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The Stage Restaurant & Cafe

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30 Central Sq, Keene, NH 03431
+1 603-357-8389
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Family run business, Chef owned and operated for 34 years

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  • 115
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 6
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brunch at the Stage

This review is for brunch on Sunday, have not been to dinner yet. Excellent food for brunch. I had the corned beef hash and eggs with poached eggs; the hash is their own homemade hash which is very good. My boyfriend got the diamond steak and eggs which he seemed very pleased with. We both thought... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Kristen M
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New Hampshire
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New Hampshire
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This review is for brunch on Sunday, have not been to dinner yet. Excellent food for brunch. I had the corned beef hash and eggs with poached eggs; the hash is their own homemade hash which is very good. My boyfriend got the diamond steak and eggs which he seemed very pleased with. We both thought the toast was delicious... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Our go to restaurant every time and love the noisy atmosphere. We always see people we know. Bartender Sue is amazing. I like to put together a bit of this selection and a bit of that selection and the Chef is always obliging to my requests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had a delicious dinner here. It was busy when I came in around 8 pm on a Thursday evening, but they were able to seat me within about 5-10 minutes. I had great luck with one of the specials; duck in a pineapple glaze. Wonderfully crispy meat cooked perfectly! The glaze had some hot flavors to cut the sweetness.... More 

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Brookline, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

When we first came to Keene we really liked the creative menu at The Stage, but more and more often we found ourselves avoiding it because it is SO LOUD and impossible to hold a conversation over dinner. I found it curious because a "full house" doesn't necessitate the volume --- we realized it when we went a few doors... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

So far we have eaten at Luca's, Nicola's and this joint here in Keene. This joint is as good as either of the other two. I had the NY strip steak, very nicely grilled in a haunting sweet yet "steaky" type of a sauce. The other in my party had the carbonara which was delicious. Portions are goodly, the food... More 

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We stopped by for lunch based on TA reviews and were not disappointed! The brooklyn burger was AMAZING, but absolutely enormous, and the sweet potato fries were great and perfectly fried. The chicken salad was also good and the local NH beer (stoneface) was excellent. The service wasn't great but not terrible. Overall a great recommendation!

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New York City, New York, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Very popular place for lunch, with seating outside in season. (Arrive early if you want to get a seat outside.) Absolutely the best Reuben that we have had in New Hampshire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A friend told me to check this place out when I was in Keene. It is phenomenal. I was disappointed that the special of the day, the steak tips, were all gone by the time I sat down at 7:30, but the braised short ribs were off the chart. Served over perfectly cooked beets. I finished off with the coconut... More 

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Swanzey, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I've been going there for years. Family run & owned with top quality food and atmosphere. Great for a family outing, time with friends or a couples night out. Also great for businesses. If you dine solo, you won't be disappointed either.

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Sanibel, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had a really nice dinner sitting outside, lots to look at, very good service and the food was delicious and generous. We took lots home for more enjoyment. Over all, a very delightful experience. We look forward to the next time!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Central Sq, Keene, NH 03431
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
  • Phone Number: +1 603-357-8389

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Family run business, Chef owned and operated for 34 years
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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