I visited Nick and Stef's this year for Dine LA. After reading some other reviews, I noticed that finding the location can be tricky, so I made sure to look over the directions before going...we still got a little lost. Once we valeted (there's comp valet in the Wells Fargo building w/ validation), it was pretty easy to locate the restaurant's entrance (on the ground level of the building). Upon arrival, we didn't see the hostess stand, but one of the servers quickly pointed it out to us. We noticed that the restaurant was not packed, but as the hostess checked us in and lead us to the back, we saw that there were more people nestled inside. I loved the décor. Very classic and mature! It's neat and upscale, but not trendy and upbeat like some popular Hollywood steakhouses (STK/BOA)
Once seated, server gave us great recommendations from the Dine LA menu. I ordered the petite filet with shrimp, while my friend ordered the chicken (she's not much of a steak eater). We followed the waiter's advice, and decided to order different appetizers (caesar salad and crab cake) and desserts (s'mores and white choc. lime bar), which worked out well because we got to try more items off the menu. The salad was pretty good, but the crab cake was better... moist and flaky. Although the steak was tender, I didn't care much for the au poivre sauce. I usually prefer my steak with just some sort of rub, where I can still taste the flavor of the steak. The sauce was overwhelming. The steak was accompanied with creamed spinach and potato gratin, which were good, but not great I also tasted some of my friend's chicken. It was very tender, but a little too buttery.
Dinner wasn't at all bad, but the highlight of the night was the dessert! We both loved the white chocolate lime bar. So yummy!!! ...& the s'mores was a unexpected surprise. It was rich, but really good. I don't usually order dessert when I go to steakhouses because the food is already so heavy that I can't even possibly think of ordering dessert, but I'm glad we got to try these Dine LA options. They were great little endings to our dinner.
All in all, the experience was good, but fact is, I came here for the steak & I've honestly had much better, so I can't say I will frequent this place, can possibly see my self coming back in the future.
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