Nicole's Restaurant

4.7
115 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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.
What 115 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was wonderful, it definitely was a nice place to celebrate our 8 year anniversary. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a fabulous dinner experience!

MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I eat at Nicole’s 4 times a year for many years and I have never been disappointed. Now with my celiac issue, I have found Nicole’s to provide options for me. Just ask the server to note gluten-free and the result is a delicious meal. Their gluten-free bread is the best in the area and I challenge those to non-gluten-free patrons to try it. They are most accommodating and their service is always top shelf.

BF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice mostly Italian restaurant with a community feel. Food was excellent and hot. Went to celebrate my wife's birthday and we had a lovely dinner.

TE
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Nicole's, had our small wedding in her private room a few yeas ago, we go back for our anniversary and special birthdays.

Always a treat... always delicious.

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places to go in Albany, and their menu has some excellent choices. In addition, their daily specials also offer some nice surprises. We always try to get a special if we can when we go.

MA
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Me and my boyfriend went for our one year anniversary and it was fantastic! The food was great and the prices were amazing. We both got two drinks, a starter, 2 very delicious meals, and they served us an amazing personal anniversary dessert. It was only $75!! I was amazed and I will definitely be going again. The only thing I didn’t love was how brightly lit it was inside, and how quiet it was. The music was on and off and I would have loved more ambiance.

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff and the food were amazing. This is one of our favorite places to go. In addition, the food was delicious

R
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

For no good reason, we hadn’t been to Nicole’s in years. It was really great.

We had the Brussels Sprouts and polenta fries, veal Theresa and penne vodka. Every was prepared perfectly.

Highly recommend!

VB
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

As is obvious, I made reservations expecting a desirable seating arrangement. Instead a very talkative couple was placed at an adjacent table less than 18 inches away. Our own conversation was drowned out by the exuberant pair.

SD
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server, AWESOME food, intimate setting...Used open table for the first time and will use it again. Hostess had my name on the list and sat us in the back near the fireplace.

MT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great spot! We highly recommend Nicole's for authentic home-made Italian food. Don't miss it if you're in the area. Impeccable food and service, a great find!

VM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service wonderful. I have allergies and they made my meal without garlic or onions. Very accommodating and I wasnt made to feel weird with my special requests.

PC
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had to wait quite a while (25 minutes) but it was well worth the wait. Everyone loved their dinners

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Father’s Day dinner. Enjoyed great food!

AL
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Nicole's never disappoints. Large portions. I love the leftovers the next day.

MR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patron twenty years ago. Moved away and came back to find everything even better. Bravo Margaret!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Nicole's, have picked them for my last 2 special occasion dinners. Brought my family and everyone loved it! All food is great. Would recommend short rib ragu! Enjoyn

DH
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of eight and unfortunately running late. Called ahead and the hostess was kind enough to accomodate our change in timing. When we arrived, the wait staff were attentive, and the food was excellent. Would definately recommend.

CE
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful post graduation dinner. We ordered off of the restaurant week menu, starter, main course and dessert for $25. Absolutely delicious.

BG
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Friday night at the bar was very relaxing. Good cocktails and wine, plus a great menu. We selected veil and it is 5 star. Salad and desert was wonderful, Very relaxed !

LH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Nicole's on Mother's Day. We had 10 people, and everyone was happy with both the food and the service! It was a great place for a special day!









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BF
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a warm welcome on mother’s day. Brunch was one of the best I’ve had in Albany.

M
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch was amazing! Food was delicious and came out fast. Server was so sweet and we enjoyed the privacy upstairs

PC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch for a friend

T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! I had the pork rib eye saltimbocca and my wife had the sea bass. They are both considered house specialities, and we highly recommend them! We will be coming back more often.

OT
New England
55 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We stopped because it’s the halfway point between Cornell and Boston, and just off the highway. What a surprise! Fantastic and creative food, plus great service. Love this place.

N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual a wonderful experience dining at Nicole’s. Food was wonderful and service was great!

MS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the fried artichoke & brussel sprouts appetizers, but everything was pretty great! Food was excellent. The bread was nice & crusty!

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Concert 3/23/19 best Italian dinner I have had in many years.

LH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent experience at Nicole's on Tuesday evening. Food, service, and ambiance were outstanding!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and Arthur was a very attentive waiter. We are anxious to go back!

G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last min change to Nicole’s for my daughters bday dinner. Great time. People were super. Atmosphere just right.

M
32 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable evening at a fine restaurant. The food as usual very good. Service outstanding A night at Nicole’s highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I’ve been coming to Nicole’s for several years and have always raves about how good it is. I was very disappointed with the meals we received most recently. The chef special seafood duo was served with polenta that was underdone and I disagree that it should be cooked al dente. The ravioli were thick and chewy but the scallops were delicious. I was able to substitute the green risotto which has always been a favorite of mine as the side from the sea bass dish but it was flavorless. I recommended the sea bass to an out of town relative staying it was amazing and she was less than impressed. That was basically the general consensus amongst our group which is the opposite of how we walk away from a meal at Nicole’s. I’m not sure if there is a new chef or what, but I truly hope things improve.

N
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girl for our 3 year anniversary after someone who once worked there recommended it to me. I'm glad i took up on that recommendation! Fantastic food and it fills you quick, so if you like leftovers you're set.

P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceent meal. Welcoming, neighborhood place. Always enjoyable.

KH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

MS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had not been to Nicole’s in many years, after a disappointing meal! The newer management seems to have it together! Food was excellent! Service was excellent! Will def return soon

b
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn’t been to Nicole’s in many years. So pleased to find it was still going strong on recent Albany trip. In fact, I think it’s aged like a fine wine. The food, service and warm hospitality were top notch. Will put on the top of my Albany list for regular business trips.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great time def would recommend to anyone for a casual date night out

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