Nicole's Restaurant

4.8
196 reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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 196 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BethlehemDiner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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KaileyC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMarkR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was tremendous. If given the chance the upstairs is very quiet (needs music) but is very secluded. Great meal

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Ruth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by for brunch on a Saturday. The food and service were excellent. I strongly recommend the poutine brunch dish and their biscuits.

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AlSki
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique offerings. Delicious, hot food. Wonderfully crafted and beautifully presented cocktails. Will most certainly be back!

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ToddD
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every aspect. We have become regulars here because they do everything to perfection.

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vipVictoriaM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AnnMarieG
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service!! Our bartender Sarah was so nice and went above and beyond for us. Such a friendly place to visit.

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BethlehemDiner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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PatriciaC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon with old friends and wonderful food 💕🍴

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LISA
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! My first time here and I’ll be back!

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Greg
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with family and enjoyed the food and service!

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vipbarrys
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious brunch excellent service wonderful food highly recommend

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SaturdayNightCasual
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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KatelynG
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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❤️

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MikeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, server was very attentive and friendly

CA
ChophouseAtlanticCity
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks here! The meatballs are amazing. Beautiful little Italian place.

AS
AmberS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite brunch we had while in Albany! Beautiful restaurant with INCREDIBLE food and service.

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vipbarrys
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TimK
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint setting, wonderful wine and beer program, great portion sizes and inventive flavor combinations. Our server was very attentive without being overbearing.

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HayleyD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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 .

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PatriciaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, had a wonderful young singer playing while eating was a great bonus.
Nice buzz of guests, date night, friends, and family

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vipPhilipP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
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
Outstanding value!

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lynneG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our first time dining in during COVID. We felt very safe!

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vipDolodee
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal!! We felt very safe. Social distancing was followed. This was our first visit & certainly not our last!!

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vipbarrys
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for YEARS !!! Always glad to enjoy this awesome business

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JayneF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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HappyTourist
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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HeatherR
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very tasty meal. We have loved Nicole's for over 30 years and go there whenever we can.
My husband usually eats his favorite, the hazelnut encrusted chicken with Frangelico sauce. I enjoyed my relatively new choice, a pork saltimbocca dish with a hearty brown, extremely flavorful sauce and, I think, fontina cheese on top. Delicious!
We ate outdoors in a pretty attached area with a sort of pergola covered in lush vines behind the main restaurant. The whole dining experience was delightful, and our server, Julie, was very helpful and friendly.
I highly recommend Nicole's Restaurant, probably our favorite place to eat a really good meal.

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WendyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience for my family. The service is top notch and the food is excellent. I highly recommend the hazelnot chicken. The outdoor patio was qiuet, had a nice breeze, and there was plently of room between tables. We are going back soon! Best dinner in many months.

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Delmartian66
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining out since the lockdown. Sat on beautiful back deck. Staff fully compliant with social distancing. The food is always delicious. I had the short rib ragu and my wife had the shrimp and scallop scampi. Both excellent. Burrata salad was great but for the money ($14), I wish we got two pieces instead of just one.

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vipMikeBAlbany
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Meal, Fantastic Server .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great date night. All social distancing and precautions followed, great to get out and be able to enjoy each other over some drinks and delicious food.

FAQs

Nicole's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 196 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.