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Stage Left

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French, American, International
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
High End, High Quality, High Priced

Great high end resturant in the NYC steakhouse style. Typical steakhouse fare with daily specials, and regular entree menu with a wide variety of selections (i.e. fish, duck, pasta, etc.). Great wine list and excellent attentive service with a very high end feel, fireplace, wince bar, etc. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 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 4 days ago NEW

Great high end resturant in the NYC steakhouse style. Typical steakhouse fare with daily specials, and regular entree menu with a wide variety of selections (i.e. fish, duck, pasta, etc.). Great wine list and excellent attentive service with a very high end feel, fireplace, wince bar, etc. Very expensive however, even by NYC standards.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bar area is very tight but service was good. I will go back at some point to try the food. Very conveniently located next to The State Theater (thus the name).

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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149 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To me, there is nothing like a great burger, Stage Left has an outstanding burger. The combination of great meat and aged cheddar made this one of the most flavorful burgers ever. The bartender (Paige) was wonderful ; she was knowledgeable, friendly and personable. If the burgers are this good the steaks must be also; a return visit is on... More 

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Matawan
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We tried Stage Left for a post New Year's dinner. The quality of the food and service were excellent! However, beware being seated in the 'wine library' -servers reached around us 3 times to retrieve bottles and once asked us to move so they could use a ladder to reach a requested bottle. If we asked to be seated in... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

High class food. Fantastic inventive chef. You could cut the filet with a fork. The best scalloped potatoes and mushroom side dishes I have had. Great wine list. Cheese plate and prochutte were fabulous. Who could ask for anything more.

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

I had heard a number of people rave about Stage Left, so I took my wife for dinner. The wine list was extensive, and had a lot of wines I hadn't heard of before. The server was very knowledgable, and helped us get a good bottle. Based on the good suggestions on wine, we ask for suggestions for dinner. This... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I have to admit I miss the podcasts the owners used to do each week. However, whenever I'm in Manhattan I do my best to train it from Penn Station to New Brunswick & then Uber home! I think renovations are planned soon. The cocktail list is smart and sassy & the menu allows you go the seasonal degustation route... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Have been to the restaurant several times. The food is delicious and the wine selection vast. I think that I might have had the best burger I've ever had there in their bar.

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Cranford, New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The food and service was incredible. Our waitress really knew what she was talking about and was incredibly helpful with everything from drinks to entrees. The wine was exceptional as was the appetizers. To be specific, if you can order the steak sampler if it available or one of the Wagyu steaks for an entree- you won't be dissappointed. In... More 

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Thank Justine G
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Our server had the personality of a tree. He was horrible. I waited an hour for drink. I ordered the burger which had great reviews. First of all it didn't even fill the roll which it was served on. I ordered medium which I usually get my steaks medium rare, but ground beef medium to be safe. My burger was... 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, International

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?