Nick's Manhattan Beach

4.8
827 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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London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely vibe and great food
The waitress was friendly and nothing was too much trouble for her
Been to Nick’s in Laguna and this was the same excellent standard

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

This place is one of the toughest reservations in town. And, for good reasons. The food is good, reasonably priced. But the service is the standout.

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Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall!

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CT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very consistent, always great food and great service. Keep up the great employee training.

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L
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Manhattan Beach restaurant! The appetizer, entree, dessert and service was exceptional! Definitely would enjoy returning! The asparagus fries was a nice beginning - the Bistro plate was a perfect taste for a small eater like me, and the Chilean Sea Bass was delicious as well! Top it all off with an incredible Warm Butter cake for dessert! A little piece of heaven!! Highly recommend!!

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

Great fried chicken!

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MB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nicks is always a good option. There is something for everyone. Plus it's nice to sit outside and watch the world go by.

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KR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick's is one of my go to restaurants in Manhattan Beach! The food is always great! My go to dishes are the shrimp taquitos, the Ciopinno, the Hacienda Taco Platter with blackened sea bass and the butter cake for dessert. It's always an upbeat crowd and the service is always outstanding.

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LN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it. Especially the one bottle no corkage fee.

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HG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We love going to Nick's and always recommend it to everyone, take friends and family visiting, or just for a nice dinner out, birthday, anniversary, etc. As always this past Saturday night, our food was excellent and perfect as always....however, our server not so much. She was very scatter brain, never brought what we asked, including water after sitting there for 15 minutes. She had been there for a month (she said) but it honestly seemed like her first day and just didn't seem to be "there". But it won't stop us from returning ---the "usual" service and food is always excellent.

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JR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicks is so good. It’s one of my favorite restaurants. The menu & food quality is really great. You won’t be disappointed. It tends to get pretty busy so just make sure you make a reservation. The staff & the culinary team do a great job.

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NC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What great food. Fresh tortillas with homemade guacamole and salsa. Added chicken which was tender and juicy. The kale coleslaw was gourmet. Fresh salads with salmon were also a bit. One disappointment was the signature deviled eggs removed from the menu

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to change tables 3 times due to mobility issues of our group and the staff were very accommodating.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in Manhattan Beach!

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LN
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Nicks for all our special occasions. The food is terrific every time and delicious. Everyone there is very nice and welcoming. The birthday card for the recipient is such a nice touch and very much appreciated.

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k
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere-- very lively, vibrant and trendy restaurant! Marissa was our server and she was fantastic!! She did not rush us and gave us outstanding service!! Everything was out of this world! Thanks!

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

The food was great and the service was pleasant. Very similar to Houstons in Manhattan Beach.

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WR
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great...and drinks as well. Asparagus fries are a must!!

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

Awesome service and food🙆‍♀️🙆‍♀️

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L
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent all around.

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RO
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service and very good food. I appreciated that they were flexible and allowed us to sit outside.

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SK
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location, so close to the beach--has a fun and energetic vibe. Food is also great--not a huge menu but seems like there is something for just about everyone. Get the shrimp taquitos---yummy!

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Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Ambience a 3/10. Overlooking a concrete mall. Service 3/10 . Food was just ok. Bacon soggy and when returned for a fresh couple of strips it was returned microwaved and chewy. Too bad - I had higher hopes.

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

Enjoyed an incredible anniversary dinner and the staff really took care of us!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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LD
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Nick's is a Hidden Gem, just a couple blocks from the beach in Manhattan Beach. It's right up there at the top with the best dining spots in the region. I had the Ciopino--fabulous. The portions are quite large. The food cooked to perfection. Excellent service. Casual but not too loud. We'll be back.

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R
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was unexpectedly well prepared. We were there on Wednesday around noon, and it was getting pretty crowded by 1pm. No complain on service or anything else. I would definitely use this venue for a casual or formal lunch or dinner.

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J
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Oddly enough, we arrived when the restaurant was empty, and the dishes came too fast (no backlog in the kitchen). Got noisy as they filled up. Otherwise, lovely

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TC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. Consistently good food and service. Prices are reasonable.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience there! The staff was great!

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ST
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated quickly. Food was absolutely delicious, service was great and the warm butter cake was to die for. Fabulous. Our birthday celebrant can't wait to go back. We each ordered something different and each felt their dish was the best. Can't beat that!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant (and restaurant experience) in the South Bay. Bar none. And no corkage fee on the first bottle!

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JS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to for good food, drinks and service with family and/or friends!

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JG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. I travel to LA monthly and go out of my way to eat at Nicks. Consistently great food and hospitality.

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RT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent all the way around.

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LD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and food was delicious. Butter cake is amazing!!

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ALWAYS have a great experience at Nick’s. Service is equivalent to a fine dining establishment (not that Nick’s is lesser than ☺️) and food is always delicious! I never go without ordering the asparagus fries and Chilean sea bass.

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

Absolutely love Nick’s!!! It’s my favorite place❤️💯 For any occasion it’s always on point!

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LB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service from the hostess and from our server, Angelica. Delicious food and a lovely atmosphere. Great to sit outside on a sunny day and they even have heaters for cooler days. Loved my sea bass tacos and my husband loved his catfish sandwich. Can't wait to go back!

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

Best restaurant in Manhattan beach! Best service too, friendly staff. I recommend any Nicks location.

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