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Nic's Restaurant

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453 N Canon Dr (at Santa Monica Boulevard)
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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(310) 550-5707
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Nic's Restaurant - Beverly Hills, CA
Nic's Restaurant - Beverly Hills, CA

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Nic is MY SPOT... My home away from home on nights when the last thing I wanted to do was be at home. The atmosphere of the place is like a lively, vibrant and very cool without t...

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Went to Nic's for my birthday recently...had a reservation for 16 and had 12 for dinner - they tried to charge us for 16 saying it was in some sort of contract I never saw/signed....

Go here if you like vodka! 10/6/2011

I've never eaten here, but their vodka bar is super fun - and educational! I really never knew how many different types of vodka there are or how different they taste. This is a really fun place to go with friends. more

My favorite neighborhood haunt for food & drinks! 12/3/2009

Nic is MY SPOT... My home away from home on nights when the last thing I wanted to do was be at home. The atmosphere of the place is like a lively, vibrant and very cool without the pretense or the attitude that you might expect given the location. It's the closest thing to a Cheers bar experience that I've ever had... Happy hour is simply a must! Pros: Best martinis & bar food in BH Cons: Can't think of any... more

Fantastic Food 11/14/2008

Went there with a bunch of friends one day after work. Really fun atmosphere, and after a few drinks Nic took us back to the fridge. That of course got lots of laughs and actually quite a memorable experience. We put on furs, which to be honest i don't normally do so that by itself was an experience, and then had some tastings back there. Its sets the right mood, and the appetizers we've had tasted even better afterwords. all in all, a great place to go with friends and/or co-workers. Pros: Fun in the freezer Cons: I don't look good in furs more

Fun atmosphere, great service 8/12/2008

This is especially a great place for happy hour and dinner with friends. I have been here several times and have always had a fantastic experience. Nic (the owner...I forget his actual name) is totally sweet and each server I've had is well-trained in superior service. The food is so, so good. Everything is tastefully done. Great wine list and love the drinks. Also, I LOVE the ladies room!! Highly recommended. Pros: Food, drinks, atmosphere, SERVICE! Cons: Really, no cons. Great job, Nic's!...-Maybe the music can be a little loud for some (mostly in the bar) more

Good food and warm service in an unlikely setting 7/23/2008

I went to Nic's this week for the first time and was very pleasantly surprised. I was warmly greeted at the door by Nic's son and shown to my table. We had great cocktails, a good bottle of wine and a decent price. Great appetizers and the Monday fixe price dinner. Nic also came by to check on how we were doing. It is a nice place with a vibrant chic but unpretentious crowd. It is a new favorite. Pros: Happy Hour Bar Specials, Clam Pizza to Rival Mozza Cons: Only if you don't like a ""buzz"" of noise more

Great Friday Night Dinner & Drinks Spot! 3/31/2008

I visited Nic?s Beverly Hills this past Friday night with a group of 9 friends. When I arrived I gave the host the name of my party and he promptly escorted me over to our table. The restaurant was upscale, romantic, & trendy but not at all pretentious like I thought it might be because of the location. We ordered drinks and appetizers. The drinks were really good - you want to try a Triple X Martini ? I promise you won?t be disappointed The service was friendly and prompt. After about 45 minutes or so, our waitress let us know that the Vodbox was ready for us (a must-try!) After being provided with faux fur coats & hats, we were ushered into the 28 degree freezer room where all of their top-shelf Vodka?s are stored. Our hostess gave us a thorough overview of their Vodka?s and then we got to sample a few shots. .We were in there for about 20 minutes or so before returning to the main dining room and bar area. Around 9:30 or so, they brought in an awesome live band which added even more great energy to the place. The owner Nic could be seen greeting and mingling with the customers all evening and he even came over to take a couple pictures with our group ? really cool guy. Pros: The Vodbox & live band Cons: Automaitc gratuity & parking more

Great Lounge! 3/8/2008

You wanna try the Salmon....Superb! The bartenders are not amateurs...drinks are made with STRENGTH! more

Drink up! 3/5/2008

I went here on a weekday during happy hour for a business meeting. I'm in my twenties. My boss is in his forties. Our business partners are in their fifties. We ALL had a great time. The drinks tasted great and the atmosphere was cool and relaxing. We didn't get a chance to go into the vod box, but i'm making it my priority next time around. Pros: Great Drinks more

you cant find another lounge like this! 2/15/2008

Nic's has been a personal favorite of mine for years...im finally writting a review. its the kind of place you go when you want the warm fuzzies of a neighborhood bar with the quality and atmosphere of a BH hot spot. Ive tried a lot of the menu items (salmon on waldorf - amazing, filet w/blueberries - better than you can imagine) but ive been going for the specials the last few times and those are really stealing the show. for the first timers try going for happy hour where the price is right and you can try a bunch of appetizers. and dont forget to get loosey goosey in their vodka freezer - the best way to freeze off a crazy day at work! Pros: Tasty tasty dinner! more

Not recommended for parties/groups! 1/14/2008

Went to Nic's for my birthday recently...had a reservation for 16 and had 12 for dinner - they tried to charge us for 16 saying it was in some sort of contract I never saw/signed. Then they were rather mysterious about whether or not a tip was included in the total price. Needless to say it was supposed to be a fun and classy evening, but turned mortifying when my guests were nearly forced to overpay for their portions on a pre-fixe menu. To make it worse the service was awful (VERY slow with a VERY snotty waitress) and they refused bar service (no bar waitresses either ) at midnight, so we had to get up and get our own drinks from ONE veyr overwhelmed bartender (who had no clean glasses btw). The one redeeming quality was that the food was pretty good. I would NOT recommend this place for larger groups at all! Pros: Great music, ambience Cons: BAD for groups, horrible wait-staff more

Classic RIP OFF scheme 12/16/2007

This place rips people off by adding a service charge to your bill, and then presenting you with a credit card bill that has the total and a blank line for a tip- but it doesn't say that 20% has already been added. Sneaky. I have no respect for a place that is so high priced and then tries to rip you off at the same time. weak. more

Nic's...the restaurant that brought S E X Y back! 11/19/2007

I had one of the best dining experiences in my life at Nic's Restaurant this last Friday night. The food is amazing, the martinis... amazing, & the staff...well extremely amazing. I celebrated my 30th birthday here & it was such a wonderful experience. Major kudos go to Mitch Hunter & Brandon who welcomed my whole party of 15 through the bar and into our dining table. The staff from our food servers, bussers to the bartenders were all extremely helpful & nice. My whole party left on such a high that night, & that high lingered on to the whole weekend! So let me tell you about the food. I've traveled throughout the world, & have eaten at 90% of all the restaurants in LA, & Nic's is by far one of the best restaurants I have eaten at. For the price & value, I rate it higher than Asia De Cuba & The Ivy. The interior design is gorgeous, a great mix of LA & New York influences. The food is delicious. If you are a fan of gnocchi, & even if you aren't, the gnocchi here is tasty. Every person at the table had a bite of one, & all their frowns were turned up side down. Nic's is know for their signature oysters which are cooked & served with spinach, walnuts, garlic, they are to die for! That night I had the peppered and grilled organic salmon, which was cooked to perfection. It was served with a mango & spring onion which was delicious. The seared filet mignon served with blueberries just melted in your mouth. The service was great, one of the best staffs ever, nice, not one bit of attitude and very accomodating! I had to look around a make sure...am I really in Beverly Hills? I didn't see one person there with out a smile. I was surprised to see all our entrees out at the same time, all hot, & all consistent and tasty. One thing I really love about this place is the creativity. Finally an LA restaurant that did it right, this place has the cojones & own up to their creativity. For example their martinis are not your usual, try the ""Where's my Effen martini!"" Pros: Food, service, martinis, clientele...the VOD BOX! Cons: None that I can think of. more

Wonderful Experience! 10/11/2007

I have tried Nic's before, in the past & it was a nice experience. But something has changed. There's more life, more energy. We had dinner last Friday evening. I brought my fiance for the first time. From the moment we walked in, to the moment we left we felt very welcome and wanted. Which is rare in LA, especially Beverly Hills! For food we had the duck, which was recommended by our waitress, and the filet. We also had one too many martinis, but they were so good! I will be passing on the word and telling all of my friends to go! Our waitress was so nice and it wasn't the ""fake"" nice you can get at places like this! And the Maitre'd, the host, even our other server kept coming over and checking on us! Like I said, an overall Wonderful experience! Congrats to you for having such a great place!!! We'll be back! Pros: Service, Food, Drinks, Ambience more

great place for a 8/3/2007

i needed a really unique place to celebrate my boyfriend's work promotion but we were going out witth co-workers that i really didnt know. its so hard finding a great place that everyone is going to like and feel comfortable with, but Nics nailed it! i've been there before but no one else in the group had been there for dinner. The burger with the gooda cheese made the girls jealous, i was a little more daring and tried the duck w/pomegranite, ok WOW, please someone else needs to try this and share in my happy moment. we tried a bunch of the apps for the table, all really good but if its your first time in go for the steak skewers, total crowd pleaser. and you know, beyond all the food, the staff is just as much a part of the scene. everyone is ""fabulous"", in a good way, and very sweet. they helped warm up the group and our waitress was the one who got me to try the duck. :o) Oh oh, and DONT leave without desert. even if you have to take it to go, the waitress told us they are homemade, the lemon situation is freaking amazing. sweeet. Pros: food, service, location, martinis, more

Best all around Dining experience! 8/2/2007

This place is a true find in Los Angeles-especially in Beverly Hills! We were treated so warmly by the staff- from the guy at front door to Monike in the vodbox-this is a special place. Food was really delicous-not too saucy cooked perfectly. The menu is a perfect blend of classic American foods and ethnic twists. Martinis' rock-love the what a pear. Going to the vodbox was so much fun- had out of town guests and this took the night over the top.WHAT A BLAST we felt like royalty even though Ashton Kutcher and Demi were in the room too we got as much attention by our knowldgeable waitress. the scene is a mix of going to a friends for dinner with chic sophistication it's both warmth with cool/hipness. Definately going back to have my upcoming birthday there!!! Pros: Warm with great food and drink Cons: busy more

Examples: Best pizza anywhere, Avoid on Friday nights, Great customer service 8/2/2007

Examples: Best pizza anywhere, Avoid on Friday nights, Great customer serviceExamples: Best pizza anywhere, Avoid on Friday nights, Great customer serviceExamples: Best pizza anywhere, Avoid on Friday nights, Great customer serviceExamples: Best pizza anywhere, Avoid on Friday nights, Great customer serviceExamples: Best pizza anywhere, Avoid on Friday nights, Great customer service more

Worst restaurant on earth 7/27/2007

This is one of the worst dining experiences in my life. Service was horrible. Their waitstaff is completely pretentious and tried to make us order certain things we didn't like. The waitstaff wasn't well informed about the menu and was inattentive. They seemed to be unconcerned with service there. I saw our waittress standing around talking to someone else when I had asked for something. I had to ask a passing bus boy to help me out. Their waitstaff was just incredibly snobbish. When the chicken came undercooked, I asked to take it back and was met with some fierce opposition by our waitress. That, is the sign of terrible service. She didn't apologize for the fact that it was undercooked, but rather gave a look of annoyance. Pros: nothing Cons: food, service, morals, price, ambience more

ok, this place is best find ever! 6/27/2007

i just found Nics. i love this place! we needed a new lounge for girl's night, found it!! really nice, normal service, the martinis are strong and the servers are sweet. food is super tasty, we only tried the apps (but i saw a fillet cross our path...so good).. we will be back. viva the vodka ice box! Pros: people, food, drinks more

Amazing all around experience!!! 6/26/2007

Having lived in Las Vegas for numerous years I have been lucky enough to have truly experienced good food and cool atmospheres. I also have enjoyed a great martini or two before having dinner. Nic's has created a vibe that my wife and I have never encountered. They have combined a chic cool lounge with unreal food. I had the Filet and my wife had the nightly fish special. I was unsure about ordering the Filet since it was pan seared not grilled and came with a Blueberry reduction. I was completely surprised on how well the flavors meshed. My wifes seabass special was light and not saturated with butter and oils like many of other fish dishes that we had shared together. T more

BAD BAD BAD SERVICE! 6/21/2007

The service here is HORRIBLE. Either the wait staff at Nic's don't like people of color or they're just too good to greet you (we were seated by the host, who was really nice, but the waitress didn't arrive for a good 15 minutes, and no, it wasn't busy), give you a menu (that took another 15 minutes) or take your order (another 25 minutes). Oh. And we had to toss our own salad (they present the salad by separating all the different parts of the salad into different piles, so that the salad tosser can toss it for you). The salad tosser came 45 minutes after we got the dish. And this was on a wednesday night for a party of 2. Pros: Martinis Cons: Bad service, overpriced average food more
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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm Fri-Sat 5pm-2am
  • Payments:

    Diner's Club, American Express, Master Card, Visa, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Beverly Hills

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