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Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

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3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (George Street)
The restaurant is located a few minute walk from the New Brunswick train station, on the New Jersey Transit - Northeast Corridor line.
732-296-9463
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great high end experience, but limited menu

Very nice seating area on 2nd fl overlooking downtown. Standard menu is very limited but each dish is well prepared. Great service and large wine selection, mid to high range prices. Worth a tray and a night out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
travelengineer2013
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Paramus, New Jersey
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Paramus, New Jersey
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice seating area on 2nd fl overlooking downtown. Standard menu is very limited but each dish is well prepared. Great service and large wine selection, mid to high range prices. Worth a tray and a night out.

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Tucson
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sad to write these words, but after visiting for over 10 years with and without clients, and spending a significant amount of money there, it has been too uneven for me to return. I would rather spend the same money at Due Mari a few blocks away, where the service is always reliable, or to Panico's, which is... More 

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Thank NineRavens
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying this was far from my first visit to this restaurant, but it was also not a good experience across the board. The service was very detached, unprofessional, and disjointed. The food was OK, although the salads were disappointing. I have had the same salad on numerous occasions and this one was just not up to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Dined here alone during a stay in New Brunswick. Staff were very welcoming. The restaurant has a cosy atmosphere that makes it great for a special occasion without being overly formal. The food was excellent. Attentive wait staff without being intrusive. Wine was very good also. I would recommend booking as the restaurant seemed very busy each night of my... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The is one of the better restaurants in New Brunswick, and they are proud of it (the prices prove it). My dinner her was a family event, and it was perfect for the whole evening. All drinks are made from scratch, and every food item was fantastic. To top it all off, the service was great. If only the prices... More 

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73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Let's start with the good, the room is beautiful and our service was excellent. The food on the other hand was overpriced slop. Spedini was marinara sauce with a few pieces of anchovy thrown in, no capers, no finesse to the sauce which should be a garlicky anchovy and caper sauce, no tomato. Too much bread for the small bit... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Excellent fresh mozzarella-still warm when served! Good service! Accommodating. Balsamic dressing on salad was very tasty too!

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Clark, New Jersey
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

And when I say, not good enough, I mean not good enough to return. Third visit to this restaurant with a span of many years in between. First time, for a special occasion date, my future husband and I were not impressed. Second visit was better, with our adolescent child this time. Nice. Last night with our college-bound son, was... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Visited this restaurant during restaurant week in July 2015. The menu selection was plentiful and every item we tried was delicious and prepared just right. The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable to make good wine recommendations. We had restaurant week pricing although it would be worth the splurge when you have a special occasion to celebrate or just... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey
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390 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Last time I ate here I thought it was ok and not worth the price. This time it was much better, but one must be prepared -- it is still very expensive. The room is very nice and we had a window table, which was very nice. The service was very good and attentive. The wine list is still overwhelming,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    (George Street)
  • Public Transportation: The restaurant is located a few minute walk from the New Brunswick train station, on the New Jersey Transit - Northeast Corridor line.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: 732-296-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?