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Sep 8, 2011 11:45 AM

Nichols Restaurant-Has it reopened?

Nichols closed at the end of July to re-do the interior. Does anyone know if or when it will re-open?

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  1. We drove by last week and it didn't look open from what I could see. Have you tried calling?

    Nichols Restaurant
    4375 Glencoe Ave Ste D2, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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    1. re: Servorg

      I just called them and the recording said that they are going to re-open in mid November...and we all know how accurate those estimates usually aren't.

      1. re: Servorg

        Thanks, I guess my meeting with my sister will be at Jerry's-ugh!

        1. re: AMC1210

          Go over in the corner where Aunt Kizzy's used to be and to the Panini place. You order at the counter but they bring you your food and it's a LOT tastier than Jerry's...but then again what wouldn't be.

          Panini Coffee & Cafe
          4325 Glencoe Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

          1. re: AMC1210

            Don't do Jerry's, Mendocino Farms is just around the corner. I miss Nichols too.

            Mendocino Farms
            4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

      2. I went to Maxwell's on Washington Blvd. A nice cozy place for a new meeting location. As I drove by Nichol's I saw a hiring people for November sign in the window.

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        1. Nichols Restaurant Revamping Into J. Nichols Kitchen in Marina del Rey

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          1. re: AMC1210

            Hey, I think I've been dissed! Mummified...I don't even like wraps all that much! ;-D> I'll be sorry to see the "old" Nichols go. I hope they are betting on the right slant for the new face of Nichols Kitchen and that they don't end up losing their base audience and miss out on finding that new crowd, less mummified crowd they are hoping to attract.

            1. re: Servorg

              your icon is perfect for this discussion, servorg

          2. It should be soon... Jimmy Nichols is adding a wood-fired oven for pizza and is getting his beer-and-wine license.

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            1. re: Michelly

              It reopened yesterday. I hope that anyone who goes there really hated the old Nichols...because nothing is the same. Entirely new dinner menu. The menu and the interior seem to be attempts to be a Houston's clone. Once we saw how drastically everything changed, we left. Can't really explain how disappointed I am.

              The crowd that was there looked like their previous crowd--families, older people, unpretentious. The changes seem to be a big implication that our business wasn't appreciated any more, since they were trying to change into something so different. I think that they better hope that they find a new clientele, because a lot of their loyal customers (talked to some other very unhappy people) won't be sticking around for this.

              1. re: Evan G

                I miss the old Nichols already, Are the pot pies still on the menu?

                1. re: wienermobile

                  I don't remember seeing them (I wish I had taken a photo of the menu now--sorry!). Some appetizers, some salads, about 6 different "fancy" burgers, and about 8 entrees, some close to $30!

                  They seem to have some outsized ambitions for being in a corner of a Marina Del Rey shopping center. I really hope they bring back some of the old menu items (NO MORE SWEET POTATO FRIES, for crying out loud!).

                    1. re: wienermobile

                      I read that they do, but breakfast was not listed on the dinner menu, so not sure if they still offer it all day. If they don't have the breakfast BLT anymore, I'll be heartbroken.

                  1. re: wienermobile

                    No more pot pie on the menu. :(

                    The overall space is quite nice. The pricing is a bit on the high side for what you get. Tried the West LA burger, which is their take on the Father's Office recipe. It was ok, but I think I will stick with the original. It was nice to get a beer though. This is definitely not the old Nichols. They seem to have met the demand for the local area though since it was pretty busy when we went.

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