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For 2
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7:00 PM
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Catherine Lombardi

4.4
1394 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Catherine Lombardi was the grandmother of owner Mark Pascal. Pascal, co-owner with Francis Schott of Stage Left Steak Restaurant, brings his signature obsession with quality local ingredients to the cuisine of his youth. Catherine Lombardi's family came to Brooklyn from Naples. Her cooking was Neapolitan-based and heavily Brooklyn-influenced. It brought her whole extended family together every Sunday. Come taste why.

Cited Best New Restaurant and Best Italian Restaurant by NJ Monthly Readers’ Choice Poll, the red sauce is largely made from tomatoes the restaurant staff picks locally. Made-to-order mozzarella, pressed eggplant rollatini, great pasta and a veal chop to die for are highlights.

Hand-made fresh juice cocktails are featured at the cocktail bar overlooking revitalized downtown New Brunswick. 21 windows overlook downtown, offering a dramatic bird's-eye-view of The New Brunswick Theater District. It is a crown jewel in New Brunswick's thriving redevelopment.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Bar:
Monday: 5.00pm - 12:00am, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 4:00 - 12:00am


Food is served until 1 hour before closing.
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Phone number
(732) 296-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
J.R. Belt
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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.
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Private party contact
Alex Hall: (732) 296-9463 ext. 200
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Catering
Please contact us for our off-site catering menus.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
George Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available at $10-$15 per vehicle located at The Heldrich Hotel. We do not have a parking lot. There is some on street (some times metered) parking. There are also city parking garages, lots and decks.
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Offering our regular dinner with some romantic specials for two. There is a $50 food and beverage minimum.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Sun 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 8:00PM - 11:00PM

What 1394 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.1
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vipfulton (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful meal at this New Brunswick gem. Chicken Scarpiello is divine. Salads fresh n delicious. And best cappuccino ever with complimentary biscotti....wine selections are excellent. Abbondanza!

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Swampie (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Overall very nice meal and good service. Sommelier was quite knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

A bit overpriced . I don't like it when top restaurants won't give you a salad with your meal or bread. I had the lasagna it was a huge portion. It was good different then what I'm used to. Didn't like the shreded meat.

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pandf (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

all our meals were delicious. loved the truffle linguine

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FSinatra (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Thanks @CatherineLombardi for another magical evening for our New Year celebration!

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CustomerJG (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

Pre-Christmas Dinner - 2017 with friends
Visited Catherine Lombardi's restaurant just before Christmas with friends for a Pre-Christmas Special Dinner.
The restaurant was busy, but Service was exceptional.
The pace was perfect, and never felt rushed.
Food, wine, and craft beer selections were exceptional.

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httt 
3.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

The basil linquini was doughy. When reordered beer, had to remind server. When owner came over to say hello, spit on table and the wipped with sleeve. (Yuck).

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Minnie24 (Atlantic City)
5.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food, friendly service, never feel rushed. Favorite restaurant to enjoy dinner before a show.

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BMac (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Interesting (but not too "out there") wine list; staff was knowledgeable about the choices and made excellent recommendations. Plentiful menu options and creative menu additions. Dinner, apps and dessert were excellent, and despite a busy evening staff was attentive.

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vipdiner (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

This was our worst experience at this restaurant. The food was just so-so but the other diners in the restaurant were the most inconsiderate people ever. It was extremely difficult to have any conversation with my husband sitting right across from me due to 2 tables, one of which was a large group with 14 people that seemed to feel they were sitting in someone’s backyard instead of in a restaurant. The other table was a party of 4 women who were the loudest people ever. They seemed to be having a wonderful time but totally ignoring the fact that there were other people attempting to enjoy their meal. Their laughing was ridiculously loud and totally unnecessary in the setting. Overall a miserable dining experience and we skipped dessert, which I never do, just to get the check quicker to get the hell out of there.

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