About Our Restaurant
Nicole’s Restaurant was established in 1986 and has been called the best little restaurant in Albany by the Times Union.
Nicole’s is a family-owned business offering a diverse menu of upscale Italian cuisine with many continental and modern American influences. Our team of chefs work daily to create new and exciting dishes, such as our constantly-changing Chef’s Specials.
In addition to Nicole’s intimate dining room with a 1930’s tin ceiling, romantic lighting, and leather banquettes for comfortable seating, Nicole’s also offers a quiet, secluded back deck for outdoor dining in the summer months.
Nicole’s is available for private dining, with any of the restaurant’s rooms or spaces available for reservation, seating up to sixty guests for your next event. We are well-known for hosting small wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, corporate or business dinner meetings, anniversary celebrations, political or nonprofit fundraisers, graduation dinners or parties, funerals, celebrations of life, memorials, and more. Let us know what type of event we can help you plan by contacting us today!
What a gem! Delicious entrees with great variety from your Italian staples to unique seasonal items and bread pudding choices that were melt-in-your-mouth good. Highly recommend!
Every time we come here it's a great experience from start to finish -the service, the food and the ambiance. The bartender makes a great cocktail and the wine list is limited but quality. Highly recommended
Lovely Outdoor Meal
Had a lovely fall outdoor meal with a table side heater. Everything we ordered was delicious from the cauliflower appetizer, sea bass, and salmon, to the calamari was perfectly crispy with a tender inside accompanied by crisp cherry peppers and delicious tomato sauce. Our waitress was a gem. A perfect place for girls night or a romantic dinner. Our kids really loved it They accommodated all their wishes
Always love going to Nicole's. Been there to celebrate Valentine's Day, promotions, and just to enjoy a nice meal. The food is always delicious and the dining experience is great.
Although Nicole’s is so close to us, this was our first time. I don’t know what we were waiting for. The food, service, and atmosphere was excellent. Kelly was a fabulous server. She gave us ample amount of time to enjoy ourselves before checking in on us. One thing is for sure we are not going to wait as long to go back to Nicole’s.