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Reviewed May 30, 2020

Last night I had one of the best meals of my life from Stage Left/Catherine Lombardis and then I repeated the experience tonight. Having eaten in some of the world's finest restaurants from NYC to Milan and Florence and Tokyo, I am stunned at the...quality provided as takeout here in New Brunswick. The wild boar bolognese with tagliatelle, I have enjoyed previously but this time it was extraordinary. And I will add that my wife found the lamb osso bucco delicious, as well. Some people remark about the prices, but considering the superb quality and that one "serving" provided a substantial dinner for two nights (my wife actually had enough left for lunch after two dinners) their food is remarkably well priced.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

Can't talk about prices because I was at a dinner party and not responsible for payment. The hors de ouevres that were passed were delicious. The filet mignon was excellent--i don't know what it was charred with but the crust was fabulous, as was the...spicy sauce it was served with. It was cooked a bit over the ordered medium, but still very good. The sides served family style were overcooked. Dessert was also fabulous.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed good food at hefty prices on everything . The service was sub par as I waited for a cocktail , and had to call attention to our needs more than once . We told the staff we had a play to attend in...two hours . It made no difference as when it finally was time to ask for coffee there was no time left . We had to leave . I feel that when dinner for 4 costs $360 with a $39 bottle of wine you should be getting extemely attentive service. Sorry , not the case . We shall not return .More

Date of visit: November 2019
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FrancisS1670, Owner at Stage Left Steak, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2019

Hello BlockParty, I responded to your private message. I didn't realize you had posted a public review as well. We're very sorry you had this experience. It's my intention to try to make it right as best I can. We come to work every day...More

Reviewed October 26, 2019

My wife and I had a nice dinner last night at Stage Left, right before a show at the State Theater. The location is great. The service was impecible. The bread, great. The "Not Your Mom's Grilled Cheese" was extraordinary. The sunchoke soup was good...and unique. And the chocolate and peanut butter pie was incredible. But the measure of any steak house is the steak. My wife got the flat iron steak... I got a strip steak, and we shared. The steak was good. But, frankly, I've had better ... and I have made better myself. It was what I would consider a good $100 meal ... unfortunately, the bill came to $200 plus tip. It was very good, but not good enough to justify the high prices.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 1, 2019

The atmosphere, staff and steak were great. The cocktail sauce for the shrimp cocktail left little to the imagination. Guess we are used to having horseradish in our cocktail sauce and this literally tasted like ketchup. The gratin potatoes were so salty and the bottoms...were completely black. Otherwise very nice.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

The restaurant is close to a hotel we like to stay in when visiting the area. The atmosphere of the restaurant, with both inside and outside dining areas, is quite nice. The service is very good - the staff is attentive and helpful. We split...a tasty Caesar salad and decided to also share a steak. HOWEVER...the steak (we ordered a strip steak for two...was not very good at all. The outer coating was black and charcoal consistency. The steak was so chewy that we could chew it for flavor but had to spit out the meat itself. Whipped potatoes were exceptionally good and, in hindsight, we perhaps should have simply ordered potatoes!!! DEFINITELY NOT worth the money we paid for our meal.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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FrancisS1670, Owner at Stage Left Steak, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2019

Hello Oxbmom, I have read your review and I'm sorry to say you were right. It seems we got a few strip steaks in that shipment that were not up to our standards. We are used to people in the dining room raving about the...More

Reviewed September 8, 2019

A friend celebrated his 80th birthday there recently. The restaurant area generally is very nice (with outdoor dining available), but anyone who goes should ask to see the wine room, which is amazing--beautiful room with an amazing variety of wines. The steak was one of...the best ever (and I live in New York) and service was excellent. What's not to like?More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

Stage Left Steak is a great dining experience. The food, the wine list, the knowledgeable & gracious service and 2 terrific owners in Mark Pascal & Francis Schott. You are always in for an enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

recently visited State Left and was pretty impressed with the new menu. The food was unbelievable. For appetizer I had the escargot which was deliciousl The steaks were cooked to perfection. Almost everyone at my table ordered the steaks except for myself I got the...scallops which were also perfectly cooked. For drinks, I love Aperol and they have this drink called "Parasol" which if you are an Aperol lover you need to have it.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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FrancisS1670, Owner at Stage Left Steak, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Even though we are Stage Left Steak, we take as much care in our fish and vegetable (and snail) dishes as we do in our steaks. The Parasol was invented in our sister restaurant, Catherine Lombardi, 15 years ago...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019

Good location, took a while to get seated but staff were good. Went for a Valentine's dinner with my wife. The steaks were very good and they have a good wine, beer and spirits menu.

Date of visit: February 2019
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FrancisS1670, Owner at Stage Left Steak, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Thanks for your kind review. Sorry we got off to a slow start on Valentine's Day. We'll try to get out of the gate faster next time. Warmly, Francis

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