Nick's on 2nd

4.8
707 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 Belmont Shores on 2nd Street. 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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MF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there several time and it is always the best. Food is excellent as well as the drinks and the staff members are so pleasant and friendly. I always look forward to my next visit.

MM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing as always! First time I beought my kids and they loved it. Can't wait to go back!

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

Great food, started getting loud with 2 different music streams playing from speakers that made it harder to carry on a conversation.

AC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great , staff was very friendly, all in all I will be eating there again !

JR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food great everything!

CW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very loud restaurant. Hard to hear each other. Food was good

K
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding evening! Thayvi was our server, and she was AWESOME! Making sure we were taken care of and everything was just so. This is not our first visit to Nick's on 2nd, we really do love them! I ordered the Prime Center Cut Filet and my Hubby got the Sea Bass - both were outstanding. The roasted veggies were great - and the tomato basil bisque we started with was so yummy! I have to tell you quickly, I ordered my steak Medium - and it came out Medium well; I did not complain one bit, it was still delicious. But...Thayvi walked by and noticed that my steak was not done to my liking, and offered to take it in and have them make me a new one - I insisted it wasn't necessary and everything was fine, if it were well done, I would have done that. But Medium well was ok. She went and mentioned something to the manager, who then came out and apologized as well. Their service is outstanding, it was not necessary at all! They gave us our Delicious - you gotta have it - butter cake on the house, even though I told them not necessary. Again, Service is OUTSTANDING. The Meal was great and it was a great experience. We will be back!

p
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice evening!
Food great and delightful service, thank you

B
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always foods amazing great service best lunch ever

S
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can always count on a wonderful meal & experience @ Nick's on 2nd!

LQ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was as delectible as it was beautiful in presentation. We felt cared for and celebrated for our Anniversary dinner!

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

Excellent food & terrific service. Table was available early, ambiance was nice.

TO
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A practically perfect dinner out, just too LOUD! Adam was our server and took very good care of the four of us.

JR
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the drinks were refreshing and tasty! Nick's is always a great choice for Friday lunch or anytime!

EA
Orange County
86 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience. We frequent here often and food is consistently delicious.

s
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I like all the Nick's restaurants. This was our first visit to Nick's on Second and it was good. Our favorites are Nick's in San Clemente and South of Nick's in Laguna Beach.

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

love Nick's! I would give it a 5 star rating until we were billed for a Birthday celebration cake? I made a reservation and was asked if we were celebrating a special day and it happened to be my birthday. I requested the delicious butter cake if complimentary (as most restaurants offer). After eating, the waitress brought out the butter cake with a candle. We thanked her...and when paying our bill realized it was on our bill. They should have told us. I received a birthday card from the staff but no desert. I don't mind paying, but excited thinking the restaurant was making over me when in fact I gave them credit for what I was paying for. Thanks, no thanks:-) Its a great service to the customer to offer desert when you are celebrating a special occasion at their establishment. It is great PR.

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

Superb food, service, atmosphere. Will definitely go back soon and recomend to my friends.

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

Great night yet again at Nick's. I highly recommend the cream of french onion soup, the asparagus fries were perfectly al dente, with a light crispy batter.
Hubby had the buttermilk fried chicken, I never got the chance to try any (he doesn't share his food so much ;) ) but he said it was excellent as always. I had the chicken paillard salad, lovely fresh ingredients and very tasty.
I enjoyed my moscow mule, good ginger kick just how I like it. DH had the spicy paloma martini, which he said was stunning, real good heat level.
Just typing this we're already looking forward to our next visit!

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

My husband and I went there for anniversary and we couldn’t of picked a better place. Every person from the hostess to our waitress wish us a happy anniversary at the end of our meal we were presented with a card signed by everyone on the staff. The food and drinks were delicious and the energy was very cool and and laid back. Can’t wait to visit this restaurant again!

GC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has the best food and service in all of 2nd st. All the food is consistent and on point and the service is impeccable.

b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, perfect portions! Dont forget butter cake yum yum.

W
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for Sunday morning so no wait issues. The service was 100% spot on. This from everyone and especially the main server. Food came out quickly and all to order. The food was tasty with large portions. Couldn't finish it all. I know parking can be an issue but go early...we were within walking distance.

NG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great night when coming to Nicks! Thanks again!

MA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

God bless their hearts, everyone has a strong, kind, confident attitude! I loved it!! I will recommend this restaurant to all my family, the price is right and the food is delicious! I will definitely return to this restaurant again and again! I had no issue at all they’d made sure all my needs were taking care of. Loved it.

PM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I always enjoy our meals at Nicks. We look forward to our next visit!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely chill atmosphere. Very very attentive service. (Thank you Anthony!) Most importantly the food is outstanding. We are regular visitors to SoCal and Nick’s will certainly be a regular spot. I lucked out that night with the soup of the day which was not only one of my favorites but it was cleverly prepared. The French Onion soup was puréed and was incredible! Thank you Nick’s for a truly enjoyable meal.

CW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had our wedding anniversary there last week. It was our first time at Nicks and the food with the service was excellent.

JR
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was VERY LOUD I went to have meeting but found it to be very loud, that is the only thing I did not like

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We waited really long for a table even while having a reservation

GJ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had an early dinner after a long flight. The service was fast and congenial. The food was excellent. Our server, Rachel, anticipated our every need. Very attentive and efficient. Superb experience. Looking forward to going back.

Y
Orange County
132 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nick's is always a favorite. On this occasion we enjoyed a cozy booth on the inside and escaped a humid, hot day. Unfortunately, so did the cluster of flies that would not leave us, our food and our air space. It's a terrible problem.

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time. The service was absolutely perfect. Everyone was overly friendly! We were seated on time-had great service and all the food was amazing. Will definitely return. Now if only the parking situation was better....

V
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We absolutely LOVE the food and the ambience at Nicks. The sea bass is cooked to buttery flaky perfection it’s some of the best I have ever had. The hustle and people watching on 2nd is perfect for a warm summer night. The servers were fair and honestly a little negligent. She was attentive enough to request our drink orders but when we needed a few minutes to decide she pretty much forgot about us for the next 10 minutes. Then took our drink and appetizer order and disappeared for an hour. In between we had a few staff take our requests for more bread and another drink. Fortunately we were enjoying the company of friends but I must say it was a bit off putting. Fortunately it didn’t sour our desire to return but we truly hope this is not a trend.

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

It is too noisy in there...I would not consider that energetic. Maybe I am getting old, but we are the ones with the money.

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased food and service was great

TD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a leisure dinner for me, my wife, and our 20-something son. Food was great - both in terms of quality and presentation. Service was attentive, never intrusive. No issue with the noise level as we were able to carry on our normal conversations. Overall, highly recommend Nick's on 2nd!

DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Nick's! The food is always delicious and the service couldn't be better; we always enjoy our night out at Nick's although it is not often enough. Thank you!

SZ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience. Our server Jocelyn was fantastic as well as the food and drinks. Highly recommend.

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

Excellent food with a great atmosphere and service

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