Probably the best dinner I've had in SF in the last 10 years! It was that good. The food was simply extraordinary. The restaurant is beautiful. The service was great -- low key and very helpful. I eat at top restaurants in SF often. How I've missed this gem I don't know-- but it will now be a regular stop for us and a top recommendation for our friends and associates.
An amazing selection of courses. Chef outdid himself again.
Went here on a date with my wife. Loved every aspect of the restaurant. Would come here again, and recommend to anyone.
Wonderful food. Innovative and very good value.
This is a very creative restaurant. It is a fixed menu. You just explain what the food intolerances/requirements are and the kitchen does the rest. Very interesting tasting journey, unusual flavors and great presentation. Definitely a fun night out for foodies.
My second time at Nico
Most dishes were plain outstanding the rest very good
Nico is always a treat. The food is amazing, but it's not stuffy, as you would expect of a restaurant of this caliber. They happily accommodated my partner's vegetarianism and created a veg-friendly version of the meal that was as thoughtful and creative as the regular prix fixe dinner. They'll split the wine pairing upon request, too. The service is also impeccable. I *highly* recommend!
Everything about our evening there was quite special. Would highly recommend it excepting to someone on a tight budget.
Everything was AMAZING!!!
Amazing 5 course prix fix menu for $70 is a steal in SF. They do a "magnum of the day," where they open up a different magnum of Champagne each day and offer it by the glass. Casual elegant atmosphere, perfect for a date or catching up with old friends.
selected initially because it was one of the cheapest fixed price dinners at a michelin one star. we were concerned with the lack of a menu until the day of, ie chefs choice. however they called us ahead and asked for any allergies/likes and dislikes. this relieved our concerns on that respect. we were a bit late due to the wet weather but they graciously took us in. the atmosphere is casual but clean and neat . no frills. the waitstaff were all knowledgeable, very engaged, eager to share their knowledge and obviously enjoyed working there. the chef-owner was visible doing the final food check and the co-owner wife was about the room helping . the wine steward discussed each wine presented, why selected and answered any questions we had. a shared wine pairing was $10 extra for the second person and each then got 2 oz instead of 3 oz. more than adequate for the dinner with 5 courses(at least 10 oz). all of the food was invitingly presented , and was delicious. each of us were able to eat everything served as the allergies were accommodated with modifications that did not deter from the dining experience.
one the great gems of the city by the bay. if you are willing to try something new and let the chef truly decide the menu, this is a great place to experience one of those -"gotta tell everybody about this find"
Really great restaurant. They plan everything, really good service and the formule gastronomique offre des plats innovateurs, délicieux.
Really outstanding food in terms of taste, presentation and inventiveness. Outstanding response to the food allergies of one of our party in terms of modifications that were accurate, thoughtful and still delicious. Attentive service. Highly recommended.
Relaxing atmosphere and delicious unusual courses. Loved the set meal of 5 courses and the surprise of just having delicious dishes appear!
Outstanding tasting menu and wine pairings. This was our second visit but equally as good if not better than our first experience. Menu was heavier on fish this time but creative dishes. Loved the snapper in particular. Learned about some great new wines as well. Don't miss.
We had a wonderful dining experience! Wine was pair delightfully with the food. I only wish there were more than two asparagus on the plate! I'll definitely come back! Great, friendly and knowledgeable staff!
Thank you Nico
The food was not Michelin star quality, service was fair, value was fair. But compare with other Michelin 1 star restaurant was poor. Thank you
To be honest, every time I go here I think that one item on the menu (a different one each time) is the best think I've ever eaten . Great service in a modern setting.
Best tasting menu in town for a reasonable price. The daily menu is a set menu for the entire restaurant. I have always had a fabulous meal at Nico. Every year I come to Nico to celebrate my birthday. The staff is helpful and accommodating. I have recommended Nico to all my family and friends.
So great! We love it here. So fun.
Excellent food, imaginatively prepared and presented. Flexible, attentive staff. A few of us tried the wine pairing which included some interesting choices. Didn't love all of them but each one was fun to try and made for some interesting discussion around the table. Bottom line - a great restaurant with high-quality food.
Food and service was excellent. Great atmosphere. Staff were genuinely friendly and very accommodating. A really great experience overall.
Brilliant experience. The creations from the kitchen kept me guessing what the next course would be. The wine pairing option helped to accentuate the flavors of the food. Service was efficient and attentive and the staff were very well informed.
Our best meal in San Francisco. The tasting menu was light and fresh and delicious with interesting wine recommendations and staff attentive but not obsequious.
Nico is definitely a great restaurant and it stands out as one of the best in San Francisco. The food is spectacular and their wine/beer/cocktail list is phenomenal. Definitely going back to this restaurant!
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This is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in the city. The tasting menu reflects a Nordic food experience but at an incredible bargain. Every dish is artistic and represents an innovative combination of flavors and ingredients. The wine list represents truly unique and high quality wines. An outstanding culinary experience.
Such nice service and the food was excellent. Thank you!
An extraordinary and imaginative restaurant without appearing to try too hard. We were a varied group from disparate backgrounds and dining experience. We were all delighted beyond words. Attentive and kind staff was much appreciated.
Favorite restaurant at the moment. Food is a great mix between modern Californian on a French foundation.
The flavors.... oh my .... and the wine pairings .... divine!!!
Fantastic, creative food. Every course unique. Menu and dishes change all the time. Wonderful, knowledgeable staff. Love that you can split wine pairings.
We had an incredible dinner at Nico, and I would have given it 5 stars, but there were a few disappointments throughout the meal that didn't reflect the high cost we paid. I don't want to take anything away from the outstanding courses (the halibut changed my world), and the wine pairings (amazing) introduced us to grapes and geographies we would never have explored on our own. But our first course came without the wine (a mistake that they rectified) and in another course, my wine showed up with residual crystals floating around (replaced when I pointed it out). We ordered a duck pâté appetizer, which was delicious, but it showed up (or something too similar) also in the 4th course in a pastry with fois gras added. We wouldn't have ordered that app had we known (maybe that course was supposed to have another meat, but they ran out?). Besides these little issues, nico really impressed us, and the some of the food just blew our minds with flavor and creativity.
Nico was absolutely fabulous. I booked the reservation on OpenTable mentioning a birthday celebration and when the restaurant called to confirm the reservation, they specifically asked for the name of the person celebrating a birthday - this is something no other restaurant I've booked through OT before has done.
When we arrive, we find a lovely card addressed to my friend wishing her a happy birthday. The restaurant also personalized the menus as a memento for us to take home - we didn't ask for this either, they just automatically do this - wondrous!
Now the food and service - the food was great and the service was attentive without being overbearing. The head chef even came out to bring one of the dishes to us. Great wine pairings with the tasting menu as well.
Also, so nice to be able to hold a conversation without competing with music or the rest of the patrons in the restaurant.
I cannot recommend them enough. Just an overall fantastic experience.
We were here on New Years Eve, perfect Food, perfect wine-pairing, outstanding Service, highly recommended! thx for a very nice evening!
Outstanding cuisine thoughtfully and creatively conceived, beautifully presented. You could not ask for more from a restaurant. Perfect for a very special celebration.
We enjoyed Nico's creative tasting menu, we would definitely come back again in the future.
Amazing . . . from start to finish. Again. Get the wine pairing. We shared and it added another dimension to the meal.
Wonderful French-influenced five course meal with wine pairings in a lovely neighborhood bistro. Menu changes daily, but this evening was inspired -- from a sunchoke appetizer with a hay-based sauce to Monkfish with squash, apple and lemon verbena to South Texas antelope venison with blood orange and bok choy, everything was perfectly cooked, the presentation was spectacular and the staff was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. In short, a uniquely enjoyable and memorable evening.