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The Stage Restaurant & Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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30 Central Sq, Keene, NH 03431-3707
+1 603-357-8389
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Brookline, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I found this restaurant last week. Open at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, it served us very well. We had a delicious cocktail with citrus vodka, cranberry juice and rosemary. Yum We ordered two appetizers and salads. It was way too much food. The salads were crisp and perfectly dressed. The calamari with marinara was good, though... More 

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ebenik, Owner at The Stage Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review, we're are so glad you discovered us! More 

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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Cute restaurant right in front of town's gazebo. Steak was cooked correctly and ribs with Gouda potatoes was very good.

Thank intrepid411
Leominster, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Food is outstanding. Service is outstanding. Outdoor tables when the weather is nice. Its not a big place so make reservations or be prepared to wait. Bar area is small. Great place overall to eat. Medium prices. Entrees 18 to 28.. Sandwiches 10 to 15.

Thank Lori S
Orange, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

So nice to see tge changes made....bartender very sweet talking with us....food was great and might be the first place to not charge extra with sweet potato fries....made us feel very welcome

Thank jhkruns
Keene, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The French Onion Soup is on par with the best I've ever had. I also recommend the Steak Morgan. And weekend brunch is always fantastic.

Thank johnrN7682GL
Keene, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Heard alot of wonderful reviews about this resturant so I wanted to give it a try. I went for lunch with a coworker and we sat outside since it was incredibly dark inside and the seats were really close together. I like people but not eating with a ton I don't know.The waitress was pleasant, the food was broughtnout within... More 

Thank Dandygirl41
Athlone, Ireland
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We called in early in the day to book a table luckily as it was very busy when we arrived. We had a very attentive waitress There was a great choice on the menu at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend this place. $160 for 4 people with drinks.

Thank Theresa O
Mashpee, MA
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Sidewalk seating outside and larger than it looks inside. Service was very good. Food was good, but their rare steak was medium rare. They offered to try again, but we declined as it was a good cut of steak

Thank CapeCod96
Boynton Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped into this restaurant after a long day of traveling and were pleasantly surprised. The soup special,cacwonderful, fresh seafood chowder was one of the best I have ever tasted. I follwed with the curried cashew vegetable pita, which was a perfect accompaniment, and my husband had the Brooklyn burger,chick was delicious.

Thank Ejbern
ebenik, Owner at The Stage Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your dinner! More 

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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Consistency is the "hallmark" of the State Restaurant in my opinion. My wife and I have been going to the Stage for years. We typically celebrate our anniversary (45 years and counting), birthdays, etc. there. The food is always good, the prices reasonable and we get to see so many of our friends. It's kind of like the Cheers of... More 

Thank angusnh
ebenik, Owner at The Stage Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the excellent review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Central Sq, Keene, NH 03431-3707
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
  • Phone Number: +1 603-357-8389
Family run business, Chef owned and operated for 34 years

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?