It was our first time in Laguna Beach in about 15 years, and first time without kids. Went to Nick's based on a recommendation from our Innkeeper, backed up by the very high Tripadvisor rating. Stopped in for dinner last Wednesday (7/2), left our name for a table for two and went to the bar for a cocktail. The bartender, our new friend Carlos, was superb with wonderful drink and food suggestions, to go along with a great personality. We were having such a great time at the bar, we cancelled our table and had dinner there. We had the fried deviled eggs, which were unique and pretty darn good. But the food highlight for us was actually the Prime Rib French Dip sandwich. Melt in your mouth good!!! Really delicious. Also, remember to ask for the bar nuts. Warm and seasoned, incredible.
The next night, after having a less than average appetizer at a neighboring restaurant, we returned for more good times. We went straight to the bar for some wonderful wine and, you guessed it, shared another Prime Rib French Dip. Yummy.
Kudos to the team at the bar: Carlos and Jonika (sorry if I butchered that spelling) in particular, who kept us smiling the whole time.