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About the NIXON Chops & Whiskey

A new steakhouse restaurant and bar by Top Chef Katsuji Tanabe
NOW OPEN for lunch and dinner in uptown Whittier, CA

Brunch on Sunday

13033 Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90601
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

Cross Street:
Bright

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(562) 698-3355

Website:
http://www.thenixoncw.com/

Parking Details:
There is easy, ample public parking throughout uptown Whittier, including a covered parking structure on Bright Avenue, just one block north of the NIXON. A metered parking lot is available directly across the street on Philadelphia, with ample two hour street parking.

Executive Chef:
Katsuji Tanabe

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

the NIXON Chops & Whiskey Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (14)
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Fit for Foodies (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Casual (5)
Fun (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Spicy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Tapas (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

This new hot spot has the buzz. I can see how it appeals to the late crowd, although I am not one of them. I just want a special place with a special menu for a special occasion. My daughter and I met for lunch and asked for the back room so we could converse. The staff met our every request with such friendliness. Very creative menu.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Service is excellent and so as the food.
Easy parking, both on street and a public parking just across the street.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 12, 2018

This Resturant is a wonderful addition to Uptown.. The food and service was very good and the food menu was so interesting that we all ordered and shared.. yummy.. I will be back!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We had family in town and wanted to go to a nice place for dinner. The menu was not available online, but there was some good reviews so we tried Nixon Chops and Whiskey. The place had good ambiance, the service was good, we were greeted by a manager(?) who recognized that we were new and welcomed us and answered our questions about the new restaurant. I found the menu rather limited, but we had the filet mignon, fingerling potatoes. spinach, mashed potatoes and the brussel sprouts, and a salad and it was all delicious. I especially liked the garlic and seasoning for the beef.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Went in for lunch and everything was delicious!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Good experience. Unique food presentation, but it's backed up by the Food being great.
There aren't a lot of higher end restaurants in the Whittier area, so when SETA DINE closed
down we were saddened. Apart from Dal Rae & Cat & the Custard Cup, I constantly have to travel
to either Downtown LA or the Westside to get a decent meal. It's nice to know I have another
option.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything from the cocktails to dessert was delicious! It’s definitely a little pricey and is best for special occasions.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was amazing!

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

AWESOME EXPERIENCE IN TASTE AND SERVICE not to mention The ambiance!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food portions pretty small for the price. Steaks a little over cooked and salty.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great place. Recommend to everyone.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This is the third time we have dined there in the past few months. It never disappoints. You are treated like family. We like to dine in the patio because it's quieter. We had a party of 7 this time and we could actually hear each other's conversation. The menu is fun and creative. Wonderful steaks. I think the appetizers are my favorite. My husband LOVES the desserts. I'd describe here, but the would spoil the fun and drama! Give it a try. You will love it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went here for “date night” after it was recommended to me. Everything was GREAT!!! It’s a bit pricey tho...dinner for 2 with a couple cocktails and tip was $280.00😳 but we both really enjoyed the food, service, atmosphere and overall experience!!! We will go back again:)!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The chips and guacamole are good but so little for the price.
The steak salad was excellent. The filet mignon was excellently cooked.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was beyond my expectations... The drinks were so good.... The service was friendly ,helpful and knowledgeable... The food was amazing... The best pork chop I've ever had

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was very good but i don’t see us going back any time soon. They need to work out some kinks. Also, they had a DJ come in around 7:30-8, we could no longer carry on a normal conversation. We couldn’t figure out if we were in a night club or fine dining restaurant. The service was awful and even though the manager tried her hardest to make up for our waiter, it still wasn’t quiet enough.

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·Dined on January 26, 2018

I love this area of Whittier, and loved this restaurant when it was previously named Seta, but feel the restaurant wasn't staffed to handle the level of business they had last Friday. The service was bad, and while the food was delicious, my steak was cold when served. The waiter didn't have a clear knowledge of the various whiskeys on the menu, and when queried on the availability of a Caesar salad, he never came back with a suggestion. Very loud in the restaurant, and cocktail portions were very small. I really like the effort they put forth though, as this revamp is still relatively new, and I will give them another try. Really wish they would add a Caesar salad to their menu and pour their cocktails more liberally!

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was fine, but the service was very poor. Our waiter took a long time to take our order, the restaurant was not crowded, so it wasn’t as if he had too many tables to serve. The bus boy spilled water on the table in front of my friend’s plate and was more concerned about clearing dishes rather than cleaning the spill. My friend asked for some items not to be put in her salad and he rudely asked her why. He was actually questioning for allergies, but that is not how it was delivered in his questioning.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The restaurant layout and decor did not change much from the previous restaurant at this location. The menu is a fusion of Latin and American. The table bread was good, the guacamole was tasty and the tamarind margarita was good, but not made from scratch. It feels like the restaurant is still trying to get its bearings; the chef checked in on us and noticed my blue cheese wedge salad was short on bacon bits, it was good but it was drenched in dressing. I think with some time they'll iron out the wrinkles and do fine. Overall, a nice place for a good meal, I would recommend the restaurant (although not necessarily cheap in price).

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I would advise for the restaurant to offer more of a variety of bourbon/whiskey cocktails and a beer selection. Also, if you wish to upgrade the whiskey selection on a cocktail, you should be able to. I was informed that I couldn't because it was premixed.

We did receive exceptional and service from Melissa while we waited to be sat.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We celebrated a mommy to be...service was great, always checking to see if we needed anything. Food was delicious, drinks as well. I will definitely return!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was our second time there. Just outstanding. The food is so good and the service is even better. Tried the bacon and the octopus for starters this time. Delicious. The octopus is served with beans that are incredible. I could make a meal of just the beans. I had steak both times. Did not disappoint. What a great addition to Whittier.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Very smart, the restaurant called me to ask about my experience. So I actually gave a pretty detailed review to the person. The restaurant is new so I am hoping they will work out some food issues. Dad and daughter both ordered the steak and completely not cooked to the right temperature and dad's piece of meat did not look like a strip. Sautéed mushrooms very salty. Would order the chicharones again for sure! Desserts were yummy. Whittier needs some good fine dining so I hope the next time I go some of the kinks have been worked out. And it is unfortunate that the acoustics suck in the restaurant, was like that with the previous restaurant. Need to add to the interior to absorb the sound, looks great but no fun not being able to have a normal conversation because you can't hear the person across from you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Almost every dish was to salty

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised. The food was VERY good and the service was wonderful. The four in our party each ordered different items so we could all try. Delicious. The 1980 tuna (which I thought was going to be in a can!) was poke...very good. Shrimp was spicy and good. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the side dishes were great. Be sure to order dessert...fun and good. The noise lever is very high in the main dining room, but there is a nice patio room in the back were you can hear each other talk. The restaurant is a great addition to Whittier

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I was excited to try this new steakhouse..... but I was a little disappointed. Food was over seasoned ........ and expect to order your sides separate ........, my husband thought the pozole broth did not go well with the Salmon......... We really enjoyed Seta' much better.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had 3 appetizers (bacon with bbq sauce, ceviche, and lobster bisque) a main course with a side (pork chop, truffle mac n cheese) and desert (banana fosters) and everything except for a the desert was excellent. The lobster bisque was on the house because our main course took a while. Everybody was extremely friendly, great value, and the live music was nice as well, overall will recommend and will go back

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I really wanted to love this restaurant. Things started off great, appetizers were amazing - tried the mussels and guac with crab. Mussels had really good flavor and never would have thought cooking mussels in coconut milk would work, but it just did with the combination of herbs and spices. The guac was equally tasty and I loved the pairing with oranges and radishes. The extra dab of homemade hot sauce they recommended we try - paired perfectly too.

Then came the mains. When you say your staple is steaks the chef really needs to know how to cook a steak. My friend ordered the ribeye medium-rare and it came out medium-well. For me it was perfect so the bit i tried was amazing, but we ended up having to send it back and explain was medium-rare was. I ordered the wagyu, which tasted like liver. In my experience wagyu is more or a marbled beef and not at all what I recollected. Luckily they were willing to replace it with the filet. All in all the wagyu and filet were just ok. We also tried several sides - mushrooms, mac and cheese, brussel sprouts and fingerling potatos. The mac and cheese and potatos hit the spot, but the mushrooms were a tad too salty for me and the brussel sprouts were on the sweet side.

All in all the service is great and I think with some perfecting of their steaks the restaurant will have a good future.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The restaurant was extremely noisy! I have never understood why restaurants have to be so noisy nor why people tolerate it.

The food was good.
Side selections with the steaks were great.

Service was only fair. There were lots of wait staff coming around to the table with water, but our main server was inexperienced. This isn’t really acceptable when you are paying this much for dinner.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The decor was nice and so was the friendly staff. However, we’re not likely to return. The food was just OK, nothing special. The worst part was that there wasn’t a kid friendly portion to the menu. Even when we asked for something simple like a quesadilla or grilled cheese they had a hard time accommodating us. This was a disappointing surprise.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

First time here and I was not disappointed, there customer service was amazing and their food was just out of this world. Appetizers are a must and i recommend the Bone Marrow Sopes its to die for, there steaks melt in your mouth. Well made signature drinks and dessert i recommend there version of Banana Fosters. The only thing that threw me off is the restaurant turns into a lounge nightlife and not sure what time they close. But other then that everything was just perfect.

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