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160 Route 35 South, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 345-9977
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Ranked #4 of 119 Restaurants in Red Bank
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $40 - $60
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Bt. Navesink River Rd & Pine Street
Transit: Red Bank train station
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I have to say, I have dined at this restaurant before and have had a pleasant experience.I work in the food industry and often take clients to this establishment as it usually is very chef driven. However this time around I felt as if I was in another restaurant. First off they sat us in the smaller adjacent dining room... More

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New Jersey
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115 reviews 115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

NJ's nom de cuisine is the Garden State and Nicholas shows what a talented chef can do with first-class ingredients from garden, farm, and sea. Nicholas' cooking is first-class, as good as anything in Manhattan, and the service is arguably better than the priciest places in the Big Apple. Plus, it boasts a deep and refined wine list, with good... More

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67 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Hubby and I wanted to celebrate our anniversary at a new and nice restaurant. Many friends had dined at Nicolas with rave reviews, so we went. Food, service, ambiance all top drawer. Unusual variety of foods, such as a homemade pasta ribbon with actual squash blossoms mixed in. We chose a price fixed 4 course meal, dessert included. Prices are... More

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San Antonio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Love this restaurant - never been disappointed. Nicholas makes you feel special and provides excellent wine selections. If you can, arrive a little early and have a drink in the bar/bistro.

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is one of the most special restaurants around. Every dish was exceptionally delicious,.and the presentation was as if it came out of top chef. They also were very accommodating to my gluten free restrictions. It was pricey, but you got what you paid for. Perfect food and service

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

found this beautiful restaurant in Red Bank...service was excellent and food even better...half of our party enjoyed the six course fixed meal and other half ordered off the menu...the soft shell crab appetizer was awesome and the salmon main was absolutely brilliant...highly recommend for couples and double dates...

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

In what looks like an nondescript building on Route 35, turns out to be a haven for fine dining. With beautiful flowers, sleek bar area and modern decor dining rooms, a return visit for a special birthday. The hostess greeted the birthday girl, seated us promptly even after we refused the first table by the bus station. Debating the 3... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

From the time you enter the beautiful landscaped and flowered entrance of “Nicholas” to the gorgeous fresh flowers on every table (They were yellow orchids the night we were there) you will find every aspect of your meals here to be elegant, unique and fun. They have valet parking which is crisp and efficient to give you easy access to... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had gone to see Wendy Wasserstein's "Third" in Red Bank for Father's Day and then went to dinner at Nicholas. We have been to most of the best restaurants in New Jersey, but had never been to Nicholas before. It did not disappoint. The venue is not fancy but it is functional. The food, however is exquisite and creative.... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was fortunate to receive a gift certificate to this restaurant so my husband and I asked our good friends to come with us. Having never been there before we had no idea what to expect. When the dress code says "business casual, jackets preferred" the men dressed accordingly. They weren't too happy when they saw someone walk in and... More

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