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.