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Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Ranked #18 of 168 Restaurants in New Brunswick
Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: George Street
Transit: The restaurant is located a few minute walk from the New Brunswick train station, on the New Jersey Transit - Northeast Corridor line.
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English first
San Diego, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Came here for my anniversary. I'm sure the staff thought my girlfriend and I were 14-years-old the whole time but they still treated us like the adults we are. The food was very expensive but so worth it. It's a nice place with good atmosphere, not the type of place where you throw on jeans and a t-shirt just to... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Booked this restaurant for New Year's Eve. It's quite an expensive and the food was all right but only all right. Several dishes arrived warm rather than hot. Service was brusque bordering on rude and the bill was plonked on the table before being asked for and without the offer of coffee or liquors. All the waitress was concerned about... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The restaurant is expensive and has a great reputation. We were there on New Year's Eve and that may have had an effect on our meal. It was good, not great - and I expected great. The entree was way too spicy, which is a trick restaurants use to cover up an average meal. On the plus side, everyone we... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We meet friends from Northern Jersey for dinner in New Brunswick (halfway) a few times a year and this is one of the spots that we hadn't tried yet. The setting is quite nice - upscale and comfortable. the service was hit or miss. At times attentive, at times not so much. We were really intrigued by the cocktail menu... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We have dined at Catherine Lombardi in past occasions and have always been pleased. Our dinner last week was again unforgetable, the wine selection is excellent, the calamari was tender and great flavor as was the chicken scarparielo, shrimp scampi over basil fettuchini. Athough all were excellent... the dark meatballs are heavenly. Their service staff is profesional and friendly

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York, PA
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123 reviews 123 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We made a reservation. The restaurant requests a credit card and they charge $50 if you cancel before a deadline. For New Years we didn't mind this. The first thing I noticed when seated was there were several Fortuny Lighting Fixtures in the ceiling. I knew from building a home, these were over $2000 each. The banquet was plush and... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Catherine Lombardi - CL for short - is the place that I gravitate to for just about any occasion. When you walk in you are greeted by sounds of sinatra or Louis Armstrong, alternatingly soft and swinging, creating a lovely ambience for dinner or drinks. There are 2 fireplaces at either end of the dining room which add to the... More 

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Driftwood, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My co-worker and I were looking for a place to get a drink and a bite. It was super windy and cold. We saw this place and had to try it. The wine list is a book, so be prepared. The service was great and as far as the food, we had the cheese plate and it was perfect.

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Eastern US
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The staff are very good and helpful and the menu interesting with fresh, home made dishes (e.g., home made pastas), and great sauces. The wine list is quite extensive, but expect to pay at least twice retail for any bottle you choose. Very good selection of wines from across the world.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Catherine Lombardi Restaurant is a surprising find on the second floor on a busy corner in New Brunswick, NJ. It turned out to be a classic Italian restaurant with very professional service from host to food runners. Eggplant parmesan, often an over-promised under-delivered specialty, was done perfectly. Similarly the salads, fried calamari and veal marsala were excellent. Service was very... More 

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Additional Information about Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

Address: 3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone Number: 732-296-9463
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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