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The Stage Restaurant & Cafe

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30 Central Sq, Keene, NH 03431-3707
+1 603-357-8389
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Athlone, Ireland
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in early in the day to book a table luckily as it was very busy when we arrived. We had a very attentive waitress There was a great choice on the menu at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend this place. $160 for 4 people with drinks.

Thank Theresa O
Mashpee, MA
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sidewalk seating outside and larger than it looks inside. Service was very good. Food was good, but their rare steak was medium rare. They offered to try again, but we declined as it was a good cut of steak

Thank CapeCod96
Boynton Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped into this restaurant after a long day of traveling and were pleasantly surprised. The soup special,cacwonderful, fresh seafood chowder was one of the best I have ever tasted. I follwed with the curried cashew vegetable pita, which was a perfect accompaniment, and my husband had the Brooklyn burger,chick was delicious.

Thank Ejbern
ebenik, Owner at The Stage Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your dinner! More 

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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Consistency is the "hallmark" of the State Restaurant in my opinion. My wife and I have been going to the Stage for years. We typically celebrate our anniversary (45 years and counting), birthdays, etc. there. The food is always good, the prices reasonable and we get to see so many of our friends. It's kind of like the Cheers of... More 

Thank angusnh
ebenik, Owner at The Stage Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the excellent review! More 

Oakville, Canada
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118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended all around, the place was quite pleasant, with great service. I found my steak to be a little on the tough side, but the sides and sauces were quite pleasant, though under-seasoned. Most certainly a very nice night out!

Thank FrequentEater666
Stockbridge, GA
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223 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting family in Keene and took everyone to Stage for Sunday brunch . The food was so good! I had a delicious omelet. Hubby and grand daughter had wonderful waffles . Grandson and daughter had eggs Benedict. I highly recommend this restaurant for breakfast!

Thank LarrJann
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633 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server was pleasant and efficient. The oatmeal was very good and came with fruit and granola. It was just thick enough and not at all gluey. The waffle was generous and good. They have maple syrup both real deal and not. The ambiance is nice but the lighting is a bit dark for my taste. Very clean restroom. Note:... More 

Thank travchef
New Milford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone here several times. The food and service is always good. It's our first choice when we are in town.

Thank Mark H
ebenik, Owner at The Stage Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Mark, we look forward to serving you again when you're in town More 

Grants Pass, Oregon
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this is restaurant after discovering only Vegan restaurant in area was closed Saturday & Sunday. (Sigh.) Exceptional servers, very clean. Lovely outside eating area as well as spacious inside. Rob had great ham & cheese omelet, which was served with English muffin, along with great fried potatoes. He was very happy! I had their fresh fruit bowl (nice assortment... More 

Thank Sandis415
Keene, New Hampshire, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I wanna dress nice and get great brunch or dinner, this is the place to go. Food is legit, drinks are on point, and the wait staff is pleasant and well trained.

1 Thank Aaron S
ebenik, Owner at The Stage Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Aaron for the great review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Central Sq, Keene, NH 03431-3707
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
  • Phone Number: +1 603-357-8389
Family run business, Chef owned and operated for 34 years

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?