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160 Route 35 South, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701 (Bt. Navesink River Rd & Pine Street)
+1 732-345-9977
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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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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224 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 7 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 

Thank Matthew G
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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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106 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

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 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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356 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

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 

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New York City, New York
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792 reviews
529 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

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.

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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?