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Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

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3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903 (George Street)
5:00 pm - 2:00 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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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for work dinner. Different from the sports bar style restaurants that are more common in the area. Good food and service - not much else to add!

Thank Sajal S
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with 5 other business colleagues for a dinner on a Wednesday night at 6:00. The place was not busy and we were seated right away. We did get a nice large round table which was great for conversation. We ordered some wine, iced tea and hot tea for drinks. The hot tea was really neat--served in a little... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Team meal at this restaurant, staff very friendly but on the ball and very professional. Food was excellent would visit again

Thank abitheblue
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was amazing but the service was terrible. We were here for almost 3 hours. Food good but probably won't return.

Thank Matan O
marco island, FL
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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197 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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?