Nick's South Lake Ave

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$30 and under
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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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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NW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager Veronica and server Anthony were helpful and personable.

OT
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the finest dining experiences we have ever had! The food was incredible (a bit pricey but it was a special occasion), the service and attention by management was impressive!

The butter cake!! Amazing!

The ambiance (we sat on the balcony) was perfect - lovely restaurant and fabulous experience! We recommend it highly!

SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This has been my third time and the two previous times had been GREAT! However, the waitress did not make it great. She seemed to be moody and was not a pleasant dinner for the party. Being that it was my parents first time there and such a special occasion I would have assumed that it would have been a great visit to Nicks following my previous times, but it was not the day.
Unfortunately!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is always good and the service outstanding.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as usual!

MG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Nick was awesome. The food was really good and we will be back!

G
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and they even gave me a bday card and chocolates! Such a nice touch! I'll be back! Great food and big portions!

d
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server

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a
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good and everyone enjoyed their meal. Don't come
to this restaurant if you want an evening of conversation because
noise level from music and crowd noise.

AG
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Will be back! The warm butter cake was amazing.

a
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Nicks has always been more than wonderful. The staff is courteous and attentive. Had pork Ribs.. wow. DELICIOUS. The warm butter desert perfect end to a great meal. Thank you Nicks. Waited for that meal the whole day. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

JC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken and waffles go crazy, Perfect spot for a date fellas

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience as always! Love Nick’s❤️

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a really nice time! Veggie burger doesn’t seem to be as good as it was in the past, in all fairness I asked for no mayo or onions so maybe that’s what makes it good. Service was good but could hear him repeat the exact questions to all the surrounding tables so even though he was kind it was a bit robotic. We love Nicks and will definitely be back, this visit was a bit lackluster.

G
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nick's has a unique and wonderful menu. My favorites are the seafood dishes including the blackened fish sandwich. Wine selections by the glass are excellent. Dining there is always a pleasant experience.

R
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both outstanding! Nick's is always a fun place to visit.

r
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick’s is always a go to. This location is their most beautiful. IMO

RF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone and everything was wonderful. Highly recommended.

NK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The soups that change daily are each outstanding. My favorite is cream of asparagus.
Service is always attentive.

MG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! It is always fantastic! The managers are very attentive. The staff is very knowledgeable, helpful and kind. It is a wonderful restaurant to celebrate or just have a nice evening out.

OT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and staff were great at assisting me with a reservation error. I had the wrong date for a lunch to celebrate a friend’s birthday and another friend’s retirement. Fortunately they accommodated us without it becoming an embarrassment for me. Nicole, our server was excellent. The food was very good. My guests and I had a lovely time.

CR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is the second time I’ve eaten here and it was equally as good as the first time. Their bread and artichokes are incredible! My husband had the meatloaf and I had the bbq ribs. Both were delicious!

EM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints and the staff goes out of their way to make sure you have a good experience.

L
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Nick’s. The service was great and our dinner was excellent! This restaurant is outstanding and we will definitely return again soon. Highly recommend!

LR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lino (our waiter) provided our table with excellent service!

A
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect venue for 4 ladies sharing lunch. We were seated upstairs at the last table, which made for easy conversation. Wait staff attentive and food was delicious. We all ordered salads and each one was prepared beautifully and the amount of food was manageable. We did not feel rushed and we look forward to returning again. Five BIG stars!

C
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent, the apps were great especially the Tuna Tartare.

g
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great lunchtime experience at Nick's on Sunday. Everything was good there -- as it always is! I want to do a shout-out to Janelle, one of the best servers we have ever had. Efficient, welcoming and radiating joy so much that you get infected by it.

NU
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. I wish I had gotten our server’s name. She was just delightful and attentive. Food was brought out quickly. Good menu, quite a few choices. What we ordered was very good.

R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience we had a Nick's! The ambiance, the good, and the butter cake was all amazing. My boyfriend and I went to Nick's for Valentine's day and had reservations for 9:45pm. We got there around 7:30pm and were put on the wait-list. We sat at the bar and enjoyed a some drinks and they were able to seat us within 30 min of getting there! We didn't have to wait until our normal reservation time. It was great! We sat upstairs along the metal railing overseeing the bar below. I was amazing. We ordered the shrimp taquitos (they were so delicious), picante flatbread & steak (melted in your mouth and super juicy). For dessert we have the butter cake and Ice cream with toffee pieces. I would definitely recommend the butter cake, it was the best cake I've had in my life. The butter cake is like a sweet little hug in your mouth. I will definitely go back for more. This place is amazing and I would give it 5 stars.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Half of the order was good but the steak was close to room temperature and it wasn't the best quality of filet.

DF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding server with terrific food and cocktails!! It was a great Valentine’s Birthday!! Easy parking, quiet setting. A real pleasure! We will be back!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Every time I with my family or friends to the restaurant, I feel very comfortable because the food is delicious and the service is good.

ST
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great all around.

AD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick’s is awesome every time we go. Great food, always excellent service. Will continue to come back over and over. The butter cake is to die for!

CC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

For some reason, our reservations that I thought was at 6:15PM was at 9:15PM...a big window! Even though they were booked up, the host fit us in upstairs where it is quieter and less traffic. The food excellent (as usual and even had a chicken pot pie reserved...yummy! The fried asparagus appetizer was a great starter.

The waiters and staff were courteous and thoughtful too!

DW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, they helped perfectly with a valentines surprise

RT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Nick's. The music could be turned down just a bit. Otherwise it's my favorite restaurant.

AL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there twice this month and had an outstanding experience both times. This time I had the Cioppino and she had the Scottish Salmon. Both dishes were excellent. The food is great but what really stands out it is the level of service. For example, when my dinner companion was not able to finish her dinner, she wanted to take home the leftovers. Instead of just providing a container for the leftovers, the server placed the leftovers in the container without having been asked to do so. It may seem like a small thing but it is indicative of a level of service not often found even in good restaurants. They are very attentive to providing refills for coffee, iced tea, or water or getting an additional drink but they also know when to leave customers alone. We were in an important conversation near the end of the evening and they did not intrude while that conversation was underway. My dinner companion and I have been to many restaurants together and the service we have received at Nick's puts it right at the top of our list.

d
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Organized lunch for 5 of us friends from high school. we all found something we liked on the menu.
thanks!