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160 Route 35 South, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701 (Bt. Navesink River Rd & Pine Street)
+1 732-345-9977
17:30 - 09:30
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Sun 17:30 - 09:30
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 09:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

We did the 5 course meal with the wine pairing! It was amazing and the serves was perfect. It is pricey, but he food and service is up to the price!

Thank chia00
Red Bank, New Jersey
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

My wonderful sons treated me to a birthday dinner - and we began with perfect martinis in the separate bar. For dinner - the tasting menu (with the wine pairings) was everyone's choice. Each small course was delivered with elegant precision - and we each focused on savoring the food. The wines complemented nicely. Pacing was good - but sometimes... More 

Thank kaje54
Brielle, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

You are in for a treat when you dine here. First of all you dine. The pace and service are orchestrated to perfection. Once you are served your first course you realize that it is all about the food! Nicholas (owner and chef) is a masterful perfectionist in the kitchen You can choose a three course meal or a tasting... More 

Thank rjr917
Matawan, New Jersey
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

For several years now this is my go-to restaurant for special occasions. If we want to go local, without venturing out to New York City, Nicholas is the place. The restaurant features a creative pre-fix menu fit for foodies. Everything is always delicious, well prepared, and served with perfect precision. A top notch New York City restaurant in Central New... More 

Thank Rivilis
Jersey shore
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

I am a chef and went here Jan. of 2014 and yes it truly is a wonderful culinary experience. My lady and I did the tasting with flight of wine it was all was spectacular. Portions, presentation, flavor and service were all spot on. I would highly recommend this for special occasion.

Thank marksharky64
Hagaman, New York
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

For quite some time, my husband and I wanted to visit Nicholas for dinner. It was worth the wait. The atmosphere, service and food were all exceptional. Just an incredible dining experience. By far, one of the best meals we have ever had in a restaurant. Great wine list, too.

Thank Dawn R
Holmdel, New Jersey
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

great dining experience. restaurant is quiet even though it was busy. the ambiance is great...we went for my wife's birthday..every dish we had was unigue and great quality...would reccomend the suckling pig! will be back before the next birthday

Thank bob p
New Jersey
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

It's been a while since we were here. We came to celebrate our anniversary. Our meals were excellent. I had the bacon-wrapped monkfish, and my husband had the poached lobster. Although, his starter was the stand-out. He had the Wagyu beef tartare. The wait staff is certainly well-trained. Service, unhurried, on par with the best establishments in NYC. We said,... More 

Thank ShoresVillas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

I have been going to Nicholas for 15 years now. From having private parties to celebrating special occasions to just getting a bite to eat. The staff and food are always above and beyond expectations. AAA always awesome.

Thank pannyman
Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

My husband and I went here for dinner last night around 6 p.m. We had the only car in the parking lot that was not a Mercedes or Audi. The valet was rude when we asked if we could park ourselves. However, that was where the rudeness stopped. The staff inside was professional and courteous. We ordered the 3 course... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 09:30
17:30 - 09:30
17:30 - 09:30
17:30 - 09:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Route 35 South, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701
    (Bt. Navesink River Rd & Pine Street)
  • Public Transportation: Red Bank train station
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Red Bank
  • Phone Number: +1 732-345-9977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?