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Posted by Tom from Jersey on 06/29/2005
Ate there yesterday with the wife and two finicky kids. Waiter was extremely helpful and friendly, the menu is like a greek diner - everything but the kitchen sink. Food was great, but we stuck with what seems like they do best.... big juicy burgers and big tasty pizza. Burgers were great, the pizza fine, prices reasonable. The atmosphere? well the place looks like it hasn't changed its decor since it opened about 25 years ago, but to me that's a plus. All in all a surprisingly good experience for what looks like a hole-in-the wall establishment.
Posted by chowhound on 06/28/2005
Did not realize that simple italian food could be made so poorly. We order an eggplant parm hero and baked ziti. Hero had some mush in the middle maquerading as eggplant and the roll was untoasted and soggy. As for the ziti, the cheese was barely edible and it tasted like they poured a can of tomato soup in it when they baked it.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/25/2005
You can't go wring with Nick's. The menu is 25 pages long and even has an index. I love this place. The atmoshpere is a little seedy, but that's what makes it so great. Cheese pizza is delicious. Very fast delivery and great prices!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/09/2005
I live in SoHo, and we'll take the train all the way up just to go to Big Nick's. I've not had the burgers, nor the pizza, (my boyfriend approves of both, and mentions that the pizza is Greek-style -- a little puffy) but I can speak from many experiences when I say that the challah french toast is simply amazing. It's breaded with a sort of crumbly coating, you get more than you can finish for about five bucks, and they give you hot syrup and melted butter to put on it. The avgolemono soup's good, too, and the grilled cheese is excellent. When your menu is twenty or so pages long, it's hard to be entirely consistent -- I once had a basket of chicken strips and fries that I was unimpressed with, but that was the only letdown I've had there. I took my family there when they were in town, and have since heard that my uncle has been talking about their french toast for months. Highly recommend it.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/04/2005
Great burgers. Good Service.
Posted by uwsgirl on 02/15/2005
This was a fabulous, tasty, and very flavorful bison burger! I ordered it with cheese, but it didn't even need the cheese. I don't know if it was the flavor of buffalo compared to beef or just Nick's burgers overall, but it ws delicious! You've gotta try it!
Posted by me on 01/21/2005
I agree with the review on 10/17. Though it is open at all hours and the variety is excellent, the actual food is only mediocre. Combine that with the usual UWS price and you get a joint that is on the cusp of being hip/dive tourist trap.