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Stage Left

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French, American, Eclectic
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5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903 (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) 828-4444
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great!

Top notch steak with a top notch date in a top notch place! I'd recommend it to anyone looking to impress a new love interest!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Tobe L
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

I asked for a medium cheese burger, the meat came out RAW! Sent it back, came back Medium RARE with a chunk of unmelted cheese on top! The steak fries tasted as if fried at least three times...and were beyond "crispy" with no taste other than that of the oil. No salt on the meal...if you ask for salt you... More 

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staten island, ny
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

we had made reservations for a pre-show meal. we surprised to find that it was truffle season in the south of France, so we were treated to a fabulous meal with truffles included in every dish. the fois grois melted on the tongue. the truffle ravioli was outstanding. the sommelier was so knowledgeable that our wine pick turned out to... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I ordered a hamburger well done. It came very rare and I sent it back. The waiter brought it back cooked until it was black and totally dried out - on the same soggy roll. Really gross and I could not eat it. The bill came and included the charge for the hamburger. I said that I would like to... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Food: The food is really good, well prepared and an imaginative menu. I had the duck breast that was wonderful and surprisingly reasonably priced (see below). Service: The serving staff appears to be for a different planet than the kitchen staff. Uninterested, underdressed, inattentive. Such stark contrast to the quality of the food. Prices: The prices are quite steep, even... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We stayed coming here several years ago when they made the list for best burger in NJ. It is absolutely worth the trip from bergen county down to new Brunswick hands down. The restaurant itself only serves the burgers in the bar area. I would not recommend any kids as the menu is not kid friendly at all. The burger... More 

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Top notch steak with a top notch date in a top notch place! I'd recommend it to anyone looking to impress a new love interest!

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My wife and I had tickets to a comedy show at the State Theater in New Brunswick. We made reservations for dinner close to show time as the theater is a few yards away. We ordered cocktails to knock off the chill from walking to the restaurant. Our drinks were expertly prepared and quickly consumed. We had reviewed the menu... More 

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new york
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is my 3rd time at Stage Left. I have always thought this to be 1 of NJ's best restaurants....but I will need to reevaluate after my last visit. The wine-list is of course exemplary. Menu had Steak, Chicken, Fish & Pork. The pork-belly appetizer was excellent. But, the Chicken & Sea-bass were dry. The wagyu steak was not as... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We visited with another couple after the NJ Symphony on a Sunday evening. It was very quiet which we liked because we wanted to talk. The wait staff was indifferent although trying to be upscale. Knocked over a wine glass and then gave us an after dinner drink which my friend and I couldn't stand. Minimalist food - quantity and... More 

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Sea Girt, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Horrible experience. Arrived at 5pm, had an appetizer, then waited an hour for the entree. Was told by waiter, entrees will be up in a few minutes. Ten minutes later, the manager/owner told me numerous customers showed up at once - of course they are right next door to a theater with a show that evening. Then I was told... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903
    (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) 828-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, American, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?