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“okay” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nico Restaurant

Nico Restaurant
Ranked #51 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
California
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59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

The reason why I gave it an "average" is because I have found this place to be a hit-and-miss... sometimes the food and service has been great... and other times, it has been just so-so.

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Poor service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere was nice as were the bussers, but those were the only positives about this restaurant. The food was below average - the baked goat cheese salad had only a mere smear of goat cheese, the pasta was overcooked. The waiter brought a glass of with floating bits in it, which we sent back. When we ordered coffee at the end of the meal, the cream ALSO had floating bits and when we asked for a new jug of cream we were informed that they had run out and someone was buying more from the store. We asked to see a dessert menu but nobody ended bringing one over. 10 minutes later, we had been served the bill but the cream still had not yet arrived! The server was so indifferent it was annoying. There were no apologies for the wine or cream incidents. I heard a customer at another table complaining about the salmon. This restaurant is not recommended.

Visited August 2013
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Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good location but nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had a meal at Nico's, everything was simply average! Not great but not bad. If you want the Greek food experience, it is worth a visit.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Pinecones_hill
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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Intimate Delicious Dining Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the owner and given our choice of places to sit. Since the weather was a bit on the cool side we sat next to the fireplace and had a birds eye view of the entire restaurant. We loved the intimate and beautiful setting.

We wished that the appetizer portion of the grilled portabella would have been larger, but only because it was so mouth-watering. I've had linguini with clams at a number of other restaurants but this was by far the best. Maybe the difference was that it was made with whole wheat linguini or that they also put in sun-dried tomatoes. My family ordered entrees of paella, salmon with risotto and the filet mignon - all received rave reviews.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank RobinWW
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Al Muharraq, Bahrain
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Terrific Lunch in Carmel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Had a fantastic lunch with friends at this quaint restaurant in Carmel by the Sea. Choosing something to eat was difficult for everyone as the menu (while only one page) is loaded with things that sound amazing. In the end the food was awesome and we got to sit outside in the small patio area out back. It was so peaceful and beautiful. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Domkid
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