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“Good food is no excuse for abusive behavior by owner” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Nicholas

Nicholas
160 Route 35 South, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 345-9977
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Ranked #4 of 124 Restaurants in Red Bank
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $60
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Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Bt. Navesink River Rd & Pine Street
Transit: Red Bank train station
Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Good food is no excuse for abusive behavior by owner”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

We've been dining at the bar for several years and overall enjoy the food, wine and service. However, we have seen a few instances of rude behavior by the owner, Nicholas. The other night he was almost abusive towards a disabled, elderly woman who was dining alone and told her to get out of the restaurant. This was totally uncalled for and extremely unprofessional. He needs to stay out of the public arena because no one wants to be subject to the scene he created. Ruined our meal to say the least.

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  • English first
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English first
New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in NJ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

My wife and I love coming to this restaurant - regardless of whether we sit in the dining room or the bar. The service is always impeccable, the food is always top notch, and the atmosphere is definitely upscale - which is what this restaurant is, upscale. The price fixe bar menu with the wine pairing is always a blast, and like the menu, it too changes seasonally. Admittedly it can get a bit pricey if you start having before dinner cocktails, and after dinner drinks - but a nice dinner for two can be had for a reasonable price if you keep your drinking down. We have eaten at the chefs table a few times - and that is not a meal for the feint of heart - 10 courses of absolutely unbelievable food. If you are looking for a restaurant for a special night with a special person - this is the place to come, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
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“Best of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Magnificent surrounds and excellent service. Very varied and creative menu. Had the three course tasting. Pumpkin risotto followed by venison. Wonderful desserts.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Bar, relaxing setting! Enjoyable food menu! Easy going tastes from Pizza to Seafood! And take a stroll after.

Visited October 2012
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“Best Restaurant in NJ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Nicholas is the best in NJ... maybe even the best in the northeast. Here is a tip... you can get the full menu a la carte in the bar. Saves bug bucks and still pleases the palette like nothing else.

Not for kids.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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