Nick's South Lake Ave

4.9
1259 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 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.

Nick's Pasadena will reopen on April 12, 2021 for dinner starting at 4pm. We look forward to serving you!

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 1259 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was wonderful! Food and cocktails fabulous. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Everything the food the service all amazing

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vipvickiro51
Los Angeles
127 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We are glad to see that Nick's in Pasadena has finally reopened. Food and service was great. Up to their old tricks, and they all are good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Indoor dining are not arranged social distantly

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MARYS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was so nice to be back at Nick's! Overall it was a wonderful experience and encourage you to try it.

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vipKaren
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious 😋

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vipRozT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. So glad it's back open!!!

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West
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's is our favorite Pasadena spot for a fabulous evening out with outstanding cocktails and fabulous wines. You can always bet on the service being attentive and friendly as well. So glad to have Nick's back!!!

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JenniferG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Nick's in Pasadena. The food is really good, the bistro plate is really tasty. My husband likes the fried chicken. The shrimp taquitos are really good. The butter cake is to die for. We appreciate the really good service. The cocktails are delicious, the bartenders know their stuff. Nicks is one of our favorite places. You won't be disappointed.

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vipSteve
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Nick's was top notch as usual. The deviled eggs and asparagus fries started things off great, then we all enjoyed our entrees. The sea bass, meatloaf, bistro plate, and salmon were all wonderful. We took our friends for their first time and they now plan on becoming regulars!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be one of the first to Nick’s opening night! Perfect! Thank you to the entire team at Nick’s for a wonderful meal! We missed you!

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vipAMAZING
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BRAVO!!! Opening night was a success! Everything was just as I remembered; mmmmmmmmGOOD. The extra covid19 precautions really made us feel comfortable. Everything from the plexiglass between each booth, the mask/shield combo worn by the wait staff and the small bag they provide to store your mask while you dine. Did I mention how great the food was? Thank You Nicks!!!!

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MaryC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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NinaB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service no problems what so ever, I enjoyed my bday dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great time. Very on point staff, great food that’s totally worth every dollar. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for good service, quality and fun.

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NicoleF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Love it here every time!!

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CollinS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was super good, would definitely go back again. The butter cake was the best part

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plumbunny
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and service

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TriciaF
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, but not surprised. The service was great especially with all the covid protocols in place, it was nice to feel normal again.

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vipWilliamC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick’s is a favorite and so happy they reopened. They are doing a great job following all the safety protocols related to the virus. Thanks for making us feel comfortable on our first dine out in many months.

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vipMichelleH
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service as always. SUPER delicious food and friendly service. Glad to see they are open again. Highly recommend this place!!!!!

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Matt
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's is amazing in every way. It's one of the best values in Pasadena. From time to time, my only small complaint is that sometimes tables with larger numbers of people talk too loud and it's disruptive to others.

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vipTomD
Los Angeles
95 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad there back open. Service and food was outstanding. Try their devil eggs, very different but good. Prime rib sandwich one of the best have ever had. Drinks were well served. Top it off with the lemon cake ( to much to finish so taking it home). Back soon. 10+

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BCSurvivor
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

During this pandemic, I felt very safe. Nick's followed social distancing precautions, face coverings were required for everyone while we were moving through the restaurant, we used our phones to view the menu so that we were not sharing the menu communally.
With these extra steps taken, neither the excellent service nor quality of the food was affected. The staff was very personable and the food was delicious. It was so nice to have a few hours where I felt almost normal. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience during these highly stressful times.

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vipDorothyN
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's is wonderful!!!
Great food!!
Awesome service!!
Beautiful ambiance!!

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MarioH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I give the restaurant,servers, everything five stars we will be back

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MaeM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicks is always great service and wonderful food.

JG
JenniferG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Knicks in Pasadena is one of our favorite restaurants. The service and the food are always consistently good.

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Chris
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so enjoyed returning to our favorite restaurant Nick’s Pasadena. They made us feel special, the food was as delicious as ever and the cocktails perfectly poured. Thank you for giving us a wonderful evening!

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ArdrionoA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always great! One of our family's favorite restaurants (as well as the Manhattan Beach location).

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MaryD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first dinner out since quarantine started and it was an excellent experience. Nick's does a great job of social distancing patrons. Never did I feel my health was at risk. The food was delicious, as usual. I will continue to eat here whenever possible.

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LouisG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always and great customer service. The bartender was great!

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GriseldaH
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our first sit down in restaurant dinner since covid-19 it was excellent. Nick's did an excellent job in measures they have taken in order during this time. We felt comfortable and safe. Service was excellent and was asked several times if there was anything we needed. Hoping that they will resume their regular hours so that we can go back for brunch, if not bunch they can count on us coming back for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love nicks it’s the best

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SimranP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh how I missed this place. We went back just for the desserts, the butter cake and ice cream sundae. It was the best! Can’t wait to go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious & staff very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server -Tiffany was awesome!!!!

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vipGeorge
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the first night that Nick's was open for dine-in. It was obvious that they had made great preparations for separating tables, masking servers, and attentive service. As usual, the food was excellent and the service particularly friendly and efficient.

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DoyleR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome restaurant with the best service. We'll go back in the future.

FAQs

Nick's South Lake Ave offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 787-1444.

Nick's South Lake Ave is rated 4.9 stars by 1259 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.