Nick's Manhattan Beach

4.8
857 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great and so were our servers. However the young woman working the front --hostess--wasn't pleasant. We were surprised.

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AM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They were great. It was my birthday and felt as though they took great care of me. I even got a birthday card signed by the staff!!

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E
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service. Wonderful meal.

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K
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We met at Nick for a farewell dinner for a dear friend who is moving out of state. Our reservations were at 5 but ended up staying for over 4 hours! The staff could not have been more accommodating and never made us feel rushed. The food was delicious as always and the cocktails were fantastic. Thank you to your staff for making this farewell such a memorable evening. We will be back - (minus my friend) :(
Thanks again!

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f
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Excellent food and wine - music way to loud and service was disruptive

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Experience was excellent. Enjoyed food and service, our waiter was exceptional!

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h
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food overall was very tasty, particularly the small plates and salads for lunch. Service was very good, and wine/drink choices were fine. All together it was a delightful lunch, but on the expensive side.

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PZ
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just a great place to have dinner with my sweetie!

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RB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location and the food was fantastic; fried chicken, sea bass, salmon and kale salad with salmon. Server was attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommend

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, ambience.

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G
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We always enjoy Nick’s but this particular visit like most of our visits to Nick’s had the same level of inattentive service as we normally experience there. It took forever for someone to ask us if we’d like coffee then it took forever for it to get to our table. When our guests arrived it probably took 10 to 15 minutes for someone even to came by and ask them if they would like coffee. It is a nice restaurant in a good location with good food but the service could certainly stand to be sharpened up a bit

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E
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Excellent service and tasty meal.

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LM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nick's Manhattan Beach is our go to restaurant for special occasions. Everything on the menu is fantastic and the staff is always very attentive, professional, courteous and fast. We especially like the sea bass tacos, ciopinno and baby back ribs as entrees and all the starters are to die for. You will not be disappointed, no matter what you order. Oh and I almost forgot. Their specialty drinks are really unique. I have tried them all but especially enjoy the jalapeno. watermelon margarita

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CT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meal is flavorful, nutritiously balanced in just the right portions. Atmosphere is relaxed business casual

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and the friendly servers made the experience wonderful.

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JH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Great food! Service could have been better . Asparagus fries amazing! Butter cake delicious! Great wine selection.

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n
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is amazing the staff is even better.

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L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it all and especially the tribute to Metlox Pottery! I grew up in Manhattan Beach and Metlox was the heart of our little beach town💜

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were seated pretty quick and the food & service was great.

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K
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

delicious food, wonderful atmosphere, friendly/helpful staff; price for a basic salad (even without protein addition) too high for portion; great menu choices; would go there again

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OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and portion size were just amazing

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The food was good but not memorable... our waiter was very nice but never came around... never came back after main dish... we wanted a desert and last drink.. not offered so we went to another restaurant for desert and nightcap...

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S
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Grilled artichokes were mushy, asparagus fries were stalks of asparagus breaded and deep fried. Yuck!! Tuna tartare was good. Everything was under seasoned and pretty tasteless. Super comfy restaurant tho and the iced tea was great!

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G
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food, always consistent.

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L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food drinks and service! I grew up in Manhattan Beach and absolutely love the tribute to Metlox Pottery they portray. Metlox was a main heartbeat of our little beach town back in the day😊

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DD
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Our server Chris and support staff was outstanding in every way!
We eat at Nicks quite often and my only complaint is if you are seated during daylight, you have to put up with the “playground” noise from the Metlox. Parents sit at Nicks and have dinner while their kids run back and forth disrupting diners :-(

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ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We had breakfast reservations and when we arrived, we were not asked our preference for dining inside or outside. We were shown to a dark corner near the bar with the t.v. on. We asked if there was an option for dining outside- where everyone else was- and we were shown to the ONLY table where the sun was unavoidable in your eyes although there were other tables available. We did not object and stayed. My breakfast eggs were undercooked and not even warm. My bacon was also undercooked. The service was mediocre. The price was high.

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DB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We all know what breakfast is but this was truly different! They take the usual breakfast fare and put their twist on everything. No detail is left untouched. Nick's is known for their comfort food and they don't disappoint. This was the first time that we have enjoyed breakfast there and will be definitely be back!

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
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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s
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
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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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful ! Food was amazing 💕

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great overall!

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CT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
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 on 18 April 2019
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 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great fried chicken!

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MB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 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 13 April 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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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome
The salmon was cooked perfectly and the fried chicken is out rages

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LN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 April 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 13 April 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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