The lovely, urbane Nico is a relaxed and sophisticated French bistro with a distinctly Californian vibe in Presidio Heights. The space houses only a 40-seat restaurant and a small bar area, but feels wonderfully expansive with its high ceilings, gleaming glass windows, seats overlooking Sacramento Street, and intimate tables with a view of the glass-enclosed kitchen in the back.
Diners at Nico experience a sophisticated five-course dinner, listed off a single fixed-price menu with optional wine pairings that notes only the main ingredients. Co-owners Nicolas and Andrea Delaroque are essentially asking you to play a trust game—and you should not hesitate to jump. Each plate magically arrives like a work of art.