The Nice Guy

4.6
686 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The NICE GUY is a place where sophisticated meets sexy. Order modern Italian dishes under a staggered wooden interior and dimly lit lanterns. Then settle into the vintage feeling with an elegant cocktail menu and encompassing mobster vibes.

Loved by fashion icons and tastemakers alike, The NICE GUY is a great place to start your night with an elegant bite or take it to the next level with live music.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was a Birthday dinner which the hostess announced as we walked up to the hostess stand which was a bit odd. Otherwise the service was great, the food was good and for having to dine on a major street they actually achieved decent ambience. We will definitely go back.

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vipGivingFeedbackHelps
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! I really enjoyed my lobster pasta and the brocolini was amazing! I got to taste the chicken picata off of my friends plate and that was savory and delicious as well.
The El Chapo drink was also tasty. Wish I had not driven so I could’ve had more el chapós.

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RebeccaT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The heater’s propane needed to be changed and we asked a few times but it never got done. The server took our order and came back 40 mins later to ask our order because he forgot. The food was rushed which was great but it was so salty that it was inedible. I never like to complain ever because we’re all human, but just some critical feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Closed but still listed.

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vipTooLegitToQuit
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Everything was great except we were seated by the back door with no heater. It was out anniversary so it was a little disappointing.

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Izhaar
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing privacy. Would highly recommend.

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vipAlaxicS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I always love going to The Nice Guy. Although things have now changed a bit thanks to COVID-19, it's still the same great food, service, and ambiance you've come to know and love.

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NadiaM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food...incredible. Pricey but worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Service was awful table next to us was so crazy loud i couldn’t even talk to my dinner guest without raising my voice :/

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vipmoisesg
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service and horrible food I will never recommend this restaurant

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AdriannaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food is pretty overpriced for the amount you get and the ambience is different in covid because you’re sitting outside. However, it is good food and the service is nice

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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hose
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is the 20th email I got for this survey!erflqerfmerklf

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really well set up for times of Covid- I felt safe and taken care of! They managed to pull off fairly similar ambiance considering it is all set up outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in town from Atlanta and I love the energy at the nice guy. Their specials are amazing and the cookies are great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I really enjoyed my experience, the food was amazing. The service was excellent. Everyone was polite

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was cute. Though I do prefer it inside. But not bad for the circumstances. Staff was great and tentative to our needs. Lobster pizza is a must. ;-)

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vipPeterS
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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carolinas
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around a great experience! Delicious food, great ambience and amazing service! Great speakeasy vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

We came to the restaurant and they told us the place a had been rented out and therefore our reservation has been canceled. And we then had to wait 45 min to speak to a manger and then finally after arguing back and forth they gave us a table. I was so disappointed since this restaurant was one of my highly recommended and took my time out of trip to make sure to go there.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for me with Hubs and Kids. Authentic food and great bar. Fun music and very comfy seating.

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JackieF
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

I suspect our experience was unique, but still very disappointing. We asked to move our reservation time by 30 minutes prior to noon the day of the reservation via phone. We were told, no problem. Upon arrival we were escorted to a very small out door patio (3 tables). There we sat, alone... listening to La Cienaga traffic. That said the service and food was excellent, but we left feeling like we were second class customers... no access to the music, the ambiance/vibe... etc. The space is super funky... but we were not given the opportunity to experience it. Clearly the staff was aware and were super given the circumstances, but shame on management to have made this call. Next stop... Yelp!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Went for a friends birthday, staff Wasn’t the most pleasant

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karlaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations and we had to wait OVER TWO HOURS! ridiculous service. Rude staff.

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vipJosh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We arrived at 7:15pm for a 7:15pm reservation for 4 people. We were told by the hostess that (1) our reservation was for 2 people, not 4 people and (ii) our reservation had been cancelled yesterday. Neither of those things was true. We pulled up our OpenTable reservation which showed an active booking for 4 people. We asked to speak to the manager. The manager said he was very sorry--that the restaurant always overbooks its tables and that we did have a reservation but they could not honor it. I've never had this experience in all my years of dining. Needless to say, I will never go back to Nice Guy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my daughter her for her 21st birthday. She loved it. We saw A$AP Rocky and the food was delicious. Drinks were $18 bucks a pop but it was a special occasion so I didn’t mind too much. Great apps and entries. I’d recommend the chicken parm but don’t expect a side of pasta. The rigatoni bolognese was good too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Bad table location

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The ambience is nice , but a little to dim you barely see the menu . My waiter just was not attentive seem to be distracted .

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipdalila
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good is mediocre but vibe is nice

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious place

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good times 😘 highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The table was the worst table they could give us better table than table on the service road which each time a waiter walk would bump us !! I did not like the experience and I have mentioned we are celebrating a birthday they did not bring a candle while we have ordered a desert !! I’ll never go and I won’t recommend it to my friends

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NotWorthCheckingOut
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waited for a table for quite a while but grabbed a few drinks on the house at the bar and enjoyed live music while we waited. Ended up with a great table, awesome meal and great service. Worth the wait. Had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Fourth time eating here - the ambiance is great but the service could be better and the food is tasty but ever so slightly lacking for the price. The vibe and decor are the best part, and the food does not quite make up for the lack of 5 star service which should be the expectation for a restaurant like The Nice Guy. Will likely be back but always expect more than we get.

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vipMelanieP
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved my experience here with my 3 girlfriends.

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DarkoK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Way too dark, expensive and not tasty at all. Chicken parm was not warm, worse cocktails ever and they gave me a wrong bill. Only good thing was a photo both

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greatsteak1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had to wait 40 minutes to be seated for our 8pm reservation.

FAQs

The Nice Guy does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. The Nice Guy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 360-9500.

The Nice Guy is rated 4.6 stars by 686 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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