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Nicki's West 59th Restaurant

1830 59th St W, Bradenton, FL 34209-4630
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Ranked #288 of 401 restaurants in Bradenton
Cuisines: Greek, Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Dec 12, 2013
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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13 reviews from our community

30% Recommend
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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Someone please call Restaurant Impossible and give the owner, Tim some much needed help. On the past Saturday night at 7:00, the place was empty, except for our party that, unfortunately, had heard decent comments about the place. Maybe when Nicki was alive and running the joint it was good...maybe 20-30 years ago. Today, not so much. Decor: dated and... More

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Bradenton, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

In all fairness, I have only had lunch at this restaurant. My gyro was good and the service was fine, but neither were outstanding. I have gotten very good reviews from friends, so I definitely will give it a try for dinner. The menu offers a variety of seafood, grilled items, and Greek and Italian cuisines; and the prices seem... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Came here for my anniversary and enjoyed the tableside preparation. Started with Saganaki cheese flambed in Brandy. Next we had a traditional Caesar salad tossed at the table and anticipated the Chateau Briand that would be carved in front of us. So Delicious!!! We were so full, but forced ourselves to share a Banana's Foster dessert that ended our perfect... More

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Ellenton, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

My mother wanted to take everyone out for Easter dinner so I wouldn't have to cook this year. I don't know what inspired her to choose this restaurant but I felt really bad that she spent so much money for such poor food and terrible service. Starting from when we walked in and my mother and sister stepped up to... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Dated. Dated decor, darted menu, dated preparation. Actually still offer tableside preparation items. Service was slow. Dishes were over sauced. Mixed veggies were all frozen. This in Florida where great produce is available year round. Several tables went un-bused the whole time we were there. Admittedly, we had a buy one, get one half off coupon. But even that proved... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Family came from out of town and we needed a place with a varied menu and Nicki's includes Greek, Italian, seafood, beef and chicken. The eight of us had a comfortable round table where we could actually hear the conversation. The waiter was attentive and helpful with explanations and suggestions. We all enjoyed several of the appetizers. The soups were... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

If i could give this place 0 stars I would do so. I ordered a French Dip sandwich and it came served on a hot dog bun (no lie)!!! The beef was so tough I could not even chew much of it, the french fries were cold and the soda was flat. $10 completely wasted :(

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Bradenton, Florida
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92 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Offers hard to find items like Chateu Briand (sp), Caesar Salad, made at table with safe eggs, and many flaming desserts. Friendly bar frequented neighbors. We enjoyed the banter around the bar before our anniversary dinner there last July. We travel a lot and rarely eat out when at home. If we ate out more often, we would be regular... More

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Bradenton, Florida
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Overall, the place made me looking to exit asap. If it hadn't been for the fact that 2 of my friends 'loved' this place, I'd have been long gone. Decor is lack luster, dusty and with no discernible theme. The bar menu was a laminated sheet with peeling, curled edges. The waitstaff appeared tired and resigned. The food choices were... More

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Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Don't know what happened to the place. It was a favorite for years then went down hill fast. Food is mediocre, staff acts like they are half asleep, prices not consistent with the lousy food.

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