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“Total disappointment”
Review of Stage House Tavern

Stage House Tavern
Ranked #3 of 112 Restaurants in Somerset
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: THere are two Stage House Taverns = same ownere. One in Scotch Plains, NJ is on tripadvisor, the Somerset one is not.
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Total disappointment”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Went to Stage House because of good reviews from friends of the new location in Somerset. What a waste of time and money. Went for a late-ish dinner on Sunday night. The place was relatively empty. Had to ask for a waiter and everything else. The waiter we finally got was inattentive and unobservent. Best food was a chicken ceasar wrap. My beet and goat cheese salad was disgusting to look at - tasted like it was recently unfrozen. Onion soup was lukewarm. Husband's shepherd's pie - a special - was adequate. For such unacceptable food it was hard to believe how long we had to wait. Obviously the Scotch Plains location's favorable ratings have moved to Somerset.

  • Visited January 2012
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English first
Princeton, NJ
Level 5 Contributor
25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Place!!”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

What an addtion to the area----they have great service, good food, and the atmosphere is super. A great place to go in good weather as they're outdoor seating area is super!

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3 Thank BigA63
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Franklin Park, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great place to eat!”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Stage House Tavern has a great happy hour every day. There are $2.00 bar pizzas during the happy hour and drinks are reduced in price. The bartenders are very friendly and attentive. Have also enjoyed the fish and chips and the salmon dinners. Good atmosphere and service is very good.

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3 Thank Helen G
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great new go-to restaurant!”
Reviewed November 21, 2011

Just came back from my third time at Stage House in the last month -- every time has been great. Casual, delicious food with very friendly service and excellent management. Every time a manager has stopped by to see how everything is. Tried different food each time and have not found a weakness. Ravioli Monday is delicious. The mussels are great. So is anything made in their wood burning oven. It is so difficult to find a restaurant with both great food and great service at reasonable prices. This is it!

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank laurirosenthal
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Somerset, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lively atmosphere and good food.”
Reviewed October 17, 2011

It was nice to be a part of the many patrons at this restaurant. There was a lively atmosphere and good food. The patrons were all ages, young and older. The bar was busy and a bit away from the dining area so it wasn't too noisy. The clientele were not rushed at all. The drinks were a bit pricey but good. I had the fish which was ok, my husband had the steak which could have been more tender. The prime rib was a nice size and done very nicely and the hamburger was rather good. The vegetables were tasty. We would go back. The Villagers theatre was very close and so this restaurant would make a good choice for before theatre dinner or after theatre fare.

  • Visited October 2011
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3 Thank proofforu
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