Nick's Manhattan Beach

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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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N
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Nick's for my and my honey's 3rd anniversary. I had been scoping this place out for a while so I was excited to finally make it!

Had an excellent server. Don't recall her name, but she was amazing.
I love that you can bring your own wine with complimentary corkage on the first bottle!

Ambience was good, but not great out on the patio. There's other establishments on that promenade, and there were SO MANY KIDS running around out there, literally right out side of the patio. It was super loud and cheapened the atmosphere for a while. Once they left (after about 30 minutes in to our reservation) it gained more romantic vibes. Probably would've been better had we sat inside.

I had Buttermilk Fried Chicken. IT WAS DELIGHTFULLY DELICIOUS! My only issue was that my bite was tender (dental work), so I didn't want the corn on the cob. I asked if I could sub it for a softer vegetable, but the server told me that the biscuit and the corn come as a pair, so if I removed the corn I'd lose the biscuit. My only option was to swap the corn for a second biscuit, which I let my honey eat, and purchase a different vegetable. That really sucked. I did it, though, and got the kale, which was incredible!

My honey got the Sea Bass. I had a taste it was perfect. He loved it, and he is hard to get rave reviews from LOL.

We tried the famous butter cake, and boy I'll tell ya - there's a reason it's famous! All I can say is get it! lol
We did see two different tables get the lemon cake, and it's a HUMONGOUS slice! Enough for 3 people to share and be satisfied.

Finally, we received hot towels at the end for our hands. I LOVE THAT!

They gave us a signed card for our anniversary, which was very nice! All in all my experience was amazing and I can't wait to return. Unfortunately, I likely won't get the chicken dish again because I have trouble with corn on the cob, and I don't want to have to spend $6 or $7 to replace it every time.

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YF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great, service was great, the music a bit too loud considering it was 8:30a. Felt like a nightclub.

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

Ask for Caesar for a waiter. Excellent service.

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EG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all-time favorites. Never had a bad meal and they always go the additional mile.

Fried chicken dinner and buttenrcake has been my birthday meal for the past 5 years and will continue to be so for as long as I'm eating.

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

The food was amazing as usual! Amazing service! The only place I go to when I’m the area!

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Stopped serving eggs/ brunch items at 12pm on Sunday. Market salad was one of the worst salads I've ever had.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!!!

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CP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brought my family here to celebrate my husband's birthday. Superb service! Delicious dinner! Yummy desserts! Topped off with a happy birthday card signed by the evening staff there. My husband was super happy!

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

We go to Nick's often. It's one of our go-to restaurants in Manhattan Beach. I give it 4 stars mostly because the food is very well prepared, but not "memorable." I had the seafood enchiladas this time and they were good. Five stars is for excellent. I don't remember what I had the time we ate there last. Maybe it's just because I had too many of their excellent cocktails :) The bar scene is lively and it's one of the few places in LA that I enjoy sitting in the outside patio area. Recommend as a great place to meet friends.

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SK
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Nicks!

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DS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a delightful time. The food and service was great. I had the salmon and she had the bass. Both were cooked just right.

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

The amazing staff at Nick's made for a very memorable evening out! I was dining with someone who has Celiac disease (severe gluten allergy) and our waitress Jessica just happened to also suffer from this and walked us through what to order and took extra care to make sure the food stayed safe :) The cioppino was gluten free and delicious and everything we had was super tasty! Lobster burritos - yum! I had noted on my reservation that we would be celebrating a birthday and the whole staff signed a card for my mom thanking her for celebrating at Nick's and brought out the warm butter cake with a candle that really made the dinner and her night special. I couldn't believe how nice everyone was. Nick's is a great place with a genuine staff that cares about everything they do!

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f
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick's is always a good restaurant to go to for special occasions. A bit pricey but well worth it because of the ambience and good food. We sat in the bar this time and Emma was a terrific waitress. Enjoyed celebrating our daughters birthday lunch there.

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SB
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come for good food and good service and are never disappointed.

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j
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reliable, but not boring. Food was great. Service was solid. Busy, but not too noisy to have good conversation.

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RL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We eat here regularly with visitors or special occasions. It’s always solid with consistently great food and service.

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JR
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the service and the food. Nicks is now a favorite for brunch

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

Enjoyed the dining experience at Nicks as we always do

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CC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Artichokes were amazing, get them while they’re in season. Wonderful service, delicious food, and the perfect spot for any occasion. Will be back!

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were served the biggest piece of birthday cake I’ve ever seen...

“My God”, it was good!!

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BB
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious.
Too noisy though.

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m
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mom Daughter lunch! so good! Thanks for never missing a chance to be amazing! All the food is so so good!

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and so were our servers. However the young woman working the front --hostess--wasn't pleasant. We were surprised.

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A
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Nick's and have been there many times since it opened. All our dinners were quite good, and the butter cake is so wonderful.

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AM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were great. It was my birthday and felt as though they took great care of me. I even got a birthday card signed by the staff!!

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E
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Wonderful meal.

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K
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met at Nick for a farewell dinner for a dear friend who is moving out of state. Our reservations were at 5 but ended up staying for over 4 hours! The staff could not have been more accommodating and never made us feel rushed. The food was delicious as always and the cocktails were fantastic. Thank you to your staff for making this farewell such a memorable evening. We will be back - (minus my friend) :(
Thanks again!

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f
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food and wine - music way to loud and service was disruptive

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience was excellent. Enjoyed food and service, our waiter was exceptional!

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h
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food overall was very tasty, particularly the small plates and salads for lunch. Service was very good, and wine/drink choices were fine. All together it was a delightful lunch, but on the expensive side.

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PZ
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great place to have dinner with my sweetie!

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RB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and the food was fantastic; fried chicken, sea bass, salmon and kale salad with salmon. Server was attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommend

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, ambience.

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G
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We always enjoy Nick’s but this particular visit like most of our visits to Nick’s had the same level of inattentive service as we normally experience there. It took forever for someone to ask us if we’d like coffee then it took forever for it to get to our table. When our guests arrived it probably took 10 to 15 minutes for someone even to came by and ask them if they would like coffee. It is a nice restaurant in a good location with good food but the service could certainly stand to be sharpened up a bit

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E
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and tasty meal.

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LM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick's Manhattan Beach is our go to restaurant for special occasions. Everything on the menu is fantastic and the staff is always very attentive, professional, courteous and fast. We especially like the sea bass tacos, ciopinno and baby back ribs as entrees and all the starters are to die for. You will not be disappointed, no matter what you order. Oh and I almost forgot. Their specialty drinks are really unique. I have tried them all but especially enjoy the jalapeno. watermelon margarita

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CT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal is flavorful, nutritiously balanced in just the right portions. Atmosphere is relaxed business casual

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and the friendly servers made the experience wonderful.

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JH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Great food! Service could have been better . Asparagus fries amazing! Butter cake delicious! Great wine selection.

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n
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing the staff is even better.

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