The Nice Guy

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$30 and under
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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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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pasta was incredible. Extremely intimate setting. Pretty perfect for a date!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tom’s of fun.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Whenever I come here I always get shoved into the same corner with no view of the restaurant and always near an extremely large and LOUD party! I had to yell the whole night for my date to hear me...
I love the food here though so I keep coming back but it’s getting difficult to come back

IS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was very good. A bit over priced for Italian food but apparently a lot of celebs go there so many that’s why. No photos are allowed inside which is fine. The music did not match the vibe of the place at all - even though was good music, I wouldn’t choose that kind for that restaurant. The Australian barman was awesome and the wait staff also lovely.

HH
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner here. Service was good, food was good. The bread pudding will drop you to your knees. Good vibe, loud enough so you can’t here other people’s convos but not too loud where you can’t hear each other. Great music! All around sexy place.

OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night. Food, service and ambience all were fantastic.

EC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cool space. They tried to seat us outside in a terrible side area (would hate to use term patio) but did accommodate our request to stay inside. They should warn customers that their table is going to be outside before they arrive (would not eat there if we were seated outside). One of the main reasons for eating at Nice Guy is for the ambiance of the room.

F
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

No flexibility on the menu options. Portions were small. Pasta was average. Too many other good restaurant options in WHO. We won’t be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very low-key spot on a Tuesday evening. The food was incredible, the service was great, and the space was well curated and beautiful.

SH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

This was my second time dining at The Nice Guy. The food and drinks were great as expected, but the service was not great. Our waiter acted like he didn't want to serve us. He greeted our table and asked us for our drink order. We asked for water, he asked us what kind, we responded tap is fine for now. After that he never came back to check on us. I had to keep asking someone in passing to send our waiter to the table. We ordered our food. I don't eat much so we decided to share and appetizer and pizza. When
I told him we would be sharing, he rolled his eyes took our order then left. He did not return to our table after that. When we realized he was not going to return to the table to check up on us, I asked someone in passing to send our waiter to our table so we could order drinks and another woman came to help us. I feel as if the first waiter was not please at what we ordered and did not value us as paying customers. I feel as if he did not want to take our table because he felt we would not spend enough money to get the desired tip he was looking for. As good as the food and drinks are, I'm not sure if I would come back here. I didn't feel to welcome.

i
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food great music & ambiance as usual!

KR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in LA, I come at least one a month.

SY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went to The Nice Guy before a show at Largo. This is an old-school Italian restaurant. Everything is a la carte. The prices are high. The food is delicious. We all cleaned our plates. How can you complain? Chopped salad is great. I had the skirt steak which was also excellent. Great wine selections. Great cocktails. My Old-Fashioned was perfect. And the piano player/singer was amazing. Added so much to the experience.

F
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Sunday night and had great unobtrusive service- despite a change in server due to s shift change. Food was spectacular and the atmosphere made for an evening that felt like a special night out! I can sense that a weekend night would likely have a more vibrant tone. We will definitely be back!

HR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved The Nice Guy only complaint would be that it’s very dark you will need your phone light to see the menu

JB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was treated like royalty when coming into the Nice Guy by valet, and matched service inside from Andre and Jovie our hostess and waiter. Definitely recommend for dates or just an escape from the city within the city. We will definitely be back! Jamie

OD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came in with my date for cocktails and dessert. We both really enjoyed our time and Katrina was very attentive.

J
Oxford
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and entertainment. Service is a bit ropy and the place is too dark to even read the menu.

LC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambience and simple, perfectly executed dishes. Transports you to another time and place. Once your eyes adjust! Very dark st first but not a problem. Thoughtful, gracious service. World class pizza. Perfect pasta. Loved the chopped salad and Brussels sprouts. Kitchen on the slow side- we were in a hurry to see a show at Largo and cut it close. So go for a leisurely dinner instead or make sure the kitchen knows your time restrictions. Excellent find!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eggplant parm is FUEGO!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Sat us in a terrible table. But overall cool experience.

O
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was really good, everything tasted really good & fresh
The restaurant was dark, needed the phone lights to read the menu& see the food.
The photo booth was a really nice touch.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst treatment I’ve ever received in a restaurant.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Appalling food at extortionate prices - venue is nice but no photography policy sucks

SL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although a few things are a little bit overpriced for what it is, still extremely great! Every dish we had was amazing ! Highly recommend this place for a good time with friends!

RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambience. Cookies were divine. Definitely worth going to for a Hollywood experience.

ND
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing spot with very friendly staff. Great food and drinks would highly recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

We visited this restaurant with our family hoping to experience something special and local. The food tasted really good and the atmosphere was amazing. The valet was helpful as two of our kids did not have long pants which this restaurant requires the men to wear. My only disappointment was with our server who was not very kind and certainly did not seem pleased to have us in her section.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food. The only reason I didn’t give it five stars was the restaurant was so incredibly dark. I had to use my phone to see the menu and you could barely see it eat. I get that maybe celebs come in and do not want to be seen but maybe wait til after 8 to turn down the lights that low.

OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good service

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrating engagement

JB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone made us feel welcomed and treated us like VIP’s. The food is outstanding and the cocktails are unique and delicious.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very rude and they did not mention there is a dress code ANYWHERE but it happens that someone else did not follow the dress code they can stay because they paid for there special occasion! But others they can’t stay because they did not pay!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We booked a table and got bar table and told waitress that we wanted elsewhere but she said thats the only place available although lots were .

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it they made us feel sooo good

E
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Very classy, great wine and overall a great place to meet and have drinks with friends.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted and seated immediately; always a great start for any dining experience. Started off with two signature cocktails , the “jojo” and “Nice for what“, drinks came out promptly and chilled to perfection. Second round of drinks , I ordered old fashions a martini. Our server burned my orange peel table side adding a very nice touch! For starters, our waiter recommended the calamari; it was crisp, lightly seasoned and cooked just right. Excellent! I opted for the Bolognese and my date tried the Lobster pasta. Meat sauce was rich, and tasty, her lobster pasta was superb. The portions were perfect ! Leaving just enough room for dessert. We ordered the peach crisp and waited for about 15 mins only to find out they were all out. I was looking forward to it - I’ll be back for it without a doubt! Hats off to the staff, very very attentively professional. Thanks for an amazing dining experience! Nice Guy for the win!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We felt a bit rushed. Although we appreciated the staff checking on us we felt like we couldn’t really enjoy a conversation without being interrupted and couldn’t enjoy our starters before our dinner got there.

NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Server kept spilling everything including red wine on my Gucci pants

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The cost of drinks is crazy expensive. My wife had 2 cranberry spritzers and it cost $36!! Not fair. Not fair.

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