Nick's on 2nd

4.8
424 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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday for a friend

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ST
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere ... great meeting place for lunch!

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l
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was much attention to detail with a lot of “team” service, including the manager. Everyone was very attentive, but without too much interruption of the conversation. The food was delicious and well prepared.

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F
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I like Nick’s generally, although it is quite noisy. We sat outside in order to get a quieter table, which was fine until a noisy party of 5 sat down beside us. I realize people are there to have fun but being considerate of others is not too much to ask. The food is fabulous, the wait staff is very attentive, and the desserts are out of this world!

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TG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, from opening cocktails to outstanding butter cake dessert.

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AN
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy Food! Good Drinks and the most excellent service~ Saturday Afternoon 1:15 - 2:30 Great Place!

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GG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, staff is on top of everything and so friendly. The food is incredible.

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N
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I love Nicks! I will definitely be back. This time around my fish was meh. It was over cooked and the potatoes were lukewarm. I’ve been plenty of times and this is the first time I’ve experienced this with my food.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a good experience at Nicks. It was my birthday. Dinner was delicious and cocktails were also good. We were seated right on time. Our server Josh was awesome! I definitely will go back. 😊

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DR
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We picked Nicks on 2nd after looking up dining spots in Long Beach. We could not have been more pleasantly surprised. Food, Drinks, Service and ambience all exceeded our expectations. Go there!

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

Always a great time at Nicks

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. We drive 40 miles to Nicks on 2nd and enjoy our meal every time.

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OT
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always incredible service
Gave a card for anniversary.

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DC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicks is our neighborhood go-to restaurant! You won’t be disappointed, but make a reservation first.

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R
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our server Josh was very nice and personable. Everything was delicious and fresh. Josh did give my husband a birthday card from the staff that was very nice. My husband had left the table and Josh came over and said "Would you like me to bring a butter cake for your husband?" I said yes that would be great. Josh brought the bill to the table instead. We were not through with our meal and did not ask for it. He did not bring the butter cake. VERY DISAPPOINTING!!!! The table next to us was sitting and talking so maybe he wanted to get us out so he could wait on someone else.

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

No birthday treats on your birthday (unless you buy a dessert for yourself) even after dropping some large bills.
It’s so loud in there, acoustics suck, so be prepared to yell and lose your voice, extremely crowded.
The booths have an insanely large post under that seniors will hit their legs on and fine very very uncomfortable.
The lighting in the booth section was horribly dark- we had to use our cell phones to read the menu... they brought a second tealight out so we could see what we were eating

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PT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Everyone that works at this place is fantabulous. Must tell you tho' your "Warm Butter Cake" ohhhhh my goodness.

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D
Los Angeles
175 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We made reservations for 11:30 thinking it was the lunch menu. Oops... still breakfast which we didn't want. So with the kind and accommodating staff and especially the manager... we started with appetizers first, a cocktail, then it was the perfect lunch. Kudos to the entire staff for making our mistake a happy time. Now for the food... the Bass and the Salmon were spot on... the asparagus frite and artichokes perfect. What a wonderful way to spend a chilly Saturday... inside with family and friends. Thank you Nick's and crew.

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CP
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing seafood enchiladas and chilean sea bass. Asparagus fries were excellent too! Server was sweet, friendly and made our experience lovely. So glad we listened to all the other great TripAdvisor reviews.

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DL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, exquisite food, a little noisy for a romantic bidrthday dinner. Although I will admit that it was Newyears day and the whole bar was watching the football games.
This was our second time there, and will return again and recommend to others.

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L
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. Would be perfect were it not for the very limited vegetarian options, only 2: one was Thai noodle salad and other was veggie burger that was not even available. But what we did have was very good.

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

This was our first time at Nick's on 2nd St and we absolutely loved it! It checked off all of our Key elements for a great Restaurant: 1) Great Food, 2) Great Service, 3) Cozy Booth for 2, 4) Good Lighting. We had a perfect New Years Eve Date Night.

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

Great steaks and fish.

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B
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was fabulous! I have been to Nicks on 2nd many times all good experiences but this time the service was subpar. Our server rushed everything impatient that we didn’t want to order as soon as we sat down. Our drinks came only after a second request. The female server spent quite awhile visiting with a table of all male guests - it was difficult to get her attention to get a napkin. Not the professional service we are used to.

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AM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with delicious food. The drinks are good as well.

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LG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening! Dinner was delicious and the service was top shelf!

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G
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always know what to expect. A local neighborhood gem. A bit pricey but worth every penny.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent. It was noisy as usual but still a great experience

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great attitude by all staff.

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SW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come every year to take family when we come to California from Florida!

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PS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding dinner with the absolutely best service I’ve had in years, anywhere.

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k
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

love nick's on 2nd....super food, great ambiance, fabulous people watching....never disappoints....mahi mahi sandwich was bomb....as was the ribye melt....my fav is the prime rib dip....simply out of this world....will definatly be back again soon

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OC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Holiday Family Dinner

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LB
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We brought our grand-daughter for her 21st b-day Sat. dinner. We had a reservation and was
seated at a comfortable booth. . . .however, the noise level was very high and unpleasant while
we're trying to visit with her since her coming home from ASU on winter break.
She was very happy and impressed with the hostess, our waitress and waiter all wishing her
a Happy 21st B-day. . . . .thank you !!
We all enjoyed our food very much !!!!

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K
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding yet again!

Steaks and butter cake delish

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TB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Went to Nicks for lunch prior to attending the ballet. Thank goodness I allowed over 2 hours lead time for lunch. The food was great, but drinks took over 15 minutes to receive and then entrees took over 45 minutes after ordering ( tuna tartare and salmon). Our waiter rarely checked in on us and the overall experience was frustrating. We have been to the restaurant in the past and really enjoyed it but this last experience will probably keep me from returning.

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RM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emma, our server, was amazing and the food is outstanding!

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R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to take clients. The food and service are great!

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GF
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Deviled eggs were delicious. Unfortunate that they ran out of the meatloaf, so I went with the chicken and waffles. That was okay, but filling.

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