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About Permanently Closed - Nieto's
This restaurant is permanently closed. A Re-Concepted Restaurant in the Fabled Carlos’ Space by Carlos and Debbie Nieto. Nieto's is decoratively updated although the gracious wood paneled walls remain. The dining room still has an imtimate feel to it, with a more "club" like atmosphere. The menu is extensive but familiar with modern day tweeks. Comfortable for family gatherings and dates alike.
Highland Park, IL 60035
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 5:00pm - Close. Closed Tuesdays.
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call for details.
Private Party Facilities:
Let Nieto’s host your next event. Our private event spaces can accommodate parties ranging from 5 to 60 guests for a seated meal or up to 75 guests for a cocktail reception.
Private Party Contact:
Private Events Coordinator: (855) 587-9080
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Nieto's - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
Thank you Carlos and Debbie for more than thirty years of truly wonderful evenings. We have had the good fortune to share so many of the most memorable dinners of our lives with you. We reminisced on this last night about where we sat, who we were with, what we ate through anniversaries, birthdays, retirement parties, Christmas eves, wine dinners, business meetings, and just ordinary evenings. No matter the circumstances, it was always beautiful and delicious food matched by gracious and friendly hospitality that we will never forget. We thank you and wish you health and happiness for many years to come.
We are sad to see them close
We’ve gone three times this past month and
WE ARE GOING TONITE TO SAY ARRRREVADARCHEEE and enjoy a break the fast meal here....
This space is deeeelish cozy fabulous service friendly owners singing waiter walking distance to our home and consistently YUMMMMMM
SEE you at cafe Centro another wonderful gem of
Darlene and Howard Schuff
Very mediocre. First order of artichoke hearts were hard with very little meat. Hostess brought out another one and it was exactly the same. I had the seafood salad and the seafood was overcooked, although the dressing was tasty. Service was very slow and one of the entrees was cold. Since we had waited so long for our meal we didn't request another one.
We love Nieto's! Such a great spot for informal get-togethers. Nice Ambiance, excellent food, and convenient location. Carlos, Diane and their wonderful staff really make you feel special by personally ensuring you have an enjoyable experience. I would classify it as upscale casual as the menu offers anything from gourmet burgers to salads to delicious entrees. Lucky for us, they offer a children's menu for our picky eaters. If you haven't tried it, you are missing out on a little piece of Highland Park history.
We always have a good meal and experience at Nieto's. Because this is a local family owned restaurant, the staff takes extra care in serving customers. The menu is full of variety. Our group had a skirt steak, white fish seafood salad and hamburger and each was properly cooked and generously accompanied with vegetables or potatoes. The chocolate pudding and key lime pie desserts are worth the calories.
Always a good experience. The Kobe beef burger was probably the best burger I've ever had. Absolutely delicious. My husband had the fish tacos --- again. Because he loves them and can never pass them up. Really, a great local neighborhood experience and very reasonable. Everyone treats you like you are their favorite person, and they were just waiting for you to come back. The attitude is "so glad to see you -- we missed you!"
menu is basic but appeals to all tastes and they are willing to accomodate if you want to change some parts of the choice; portions are large and easy to split. Wine portion was generous and good choice of wine; waitor was pleasant and both owners of restaurant came by to check on us and visit; very pleasant experience and all four of us will return soon; i have recommended nietos to friends; i was there a few years ago and it has kept up its standards and even improved. enjoyed the small scoop of homers ice cream for dessert, it hit the spot.
My wife and I decided to try Nieto's for her birthday. From the reviews, it seemed like a nice restaurant. As reviews said, Debbie is a wonderful hostess. Unfortunately, the evening declined after her greeting. The food was just OK. My wife had a ribeye steak and I had short ribs. We have had better of both. What they called gazpacho was more like cold cream of tomato soup with small bits of celery in it. Our server was nice, but seemed busier elsewhere. He knew the people at the table next to us so he spent a lot of time there. He shook and poured a drink for someone at that table and also brought along a shot glass so that he could take some of the drink for himself. It is rare to find servers take some of a drink from a diner. I had made sure that the restaurant knew we were celebrating my wife's birthday. At most restaurants we have been to, the staff will at least mention it and wish a happy birthday. Nothing. No mention. I was not looking for a free dessert - maybe just a candle in the dessert that we ordered. Nope. We do not mind spending over $100 for dinner (as we did at Nieto's) if the service and food are worth it. This clearly was not. On the way out, Debbie handed us a flyer for $10 off our next meal there. It will not be used.
We went to Nieto's for a Mother's Day dinner, and were taken right in on time for our reservation. We were treated with great personal hospitality, as the owner, Debbie, came right over to provide a vase for my mom's flowers. My parents are elderly, and so excellent service makes a big difference. The waiter treated them wonderfully, and bent down to talk so they could be heard.
The menu was large, and what we ordered was prepared beautifully, and was wonderful! Every one of us loved our dishes. Between warm hospitality and outstanding food, it was a great experience, even though crowded for a holiday.
I would go back any time and recommend this highly.
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