The Nice Guy

4.6
719 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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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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vipStephaneM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always happy at the Nice Guy 🕺🏻

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vipKevin
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

My wife and I normally really love this place. The food, the music, the ambiance. We live part time in LA and always try to get here when we’re in town. We were offered a terrible table Monday night, a tiny table for two shoved in a corner by the bar. There were several other tables for two available and we were refused all of them, being told they were for 4 people only (the small booths by the door, which would comfortably fit four toddlers, not four adults) We watched all of these tables remain empty for the time we we were there. Really poor judgement and short sightedness on the part of your hosting staff. They should have recognized my wife as she has been here many times for business dinners and the like, more so than me. It’s a shame because we love the food and the ambience but we both left feeling a bit less than zero. Food was good but the night was disappointing as a whole. Do better next time.

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Willie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food were excellent! Great energy paired with a mellow vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my best friend to celebrate her birthday. The service was exceptional. The truffle fries were my favorite. I will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

When I arrived 15 minutes early for my reservation I was told there weren’t any Indoor tables available but that I could dine seated outdoor until an indoor table became available. My party and I agreed to order drinks at the outdoor patio table until we could be seated indoors. As we were being led outside I noticed at least one open booth with no seated patrons. We ordered drinks and appetizers (which were no bad), I continued to ask our waiter every 15 to 20 minutes if an indoor table was available, and he kept saying no, there wasn’t. The outdoor ambiance was somewhat lacking, and the outdoor noise of modified vehicles were distracting. After an hour and a half, I stopped asking about the indoor table, and our waiter noticed our table was visibly disinterested in the remainder of the dining experience. Less than two minutes after he saw that, a table magically opened up. As we were being walked to our inside table, I noticed half the restaurant was empty. By the time we were shuffled to the back table, my party of three was no longer interested in ordering entrees. So we finished our drinks, I paid for the table’s drinks and we left.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the ambiance !! Gorgeous restaurant with amazing food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was sooo good. Can’t wait to return. The lighting was just a tad bit dark so get ready to use the light from your phone to see the menu. But that’s not bad at all—just order everything and you’ll thank me later!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice, quaint, small and intimate. I was shocked at the size of the space, it seems bigger based on popularity but…. It was a great dining experience. Very dim lighting & no photos allowed which I didn’t mind. Would definitely dine again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!!!!

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Julia
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Went here with my boyfriend and I wearing shorts. Was told once we got there no shorts allowed. (Nothing anywhere mentioned no shorts). Not sure if that was implying both of us or just my boyfriend because other men and women were wearing shorts. Was told we can still be seated outside. We thought ok. We walk though the restaurant to the back with a side door with 2 small tables and a heat lamp fenced in. Nobody was there just us. It was so awkward and felt like it was made clear we weren’t able to belong to the main restaurant for some reason. Also there were plenty of tables inside it was a Wednesday night. Got a couple drinks and food but still spent $200 dollars. Food not great and drinks are small. Restaurant is a cool concept but the people there and the ambiance is a very bad vibe.

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Diana11111
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our reservation was for 8. We weren’t seated until 840 even though there were two very large tables that were empty. The hostess told us they were saved for the owner and another guest who never showed up. I was so embarrassed because I
had suggested the restaurant to our friend for his birthday dinner . The food was delicious and the wait staff were great.

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CarolaF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday dinner was wonderful. Food was great and ambiance amazing.

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AliciaJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. The italian dishes are phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance and photo booth is a nice touch!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family came to visit and our waiter chase made sure we had an awesome time. Will be coming here again

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ChloeH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was average and the service wasn’t great. Overpriced for what it is.

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vipJanet
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely table. The waitress was great. The food was delicious and it was an overall wonderful experience! There was a singer playing the piano who was also very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked days in advance and never got my table. They made me feel like it was my problem for booking. There were no tables inside and the girl up front said the only option is to sit outside. The outside tables are on a side walk with 0 ambiance. There were loud cars and fire trucks passing us. There was not a single person sitting outside because it is unseat-able. If we were gonna be forced to sit outside secluded from the whole restaurant then they should have informed us about that when we booked days in advance. The girl in the front told us if we wanted to sit inside we should have wrote on the instruction box when we booked that we want an indoor table? Excuse me but ive never had a single restaurant in my life tell me that. This isnt postmates for me to write in an instruction box that i want a NORMAL table with everyone else. The food may be good but when the service is bad the whole restaurant becomes horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

There is no light in da restaurant.
We had dinner in the dark we could barely see the food we ate.And the foods were less delicious than i expected.
We’ve asked for the bill and they gave us a wrong table’s bill which was more expensive than our bill. We made them realise, they apologised and changed our bill.
We ain’t be there again.
İt is not worth to spend time and pay that high price..

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love!!! Love!!! Love!!! Everything about this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These place is absolutely amazing!!! The food was great!!!! Would definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very average food. Service was Fair. Tableware and glasses were dirty. Very poorly lit, hard to see what u are eating. Don’t bother trying. So many places to try with good food service and a cleanly environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Supper cute spot, service was kinda slow but over all when we did get the waiter she was amazing.

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vipArdaB
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good good and good service!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations, got there early, still had to wait, but we were there for the experience so it was fine. Great food and drinks. No photos allowed, some people were told to stop and others were allowed, so that was kind of crappy.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

I tried to take a picture of my food and the server freaked out about no photos. I understand it’s a celebrity hot spot but she obviously saw the camera pointing down at my food. Other than that, it was delicious and the atmosphere is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Meh - overpriced. Nice interior. Slow staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Muy tranquilo la comida rica

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Made us wait for 30 min after we arrived on time for our reservation. The drinks we ordered were so awful that we sent them back, and we didn’t receive the fixed drinks until after we got AND finished our food. They never came to check on our water - we were out of water for over 45 minutes. They never cleaned up the table next to ours, dirty plates and glasses were left there long after the customers left. Truly the worst service, never coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
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
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
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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Justine
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We were seated at a nice table upon arriving, within 5 min of sitting we were asked to move to another table. Our server was very nice but I wish he would have been a bit more attentive to my table. Overall I would recommend and return

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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
8 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 :/

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 719 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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