The artistic centerpiece of the main dining room is a large fiery chandelier designed by Belle Mead Hot Glass. The project was completed in 2006 and was a collaboration between Nicholas Harary, chef and owner of Restaurant Nicholas, and Robert Kuster of Belle Mead Hot Glass. The chandelier is back lit so that warm light is diffused throughout the dining area which compliments the serene atmosphere of the room.
Belle Mead Hot Glass was asked to complete a second project for Restaurant Nicholas. Three ceiling plate displays are in production now. Each piece will measure 6’x10′ and when completed will be comprised of about 120 individual plates. This piece will most likely be installed within the next three months.
Since 2000, Restaurant Nicholas has been one of the premier restaurant destinations in America. With his no-nonsense approach to New American cuisine, Chef Nicholas Harary and his wife Melissa have redefined modern fine dining absent of the big city. Located in Red Bank, NJ, an hour south of New York City, 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. In 2011 and 2012, Restaurant Nicholas was included in Gayot’s list of the Top 40 Restaurants in the US. Restaurant Nicholas is currently celebrating its 12 year anniversary and has achieved nationwide recognition for its carefully crafted menus, exquisite cuisine, hospitable service and décor. 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.