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Nicholas

4.7
1574 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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Cuisines
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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Catering
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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Neighborhood
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1574 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 17 hours ago

Wonderful experience. Fine dining. Best dessert!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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vipPjhook (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent food and service, a bit pricey but special.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing service & impeccable dining.

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

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

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RMams (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

The most wonderful all around dining experience.

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

The food was excellent but not worth the money.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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vipcphd (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

One of the best lobsters I've had. Tasted really fresh. Had the lobster kimchi ramen appetizer and butter poached lobster risotto. Service was wonderful.

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vipKevkt (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Amazing, as always

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Discerning7Diners (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent meal and excellent service!

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vipFrambois (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Nicholas is firing on all cylinders. The food is so fresh and tastes clean (with emphasis on natural ingredients). Food is not overly sauced or seasoned. We had three different seafood entrees, Cobia, Black Sea Bass, and Butter Braised Lobster. All superb. I felt the pricing was reasonable for the high quality food and service.

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vipJohnnyP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Nicolas is a perennial winner. The food and service are exceptional. I have not had a bad meal there. I especially enjoy their special menus, like the truffle menu with black truffles being featured in each course.

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Ross (Atlantic City)
1.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

Extremely disappointed in the experience probably because our expectations were so high based upon all of the great reviews. Nothing about Nicholas was outstanding. The food was a letdown, portions very small, service was good but certainly not notable and our check including a 20% tip totaled $340 for two of us. Certainly not something I would ever recommend to anyone.

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dissapointing (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Overall the food was good, but service was not what you would expect. DO Not Do the Cellar Selection.!! The wine pours are short, never offer any additional, and they are not worth the additional money. Very cold atmosphere, not a warm comfortable place to eat.

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JimT (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Perfect dinner for a perfect occasion. Their 6-course tasting menu is the best I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Wonderful tasting menu paired with wine. Truly enjoyed everything

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

An excellent dining experience. The food, service & presentation were superb. We will certainly be back again.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2017

For the tasting menu, keep menu at the table for diners to remember the dish.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Great menu choices with great combinations although somewhat repetitive . Still wonderful overall experience and worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

We love the wonderful blending of seasonings along with the perfect preparation of every dish. Wine was excellent. The service and attention of everyone is definitely 5 star.
Our one disappointment this time was the choice of dessert. We missed the traditional comfort selection.
Nevertheless, the evening was wonderful.
We are also enjoying the wines that we purchased from you with our dinners at home.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

A bit outdated in decor, cocktails and menu. Does not seem worthy of top ratings.

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