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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
160 State Route 35, Middletown Township, Red Bank, NJ 07701-5908
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had dinner at Restaurant Nicholas last night. The food was very refined and delicious. Whether it was the scallops appetizer, or the poached halibut, or the braised short ribs or the poached lobster, or any of the desserts, each dish was refined...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Fletch1946
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Needed a special location to celebration our anniversary and after numerous searches of the area we chose this. Reservation was done on line and very simple. Arrival and seating was quick. Our table was in nice corner with little traffic. I could write on and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Had a quick bite at the bar. The duck was great, cooked to order perfectly. The scotch and bourbon selection is great, as well as the wine list. Fast, friendly, and knowledgeable service. Valet service is a nice perk, available even on weeknights.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We were recently treated to an evening at the Chef's Table. This was a first for us and we found it quite interesting. The kitchen operated like a well-tuned machine. Don't fool yourself, this was nothing like Hell's Kitchen. Everything was under control, even assignment...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CArOlT4242014
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I'm really confused as to how Nicholas gets such huge reviews. We've dined there on several occasions and left underwhelmed each time. Eating at the bar is the best option but I have never had a good experience in the dining room. The last time...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great place for any special occasion, very classy quiet and amazing food , anything you want ... they are truly their to please. Once you go there you will know this is now your favorite restaurant !

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank friedland682018
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We ate in the bar. Except for one of the deserts everything was very good. Service was friendly and excellent. I would eat here again on a special occasion. For 2 with drinks and tip, $80 - $100 per person would be what I would...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank L B
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, wine and service,great place for couples and families, I spent with my fiance wonderful evening :)

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Ola W
Reviewed 24 June 2018 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.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank charlesd288
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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, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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