Nick's on 2nd

4.8
562 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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JM
Phoenix
86 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent lunch! It was a chilly day and yet very comfortable sitting outside in the protected patio with heat lamps. Not too hot like they can get. Our server, Haley, was really excellent. A sweet personality with a great smile she and her team were on top of everything. We ordered the deep fried deviled eggs to start and they were delicious. Then they cleared the plates and brought out the silverware for the shared lunch bistro that included a petit filet atop arugula and tomato on a garlic toast, their kale and napa cabbage salad and a cup of the soup of the day which happened to be cream of asparagus. I mention the place settings because we often have to ask for the extra steak knife or soup spoon when we are sharing. Details to little things make a better impression. So service impressed us. The food did too. The filet, ordered medium rare was perfectly cooked with a nice little char on the outside. Very tender and flavorful with the stack of flavors. The asparagus soup was delicious. It had a little grilled asparagus and melted cheese that was like a present at the bottom. The restaurant interior is very upscale and inviting as well.

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CG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, food and the best service in Belmont Shore

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EC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was so kind and accommodating. The food was delicious and with a host of allergies in our party it was nice to be met with options and attentiveness. I honestly can’t wait to go back for other meals.

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FS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated quite quickly on Saturday morning. Food was delicious and service was great. Because we were inside, it was a little too loud for our party...

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T
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

I ordered a filet med rare. The others in my party received their entree's but I did not. The manager came to our table and said that the chef was not happy with the steak I ordered so he was making me another. He personally delivered the steak to my table. It was cooked just as I requested.

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JF
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming to Nick's for years. Everytime is a great experience and the food is amazing. Everything on the menu is delicious. Never a disappointment!.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoughtful staff and great food! The ambiance is classy yet inviting.

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BS
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lunch at Nick's was outstanding...their food is always great. Our server was great but I can't remember his name but he was very good... The noise level is way too high - could hardly hear my friends across the table...the acoustics need to be improved.

We will come back...always a great meal.

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M
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome. Food was good.
Need to go back!

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BP
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 2

Awesome team ! Very nice ! The food is excellent !

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OT
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Nick's. We go there a lot. The food is awesome, the drinks are awsome'errrr

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D
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love the food and the atmosphere. The cost of the food was good, but the drinks are pretty pricey. We did order drinks that are rather pricey, but even so, they were a bit more than normal. However, I would absolutely go there again if I had a real, real strong craving (so delicious!!!) or for a special occasion.
Definitely for a special occasion!

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LC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful birthday dinner (hers) at Nick's. I had made a reservation and special request for a good table, and we were seated outside in a quiet corner, which was breezy and sunny. It was lovely! We had the tuna tartare for an appetizer, and the bistro plate and Scottish salmon for our main courses--with specialty drinks and wine throughout. The staff was attentive and pleasant. It was our first time at Nick's and we'll be back. Thanks for making it a special day.

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O
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I would like to start this review off by saying that I this restaurant is well worth 5 stars . But, customer service will always seal a deal with me. So, I'll give my pros and cons of this establishment and will explain why I decided that I'll give Nick's 3 stars.

Pros: Nicks is modern very open with lot's of natural lighting. you're able to see the cooks creating your orders. Waitress was nice and pleasant wasn't over bearing and knowledgeable about the menu. Now the pros for our orders were nicely plated , I ordered the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob with biscuit and gravy. The gravy was surely what made the meal great. My oldest daughter ordered the petite bistro which I would consider a lunch time special. Included was a petite filet with butter sauce on top of a garlic bread , a house salad, and soup of the day which was a onion soup . She loved her meal . My youngest had the classic cheeseburger, fries . Which she also loved. The fries Were very good. We all ordered desserts I ordered the butter cake it reminded me of Mastro's which is delicious , fudge sundae was good but , too much whip cream, And an old fashioned brownie which was good as well. Might I add their strawberry lemonade is one of the best . The shrimp tequitos are must try .

Cons: the chicken breast was very bland tasting and was fried very hard. The waitress never asked if my daughter wanted salad vs baked potato and never asked what type of soup she wanted so she ended up with the onion soup that she didn't like or finish. Now as far as customer service goes the thing that triggered for me to lower this rating is because of the host . I never got his name but his condescending mannerism bothered me. I arrive and check in with my reservation immediately he grabs menus and takes us to our seats as He's taking us to the very back of the restaurant (which is not my favorite place to be seated) so , I ask if we can sit outside since It's nice outside anyways. He p

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SB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Really REALLY noisy.

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love this restaurant

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P
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun, casual dining. The very American food satisfied and was very reasonably priced. Our server was efficient and fun.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way !!!!

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RF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Potato salad all potatoes not cooked all the way. Uncomfortable booths, 3 of us our feet could not touch the floor will request table next time. Also would like to see more variety of beers on tap. Wish one dessert could have been comped due to celebrating a birthday since ordered two would be a nice perk!

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ST
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and very tasty food ... the meat loaf and mashed potatoes were fantastic!!!

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AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and Nick's is amazing restaurant anywhere its located!

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c
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicks is the best! Always good food! The people who work there always make sure you have a good time! Love Nicks!

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were on a quick trip. I looked on a website for places the locals would go to.
It was a great find. I would highly recommend booking a table a day ahead, as it was very busy on a Saturday afternoon.

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T
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

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JK
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new fav restaurant!!

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MC
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As good a steak as I’ve had at other top steakhouses

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JK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Nick's with my wife and our two daughters for her birthday. The food was excellent and the service was superb. My wife even got a nice little birthday card signed by the whole wait staff. We will definitely return.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The staff was great and was always around when we needed them. As far as the food it was great I had the pancake breakfast and my girl had the fried chicken and waffles. I will definitely be coming back.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Luke warm food, slow service. Nothing special. I will not be back.

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CH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Nick's on 2nd. However, it was particularly loud on this visit. Uncomfortably so, as if the acoustics had been altered in some way. Food and service were great as always.

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very organized and very friendly great for special occasions

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was good and the food fresh and tasted excellent! Loved the birthday card touch. I will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Had indicated bday on reservations but they did not automatically bring a desert until I asked
They did acknowledge it after the fact and the mgr made a point of coming by to say they covered the desert in front of the bday guest

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burgers and service!!!

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N
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Inside is very noisy. Maybe install some ceiling features that mitigate acoustics and absorb sound.

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KK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick's is always excellent!! The food is amazing and the service is exceptional.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service by Anthony. The cioppino is so delicious. I liked sitting “outside” because it was less noisy.

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R
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! Try the french dip and the lemon cake!

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A
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Our server forgot about us for about ten minutes , chatting with a party across from us, and it wasn’t to take their order. We finally had to grab another server to take our order.
But the best Lemon Drop Martinis and Hot Fudge Sundae I ever had were at Nicks

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