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160 State Route 35, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701-5908 (Bt. Navesink River Rd & Pine Street)
(732) 345-9977
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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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Shrewsbury, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebratory dinner with our daughter and son-in-law. It's our daughter's favorite restaurant, and after our first visit, we quickly understood why. Very nice atmosphere, excellent service, nice and varied selection of wines. Food was tremendous. Each of the 4 of us had a different dish, and each person raved at preparation, presentation, and taste. Truly a memorable meal that I... More 

Thank richardj100
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the second time I dined at Nicholas. Absolute perfection. This isn't a meal. Its an experience. The ambiance, decor etc. is outstanding. Service always impeccable and knowledgeable. Vast wine list, pairing menus. As far as food, Nicholas is a genius who could make your shoe taste like the best thing you ever put in your mouth. Unfortunately, there... More 

Thank nehobe
Kailua, Hawaii
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Nicholas came highly recommended and did not disappoint. We went with the tasting menu and Nicholas wines and truly enjoyed it. The suckling pig and duck were remarkable as was the dessert. The amuse bouche tomato soup was incredible. Nicholas Harary stopped by and we chatted about his great wines, some very hard to find anywhere and the ship to... More 

Thank kalamakid
New York City, New York
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I started with Goat Ricotta Agnolotti, accompanied by Roasted Tomatoes, Smoked Eggplant Purée, Garlic Chips-Excellent. My wife had Pickled Heirloom Beets, Baby Kale, Goat Cheese Purée, Red Wine Sour Cherries-Very Good/Excellent. For entree I ordered the Grilled Filet Mignon with Roasted Corn Pudding, Jalapeño Hushpuppies. The quality of the Filet bordered on perfection, and the Grilled flavor was robust and... More 

Thank Charles D
Red Bank, New Jersey
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We went here after I proposed to my wife a year ago at a park on the beautiful Navesink River. This is a restaurant you remember. One of the best restaurants I have been to. Food incredible and service to match. Really 5 star. It has a price to match but its worth it. We will be back on our... More 

Thank Sven L
Denville, New Jersey
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

This restaurant is very very good. The service and attention to detail is very high. Each course is prepared with great care and some of the food was Excellent. That having been said, it seemed to my bride and me that while a wonderful experience it is not yet the level where I could consider it the best or top... More 

Thank gkienz

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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
Lunch, 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, Business meetings, 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 State Route 35, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701-5908
    (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

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