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Nicholas Barrel & Roost, Red Bank, NJ

Nicholas Barrel & Roost

4.7
4.7
3498 Reviews
$31 to $50
Comfort Food
Since the opening of their acclaimed Restaurant Nicholas in 2000, Chef Nicholas Harary and his wife, Melissa, modernized the concept of fine dining. This mainstay of Red Bank garnered some of the industry’s highest praise, including 15 straight years as Zagat’s highest-rated restaurant in New Jersey, a 4-star review in the New York Times, and a position on several national “best restaurant” lists.

Now, with Barrel & Roost, the couple strips off the white tablecloths and serves up a bold new menu: made-from-scratch food that’s crazy-delicious, yet entirely accessible any night of the week. Set in a newly redesigned modern farmhouse interior, Barrel & Roost is just the place to enjoy Chef Driven Comfort Food with family, old friends, or a grab a drink at the bar for date night!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 87 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–5:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 345-9977

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nicholas Harary

  • Private party contact

    Marcelo Dealmeida: (732) 345-9977

  • Neighborhood

    Red Bank

  • Cross street

    Bt. Navesink River Rd & Pine Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking and a private lot.

  • Public transit

    Red Bank Train Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,498 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Comfort Food

  • New Jersey - Central

    Most Booked

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  1. K

    Kas513

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always enjoyed Nicholas before it was Barrel & Roost. Food is good and the staff is very friendly and accommodating
  2. J

    Jeramiah

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Every time I go it feels like something is missing. Last time the service was nonexistent. This time the brunch was ok but carmalized bananas was 4 slices of banana (1/4 banana) over a decent piece of French toast. Had to get syrup. Last time the omelette was overcooked. No longer a top restaurant. Nice to go to but not out of the way.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at the restaurant and it was amazing! My wife and I were celebrating 19 years of marriage and the night couldn't have been better. The staff, the food and our overall experience was fantastic!
  4. JN

    JillN

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant! What a fabulous place for great food! The menu was creative and the dishes were super flavorful! I cannot wait to go back!
  5. S

    Sean

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Start to finish everything was great Service was fantastic Food was great Drinks were perfect Highly recommend
  6. MH

    MaureenH

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good, as always.
  7. AL

    AnthonyL

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been there numerous times always great service and food is top notch
  8. CB

    CarlB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food & service were excellent.. Noise from other diners made talking and understanding conversation across the table difficult.. As the crowd began to thin out after 8pm, the cacophony of noise lessened. I keep coming back for the food quality and service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night! Food was delicious & service was top notch
  10. IL

    IselinLocal

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice environment with outside seating. Very nice heating arrangement and illumination. Food was good. Dessert was big. Service was very good and very friendly.
  11. I

    Imfedup

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and won't be my last. All well done start to finish, including the service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband & I enjoyed a midweek dinner out at Nicholas Barrel K Roost. It’s our 1st time dining here since they’ve changed & updated their venue & menu. Our meal was delicious. Cocktails & wine were excess well. Definitely a fan. We’ll be adding this new dining place to our regular go to pics!!
  13. j

    jala

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a winner when we eat here. Service is always so attentive, food is delicious and ambiance is wonderful. Huge fan and will def return!
  14. DG

    DGNJ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time enjoy the good and drinks
  15. H

    Halls

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks as always was amazing! Toni our server was great as well. One of our favorite local spots!
  16. MS

    MichelleS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we Nicholas Barrel & Roost, they never disappoint! The food and service were excellent! Angela was awesome! Thank you!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    It was a beautiful evening to sit outside Dinner was wonderful as always Unfortunately our waiter was not :( Thus has never happened here
  18. NW

    NancyW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olivia was our server and she provided excellent service.
  19. m

    marieb

    Atlantic City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pork chop I ever had, service was exceptional. Fun place!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I went to celebrate my daughters birthday. We arrived early and went to get a drink at the bar. It was crowded but a manager came over and offered to order our drinks so we didn’t have to squeeze our way in to get a bartender. Then we were seated a little earlier much to our delight. Our server let us take our time placing our order and all of our meals were delicious!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was delicious only complaint lobster bisque was not nearly hot enough
  22. F

    Faythe

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    They need better soundproofing or no large parties, A group of 10 women spent the entire time we were eating lunch screeching at each other at the top of their lungs resulted in other patrons yelling to their companions in order to be heard. Food was great. Service was good. My head and ears still ache.
  23. EL

    EnzaL

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent pasta Bolognese great salads good service Portions are good
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Toni, was amazing. Very knowledgeable and helpful.
  25. B

    Brooklyngirl

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here since it was the much more formal Nicolas. Love, love it. The ambience is really great and the food options much better. Felt there were good price points with enough selections.
  26. k

    kbn6395

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    They servers ask for your appetizer and entree order all at once, which is fine, except every time I go, the entrees come out before we are done with the appetizer.
  27. BK

    BethK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal with 5 friends so we tried a lot of things and everyone loved everything! Highly recommend and it was a beautiful night sitting in their courtyard.
  28. m

    mitchtax

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great to voisit the new version of Nicolas - totally revamped menu from the original but as good
  29. MT

    MrThirteen

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best burger I have had in years! Great service.
  30. SN

    StephenN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place family loves it been a few times alway awesome time!
  31. NL

    NL901

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    61st Birthday
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Parking is extremely difficult. Needing a handicap parking spot made it even harder. There are only 2 spots for the handicap ,which were taken.
  33. MG

    MargieG

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always, great lunch! Perfect spot for great food and cocktails.
  34. S

    Susan2350

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great burgers. Server was excellent.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Food was ok. Was very pricey for the portion received. We ordered lobster succotash that had 2 very small pieces of lobsters, with a small scoop of succotash which was not worth the price. Every dish did not come with a vegetable; you had to order a side dish as extra, which takes a getting use to since most restaurants include. Didn’t even get bread and butter or chips and dip as a starter. Then we ordered the s’mores dessert which should be said on the menu can feed 4. That was a waste, and pricey to not be able to finish. All in all, will not go again, it’s a one time deal.
  36. SF

    SuzyF

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience, delicious food and friendly & efficient service. No rushing us to free up the table that so many places seem to do. Perfect evening.
  37. KL

    KatherineL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - big portions - nice atmosphere - and our server, Angela, was a delight. Can't wait to go back!
  38. L

    Lidiya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, very friendly and accommodating staff. We had a bulky stroller and they helped us find a comfortable spot.
  39. MI

    MIKE

    Naples

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, highly recommend! I was very happy with everything except the charge of like $20 for seltzer water. The waitress kept coming by asking us if we wanted another seltzer water, so we agreed a few times thinking that it was one charge and then refills, since it is just carbonated water with lemon. No, they charged us for each one like it was a coke or other soft drink. This was the only negative for us, so just be aware if you order a seltzer with lemon, you'll be charged each time the waitress asks if you want another.
  40. JC

    JamesC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I remember Nicholas when it was fancier. This place has great decor, a more casual (but delicious) menu and nice cocktail selection. Our server couldn’t have been nicer. Save room for dessert!

FAQs

Nicholas Barrel & Roost is rated 4.7 stars by 3498 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 87 times today
Google Map for Nicholas Barrel & Roost

160 Hwy 35, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bt. Navesink River Rd & Pine Street

  • Neighborhood

    Red Bank

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–5:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking and a private lot.

  • Public transit

    Red Bank Train Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nicholas Harary

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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