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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
Herbed Goat Cheese Polenta Fries
The last time we were here was New Years Eve a few years back. It was a great meal then and this time, too. The service was excellent, the drinks were interesting, and the food was wonderful. We will definitely return again soon!
Nicole’s is hands down one of the best brunch spots in the Capital District.
Service is attentive and tables are safely separated for indoor dining. The Bloody Mary Charcuterie is a must. Great brunch cocktails and an innovative menu make it a go to for us!
Our bartender, Sarah, was awesome! Drinks are unbelievable and make sure you come hungry cause the food is delish
This was my first time and definitely not my last! We went for brunch, the food was excellent. I don’t know what voodoo they perform to make such perfect bacon but it was soooo yummy! Our server, Julie, was attentive, funny and we have requested her for our dinner reservation in 2 weeks.
Enjoyable dining experience and great food!
First time eating at Nicole’s with my husband and we will definitely be going back. The service was excellent ! It was nice seeing the waitstaff working together as a team. My husband got the chicken parm and I got the hazelnut chicken dish. Both very flavorful and talk about huge portions. Plenty of left overs for the next day. I got a piece of blueberry crumb cheesecake to take home It was the best cheesecake I have ever had. A must try!
Had an amazing dinner date at Nicole’s this week! The service was top notch and the food was amazing. I’ve been dreaming about the Brussels sprouts ever since! It was so comfortable and clean. We will definitely be back!
The perfect place for a weekend brunch with family or friends. Great food, unique food, and the cocktails are equally special!
Bad table location.
Bar was downstairs took the server a long time to return with drinks
As always, we had a top-notch experience at Nicole's. Ambiance, service, food, pace - it was all outstanding. Tina was our server and was among the best we've ever had. Hazelnut Chicken is truly a specialty, yet everything on the menu has always been terrific. Will absolutely go back often and continue to host additional group events, as we have done in the past, as well. Fantastic place, all the way around!
Nicole's is one of our favorite restaurants. You will never have a bad meal here. Food is top notch everytime.
Great food including some very special items delivered by a fun and attentive staff.
And the drinks are excellent too. It can be a little noisy if you're wanting to have a quiet conversation.
Went for brunch with friends. Both the service and food were top-notch! Will definitely go back again!
We enjoyed a fabulous Sunday brunch. It was a first time to Nicole's and thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely return.
Food was delicious and service was also superb - Very attentive. They were wonderful and so accommodating and helpful when trying to pull off a surprise celebration.
Our waitress' name was Tina and she was excellent.
Honestly, Nicole’s has the BEST brunch! The food is absolutely incredible and the service is amazing! Tina our server was absolutely attentive and made the experience the best it could possibly be! Definitely becoming a regular there due to the brunch and the service!
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!
Amazing food and cocktails. Very inventive and the food is delicious!
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!
Nicole's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 238 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.