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160 Route 35 South, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 345-9977
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Ranked #3 of 123 Restaurants in Red Bank
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

After hearing quite a few people rave about Nicholas we decided to treat ourselves for the holidays and try it for ourselves. We had a later reservation time, but decided due to hunger we wanted to eat earlier and our request was met with no issues. We were greeted immediately upon entry and shown our table by a friendly hostess.... More 

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Lincroft, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Once again, Nicholas lives up to the reputation it has built. We all did the tasting menu, and it was wonderful. The wines they paired with each course were delightful, and the food was spectacular. The service is always just perfect, and this time the star was Shelby. Our waiter was awesome, but some people have that special something that... More 

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holmdel nj
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

And... it is in our back yard. No need to drive far. We always do the 5 course meal with the wine pairing. It is so worth the price. The food has many different flavors and the wine they choose is amazing. The service is also excellent. There is nothing even remotely bad that I could say about this place.... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

At the age of 17, Nicholas Harary was enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America and was its youngest graduate. At 23, after immersing himself in the study of wine while working at a restaurant in Sand Diego, he became the youngest head sommelier at the renowned restaurant Jean-George in Manhattan. In the meantime, he had met and married Melissa,... More 

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Long Branch, NJ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

In my fairly wide experience, Nicholas is the finest restaurant in New Jersey, and one of the finest in the United States. Seriously. This is innovative, generally brilliant cuisine: fresh ingredients, beautiful platings; interesting flavor combinations. The tasting menu with wine pairings is "expensive" (>$125) but worth the price and the time to enjoy it - allow a couple of... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 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!

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 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 

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Brielle, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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 

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Matawan, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 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 

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Jersey shore
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 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.

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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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