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Nick's on South Lake Avenue

336 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3508
+1 626-787-1444
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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
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336 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3508
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door we were treated as special guests! My friend and I were looking for a place to have a Saturday afternoon drink and found Nick’s. We were promptly seated and water and menus were brought to our table....More

Thank Vicky3k
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had lunch here. A bit more modern than other restaurants in Pasadena. Not great but very good. Great service. Parking right behind the restaurant.

Thank AnGr2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Each time we've dined at Nick's, with or without reservations, we've been greeted warmly and served with great friendliness that didn't feel forced or too chummy. The comfort food offered is superb: creatively reimagined basics like fried chicken or meat loaf or cioppino or steak...More

Thank 301Lake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nicks didn’t disappoint me again. Everything was super, the table , food and service was absolutely fantastic .

Thank gardenerlove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I met with our friends to have lunch at Nick's. I have been to this location when it was the prior restaurant. I was impressed with Nick's staff's attentive service and menu. We had the Prime Rib Dip and the Chilean Sea...More

Thank Annie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic dinner for 25 people. Food and service great. Wonderful time for all. All dinners yummy! Fish, chicken, pork chops, appetizers all great!

Thank mjtrip2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to a new restaurant that had Fantastic Food and Great Drinks! The price for the quality of food is simply amazing!! Ask for their fisherman’s mouthwatering bread and warm bar nuts...OMG you don’t want to miss out! Crispy deviled eggs were crunchy and airy...More

Thank Rita M
Reviewed 12 September 2018

My friend and I tried Nick's for the first time pre-theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse. What a great find! The two-story decors is beautiful with a lively vibe, though a bit noisy. My ribs were fall-off-the-bone tender and her steakhouse salad was prepared perfectly. Both...More

Thank Lea P
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

One important thing before you go to Nick’s, make sure you’re very hungry. The food is unbelievable. The chicken is to die for as is the prime rib French dip. Service is fantastic. Would highly recommend this for anyone.

Thank gwmeyer31
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Attentive waitstaff, good food, smart contemporary interior with all very hard surfaces making this the loudest restaurant in town. An absolutely terrible place to come if you want to visit and converse with friends. I would gladly trade some food quality and service for the...More

Thank HPH360
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7 January 2018|
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Response from Konstandena | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are booths. I would request one when you make your reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$38
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 336 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3508
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-787-1444
  • E-mail
Nick's is best known for it's Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, unique cocktails & extensive wine list Founded in Laguna Beach in 2008. There are currently six Nick's locations The Pasadena venue features a lively bar, stunning balcony, private wine room, and an airy garden room - all working harmoniously to combine the warmth and hospitality one would expect of Nick's
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