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Stage Left

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American, French, 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 - 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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

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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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Milltown, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There is always something new for me to try and the quality is always superb. The drinks arent bad either! ;)

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I were taken to Stage Left by her brother and his wife as a late wedding gift. We were visiting from Virginia. The night out at Stage Left was unexpected. The ambiance of the place is upscale yet relaxed. We actually had our meal outside, where any attire is permitted. Neither my wife nor I had packed... More 

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Eastman, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stage Left, by now, has become for us the first dinner on our way from Eastman Québec to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We go down taking our time in three days. We go back in two. We stay at the nearby Hyatt, reasonably priced, and within walking distance from Stage Left, so named, because it is next to... More 

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White Plains, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The good was over priced and not all too great. The staff kept spilling drinks and bumping into people. They tried being polite but seemed very unprofessional for the expensive place that it was.

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edison
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Morel mushroooms in a perfect sauce and Jamon Iberico (sliced razon thin) to start, followed by a perfect Wagyu skirt steak delivered to the table on a raging hot block of Asian salt (yeah, cook it as you like it right there!) wrapping it up with robust coffee made our anniversary celebration special. We've been to Stage Left a few... 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: American, French, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
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?