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Catherine Lombardi, New Brunswick, NJ

Catherine Lombardi

4.8
4.8
2332 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Upscale Italian restaurant with homey fare & 2 fireplaces plus a cozy red interior & lively bar.

Serving Menus from Stage Left Steak & Catherine Lombardi in the Same Dining Room Mondays-Saturdays. Spring and Summer months seating will be in Stag Left Steak. Fall and Winter in Catherine Lombardi

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (732) 296-9463
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    J.R. Belt
  • Catering
    Please contact us for our off-site catering menus.
  • Private party facilities
    Catherine Lombardi is available for private events. We accept reservations for large groups as well. Special arrangements can be made for larger groups.
  • Private party contact
    Alex Hall: (732) 296-9463 ext. 200
  • Neighborhood
    New Brunswick
  • Cross street
    George Street
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    The restaurant is located a few minute walk from the New Brunswick train station, on the New Jersey Transit - Northeast Corridor line.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,332 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Middlesex

    Best Overall

  • Middlesex

    Best Ambiance

  • Middlesex

    Great for fine wines

  • Middlesex

    Romantic

  • Middlesex

    Good for special occasions

  • Middlesex

    Italian

2,332 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Was seated at sister restaurant Stage Left vs Lombardi, haven’t been there before. Ambiance was ok, I like Lombardi better. Food was good, service was lacking. Felt rushed, no explanation of menu specials. No drink refills or more bread for the table. I reserved through the app and stated it was our anniversary. No acknowledgement yet the couple next to us received a free desert for their anniversary. Won’t be coming back.

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  2. MelissaS

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was wonderful as was the food. Our first time there and we hope to return.
    Catherine LombardiResponded 1 day ago
    Great, Melissa! We look froward to having you.

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  3. LindaW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and cocktails as always. Started with house Manhattan (delicious and potent) and sparkling water. I had the cauliflower steak special and it was outstanding. You would be hard pressed to identify it as cauliflower. The flavor was robust, the texture had a nice bite without being tough, so juicy inside with a crisp sear on the outside. Spectacular. The apple fritters were homemade light fluffy fried dumplings rolled in cinnamon sugar with a creamy sweet caramel dipping sauce. Finished with a double espresso and went next door to see a concert. Lovely evening. I will be back. Hope to see Cauliflower steak on the regular menu one day.
    Catherine LombardiResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you, Linda. We will be serving the cauliflower steak often when in season in NJ. We look forward to another visit.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I was expecting the food to be outstanding. It was just OK. We ate from both menu's: Catherine Lombardi and the Steak House. Steaks were good but not much better than I can make at home. Shrimp Scampi over Linguine was good, but again, nothing to rave about. Alcohol prices are too high. $10 for a draft beer is rough. $16.00 for a glass of wine! The rolls that they give you are hard as a rock. I should have asked for a new batch. The service was good and restaurant is nice, but I was not "wowed" like I thought I would be. Just sub-par.

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  5. ScottieT

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good service. I wish they had the upstairs dining room open more. Friendly owner (Francis) owns both restaurants, downstairs restaurant Stage Left is nice but upstairs restaurant Catherine Lombardi dining room much nicer. Slow nights just has Stage Left open (serves both menus). I have dined her often and will continue dining here. I hope this helps.

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  6. pittstown

    New York City

    55 reviews

    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We sat for an HOUR waiting for our entrees. Our waiter had evidently been reassigned to the bar, so NO ONE was paying any attention to us. We finally accosted someone. She got the manager who told us our “ticket had been lost”, resubmitted, and would be out in 5 minutes .. Which it was. The food was pretty good, but we will never go back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent as was the service. It was a little expensive but for special occasion it was great.

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  8. KarenL

    Atlantic City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always outstanding. Mark never disappoints. Food was incredibly delicious. The wine recommendation paired perfectly with our dinner.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Knowledgeable and personable staff. Great ambience. Music selection was eclectic - which was great for a multi-generational party. All food was served to perfection - and perfect timing. Healthy portions, but not excessive. Considering the quality of the food and service, very reasonably priced.

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  10. CaptSteve

    New Jersey

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A cozy but open atmosphere with attentive and helpful staff add to the amazing flavors and varieties of cocktails and dinner options. Between Italian and steak options, specials and classics, cocktails and wines, topped by unique and amazing desserts and aperitif’s, you really can’t go wrong. This isn’t a budget restaurant, but prices are reasonable for the level of quality and options.

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FAQs

Catherine Lombardi is rated 4.8 stars by 2332 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Catherine Lombardi

3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Additional information

  • Cross street
    George Street
  • Neighborhood
    New Brunswick
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    The restaurant is located a few minute walk from the New Brunswick train station, on the New Jersey Transit - Northeast Corridor line.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    J.R. Belt
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (732) 296-9463
  • Catering
    Please contact us for our off-site catering menus.
  • Private party facilities
    Catherine Lombardi is available for private events. We accept reservations for large groups as well. Special arrangements can be made for larger groups.
  • Private party contact
    Alex Hall: (732) 296-9463 ext. 200
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