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160 State Route 35, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701-5908
+1 732-345-9977
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (28 reviews)
“suckling pig” (14 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
160 State Route 35, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701-5908
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dining at nicholas is best in the bar. Mostly same food but a dinner in the bar is about 25% less. And has got bread in bar versus cold bread in restaurant. Faux gras is great. Beats faux news from wh.

Thank LesterrTravels
Reviewed 4 May 2018

My wife and I were in the mood for a culinary adventure. We wanted to try dishes that were new to us and special. Well in thinking about where we wanted to go, the answer was simple-Nicholas. They had a special 4 Course Pasta Menu...More

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Four of us dined at Nicholas on a Saturday night. Started with Winter Squash Ravioli, Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, Brown Butter Sauce; Cavatelli Pasta, Pickled Enoki Mushrooms, Fontina Cheese; Pickled Heirloom Beets, Baby Kale, Goat Cheese Purée, Red Wine Sour Cherries; Wild Mushroom Soup, Tempura Mushrooms,...More

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The food is simply exquisite! Perfectly prepared fine dining experience with a classy quite vibe. Perfect for intimate special occasions. If I had to add some type of constructive criticism based off of my experiences I would say that I prefer to eat in the...More

Thank robbystenger
Reviewed 28 February 2018

I know people say this is the best restaurant in New Jersey, but I've been there twice and I disagree. The first time, the food and service were excellent but the portions were small, so my wife and I went again in 10/17. Our appetizers...More

Thank kjglenrock
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Exceptional Food and Service!!!! Bery nice wine list. This is an intimate while spacious restaurant with valet service. They also have a beautiful bar area with an impressive menu.

Thank Lateefa H
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Rated best restaurant in NJ for a couple of years. The dining room is formal and classic. The ambiance was mixed. I guess families like to celebrate a good birthday with children. The service was excellent and worthy of the best restaurants in NY. The...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Went here last night on a super super cold night. Place was busy. Once again celebrating my g/f's birthday. Last time we were here was 2 years ago. Place is still superb. Food and service were both excellent. Once again, they took special care to...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

Of course the food was exceptional as always, however after visiting here many times over the years, somehow Nicholas has lost some of it's "specialness". Attention to detail was missing.....candles on tables were not lit; some wall sconce candles were out; empty tables were not...More

Thank Jackie L
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Nicholas is definitely for special occasions. We had the tasting menu, and although $95pp, it was worth it. Each course was extremely flavorful, cooked well, and presented beautifully. You could clearly see the quality of the ingredients. I really enjoyed the set up of the...More

Thank aannnnaa2016
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2 October 2017|
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Response from WJC3 | Reviewed this property |
They have relaxed the dress code to business casual, no shorts but many guys will be wearing sport coats here without ties.
Roberta S
26 August 2016|
Response from LB-likes2travel | Reviewed this property |
Wish I could offer specifics, but we ate there only once & it was a few months ago. I recall that their online menu was pretty close to what was actually offered (not always the case), so you should take a look at their... More
Roberta S
26 August 2016|
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Response from theresaandjohnd | Reviewed this property |
I am SO SORRY to just be seeing this now! It is an American menu, steaks, fish, some pasta dishes. EVERYTHING is wonderful!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:30 AM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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