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Nicholas

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160 Route 35 South, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701 (Bt. Navesink River Rd & Pine Street)
Red Bank train station
(732) 345-9977
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 128
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Premier Restaurant

We dined at Restaurant Nicholas with another couple, all I have to say is this was by far the best dining experience I have had is a very long time. We all decided on the six course tasting menu, we were in heaven. The food is spectacular, each course served was seasoned to perfection. You can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Lynn M
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Riverdale, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Riverdale, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We dined at Restaurant Nicholas with another couple, all I have to say is this was by far the best dining experience I have had is a very long time. We all decided on the six course tasting menu, we were in heaven. The food is spectacular, each course served was seasoned to perfection. You can taste each ingredient and... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We travel the world. We've had great food. The food, service and ambiance here is great. One of the best restaurants in New Jersey.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I went to Bar N's vaunted Lobster Sunday's recently and for the most part came away very impressed and somewhat surprisingly, very full. We arrived around 7pm last week and immediately found a cozy high top table. The front staff was their normal efficient and cordial selves and the bartender came over quickly and was very pleasant.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

From appetizers to desserts, high quality, perfectly prepared, beautifully presented, creative culinary delights. Superb service. For a truly memorable dining experience, Nicholas is at the very top of the list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If you want to splurge this is the place to go. We went for our anniversary and it was amazing. 5 star with valet!

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Freehold, New Jersey
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Though an expensive meal by any definition, Nicholas is worth it. Food is perfectly prepared, and seasoned just right. The staff is friendly and professional. The room is comfortable and quiet. We went to Nicholas for a special occasion. We knew it by its reputation. We had pork tortellini and gemelli pasta appetizers, filet mignon and roasted duck entrees, chocolate... More 

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Enjoyable full tasting menu for an anniversary dinner and perhaps a birthday. Do much prefer a less exhaustive dinner at the bar with a bottle of wine. Perfect date night for two!

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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The three course bar menu is always amazing. Had a great time,as you always meet interesting folks here. I first ate here the first week nicholas opened, and still come back all the time. Craig, in the bar, really knows his wines. Truly the best.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We wanted somewhere nice to take my daughter for her last night visiting, but also wanted to stay casual. Dinner at the bar fulfilled it all. Great food, outstanding service and friendly diners at the bar.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Nicholas is a NYC-style experience right here in Middletown/Red Bank. It's expensive but you get amazing food and white glove service. We always come a little early and have a drink in the bar. It's a lovely bar, quiet and with great drinks. The dining room is beautiful. The staff is attentive without being annoying. The food is phenomenal. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: (732) 345-9977

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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