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Restaurant Nicholas

160 Rte. 35 (Navesink River Rd.) Send to Phone
732-345-9977 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Big city manners and professional service at this sophisticated restaurant.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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Restaurant Nicholas, Red Bank, NJ

Restaurant Nicholas Restaurant Review

: Nicholas Harary and his wife Melissa, who sharpened their restaurant skills at Manhattan establishments such as Jean-Georges and Tabla, grace New Jersey with a very fine dining experience: a blend of sophisticated surroundings, professional service and remarkable food. Dishes arrive in dramatic fashion, under silver domes removed in tandem with a flourish and a reminder of the innovative components: "Madam, your Vidalia onion soup, bourbon Brie fondue and mushrooms." "Sir, your roasted Long Island duck, and grit and confit cake with cherry jus." The menu is seasonal so expect the best products the time of year has to offer. You may encounter butter-poached lobster with lobster-clam chowder and cheddar biscuit; filet mignon and brown butter bordelaise; and a corn and citrus cake with blueberry ice cream. Menus are prix-fixe; choose a three-course menu, the four-course garden (vegetarian) menu, or the six-course chef's tasting menu. A chef's table located in the kitchen accommodates four people. Small plates are available on the "bar menu." From personalized, spot-on wine recommendations to the elegant farewell gift bag containing freshly baked banana bread, dining at Restaurant Nicholas is an unforgettable occasion. Nicholas Harary also created Nicholas Wines, a retail online wine store that ships nationwide.


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