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5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903 (George Street)
(732) 828-4444
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on my own after flying in from Europe. I was tyred but wanted to have a quick byte. I got a nice table outside, ordered a very tasty mushrooms & onions dish as entree and steak as main dish. Both were very nice dishes . The cuisson of the steak was perfect, the serving went quick. Th wine... More 

Thank Vince816
Cranford, New Jersey
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

My family and I went here for our second time for my moms birthday and it somehow managed to be even more incredible than the first time we were here! Our waiter reallllly knew what he was talking about and gave spot on recommendations. This place is worth every penny, perfect perfect perfect for special occasions! The menu is full... More 

Thank Justine G
Metuchen, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

First time here and it was for a performance and dinner. There is renovation going on turning the space back to an art gallery plus the restaurant. Atmosphere was not disturbed. The food was tasty however it leans to steak so non steak options were limited. While there was plenty of servers there were some details missing proper knife to... More 

Thank Lynn M
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1,359 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Along with Keens in NYC our choice after a nationwide quest to find the best steakhouse our very top choice. We've visited many of the respected Mealtime.com's Top 50 Steakhouses in America, including the top, 2nd, 4th and 5th best. Stage Left must be discovered by steak lovers. Its co-owners Marc and Francis run it and Ira upstairs' sister bistro... More 

Thank Richard C
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We have heard about Stage Left, so during restaurant week, we decided to try it. The appetizer dumping and grilled baby octopus were good, dinner's flat iron steak was good, but the Silverfin fish was too dry and too sweet. The major problem was the service. Our waitress did not show up to tell us about the menu for a... More 

Thank Bonnie T
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171 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

This was a memorable experience. Three of us shared what was one of the great steak meals I have eaten. We had the Tomahawk Rib Eye which was served an a sizzling plate. The meat literally melted in the mouth. The sides of Brussels Sprouts and Truffle Mashed Potatoes were perfectly cooked. The prices were high but well worth the... More 

Thank TrickyPerth
Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dinner for our anniversary. One of our favorite restaurants. Excellent food, service and best wine list in NJ.

Thank Frederick S
Hudson, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

We had dinner at Stage Left after attending my brother-in-law's graduation from Rutgers at the State Theatre. The service was professional, and our service person was exceptionally knowledgeable concerning their extensive wine selection. There are two menus: one with various dishes, and a second that offers selections of various meats. My wife and brother-in-law each ordered the filet mignon, and... More 

Thank brown2349
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

Definitely a great dining experience. Food is fantastic. Selection is huge. Quality is great. Good wine selection at decent prices. Excellent specials

Thank Ed R
Somerset, New Jersey
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

My wife and I went here to eat after viewing a show at the State Theater in New Brunswick. We did not have reservations but they did find an open table in their outdoor sidewalk area. Great. The menu was offered to us and the pricies took my breath away. We skipped the appetizer and just ordered the entree: smoked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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: (732) 828-4444

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