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“Enjoyed by all the family”

Nick's Laguna Beach
Ranked #1 of 176 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Laguna Ave
Description: Nick's indoor/outdoor Laguna Beach venue features Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list. Located in the heart of Laguna Beach, our intimate 80-seat restaurant features a chic bar and beautiful outdoor patio. Our décor highlights several artistic touches, from inlaid abalone and oyster-shell accents to artistic mosaic tile floors. The Exotic wood-trimmed booths and hand-blown glass lamps along with warm tones of brown, blue and sand complement the exposed brick walls. Our exhibition kitchen showcases the talents of our passionate culinary team. Nick’s Laguna Beach has become a favorite in Orange County to dine, drink and escape.
Reviewed March 27, 2014

During our last night at Marriott Newport Villas we were looking for a restaurant that could meet the expectations of six family members with varying degrees of likes and dislikes. We also wanted something more than your typical fast food or family restaurant but moderately priced. We found it Nick's whether it was a grilled cheese for the fussy 6 year old, pasta for grandma, ribs for my son or a fancy salad for my daughter in law. In other words, while not an extensive menu still varied enough for the enjoyment of everyone in our party. While the restaurant was very busy on this Thursday night, we were immediately seated and served without a reservation which made the dining out that much more pleasurable especially when you have two children who become easily impatient. Service was good, food was excellent and our bill came to $150 which included a bottle of wine.

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Reviewed March 27, 2014

First of all, in a week of eating out in SoCal I would have to say that the food is very disappointing compared to the Bay Area, and Laguna Beach especially so. I won't mention the disappointing meals, but Nick's was a very pleasant surprise (we ate there twice). As opposed to the often pretentious (and poorly cooked) fare of some other local restaurants, they did more straight forward but excellent dishes, accompanied by a very good selection of beers and wines (and cocktails), with an attentive wait staff. You will probably need to reserve, but you can almost always get a seat at the bar (the stools have backs) so not to worry. And the restaurant is actually more sophisticated than some of the reviews make it sound; certainly not a diner.

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Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

I just don't get it. Mediocre service and food. Laguna Beach wake up. That is all I have to say I don't need 100 characters...

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Great dinner and wine. The atmosphere and service was impressive. I suggest the Asparagus Spears for appetizer.

Thank Max_P
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Stopped by and the place was full. Bar tender was not interested in working anyone in and the waitress was rude and irritated and having to work about crowd. We left. Feedback would be try it when its not full. First impression, poor but it was very busy

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Thank Matt P
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