Our Story


Lead Staff

Nicholas Harary

Melissa Harary

Kevin Koller

Kelly Kennedy
Pastry Chef

Edward Rasiewicz
Maitre D'

New Jersey's Premier Dining destination

Since the year 2000, Restaurateur Nicholas Harary and his wife Melissa have redefined modern fine dining absent of the big city. Located in Red Bank, NJ, Restaurant Nicholas has garnered some of the highest praises from all avenues of the food industry including; four stars from the New York Times, and a 29/30 in both food and service from the Zagat Survey (2005-present). In 2008, AOL named Restaurant Nicholas one of the top 11 restaurants in the country. From 2011-2016, Restaurant Nicholas was included in Gayot’s list of the Top 40 Restaurants in the US.

In addition to dining in the restaurant, guests enjoy visiting the namesake bar, Bar N, where bartenders serve signature martinis and meticulously crafted seasonal cocktails.



Reviews & Press

New York Times
4 Star Rating - "Extraordinary"

NJ Monthly
The 25 Best Restaurants of 2017

Top 40 Restaurants in the US 2016

Zagat Review
#1 Rated New Jersey Restaurant since 2005  FOOD: 28  DECOR: 26  SERVICE: 28
"The 51 NJ Restaurants You Must Eat at Before You Die" 

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