Stage Left Steak

4.6
1229 reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
We are currently open Thursday - Saturday. 4:30-9(Th) and 4:30-9:30 (Fr, Sat)

In cooperation with our sister restaurant, Catherine Lombardi, guests have the option of ordering from both of our menus on the days that we're open.

We do have a limited amount of reservations available for outdoor & indoor dining. If you are able to book a reservation for "Outdoor" it will be accommodated, however, if you just type it in the notes, we may not be able to accommodate you.

"Standard Reservation" - Indoor Dining
"Outdoor Reservation" - You will be guaranteed a table in our Outdoor Cafe.
What 1229 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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mlcastro
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and extensive wine list. Service was excellent as well. I highly recommend dining here.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such an amazing experience! We were sat on the Catherine Lombardi side and ordered off both the Stage Left and CL menus. Burrata app from CL was tasty and paired well with the garlic bread. Wagyu from SL was out of this world delicious and such a fun experience. Most importantly the entire staff was amazing.

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viptk13
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing as always. The wine recommendation with the steaks was great. Loved the festive atmosphere

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ArthurS
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is becoming our favorite place to dine before attending a show at the State Theater. They always ask if we have any time restraints and serve us accordingly. We always arrive at the theater with time to spare and in a relaxed mood ready to enjoy the rest of the night.

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JohnyC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service.
Really good that you can order from either Stage Left or
Catherine Lombardi menu.
Not cheap, but worth it for special occasion.
Great wine list

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DCKC
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks and outstanding service!

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LauraR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful night with wonderful people, a great night out!

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vipService
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We had a lovely time at Stage Left. The mood was festive and the food excellent. A great special-occasion spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! Food and service was outstanding

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JimM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Upon arrival we were taken directly to our table. Our waiter greeted us promptly and took our drink orders. Answered all of our questions and made excellent recommendations about the wine choices. Appetizers and main course food were perfectly presented and absolutely delicious. Can't wait to go back.

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vipMom23sings
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

enjoyed a pre-theatre dinner. Staff was welcoming & helpful. Fun holiday bar menu, delicious duck special - especially the squash!! Broccoli rabe side was very bitter & watery - should be grilled for better flavor. We really enjoyed being able to order off both the steak house menu and the italian menu. The desserts were the standout of the evening. . .both the bread pudding & molten chocolate cake were MUST HAVES!! We will be back!

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joen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our new favorite restaurant -- food was excellent and the service was top notch! We can't wait to go back!

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HarrietW
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food outstanding. Fantastic server, Michelle. Great holiday drinks and ambiance

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jonf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall excellent and worth it.
The most phenomenal glass of wine I have ever had.
The meat was excellent. Perhaps the portions were a little on the small side but then again I walked away satiated without being overstuffed.
If I really had to quibble I thought some of the bread was not up to par with the rest of the meal, And the side vegetable could have been a larger portion. The table was a little crowded, Would have been helped by a smaller bottle of Olive oil which was excellent nonetheless and a smaller candle.
But again overall fantastic experience not easily found in many places in New Jersey especially such close proximity to the performing arts complex

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vipChrisM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Disappointing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always

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BarbaraE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pacing of food was perfect-didn’t feel rushed and the service was excellent

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ToddG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Great service. Nice people. Food was a bit pricey. Overall experience was positive and would go again

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Although they are training new staff everyone was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious, never disappoints!

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AdrianaL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Went here with a party of 11 for a Birthday. Food was just OK and service was slow. I was expecting more based upon the awards they have won. Maybe it would be better if you went with a smaller group. Owner visited every table which was a nice touch.

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Kelly
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Service was slow, reservations were for 8:15 and we did not start eating appetizers until 930. Appetizers were average, shrimp were overcooked and the mozz and carozza was terrible. The burger was AMAZING. This is a must order. Tomahawk steak was also great. They also did forget to bring out some sides that were ordered. Overall owner is great, super friendly stops by every table which is great, very friendly people, think they just did not have enough waiters.

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vipDarrenT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Good food, great drinks. Overall service was mediocre. Also, prices in the restaurant do not reflect those online. They need to fix that!

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Eddie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

This restaurant used to be much better and rather classy. Service was fair. Decor and ambiance severely lacking. Prices have increased significantly and portions smaller. A terrible disappointment and we will not co back

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rib eye was outstanding, along with whipped potatoes & a yummy soup starter! Thanks for a wonderful Date Night meal!!

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favoriterestaurant
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent choice for our dinner for 4! Dinner and service and ambience were top notch! Wonderful wines! Delicious cocktails! Loved the espresso martini! Everything cooked to perfection! We are reminded that this restaurant needs to be at the top of our list! Thank you!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and even more amazing service! We all had a wonderful time and will definitely be back asap!

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Beanz7
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing servers. I lived the salt brick for my tomahawk. Very pleased

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RalphieH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

5 star prices for a 2 star meal is not what we expected.
Open table should update its description of this restaurant. We were prepared for the overpriced food, but there is no valet parking, football jerseys are considered "dressy casual" attire and the noise and loud music drowned out any chance of having a conversation. The food, service and ambience are below average and the prices exorbitant. Staff and management were very nice and polite, but did not make up for a $79 lamb chop that was big but certainly not special, a $15 glass of average wine, four salads ordered, none served, and appetizers served one at a time! We understand that covid has upended the restaurant business, and we're OK with slow service and limited food options. But this place got nothing right. However, they didn't rush us and gave us a credit for food not served. Thus, the two stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was not what I expected…. My date and I ordered the stuffed mushrooms and fried calamari for appetizers and not impressed… the calamari came out cold …. The mushrooms were ok … we ordered the porterhouse steak for 2 as our entre and not impressed either. Pretty much it’s just expensive but the food it’s not even exciting. The best food I had was their garlic bread, it was delicious.. Very disappointed .

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JillH
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous Friday night out. Great food, service and a live singer added to the overall ambiance. Highly recommend Stage Left

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SteveB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had another wonderful experience at Stage Left. As always the food was great. Especially magical was Solomon Hicks guitar and singing--he may be the most talented musician to play New Brunswick since Brian Fallon--different vibe, of course, though I suspect Hicks can play any genre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

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toplibrarian
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderful time with friends last night at Stage Left. It has been a while since we have eaten at any restaurant. The food, as usual, was excellent as was the friendly service.
I would like to make one important comment. There were very few servers wearing masks. Although we were sitting outside, the servers need to constantly go in and out of the restaurant and should be wearing masks. Please consider having your serving staff wear masks whether indoors or out.

Stage Left Steak
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed the experience. Please know that nearly all of our staff has been double-vaccinated and only vaccinated people have been given a choice as to whether or not to wear masks. New Brunswick also offers free weekly covid testing and our staff is tested on a nearly weekly basis. We take your concerns very seriously and consider one our mandates to be keeping our customers safe.

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vipEinstein
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Catherine Lombardi menu is also available so "win-win" for steak lovers and those who prefer something else! Very attentive staff, too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food as always. Just had to share the outside space with a bunch of spotted lantern flies.

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Mara
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing service, and delicious food!! Perfect combination,

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barbf
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & location! Outside tables and entertaining street scenes. Service was excellent!

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MikeN
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great. Filet was fabulous. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Loved the jazz guitar player. Will be back.

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AdamW
London
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food went well above and beyond what I was expecting. My waygu ribeye (American waygu) was some of the best I’ve had in the US. Cooked perfectly, sliced thin, with the hot stone. It was fantastic. Every other facet of the meal was spot on.

The service could have been more attentive, but overall it was okay. It’s possible the worker shortages in the restaurant industry had something to do with this.

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Stage Left Steak is rated 4.6 stars by 1229 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.