Nick's Manhattan Beach

4.8
936 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 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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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Hostess was selective and trying to seat us at the bar area even though we had reservations and tables available in main area, we asked why and she said others were there first. Who did she mean, I don’t know. She added “we treat everyone equally” not sure why she even added that all we asked was can we sit at the main area not bar. For the waitress, Please wait for me to finish shewing my food before you remove my plate.

LJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food and service were very good, as usual. However, next to our party was seated a group of about 6-8 very, loud women. Thy talked loudly, laughed loudly and completely impacted our experience. I felt badly for their server. Clearly a situation that nobody knew how to handle. Next time, we will ask to be reseated if that happens.

FT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

35th birthday celebration but the waitress didn’t acknowledge it till we were leaving.

LM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Nicks. I think their pricing is fair and their food is good. I am in love with their Kale and Quinoa Salad. The texture is amazing. So good. And their butter cake... to die for!! A must if you go there. Can’t go wrong.

CB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicks is our favorite Manhattan Beach Restaurant to go to when we visit our son in the area. Saturday Danielle waited on us and she was wonderful. The atmosphere is great and the food is always excellent.
The shrimp taquito appetizer is to die for. The salmon was very good. The blackened fish sandwich was very good. Everything we’ve ordered has been great.

AJ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fish sandwich was delish and sea bass was good, a little overcooked.. Limited selection on the menu though. Butter cake and lemon cake were awesome.

TJ
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food

T
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service is usually very good. This night was not what we’re use to. Food very good though.

w
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John was a great server! Food is consistently good-flavorful. Keep up the no corkage fee.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made it amazing

PP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

My first time at Nicks for breakfast and I was disappointed. The food(pancake and hash browns) was not that good at all and the coffee was terrible. The service was sporadic. Too many servers just standing around.

P
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Good service and great location. Menu had a nice variety to chose from. We loved everything we ordered. Will go back there again for sure!

BB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick's is always good in all respects. Food, service, everything. Plus, we screwed up our reservation on a busy night but they managed to make it work.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely outdoor patio, food all good, bit pricey. Had to ask twice for water & tea refills. Birthday dessert not complimentary. $13 for Butter cake but it was outstanding!

UE
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is amazing, food is always solid. Love bringing the kids so they can run around in the fountain out front.

s
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and delicious food

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Mediocre. 4th time there. Liked it before. Mediocre tonight. Resting on their laurels. Food was meh. Filet mignon not tender and not Great. Burger was small and not great They ran out of Chilean sea bass and artichokes ... and cappuccino. Wtf? We are locals and Won’t be going back.

MM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick’s is by far my favorite restaurant that serves great breakfast, lunch and dinner.

They only serve breakfast on weekends which is a bummer.

Food, representation, ambiance AAA+

Definitely best restaurant in town!

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

Decent ambience & fantastic menu with exceptional service but location attracts couples with young children, can expect to hear crying during AM dining.

t
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and amazing service

TS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great location! Some items didn't come out timely for my guest, but the food was so wonderful (particularly the Chilean Bass) that all was forgiven. I will definitely return and will definitely recommend Nick's. Great value (though not inexpensive, but worth it).
I took a top client here for a dinner and they absolutely loved it.

JV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place! We came for a late lunch, so it was not crowded, and there was plenty of patio seating. Our table had a view of the pacific. Food was delicious, and the staff was wonderful.

YG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have never been disappointed when going to Nick's. The food is always fresh and prepared well. The staff is always friendly and professional.

LI
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We waited 15 min for our table on a not too crowded night. When we got there a pie with condensation was dropping on me. They were not too attentive filling water glasses. Wine pour was generous & of excellent value. The salads were fantastic! The ciopino was just ok, not great quality shellfish & fish had skins in it - tasted good but sloppy presentation
Salmon portion tiny & enchiladas way over priced!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting menu. Tasty food. Nice presentation. Good service.

DB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! The patio is the best place to be seated.

KC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

Our server was annoying, trying to be too "friend" -ly to my husband. He wasn't pleased with the waiter's attempts to be personal because we are not here to be friends, dude, we are here to eat dinner with one another and not have you inserting your - what you think - is appropriate, but NOT comments. Also, the petite filet is about 4 bites. Way too small. I also say one waiter deliver food to another table while having dirty dishes resting on his arm. TACKY.

JR
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such an amazing experience here! Veggie burger is too good!

DT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service from Jon was excellent. The food was excellent as well.

PB
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and great service. Everything about it was top notch. We will be going back soon. Sea bass was the best I’ve ever had!

l
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Disappointed that Chilaquiles are no longer offered at this location. In addition, the Cappuccino has less foam than in the past. Can you bring back the old espresso machines?

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed at Nick’s. Celebrated my wife’s birthday with Chilean sea bass and seafood enchiladas. Both dishes were excellent. We always feel welcomed and taken care of at Nick’s!!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up with high school friends after 30+ years

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parking in the area was tough! A lot of beach goers. But, we were greeted with a warm smile and excellent service by our server, Sarah! She was very friendly and very accommodating!

TA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. Our waiter was amazing

KG
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great as is the service.

TA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

You took off my favorite item, the steak salad!! The thai salad was great and we will be back.

LH
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our fave/go to place in all of Manhattan beach. It's always busy and the food and service are always consistently great.

DM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicks is awesome. Great value for the money. Really a swank place.

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