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“Good food and service” 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.
Tintern, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a good meal here. It was a Monday and the place was packed, but they were able to seat us quickly. They offer a few different dining options including the outside bar and BBQ. We ate in at the tavern and were served a pleasant meal. Between us we had steak, scallops, chicken and tilapia, all of which were good.
The place has changed a lot over the past few years and no longer strives for the high end fine dining that it was rightly famous for. The place is now well frequented by more middle of the road clientele who seem to be very regular attendees. The atmosphere inside and out is quite jolly, even buzzing, and on the whole I think the new paradigm works for the restaurant and the customers.
I think we will be back

Visited June 2013
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Scotch Plains
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187 reviews 187 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Great Burgers and pasta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This Inn has served the area since colonial days changing and evolving to stay current. Although we were disappointed when we lost our reliable white tablecloths fine eatery, we have come to appreciate the Tavern as a great place for burgers or comfort food any night of the week.....however, beware Fridays and Saturdays as it is it only very crowded but also likely to have live music which just increases the decibel levels. If you want a quiet romantic meal, this is probably no longer the venue for you....

Visited May 2013
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new york metro
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“when you're searching for food, and a cool atmosphere , try it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We needed a place to get some food and drink on a Saturday night after checking out a local music venue. A friend told us to try the Stage House, and sure enough we were glad we did. Very cool atmosphere it being a place where the stagecoaches used to stop. Varied in the choice of, the bar, the dining room, and the tavern where live music and folks rockin and rollin abound.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fanwood, New Jersey
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“Don't go for the food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Definitely not impressed with the cuisine. The summer atmosphere is fun with the outdoor patio, but the restaurant did not impress us. Live music at the bar inside is nice but the dance floor area is small and it gets loud. I recommend the place for a drink but not for the food.

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edsion
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“OLD STAND BY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Looks like the changed the menu from an ecclectic expensive menu to more broad appeal with lower prices, smart move in these times. good pub food with seasonal items

Visited February 2013
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