Nick's Manhattan Beach

4.8
928 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

John was a great server! Food is consistently good-flavorful. Keep up the no corkage fee.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They made it amazing

PP
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 5

My first time at Nicks for breakfast and I was disappointed. The food(pancake and hash browns) was not that good at all and the coffee was terrible. The service was sporadic. Too many servers just standing around.

P
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Good service and great location. Menu had a nice variety to chose from. We loved everything we ordered. Will go back there again for sure!

BB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nick's is always good in all respects. Food, service, everything. Plus, we screwed up our reservation on a busy night but they managed to make it work.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely outdoor patio, food all good, bit pricey. Had to ask twice for water & tea refills. Birthday dessert not complimentary. $13 for Butter cake but it was outstanding!

UE
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff is amazing, food is always solid. Love bringing the kids so they can run around in the fountain out front.

s
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and delicious food

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Mediocre. 4th time there. Liked it before. Mediocre tonight. Resting on their laurels. Food was meh. Filet mignon not tender and not Great. Burger was small and not great They ran out of Chilean sea bass and artichokes ... and cappuccino. Wtf? We are locals and Won’t be going back.

MM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nick’s is by far my favorite restaurant that serves great breakfast, lunch and dinner.

They only serve breakfast on weekends which is a bummer.

Food, representation, ambiance AAA+

Definitely best restaurant in town!

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Decent ambience & fantastic menu with exceptional service but location attracts couples with young children, can expect to hear crying during AM dining.

t
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food and amazing service

TS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, great location! Some items didn't come out timely for my guest, but the food was so wonderful (particularly the Chilean Bass) that all was forgiven. I will definitely return and will definitely recommend Nick's. Great value (though not inexpensive, but worth it).
I took a top client here for a dinner and they absolutely loved it.

JV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved this place! We came for a late lunch, so it was not crowded, and there was plenty of patio seating. Our table had a view of the pacific. Food was delicious, and the staff was wonderful.

YG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have never been disappointed when going to Nick's. The food is always fresh and prepared well. The staff is always friendly and professional.

LI
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We waited 15 min for our table on a not too crowded night. When we got there a pie with condensation was dropping on me. They were not too attentive filling water glasses. Wine pour was generous & of excellent value. The salads were fantastic! The ciopino was just ok, not great quality shellfish & fish had skins in it - tasted good but sloppy presentation
Salmon portion tiny & enchiladas way over priced!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Interesting menu. Tasty food. Nice presentation. Good service.

DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food! The patio is the best place to be seated.

KC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Our server was annoying, trying to be too "friend" -ly to my husband. He wasn't pleased with the waiter's attempts to be personal because we are not here to be friends, dude, we are here to eat dinner with one another and not have you inserting your - what you think - is appropriate, but NOT comments. Also, the petite filet is about 4 bites. Way too small. I also say one waiter deliver food to another table while having dirty dishes resting on his arm. TACKY.

JR
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place

MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always such an amazing experience here! Veggie burger is too good!

DT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service from Jon was excellent. The food was excellent as well.

PB
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and great service. Everything about it was top notch. We will be going back soon. Sea bass was the best I’ve ever had!

l
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Disappointed that Chilaquiles are no longer offered at this location. In addition, the Cappuccino has less foam than in the past. Can you bring back the old espresso machines?

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have never been disappointed at Nick’s. Celebrated my wife’s birthday with Chilean sea bass and seafood enchiladas. Both dishes were excellent. We always feel welcomed and taken care of at Nick’s!!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Met up with high school friends after 30+ years

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Parking in the area was tough! A lot of beach goers. But, we were greeted with a warm smile and excellent service by our server, Sarah! She was very friendly and very accommodating!

TA
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. Our waiter was amazing

KG
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always great as is the service.

TA
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

You took off my favorite item, the steak salad!! The thai salad was great and we will be back.

LH
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

our fave/go to place in all of Manhattan beach. It's always busy and the food and service are always consistently great.

DM
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nicks is awesome. Great value for the money. Really a swank place.

S
Los Angeles
102 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place for flavorful dishes, great service, and welcoming ambiance. Excellent chicken tortilla soup started our food profile adventure. Sea bass entree was a hit and would definitely order again. Celebrated birthday and received birthday card signed by staff, recognition and service bundled into awesome experience!

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

Our waiter was so nice to let us take our time to visit with friends while eating and drinking. We all enjoyed our dinner and dessert was great!

TS
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious meal, we will be back soon. I have friends that have been there and bought me a gift certificate that we used on this visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious and kid friendly!

P
Los Angeles
136 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We went when it opened and all the wait staff seem disorganized and almost to the point of not knowing what to do. Also part of our meal was forgotten. Love Nicks but yesterday was bad.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My first time there. Alex was an excellent serverl didnt rush us. It was a warm summer, memorable dinner.

LT
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was fantastic!

A
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nick's was good - Nick's is always good. Went to celebrate our anniversary but too stuffed to order the delicious butter cake.

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