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For 2
7:00 PM
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1573 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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Restaurant Nicholas, New York Times 4 star, Gayot's top 40 restaurant in America for 2011/12, Zagat's No.1 Pick for Food, Service, Most Popular & Wine List for 2005-2012, offers New American Cuisine set in a sophisticated serene environment. Nicholas also hosts Bar N, a more casual alternative where no reservations are required. Chef/Owner Nicholas Harary and his wife Melissa operate this intimate 4-star jewel located just minutes over the bridge from Red Bank's downtown area.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary American, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm
BAR N MENU HOURS (food available)
Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday 5:30-10:30pm
Fridays & Saturdays-5:30-11:30pm
Closed Mondays
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Phone number
(732) 345-9977
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Nicholas Harary
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Private party facilities
Our private dining rooms are the ideal location for both large and small occasions. With two connected rooms, we can accommodate parties of 10 to 60 people. For daytime events, we offer two separate rooms for a maximum of 120 guests.
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Private party contact
Melissa Harary: (732) 345-9977
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Restaurant Nicholas will tailor a party to your needs from 15 guests to 250 guests. Restaurant Nicholas not only takes care of the cuisine & service, but will also arrange the planning of table, linens, flowers, tents, etc. for your important affair.
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Cross street
Bt. Navesink River Rd & Pine Street
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking available as well as street parking and a private lot.
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Public transit
Red Bank train station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1573 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

As always Nicholas continues to wow us. The food and service are impeccable.

vipPjhook (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service, a bit pricey but special.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing service & impeccable dining.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Rediculously overpriced, both the wine list and menu.
Never again .

RMams (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Good food, excellent service, nice ambiance, but seriously overpriced.

BobM (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Staff was very friendly and the food was excellent. Just the right amount. We did feel rushed at any point. We would go back.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I always have a fabulous meal at Restaurant Nicholas and tonight was no exception. I had a new spaccatelli pasta with braised oxtail appetizer which was amazing, followed by their new Guinness short rib - amazing. My stomach was smiling.

TomS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Service, food and ambiance was perfection. Best dining experience in New Jersey.

vipdiner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The most wonderful all around dining experience.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was excellent but not worth the money.

vipLMLynn (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a terrible New Year's eve experience. After we were seated at the table we asked for a glass of Rose and was told they were out of it. The appetizer was Pappadelle with a mushroom ragu. The noodles were too aldente and should have been much softer. After the waiter asked if we had any dietary restrictions, I told him to limit the salt. We both ordered as our entree filet mignon. The amount of salt that was used was over the top as the meat was marinated in soy sauce. The waiter made no attempt to let us know that the meat would be very salty. I sent it back immediately. Meanwhile, Alan had to eat his meat by himself which really ruined our dinner. By the time the waiter came back he informed me that the chef could not remedy the situation with the very oversalted meat and I would have to choose something else. This time I chose Lamb which was a bit gamey and nothing to write home about. Dessert was a conglomeration of four different items which mainly consisted of ice cream and cake. It was terribly sweet. We couldn't wait to leave. Also the cost of this poor meal was prohibitive. We are done with the overhyped and overrated Nicholas.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

What can I say; Nicholas is an outstanding restaurant for special occasions. The food is superb, the service is sooo attentive. I give this restaurant my highest recommendation

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

The food & service were excellent. One of the best restaurants we have visited outside of nyc.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

We've eaten here three times and, heading in, this was the least excited we were about the menu of the night. Tonight was the best experience we've had at Nicholas.

Thirteen different plates and not a single miss. Absolutely brilliant.

The soups here are masterful. I don't like mushroom soup and it was the best thing I ate tonight. The highlight of my last visit was the roasted tomato soup; I don't care for tomato soup. I'm sensing a pattern here.

The venison was lovely. The scallop dish was surprising and wonderful. Their riffs on ethnic cuisines (notably a Japanese golden tilefish dish) are inspired. The desserts are delicate and glorious.

Next time I eat at Nicholas I'm not even going to bother looking at the menu.

DrSteveB (London)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic expensive food
Manhattan quality food and service at Manhattan prices
Mushroom soup, venison and suckling pig were high high quality
Roulade dessert complicated and interesting flavors