best great steak, great happy hour food, great wine service, great place, liked ugly restaurant, overpriced poor quality food, bad experience
Best Dining Experience in LA.
Nick & Stef's has a new general manager, Ron Casey. Ron, along with his staff, has created a new speciality cocktail menu which rivals any restaurant in town. These are cocktails that taste wonderful. The dry aged steaks are amazing. Melt in your mouth.
Our FAVORITE this is the Cheese and BEER pairing. That's right, cheese and beer. I had never had a pairing like that and I highly recommend it.
If you want a great meal, excellent drinks and to be treated like royalty, you have to go to the new Nick & Stef's. It is worth every penny and more.
Delicious Steak served with Excellent Service. I went to Nick & Stef's for the first time with three friends on my birthday. The food was excellent! To start, we ordered the Cesar salad, which was prepared right at our table and tasted great. For my entree, I had the petit filet mignon along with two sides (butternut squash & mac & cheese) -- all excellent! The sides are big, so we split them between the four of us. I was treated to a special desert (on the house), since it was my birthday. It was good, but definitely not my desert of choice. I'm not even really sure what it was. They also have a 3 min rule on bringing out drinks. It took about 10 mins before we received our cocktails, so the waitress gave them to us on the house. We didn't even have to ask!! The waitress also told us that if we sign up for the email list that we will get $30 off coupons every year for our birthdays! I was very happy with my experience at Nick & Stef's and will definitely be returning.
Wow, what a disappointment!.
My wife and I love going out to new restaurants once a week. I personally love beef! I heard how famous Nick & Stef was in downtown L.A. Tonight I had porterhouse steak the 22 oz which is the cut I always get at a nice steak house. Cut to the chase, the steak was horrible, when the knife your using has difficulty cutting through the meat is the first sign that the meat is not tender. The flavor was good and the meat came as I ordered, medium rare but the tenderness of the meat was something you get at Dennys. Not worth $50. Never ever go back again. I will rather go to Mortons steak house in Beverly Hills. Great porterhouse and Filet is to die for.
Sam Out. This is actually my first review anywhere, hope it helps you out.
Inconsistant service and food.. I usually like the Burger for lunch here. But not on my most recent visit. I ordered my burger medium well, but it was served very rare and cold. They took forever to replace the first burger, which came out as a different order. I ended up leaving after having coffee and bread. My co-worker had finished their lunch by this time.
Valentine's Day Prix Fixe. We went here on Valentine's Day expecting something extra special. Have definitely had a great steak here before. The steak was good, but all I can remember is the awful, awful lobster salad. The lobster smelled like death, and it didn't taste much better. I had no choice but to send it back. The staff had no problem taking the lobster salad back and substituted the soup that was definitely nothing special. The lobster was so terrible that my appetite was permanently ruined for the night. Not exactly the experience you're looking for on Valentine's Day. I'm shocked that a restaurant I used to have a lot of respect for would send lobster out that was spoiled. Another member of our party didn't think the steak lived up to previous experiences at the restaurant. It almost seemed like they prepared everything in advance because of the prix fixe menu and didn't bother to give the dishes much attention after that. The staff seemed very unseasoned, as well. I will not go back.
very dissapointing. food is far below average even by cheaper restaurants standards..
i am a food lover. i enjoy a great steak, and nick and stef's is far from that. granted, i did not order their "signature" steaks (they like to rave about their ribeye and new york), i had a sirloin but and it was VERY dissapointing. even their appetizers and dessert were "average" at best, so i will not be back to try their more famous steaks.
a big let down. only reason i didnt give them 1 star only is because the food is about a 2 star. but relative to the price, they probably deserved a 1 star.
Great steaks, ugly restaurant. I'm a big steakhouse fan and try them all. I'm a big man and love big steaks. We started our night in the bar which was crowded and fun. We moved into a dining room which was straight out of the 70's. So were the waiters uniforms. It took forever for the bottle of wine we ordered to show up. Considering the high price of the wine list, you think they would give great wine service. I found from the table next to us that you can bring your own wine in free of charge. If I return I will do that. The entire service staff looks to be going through the motions. If I were working in a dated space, I would be depressed too. One manager came by and visited with us but seemed distracted when we questioned him on the menu. On a good note is that the kitchen seems to be running quite a bit better. The food was delicious (side items are very expensive and small portions though). The coffee was slightly better than my hotel room when I travel. My pick for downtown will probably be Mortons for the show and the classic design.
A completely unsatisfactory experience in every sense. Avoid..
A friend of mine flew into town on short notice and was staying downtown, so we walked around until we found this place. We're two guys, it's not hard to please us - we don't need atmosphere, we just wanted a good steak, and if we're charged top-notch steakhouse prices, we expect commensurate service and quality. Oops!
We each ordered $40 New York strips (after the waiter took his time to come over) as it is what "they are known for." Some time later we got bread (which was the best part of the meal), and continued to wait for the main course. No check up on drinks from the waiter, nothing. Finally, the steaks come out. I ordered mine medium rare, my friend ordered his medium. My steak was medium (on the border between medium and well done!), and my friend's was even more over-cooked. This, although annoying, was not a deal-breaker. I was hungry, and determined to enjoy this meal. I cut in, and halfway into sawing (not cutting, SAWING) through the meat, I encountered what I can only describe as a vein running directly through the middle of my cut. It was a sinewy, circular, knife resistant vein of fatty sinew traveling the length of my steak. Great. I began to perform minor surgery on it, just to try to salvage something from this meal. My friend lost his appetite after 1/3rd of his steak. I made it to just almost half. The waiter came back and noticed how much we had "enjoyed" our steaks, and made a weak attempt to lighten the mood by asking if we wanted to "get crazy" and take a post-dinner shot. No thanks, buddy, just the check...the 125.00 check. Live and learn, I guess.
Why didn't I send it back? It would be too long of a story, but in searching for a restaurant in downtown LA near this location, we were thoroughly defeated for almost an hour, and faced with California Pizza Kitchen, or this steak house. I was beaten, and I had neither the time nor the inclination to wait for them to roll the dice in the kitchen one more time.
Not worth $200 for Dinner!. I have been to many steak houses and always been satisfied with food and customer service....well, not this time. My boyfriend went out of his way to make reservations at a "nice" restaurant and have a nice, quiet dinner, and this was far, far from it. The service was ok, nothing special, my steak was tasteless and over cooked, the side dishes are too small, the creamed spinach was more "cream" than spinach...really gross and runny. I asked the server to recommend a martini and he was clueless...............he did recommed a red wine, the thing is I did not want wine! Also the dessert list is pretty crappy, .......bottom line is ....Don't waste your time and money there, go to Mastro's or Morton's instead, much better service, food and ambiance.
My wife and I dine out every night of the week and we have for the past five years since we've been married. Neither of us can cook to save our lives so we are forced to eat at restaurants whenever we're hungry! I'm always online checking out the reviews but have never written one myself and I know people have bad experiences sometimes in restaurants but we left Nick and Stef's happy and full!
The host was very polite and friendly. She asked our name, told us our table was ready and handed us off to a young man who guided us to the table and introduced us to our server, Heather. Wow this lady is something else! She was so nice and patient with us. We tend to be finicky at restaurants, we ask lots of questions when we like the place, and she took great care in answering them.
The meal was just fantastic! We are very happy to have found Nick and Stef's and we're going back with our friends next week! As for the bad reviews on the place, well...those people might be wound a little too tight!
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