The food is pretty good. My Italian grilled cheese sandwich was excellent. Just the right amount of crispy on the bread, and the feeling was very good my wife said that her tuna is she was above-average. But the service left much to be desired. The poor server was the only waiter in the restaurant, and it appeared that he was also solely responsible for the bar. Not a good setup.
It was okay. Nothing to go back to
It certainly is a hidden gem! I plan to return for brunch.
Great, romantic decor. Friendly staff. Best eggs Benedict I've had in ages. The Hollandaise sauce is what makes it yummy and unique. Bonus--when leaving I saw a couple of booths with dogs tucked away on the floor next to their people. Awesome--dog friendly and fine dining combined.
great ambience; warmly illuminated lightly (i.e., not overly bright), booth seating throughout, and 3-4 cloistered booths, ornamented with non-functional drapes, created a very atmosphere. Food was delicious. Staff were very friendly. Sincere friendly. Nice smiles. A gem of a place a tad off the beaten path. We'll go back.
Love the food, great atmosphere. It was delightful!
Small servings, tasteless food
Slow service, waited 45 minutes for breakfast egg dishes. Atmosphere kind of gloomy.
We loved it! The service was great and the food too!
excellent service the short ribs and polenta were delicious
From Our Editors
Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto has a new Italian hideaway. Anyone retreating to Nico's Hideaway can sort of choose their own adventure. Date night? Reserve a private booth in the Italian restaurant's dark, moody dining room. Game night? Debate the Giants' prospects with the bartender as they pour you a beer under the flat-screen TV. Night out with some out-of-towners? Snag a seat on the patio, where you'll find top-notch views of the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the person sitting next to you.
Whichever adventure you choose, there's a meal to match. Couples can share oysters and sturgeon caviar before getting entangled with plates of linguine with clams. There are plenty of bar snacks, too, though, including parmesan wings and charcuterie plates. And brunch is perhaps best reserved for the patio, where an order of crab cakes benedict is made better only by a mimosa and a side of sunshine.