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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
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Sun 17:30 - 09:30
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 09:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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1 Thank jdfszoo
Monroe, New Jersey
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207 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 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 

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Rumson
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

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

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New York City, New York
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879 reviews
597 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 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 

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Sea Bright, New Jersey
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 

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Ocean, New Jersey
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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Thank jnvpulv
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198 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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 

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2 Thank USABelgie
Red Bank, New Jersey
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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2 Thank Jessica G
Middletown, New Jersey
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great food either in the dining room or at the bar. Try the price-fixe in the bar - changes daily with option to pair wine with each course.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

If you pick the right thing it is excellent, but I have had things many times that are just ok or good, but not great. Scallop app excellent Squash cranberry soup excellent Smoked salmon app good but nothing special Sturgeon excellent Duck very good Peppermint dessert excellent Suckling pig excellent Oxtail ravioli excellent Dark chocolate cheesecake very good Banana bread... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 09:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 09:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 09:30
Thursday
17:30 - 09:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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?