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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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
9 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
1 review
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
8 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
11 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good food. Helped for a great birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food and great ambiance and music.

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vipDaktari
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance, tables are little too small and extremely dark. But the food was absolutely amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the live music

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CatherineB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

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.

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JorgeM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place!
The atmosphere is awesome, you feel like the goodfhater’s movie

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom’s of fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review