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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Consistent

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
123franz
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 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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Port Deposit, Maryland
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Second visit - this time for dinner. Parking lot was full but we were seated right away in the main dining room. Salmon was cooked perfectly - moist and tender. Asparagus was a little overdone. Good draft and bottle beer menu. Good service. A popular local place that is a little off the beaten path but worth a visit.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this restaurant is great for lunch and dinner. Located in an old stagecoach tavern, the rooms are all different from very cozy to large. Food is very good and reasonably priced. Their burgers are great! The staff are very friendly and attentive. Love it!

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Scotch Plains,New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Food is now merely ok. Portions are smaller,more likely that your French fries are cold, staff not as attentive. My expectations may be high because for several years the place was great. It's still pretty, with a pleasant suburban crowd of locals. But it seems to me that it started slipping around the time they opened their second resturant. I... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

My local favorite! A lot if choices, great filet. Nice atmosphere. Love the decor and charm. Great for family dinners .

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Fanwood, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place was an old stagecoach stop. The ambiance is really nice. We were seated in a room with a fireplace. Food is good and reasonably priced. I come here often for good food and company. Highly recommended!

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Clinton, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were here last week for a party of 9 family birthday party. It was very nice. We were seated in the older part of the building in an upstairs room at a large round table. We had our own server who did a great job. Everyone chose items from the dinner menu and enjoyed the food. I had a... More 

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Cranford, nj
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great pub atmosphere. Sat in a semi private room with a large party. Food is very good. Nice specials. Great drinks. Fun time with friends and family.

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Verona, Nj
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The food is very good and the atmosphere is a lot of fun, classic rustic. The regular menu is good, but our favorite is Monday, all you can east Ravioli. They have multiple kinds in multiple sauces, and the combinations are wonderful. Great for a couple or a group.

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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

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?