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160 Route 35 South, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 345-9977
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Ranked #3 of 119 restaurants in Red Bank
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $40 - $60
Mon - Wed 10:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 pm - 5:30 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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130 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 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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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If there's anything I can't stand is going out and paying up for mediocrity. NOT a problem with Nicholas. I rank this up there with a NYC restaurant. Food is always excellent, the service is spot-on. I also had never written a review, after coming here for years. When foodie friends visit us, we always bring them here.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Everything was perfect, the food, waitstaff, presentation, abience, couldnt have gotten any better . Would highly recommend dinner here. Our waiter Mark was awesome, knowledgible, professional, went out of his way to please. We did the tasting menu and the food was suberb. It was our anniversary and it was noted during the meal. We regularly eat at the Pluckemin... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

After another amazing, magnificent experience at Nicholas, I realized that I had never written a review! We have been going to Nicholas since they opened in 2000 and have watched Nicholas and Melissa continually improve and redefine the modern, fine dining experience. They expertly raise the bar through their changing menus, decor, and service. The food is top notch, hence... More

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Washington, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went here for a birthday dinner on a Friday night. Jeans were acceptable but we felt underdressed. Next time we'll wear sports coats. Like other reviewers stated the service is impeccable. Excellent selection with the wine, drinks, and items from the three-course menu. We had quail, scallops, halibut, and swordfish. All items were very delicious. The breads that were... More

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New Jersey Shore
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86 reviews 86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Nicholas is not a regular haunt. We have heard about it and wanted to give it a try. We did an early booking on a weekday night. The service was attentive and capable. All the dishes served were very good as were the drinks. For a very special evening out where money is no object this is a pleasant place... More

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