Restaurant Nicholas

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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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.

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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amaze
We had the 6 course meal everything was excellent cooked to perfection and the flavor was on another level

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HavingFun
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here. Staff took the time to make our night special and accommodate our needs. Food and Service top notch. Will always come back.

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BLO98
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on an outstanding meal with equally outstanding service at Nicholas.

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gmo123
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a great experience dining at Nicholas. There are always new dishes to try and they never disappoint. The level of service is as high as ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just had our first dinner at Nicholas. Had the 4 course tasting menu with wine pairing. . It was exceptional.

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Chka79
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating anniversary & late Valentine’s Day. Excellent food and service. The banana bread and chocolates were such an unexpected treat. Can’t wait to go back for another special occasion.

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vipMunirA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ive been going 2 a year for 30 years.Very consistent,only once I was disapoointed,but otherwise,right up there with 11 Madison and Jean Jorge

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JeffB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Between the outstanding service and delicious food, Nicholas is a very special treat!

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vipShalenaL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Nicholas can only be described as perfection. You must experience this fantastic meal!

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vipvalveman
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mahi mahi with brown rice, pineapple and a hint of teriyaki was extraordinary. Souffle was thick and creamy, but with a nice pear taste. However, I like souffles that are light and airy. If this souffle had been light and airy with a nice vanilla-pear sauce it would have been a home run.

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vipVeronicaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal! The food and wine were both perfect. The service was excellent. The scallop appetizer and the suckling pig were both incredible. Even the squash soup amuse-bouche was delicious.

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JerryG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place was almost empty when we were there, mid afternoon on President's Day. The food and service were excellent, the sound very quiet. It is an hour's drive from our home, so we do not come often, but we will be back.

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SMB73
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad experience at Restaurant Nicolas. Impeccable service and delicious food every time.

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Bill
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here once a year for a special dinner. It is a little expensive but the service and food are unbelievable. Food portions were sufficient, cocktails well poured and the wine list offers very fair pricing. No ripoffs! All of the wait staff is very knowledgeable and helpful in choosing a dish. I love this place!

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juzlines
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

So disappointed to open the menus to find the regular menu replaced with a limited VALENTINE'S DAY menu, even though it wasn't Valentine's day any longer. Instead of the regular $75 pp tasting fee..they added $50 per person to the charge. Significant difference, no?

They said they tried to post the menu change on their website, to no avail.

Suggestion: How about when the desk person calls to confirm your reservation, mention it then?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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n00dlejester
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Nicholas is incredible - the service, the food, and the ambiance is second to none. I felt the price tag associated with these wonderful features is a bit high. I've had similar experiences for ~25% less overall.

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We usually eat in the bar when we go but decided to try the restaurant menu which you can not get in the bar. Not thrilled with wine selections they have. Tried a Chardonnay but didn’t like it and asked if they had another Chardonnay which she said they did. Did not know one glass was going to be $53.
The food was excellent. The staff walked around like robots and our server was more of a maitre’d who was not very friendly. Not one person had a smile on their face.

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jessharps
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Very expensive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day - Our Special Day was made amazing by Nicolas.

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AndreaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional. The ambiance was great. Completely worth the price. We will definitely be returning.

JM
vipJackMayhoffer
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic dining experience!

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GregH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, food and wine. We will definitely be back!

JG
vipJerseyGirl
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu selections, food and service were outstanding. Especially enjoyed our fish entrees (panko crusted halibut, sea bass, magic mani). The delicious cranberry bread was offered over and over...we took advantage every time.
Service was efficient and well timed.
Delighted to discover this fine dining gem near the shore.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food quality and service has definitely gone down. We were 8 people celebrating a special birthday. We all had the tasting menu accompanied by the special wine tastings. The total bill was $2,348. Most times we could not hear/understand the girl describing the food. The desserts were, at best, uninspiring. Most food was ordinary and not presented in a manner reflecting the price. To acknowledge the birthday, one little candle was stuck in the not great little cake dessert. It was unceremoniously placed in front of the birthday celebrant and not acknowledged in any other way.
Money NOT well spent.

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vipDuncan
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined at Nicholas this past Saturday. The wine list was comprehensive, the bread was fresh and excellent, the minestrone was deliciously unique, the entrees' (especially the filet mignon) were sublime. Hard to find room for the exquisites desserts.

Definitely high on our special list!!

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RoseG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the tasting menu and it was spectacular. I do have to say I was running out of room to finish my food. It was wonderful. I am very grateful that we have a wonderful dining experience in our area. Thank you Nicolas.

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FrankM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. From the food to the waiting staff. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Hate to say it; but Nicholas is not what it used to be. I have eaten there numerous times over several years, but this visit was completely disappointing. A duck confit ravioli appetizer turned out to be tough duck dumplings with a cloyingly and nauseatingly sweet, thick cherry sauce and an overly salty filling. Panko crusted halibut was positively dry and paired with an overly rich creamy sauce and limp lumps of bok choy. The vanilla soufflé ($5 supp on an already $75 price fix three course meal) was more like a rubbery pile of meringue and paired with an odd pile of chocolate cake crumbs and a dollop of pear sorbet. Our waiter was uncomfortably pompous, and for a $20 a glass of champagne didn’t even fill my glass half way up, since he finished the bottle pouring my glass...and left it like that. The food was strangely conceived and mediocre, the noise level loud, the entire night an expensive bust. I will not be returning, and I wonder how long this restaurant will be able to rely on its previous solid reputation for fine dining. This experience, not fine at all.

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vipvidalia
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous birthday celebration with delicious food. Top selection was the fois gras with banana. Half of our party of four had the tasting menu and loved every single selection. The pot de creme dessert was wonderful. Recommend this restaurant highly. Only issue was we were seated next to a large group of young women celebrating a friend. They were quite noisy and loud. Other than that, this was a spectacular evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They should open the wine in front of you but.... nice place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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davidr
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black truffle menu... awesome!

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vipIkilope
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Simply awesome

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vipDoxelade
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our office holiday party at Nicholas. Hadn’t been there in a while. It was wonderful. The food, and service were all perfection! Cant wait to return!

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NJFANS
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly exceptional, but I would expect nothing less give the cost

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vipdiner
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST meal!!!

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johnr
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the NYC area. Impeccable service, astonishing food.

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vipJames
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I went to Nicholas for the New Year’s Eve price fix dinner. I had asked to be seated in the main dining room but alas I was put in the side room. The price fix was overpriced. I had the foie gras appetizer which was delicious but a confused presentation . I chose the suckling pig for my main course. I was disappointed. The dessert was good.

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