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5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903 (George Street)
+1 732-828-4444
17:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
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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New York City, New York
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 

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 29 August 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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1,357 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 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

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?