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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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5:30 pm - 11:00 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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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
went for the burgers

I had heard that Stage Left was voted as having one of the best burgers in NJ, so I had to check it out. The atmosphere was lovely - we chose to sit outside, which is great for people watching. We didn't seem to have a server, as there were a few people who came to give water, give bread,... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Matanda28
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Somerset, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Somerset, New Jersey
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135 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I had heard that Stage Left was voted as having one of the best burgers in NJ, so I had to check it out. The atmosphere was lovely - we chose to sit outside, which is great for people watching. We didn't seem to have a server, as there were a few people who came to give water, give bread,... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had our sons graduation party here for 14 people. Firstly, the service was awful. It took forever to get each of our courses. It was taking so long between courses I asked the server to just bring ice cream for dessert and we were in a rush. We had two young grandsons with us. Even with this understanding it... More 

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Paris, France
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

amazing food, amazing cocktails and amazing welcome. place is very nice too :) a must do . excellent wine list too

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East Brunswick, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We think so, but others have their own opinion. Only available at the bar which is small. The rest of the food is also quite good and service generally pleasant and efficient.

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Maryland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went for a graduation dinner. Very pricey, but very good food and excellent service. Good for a celebration or a fancy night out.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Ambient atmosphere with the most promising narrative presentations of the menu offerings I have ever heard roll from the tongue of our waiter. At the end of his presentation, we were salivating in anticipation of the most sumpteous meals ever prepared on this side of heaven. What we received were dishes prepared in hell; everything was over cooked and uninspiringly... More 

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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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
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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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Helsingborg, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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Additional Information about Stage Left

Address: 5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903
Phone Number: (732) 828-4444
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: French, American, Eclectic

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