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Nico Restaurant

San Carlos & Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-6545
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Ranked #73 of 152 restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: European
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beautiful atmosphere, excellent service and the food is fantastic! We always head straight to this restaurant when we visit Carmel.

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Walnut Creek
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I have been going to Nico's in Carmel now for over 4 years. The last two I have come with my dog. The staff are always friendly and accommodating. They have a beautiful patio area that we normally sit in (and if it is hot outside they have a shade they can pull over to keep you cool!) Just like... More

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

After pouring through the menus at our hotel, we decided to try and find Nico's which we had passed during our walking tour of Carmel downtown. It was a Tuesday night and quiet, but the fireplace was lit and the main dining room exactly what we were looking for - a warm and chic atmosphere. The hostess/server was so sweet.... More

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Olympia, WA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife had a Tuesday afternoon late lunch here. We had The Aegean appetizer of Ouzo meat ball, feta cheese olives and Spanikopita, which was very good and two personal pizzas, one cheese and the other sausage. Both very good. The service was very good and we liked the atmosphere. They have a nice outdoor eating area, but we ate... More

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Red Bluff, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

on Feb 28 we went to Nico Resaturant in Carmel, Ca. and had one of the best meals ever and the service was over the top. My wife loved the dip for the bread so much that we asked if we could purchase it and we did. My meal was outstanding had scallops, prawns and clams over pasta wow what... More

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Fresno, California
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I had a Penne Portofino, which is melange of shellfish over penne pasta with a delicious light Marsala sauce. My wife had the Crab Ravioli, which used generous chunks of crab (not imitation), in a champagne cream sauce. We split a generous field greens salad. The service is attentive without being intrusive. We chose a street-side window seat, but have... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We had our office Christmas party here and the food and service was exceptional. Our group was about 409 people and the evening was perfect. Friendly staff and spot on service.

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Jonesboro,indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

My wife and I stumbled onto this place five years ago on our anniversary and wanted to return this trip for sentimental reasons. This time we came for dinner instead of lunch and we were very happy we did. We both decided to have the personal sized pizza's, my wife had the veggie and I had the seafood...most refreshing and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

First of all don't just a book by its cover.... that's all.. I didn't get a table because it's fullllll (1 table!!!!) Ok byeeeeeee

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California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The reason why I gave it an "average" is because I have found this place to be a hit-and-miss... sometimes the food and service has been great... and other times, it has been just so-so.

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