We were all set to eat an early dinner at the bar at Nicholas last night when, on a whim, I found out they had a table available in the main room. It's been a while since we ate there so off we went.
First observation - $59 for either the 3 course or the Garden 4 course meals is a bargain. We were stuffed by the time dessert came and overstuffed afterwards.
Second observation - All the small details are there. From the bread to the service to the take home sweet loaf at meal's end, it was all top notch.
Third observation - The food is every bit as good as it ever was. The amuse was excellent and the sunchoke soup, the foie, and the Dover Sole were as well. Big props for a different dessert in the French Toast also.
All in all, I don't see why they have gotten some negative reviews lately. I can't think of any better way to spend $60 on dinner.
160 Hwy 35, Red Bank, NJ 07701