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“Life changing!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nick & Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse

Nick & Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse
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Ranked #13 of 481 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th
Description: Perched 30 stories above Springfield's capital city, Nick & Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse offers unparalleled food, ambiance and service. Our small intimate dining experience is perfect for a romantic dinner, entertaining business client or a night out with a group of friends. We serve only the finest certified Black Angus aged steaks along with a selection of mouth-watering entrees. At Nick & Nino's we treat every occasion like it's a special occasion.
Springfield, IL
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Life changing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

I was reluctant to go but so glad I did. Service was so outstanding. Our waiter was fabulous. He was knowledgeable about the food and wine. The lobster bisque was out of this world. Everything was delicious. An amazing date night. I can't wait to go back.

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Thank 2hotpugs
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JWaide, General Manager at Nick & Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear 2Hot - while we're not sure why you were reluctant to go (afraid of heights?), we're sure glad you did. Not quite what to say to "life changing" other than that if you think the Lobster Bisque is out of this world (and it is!), you need to come back and try Nick's Potatoes, the Firecracker Shrimp or any one of our fabulous homemade desserts!
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chicago
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

We had attentive service, delicious food and a friendly staff. The homemade lavosh was out of this world. The filets were flavorful and perfectly cooked and the key lime pie was as authentic as anything we have eaten in the Keys. Two nice touches....a visit from the chef and the dessert menu on an IPad with pictures. What's not to like!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shirley L
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JWaide, General Manager at Nick & Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Thanks for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed your meal. We do think we offer one of the best dining experiences in Central Illinois, if we may be so bold, and I am particularly happy to hear how much you enjoyed the Key Lime Pie: that is homemade and one of our very talented chefs summer specialties. Come back and have another slice!
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Top Notch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

This place is amazing. The view is breathtaking and the food is delicious. Atmosphere is really something special. It is a little more formal than a lot of places, but a nice treat for a special occasion.

Visited May 2014
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JWaide, General Manager at Nick & Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Thank you Jennifer.....we like the phrase "top notch"......you don't hear it very much anymore, but I think it's very fitting for what our talented team tries to present to each guest. A bit old school, perhaps? In any event.....we'll take it and hope you come back and see us again soon!
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Springfield, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Consistently great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

I went back to Nick and Ninos a second time in 90 days. Had the same wait staff, Rick and Chris, coupled with Nicole in the lounge and Denise the manager. Oh I can't forget the chef.
Everything was exceptional. The lobster tail was the ebst I have ever eaten. The drinks were great. What makes this restaurant special besides the food is the personalized service you get from Nicole, Denise, and Rick. These three are among the best at what they do in Springfield.
Give it a try. You will not be dissapointed.

BVB

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cruiseking15
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JWaide, General Manager at Nick & Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Dear BVB - on behalf of Denise, Rick, Chris, Nicki and Chef Steve, we thank you for taking the time to offer your kind words and the five stars!. It is sincerely appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again in the very near future.
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food and a great view to go with it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

Despite being at the more expensive end of the price range I can see why this gets a number one rating. The food is excellent with some nice touches that set it apart from regular restaurant servings and there is of course the view. The restaurant is quite small and only a few tables are adjacent to the windows but there is also a larger separate lounge area if you just want a drink and to take in the view. The staff all appeared efficient, courteous and knowledgable.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Steveg2112
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JWaide, General Manager at Nick & Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Thanks for the positive feedback, Steve....we sincerely appreciate that you took the time to tell us how much you enjoyed the food AND the view. Come back and visit us when you are in town again!
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