed. I had the Chilean Sea bass which is fantastic. My husband had their meatloaf (again). Seemed like a different recipe but he was definitely disappointed. We love this place. Wish they were open for brunch but completely understand the shorter hours. So glad they reopened. We will be back soon.
the food was so good, as usual, the service top notch..
Looking forward to next time.
The food was absolutely outstanding a 5.
Requested onions but item still came with them so had to send it back
Upon entering the restaurant we were greeted and ushered to the front of the restaurant to check in.
We were seated quickly due to our reservation.
The waitress was very informative, professional and knowledgeable. She described the drink menu and the food menu. She also informed us of which items she liked which was extremely helpful!
All 4 of us enjoyed our food selections!
We celebrated my friend and my husbands birthday’s with a giant slice of lemon cake! Delicious!
A wonderful evening! We hope to return to Nick’s soon!
Amazing food only issue is less vegetarian options. Nick’s Mai Tai is my all time favorite cocktail. In general amazing place to. Don’t forget to try Wood Margarita pizza!
Our meal was delicious!! I highly recommend Nick’s for a special occasion.
A splendid restaurant experience!
Amazing food and even better service.
We have now found our neighborhood restaurant 🙂
Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Food was great and we will definitely go back.
Excellent, very attentive service. We all loved our food. Will definitely go back soon!
This night was especially awesome. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and the night was awesome. The customer service was warm and welcoming. The drinks were great. The food delicious and the dessert scrumptious.
We've been here several times before, but this was the first time since the pandemic. We were very impressed.
We will definitely be back!
Love Nick's! Can't wait for them to be open at lunch again.
Delicious everything! Kind and attentive staff!!!!
This was the first time since the pandemic lock downs that three brothers and their wives got together to celebrate the brothers birthdays that are a day apart. Great food, service, and ambiance.
18th Wedding anniversary
One of our favorite spots. We love this restaurant! Always great food. Always great service. The butter cake is AH-MAZE-BALLZ.
I ordered the Asian salad and it tasted and looked like there was like 5 pounds of raw peanuts in it. Expected more. Service was great though
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 1451 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.