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Nick's on South Lake Avenue

336 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3508
+1 626-787-1444
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“flatbread” (4 reviews)
“butter cake” (3 reviews)
“sea bass” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
336 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3508
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We dropped in for a casual lunch and were very impressed. Service was great - food was excellent - best Bloody Mary ever

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jack K
Reviewed December 5, 2018

Walking in the middle of a busy lunch hour we were lucky to get a neat two seat booth just past the sit-at bar. It was an ideal spot to watch the busy restaurant and the skills of the bartender. He had just the right...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 22club58
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

There are many great wines on their wine list, both by the glass and by the bottle. The service was outstanding. The people are friendly coming and going making it a very special experience. The food was great, had a delicious steak. I will be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

I've been here multiple times over the past few months. It's my favorite restaurant in Pasadena. The cocktails are authentic and delicious. I particularly like their Whiskey Sour made with egg whites the old fashioned way! One of my favorite things to order is the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BooII
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We had a good dinner and an enjoyable evening with family at Nick’s Restaurant on South Lake Avenue in Pasadena in California. Six dinners, admittedly light, with two carafes of Chardonnay and friendly service, the bill, including tax, only came to $170. I would happily...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peter T
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Nick's has seen its day. This once great restaurant has unfortunately declined into a neighborhood also ran with nothing special either on the menu or in their service. While we were seated upon arrival and served our appetizers and drinks, the main event, our entrees,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michael P
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door we were treated as special guests! My friend and I were looking for a place to have a Saturday afternoon drink and found Nick’s. We were promptly seated and water and menus were brought to our table....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Vicky3k
Reviewed October 7, 2018

we had lunch here. A bit more modern than other restaurants in Pasadena. Not great but very good. Great service. Parking right behind the restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AnGr2013
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Each time we've dined at Nick's, with or without reservations, we've been greeted warmly and served with great friendliness that didn't feel forced or too chummy. The comfort food offered is superb: creatively reimagined basics like fried chicken or meat loaf or cioppino or steak...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 301Lake
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Nicks didn’t disappoint me again. Everything was super, the table , food and service was absolutely fantastic .

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gardenerlove
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January 7, 2018|
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Response from Konstandena | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are booths. I would request one when you make your reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 336 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3508
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-787-1444
  • E-mail
Nick's is best known for it's Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, unique cocktails & extensive wine list Founded in Laguna Beach in 2008. There are currently six Nick's locations The Pasadena venue features a lively bar, stunning balcony, private wine room, and an airy garden room - all working harmoniously to combine the warmth and hospitality one would expect of Nick's
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