Stage Left Steak
The Catherine Lombardi Menu is available on the sidewalk 7-nights per week
The Stage Left Burger and Select Steaks are available Thursday - Saturday. The bartender is on duty!
Sidewalk Cafe Hours are 4:30 - 9 PM and reservations are suggested.
All online reservations are made through the Catherine Lombardi Website. Both menus are available Thursday - Saturday.
You can also reserve by calling 732-828-4444 ext 213
Prime - 45 Dry-Aged
w/ Chipotle Mayo
Tomahawk steak was perfect. Staff was wonderful and attentive
Great experience, amazing food and the bar is fantastic. Highly recommend.
Food was excellent, great cocktails and wine list. Service was good, friendly and helpful. We felt safe eating in, staff was wearing face masks and tables were spaced apart.
We had the Porterhouse, Lamb Chop and the Wild Boar Ragú all very good. The meats were cooked perfectly to our liking. Side were good as well but the broccoli rabe portion could be a little bit bigger.
This review is for both Stage Left and Cathrine Lombardi’s since the menu and dining room are combined for now.
My friend and I went for the brunch special - because the New Year's Day brunch was so fun. The food was amazing again, and there was even entertainment this time. Can't wait for the next one - have to try their homemade Irish creme!
FIVE STARS!!! We had an amazing experience at Stage Left Steak. Unbelievable wine list, amazing food selection, and impeccable service! We will definitely be back!
Food was delicious, service was impeccable! I will definitely return
Overall good experience except the deserts were poor quality.
We come here every year for Valentine’s Day, this was year 12. Food is always amazing!
Service was ok, waiter definitely had too many tables. I paid the bill and tipped through the “pay n go” and never saw another person. Nobody even thanked us for coming in. He was a nice guy just spread too thin.
We will always be back!
My experience at Stage Left was absolutely amazing! I loved the cozy ambiance, attentive staff and creative menu offerings. We started with some top notch cocktails and house made burrata cheese, then enjoyed a pear gorgonzola salad with garlic bread. Our perfectly cooked lamb chop and filet mignon paired well with a bottle of pinot noir. Everything was nicely presented, cooked to perfection and well paced. The meal concluded with a hazelnut bread pudding, candy cane gelato and cappuccinos. I couldn't have asked for a better dining experience! We will certainly be back!
Great food and staff as always! Amazing selection of wine, liquor, and cocktails.
The food and atmosphere is worth the price. The staff is very knowledgeable about the entire menu and the food was amazing.
Live music was good. When the entertainer left the podium there was significant feedback of the microphone creating a buzzing sound for minutes and none of the staff even manager cared about it.
The cheese, steak and service was amazing! The food that came from Catherine was mediocre! (Eggplant parm and broccoli rabe, and butternut squash soup (we sent back because it was pure sugar)! However overall it’s great like always.
This place is just outstanding. Fantastic steak and other options, attentive service, and great atmosphere.
Impeccable service and excellent meal. Highly recommend. The server asked about our theater plans and ensured a comfortable departure.
The food is a bit overpriced. Two crab cakes the size of a small biscuit with ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE but micro greens and dill sauce .... $36 !!!! Should at least have had a vegetable. However they were delicious. Probably won’t go back for another 10 years.
Simply superb. The service, food prep, quality, and culture are all top notch. Bartender knew how to make the perfect Sazarac, Caesar salad very fresh (and white anchovies!) and steaks were amazing. Mark and John really know wine and respond well to challenging requests. Don’t miss onion rings or creamed spinach. Pricey, yes, but we all deserve a splurge now and then.
Service and meal are consistently served with correct table etiquette and the meal delicious . I, and guests, receive a warm welcome.
Delicious. Perfect for date night. Next door to theater which also makes it so convenient.
Wait service was fantastic and very attentive. Wine and food was great!
Often, with a great friend, sometimes you forget to tell them you love them and you just hope they know...
So too is my relationship with Stage Left Steak and Catherine Lombardi’s..
After so many years of world class service and a dining experience that stars don’t do justice, I forget to say thank you and tell them I love them.
1. It’s home... if you’re there once a month or once a year, everyone is treated like a VIP
2. No matter how much I think I’ve memorized the menus they change and I’m torn between too many fantastic choices.
3. I don’t know a Cabernet from a Compari? ... the staff takes the time to make sure I have the perfect cocktail without the “upsell” to make a few extra dollars.
4. When the staff, mangers and owners are still excited and passionate about sharing their hospitality and commitment to excellence every day... I’m as excited to let them.
5. And finally ... Because they care ... about quality, experience, food, service and most of all their guests.
Ok.. I may be a bit too partial.
But I have to tell you a secret. I thought I was special.
I’ve found out that if you’re a 27 year customer or a walk in the door... you’re family.
So hello relative! Welcome... you’ve found a home ... actually two homes.
Stage Left Steak and Catherine Lombardi’s... we love you.
Thank you, After 28 years here I still love what I do, in large part because of all the wonderful people who have made these restaurants part of their lives and therefore become part of mine.
Ambience was ok. Food was salty and portions were small. Very expensive for what you get!
The staff was unbelievable and on top of everything. The food was amazing as always .
It truly could not have been a nicer experience! If you go make sure you get the burger.
Service was good salad was delicious, but steak was horrible asked for medium it came out burnt and hard line a hockey puck on the outside and raw gooey and red on the insideSent it back they said that’s how their oven cooks to medium? What? Then they brought us a skirt steak because apparently they can’t cook a filet to medium... and brought us a salt slab so we can cook it ourselves the right way I guess?? Condescending manager then came over and pretty much told me that I don’t know anything about steaks and that’s how they’ve been cooking medium for 27 years!!! So we paid and left.. Horrible!! Never again and 65 dollars for a filet and 50 for a strip?? And 14 dollar 6 ounce martinis?? No way!!! Over priced! Now I know why they had so many open reservations on the Saturday Of Valentine’s Day . Go to steak house 85 or Wolfgang’s in Somerville!! They are awesome and actually less expensive!!! It’s a shame I’ve been to stake left many times and Catherine L. Upstairs. Never again!!!!
After comping your first steak and sending you a second (not a skirt) steak, which you also didn't like, I approached your table and your first words to me were, "Apparently, you're not competent enough to cook a steak." Now THAT's condescending and rude. I responded "I'm sorry you don't like our steaks or the way we cook them." I was sincere. I did not say "You don't know anything..." I did say "That's the way we've been doing it for 27 years. I'm sorry you don't like it." It is, and I am.
We started at the beautiful bar and were gently moved to our table, where we enjoyed amazing fois gras, a flat iron steak - aged 45 glorious days - and the best burger I’ve ever eaten. The wine was excellent, the service friendly and attentive - everything about the evening was wonderful!
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Although this Restaurant could be a nice place to take your time and dine, we were trying to squeeze in diner between work and a show next door. The staff was great. They made sure to take our order right away and get us to the theatre on time. The food was outstanding!
Thanks for your kind words. Please do come back some evening when you have more time.
Very disappointing. For a “steak house”, the filets were grossly undercooked. The grilled asparagus was burnt with the taste of charcoal. The burger was cooked to order, and the lobster tempura was excellent.
The food was excellent , the wine list extensive , the service attentive and the atmosphere clubby
We enjoyed the experience and shall return
We look forward to your return.
Poor service, drinks not full, 1 piece of bread no butter. Seemed like they were skimping on everything, even the tomahawk steak that was all bone! Very bad experience would not go back!
Spending time with my son. Dinner and a show.
It was very good food and the service was excellent. Definitely pricey though
My steak was very dry. At this price, very disappointing
Have had many dinners with family and friends and recommended to business associates. The experiences have always been extremely awesome with the atmosphere, food and service which is always over the top! Make sure that you also experience the outside dining when available! It will take dining to the next level!
The food and service were excellent. The escargot were scrumptious. Their drinks could have been a little better. Their website states that they are $$$ as far as price is concerned.., We had two drinks .....one salad...... one escargot. (12)..... two steaks.... steak fries..... Tea and black forest cake....... Tax & tips...$225.00... if you aren't $$$$ or $$$$$ (if that even exists)... Then I don't know who is... All in all, a wonderful experience ..
The wait was over 20 min to be after being seated before anyone even approached us .Then 20 min to get a drink. We had reservations . Food was over priced for that it was. Suggest steak85 anyday. I chose this only for the fireworks show foe mew years
The lobster tempura was just breaded deep fried lobster chunks. Not light at all. Both steaks were charred so much they were so black and tasted like charcoal. They did the same thing to the grilled asparagus they charred it as well. The worse creme brûlée I have ever tried. The top was carmelized way too much and the custard was so dry not creamy at all. I didn’t say anything to the waiter because it was New Year’s Eve and I didn’t want to have a problem with anyone We just enjoyed our wine.
The atmosphere, food and service were beyond great.
We had a wonderful dining experience. Matt, our waiter and all the wait staff are knowledgeable and extremely attentive. The butternut squash soup was the best I have ever had. The tomahawk steak and filet with bone were incredible. All of the desserts were melt in your mouth great especially the sticky toffee pudding. It is a beautiful restaurant and we had a truly enjoyable family meal. We will be back!
Stage Left Steak is rated 4.7 stars by 1227 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.