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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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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“flatbread” (4 reviews)
“butter cake” (3 reviews)
“sea bass” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
336 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3508
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I had never heard of this new restaurant until a friend recommended it to me. On south Lake Avenue, below Del Mar Blvd. We entered through the rear, walked through the open kitchen area and entered the one of the dining rooms and bar area....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Anita S
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Our best friends joined us for dinner at Nick’s in Pasadena. Our server, Daniela, was excellent in every way. The food was beyond delicious. My meatloaf was not your normal meatloaf. Between the the four of us, we enjoyed two meatloaf dinners, one baby back...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank RobertL873
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Can't wait to go back! Excellent service, drinks were great...that Paloma martini was delicious and spicy. Our party of 3 shared an assortment from the menu and loved the cheese board...truly one of the best I've had! Thai noodle salad and flatbreads were all wonderful...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank MacccD
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Having dined at the other Nick's restaurants (Laguna Beach, San Clemente and South-of-Nick's in San Clemente), this continues the trend as another great place to dine. The service is super, the menu is just right and not overly extensive and the atmosphere is quite suitable...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Food is delicious, staff warm and accommodating, atmosphere is chic and modern. Love this place and looking forward to returning.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank taz525
Reviewed 18 December 2017

The baby back ribs are really good, the atmosphere is really nice as well...Friendly service and definitely a unique place to visit

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Joined friends for dinner here. The restaurant was packed and very noisy, which made conversation difficult, but the food, cocktails and wine made up for it. One couple recommended several dishes, including the deviled egg appetizer, which were meh to husband and me but others...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank wego2places
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Great remodel, wonderful ambience, strong, personal service. Food was excellent. Akin to Houston’s in terms of menu, very reasonable prices. Recommended.

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank USBrits
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We went to Nick's our first time recently, for lunch. My wife's salad was fine, nothing special. My cheeseburger had good components, but it was ridiculously stacked so high it was a mess to eat. Their vaunted permesan crusted asparagus (about 12 spears?) were nice,...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank drfertig
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Yes, it is a beautiful space and very trendy, but that is about it. We went with another couple who also eat out once or twice a week as we do in the Pasadena area. We both doubted we would come back. This was mid-week...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank hi9land3r
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, 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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