We really enjoyed Nico's 1508. Most of the food was excellent. We really liked the scallops and the brussel sprout appetizer. The crab on the salmon dish didn't taste deliciously fresh. The server was friendly and the food came out quickly. It took awhile to get our check, and we needed to get to the theater.
I had the Ceasar salad and it had the right amount of anchovies, salad dressing and I liked that it was served with flatbread. I started eating my co-worker's French fries and I could not stop, we talked about how good they were when we returned to the office. I will definitely return.
We had an early reservation because we had theater tickets. The restaurant was nearly empty when my party of four arrived; we ordered. Here’s the short of it: the restaurant filled rapidly as time evolved, and our food only arrived about 1.25 hr after our arrival. 😒 Other tables were served well ahead of us, though they arrived later. We eventually enjoyed the delicious food: The flavors, freshness and presentation were excellent. The service sucked, and that dampened our experience. No apologies, no eye contact from the waiter, and not even a thank-you for dining with us. What was up with that?! The food is excellent, albeit pricey. Make this a place for very leisurely dining if you don’t mind waiting.
Two of us ordered steaks cooked medium. Both were rare. The other entrees (scallops and chicken) were served lukewarm while all the sides, especially the mashed potatoes, were served almost stone cold.
Great experience. Met up with a good friend. We started with a burrata salad and the pork belly tacos. Both were fantastic. Then we both ate the lamb shank for our entire (served over risotto). It was fantastic. Great service and very friendly.
Nico's was a pleasant surprise. We went during restaurant week to try it out since we've never eaten there before and overall it was good. I'm a little critical only because the prices were a little high and with high prices, expectations are higher. The atmosphere was decent, but not really a place for a special occasion. It was comfortable and the service was very nice. The food was good, but not great. Nothing special to put it on a high level. The portions were good, but the value was so so since the dishes were not complex nor exciting. For a casual meal with a friend or your wife or girlfriend would be fine, but not for a special occasion.
Salmon sliders were fabulous!
The burgers were juicy and delicious and the ahi appetizer was very flavorful and beautifully presented.
It was great food and we can walk there!
Love Nico's for incredible food and wine! Great location.
The food was great. The service a little spotty but OK. Server offered drink refill but didn't bring it. Booths were a little tight but manageable. I'll go there again.
Food was delicious, only downside of the night was that they were using space heaters to heat the restaurant so was colder than one would prefer. Be aware that the online menu is not what they currently are serving, there is a newer menu
Someone is not communicating with someone. We made an Open Table reservation for lunch and arrived to find the restaurant closed. They don't do lunch. Why do they have lunch time available on Open Table? Hence the star ratings are only because we had to fill something in to submit this review. Disappointed.
Although the service was great - the food was meh. We are foodies and love gourmet. I thought it was french - but that didn't come through in the food.
Our request to put a birthday candle on the appetizer for our son who doesn't eat sweets was gratefully granted. As usual, food was the best!
Went for brunch and this is located at a cute location. Would go back!
I explained to our server that this is my guests' first time here. The consensus is we were rushed. We barely had time to enjoy our appetizers when he announced that our entree will be out in a minute. They were served too even as we were still working on the seared ahi. We were constantly being asked if he can take our plates away. No, we repeated, we're still working on our food. For the prices, each choice was something that we'd have liked to savor and appreciate. Unfortunately we didn't have that luxury. We were still sitting enjoying our wine and he plopped the bill. It was a hurried meal. It was Christmas Eve. It was an opportunity to wow new customers. It was horrible being rushed through the meal.
A very nice place; I wish they gave advance notice of restricting their menu the night we were there. It was unpleasant having to listen to other diners complaining about it while trying to understand which tables were getting comps for compensation. Were the menu not cut in half, I imagine it would have been better.
Great restaurant and bar. Menu has something for everyone. Great truffle fries.
Brunch on the deck... perfect pancakes... charming server.
We really enjoyed our dining experience. The ceviche appetizer was delicious. The pork chop is worth returning for. We dined early on a rainy day so the place was quiet. The food was paced for a very leisurely meal. The only reason I’m taking a star off is that we were seated early (4:30) for our 5:00 reservation and were just about to leave at just before 6:00, when we were asked to leave for a party of 10. To be fair the place is charmingly small and didn’t have any other seating option. However, had we arrived on time for our reservation (booked 2 weeks in advance) we would have only had an hour before we were booted out. There are a number of curtained booths for small parties that look fantastic and there’s patio dining in good weather. I’d only be concerned for groups 6+.
Kara was our server - super accommodating and pleasant :)
Had dinner at this restaurant before heading to the oracle to watch Fleetwood Mac last week. It was early, about 5:30 and the small restaurant was fairly quiet (except for the bar which you could tell was a local hangout and was fairly loud and one other table with guests about half way thru their dinner). Our waiter was scatter brained as he kept forgetting to bring us things we asked for (wine menu and then glass for sparkling water for example). Food came out fairly quick and was delicious. Definitely happy about the flavor. But when the server forgets what you need and you have to ask over and over to other servers it gets irritating ... he redeemed himself by bringing out desert out with a candle for my mil’s bday. Had he not tbh he wasn’t going to get much of a tip. The service was that bad 😕
Nico's has a very special ambience and atmosphere. Wonderful menu and excellent service staff. Just tried it on a lark, and we were very delighted. We'll be back.
Luis was a fantastic host with fabulous recommendations. I must go back for dinner
this restaurant used to be good, no longer! aaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
We had never gone to Nico's for dinner before. The bar scene was quite active, so service was a little slow but knowledgeable and helpful. We had a good dinner and a good time.
This is one of the times I wish I could give 3 1/2 stars - the food was fine - nicely cooked, decent flavors, but nothing popped, or was particularly interesting (the tiny bit of tobiko on the scallops was hardly noticeable in terms of flavor, for instance). So fine, if a little pricey, if you’re in the neighborhood. We enjoyed our dinner, but are unlikely to go back, given the options here.
Went here for dinner before a show. I had the scallops which were served with risotto and my friend had the steak. Both dishes were very good. We also had the ahi tuna appetizer and finished with the lemon cello cake. When ever in Berkeley will difinately return.
great niegbohood gem and very nice and quiet...At Last!!
My burger and fries were served cold. It took 30 minutes to get our first round of drinks and we never got our second round.
We were looking for a new place to try and found this gem. Had an early reservation (6:30) and were seated quickly. Restaurant was not busy but as the evening went on it was packed, but still never felt rushed to leave. Food was excellent although the menu was a little limited, everything was just perfect for my birthday celebration. We will directly go back again.
The food was awful (an omelet). We could not eat it.
Great service. The double cut pork chop with green onion apple butter is the most incredible
Pork chop I’ve ever had!
We had outstanding dishes and a lovely bottle of the Rose bubbly on the patio to celebrate an anniversary. Everyone had a love, delicious, relaxing time. Thanks.
Late brunch with delicious food and speedy service. Seared ahi tuna and veggie crepes were perfectly prepared and presented.
I highly recommend this restaurant
Everyone enjoyed their dinner. Mine was perfectly cooked salmon stuffed with crab!
Nico's is much improved from a few months ago. Imaginative cocktail list.
Great food and great service, very enjoyable!