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160 State Route 35, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701-5908 (Bt. Navesink River Rd & Pine Street)
+1 732-345-9977
Sun 17:30 - 09:30
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 09:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time going to Nicholas which has only three menus, a 3 course, 4 course and a vegetarian tasting menu. We opted for the 4 course and shared everything. Each course is paired with wine for an additional cost and there are two wine options. Everything, including the service was excellent and we really enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommend this restaurant... More 

Thank jesjas
Little Silver, New Jersey
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have eaten in the dining room about 8 times over the years and it is always excellent and once at the "chef's table" downstairs off the kitchen which was a unique and very enjoyable experience. We knew we wouldn't be able to get a reservation for a Friday night in April for dinner so we decided... More 

1 Thank WJC3
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I was excited to try this restaurant after hearing about it for years, but I was unpleasantly surprised. My husband and I ate there tonight for our anniversary and knew it was an expensive restaurant, but we decided to try it given all of the great reviews my friends provided. There are only 3 menus...a 3 course menu for $70,... More 

1 Thank jdfszoo
Monroe, New Jersey
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206 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was my first time eating at Nicholas, my wife had several times prior but not for a few years. Their reputation is very good and extremely tough to find a legitimate, poor review. Also it was my wife's birthday and we truly wanted a memorable dining experience. Thankfully we got it! When I called for the reservation, very nice... More 

Thank Garry O
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely! Always a wonderful experience. Food great. Wine great. Atmosphere beautiful. Service superb.

Thank Claudia H
New York City, New York
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888 reviews
604 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were initially very excited about getting the reservation for what looked like an amazing menu, but ended up being terribly disappointed with the tuna pop-up dinner. Service was excellent, as was the bread and wine. That said, (and this review is ONLY for the tuna pop-up), dinner was so disappointing. The spicy tuna "roll" was good but we felt... More 

Thank Sockster
Sea Bright, New Jersey
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This place is WAY expensive, but well worth it if you have the wherewithal. Great to celebrate a special occasion, anniversary, birthday etc...for couples. Don't bother bringing kids here. Enjoyed the bar scene while waiting for our table. Eclectic menu and uncommon food selection. I ate things I never thought I would, and it was all fantastic. A cheaper way... More 

Thank kmahon8642
Ocean, New Jersey
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here last night. Celebrating our 25th anniversary, we couldn't of picked a better place. Greeted warmly at the front door, we were seated immediately. The service was attentive without being overbearing. We had a choice between the three course meal or a five course tasting menu with or without a wine pairing. We chose the... More 

Thank jnvpulv
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203 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We did the tasting menu with one order of the Nicholas and one order of the Cellar wines. The cellar wines were expensive but also excellent. Every single food item we got was great. This is certainly worthwhile a repeat. But also do expect a pretty big price tag for this meal. For 2 people doing the tasting menu with... More 

2 Thank USABelgie
Red Bank, New Jersey
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I can see why Nicholas is a consistently written up across the state. We went for a birthday celebration, and they made it wonderful. service is top notch, friendly and efficient. Food was creative, presented beautifully. Prix fix has a lot of options. Gnocchi with pork ragu appetizer was so different and delicious. Cod, lobster meals were fresh and tasty.... More 

2 Thank Jessica G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 09:30
17:30 - 09:30
17:30 - 09:30
17:30 - 09:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 State Route 35, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701-5908
    (Bt. Navesink River Rd & Pine Street)
  • Public Transportation: Red Bank train station
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Red Bank
  • Phone Number: +1 732-345-9977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?