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Stage House Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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366 Park Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-1129 (Formerly Stage House Inn) (Front Street)
+1 908-322-4224
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very nice place to eat and drink. Very nice menu. Plenty of drinks from the bar. When you walk into Stage House, the host welcomes you with a smile. Food was good and we were very satisfied as we left for the day

Thank Ira F
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were seated in a back room that was too cold, then moved to another room that they said had a fireplace. But he fireplace was not on. This room was also chilly. Very disappointing turkey club sandwich with fatty bacon, had to pull it out of the sandwich it was ice cold and all fat. All in all depressing... More 

Thank EileenHurley
Wellington, New Zealand
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247 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Had a nice dinner with my sister at the Stage House. The restaurant is decorated in a colonial style and is very cozy - even on Friday night they were able to seat us with good service around 730pm (though I would make reservations just in case). The service was friendly and prompt generally left us along during the meal.... More 

Thank Shawn C
Westfield, New Jersey
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181 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Stage house has it all. A big TV filled bar with lots of seats if eating alone or with friends. Then a quiet nicer bar for a date. It also has multiple places to eat, louder on the first flr, quieter upstairs, and outside if u want to smoke. The bar has nightly specials from all u can eat pasta... More 

Thank pcg123
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

For nearly twenty years, I have called Scotch Plains, New Jersey my home. Even though some may consider it just another suburb of Manhattan with congested primary avenues and bumper-to bumper neighborhoods featuring the cottages of baby-boomers hoping to find space and solace somewhere with lower property taxes within the next five years, Scotch Plains transcends the average Jersey hamlet.... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food is very good here and the cocktails are excellent. It is a great casual dining experience with a very local feel.

Thank John S
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Dinner is always better with great soup! The onion soup was excellent...delicious broth, bread, onions, cheese and loved the added crispy onion straws on top. My husbands seafood chowder had lots of fish/seafood in it with a tasty, not too salty broth with chunks of vegetables. Yum! For entrees my husband had Meatball Ravioli and I had the Tavern Dip... More 

Thank Melinda K
New Jersey
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We've lived in town for almost 20 years. Stage House converted from fine dining to their Tavern-style years ago and it's proven to be very successful for them. When it's nice weather, they're able to have outdoor seating and the place is hopping and very lively. They've been a bit lazy with the menu as there hasn't been new items... More 

Thank Lawrence G
New Brunswick, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The bartenders are the nicest people, can not do enough for you and happy!!!! Our food was very good! Friendly crowd! When leaving the manager was standing outside, first time meeting him Wow what a great guy. I felt like we were good friends!! Fantastic experience. Going back next week!

Thank seekers2017
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I don't know why Stage House Tavern enjoys the success and reputation it appears to have. I have been there many times over the years, the last of which, and it will be my last, was August 2016. We reserved a separate "room" if one wishes to call it that for a party of twelve (it is a Revolutionary War-era... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Park Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-1129 (Formerly Stage House Inn)
    (Front Street)
  • Public Transportation: Fanwood TrainBus – Corner of Park & Front
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Scotch Plains
  • Phone Number: +1 908-322-4224
Three dining options: First, The original StageHouse Restaurant, offering fine dining in an elegant county inn setting. Built in 1737 this historic inn boasts many small dining rooms with a fireplace in each room. The Stage House Restaurant offers an ala carte menu every day. Next, The Tavern at the Stage House, which serves up Rustic American fare in a more casual setting. Newly renovated with a new 35 seat bar, a cool little club house and the best Burger in Town. Lastly, The Patio at the stage house, which is a huge outdoor bar and dining room offering either menu. Reservations are only accepted for the fine dining restaurant, the others are first come first serve.

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