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The Stage Restaurant & Cafe

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30 Central Sq, Keene, NH 03431
+1 603-357-8389
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Keene, New Hampshire
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two weeks ago the weather forecast was calling for 10-14 inches of snow in our part of NH. My husband and I decided to go out for brunch anyhow, and when we found the restaurant we chose closed because of the weather, we walked down the street to The Stage. We were so glad we did! My Eggs Benedict served... More 

Thank maryanngnh
Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best bloody Mary's around. Eggs Benedict were delicious just the way I like them. Shared a dish of blueberry pancakes with my cousin. She enjoyed the blue cheese burger with sweet potato fries.

Thank prussellslack
Keene, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant but on this evening I ordered the pork dish which was wonderful. These atmosphere is upscale but comfortable, and there are always familiar faces. Wait staff were wonderful. A genuinely wonderful combination to create an evening that you will want to repeat.

Thank mjkkad
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall, good food and good service during brunch. Sure wish reservations were accepted for lunch though. It'd make an an option for business meetings to be able to reserve a table for a specific time rather than showing up and hoping for a table.

Thank Jaime D
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

The Benik family has found a way to provide excellent food for any appetite with first rate service and a nice pub atmosphere. Single women do not need to fear dining here. Whatever you order, -salad, sandwich or full meal, you will not be disappointed. And if you have room for dessert, ask if they have lemon meringue pie available,... More 

Thank Richard F
Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The Stage is a favorite for my family and we've been going there for decades. Sunday brunch, pasta night on Tuesday, or any time. Consistent, delicious, generous portions. A great menu including sophisticated sandwiches, salads and fine dining entrees all expertly prepared. Leave room for bread pudding, you will not be disappointed whatever kind you might try. Very few restaurants... More 

Thank sefcpa
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The menu at The Stage has always been one of the more imaginative around, especially when you include daily specials. Food is great! The bar menu is equally imaginative and drink specials are always very tasty and large. Service staff are friendly and attentive. They've recently expanded their space into the adjoining storefront and created an even better bar/restaurant combination... More 

Thank sdpowell1255
Brookline, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

My sister and I found this restaurant last week. Open at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, it served us very well. We had a delicious cocktail with citrus vodka, cranberry juice and rosemary. Yum We ordered two appetizers and salads. It was way too much food. The salads were crisp and perfectly dressed. The calamari with marinara was good, though... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderful review, we're are so glad you discovered us! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Cute restaurant right in front of town's gazebo. Steak was cooked correctly and ribs with Gouda potatoes was very good.

Thank intrepid411
Leominster, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Food is outstanding. Service is outstanding. Outdoor tables when the weather is nice. Its not a big place so make reservations or be prepared to wait. Bar area is small. Great place overall to eat. Medium prices. Entrees 18 to 28.. Sandwiches 10 to 15.

Thank Lori S

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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
  • 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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