Nicole’s Restaurant, a popular Albany establishment, opened its doors in 1986 and has since garnered the prestigious title of “the best little restaurant in Albany” by the Times Union. Managed as a family-owned business, Nicole’s is famed for its diverse menu featuring upscale Italian cuisine infused with continental and modern American influences. Nicole’s dedicated team of chefs consistently crafts new and innovative dishes, including a delightful selection of ever-changing Chef’s Specials.

Beyond its intimate dining room adorned with a 1930s tin ceiling, ambient romantic lighting, and plush leather banquettes, Nicole’s extends its charms to a serene back deck, providing an ideal setting for outdoor dining during the summer months. For those seeking a more private dining experience, Nicole’s invites patrons to reserve any well-appointed rooms or spaces, accommodating up to sixty guests for an array of events.

The restaurant has gained a reputation for hosting a variety of gatherings, from small wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners to bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, corporate meetings, anniversary celebrations, fundraisers, graduation dinners or parties, as well as solemn events such as celebrations of life and memorials. Nicole’s stands as the versatile heart of the community, ready to facilitate a memorable dining experience for any occasion.

Selections From The Nicole’s Restaurant Menu:

  • Italian Onion Soup: Fontina | Mozzarella | Short Rib | Italian Bread | Thyme Rosemary
  • Greens & Beans: Escarole | Kale | Fennel | Brothy Beans | Basil | Garlic Bread
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus: Whipped Goat Cheese | Tomato Caper Relish
  • Brussel Spout Flatbread: Pancetta | Caramelized Onions | Boursin Cheese | Parmesan | Pistachios
  • Short Rib Ragu: Braised | Pappardelle | Tomato Gravy | Romano Cheese
  • Spaghetti Squash & Eggplant “Meatballs”: Marinara | Broccoli Rabe | Mediterranean Herbs | Crisp Basil
  • Stuffed Eggplant: Herbed Goat Cheese & Ricotta | Spinach | Marinara | Mozzarella | Pasta
  • Veal Nicole: Sausage | Mushroom | Broccoli | Marsala Wine | Butter | Roasted Potatoes
  • Hazelnut Chicken: Hazelnut-Crusted | Frangelico-Orange Cream Sauce | Pasta
  • Grilled Salmon: Spaghetti Squash | Lentil Kale Salad | Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette
  • Pork Ribeye Saltimbocca: Creamed Spinach | Roasted Red Potatoes | Mushroom Madera Sauce | Prosciutto | Fontina | Sage

View the complete Nicole’s Restaurant menu.

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