Nick's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

4.4
61 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Child Friendly
A neighborhood bar and grill focusing on American, gastropub-style cuisine. Featuring the freshest, locally-sourced, high-quality ingredients, Nick’s is guaranteed to satisfy the appetites of burger lovers, vegetarians, seafood aficionados and everyone in-between. With gluten-free offerings, a great kids menu and full bar, Nick’s is the perfect gathering spot for families and friends.
What 61 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
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4.3
Ambience
4.3
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service in a comfortable neighborhood restaurant. We had cocktails and barbecue and both were great!

MV
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent and friendly service. Wide variety of foods on menu. Had the buffalo egg rolls for an appetizer, burgers and salads. Besides the burger being a bit overdone, everything was great. Would visit again for sure.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Another great meal at Nick's. It's my go-to place in Wilmette and everyone I've ever brought here becomes a fan. Lots of options in food and drink. Very good service and just an overall nice vibe. There are many families with kids so it can get a little loud, but it's not intolerable. The outdoor tables are in demand and worth waiting for.

o
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Judy, our server, was awesome! Food, as always, fantastic.

JM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good. Kind of loud. Lot's of repeat customers.

K
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, friendly but not instrusive. I loved the peach salad.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always great!

S
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great, especially the hostess who went out of her way to accomodate us!!

b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Too noisy. Definitely more for families than adult night out. Food was good.

L
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The brisket was soft like butter and delicious.

DR
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It’s true to its name - a warm, welcoming neighborhood restaurant. Great beer list and daily specials give a gastro pub feel to the menu, while still being unpretentious and family friendly.

R
Chicago
115 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nick's is a great place to take your family for lunch. Very kid-friendly, quick service, children's menu has a variety of options (the sliders are the favorite of our family). The burgers are delicious, and there are many interesting salads offered.

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The chicken oregano is outstanding as well as the Mac and cheese

DO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great service and consistently high quality food. A true neighborhood gem that makes you feel welcomed every time you come in.

R
Chicago
115 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my new favorite neighborhood restaurant. The menu is large--something for everyone. I enjoyed the taco salad with shrimp. My husband raved about the cheeseburger and home-made chips. My granddaughter loved the sliders on the children's menu--just her size! We will be back many times.

RK
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Food good but pricy better to have sandwiches instead

WM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nick's is our go-to place for dinner... I had never been for lunch, but when a friend from Riverwoods asked me to pick a place, I figured it would be great, AND it WAS! Thanks!

H
Chicago
112 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, very responsive service, reasonable prices. We love this neighborhood diner!

CC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for a pre-basketball game dinner at NU! Service, food and atmosphere were festive!

DM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

The Chicken Noodle soup was extremely salty; it was not edible. The waiter did not charge me for the soup. My Ahi Tuna wrap had a funny taste to it. This was our first time at Nicks and it wasn’t anything special.
We will not be back.

m
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Sat on the back and it was too cold.

DR
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It's all in the name. This is a great neighborhood place. Warm welcoming atmosphere with attentive service and a varied menu including both comfort food and well-prepared fresh entrees.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great and we were not rushed. Food was excellent with lots of choices

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Received cold fries with sandwich. Asked for fresh fries. Waiter very apologetic. Brought new ‘hot’ fries and they were disgusting. Tasted like they had been re fried!

SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was pretty good, though I thought the pulled pork sandwich was a little dry. Seemed to be lacking BBQ sauce that I just assume is automatic with a pulled pork sandwich. Still a good meal, however.

W
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner. Food was delicious

l
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

There was a good variety on the menu. The food was delicious. The ambiance was nice.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Peter (head server at lunch) and Tony (bus man) are the best team in town.

NP
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The food was good, but I thought the prices were high for the lack of character to the restaurant. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The food was good, but the restaurant was very loud on a Saturday night. Filled with lots of kids, so that added to the noise considerably.

H
Chicago
112 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nick's is truly an excellent neighborhood restaurant. Most evenings, the place is filled with families and kids. The food is very good, the portions are generous, the prices are reasonable, and the staff is very attentive.

P
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cute little place. Great food and menu choices. Very friendly staff. Good place to watch a game.

MA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great spot to enjoy lunch/brunch with friends. Their brunch was excellent and different.

MK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the environment and service was great., food was delicious.

F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The taco salads were great! The ahi tuna wrap was tasty, but lacked tuna. The salmon burger was thin and dry, and was most likely from frozen. (Not very good). We mentioned when making a reservation on Open Table that we were celebrating a birthday, however no one at Nick’s acknowledged that.

SW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great, great service! Enjoyed our Saturday night with friends.

t
Grand Rapids
107 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had lunch here before heading to a Northwestern football game. It is close to the stadium. The food is great, service excellent, with a wide variety of entrees and drinks. There were lots of other football fans here, but it was not noisy. I would definitely repeat for our next visit.

T
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food and service were both quite good

SW
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You don’t need to go to Evanston for good food!!! Everything was good here! You can go wrong and the service was impeccable. 5 stars!!

PG
Chicago
124 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

It was a salmon burger with no taste
The shrimp tacos were too small
The taco salad did not have enough dressing

M
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

This restaurant had poor service and mediocre food

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