Nick's Manhattan Beach

4.8
759 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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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome. We went for brunch and the food was excellent-waffle and skinny omelette. The eye opener beverage was delicious!

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

The place is great and the service awesome. The food came lukewarm and even after requesting it be warmer it still didn't come out hot.

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

Nicks is always great! I always order the Cioppino, shrimp taquitos and French Dip sandwich, all are soo yummy!

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

Excellent food and service. We loved the atmoaphere too and really enjoyed the experience at Nick's.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything went smoothly, just like you want it to.

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

Great service. Excellent food. Great experience at a great value.

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

Excellent service. Great food. A bit pricey but you definitely get your money’s worth.

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

Fantastic experience. Excellent food and ambiance. Overall, a pretty good value.

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

Could not have been a better evening. Wonderful server, food and company. One of our favorite restaurants

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

Everything was great. There was one dish, the Spicy Thai Salad that was not the level we expected, but server and the management went above and beyond to correct the issue.

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

Great outdoor seating!! They have heaters too for breezy temps. Was catching up with a friend, super attentive but let us drink wine and enjoy our time.

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O
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and serve were good. There seems to be a push to order more alcohol multiple times, which sort of take away the other good things. I would only recommend this restaurant for someone who is going order lots of drink

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G
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal celebrating my birthday! Great service, delicious food. Nick’s is the best restaurant in the South Bay!!

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b
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick's is our favorite place in MB. Food is always excellent as is the service and my husband is most difficult to please. So keep up the great job.

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DH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, service perfect, just the right amount. Really like how you can ask any of the staff a question, and the reply is very thoughtful, even considering a busy dining room.
Thanks, we will be back!

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and food, top class all around. Nick's sets the bar higher so other restaurants have to step thier game up. All of thier servers are awesome and I never had a plate I didnt enjoy. The drinks and bartenders are of the highest quality and caliber the skinny margarita with casamigos anejo is super refreshing and enjoyable my mom and I really love it. I've enjoyed the fried chicken plate and the ribeye taco plate that is special , I've come for breakfast and had thier huevos rancheros with pancakes, all 5 stars.

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious and great service! Entrees are often big enough to share.

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GA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Definitely something to look forward to. The artichoke appetizer was fantastic.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy the food here. I have always liked everything I have had here. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

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n
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! My new favorite restaurant!

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CT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service!! The shrimp taquitos were delicious as an appetizer. I enjoyed the Chioppino...full of good seafood. Most importantly, you MUST try the warm butter cake. Best dessert I’ve ever had in my life. I understand why the waiter really recommended it. We will be back the next time we’re in Cali! Perfect place for a birthday celebration.

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FS
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The seafood was outstanding and the tuna tartare appetizer was fantastic and fresh. The wine and cocktails were very good. We sat outside and the weather was chilly. I had to keep asking for my water glass to be refilled but that was the only negative remark. Everything else was great.

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SK
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicks is always good but this visit I was with my elderly parents who were not easy customers. Our waiter was patient and thoughtful and the food was perfect. Highly recommend for even the pickiest of eaters! Lovely evening.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Girlfriend and I went here for our anniversary, everything was outstanding and delicious. We were seated in the bar area (not at the bar) my only note would be the bar area had sports playing and it didn't really feel like a "sports bar" kind of place. Felt a bit distracting from the rest of the ambiance. Everything else was great.

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l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I went to Nick's in Manhatten Beach prior to a concert. It was perfect! Our waiter was so professional and friendly. The food was great. I would love to go back.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun atmosphere, solid service and great food

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy my meals at Nick's. My favs are Chilean Sea Bass and Short Ribs, but I've enjoyed everything I've eaten. The Warm Butter Cake is a must have.

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NK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service

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s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We dine at Nick's quite often, they are busy on weekends so we always make a reservation.
Reservation was for 6:00 pm for party of 4, we all came few minutes early but were not seated till 6:30 pm.
Having to wait little is understandable, but 30 minutes is too much.

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IN
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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DC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Disappointing, at 11:30 on Sunday they were still serving off the breakfast menu and would not allow us to order off the lunch menu.

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C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable. Neither too trendy, nor too stodgy, Nick’s does what it sets out to do well. If you are looking for a chef-driven artistic meal, this isn’t the place for that kind of evening. But if you want a good, reliable meal that feels modern and familiar at the same time, served in the comfort of a neighborhood spot, this is your place. The menu is just the right length. There’s something for everyone, but not so many options that the kitchen can’t do them all well. My husband loves the Grilled Steakhouse salad. Sometimes I’m just jonesing for their Bistro Plate. The Asparagus Fries are nice twist on the standard French fry starter. And if you leave without trying the Warm Butter Cake, you’ve missed out for sure.

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L
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nick's is our go-to "Girls Lunch" spot. The food is really great, healthy and creative. The service is excellent and everyone is friendly! Favorite Manhattan Beach restaurant!

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

Birthday fun!

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TB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, excellent food! Servers were attentive without being intrusive. Great place for dates, or to bring family and friends.

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AL
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal and everything was fine. As in most parts of Manhattan Beach, parking is a pain

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BG
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. But the service was even more impressive. Kudos to our server Chelsea and the manager, Krista. Great experience altogether.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and perfect atmosphere. Bring your own wine policy and complimentary corkage fee on first bottle of wine a huge plus! Hot towelettes at the end of dinner was a very nice touch. Highly recommended.

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LH
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for a birthday dinner with a close friend. Everything was perfect, best service in the Southbay. The food is outstanding,
Easily one of my favorite places.

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JW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and Outstanding Service. Every time!

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