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.
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 is highly recommended, just outside of downtown Albany, nice low key setting with excellent food and drinks. Great for a weekend or weekday casual / modern feel.
Everything from the comfort of the room, to the quality of the food and service was outstanding! It was our second weekend in a row
From start to finish any meal I’ve ever had here (+ the service) has been nothing short of phenomenal. Our server was attentive and personable. The bartender, Sarah, made such delicious cocktails perfect for our brunch. And we all had very unique and tasty breakfasts. Whether you wanted something sweet, salty, hearty and healthy, or ALL
of the above, you will find something perfect for you on this menu! I built my own omelet and had a side of the pumpkin French toast and I think I need to go back and repeat the exact same meal before the fall menu changes!! Thank you also to the Nicole’s staff for following social distancing and sanitation protocols. Those things don’t go unnoticed these days❤️
Great food and atmosphere, server was very attentive and friendly
There were 5 of us for brunch and everyone in the party LOVED their food. Service was great. The heat lamps on the outdoor deck were very much welcomed. Can’t wait to go back!
Amazing food and drinks here! The meatballs are amazing. Beautiful little Italian place.
Favorite brunch we had while in Albany! Beautiful restaurant with INCREDIBLE food and service.
What a wonderful idea to start weekend brunch It was delicious and a welcome first brunch in many months Nicole’s continues delicious food great service and we hope you all will support this local gem
Quaint setting, wonderful wine and beer program, great portion sizes and inventive flavor combinations. Our server was very attentive without being overbearing.
Had a wonderful meal at Nicole’s! The menu has a great selection of appetizers, and small/large plates. Would highly recommend for a nice, intimate gathering!
The service was excellent , the food was good , nice quiet dining, i was alone but very nice place for quiet conversation . Comfortable inviting little place. I had an autumn sangria drink that was wonderful . I would definitely go again and I would recommend it to others .
Great evening, had a wonderful young singer playing while eating was a great bonus.
Nice buzz of guests, date night, friends, and family
Margaret (owner ) and Dylan our waiter did a fantastic job making us feel comfortable at all times
The food especially the marinara sauce was out standing
We left the establishment very satisfied
Excellent food and service. Our first time dining in during COVID. We felt very safe!
Great meal!! We felt very safe. Social distancing was followed. This was our first visit & certainly not our last!!
Excellent for YEARS !!! Always glad to enjoy this awesome business
I love Nicole’s. Food is so so good. The bread, dips and butter sets the tone for the meal. Servers are always so attentive. Can’t get enough
Wonderful evening for a birthday dinner on the outside patio. Food was perfect and service top notch!! Sea Bass was to die for!! Will definitely return soon.
Nicole's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 201 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.