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Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list in an upscale yet casual environment. Nick's is located in the heart of Belmont Shore on 2nd st. Our intimate restaurant features a chic island bar, walls of glass and a spacious outdoor patio, perfect for people watching. Our exhibition kitchen highlights the talents of our passionate culinary team.
$11 - $31
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Bar
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews brunch butter cake fried asparagus cioppino chilean sea bass scottish salmon veggie burger filet fries shrimp taquitos outside seating nice restaurant love this place cooked perfectly nicks patio
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Reviewed March 31, 2021 via mobile

Went to Nick's last night for my adult son's birthday. It's a great spot but forget it if you are vegetarian, my wife is but the other 4 of us are not. They refused to provide anything other than their veggie burger, soup or salad....We asked for a veggie plate and received the dumbest reasons why that was impossible, keeping in mind they had all the veggies in the kitchen. We eventually agreed on sides in separate plates. Now why can't a nice restaurant provide its customers with better than this. We enjoyed everything we had, spent just short of $400 with tip and they couldn't do a veggie plate. Pretty shameful and off our list as there are so many competitors that know the value of flexibility and quality service. Hope the feedback helps you, assuming you care, which is doubtful as vegetarians aren't new to you.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed October 28, 2020

I have been to both this location and Manhattan Beach. Nick's always has consistent food, but I guess I had forgotten how expensive it was. We had a party of 4 and our bill with tip was $360. We started out with a drink each...and the deviled eggs. These are deep fried; I wasn't a fan. Each couple then shared the farm salad which was really good. With our main course, we split a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc for the 4 of us. 2 of us had the seabass which was served with mashed potatoes. The seabass was cooked perfectly but both the seabass and potatoes could have used a little more flavor. My friend had the salmon which she really like and my husband had the fried chicken which he liked. Note- the chicken dish is massive. We opted not to have dessert. For Covid-19, all tables are outside and they have the protocol down. We felt safe. Service was good as usual.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 9, 2020

My friend and I had lunch and with it excellent service from a novice Desiree and her teacher Anthony. We ordered the Fried Asparagas. It wasn't as good as I remembered. It needed salt but I didn't ask for it. We also split the Veggie...Burger. The patty was mushy and I wouldn't order it again. The French Fries were fabulous tho.We shared a split of Grgich Hills Chardonnay and a glas of Rombie Chard as well. So splitting food and wine our bill was $90.00 which for this paticular meal was too much! I will go back and order differently.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 2, 2020 via mobile

Used to love this place and showed up for a celebration for four close family, with great expectations. We reserved a socially distanced outside table and when we arrived it was jam packed and back to back people. Almost touching. Give me a break! How...terrible. Not even close to CDC recommendations. We walked out and got take out. I am really disappointed that they put profits over human safety. I understand that the restaurant business has been hammered, but this display of callousness is unforgivable. I spend a lot of money on restaurants, but no more at Nicks. Thanks for ruining my family dinner with your tone deaf disregard for other people’s lives.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

Excellent. Everything was perfectly cooked. Service was perfect and the drinks were excellent!! The sea bass was just perfect along with the spinach was just perfect.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

Service, quality, dependable, timely, friendly, consistent. Usually a wait, so reservations suggested. More than a local’s spot.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

For a great meal always created uniquely and with winning flavors this is the place to go... prime rib French dip or boneless fried chicken along with great drinks and house made salads make this location a win win.....

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

We had Chilean Sea Bass with their fabulous mashed potatoes. Also had a side of fried asparagus spears - YUM. It's a bit pricey but worth it. And whatever you do, DON'T pass up the Butter Cake dessert. OMG delicious and decadent (split it).

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Tip: Reserve a table on the patio as it can be quieter and likely sunny. Even it is cold, the curtains and heaters keep you toasty warm. Tip: Nick’s can be very loud environment. Tip: Portions area large so order accordingly or split a meal,...salad, or appetizier. Hats off to the servers at Nicks - the best! For brunch last weekend the omelette and burritos were very well prepared. For dinner, the kale salad and quinoa were so tasty. The tuna tartar was exceptional. As a wild salmon affectiondo and snob, I give a hearty recommendation for the farmed Scottish salmon which was prepared as requested medium rare and came with warm kale and mashed potatoes.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020

It was a very nice restaurant and price is very reasonable. From the time we were seated by the hostess to our food server, we were very satisfied. It could be loud but but very comfortable place to meet friends.

Date of visit: January 2020
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September 9, 2019|
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Response from TraveLee073 | Reviewed this property |
Seating is limited and the place is often full, so I doubt it. May be able to accommodate 8 with advance reservation.
March 15, 2018|
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Response from cosmosm109 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast only on the weekend.
February 8, 2017|
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Response from mgdMD | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall if they had gluten free, but we ate with our son who has multiple food allergies and they were great about working with him to find something safe to eat.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nick's on 2nd

Yes, Nick's on 2nd offers takeout services.

Nick's on 2nd is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5