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Stage Left

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5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903
+1 732-828-4444
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“lamb chops” (2 reviews)
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
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5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here on a last minute night. Glad we stopped in. Good Food, Great Staff, Great wine selection!!!

Thank JPatte201
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm really serious. I've been to both. SH85 has good food and a terrible experience (see my review .... despite the $100 a person tab, they'll shove you out the door like Mickey-D's. Stage Left, on the other hand, is beautiful, caring and a great...More

Thank calvino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here yesterday to celebrate my son's graduation from college. We were a party of 20 so they gave us a private room called the Wine Library. Where do I start... The room was beautiful, the service was impeccable and the food was fantastic....More

Thank MGCBloomfield_NJ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a number of times, since visiting new family at St Peters. Service is exceptional and food is as well. Steaks and Lamb Chops are great but don't forget the appetizers....All Good Paige, the bartender , is extremely helpful and capable.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, super service, great wine list and drink menu. Very well managed restaurant. Small bar area, $$$.

Thank Raymond R
Reviewed May 10, 2017

There's a reason Stage Left is consistently rated among the finest eating establishments in NJ - they get it all right: food, service, ambiance. We were lucky enough to "win" dinner for two at State Left from a charitable organization (which already tells you about...More

Thank beardocnj
Reviewed April 29, 2017

When we arrived we were given the warmest welcome. The decor was lovely and the staff were very attentive. We stayed in New York and after hearing great reviews we decided to take the train out to experience this restaurant for ourselves. The journey was...More

Thank vwclassicsimportsltd
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Very nice, cozy restaurant with great food and fabulous service. A bit pricey but for a special occasion worth it. We went before theatre and all staff were very helpful to ensure that we were in and out in plenty of time to catch the...More

Thank TSD51
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

In town for a business trip and was here with a large group. The service was excellent and the food very good. Highlight was the coconut sabayon... to die for ! Recommend.

Thank Spaciecadet
Reviewed January 13, 2017

First visit and brought a local client here for business dinner. Selected this place as it was most upscale in the area and had good reviews. Upon arrival it appeared very promising: excellent ambiance, coat room, staff that were perfectly prepared in every way, cozy...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Marion W
Would like to order a gift certificate for my son and his friend who are going to see "Meatloaf" at the State Theatre on Mon. Nov. 8th - am I able to do this by phone if I give them cr. card# - and will they send the gift cert. to me.
October 17, 2015|
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Response from Cat326 | Reviewed this property |
i haven't done this personally, but i do believe that option is available. They are very accommodating
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 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: +1 732-828-4444
  • E-mail
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