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5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903 (George Street)
+1 732-828-4444
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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143 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Windham, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 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 fireplace in the corner, comfortable seating, exquisite decor, etc. I was satisfied with my choice... More 

1 Thank Matthew S
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant recently expanded and renovated ( not that it needed it ) and the bar area is more comfortable. The new dining area is very cool with bar wood and some interesting designs. Of course, the service is impeccable. My friend and I are vegetarian and Stage Left is very meat oriented but amazingly as always, a vegetarian can... More 

Thank leah262
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Service was amazing. We sat in the wine area. Which was so quaint. Be prepared pricey! I loved it! 😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄

Thank Del W
Long Beach, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Lovely ambience, but generally not a very creative menu and generally not a great value. We had a group business meal in the "exclusive" wine cellar, which, while certainly having wine bottles on the walls and being in the cellar, smelled musty and unpleasant, and included a lot of random storage: basically like eating in the restaurant's basement. The Wagyu... More 

Thank evanembee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My wife and I had dined at this restaurant multiple times, and always enjoyed it. We decided to have our wedding ceremony and dinner here, and it was absolutely wonderful! The staff was excellent to work with, especially Alex, who coordinated everything for my wife and I. He had great suggestions and insight for us during our multiple meetings in... More 

Thank Jordan K
Warren, New Jersey
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Stage Left was a fabulous hole in the wall. No literally! We entered the long staircase and found a lovely little door to no where. Adorable bar area, great waits, Tommy's the man Z and delicious nibbles.

Thank AprilfromJersey
Howell, New Jersey
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I made a reservation using Open Table but got the date wrong -- it seems to assume you can plan ahead and defaults to tomorrow's date when making the reservation -- but they found us a table for 5 anyway and without fuss. Excellent food, definitely focused on cooked slabs of meat. I had the wild boar chops while others... More 

Thank JerseyShoreWill
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

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 1 September 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 

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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
US$ 41 - US$ 80
American, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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

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