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Nick's San Clemente
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Ranked #1 of 215 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Great food, and warm hospitality. Whether you are looking for a fireside cocktail or a dinner with friends, our carefully chosen menu of sandwiches, steaks, salads, seafood, and handcrafted beverages has a variety of choices to satisfy any appetite. Designed with thoughtful detail, Nick's San Clemente's interior of wood, stone, and jewel like lighting surrounds you in comfort and warmth. A South Orange County Favorite. Enjoy our Patio all year round.
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“Great service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

The service was the best we have ever had anywhere! So attentive. The food however wasn't quite what we had expected from all the reviews I saw on Yelp. A bit pricey, but what do you expect for a coast town restaurant. The butter cake however was fantastic.

  • Visited July 2014
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San Clemente, California
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“Great atmosphere, great food - one of San Clemente's best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A great place with a great vibe. One of San Clemente's top 5 restaurants, Nick's has excellent customer service, an electric atmosphere and terrific food. Try the Chilean Sea Bass tacos, dynamite. Its typically loud in here so not ideal for intimate conversations, on the other hand you can talk loud and still not be overheard. All told the food is great - although they no longer have the excellent Sliders on the menu (seasonal menu item I'm told). A very generous policy allows customers to bring one bottle of wine without corkage fee. A second bottle is $25. A great idea I wish other restaurants would follow.
Located in the heart of San Clemente on Del Mar just west of Ola Vista in the 'happening' part of town.

Visited July 2014
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Walmer, Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

During our recent trip to Orange County from the UK, we visited Nick's in San Clemente a few times and loved it.
The service is excellent, the food is delicious, the atmosphere is buzzing. Make sure you book and don't be late or they will have given your table away as they are so busy! Only criticism is it's a bit dark.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Delicious, Urbane, Contemporary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Incredible food. Try the signature butter cake for dessert--scrumptious. We had braised ribs, a steak and a salad, and all were absolute perfection. The atmosphere is cool and sophisticated, a nice break from the casual beachiness of all the surrounding restaurants. A touch loud, but if you get a table by the sidewalk you get best of both worlds: people watching and a more quiet retreat. Be prepared to wait... and wait... and wait.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Where the yuppies go”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a busy dinner spot... think run of the mill food with a California price tag. The only thing worth eating here is the steak salad. I will admit... its pretty good... but that is about it.

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