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The Stage Restaurant & Cafe

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30 Central Sq, Keene, NH 03431-3707
603-357-8389
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Family run business, Chef owned and operated for 31 years

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Food - Bad Service Ruined it All

We visit this spot a few times a year while traveling for work. Normally it is consistent and reliable for a good dinner at a reasonable price for the area. However, this past time we visited, I called to make a reservation as I normally do for their Tuesday pasta night. I said 6:30 and the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Ldc6
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Nashua, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nashua, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We visit this spot a few times a year while traveling for work. Normally it is consistent and reliable for a good dinner at a reasonable price for the area. However, this past time we visited, I called to make a reservation as I normally do for their Tuesday pasta night. I said 6:30 and the response was "we aren't... More 

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Hinsdale, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have not been to the stage in years but they have a solid reputation for good food and service but not exciting.

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Clearwater, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were very impressed with our Saturday night dinner here on a cold winter night. We were visiting the town for only one night and a few people around town recommended the restaurant. It was our last night of a 12 night New England visit and we were looking for a strong end to our trip. Needless to say my... More 

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ebenik, Owner at The Stage Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal at the Stage and thank you for a great review! Hopefully you are back in some warmer weather! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We enjoyed saying here. The food was tasty and the service was solid. Both everything was great. The turkey was a little blAnd. The seafood chowder was terrific as were the appetizers we tried. Wid certainly go back. A nice place right in the middle of town.

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Middle Village, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Stage Restaurant is centrally located in the downtown area. We were seated at the front of the restaurant, where our view was limited to the window (a nice view of the gazebo) the entryway (which was pretty drafty on a very cold winter's evening-although they did try to block the cold with heavy velvet curtains), and the tables to... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant a couple of times when in the Keene area and they haven't disappointed. Their prices are very reasonable. Their onion soup is delicious as well as their entrée specials. They offer a great selection of specials as well as other menu entrees. If you're in the area - try this place.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here for the first time and it was very good. The restaurant is located in the old town square across from the gazebo. We sat near the window to have a nice view of the square. Our waiter (Jimmy?) was very friendly and upbeat. We had a simple dinner of sandwiches and beer which was quite good.... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have been an occasional patron of The Stage for many years and suggest that when you are in downtown Keene you plan to have your lunch or dinner there. The food is always delicious and the portions generous. The restaurant is fairly intimate, closed on Mondays, and usually full of local customers. They have pasta and other specials on... More 

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ebenik, Manager at The Stage Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, we always love to hear from our customers. I would like to make one correction though, we are not closed Mondays. We are open 7 days a week, with Brunch on the weekends. We look forward to seeing you again soon on your next visit to Keene. More 

Wayland, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband and daughter came back here for lunch with friends on the drive back home from Vermont. The bloody mary is delicious as is the Brooklyn burger that comes with pastrami! The kids pasta with red sauce is pretty yummy too. We will definitely return here!

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stopped in during the Pumpkin Fest in Keene had a lovely time so when we came back to the area in Dec. we knew where one of our pit stops would be. Sue was working the bar that nite and made me a killer Candy Cane Martini. We didn't have time to eat but next time I promise a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Central Sq, Keene, NH 03431-3707
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
  • Phone Number: 603-357-8389

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Family run business, Chef owned and operated for 31 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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