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
Nick's is always good. The staff is very friendly and attentive. We had the best waiter!
The salmon is probably the best in Pasadena. The butter cake is to die for. Just really good food and service. Nick's is a great place for a small party or to meet friends. Very intimate.
Natalie was the best server! Food was unparalleled. Get here!
So excited to sit indoors! Love Nicks and the butter cake😊
Great food, great service, been coming there for years and will be back again!!!
Nick’s was great!!! Really great service and food. It was our first time and we were happily surprised with the beautiful interior. They started to bring out our entrees with our appetizers, even before our salads had arrived, which we thought was a little strange, but they agreed to take it back and hold it for us. They had left the side mashed potatoes though, which got cold and hardened as we ate our salads and appetizers, but they were agreeable to replacing it with a new one when asked. The food and drinks were all fantastic. They were also so kind as we sat enjoying our time together for hours! They didn’t ask us to leave and were very patient. We finally noticed the people waiting outside and realized that we had stayed for 4 hrs! We quickly left and marveled that they had let us stay without complaint. We are definitely going back!
This place is great. The vibe is great and food was delicious. We will will be back definitely.
Wonderful dinner once again. The staff was spot on and made great recommendations to enhance our experience. It's always a great treat to have our meals there.
As always the service was impeccable and the food delicious. One of my favorite places in Pasadena.
Excellent experience, the only caveat is that an ice cube is not an ingredient in a cocktail, the”king cube” should be removed from the cocktail menu as it does not enhance the drink in the slightest. Thank you for a great dining experience but that should change if you want people to take your cocktails seriously
Sure glad that Nick's is open for Business again! Now, if they can just get opened back up for Brunch! Awesome place to dine!
We had a nice birthday dinner. The service was excellent as was the food. Everything was perfectly prepared and as described on the menu. The asparagus fries were a delightful appetizer. My husband enjoyed the cioppino and my favorite is always the bistro filet mignon. It is a perfect size for a small appetite and the carrot -ginger soup was to die for.
It is so nice to get out again and have our old places up and running. We will be back again soon.
The food is extraordinary delicious (thank you chef and kitchen staff) and very well served, restaurant is beautiful, services are excellent. The prices are reasonable. The average guest noise level was high and music was a little bit loud to cover the noise. For sure we recommend this place to our friends and we will be there again.
The food was great. Especially the deviled eggs. The only complaint was we had reservations and still had to wait 15 minutes and too much salt on the skin of the loaded baked potato. The service was outstanding besides that.
Food was OUTSTANDING! The Butter Cake is AMAZING... great staff, great food, great ambiance!!! Will definitely be returning.
Food is delicious! The staff is wonderful. My daughter had her graduation dinner and the staff signed a card for her. Super sweet!
Nick’s is one of those places that once you eat there, you never want to leave it. It’s like being pulled into a family meal. Service is OUTSTANDING! My family and friends have been going to Nick’s since they opened and nothing has changed. Not service, not food quality, not management…everything is 100% worth the experience. My husband loves the ribs, cioppino and salads and I adore the seafood and EVERYONE loves the lobster taquitos. No dish has ever come to me cold or uninviting looking. Can’t wait until my next visit!
My husband and I had received a gift card, just pre-COVID that we needed to use and were waiting for them to re-open. We were finally able to use it last night and had forgotten how GREAT this place is.
The ambiance is nice and the food was delicious. We had the shrimp taquitos, the baby back ribs, the pan seared salmon and topped it off with the butter cake. Every morsel of the meal was delicious!
One of the most impressive things was the service. EVERYONE was so attentive and continuously refilled our water, poured out wine, removed dirty dishes. Not only that but every server was very personable and friendly. GREAT night!
Nicks was fabulous from the minute we arrived!
No wait for anything!
Great servers. Great drinks. Great food. The noise was a bit louder than I had anticipated, but it was bustling and fun. Not romantic - so stay clear if you want a quiet place. But other than that, highly recommend it!!!
We enjoy the food & ambiance however the music was too loud We sat at corner table in atrium
It should be pleasant background music !!!
We are customers since you opened !
Hopefully management will take care of this
Shrimp taquitos were a hit with our group, but for the first time, the margharita pizza missed its mark. Did not have the traditional NY throwback taste. Wasn’t sure if they changed the oven? Nonetheless since everything else was terrific, I still have it 5 stars. Buttermilk fried chicken and baby back ribs have always been consistently terrific! Natalie was highly attentive!
Wonderful food and service
Customer service was awesome! Definitely going back soon
Overall great service and the food was outstanding. The staff is very friendly and on top of everything.
My wife and I really enjoyed this new venue. The staff was very friendly and the food was well presented.
Everything was excellent as usual!!
Natalie is the best waitress we’ve had her help us a few times now and she remembered my personal preferences and what I ordered the last time I was there!!
The BEST service I’ve ever had at a restaurant. The Nick’s team is incredible and made my anniversary celebration exceed any expectations we had. The food and amazing too :)
I like Nick's and am very glad they have re-opened however last evening I felt like they were trying to rush us. We had 5 different servers keep approaching us to take our order after we had already stated that we wanted to enjoy or a cocktail first. It was odd and not relaxing.
Excellent. New manager Fred, amazing!
Ribs so tender and the lemon cake was amazing
Love dining at Nicks! Last 2 times I went we were early but were seated in a timely matter. Their Sea Bass dinner plate is amazing. I personally didn’t care too much for the shrimp taquitos but drinks and other appetizers were great! Nicks is always a top choice for local restaurants for me!
Great food, great service! So glad they've re-opened!
Birthday. Loves the complimentary dessert.
Dinner was delicious. Nice to be back at Nicks.
Beautiful place. Classy. Will be coming again soon!
Great service from Nick’s, our waiter was so patient with us. He had a great attitude and answered all our questions about the menu.
Food, drinks, and dessert were delicious!
Always excellent. Have the sea bass
The staff was absolutely incredible. We were greeted by everyone start to finish. They constantly checked on us to make sure we were doing well. Excellent all around
Great food and drinks
Had a great time and great food, our server was knowledgeable and friendly
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 4.9 stars by 1332 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.