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Wed, 5/27
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APPETIZERS
Grilled Endive
Gorgonzola vinaigrette, apples, toasted pistachio
USD 14
Ahi Tuna Nachos
Tuna tartare, wonton chips, jalapeno pepper salsa, cuwabi aioli, Sriracha, wasabi, lime
USD 18
DINNER SPECIALS
Sea Bass Corn "Chowder"
Pan seared Sea Bass, applewood bacon, confit potato's, whole clams, celery salad
USD 35
Mexican Style Pork Baby Back Ribs
Cheesy polenta, braised kale
USD 20
Prosciutto & Tasso Wrapped Lamb Loin
Fig balsamic reduction, sweet & Idaho potato gratin, mint gremolata asparagus
USD 35
WINE BOTTLE SPECIAL OF THE WEEK
Rosemount Estate - Diamond Label 2018 Shiraz
This Shiraz is full-bodied, well-defined and juicy-sweet with blackberry, plum and cherry flavours complemented by the subtle richness of oak.
USD 28
COCKTAIL SPECIAL OF THE WEEK
Italian Sidecar
Martell Cognac, Cointreau, Averna amaro, lemon juice, walnut bitters
USD 12
BEER ON DRAUGHT
Peekskill Brewery
Valley Life
USD 4
Bells
Light Heated Ale
USD 4
Sloop Brewing
Motueka Bomb NEIPA
USD 4
Peroni – Nastro Azzurro
USD 4
About
Nicole's restaurant was established in 1986 and has been called "The Best Little Restaurant in Albany" by the Times Union. Together, husband and wife team, Margaret Carciobolo and James Gavin, strive to keep Nicole's one of Albany's finest restaurants. Nicole's offers a diversified menu of Southern and Northern Italian cuisine with many continental influences. Our team of chefs work daily to create new and exciting dishes. In addition to Nicole's romantic dining room with a 1930's tin ceiling and metropolitan feel, Nicole's also offers an outdoor deck with floral gardens and a private banquet room seating up to forty guests.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Italian, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During this pandemic, my brother and I were not able to see our Mother on Mother's Day and we live in different states. Still wanting to do something special, I noticed that they had a Mother's Day Dinner Special. I called and put in an...More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

I haven't posted to Tripadvisor for quite a while, but after a visit to Nicole's last night I realized I have never left a review... My only hesitation in leaving a glowing review it that it may make it harder to get in without a...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Nicole’s is a favorite although we only go randomly. Used to go annually and never disappointed. Went for Valentine’s Day this year. I made the reservation a month out. Our reward? A table for two in the hallway sitting on the edge. Next to the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

My wife and I went to dinner here to celebrate the 45 anniversary of our first date. We both enjoyed our meals and the service was good. I had the Zuppa di Pesce - Fra Diavolo which came with shrimp, scallops, clams, calamari, pan-fresh marinara...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

Food was excellent. Atmosphere was great. People were friendly and attentive. But make sure you go with people you can have a good conversation with. After ordering took over 30 minutes to get simple salads. An hour after ordering main courses came for a party...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

One of the best Italian resteraunts around. I had veal which was tender and juicy and my wife's dish involving egg plant was just as good. The only negative was that the service was very quixotic.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

Nicole's is a real treat. Our server was friendly and very helpful. Their menu offers a wide variety of many tempting option all at very reasonable prices. It is so nice to find a restaurant where you can sit with friends and enjoy a great...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

So good....we had a wonderful four course meal. The chocolate sex bomb was amazing!!!!! Love this place!!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Margaret C, Owner at Nicole's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2019

Dear Jamie. I am so happy you had a nice evening. Thank you for kind works. It was our pleasure to serve you!. Thank you. Margaret

Reviewed October 9, 2018

Nichole's Restaurant is one of my favorite local Italian restaurants. It offers a blend of traditional and modern cuisine in a comfortable, cozy, modern setting. If you want a unique dish, you're not going to find someplace else, I highly recommend the Pecan Encrusted Chicken....More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went out for a date. I had been given a gift card for Nicole's so we decided to put it to good use. Our waitress, Jessica was very attentive. My husband ordered Veal Marsala and it was nice and tender. I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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kathyvolks
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There is a dinning room in the back of the restaurant that may hold around 50. Call and ask if they will hold a rehearsal dinner.
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