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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 60
    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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Still the best meal in New Brunswick. Beautiful atmosphere, attentive and professional wait staff. Our scallop and corn appetizer was cooked perfectly and an amazing taste combination. The duck breast with blackberry, and rack of lamb entrees were equally delicious. Somehow found room for the banana split dessert, served in a salt bowl, which created a wonderful taste combination. Can't... More 

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Woodstock, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent food while seated outside on a wonderful summer night. Everyone was polite and aimed to meet our needs. I recommend it for an excellent meal.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

After one of our best ever NJ meals last night at co-owned Catherine Lombardi upstairs, our curiosity took control and we dined here. It was the equal, smaller but still full menu with with a little more diversity, both 3-Star quality in all respects Food, Decor and Service. The $69 bone-in filet, BBQ Pork Belly and other innovative dishes were... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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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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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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, International

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