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About Nicholas

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.

160 Hwy 35
Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Vegetarian

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

Cross Street:
Bt. Navesink River Rd & Pine Street

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 345-9977

Website:
http://www.restaurantnicholas.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking available as well as street parking and a private lot.

Public Transit:
Red Bank train station

Executive Chef:
Nicholas Harary

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.

Private Party Contact:
Melissa Harary: (732) 345-9977

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

The Valentine's Menu is 3-course menu for $135 per person. This will include a choice appetizer, entree and a sweethearts dessert tasting from our pastry chef, Kelly West. Each couple will receive a complementary petite box of chocolates and our freshly made banana bread upon your departure.

Nicholas Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (15)
Romantic (14)
Good for a Date (13)
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Fit for Foodies (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
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Notable Wine List (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The most wonderful all around dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was excellent but not worth the money.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 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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 (London)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Amazing, as always

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent meal and excellent service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful tasting menu paired with wine. Truly enjoyed everything

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Outstanding food. Top notch service. Quiet. Great wine list. Perfect place for celebrations. Very accommodating

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Only superlatives go with my review. This was our first visit to Nicholas and definitely will not be the last! Every dish was delishes and imaginative. I had the vegetarian option and could not finish my meal. I received a box of chocolates for my birthday. That was a lovely gesture.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Excellent! As it has been each time we come here. We both had the tasting menu with wine pairings. The only item I was not thrilled with was the tortellini. The tomatoe sauce overwhelmed the delicate tortellini with goat cheese. Otherwise no complaints about food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Fabulous dinner as well a attentive staff. This was my first time there, but won't be my last.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our dinner was excellent from beginning to end. We both had Buratta as our appetizer. I had the panco encrusted halibut special which was to die for. My friend had the hake which was also fabulous. For dessert, he had the cheesecake and I had the souffle. We ordered the rose wine which had a life of its own. I cannot wait to return!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Nicholas lived up to expectations as the food and service was wonderful. We had reservations to celebrate our anniversary in the dining room but elected to eat in the bar because we wanted a more lively environment and wanted to dine from the a la carte menu. We weren't disappointed. Our server Marcello was very attentive and helpful with our selections. Nicholas is a great spot for a special occasion.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We continue to go here for our anniversary, this has been our 12th visit and it only gets better each time, hope to continue this tradition.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Beautiful decor, delicious food and extremely professional servers sets the stage for this fabulous restaurant. So many delicious choices... My favorite is their seafood entrees, so fresh and flavorful. Be sure to save room for dessert! You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We have been coming here for years, the food and the service never disappoints.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Having been told this restaurant was one of the best in th county and having read great reviews, the expectations were high. And the food definitely lived up to, if not exceeded, them. My husband and I ordered from the tasting menu. For the time in my life, I closed my eyes and sighed as I tasted each plate. There was not one dish that wasn't absolutely amazing, and I've never experienced that before at any fine dining restaurant. The service was impeccable, with maybe ten seconds between the last fork down and a waiter clearing the plates. We were given the perfect amount of time between courses and the perfect portion to taste each time. The only aspect about this restaurant that was disappointing was the decor and the fact that you can see cars whizzing by if you are sitting in certain seats. Other than that, excellent!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Perfect dining

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Nicholas lived up to its well earned reputation. Attentive service, delicious meals, great options.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent waitress. Food was presented beautifully and professionally. Treated my parents on their 65 Anniversary as VIP's. Third time eating there. We will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Exceptional service, food and ambience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Wonderful experience as always. Great food and service.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Delicious food, incredible service and get atmosphere for date night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Nicholas NEVER disappoints! Their menu offers wonderful selections and changes every few months. Their wine selection is equally varied. We dine there frequently and always leave saying that our meals were fabulous. It is a beautiful restaurant and the servers are knowledgeable and friendly. Nicholas often greets his guests and he is also helpful with the wine selection. If you haven't dined here, give yourself a treat and try it. It's the BEST!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Only legitimate fine dining at the jersey shore

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Beautiful setting. Impeccable service.
Perfect for special occasions.
Menu is pricey but food is exceptional.
The suckling pig is always a favorite.
For a first visit, the six course tasting menu is perfect. A little bit of everything!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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