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Nicole’s is a family-owned business offering a diverse menu of upscale Italian cuisine with many continental and modern American influences. Our team of chefs work daily to create new and exciting dishes, such as our constantly-changing Chef’s Specials.
Hazelnut-crusted / Frangelico-orange cream sauce / pasta
Hazelnut Chicken & Waffles
Hazelnut-crusted chicken / Belgium waffle / Frangelico-orange cream
Lightly battered / prosciutto ham / mozzarella / pan marinara
Awesome brunch, great service and cocktails. Husband and I were very pleased to find this place.
The drinks, food, atmosphere, and staff are incredible! If you are looking for a night out with friends or a date night this is a place to go!
Enjoyed their special 4-course menu for Valentine's Day. Their vegan options were delicious!
For my first experience especially during Valentine's Day, it was amazing. The staff was very welcoming. I loved how they allowed my boyfriend and I were accommodated for with seating. Food presentation was amazing. I would recommend someone to go!
Nicole’s does a great job for dinner and but the brunch is one of the best in Albany! It was our second time and it was better than our first, which was outstanding. I had the hazelnut chicken and waffles which blends their signature dinner entree with a tasty waffle, making a dish that’s hard to describe other than amazing, and my girlfriend had the breakfast flat bread which had eggs, cheese, crispy bacon and sauce on top, also amazing! Drinks are always on point at Nicole’s and the wait staff is fast, courteous and respectful of covid, great place to eat and if you haven’t been you need to go!
We hadn’t been here in years, but the new brunch menu I saw online had me make a reservation immediately! The lobster eggs Benedict tasted like our annual trip to Maine, amazing. My husband had the hazelnut crusted chicken and waffles which he liked, and we enjoyed some brunch cocktails. We will be back!
Great food my wife had a wonderful evening
Our waitress was AMAZING!! All of the staff was. We had an amazing brunch & an overall amazing experience. We will definitely be back.
Food was delivered cold. We barely saw our waitress. Service was deathly slow, we were simply forgotten about. The service was an unorganized mess.
It was an amazing experience for brunch
Awesome as usual!
Nicole’s is my fav restaurant in the area 💗
First time at Nicole's for brunch and it did not disappoint! The cocktails were both amazing and had a ton of flavor! Our entrees were equally amazing! My girlfriend had the crab cake benni and the crab cake was the best one we have ever tasted, and I had the eggs under construction omelet which was super tasty, and cooked to perfection. Our server was friendly, fast, and fun! Highly recommend a trip to Nicoles for Brunch or dinner!
Had a fabulous meal for brunch and the cocktails were great too. Waitress made a mistake and served us lobster eggs Benedict instead of crab cakes. We ate the lobster and she Did not charge us for the increased price and sent us home with the crab cakes. I am believer that how you react to a problem is how you will be remembered. I will remember this and will go back again and again. Would highly recommend!
The brunch was very good. The restaurant had a good energy. All COVID protocols were followed. All 5 people in our party were pleased
Our dinner was fantastic! My friend and I shared the Beet and Pistachio Salad, and our husbands had the Fried Calamari to start. These were excellent starters. I had the Grilled Salmon that was excellent with the spaghetti squash. My husband had the Zuppa di Pesce and loved it! My friend raved about her Hazelnut Chicken; and her husband loved his Veal Theresa.
Nicole’s is a wonderful restaurant to have dinner. The food is exceptional and the ambiance is so relaxing.
1st time visiting Nicole’s! And definitely won’t be the last. Best Carrot Cake Pancakes!! Great drinks!!
Brunch was one of the best in the area! The variety of food and drinks were delicious and amazing! Worth the price and very cute atmosphere. Great for a date or time out with friends!
This was our return for a post-COVID dine-in, following up on recent take-out. Necessary precautions have been taken inside, which change the interior look somewhat, but maintain a cozy feel. Fabric hung between tables gives each privacy. We came in early on a Sunday and found it not too crowded, as we expected. Dylan was our cheerful and attentive server. He was, of course, masked and he wore gloves. The menu is traditional. We opted for a starter of butternut bisque, the Sunday special meat lasagna, as well as an eggplant parmigiana, accompanying house and caesar salads, and carrot cake for dessert. The bartender stopped by a couple of times to ask if she could assist us in any way. Nice teamwork. Plentiful parking in the adjacent lot. Recommended for an intimate dinner for two, or a small gathering!
I was more than impressed with brunch at Nicole’s. Service was efficient and friendly, food was spectacular! I’ll definitely be back!
Outstanding food and service. Clearly the best brunch around!
Food was outstanding, waiter and staff friendly and knowledgeable of menu. Dessert was average.
Sarah the bartender was FANTASTIC killing it with the drink menu!!! Everything about our brunch was awesome, way better value for the drinks and food and experience than at our usual brunch spot!!
Great as usual!
We had a great first experience in Nicole’s! We just moved to the area and felt Denny welcome and well taken care of by the staff. Also- the food was delicious!!! Carbonara and Saltimbocca was perfect. We will certainly return and look forward to it! Thanks!!!
The food and drinks were absolutely amazing. The waitress was so pleasant and had a sense of humor. The restaurant itself was so cute inside. I 10/10 recommend
We went to Nicole's for New Years Eve Dinner, our Waitress Tina was Awesome, Great Service and Good Conversation. The Food was Very Good, and with all the COVID Problems, Nicole's did a Great Job of handling all the Protocols. Will definitely go back.
Food was tremendous. If given the chance the upstairs is very quiet (needs music) but is very secluded. Great meal
Christmas Eve, we were seated upstairs, which is starkly lit, and barely ambient. Meals were well prepared, if not very basic. Bottle of wine was way overpriced.
Stopped by for brunch on a Saturday. The food and service were excellent. I strongly recommend the poutine brunch dish and their biscuits.
Unique offerings. Delicious, hot food. Wonderfully crafted and beautifully presented cocktails. Will most certainly be back!
Fabulous in every aspect. We have become regulars here because they do everything to perfection.
Love this restaurant and so happy they are now open for brunch on Sunday. Have tried several things on the brunch menu but my favorites are chicken parm bites and lobster Benedict.
Best food and service!! Our bartender Sarah was so nice and went above and beyond for us. Such a friendly place to visit.
A small group came here for brunch and everything about our experience was amazing! The food, drinks, staff and service was a perfect 10! I will definitely be returning soon and highly recommend it! Thank you for a great time!
Great afternoon with old friends and wonderful food 💕🍴
Excellent food and service! My first time here and I’ll be back!
Went with family and enjoyed the food and service!
A delicious brunch excellent service wonderful food highly recommend
Nicole's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 219 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.