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“Great Time” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Stage House Tavern

Stage House Tavern
366 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 (Formerly Stage House Inn)
908-322-4224
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front Street
Transit: Fanwood TrainBus – Corner of Park & Front
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.
New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

The food was very good. The bar area was a little loud. But that's what you get on a Friday night. The steak was excellent. The server Brianna was fantastic. The best in house. Got what I needed before even asking.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
“maybe it's better in the summer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

In my opinion the reviews of the Stage House are overly positive. We were there with a group of six and while nobody complained nobody praised the place or the food either. They offer a limited number of beers on tap and food that you'd expect to get at Applebee's. Not that Applebee's is bad, it just not what I'd describe as excellent or even very good. The decor is ok and I can see how it would be nice to hang out in their patio area on summer nights, but in January this place is the definition of average.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“the stage house is the standard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

spring, summer and fall the Tavern's outside venue is awesome. The inside bar and restaurant area are also very comfortable. If you're looking for a bar scene this place can really get jammed with ages ranging from 21 through 50's and they also have bands certain nights.

There are 2 areas for dining the Tavern and the Stage House. Both are excellent...one being more casual and one elegant.

We go here often and have not been disappointed.

Visited November 2012
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Northern, NJ
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

There are probably better places out there but the free summer bbq cannot be beat. Food off the regular menu is good too. Plus, you are eating in a building that is more than 200 years old. As a local, I love having this place in my town. It's one of my favorite places.

Visited August 2012
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very nice comfortable restaurant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

This is an old stage house stop with food like Fridays. It was built in the 1700's. Service very nice.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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