Nico

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$31 to $50
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Modern European
Recently relocated to Historic Jackson Square, Executive Chef Nicolas Delaroque brings together products from local farmers, and fisherman to create an innovative modern, French menu. The highly seasonal menu changes often and is accompanied by a thoughtful wine list, and an exciting bar program. Bar bites and à la carte selections are offered at the bar during lunch and dinner service.

**Please let us know of allergies or strong dislikes when you reserve so that we may properly prepare for your party.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have eaten at many places with clients over the years and this is one of the few I would high highly recommend especially if you are into high end cuisine. Overall I was surprised and in awe of the quality food, unique flavor combinations, and the lovely plating style. Stop thinking about it, just go.

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San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

the 4 of us had the Chef's Choice menu with wine pairing... interesting that chef decides what to cook based on table size and what's fresh for the day... everything came out delicious with nice presentation... celebrated a friend's birthday and restaurant had a card waiting at table and a candle with the dessert. nice touch. will definitely return.

DB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food. The space is very modern with a touch of age accented by old brick. Natalie does a fantastic job curating your evening behind the bar!

MZ
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Complimenti! Ottima cucina ottimo servizio buona selezione vini abbinati al menù degustazione. Locale con un numero giusto di tavoli.... Consigliato per cenette romantiche. Ottimo rapporto qualità/ prezzo.
Ringrazio il team di nico per la splendida e ultima nostra cena in USA.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

I used to like Nico. A lot. After they first opened at the old location in laurel heights we had quite a few nice dinner there. I have been at the new location on Montgomery only for lunch and my last visit makes me doubtful I will return any time soon. Service was awesome, food was delicious.... Only problem is - the entire sizes are ridiculously small.. I ordered this eggplant dish and it was so small I thought it was a joke. Maybe 3 of them would have been a decent portion. But the it would have been a $90 lunch entry because the eggplant petit four was priced at $30.

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small intimate place perfect for datenight. I love the open kitchen and that served as entertainment since you see how your food is prepared. We did not do the chef tasting since that will probably last 2.5-3 hrs to complete. But everything came out really delicious and well proportioned. I especially recommend the lamb entree 🤤 so good. I would definitely come back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I came here for lunch on a Friday with two others. We ordered almost everything on the lunch menu, most of the food was too salty for me. Portion size too small for the price, I would expect each dish to taste spectacular or be full of flavor. Presentation of dishes looked nice. Oysters were plain compared to when I had oysters from The Progress. The ambiance was quiet because there was only one other table. Service was standard.

T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Overall the food tasted good and ambiance was really nice. The problem was that i ordered a pork belly and i found a hair. Also thought the portions were really small.

B
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding! Best eggplant we have ever had. The duck and foie Gras inside the pastry was divine,

Gideon did another fantastic job with the wine pairings!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

OT
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food and decor! I took my friend to celebrate her birthday and had indicated it when I made reservations on OpenTable. The restaurant was so thoughtful, had a little birthday card on our table waiting for her and they put a candle on the dessert without having to ask for it!!

J
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

The tasting menu was unimpressive. While the plates were well manicured a lot of effort was taken to get precise cuts and arrangements, on the whole they were boring. They also had one major failure, which was that the sauce served with their dry aged NY strip had a burnt taste - not smoky, burned. While the servers were attentive, I don't think they are very confident about the portion size, as they offered a never ending lineup of sourdough bread. At $115, why am I filling up on bread and butter? And if you're going to serve me never ending bread, why wasn't it toasted or warm? I was in SF for a few days, and also dined at Liho Liho and The Progress, both of which offered a superior experience, never mind that they also bill half at the price of Nico.

M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was perfect! we had the chef's choice tasting menu and each course was creative, beautifully presented and delicious! Service was professional but not pretentious or stuffy. Great value and great dining experience.

B
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the Chef’s choice menu and everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter suggested we share the wine pairings, a great idea that was perfect for us. I don’t really go for these pricy meals but they make my partner very happy so why not. I end up enjoying them more than I expect to.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service, ambience

DW
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nico is fabulous! We had the tasting menu and a shared wine flight. Everything was amazing - and Gideon nailed the wines -each wine went perfectly with its associated dish, all expertly served by Ramsey. The food is definitely cutting edge, but nothing is too "foofy," only delicious. What a wonderful dining experience - worth every penny!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best dining experiences I have had in San Francisco. Nico has exceptional food, service, and ambiance. It is always a joy to come here and I look forward to dining with them again.

RC
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food says it all. But the staff and ambience was fantastic. Enjoyed watching them prepare the meals and appreciated the attention to the smallest detail. Can't wait to go back.

AN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Lovely lunch

MC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Overall...meh. Nico was recommended to us as a nice place for a birthday dinner, so I made the reservation. Ambiance was nice, but half of what makes Nico so beautiful is seeing all the commotion of the kitchen, and we were stuck in the corner so couldn't see anything. On top of that we swatted fruitflies all evening long, which did not make for a calm dinner. We chose the price fixe menu option, and our meal was nice, but I gather was not as nice of an experience as our friend.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The various dishes were delicious, very precisely cooked and beautifully presented. Ver few ingredients for each of them, with clear taste. Perfect!
This place deserves its Michelin star.

NG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is small and intimate. Service is without being stuffy. Food is a 10/10, some truly simple but deeply flavored and intricate platings. Noise level was great, adding to the intimate ambience. Loved this place, would go back and bring more friends.

v
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food prepared in an open kitchen.
Not a lot of items on the menu, but each was inventive and delicious.

MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing!! Server was fun and down to earth. Great food, great timing

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super! So glad we went with chefs choice menu

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience with the chef's choice menu, they accommodated our food requests while still serving up a great and memorable experience. 6 stars if I could!

B
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nico continues to impress! I love the creativity and continued evolution of our culinary experience with every next visit.

RW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a gem! A small but outstanding menu, excellent service and a wonderful wine by the glass list... we absolutely loved the place.

TG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time here. We had the tasting menu this time paired with wine. The food was innovative and delicious. The wine was good but maybe could be improved in some cases.
The black cod was outstanding. This restaurant never fails to delight.

g
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this beautifully decorated spot in the financial district. The large fountain photo on the wall brought memories of being in Paris. Loved the open kitchen which worked efficiently and effortlessly in producing fantastic food. Although one of us was vegetarian, wonderful choices were available. Together, we especially liked: The Caviar, potato, watercress small dish (I could have had two or three of these with wine and be satiated for a day - heaven), the Asparagus bottarga with Meyer lemon was perfectly cooked, just the right texture, taste, and firmness. The Black Cod with artichoke and kalamata olives was full of delightful tastes, while the Morels sorrel, vin jaune was beautifully made. Brilliant flavors and tastes all around. The two of us ended up having three deserts (it was a birthday treat) - all three unique flavors - divine. Bringing this all together was the friendly, yet clearly trained, staff.

o
San Francisco
188 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best first course and wine pairing,Oyster with Mendocino riesling-I thought I was at Daniel NYC!
Great Parisian feeling and vibe-each course intricate yet divine. The best meal since NYC a year ago-just superb.

SF
San Francisco
161 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An attractive small restaurant. We shared the grilled cheese as our first course & we both thought it to be the best one ever. I would have the whole one next time I visit as the main course. We enjoyed the main course which was made with a mushroom. Keep in mind that the courses may be small - this is not a restaurant for giant plate filled with food. For those who demand quality this is the place to dine!

JM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really nice dining experience. Food tasted good, and was really refreshing! The dining room was clean and cozy. Staff was friendly. Price very reasonable. Good overall!

NW
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Super overrated. If you like good food that’s flavorful and waitresses that are nice when you’re paying a ton for it, this is not the place for you. All in all, only good thing was the cocktail and then pate.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friends from New Mexico greatly enjoyed their Lunch. The fish was light and tender ( the plates are beautiful) a perfect balance with the sauce. The morels were delicious! Merci chef Nicolas for the extra dish !!!! It was very thoughtful and sweet. I shall be back for sure!

l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Finally a modern fine dining concept in San Francisco is comparable to those in Europe. The style is minimal, but the flavors are sophisticated. Outstanding seafood dishes and crafted cocktails. Would go back anytime.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and experience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious & imaginative food - perfect setting for our special date!

T
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Pretentious, overpriced, and food ranging from bland to weird. This for the '6-course dinner tasting menu' + wine pairing. Gives tasting menus a bad name.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place exceeds expectations

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