Nicholas James Bistro

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727 Ratings


Nancy M. · 3 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Redeemed January 27, 2012
The restrictions on not using the Groupon for the price fixe or special deals makes this deal not very worthwhile. Also, the requirement to notify the restaurant about the Groupon beforehand leads one to believe that the portions might be reduced based on the Groupon use, otherwise why would it be necessary to notify them beforehand? We did not notify the restaurant until we received the bill and there was no problem. We do love the food and service.


Susan H. ·
Redeemed January 10, 2012
Early bird dinner special is better than using the groupon.


Lawrence D. · 2 reviews
Redeemed January 10, 2012
Nicholas James Bistro has been an excellent restaurant in Merrick, NY for many years. Kevin's culinary skills have created awesome meals over the years we've been dining there. Lately, though, there is live music at the restaurant on certain weeknights and weekends. The last time we were there an organist and a guitarist were performing. The speakers in the restaurant are too large for the space and the music is extremely loud. It can no longer be considered background, dinner music. It sounds more like a club where you have to speak loud to be heard at your own table. We will continue to frequent Nicholas James Bistro on nights where there is no performers since we enjoy the food. On nights where there are performers scheduled we will dine elsewhere.

What You'll Get

Unlike cinematic love scenes, food can be enjoyed in the company of parents without embarrassment. Dodge future moments of uneasiness with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of upscale American fare and drinks at Nicholas James Bistro in Merrick.

The Zagat-rated Nicholas James Bistro adorns its menu with imaginative culinary creations inspired by seasonal ingredients. Start by crunching into the almond-crusted crab-and-lobster cake with papaya slaw and chipotle rémoulade ($12) before replacing boring tongue-flavored vitamins with the nutritive punch of a green plate such as the pear-and-endive salad with crumbled goat cheese, candied pistachios, dried cranberries, and sherry dressing ($10). In the Rigatoni Bourbon Street, chorizo, shrimp, crawfish, vegetables, and brandy Cajun cream sauce ($26) lets a New Orleans jazz band of scatting savories jive in your stomach, and organic cuisine such as whole-wheat penne with shrimp, olives, capers, pomodoro sauce, and shaved romano ($25) keeps cybernetic noodle strands from infiltrating your rebel pasta base.

Each dish can be matched with Nicholas James Bistro's aromatic cascade of wines. The bistro’s modern yet cozy two-level dining room hosts a soothing roster of live musicians who welcome the accompaniment of diners’ greedy forks and clinking glasses.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 8, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Not valid for Prix Fixe menu, lobster night special, or on holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Nicholas James Bistro

Kevin Liebov has labored in the kitchens of high-class restaurants throughout New York—from the Enoteca Toscana in Queens to Andiamo in Manhattan. In 1996, Kevin and his father, Charles, opened Nicholas James Bistro, where the chef continues to draw from years of study, experience, and experimentation to craft his inventive menu of contemporary American bistro fare. His cooking techniques eschew heavy creams and vegetables made out of frosting in favor of organic and whole-wheat ingredients.

Outside Liebov's kitchen, towering mirrors reflect the white-clothed tables of his elegant dining room. A bar stretches across the space—just as galaxies named after candy bars stretch across space—where bartenders dole out fine wines and martinis. Throughout the month, the restaurant hosts live music, featuring many local acoustic, jazz, and rock bands.

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