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Stage Left Steak

4.5
951 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
Stage Left Steak has been ranked among the best restaurants in NJ since its opening in 1992. In 2017 -- our 25th Anniversary year -- we fully embraced our identity as a modern steakhouse, changing our name to reflect that. The focus remains on the best local ingredients in the kitchen and an award-winning wine cellar stocked with wonderful gems from $30-$3000. Service is friendly and knowledgeable. Our elegant private dining rooms and rustic wine cellar are perfect for business or romance. NJ Monthly – Best American Restaurant / NY Times – Excellent / Star Ledger – 4 Stars / Wine Spectator – Best of Award of Excellence For reservations in the bar area of Stage Left Steak, please note this in your reservation notes. There is limited seating in that area so we may reach out to you if we do not have availability.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(732) 828-4444
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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
Stage Left has several rooms available for private events. We can accommodate groups from 15 to 130. We offer a variety of party menus. We also offer wine dinners and wine classes ideal for that a special celebration or a corporate mixer.
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Private party contact
Alex Hall: (732) 828-4444
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Catering
Please inquire contact our Catering Manager for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
George Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available $10-15 per vehicle located at The Heldrich Hotel. There is some on street parking (some metered till 7 pm). There are also city parking lots and garages.
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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, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Offering our 3 course brunch menu for the Mom in your life including our endless dessert bar. $39.95 per person+++, Children 12 and under $19.95

Serving our regular dinner menu starting at 3pm

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 951 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Phenomenal staff, outstanding service, and incredible food.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We were celebrating my 54th birthday with dinner and a show. We come here fairly often and are always pleased with excellent food and wine, combined with exceptional service. The restaurant had staffing issues in the kitchen and got behind, but we were not let down. The owner jumped in and made sure we were taken care of. I highly recommend both Stage Left and Catherine Lombardi, you will not be disappointed!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Love the ambiance and convenience of location. Would definitely recommend the scallop apppetizer. And cucumber martini- perfect for a beautiful spring day!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very knowledgeable and professional staff; everyone knew small details of the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Haven’t been to Stage Left (Steak) in ages so decided to head over. Had a wonderful meal. Everyone was so nice. Although I have a very minimal of things I drink, the waiter helped me pick out a nice wine. It was delicious. I do wish they had a bigger beer selection as I’m a light beer drinker and kept thinking if i ordered something more casual like the burger or chicken sandwich, I would definitely want a cold beer with It.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great cocktails, service and food! Could not have been a better dining experience!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We were there for quick dinner before going to a show. We had salads as an appetizer and I would definitely recommend the Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette. It was a good portion of fresh, sweet and tender Watercress with a delightful Lemon Vinaigrette. For our main course we ordered the Filet Mignon and the New York Strip. Both were prepared medium-rare and they were tender and tasty. The side of Steak Fries were cooked more than we like, but the Roasted Carrots made up for it, they were sweet and succulent. Overall, it was an enjoyable dinner and the wait staff were courteous and attentive.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great wine selections and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

always an amazing evening!! Food is todie for, as is the service!!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food was really good the service was great but they charged 2.95 for every refill for soda and they were very small glasses. The noise level from the people at the bar was so high I just wanted to leave. I would recommend but I don't I would go back myself.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was ok but was expecting more based from the reviews and price.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The service was superb and the food equally as good.
The salt block to finish cooking steak was both novel and flavorful .

Will definitely return

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing food and service as always!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The restaurant was crowded, but the service was still very good. Food was great!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This place is excellent. Often, big name steakhouses are an overpriced let down. Stage Left, is not one of those places, the owners clearly take pride in thier work. The meat was perfectly cooked, not drowned in butter and with real flavour. Starters were varied and also excellent. The cheese was more akin to a French board and served at room temperature so as to make the most of the flavours on offer.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Possibly the restaurant we have frequented the most over the past 15 years. From the great burger to a complex wine dinner, always a delight. The wine dinners have provided the opportunities to taste and buy wonderful wines we might have not seen otherwise.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The staff couldn’t be nicer. The food was great! Only disappointment was size of glass they served my beer in was 6oz.

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Mediocre at best. My husband HATED his steak. I had the filet mignon and lobster tail. The lobster was waaaaay over cooked and the steak came out well done when I ordered medium. The salt level was ridiculous.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

A beautiful venue with very attentive, friendly staff. I had the salad special for the day and one of the best gnocchi’s I have ever had. My husband had a bone marrow appetizer and an incredible squash soup. They also had a “10% per inch of snow” promotion that night. Very inventive.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Stage left has a knack for making restaurant trip an experience. We took advantage of the Snow Special and had fabulous burgers, wine and overall ambience.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Outstanding food and wine list. I was with a group of people and we had the most delicious burger and tastiest steaks. Service was impeccable. I didn't know what I was missing having not dined here before. I will be a regular from now on. Best restaurant in New Brunswick.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Bad steak at very high price. Good wine. Ok service for the prices.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Delicious food, great wine and service!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We have been patronizing Stage Left since it opened decades ago. The food has always been excellent. Over the years, it has developed a great steakhouse menu as well. They feature items that are hard to find such as Iberian ham fed on acorns, boar chops, and lamb chops (more of a mutton chop) in the style of Keen's Steak House in NYC.

Great food, great service, great wine list.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The staff was very attentive. The food was good. The portion size was adequate, but somewhat expensive. I loved the atmosphere though and will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Brought a friend for his birthday.
Had great cocktails and charcuterie to start, and our server was very informative on the specialty cheese selections. The real star, however, are the steaks, and the optional flavored butters or sauces available. My petite filet, medium rare, was perfection. The horseradish butter just put it over the top! The desserts were no disappointment- chocolate lava cake and a creme brulee (with a sweet "happy birthday!" note from the chef, written in chocolate sauce), was an unexpected personal touch that makes this restaurant above the rest. I drove 90 minutes to meet my friend here, and it was more than worth it! Book a dinner here asap.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Salmon was very good, steak was cooked as ordered. Wait staff was attentive - a little noisy for an upscale restuarant

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Everything Was excellent! Steak melted in your mouth. Expensive wine list but it was worth it

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

WE HAD a wonderful dinner ... service was GREAT... we will be back ,,,,

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines dinner. Great service and nice touch speaking in general personal terms with the owners Mark and Francis.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food, seriously — cannot beat the food here. Great service and nice overall ambience. Pricey though.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I have not gone out in quite some time since we have a little one at home and boy were we pleasantly surprised. Former New Brunswick residents and Steakhouse 85 enthusiasts, we couldn't get a reservation at 85. We decided to take a chance at Stage Left Steak and I'm super happy we did. Choices were great, even better was that my steak was cooked to absolute perfection and so flavorful. It didnt even need the chipotle lime butter to accompany; however, that was super tasty and happy I tried it. In addition, the sides were awesome! Steak fries were super crisp so if you don't enjoy something more well done I suggest staying away. The parmesan gratin potato side comes in perfectly sliced on the mandolin piles and tasted just as good today when I finished the leftover for lunch. Also tried grilled asparagus and they were yum, yum, yum in my tum. Paired with a nice pinot noir and the other half had a Jameson on the rocks. I was stuffed but when you don't get to go out often any more got the toffee pudding dessert. Super sweet, and amazingly delightful the caramelized nuts and sauce served in for reminiscent of the bread puddings I had down in New Orleans. The only downside was I would have liked it a little darker, more candlelight-esque in there. More like the ambiance in Catherine lombardi's although I'm super happy we weren't seated right by the door as I hate that! Happy that we ended up here in the end. It was super delicious!

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I don’t really understand this place. I feel like location is the biggest component it has going for it bc it’s overpriced and disjointed. Paper menus? Burger was flavorless and cooked improperly. Same for the steak. Potatoes too. What’s going on here? I shouldn’t have to season food when I’m paying more than a weeks worth of groceries for it. Server was all over the place and the martinis were on the small side. The server also removed drinks too soon. Really? It was just all a solid “meh” and didn’t meet my standards at all.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was excellent, the wine was delicious and the staff was very attentive. I will go back!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a great time at Stage Left. All of us had the burgers and they were delicious! So was the bottle of Pinot Noir that we ordered with the burgers! The restaurant is beautiful, the service was terrific, and the food was great - we will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service was phenomenal!

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The service and ambiance were very nice...however, $115 for a porterhouse that was not seasoned at ALL was disappointing to say the least !.....the Texas toast with bone marrow was a a disappointment as well...it might as well been buttered toast ...because that's what it tastes like....the bone marrow was almost negligible....I never mind paying $240 for a meal if the food is delicious...stage left food was not in keeping with the price we paid !!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Definitely better than the last time we were there in June of 2017 this time the food was amazing and the service was excellent we set an a nice quiet corner with beautiful lighting on the table not like in June when we were there with the doors open and ambulances and cars driving by making a ton of noise. That was for anniversary and it was not very romantic sitting in the bar when we requested to be in the formal dining room this time was a great . I definitely recommend stage left

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The food is great and the service is even better. The staff is knowledgeable about the menu and they are very pleasant.

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