Nick's Manhattan Beach

4.8
713 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 Manhattan Beach at Metlox Town Square. 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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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

my cioppino was very watery and the server was forgetting things frequently.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Nice ambience. Friendly professional staff.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing as always !!!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Spend a lot of time here. Not as much as i used to. Had reservation and were promptly seated - outdoors. Weather not conducive to sitting outside even with an overhead heater on a damp, breezy January night. with a strongly priced menu, i don't like dining with a winter jacket on. perhaps they can tell you their choices are outdoors instead of having you take the time, make the choice to dine there and then be told your table is outside? service can be solid, it can also be like they are doing you a favor.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Nick's. Great food, attentive personal & fun little splash yard outside to keep kids occupied. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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HB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This is such a consistently good restaurant - I'm so glad to have it in the South Bay.

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DS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was quiet and not crowded. The food was good. Staff friendly and helpful.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is fantastic! We get the butter cake when celebrating:)

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KB
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Nick’s!
It’s always perfect - either for an impromptu dinner with friends or a special occasion.
Food and service are always outstanding!

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TK
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reunion with high school girlfriends at Nick's was the best! Great service, great food, and great afternoon‼️

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KW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service and our server, Christian, was very thoughtful in taking our order and suggesting items that went with what we were ordering. If all your wait staff are like this conscientious and hard working young man, you guys are in good shape!!

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PR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Nicks; recommended by several locals. I took my family for a New Year’s Eve dinner, and we were all impressed by the ambiance, which was not loud and overbearing (late night). It was a quiet evening. The tables were well spaced and private enough to have a good time with your personal party. The service was wonderful, Greg and Angela were very
attentive. Everyone enjoyed their drinks and entres; wedge salad, chipino, and sea bass. I love the way they serve tea! There are very few restaurants that know how to, or CARE, to serve tea correctly. They do! I am a local and will be returning.

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Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a reservation and checked in 15min before. Since the table wasn't ready we sat at the bar. they didn't tell us at check in that they would be sending us text when the table was ready. We waited about 20min when the hostess asked us if we were still interested in having dinner, which I thought it was strange question seeing that we had reservations. She said they had texted me but I didn't reply. The hostess needs to inform the customer of what the procedure is for getting seated.
Angelica was very kind and attentive. She checked on us often. Our food came in a timely manner and it was delicious.

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New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had New's Dinner here. We came early but they went ahead and seated us. Food was good. Loved the squash soup and filet that my husband had. I had the seabass. I didn't like it as much but still good. I like a sauce which it did not have. The mashed potatoes and spinach were excellent. Loved to sit by the outdoor fireplace after dinner.

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TW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time...food fantastic...Asparagus Fries...yum

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prompt seating and wonderful wait staff. Very personable and attentive! As always the food is superb....thank you!

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Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food always great, but for some reason the music was unusually loud and not addressed immediately when even the immediate staff was aware of this...signs of restaurant is changing name or ownership?

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AC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great food, service and ambiance. Would recommend to anyone.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to several of the Nick’s location and I think this one is my favorite. The location is great, as is the service, and the menu is amazing just like the other locations. My favorite dish is the cioppino. It’s a must try.

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T
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is very good. Food is excellent. Very comfortable.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience

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RU
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of the best restaurants we have discovered in this area. Our dinner was extraordinary as was the food & service. We highly recommend it to anyone who wants fine dining at a reasonable price.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! You must try the butter cake! One of the best desserts I’ve ever had!

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MW
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Nick's Manhattan Beach with our niece who came into LAX. Food was wonderful! Good wine list. Our server, Daryl, was very attentive. Recommend it.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful.. wish we had more restaurants like nicks in the South Bay 👍🏻

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JN
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service (Gregory w/glasses), food was delish!

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BC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up with friends for a Friday night out... classy, old school bar vibe, then moved to a nice quiet patio table. Food was delicious, service great. Corkage fee very reasonable. Will definitely be back!

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RI
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Get an experienced maitre d'. The young girls and boys are pleasant but, for the price, a bit more professional help is warranted.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very quality service and delicious food

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j
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Nick's for breakfast! It is a great value in terms of pricing, they have great food, and a very welcoming and attentive staff.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicks never fails!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nicks has “streamlined” its breakfast menu and removed the items that distinguished it from other downtown MB options. No more oatmeal brûlée, asparagus omelette, etc. Service is still good but you can get a better tasting breakfast at Uncle Bills.

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Best Sea Bass I have ever had! Really good food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommend to anyone.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been to Nick’s earlier in the week for brunch and loved the food. I just had to come back and try their lunch menu. The food was amazing. The service was absolutely wonderful. I can’t wait to come back to try their dinner menu.

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LN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating at Nick's. The food is terrific and the prices are right.

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KD
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Eaten here many times. Only thing even with open table when they confirm you reservation they don’t tell you that it might be in the bar or outside. If you have children you don’t want to be in the back of the bar area. This is my main complaint. They should confirm inside outside and the bar separate

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WB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the food is excellant and our service is exceptional.

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EK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My group had a lovely evening. Entrees were prepared to perfection. Only disappointment was the bitter after-dinner coffee, and to a lesser degree the seating in the bar area after making a dinner reservation weeks in advance.

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TR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We have eaten at Nicks numerous times. In the past the Bistro plate has been quite good and a great deal. The last 2 times, though, they reduced the filet portion and changed the salad. It has not been as good as in the past. We will try it again to see. Perhaps the chef changed?

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