Stage Left Steak

4.7
1233 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
In cooperation with our sister restaurant, Catherine Lombardi, we're serving in our sidewalk cafe every Thursday - Saturday from 4:30-9 PM.

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
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak, excelente service!

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EllenW
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great ambiance, well prepared food. We celebrated our 17 anniversary there and they gave us complimentary after dinner drink, which has made in house. Highly recommend for that special celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from when I arrived, till I left. Service was outstanding. The appetizer, wagyu steak, burger, and desserts were just out of this world. I could say this place exceeded my expectations. It was simply a perfect dining experience which I will most definitely come back again and will recommend this place to a lot of people.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a good time our waiter Matt had great suggestions and made our night really fun and special. As a foodie I appreciate food the lobster tempura and the wagyu have changed my life . Bravo Stage Left !

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MoniqueL
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was great but the steak we were so looking forward to was not cooked to request. I don't like to send food back anywhere so my tomahawk was basically a waste. Accompaniments and drinks were fine but steak was a unfortunately a miss.

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JNadal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enthusiastic servers, great food. A bit pricey, but on par with the quality. Menu has rare/unique features like the wagyu beef serving that is especially great because the meat is served very rare and you can cook each piece tableside to your temperature in seconds. The tomahawk looked fantastic at a nearby table. The only knock I'd have is that the horseradish sauce was much too subtle for my taste, but the special appetizer from the sister restaurant, a tuna tartare had a great kick from both lime zest in healthy quantities and poblano peppers. Also, my wife's parasol cocktail even had patterns made in the egg foam. The attention to detail was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular dining experience. A truly professional Restuarant.

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Mania
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. The waiter was a little cold but it could have been a busy night. Great place

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RobB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tomahawk steak was perfect. Staff was wonderful and attentive

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AdamN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, amazing food and the bar is fantastic. Highly recommend.

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vipJoseL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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RarnChild
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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StephV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was impeccable! I will definitely return

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall good experience except the deserts were poor quality.

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Ping
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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NicoleB
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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NickL
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff as always! Amazing selection of wine, liquor, and cocktails.

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JamesM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere is worth the price. The staff is very knowledgeable about the entire menu and the food was amazing.

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vipRobertP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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Peter
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is just outstanding. Fantastic steak and other options, attentive service, and great atmosphere.

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vipAtlantaAH
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and excellent meal. Highly recommend. The server asked about our theater plans and ensured a comfortable departure.

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AngS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipJohnH
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipElizabeth
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and meal are consistently served with correct table etiquette and the meal delicious . I, and guests, receive a warm welcome.

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HeatherK
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Perfect for date night. Next door to theater which also makes it so convenient.

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vipCeCeM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait service was fantastic and very attentive. Wine and food was great!

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JeffBabey
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Why?

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.

Stage Left Steak
Responded on March 5, 2020

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.

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ambience was ok. Food was salty and portions were small. Very expensive for what you get!

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vipChristineD
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was unbelievable and on top of everything. The food was amazing as always .

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BruceN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It truly could not have been a nicer experience! If you go make sure you get the burger.

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vipG1313
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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!!!!

Stage Left Steak
Responded on February 20, 2020

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.

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JenniferF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Stage Left Steak
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

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LJS44
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Stage Left Steak
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thanks for your kind words. Please do come back some evening when you have more time.

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viprutgers1982
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

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.

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vipmellowman
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent , the wine list extensive , the service attentive and the atmosphere clubby

We enjoyed the experience and shall return

Stage Left Steak
Responded on February 22, 2020

We look forward to your return.

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spending time with my son. Dinner and a show.

KC
KevinC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very good food and the service was excellent. Definitely pricey though

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Stage Left Steak is rated 4.7 stars by 1233 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.