Culinary Director Nick Dixon has been introducing creative and home-spun American fare to the city of Boston for over twelve years. Nick opened Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant in South Boston as executive chef in 2012 and hasn’t slowed down since. Not only is Nick known for his crave-worthy wood fired cooking and signature take on classic American dishes, but he has also since helped in establishing Southie as a dining destination. He and his team now oversee all four Broadway Restaurant Group kitchens, including Lincoln Tavern, Loco Taqueria, Capo and Fat Baby.
The apple didn’t fall far from the tree when Nick made the early decision to follow in his father’s culinary footsteps. The Hanover, Massachusetts native got his first taste of the kitchen at the tender age of four while helping to prep vegetables for his father who was executive chef at the old Red Coach Bar & Grill. Nick ultimately went on to become a graduate of Newbury College where he studied culinary arts and learned from Boston’s most prominent culinary experts while working in various kitchens around the city.
At Harvard Gardens in Beacon Hill Nick quickly rose from the position of line cook to sous chef and embraced menu changes and the spontaneous spirit of the restaurant with open arms. After a few years in Boston, Nick headed to Las Vegas and cooked under Svede Mede at a Michael Mina restaurant where he diversified his craft as Chef de Tournant. It was in this position that Nick’s passion for wood fired cooking was ignited. Upon returning to his roots in Boston, Nick reconnected with hospitality experts Eric Aulenback and Michael Conlon working at the acclaimed Lucky’s Lounge, 94 Mass Ave and a homecoming at Harvard Gardens. These roles poised the young gun for the debut of Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant. Nick has an infinite competitive spirit that thrives on the energetic and creative vibe of the kitchen at Lincoln. Since opening, Nick has been pivotal in providing locals and visitors of South Boston with a guest experience that is equal parts approachable and memorable.
On his occasional break from the kitchen you can find Nick hanging out with his fiancé Liz, contending with the great outdoors with fly fishing and archery, and feeding his shopping addiction by adding to his collection of New Balance sneakers.