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NICO Kitchen + Bar

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1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102-4501 (Mulberry Street)
+1 973-642-1226
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Edgewater, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You cannot go wrong by dining at Nico right before the show at NJPAC! Its the restaurant on the premises at NJPAC. The only problem is the place is always packed and make sure you reserve a table a few weeks before the show!

Thank peggylee62218
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I understand it is difficult to offer a general menu on the night of a show But $44 pre fix with a hamburger as a choice it better be Kobe! It wasn't. Cold Sea food salad two bites. The staff was good the room sterile Nico's needs a major décor overhaul In a word "blau" Knowing the chef's pedigree I... More 

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New Jersey girl
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you are going to NJ PAC, you can't find a place that is closer than Nico. Ideal location. Too bad the food was not great. The menu sounded very good. Ambitious descriptions. Nothing was as good as the description. On nights there is a show at NJ PAC, they only serve a 3 course prix fixe menu which is... More 

Thank Sillycat
New Jersey
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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We had a relaxing business lunch at the Nico Kitchen and Bar in Newark's New Jersey Performing Arts Center. It offers continental cuisine that has something for everyone's palate. Most of our guests had the Cobb Salad, served with Chicken, Bacon, Avocado, Blue Cheese, Egg, Tomato, and Herb Dressing. The Margherita Pizza, made with Marinara, Basil, and Mozzarella, also was... More 

Thank stardustdrive
New Jersey
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

So, our party of eight went to this restaurant before a Saturday night performance at the NJ Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Our show was at 8PM and we had reservations at 6:15PM. Given that this restaurant is right in the PAC, we thought we had plenty of time. We were sadly wrong on this point. Our party was seated promptly... More 

1 Thank Jack_Hammer1849
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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294 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Great meal at Nico Kitchen before jazz performance. Food was excellent. Price was reasonable. Service was great! They have a pre-fixe menu on the days that there is a performance. The food is good.

Thank Charmain D
Long Branch, NJ
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Dined here before a performance at NJPAC (beautiful theater). The food was amateurish at best - overly ambitious and lacking in flavor. Sent back a steak ordered medium rare because it was near raw. Twenty minutes later, a different piece arrived equally underdone. No excuse for being unable to grill a steak properly despite being given two shots at it.... More 

Thank Ignotus
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We went pre Steve Martin- Martin Short show Terrible on all accounts. Food cold, 35 minutes for drinks. Pre fixed for about $110 per couple. Shame on NJPAC for allowing such a poor place to eat at a great location

Thank Scotty F
Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had appetizers at NICO on Saturday, October 15, 2016, with a group of 4 friends prior to seeing Buena Vista Social Club. The maitre'd, Ulises, was attentive, helpful, and knowledgeable about the food and its ingredients, and check with the group to see that we were happy with our food and service. The prix fix dinner at $44 was reasonable... More 

Thank selias2015
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

After being seated a waitress walked by and spilled a cola on me all over my shirt,pants,coat and my chair.over her shoulder she uttered "I'm sorry"and ran off. I was expecting her to come and assist me.it was like I had the plague,no staff in sight. After 4_5 minutes a manager comes over and asks me if there is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102-4501
    (Mulberry Street)
  • Public Transportation: Newark Light Rail - NJPAC
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 973-642-1226

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?