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160 Route 35 South, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701 (Bt. Navesink River Rd & Pine Street)
+1 732-345-9977
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
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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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Ocean, New Jersey
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here last night. Celebrating our 25th anniversary, we couldn't of picked a better place. Greeted warmly at the front door, we were seated immediately. The service was attentive without being overbearing. We had a choice between the three course meal or a five course tasting menu with or without a wine pairing. We chose the... More 

Thank jnvpulv
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189 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the tasting menu with one order of the Nicholas and one order of the Cellar wines. The cellar wines were expensive but also excellent. Every single food item we got was great. This is certainly worthwhile a repeat. But also do expect a pretty big price tag for this meal. For 2 people doing the tasting menu with... More 

1 Thank USABelgie
Red Bank, New Jersey
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can see why Nicholas is a consistently written up across the state. We went for a birthday celebration, and they made it wonderful. service is top notch, friendly and efficient. Food was creative, presented beautifully. Prix fix has a lot of options. Gnocchi with pork ragu appetizer was so different and delicious. Cod, lobster meals were fresh and tasty.... More 

2 Thank Jessica G
Middletown, New Jersey
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food either in the dining room or at the bar. Try the price-fixe in the bar - changes daily with option to pair wine with each course.

1 Thank Joe D
Middletown, New Jersey
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you pick the right thing it is excellent, but I have had things many times that are just ok or good, but not great. Scallop app excellent Squash cranberry soup excellent Smoked salmon app good but nothing special Sturgeon excellent Duck very good Peppermint dessert excellent Suckling pig excellent Oxtail ravioli excellent Dark chocolate cheesecake very good Banana bread... More 

Thank NY2016
New Jersey
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nicholas is classy and the service is stellar. His wine list while pricey is nothing short of amazing. The food is gourmet, and expensive and small portions, but delicious. They occasionally offer wine tastings and they are fun

Thank ljgrim123
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Fabulous, Wonderful Food in a Lovely Setting.. Christmas Wreathes Tastefully Done, Large Mum in Vase in Wall, Gorgeous Lighting, Flowers on Tables.. Multiple Servers with Wendy being primary for table. Also picked up to go previously ordered the Champagne for New Year's Eve. MaryAnn started off with a Riesling, then 3 types of bread.. Cranberry Pecan which is her favorite,... More 

Thank davidvalk
New York City, New York
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145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

This was our second time at Nicholas and we brought our adult children with us for a special evening. Honestly, we were somewhat disappointed in our overall experience. My son asked a question about the menu and the waiter responded in a very condescending manner. We also felt that he was constantly rushing us with ordering and clearing dishes before... More 

Thank prekteacher1214
Fair Haven, New Jersey
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229 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner with friends at the Chef's Table in an alcove in the Kitchen. It was wonderful. Full seven course tasting menu (plus a small soup to start). Better yet, six of the courses were different for each person in a couple. So you actually got to try 13 dishes. All were exceptional. The very personable expediter took obvious... More 

Thank John H
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Consistently one of the best dishes, presentation, and all around top shelf experience, this is your place. The old adage you get what you pay for is alive and well in this NJ gem. The bread, pre fixe menu, drinks, blown glass chandeliers, it all comes nearly together to make sure you leave with a beautiful story to tell. What... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $60
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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: +1 732-345-9977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?