With its extensive fish and lobster specialties, Nick's is the restaurant for seafood lovers with upscale tastes. It's a bit of a time warp (extravagant '80s), and the atmosphere is unremarkable, but you will find first-rate seafood and professional service from crisp, formally clad servers. Come here for the classics: bouillabaisse, Alaskan crab legs, lobster tail (prepared six different ways), and fresh fish in a medley of preparations. Meat lovers can order rack of lamb, chicken, New York steak, or filet mignon; appetizers range from escargots to ahi and salmon tartare, oysters Rockefeller, and blackened sashimi. The kids' menu appeals to families, the pasta and risotto to less-formal tastes. The Kalakaua Room has a window for people-watching, but I prefer the intimacy of the banquettes on the opposite side of the room. Live entertainment and dancing in the lounge attract the after-dinner crowd.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010