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J. Nichols

4375 Glencoe Ave., Ste. D2 (Maxella Ave.) Send to Phone
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served in an upscale environment in a neighborhood devoid of similar options.

Breakfast Mon.-Fri., Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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J. Nichols, Marina Del Rey, CA

J. Nichols Restaurant Review

: J. Nichols underwent a complete renovation in 2011, adding a more sophisticated dining room and a heightened level of service. The aged fabrics and uncomfortable chairs in what was once a plain coffee shop have been replaced with high-backed plush booths, contemporary wood accents and a more open-air feel. The menu is influenced by seasonal ingredients and a modern approach. For lunch and dinner, guests can indulge in thin-crust pizzas, a bone-in prime pork chop with farro and a maple apple glaze, and the West L.A. burger, topped with bacon-balsamic-onion compote, blue cheese and a lemon aïoli. But it’s the staple breakfast menu that has kept diners returning since the restaurant’s inception in 1974. The marina Benedict includes two heaping towers of poached eggs on grilled English muffins, topped with spinach, avocado, tomato and a lighter-style hollandaise. Elevating the flavors of an otherwise typical plate of huevos rancheros, a dense and layered guajillo sauce hits the palate with smoke, pepper and a slight sweetness. Desserts can be skipped, save for the almost-flourless chocolate cake. A limited but eclectic list of wines from around the world is available, too.
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