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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, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 122
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 8
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  • 4
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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
Enjoyable

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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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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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Jersey Shore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Nicholas has an amazing reputation. I am not sure what happened in the kitchen last night. Our large party had universal complaints about our main courses. At least two members of our party did not eat their entre. I didn't complain to the staff. The fact that my plate was taken from me with an entire uneaten pork chop was... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Nicholas is far from where my husband and I live, but we come here for special occasions or when they have the black truffle menu. The ambience, food and service all spell sophistication and class. They have an extensive wine menu and expert sommeliers who will impeccably match each course with the perfect wine pairing. It's a nice that New... More 

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Lincroft, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We have been going to Nicholas since it opened over 14 years ago. We have seen the restaurant evolve, nicely. The food has always been excellent and the service top notch. When it first opened, they only served food in the main dining room. They have either a 3 course of 5 course prix fixe which is always very good.... More 

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Brielle, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My husband and I had a fantastic dinner last week at Nicholas, for our anniversary. We had never been there before, but were told it was wonderful. The lights are low and tables are nicely spaced so that there is some privacy. The decorating, though minimalist, is very pleasing. The best part of all of this, is the delicious food!... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Service, Ambiance and food all superior. this has been a favorite of ours since it opened it's doors way back. If you ever get the chance to eat downstairs at the Chef's table for a special occasion, Nicholas, Melissa and staff make you feel like royalty.

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little silver, new jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Ate here recently on a midweek evening on a very cold night. Restaurant was sparsely populated with dining patrons. We ordered a bottle of white wine from France. Server poured the wine which was only barely chilled. Would have expected a restaurant with such a distinguished reputation for fine wines to have better prepared their servers regarding proper temperature for... More 

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Additional Information about Nicholas

Address: 160 Route 35 South, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone Number: (732) 345-9977
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Red Bank
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
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?