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Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

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3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903 (George Street)
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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marco island, FL
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner at Catherine Lombardi located on the second floor overlooking the square on Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ near the theatres. The service was exceptional, the menu varied and our selections delicious! The atmosphere was quite cozy with fireplaces and a beautiful bar. I loved the pick your own antipasti - the portions were gigantic.... More 

Thank csja
manalapan, nj
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner. First of all service was fantastic and the staff were extremely friendly. Food was delicious and very nice size portions. We had the fried calamari and stuffed zucchini flowers. The zucchini flowers were the best I've ever had. For dinner, my boyfriend got the lasagna and loved it. I had the... More 

Thank runnernic
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Lovely place for a romantic dinner. Wait is not too long even without a reservation. Parking can be a problem on the nights and weekends since it is located directly in downtown New Brunswick. Would recommend.

Thank RutgersPrez
Monroe, New Jersey
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193 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The food is well prepared and delicious, great staff and in particular the bar. Super bartenders! It's also only a few feet away from the State Theatre, dinner and rush right next door for our show, couldn't be better, loved our date night out!

Thank GOMonroe
Cape May, New Jersey
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Everything about this restaurant was wonderful. The food was delicious,prepared elegantly and reasonable. We booked the dinner for 10 for our grandson's graduation from Rutgers and they thoughtfully gave us a big round table. Service was great as well

Thank Lynnie B
Torrance, California
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is a very interesting place. Definitely upper end. I have been here multiple times. The wine is over-priced but there are 1 or 2 moderate cost selections. However, on 2 of 2 occasions I ordered the low cost wine, it was sold out. I think the low cost is a 'bait and switch' and the low cost wine is... More 

Thank Ed R
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful meal in a beautiful atmosphere. Although we weren't in a hurry, the hostess and server both inquired whether we had theatre tickets to ensure we would not be late. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and in suggesting a wine. We chose the cheese flight as an appetizer, then Caesar salads, with eggplant parmigiana and tortellini with... More 

Thank Christopher B
Hillsborough NJ
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Kind of pretentious and overpriced, very slow service, got the feeling from the staff that they would rather not be bothered

Thank Jim G
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Great decor and atmosphere to bring a date. The bar offers a 1oz pour of extra special spirits on Thursday evenings. The food is very good and the wine selection is very good.

Thank 14brow
New Jersey
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

I've been to Catherine Lombardi several times over the last few years (and twice in the last 6 months) and it's always excellent. The most recent time was a Friday night in mid-March. We had reservations, but arrived early and sat at the bar for a bit before being seated (our choice). The two bartenders were friendly and helpful...and made... More 

Thank J H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903
    (George Street)
  • Public Transportation: The restaurant is located a few minute walk from the New Brunswick train station, on the New Jersey Transit - Northeast Corridor line.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: 732-296-9463

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