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“Worth the wait!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nick's Laguna Beach

Nick's Laguna Beach
440 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
(949) 376-8595
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Ranked #2 of 154 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Laguna Ave
Description: Nick's indoor/outdoor Laguna Beach venue features Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list. Located in the heart of Laguna Beach, our intimate 80-seat restaurant features a chic bar and beautiful outdoor patio. Our décor highlights several artistic touches, from inlaid abalone and oyster-shell accents to artistic mosaic tile floors. The Exotic wood-trimmed booths and hand-blown glass lamps along with warm tones of brown, blue and sand complement the exposed brick walls. Our exhibition kitchen showcases the talents of our passionate culinary team. Nick’s Laguna Beach has become a favorite in Orange County to dine, drink and escape.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Worth the wait!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Was in Laguna Beach for 2 nights and concierge told us about this place. Couldn't get a reservation but they told us come and have a drink at the bar and they would fit us in. Place was packed but we had two seats at the bar while we waited. Took about an hour to get seated but we didn't mind it. Menu isn't the biggest in the world but my god do they know how to do it rite. All our courses were delicious, definitely worth waiting to get a table and very reasonably priced for the quality of food you get.

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simi valley
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Late night dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I visited Nicks on Thursday night after the Pageant of the Masters. Great service, and the food was as good as all the reviews were saying. Deep fried deviled eggs! Awesome. We split ribeye sandwich. Super tender and flavorful. Will be back .

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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“Great experience...OUTSTANDING service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was our first time in Laguna Beach in about 15 years, and first time without kids. Went to Nick's based on a recommendation from our Innkeeper, backed up by the very high Tripadvisor rating. Stopped in for dinner last Wednesday (7/2), left our name for a table for two and went to the bar for a cocktail. The bartender, our new friend Carlos, was superb with wonderful drink and food suggestions, to go along with a great personality. We were having such a great time at the bar, we cancelled our table and had dinner there. We had the fried deviled eggs, which were unique and pretty darn good. But the food highlight for us was actually the Prime Rib French Dip sandwich. Melt in your mouth good!!! Really delicious. Also, remember to ask for the bar nuts. Warm and seasoned, incredible.
The next night, after having a less than average appetizer at a neighboring restaurant, we returned for more good times. We went straight to the bar for some wonderful wine and, you guessed it, shared another Prime Rib French Dip. Yummy.
Kudos to the team at the bar: Carlos and Jonika (sorry if I butchered that spelling) in particular, who kept us smiling the whole time.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place was perfect!! Our waitress was so helpful and the food was simple, fresh, and delicious. What more could you ask for? The kale salad made me have a new appreciation for what can be done with kale, and my husband enjoyed every bite of his ahi tuna salad. Great casual atmosphere, and yummy gelato around the corner:-)

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Hesperia, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great food and reasonably priced. I had the San Francisco Cioppino and my wife had the Pan Roasted Salmon. Make sure you have a reservation!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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