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Nick's Next Door

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11 College Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-7042
+1 408-402-5053
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Sunnyvale, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly, welcoming restaurant. Wonderful menu choices....delicious food, great ambience. Can eat inside or outside. Casual dress, great place to celebrate with a group.

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Thank sutro
silicon valley
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must get your reservation done, we came for husbands birthday with 2 other couples and we had a fantastic time. Our waiter was informative fun and overall just excellent. We were able to have a small private room tucked away. The food was delicious, everyone was super pleased with their meals, and they were very accommodating for our non pork... More 

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Littleton, CO
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travel and dine globally, have tried a fair number of Michelin star restaurants, and can only say that Nick's Next Door always delivers a 5-star experience. Although we are not sure why Nick's is not rated a Michelin star restaurant, we would argue it should be. The menu, environment, service, and customer care are always the best. Having Nick... More 

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Thank PJY
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I dined here with some long time friends that were moving out of state.The food and service were excellent. Our only reservation would be it was very noisy. We realize the new dining experience seems to be that way, but we'd be happier if it were less noisy. But thumbs up for the food and service.

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Thank willgoldston
Los Gatos, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We live nearby and eat here occasionally. The food and service are consistently very good. The menu is not as "innovative" as some other places in town, but is well chosen. One warning, it is always packed, so make reservations a bit in advance.

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Thank chrisbevis
San Jose
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

My wife, son and I celebrated our 35th anniversary at Nick's Next Door in Los Gatos and the food and service are wonderful! We started with the foie gras with cherries, a Kolshe Ale and Prosecco, each very good. Our three entrees for lunch included a lobster BLT, Kobe burger with pork belly and abalone lightly sautéed over mashed potatoes... More 

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Thank Gary O
Los Gatos, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A great restaurant for all occasions. I happen to be there with a group of people most recently but I have also been there on more intimate settings. Great food!

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Thank mollywinokur
Los Gatos
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Nicks Patio is a favorite with it's enclosure and fireplace. A bit quieter than the restaurant although there is also a private room inside. Service is impeccable and you can see they pride themselves on it. Wine list is nice balance of choices and the food is amazing. The rib eye is big enough to be shared. Nick comes out... More 

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Thank SpikerMom
Gilroy, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

My first visit. Excellent menu and wine list. Staff very accommodating . Wonderful bartender. The only downside is that it's an extremely noisy place. Could barely hear person across from me speak when dining room is full.

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Thank sondrasmith
Los Gatos
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135 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

In Los Gatos the place to be seen is Nick's. The outdoor seating is cool and is the best place to meet the local elite. The only problem I have is the food is not great - it is just good. Conveniently located with a full bar and good wine list but while you are being seen your wallet is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 College Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-7042
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: +1 408-402-5053

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?