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Orders are available for pick-up at Restaurant Nicholas at 160 Route 35 South Red Bank, NJ 07701 during the following times:

Monday: 9:30-3:30; Tuesday – Friday: 9:15am – 9:00pm; Saturday: 11:00am – 9:00pm; Sunday: Closed

Perfect Backyard Burger

Perfect Backyard Burger

Perfect Backyard Burger

Fire up those grills and make yourself Chef Nicholas’s Perfect Backyard Burger!


  • 65/35 ground beef (no less than 70/30)
  • Butter toasted brioche buns
  • Caramelized onions
  • Smoked gouda cheese
  • Thick cut bacon
  • Special sauce-(I can’t tell you everything….)


  1. Ground beef has to be no less than 70/30. For family meal at the restaurant, I special order 60/40. Any good butcher can prepare it for you. Honestly, I’m not even sure why they put out 90/10. News flash, burgers are not really good for you no matter what, so enjoy as them a treat, the way its supposed to be.
  2. Don’t make your burgers to big- 2 oz for a slider or 4 oz for a regular. Its a burger not meatloaf on the grill.
  3. Butter your buns & toast them before you put the burger on them.
  4. Use a really good cheese, but for god sakes, don’t use blue cheese.
  5. Assemble your burgers with the toppings that you’ve made for your guests otherwise they will probably just put ketchup on them. You’re the cook, not them!

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