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About Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse
Perched 30 stories above Springfield's capital city, Nick and 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 and Nino's penthouse steakhouse we treat every occasion like it's a special occasion.
Springfield, IL 62701
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(217) 789-1530 ext. 3
We offer complimentary parking for diners in the 7th & Monroe Street Municipal ramp, which is connected to the hotel.
We also offer Valet parking, which is available at the hotel entrance on Adams Street. Cost is $3.
Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room offers seating for up to 16 persons. Audio visual presentation equipment available upon request.
Private Party Contact:
Denise Simon: (217) 789-1530 ext. 3
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
You will not be disappointed if you goto Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse. Every aspect of this restaurant is excellent. The service first and foremost was phenomenal, and the food ontop of this managed matched it. I will definitely be back.
Its worth noting that the firecracker shrimp appetizer might have been the best thing I have ever ate in my entire life. I had to force myself not to lick the plate. So I definitely recomend that, hell order two, you wont be disappointed. ;)
We have been to Nick and Ninos several times. The only disappointment this time - When I made our reservation, I had requested a table next to a window. We were seated in the center of the room even though there was an empty table next to the window...apparently reserved for someone else. Once I got past that, I enjoyed the view even from the center of the room. Our waiter, Rick (younger with brown hair--believe there are 2 waiters named Rick) was excellent and attentive. He knew the menu very well. The food was over the moon delicious...my filet with garlic crust and Truffle Bordelaise was wonderful! My husband had the cowboy ribeye with garlic crust and brandy peppercorn sauce...he raved about it! Nick's potatoes and the asparagus were superb! We did have the crab cakes as an appetizers and they are probably the best around! Atmosphere is so relaxing and romantic. This is our very special restaurant. Highly recommend.
Scallops were cooked perfectly and my partners lamb was great! Loved our gingerbread creme Brule wished they still placed a sparkler in dessert but was told fire department put a stop on it... too bad. The noise level was higher than our last visit bit overall a wonderful evening!
Very excellent, we are small portion eaters, and we were full when done. We only ordered the entree, no salads or appetizers. They provided us with complimentary bread, even though we didn't order anything but entree. The view was amazing, we sat by the window. The server kept all our glasses full, we did not have to ask for a thing, she was on top of her job. Very knowledgeable about the menu, and very happy. You could tell she loves what she does. We will definitely go there again.
We had a fantastic experience. We had a private room which was fantastic and our waitress was phenomenal. She took special care to make sure that we were able to find dairy free items for two of us. The food was fantastic. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience celebrating my in-laws 40th wedding anniversary.
We arrived earlier than our reservation, but we were seated immediately. Our waiter Rick was phenomenal, very informative and polite. He was attentive, made excellent suggestions, and made the dining experience one-of-a-kind. Our food was exquisite in both taste and appearance. The price was worth the experience and my wife and I are eager to go again.
The food was good, the service was slightly above average. The taste of the steak was very good, the cut of meat was average. (Ny strip) The prosciutto wrapped chicken was excellent. I would suggest an effort to be made towards making it a more intimate dining experience. Especially for the tables without a window view.
My girlfriend, and I really enjoyed the dinning experience we had at Nick and Nino's in Springfield IL. The cusine and service was what you would expect at a fine dinning establishment. The ambient lighting and relaxed atmosphere really put us in a romantic mood as we dined and conversed.
Our waitress Jennifer was a simple delight plus well versed in the correct mannerisms and knowledge of the restaurant, and its menu.
Highly recommended for those who want to spend a romantic evening of exquisite dinning with a breathtaking view of the city lights at night.
The view and ambiance is very nice. The restaurant is not large, so reservations are recommended, especially on weekends. We both had the scallops with chopped sweet potato made with bacon. The scallops needed to be cooked a bit longer. The potatoes were very good. The other couple enjoyed their steak and sea bass. The 2 scallop dinners, a side order of vegetables, and one cup of coffee came to $85.
One thing I love about any restaurant is the feeling of being welcomed and valued. Nick & Nino's definitely has this part down. Our server, Rick, made us feel very much at home and called me by name the entire evening, despite the fact that I had never been there before.
My wife and I do enjoy bread before our meal, but this bread basket is something else. Along with yeast rolls and breadsticks was a wafer-thin cracker bread with romano cheese baked on and a cinnamon raisin toast with sunflower seeds and honey that could've been a dessert by itself.
Our appetizer was the smoked chicken and chorizo egg rolls. These were served vertically with some crispy sweet potato threads on top and a smoky pepper cream for dipping. Every ingredient could be tasted, and none overwhelmed another. This balance of flavor would prove to be the hallmark of the rest of the meal as well.
My wife ordered the special--Chicken Oscar. A chicken breast topped by baby asparagus, a VERY fresh crab cake and hollandaise over a bed of roasted shallot and red pepper mashed potatoes. I had the flight of filets, which are three 3-ounce filets, each with its own crust (I had garlic, blue cheese and horseradish) served with a sweet onion jam, roasted tomatoes and your choice of sauce (I had bearnaise). We had Nick's potatoes as our side. These are creamy scalloped potatoes baked with a parmesan crust.
For dessert, we shared a chocolate peppermint schnapps cake, served with whipped cream, a mint leaf, and raspberry and lime/kiwi sauces. Everything I just described, plus a pepsi and an iced tea, came to $108. You'd spend WAY more than that at Morton's in St. Louis and not get nearly as good of food.
One note about the window seats--it's really difficult to get one, even if you reserve in advance. I would suggest just go, have a good time, and get up and take a peek out the window when they're changing over the tables.
Nick and Nino's is an oustanding place for a romantic date! The food was awesome! Loved thatChef came out to meet every single table to see how the food was to everyone! The chef definitely cares about his patrons and the food that he serves. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Thank you.
My boyfriend and I went there for an early Valentine's day and had the best time! Our waiter was absolutely outstanding, I loved his descriptions of all the menu items. He was quick and helpful and just overall a wonderful server. The food is really some of Springfield's finest! Love this place!
Service was slow this evening. Reservations were for 8:15. It was 10:30 before we were done. If it weren't for "Matt" (who no longer works in the restaurant) paying attention to us and our drinks, we would have waited quite some time for more water. Good thing Matt was having dinner with his lovely wife! Food was very good, as always. Not sure I want to spend that much money when I have to wait for over two hours to be served and done. Only 4 persons in our party and the restaurant was not full.
The guys had the bone on, double-cut, stuffed pork chops with the sweet potato hash and the ladies did the grilled Mahi Mahi and the pan seared scallops! Everything was wonderful including very attentive service from Rick.
The view was great and made my wife's birthday celebration!
I brought my wife here for her birthday and it was fantastic! The staff was more than courteous and the food was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries. Maybe a tad pricey for everyday dining but the quality of the service and food helped lighten the blow to my wallet. I will be back!
Food was excellent...though a bit heavy. Shrimp appetizers very tasty...the Nick's Potatoes (side dish) is VERY heavy...cream, cheese, etc... wish we'd gotten a veggie, instead. Excellent scallops w/ sweet potato hash. Husband loved his steak w/ blue cheese... Wine list is good, though awfully pricey. This time (this is about our 3rd or 4th time), service wasn't quite as quick & attentive as it usually is. Nothing earth-shattering, but it took quite a while for someone to initially stop at the table, and getting bread basket took a while, as did the 1 dessert we ordered. Other than that...a great "special occasion" restaurant. We can only afford to come here about once a year!
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