Nick's on 2nd

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634 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list in an upscale yet casual environment. Nick"s is located in the heart of Belmont Shores on 2nd Street. Our intimate restaurant features a chic island bar, walls of glass and a spacious outdoor patio, perfect for people watching. Our exhibition kitchen highlights the talents of our passionate culinary team.

Nick’s is dedicated to perfecting the dining experience through continuous innovation, offering the highest quality food and beverage, and executing impeccable standards of hospitality. The deeply instilled Nick’s culture is personified by its Ladies and Gentlemen – professionals who share a single focus and are inspired and committed to offering great service and creating positive memorable experiences.
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Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love nicks -the food and drinks/ wine are the best! And consistently excellent service. But the noise level oooooh way too noisy.

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Too loud poor acoustics

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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JJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

Ok venue nice location, a bit to loud inside for me.great food and service.

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FW
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice place, prefer nicks in Laguna Beach. Great service....

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DB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love Nicks ! Something about the ambience and the always interesting menu, besides being delicious.

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TN
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Nick's is consistently excellent...it's one of our favorites. My wife and I enjoyed the steak salad, which was nicely served with the steak on the side, and the Scottish salmon. Service was awesome as well.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Met my daughter for brunch. She really enjoyed the California Omelet. I had the short rib Benedict. It was good. Great vibe and location. Parking lot across the street made it easy!

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been going to Nick's for years but have never tried their weekend brunch. With three beloved friends in tow, I finally indulged. Nick's has outstanding service, and we were pampered. The food was incredible--light fluffy waffles with fruit, omelettes to die for, biscuits, and the coffee is always rich and plentiful. I saw a plate of fried chicken and waffles go by--I'll be getting that next time.

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience always excellent

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LM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food & service are always delicious. It is always too loud though.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adam was our server and he was amazing. I have been to nicks before in the last few months but hands down Adam by far has been the best server thus far!

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A
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had the salmon a couple of times at two different Nick's locations. Both were excellent. Great bar at both locations A go-to place.

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RJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The Restaurant was very loud so loud that we could not hear each talk across the table. Where we were seating was next to the wall between the Bar standing area and the restaurant part. People standing in the bar area was standing over us while we were trying to eat and talking to each other. I felt very uncomfortable.
The Salmon was cooked to perfection. The Service was excellent.

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RW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome as always!!!! Better acoustics are needed at some point, waaaaayyy too loud. Love the energy of the restaurant but you should be able to have a conversation with someone across the booth from you. Food and service 10+++++!!!!!

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DA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always fresh and delicious. I went out of my comfort zone and ordered the baby back pork ribs and they did not disappoint. The meat completely fell off the bone and was super flavorful. The service was impeccable. Our waters never got below half full before the server came around to refill. Nicks is always a staple in our date nights and will continue to be.

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SM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Lila, was fantastic... made our birthday lunch really special..

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ML
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Haley was excellent - very attentive but not intrusive. Food was awesome as always. Nick's is on the expensive side, but still one of my favorite restaurants as the quality is always great. I wish it were not so loud inside. I usually sit outside so it is quieter, but the weather hasn't been nice so have been sitting indoors recently. It is VERY loud inside.

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M
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hamburgers

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J
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Try the chicken and waffles it’s delicious. The French toast is my second choice

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J
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nicks is consistent, the food is really good and the atmosphere is fun.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here for the first time to celebrate my parents’ 39th wedding anniversary - Amber was great and everyone even signed a card for my parents. That small gesture was so thoughtful and made the experience even more special! Food was OUTSTANDING and I highly recommend the lemon cake! Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

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DD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a 6PM reservation and it was extremely loud at the back of the restaurant...hard to have a conversation at normal levels.

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CR
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick's never disappoints. The service is consistently top-notch and the food and drinks are always on point. Fun, friendly vibe always.
Can get a little pricey if you're drinking. Would be nice if they had lunch prices, as it's a great place to go during the day, but just as expensive as dinner.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I had a reservation at 8 and the place was nice. The ambiance was okayish and there was a really loud table of drunk women close by. I ordered a veggie but which tasted good and the soup of the day was great as well! Limited vegetarian options with nil vegan options. However, it’s slightly expensive being a regular restaurant and not one of those high end ones.

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Nick's. The food and drinks are fantastic. It is just very busy and you would be best served to make a reservation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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TL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great but the server made the experience awesome!

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S
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection once again! I am a teacher and one of my students purchased a gift card for me. The food was consistent~ delicious.

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MS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were greeted with a friendly smile . They seated us out on the patio , we requested the patio due to the business of the restaurant inside .. enjoyed asparagus Fries & ahi tuna tartar . Yum ! All of our dishes were Amazing ! Finished off with the famous butter cake .

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so delicious I recommend it there shrimp taquitos and salmon are amazing

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, the staff could not have been any more welcoming and made an effort to make our anniversary special

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CB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love nicks, great food, great atmosphere. It was my second time there this week!

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Was cold in the outside area next to the pull down windows on a windy night

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JR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nick's is the beat restaurant in Long Beach. They've got it all.

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JP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 2

We made reservations for 5 for a graduation. I called made sure all was well. Asked questions about a special table. We arrived about 25 minutes early for our reservation. They said they were going to seat us as soon as they could. We stood for 40 minutes. There is no waiting areas. The bar is jammed packed . This is a Wednesday @12:30 pm.. The noise level was horrific. It’s like an old updated diner. I had expectations for a more quiet relaxed lunch for our daughter’s College Graduation. I was kind of bummed.
Food is good. Servers were nice and prompted as well.
You just need to know your not going to chat a lot or hear anyone in your party. If none of this bugs you go for it!!

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BS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a reservation. We were seated 15 minutes later. We were concerned about time because we had a show to attend so we only had 45 minutes for dinner. They knew we were in a hurry and they were very responsive. We were out of there in 45 minutes no problem. Food was fantastic. Service fast and friendly. Noise level was loud...the only negative but overall 5 star

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MC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. My favorite 2nd street eat for special occasions or when friends are in town. The prime rib dip and butter cake are ALWAYS a must.

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TT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here a number of times.. and the quality of food and service is always good....

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