BREAKING NEWS: Nicholas and Agricola Win National Honors

In's new 2014 rankings, Nicholas in Red Bank was named one of the Top 40 Restaurants in the United States and Agricola in Princeton was named one of the country's Top 10 New Restaurants.

Congratulations to executive chef Nicholas Harary and his wife, Melissa Harary, owners of Nicholas, and to executive chef Josh Thomsen and owner Jim Nawn of Agricola.

Gayot, the dining, travel and lifestyle rating site, also named Sbraga in Philadelphia one of the Hot 25 Restaurants in the United States. Chef/owner Kevin Sbraga was formerly executive chef of Rat’s in Hamilton.

According to, "André Gayot, who with his friends Henri Gault and Christian Millau coined and promoted the term Nouvelle Cuisine in the early 1970s, has been directing sophisticated travelers to the world’s best restaurants, hotels, shops, sightseeing and cultural attractions for more than 45 years. His expertise provided a foundation for Gayot guides in the United States, beginning in 1981…Alain Gayot, André’s son, participated in the launch of the American guide book series and began researching ways to distribute the content electronically…Sophie Gayot, André’s daughter…is in charge of the public relations aspects of the site and is always traveling between Paris and Los Angeles."

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