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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 - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Professionally Good!

Very festive atmosphere with patio, bar, and tables outdoors. TV and live music some evenings. Quiet indoors. Staff attentive and upbeat. Food very tasty. Great ambience!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
VictoriaDouglas
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Very festive atmosphere with patio, bar, and tables outdoors. TV and live music some evenings. Quiet indoors. Staff attentive and upbeat. Food very tasty. Great ambience!

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Mothers Day at the Stage House restaurant was nothing exceptional. I apparently thought it was a buffet when I made my reservations and found out it was a three course meal when we sat down, which disappointed me. I had the Salmon which was very good, along with mashed potatoes and asparagus The server, Patrick, was very polite and quick... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I have been coming to Stage House for many years. Now my children and their friends also come from time to time. While I wouldn't consider it a great restaurant, we have always enjoyed the "bar food" menu. Today, for lunch, the quality of the food was beyond sub par. When we brought it to the attention of Lauren, a... More 

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Garwood, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Tried this restaurant for the first time. Food was very good and service the same. My husband and I both had appetizers (Onion Rings for him&Guacamole and Chips for me.) Entrees of Filet Mignon and Chicken Cordon Bleu. My husband said his filet was not cooked to his order but he enjoyed it regardless. Restaurant setting is very Early American... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Was at a reception at the Stone House. The guests decided to keep the party going at the Stage House. Nice night, so we were able to sit outside. Good selection of appetizers, drinks and the service is attentive and quick. All in all and good visit. Maybe next time for dinner.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

I have been to The Tavern on many occasions. In the nice weather, they have a lovely outdoor eating area. Inside, a few years ago they transformed a smallish area into a great casual eating area with a very active bar crowd. Their burgers, sandwiches and entrees are always delicious. Service is efficient with most servers friendly and always very... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food was good but the service left a little to be desired. It was a little too slow for me. Also, the restaurant was crowded and we were seated near the bar and it was too noisy, I will go back because the food was good.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It's a bit of a fancy place. The food is well prepared and tasty, the service is nice and polite. It's an institution in town so if you live around here and haven't been, then it's time to visit.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My family and I eat here probably twice a month. The food is a little better than average. With that said though great place in the warmer months outside seating . Service is pretty good as well. I would say worth a try.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I loved the Stage House over the years but service is very unpredictable. Food is very good and the outdoor dinning area is a Scotch Plains institution. Service is the issue here. You never know what type of service you will get. Delays in drink orders, incorrect food orders, and long waits for everything is unfortunately the norm. It's a... More 

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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: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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?