Nick's Manhattan Beach

4.8
792 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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JS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent all the way around.

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

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

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OT
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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G
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall very good. Biggest disappointment was not being able to make a noon reservation and finding out that they put the breakfast/brunch menu away at noon and switch to lunch. Really in the mood for their fried chicken and waffle.

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DS
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

As usual, the food and service were excellent.

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BB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food - period! We love Nick’s and will definitely be back!

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R
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed. Friend visiting from Kyoto. He said nothing like it in Japan. He loved the coippino.

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JD
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We chose Nick’s at Manhattan Beach our last night in California - and it was a great pick! We had actually dined at South of Nick’s in San Clemente several years ago so we had a clue this small chain was pretty good. The margaritas were excellent and we both ordered the same thing (we usually do not do that) - the seasonal lobster and shrimp enchiladas with rice and black beans. It is a terrific dish, just delicious. Big portions so we hardly touched the rice and beans - and no room for dessert. The ambiance is a bit “brown” in the decor and the music was a bit too loud. But the food and service were excellent!

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

This place was awesome. The service and the food were great. Definitely a must-go to place if you are in the area.

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VS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

I love Nick's, but the service was terrible. It was so slow. The waitress was not around for a long time. We couldn't get help from any of the other staff. Overall terrible customer service experience. Would rather spend my money elsewhere.

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w
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The free corkage is a main draw. Food and service always good. Brunch food is excellent

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NO
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very good food and service. Dark as it was raining

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AU
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Finally...real portion sizes! Great food, great wine, I'll be back.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Casual yet nice!

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JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick’s is one of my go-to lunch meeting spots. Great ambiance, food and service.

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V
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food st Nick’s is great. The prime rib sandwich melts in your mouth. Waiter, Gregory is tops. He is such a pro he knew what we wanted to order even before we did. Thanks for making our Sunday lunch such a pleasant time.

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i
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Love this location better then long Beach. Music the food and ambiance was perfect. Drink menu not so hot.

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h
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Discovered Nick's in Newport Beach and loved it. Happy that they have a restaurant a little closer to home, and if this was in my neighborhood I would eat here at least once a week. Everything I've had thus far is wonderfully tasty. The Asparagus Fries, Prime Rib sandwich, Salmon, Shrimp Taquitos, Blackened Fish Sandwich - all divine.

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OT
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Very poor hostess service at Nick’s. Not accommodating or polite even with a reservation! With a number of empty tables inside I was offered the WORST possible table on a freezing patio. When I raised this issue with the hostess she had a “take it or leave it” attitude. Do not expect to be well taken care of by Nick’s team of hostess...expect to be treated like a number and not a guest.

The wait staff on the other had is attentive and wants to make sure you have an enjoyable evening. Very odd that both types of customer service exist so close to each other.

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S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I just have to remember to request an inside table, otherwise you wind up outside or in the bar area which is noisier. Frustrating that I have to request a booth inside.

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MJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Although the food and service, as always, were great, the noise level is intolerable! We have dined at Nick's twice within the past 5 weeks, and I, on both occasions, have respectfully requested that the music be turned down a bit. Instead, especially on Saturday evening, the volume was increased.

I appreciate that your establishment wants to turn over tables to boost the volume of business, and, perhaps, as a motivator,have decided to increase the volume of the music in the restaurant, to insure that patrons leave quickly.

Because of the lack of ambiance,i n lieu of returning to your restaurant, my spouse and I will seriously consider dining elsewhere in the future

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M
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was decent even though we only got appetizers and drinks. The tuna tartare is great and would get again. Service was also good, the staff was very friendly.

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for an early lunch. Wonderful food, attentive servers!

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C
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love Nicks!

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JS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in South Bay! A must try and always a great time.

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b
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick's is reliably good with great service, lovely ambiance and delicious food.

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AB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While the food was excellent and served in the right portion I must say the service was “off the hook” great! The wait staff were constantly aware of our needs but never imposing. The atmosphere and decor of the restaurant are also notable and add to the overall experience.

Thank you Nick’s. Great job!

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E
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. The food was great as always. However, we went on a Sunday at 1115 am and lunch was not being served. Only breakfast.

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w
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
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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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great! Butter cream cake was delicious 😋

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k
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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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JI
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Server was great. But we had reservations set several days in advance for a LUNCH business meeting. When we got there we were ushered to a bar table and told that’s all they had even though a bunch of walk-ins had just come in. We were apparently preempted by some regulars. We refused to sit at bat table. Finally given table but told that we might have to move later. Thank goodness we didn’t have to move ultimately but frustrating nonetheless.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything went smoothly, just like you want it to.

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ST
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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