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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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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had been meaning to try this restaurant and finally did. While we found it stuffy and pretentious the food was good.One drawback was only two tasting menus(regular menu in the bar only) options. Small portion/plates with a two wine pairing options,both reasonably expensive and probably in my opinion,not worth it. My view point is in the... More 

Toms River, New Jersey
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102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time visiting this establishment. The appetizers, main course, and desserts were top shelf. The owner has his own wine store and the prices are very reasonable. We sat at the Chef's Table where you get even more special attention, and a variety of dishes. The prices are as high as any top New York City restaurant... More 

Thank Ken_NJ_11islands
Manalapan, New Jersey
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122 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard that this is the best restaurant now in the area. It was very good, but not incredible. My pork main dish was excellent, my wife's chicken was only good. Service was a little slow, the bar was crowded.

Thank Proclaimer1
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicholas (the Owner) just keeps on going and going and going while getting better all the time when that never seems possible. Close your eyes and you could be anywhere in the world with this beyond first class restaurant. It's so good I hate to tell you about it in order to keep it a local secret. Did I mention... More 

Thank jawemail
New York City, New York
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499 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came in the other night to have the Bar N special menu. Service was very attentive and the food was terrific. Pork belly app followed by short ribs- really well done! Great wine choice by the somm. All in all we had a great night and will return again soon!

Thank Sockster
Shrewsbury, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Love this restaurant. The food is always good. Nicholas, the owner can be often found greeting his guests and ensuring everything is perfect. Make sure you try the pork dish on the menu.

Thank eols
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Nicholas is one of the few restaurants in the area that is on par with the NY restaurant scene. It is our go to place for special occasions when price is not a consideration.

Thank rubyesq2000
New York City, New York
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The food looked really my stage managers plate was excellent. OMG and the caesar salad was 5 star. My fish was grossly over cooked I didnt touch it. The drinks were lovely the rice and vedgetables were on point. I explained to the waitress my delimma. She still charged me for my entree. Never asked could they somehow FIX THIS... More 

Freehold, New Jersey
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46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We went there last night for our anniversary. This place NEVER disappoints. The service and the food is excellent. They have a great bar and wine selection. We had the chef's tasting menu. We make it our business to go there at least twice a year. There is a reason why they are rated #1. Don't miss it.

Thank Olds56

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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
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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?