The Nice Guy
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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Spicy Tomato Sauce, Stracciatella, Grilled Bread
Pomegranates, Parmigiano, Pepitas, Lemon Vinaigrette
Marinara, Mozzarella, Pine Nuts
Fantastic food and service!
All around a great experience! Delicious food, great ambience and amazing service! Great speakeasy vibe!
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.
Birthday dinner for me with Hubs and Kids. Authentic food and great bar. Fun music and very comfy seating.
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!
Went for a friends birthday, staff Wasn’t the most pleasant
We had reservations and we had to wait OVER TWO HOURS! ridiculous service. Rude staff.
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.
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!
Bad table location
The ambience is nice , but a little to dim you barely see the menu . My waiter just was not attentive seem to be distracted .
Amazing as always
Good is mediocre but vibe is nice
Such good times 😘 highly recommend
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
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.
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.
Loved my experience here with my 3 girlfriends.
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
Had to wait 40 minutes to be seated for our 8pm reservation.
Good food. Helped for a great birthday dinner
Great service. Great food and great ambiance and music.
I like this place, good room, nice place. Just not very much food. Flank steak about 50% of what it should have been. Got there hungry, left hungry. Other than that, fine. I'll be back, I'm sure.
Wonderful food and ambiance, tables are little too small and extremely dark. But the food was absolutely amazing!
We loved the live music
When I arrived at the nice guy for my reservation, they informed me the restaurant had been closed for a private party and they were not honoring my reservation. It was my birthday, and I got turned away on the sidewalk and had to find somewhere else to eat last minute with my group of people. Poor form.
Waited two hours for a table then basically after we have waited they basically told us we are welcome to eat at the bar. So then we left.
We visited The Nice Guy especially from the UK for a special occasion. The restaurant was nice but unfortunately the service was very hostile. I guess that’s LA!
The food was not good, the lobster pizza was so spicy and hot, we couldn’t finish it.
The place was so dark that we couldn’t see the menu.
Not worth the hype.
Very nice place!
The atmosphere is awesome, you feel like the goodfhater’s movie
The pasta was incredible. Extremely intimate setting. Pretty perfect for a date!
Tom’s of fun.
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
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.
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.
Great night. Food, service and ambience all were fantastic.
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.
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.
The Nice Guy does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Nice Guy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 360-9500.
The Nice Guy is rated 4.5 stars by 668 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.