Stages at One Washington
Stages at One Washington

Stages at One Washington

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.stages-dining.com/
  • Phone: 6038424077x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Evan Hennessey
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Stages at One Washington Team also runs Flavor Concepts Catering which provides catering services above all others. Please visit www.flavor-concepts.com to view our catering options.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Most of our dining events are in the evening making parking fairly accessible. Parking is available in any spot around the mill after 5pm. Additionally, there is metered street parking that is available in the front of the mill building which is usually available and free in the evening. The parking lot across the street from the mill building is no longer available at any time for parking.
A word from Stages at One Washington
Stages at One Washington provides an upscale, unique, and enjoyable dining experience to guests. The kitchen is headed by Chef and Owner Evan Hennessey, who is an award winning chef with experience working at some of the country’s top restaurants. The cuisine is Progressive New England, as the food is sourced from a network of local farmers, foragers and fishermen. Stages offers nightly tasting menus with beverage pairings, and the menu changes frequently to keep pace with local farms, so check the website for the current menu. The restaurant is reservation only and typically limits its nightly seating to the 8 seats located in the kitchen. Stages also periodically offers theme dinners and popup dinners which tend to revolve around a specific inspiration for the event.
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Stages at One Washington reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.9
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (11)special occasion (11)notable wine list (9)romantic (7)neighborhood gem (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Most interesting restaurant in NH
    joshVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Stages is one of our two favourite restaurants in New England. It's a unique experience which we highly recommend to foodies. Stages is very small, only eight seats which are located in the kitchen where you interact with the chef while he prepares your meal. The menu is highly innovative and it varies every day depending on what's available. We've been to Stages twice and we found it to be exceptional both times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food -- small portions
    bbny
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I loved Stages. The food as carefully designed with interesting local ingredients. The tastes were novel but not too exotic. The food quality was high and it was fun watching the chef prepare the food. There was a couple who went often. Apparently they have themed dinners in he off season. I'd love to return. The food portions for me were fine but for someone with a larger appetite, I'd just say don't go hungry. Go for the ambiance, the wine and the tastes. I was pleasantly satisfied and did not feel like I ate a 10,000 calorie meal -- which is great for me. However, beware. Divine wine choices and wine list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tiny portions
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    There was hardly anything to eat. The portions were simply skimpy. The food was good, not memorable. The chef is a pleasant man. But there is no excuse for not serving a decent portion.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sublime!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Chef Evan is masterfull! His cooking is beyond first rate. His use of ingredients is inspired. And then his recommended wine pairings are exquisite, and occassionally surprisingly so. He is the best Chef we have encountered in the Northeast or short of a three star Michelin restaurant. This is the place to go for an outstanding culinary treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Wedding Anniversary
    GSDNAPLES
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our visit to Stages was absolutely outstanding in every sense. The very special attention provided by Evan and his staff made all aspects of our visit quite unique and Truely memorable. The care and quality were obvious in every.detail, I recommend a visit most highly!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best eating experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    A truly unique and delicious meal. Like sitting in on a Food Network show. You and your friends sit at a counter overlooking Chef Evan's beautiful modern kitchen set in an old mill building. The prix fixe menu at $40 is an outstanding value. Each dish was outstanding. You watch the painstaking preparation of each course and Evan explains the ingredients and how each is sourced and prepared. We had a group of four, so we ordered each of the options for each course and shared so we got a taste of everything. My only regret was having to share the short ribs because I really wanted to eat every morsel of that dish.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jazzed
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Amazing food that will have your taste buds at a heightened sense of awareness and exploding in delight. We opted for the wine combination selected for each serving and enjoyed tasting new wines from around the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RedMooseVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A fabulous meal, great experience!!! Nothing like this has ever been in Dover - and so hopeful that it will succeed and remain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nana
    Nana
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is a price fixed resturants with a set menu. The food is imaginative, well prepared and as delicious as it looks. Chef Evan is a delight and willing to answer questions about some of the more unusual items on his menu. Will definitely return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • big85buckeye
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Truly a place to expand your dining horizon. Chatting with the Chefs lets you open areas of food preparation and variety you never realize existed. I now "experiment" with foods and condiments and combinations that vastly expend my dining preparation. Meals are now new adventures, not a chore!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 42 reviews are from the Stages at One Washington reviews archive.
  • A Special Occasion
    Bill
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our experience was wonderful. I recommend the experience highly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A One of a Kind Experience
    frogschool
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    My wife is a farmer and phenomenal cook and as a result delicious meals made from the freshest incredients are a standard for us. Far too often when we eat out, we come away feeling like we would have had better food at a far cheaper price by just staying home. This was not the case when we recently ate at Stages to celebrate our 29th anniversary. Sitting in Evan's kitchen, watching him work, and eating his amazing creations was like nothing we had ever experienced. His knowledge, creativity, and obvious joy of food were a delight. We ate foods we did not even know were edible including mugwort, solomon seal, and red clover flowers. He even created a special course just for us to honor our anniversary. A truly unique experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Unique experience.
    dining2bestfriends
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    It was a unique experience watching the chef prepare our food. He explained all the choices beforehand and we made our 3 course choices before he started the preparation of the food. He then prepared the food and presented it very artistically. He explained in detail how the food was prepared, what ingredients went into making it and how some of these ingredients were made. We had the wine paring with our meal which we enjoyed very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal menu
    mainegirl
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Our experience was with the French Laundry menu and wine pairings. It was exceptional from appetizer to dessert. The preparation and presentation was superb. We felt like we were in Yountville, CA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding find
    Nightout
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Stumbled across this outstanding restaurant, lived in Dover my entire life, thought I kept up on what was here, I was pleasantly surprised to find such a fine dining experience, we will defiantly return to this hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • excellent evening out
    foodie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My husband and I loved dinning at Stage One. Chef Evan made some great dishes and it was fun to watch him cook. We enjoyed the intimate experience - it was like having a chef come to your home. I highly recommend this as a fun evening out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique experience
    beorn
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Stages is a restaurant that serves 6 to 8 guests a fixed four-course menu. The two cheeks are the entire staff- they serve and cook in front of the guests who are seated at a bar around the kitchen and watch as dinner gets made. There were two options for each course so my wife and I managed to try everything and can confirm every dish was creative, harmonious, attractive, and delicious.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Truly Unique Experience
    Jake
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    It is hard to know where to begin when giving praise to, Executive Chef and Owner of Stages at One Washington, Evan Hennessey. This restaurant is a vehicle for many of his passions; community, food, family and customer satisfaction. Anyone that is fortunate enough to experience a dinner at the chef's table of Stages will leave having been entertained and educated in the joys and challenges of a socially responsible restaurateur. This is not the place for someone looking for a meat and potatoes meal but rather those with an adventurous palate and an appreciation for fresh, locally grown ingredients served in the most extraordinary ways. Congratulations Mr. Evans on a life well-lived and thank you for a truly memorable experience.
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Amazing experience
    bjh1459
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The food is a delight to the eye as well as to the palate.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Truly outstanding food in an intimate setting. They only sit six customers a night along a counter/bar at the edge of the kitchen. You are right there watching everything the chef and his assistant are doing. No wait staff, no Maitre d. Just two guys that are dedicated to their craft. And they are good at it. I suggest you go with their wine pairing selections. Superb!!!!
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    Fit For Foodies
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  • A must
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Best dining experience I've had in New England. Hands down. I'm from NY and big into the foodie scene; this restaurant is comparable to the best in NY.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not deserving of the hype nor price
    Diners
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Surprisingly disappointing; it just wasn't anything special. Nothing jumped off the plate and made us want to come back. Sure, dishes were creative & looked good on the menu but were unimpressive on the palate. We expected a memorable experience but less than 2 weeks on I don't even remember what we ate. It was Restaurant Week so we got a better deal but it was still WAY overpriced. The microscopic portion sizes were expected (grabbed a slice of pizza after dinner) but the unremarkable food wasn't. Even if Stages' prices and portions we equal to, say, the Orchard Street Chop Shop or Patty B's we would't return because the food at those other places (and more in Dover) makes us crave it. Stages' food didn't, and we are surprised.
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  • Never again !!
    StacyN
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This was a total let down!! service was sooo bad 5 of us started laughing about it. She had no idea About the menu items then gave the wine for the pairing 30 mind before that course was ready. Reservations were At 7:30, did not walk out until 11:15... That is litterly how long it took and the food was not worth the time And money none if us said we would go back or recommend it.
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  • Fabulous food, astonishing
    Kiddo
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Fabulous food, astonishing presentation, works of art and the flavors, just superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chic Gourmet in an Old Mill
    thanks4cooking
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    If you haven't experienced an evening at Stages, well you simply haven't experienced one of the most memorable dining events of your life. We had a fabulous time at the kitchen dining bar watching Chef Evan Hennessey and his sous chef prepare 4-courses of artfully presented and delectable plates paired with wonderful wines suggested by our host. This was our third time at Stages and the experience of dining with a small group in the kitchen was so much fun we will sure to be back again. We've dined in high-end restaurants in NYC and in Boston and for certain, Evan can compete with all of them. Stages is a great value and a truly memorable place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection!
    Karen4VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Pre-fix chef's table is such a wonderful concept. 8 lucky diners each evening get to sit in the kitchen and watch the three chefs create your dishes with expert precision and gorgeous plating. The combination of flavors and textures on each plate are an explosion on the palate. Foodies need to try this place! It really makes one respect the amount of work that goes into the plate! Reservations necessary.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    joshVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Stages is hidden away on the third floor of a converted mill, if it weren't for Open Table we never would have found it. This is a restaurant that's strictly for foodies, it's very small, only eight seats located in the kitchen. The menu is prix fix and changes depending on what's available, for example i had the razor clams for one of my courses which were only on the menu the night we were there because they managed to get a few from their clammer. The chef prepares and serves each dish with explanations and wine recommendations, because you are at a bar in the kitchen you can interact with the chef as much as you want. The meal was innovative, perfectly prepared and delicious. Stages has the potential to be our new favourite restaurant.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A unique dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    A unique dining experience! Lots of fun to be seated right in the kitchen watching your food being prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptionally memorable!
    big85buckeye
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    This is a most extraordinary dining experience. The chefs were friendly, accommodating, and they clearly enjoy creating exceptional cuisine. This is the place to go for a great gourmet experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem
    RoswellAlienDog
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Yet another dinner service complete with a show from the kitchen. Cozy, warm, delicious. Everything that happens has been well thought out with preference going to locally sourced proteins and vegetables. Such a treat - everyone should have this 'experiential eating' experience.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very memorable evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Was a great night, experiencing four creative chefs pairing with various White Birch beers. Liked the slow pace of the meal, liked the commentary very much, interesting creations that I would probably not had anywhere else. Would come back for a special occasion. Thank You.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines day
    Actrite
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Stages was the best valentines dinner spot I've been to. The staff was so friendly and there attention to the little details made the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Par Se w/o the NYC traffic
    NHgastronome
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    If you want to understand the future of imaginative cooking, Stages is a must destination. Granted a little hard to find once your inside the renovated artist warehouses of Dover,once inside it is magnificent. The artful blending of flavors is nothing short of stellar. You really have a hard time thinking your in Dover, NH. Chef Evan and his charming wife have created a must destination for Seacoast foodies. Our waiter was as professional and unassuming as any I've experienced. The artwork on the walls adds to the definition of a truly memorable dinner excursion to the future of what fine dining will be. Chef Evan's lineage from cutting edge chefs Thomas Kellar and Grant Achantz really shine through. A great dining experience for foodies.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • valentine's dinner
    portsmouthreviewer
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The pork belly was the best I ever had. The beef needed some salt or something. The ceviche seemed bland. Difficult to pair chocolate with food for every dish. Some went better with chocolate than others. I expected more. This is only my second dinner here but I would try it again.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Too expensive!
    prlaba
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I made reservations for my wife and I to try this restaurant for a Valentine's Day dinner. I expected the four-course prix-fixe menu; at $40 pp, expensive but worth a try. When we arrived we learned that tonight was a special eight-course prix-fixe menu, $80 pp, with chocolate in each of the courses. We decided to forge ahead (it was too late to leave without embarrassing ourselves). The food was certainly 'avant-garde' -- miniature-sized portions in artistic presentation. Tastes were unusual (chocolate with fish?) but surprisingly better than I expected. In the end the experience couldn't justify the expense for us. Others with a more refined pallet and a larger bank account might find this this restaurant more to their liking.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner!
    spclarenza
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Stages at One Washington is a terrific restaurant. The prix fixe menu is a steal at $40.00 for four courses. The current menu is phenomenal! Modernist cuisine combined with delicious and incredibly inventive cooking. Beautiful, unique, and tasty, with artistic plating. Sit in the kitchen and ask the chefs all the questions you can think of.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Grateful
    Grateful
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    My children have me a gift certificate to Stages at One Washington and I am so grateful. Our meal last Saturday evening was awesome. We were the only ones there so we had plenty of attention. The food was. Prepared expertly and was delicious. Pricey but definitely worth it for a special occasion.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dinner
    Peter
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    It was my wife's birthday and we wanted a very special dinner. Dinner was a four course prefix with two choices for each course. The meal was prepared in the kitchen for 6 patrons and the chef explained each course. The combination of ingredients and the flavors were sensational. Each bite was an absolute delight. We haven't had a meal this good/special in years. You can select a flight of wines to accompany the dinner which I would recommend. Stages is a gem and I highly recommend it for a special night. The menu is constantly changing and Chef Hennessey is always experimenting.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing. Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Absolutely amazing. Fantastic flavors, textures, combinations. Go!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    I am not a foodie, and frankly, not very adventurous when it comes to food, so I was a little nervous about going here. It turned out to be amazing. I ate things I never would have thought I would, thinks I didn't think I even liked, and loved every bite. Sitting in the kitchen was so much fun, being able to watch Chef Evan and his team work. I can't say enough good things about Stages, and can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.