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Stage House Tavern

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366 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 (Formerly Stage House Inn) (Front Street)
Fanwood TrainBus – Corner of Park & Front
908-322-4224
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Description: Three dining options: First, The original StageHouse Restaurant, offering...
Three dining options: First, The original StageHouse Restaurant, offering fine dining in an elegant county inn setting. Built in 1737 this historic inn boasts many small dining rooms with a fireplace in each room. The Stage House Restaurant offers an ala carte menu every day. Next, The Tavern at the Stage House, which serves up Rustic American fare in a more casual setting. Newly renovated with a new 35 seat bar, a cool little club house and the best Burger in Town. Lastly, The Patio at the stage house, which is a huge outdoor bar and dining room offering either menu. Reservations are only accepted for the fine dining restaurant, the others are first come first serve.
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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great neighborhood place

The Stage House Tavern is a great local place for a drink or meal. The menu is fairly extensive, with options available for many restricted diets. The burgers are popular, as are the ravioli, of which there are many types. I'm particularly fond of 2 salads. The 1st is Sesame Glazed Salmon Salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bonnie A
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Stage House Tavern is a great local place for a drink or meal. The menu is fairly extensive, with options available for many restricted diets. The burgers are popular, as are the ravioli, of which there are many types. I'm particularly fond of 2 salads. The 1st is Sesame Glazed Salmon Salad over mixed greens, with almonds, mango, carrot,... More 

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Thank Bonnie A
Morristown, New Jersey
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Loved the food, service and ambiance. Wish it could have been less noisy but would still go back since everything else was good.

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Thank barbara r
Union
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bar for this restaurant is located in a building that was once a barn. There are three levels. I suggest getting a table on the second floor in the barn along the rail balcony. The food is very good. Ranging From typical tavern fare to more robust entrees. We had burgers and pasta and a guacamole appetizer. All were... More 

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Thank ddogmay
New Jersey
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good drink, big outdoor patio area. Summertime Pay-What-You-Want BBQ is hard to beat!! Pay what you want for outdoor BBQ, get a gift certificate to their indoor restaurant for the amount you pay! It is a win-win!

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Thank Sean S
Ocean, New Jersey
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I came here for happy hour with friends and find myself revisiting often. The happy hour value is good - they have a $2.00 bar pie and reduced price wings, chicken strips, onion rings, etc on the bar menu. Tini-Tuesday is amazing for reduced price specialty drinks. But I started exploring the menu and they have some amazing entrees. I... More 

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Thank MaryLouise53
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The restaurant never fails to deliver tasty food, reasonably priced, and elegantly prepared. The wait staff are attentive, and the hostesses always greet you with a smile. The Stage House is a neighborhood place, and I usually run into someone I know. The tavern offers live rock & roll music from local musicians on Friday and Saturday nights - always... More 

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Thank raelynne38c
Chester, New Jersey
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71 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Large place and a crowded Saturday night. Had to wait about 10 minutes past our scheduled reservation but not bad considering the large crowd. Service was prompt and courteous. The food was very good and just about what was expected. It can be a little loud depending on which room you are seated in. A nice restaurant that we will... More 

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Thank Carl G
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Much of the food here is good, and some of it is outstanding. The short ribs are great, as is the pork chop. Burgers are very good, although the sauces on them are just mediocre. Great pumpkin cheesecake.

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Thank S S
Mountainside, New Jersey
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

The old stage house was a gourmet restaurant with a tasting menu that left you going for pizza after you dined! For a few years now the place is "pubbie" with live music on weekends and all you can eat ravioli Mondays. The restaurant doesn't do anything special but nothing is bad either. Good bar with outdoor dining in the... More 

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Thank Dr261
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

A comfortable albeit loud restaurant that has the best burgers. They are very accommodating with substitutions and the results are always on par!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 366 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 (Formerly Stage House Inn)
    (Front Street)
  • Public Transportation: Fanwood TrainBus – Corner of Park & Front
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Scotch Plains
  • Phone Number: 908-322-4224

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

Three dining options: First, The original StageHouse Restaurant, offering fine dining in an elegant county inn setting. Built in 1737 this historic inn boasts many small dining rooms with a fireplace in each room. The Stage House Restaurant offers an ala carte menu every day. Next, The Tavern at the Stage House, which serves up Rustic American fare in a more casual setting. Newly renovated with a new 35 seat bar, a cool little club house and the best Burger in Town. Lastly, The Patio at the stage house, which is a huge outdoor bar and dining room offering either menu. Reservations are only accepted for the fine dining restaurant, the others are first come first serve.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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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?