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
The food was outstanding. The service uneven. The noisy music was too loud where it was difficult to hear conversation.
The food and service is always EXCELLENT! I look forward to my next visit.
Excellent food again today! We had chicken tortilla soup and it was heaven in your mouth! The asparagus fries were just okay today I think they were missing something because I had them many times before and they were delicious. We each had a different salad and they were delicious as usual! Our waitress Naomi was attentive and hospitable.
We sat at my usual table near the kitchen which is always a treat!
We went for my boyfriend’s birthday and the food exceeded our expectations. Very delicious and great service.
They have become way to loud and noisy. Not a great place to eat dinner snymore
Phenomenal. From service to the amazing food, it was simply phenomenal. This is my go-to casual, but elegant restaurant. Just love it. Tried something different this time - Kale and quinoa with chicken. Super healthy and refreshing.
This was my first visit to Nick's Pasadena restaurant. The food was exceptional, with good sized portions. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Loved the background music, sort of jazz casual, perfect for the setting and mood of the restaurant - just a little too loud and could have been turned down a little bit. Overall, a great experience!
I cannot believe the consistent quality of this restaurant and an extremely fair price point for the quality of food that you were getting. This place is just great
We had a wonderful night at Nick’s. The service and food were great and the bar made us excellent drinks. The vibe at Nicks is both welcoming and fun. Just a great place to spend an evening out with friends.
Nick's is high end in service, atmosphere, and very good high quality food that never disappoints. I highly recommend it from appetizers through to deserts!
Celebrating my birthday and enjoyed my experience there… food and service . Definitely will return.
Incredible food and amazing service! Was very impressed as this was my first time at Nick’s but definitely will not be my last! Great place for a first date too.
We went to Nicks for the first time celebrating our 2 year anniversary. It was perfect. The interior design was very nice. We were seated upstairs in the balcony which was fun. Our server was attentive and friendly. The food was excellent. We shared the Chilean bass and a filet mignon that were cooked perfectly and were very delicious. We ordered mocktails that were very tasty. No room for dessert but I’m sure they are delicious. Can’t wait to come back to try the rest of the menu!
Nicks is my all time favorite place! We go for every birthday and special occasion. We always have a fabulous meal and great service. Unfortunately, this time is was so loud we couldn’t hear one another or the waiter. We had a reservation for 7:30 and they ran out of prime rib sandwich 😢 it’s a bummer when that’s what you were looking forward to all day. But I love nicks snd can’t wait til the next time
Nick's offers a very solid dining experience. Service is top-notch and the food is great. Price point is better than Houston's, so we prefer going here when we want higher-end American food. Really can't go wrong with anything on the menu (but the Fried Chicken and the Ribs are stand-outs).
Great food very consistent. My only complaint was slow service. But we were enjoying our friends so it wasn’t too bad. We had to wait about 45 minutes to get our order. Would def come again tho.
Great food and service. Excellent quality prime dip excellent
Had a great time at Nick’s! Our waiter, Garrett, was pleasant and attentive. He recommended great dishes and we were happy with our choices.
Daniel and Kevin always wonderful! We feel very taken care of. Food was delicious as well as the wine selection.
Nick’s is the place to have an excellent meal in Pasadena. Everything is EXCELLENT…food, service and ambiance.
We celebrated my mother's 75th birthday here and it was a very nice experience. She ordered the blackened fish sandwich and I had the salmon. The food was excellent. The drink menu is extensive. The ambiance is lovely. The location is convenient with parking behind. Servers are very nice. I see that the lovely bar area is back after a long pandemic hiatus so I will make use of it soon!
Better than I had expected
Meat was not served hot and was tasteless as was most of the items. Service was disappointing. Highly overrated.
It is a wonderful simple restaurant. Every time I go there, never had problem. Good food always. Love the Bistro plate!
The team at Nick’s is top notch! Everyone from the hosts to the servers, the food runners, and and everyone who just stops by the table to see if there is anything we need are all amazing and genuinely friendly. We were celebrating our anniversary and to our surprise the staff even gave us a card with all their signatures wishing us a Happy Anniversary. The ambiance is very classy. It was perfect for a special occasion. Our dinner was very good with generous portions. The butter cake was to die for!
Food and service was perfect! And we were seated in The Atrium as requested. Excellent meal and service.
Food and ambiance were good. Did seem to be a lettuce shortage. Both my husband and ordered salads with steak and were given very little lettuce. We were both laughing at how little there was. Taste was good though. Great drinks as well.
Service and Food was Excellent! Kevin our server was outstanding! Nicks is our go to place.
Awesome food and service
We told our server that we were celebrating our anniversary. At the end of the meal, when he brought our check, he also gave us a card that had been signed by the wait staff. It was a very sweet gesture that my wife really appreciated.
We love Nicks, it's my husband's favorite restaurant. The cocktails are always on point, they make the best old fashioned . The Shrimp Taquitos are our go to appetizer
The Petite Bistro plate is the perfect meal. The service is always consistent & the servers are pleasant & knowledgeable. Can't go wrong at Nicks!
Our table was ready when we arrived which is always a great start to going out to dinner. We were seated right near the kitchen, which I was afraid might be super noisy, but wasn’t bad .
I had the fried chicken dinner which was really good, but big, so I’ll be finishing it at lunch today. He had the waygu steak which was good, but not sure that much better than a regular steak. We will definitely go back
The food is great as always. Service was a bit slow. My one hour family meal turned into two, mostly because of waiting. But my overall experience they’re still above par. I will come back
Very nice dinner. Food was great, but very noisy.
What a lovely time. Great place, delicious, great service
We had a group lunch and my food was delicious. Our server, Diana, went above and beyond in taking care of our group. We sat upstairs as a party of 8 and there was another large party so it got a little loud, but everyone had a great lunch. I look forward to dining at Nick's again.
Just a great place. Food is fantastic. Setting is elegant and understated. Plenty of flashier places, but nowhere as consistently good.
From the service from our servers Kelsey and William, to the great food, to the overall feel of Nick’s, we had a wonderful anniversary dinner! We loved the asparagus appetizer, the French onion soup, the waygu filets, and the warm butter cake was simply the best!!!
As always hits all the points: Great food, graciously served in a swank setting
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 1543 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.