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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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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
336 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3508
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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
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

The staff was great the service amazing, but the food...wow! I ordered the petite filet and it was cooked perfectly, the salad was delish and the soup was really tasty also. We ordered the artichoke appetizer and that could have been my dinner, they were...More

Thank Ana R
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Took a girlfriend for a birthday lunch. She had salmon and I had a prime rib dip. We cleaned both of our plates. The entrees and sides were delicious. The service was gracious. My only complaint would be the the background music was too club-like...More

Thank AdventureReady
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This was our first time and Nicks; and we were pleasantly surprised. From the outset, even though the restaurant was busy, service was excellent. The "Bistro" offering of a small fillet, salad, Garlic toast and a cup of soup was a steal at $22. The...More

Thank RoyboyIII
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Friday night girl bonding was the occasion for this dinner. For starters we ordered asparagus fries. We wanted to get the artichoke however they ran out of it. Goes to show how popular it is. For salad we had kale & quinoa and grilled steakhouse....More

Thank AdmarLon
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This place is a bit on the "foodie" side for this gal, but my husband took us there for my birthday, and it was great. I was struggling with what to order because I'd had a late lunch, so a big steak sounded too heavy,...More

Thank roadgal12
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I echo some of the other recent reviews. I needed a place to accommodate a party of 12 to celebrate a graduation - not so easy to find around Pasadena. We shared a private dining room with another large party. It was upstairs (elevator available,)...More

Thank LFK1
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

My best friend graduated and this is the place I picked. It was great I’m sooo glad I did. Everyone enjoyed the food, drinks and ambiance. Since we were a large party, we were seated upstairs in the private dining room. There were two long...More

Thank Tiffany A
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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