We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nicola's Restaurant

Is this your business?
146 E 84th St, New York City, NY 10028-2026
+1 212-249-9850
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“veal chop” (7 reviews)
“squid salad” (5 reviews)
“dover sole” (3 reviews)
Open Now
146 E 84th St, New York City, NY 10028-2026
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (62)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our mother to Nicola's as it is in her neighborhood and we heard good things about it. The service was disappointing, Her fish was hot and mine was cold, and our waiter disappeared and I had to find the manager to get our...More

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just happened upon this place and we were pleasantly surprised. The sign outside does nothing for the atmosphere, which is very cozy, old Italian. Food was delicious - especially the Bolognese.

Thank CLB997
Reviewed March 3, 2018

A surprisingly limited menu was the biggest disappointment, followed by some of the food. The lobster tails were coated in a cheese-like sauce, which was just as well as they had been away from the sea for a very, very long time. Mashed potatoes were...More

Thank clightdc
Reviewed December 21, 2017

The service combined with wonderful food explains why the restaurant was packed on a week day night. The menu is a combination of old fashioned and current style lighter Italian. Whichever you pick it is delicious and generous portion.

Thank bakfar
Reviewed November 15, 2017

The staff was very patient and we didn't feel rushed (even though we stayed talking long after we finished eating). Portions were not large, so we had plenty of room for the dessert (don't miss the Italian style cheesecake).

Thank Laura B
Reviewed October 14, 2017

We have explored all the wonderful restaurants in our weekend neighborhood over the last thirteen years. Nicola's recently clicked with us and we enjoy the food and atmosphere. This year we have taken our family and friends and they all felt well fed and cared...More

Thank achristine13
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

This place has a good vibe and we walked in without a reservation and were made to feel very welcome. Tables are close together and it's very popular with families and groups of all sizes and ages. The tricolor salad was tasty, but I wished...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Sometimes you just click with a restaurant - the food, the staff, the atmosphere. For us, Nicola is that sort of place. We had spent the afternoon with our young granddaughters and were eager for a good dinner that was tasty, calming, and an antidote...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed July 26, 2017

I joined a number of other friends for dinner at Nicola's (had never been there). The service was excellent, my "special" appetizer (an array of different kinds of mushrooms) was excellent, my entrée (veal) was good but not great, so in general I was pleased....More

Thank Trup
Reviewed July 11, 2017

I really like this restaurant. It's small yet quite cozy. You can eat inside or out. The owner is usually there and is always talking to his customers.

Thank darylmarx
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
Nearby HotelsSee all 478 hotels in New York City
The Franklin
758 reviews
.16 miles away
Third Ave House
4 reviews
.17 miles away
The Mark
799 reviews
.41 miles away
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
865 reviews
.44 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Lexington Candy Shop
221 reviews
.06 miles away
The Simone
82 reviews
.07 miles away
Dulce Vida Latin Bistro
63 reviews
.07 miles away
Tal Bagel
52 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Park Avenue
392 reviews
.19 miles away
Cleopatra's Needle
90 reviews
.18 miles away
The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
16 reviews
.14 miles away
Shady Ladies Tours
164 reviews
.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Nicola's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 E 84th St, New York City, NY 10028-2026
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-249-9850
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing