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...But Don't Believe Us...

What the Press Has to Say

Recent Raves

Belfast Media Group
4/23/2012
How New Brunswick swept away old problems
FoodBelfast.com
4/13/2012
Do we need a ‘most hated man in Belfast’?
FoodBelfast.com
4/12/2012
How restaurants helped New Brunswick get the Schott in the arm it needed
Eater.com
4/27/2011
Marc Sarrazin & George Faison of DeBragga on Stage Left's Burger
Irish Echo
4/1/2011
Francis Schott Honored as One of 2011's Irish Small Business 50
The Tasting Panel
11/1/2010
Stage Left Builds Community with Wine
Fulcrum Media & Public Relations
6/21/2010
The Unlikely Sustainability Hero: the Restaurateur
SFGate.com
2/21/2010
Savor a drink 17 years in the making
NJBiz.com
10/26/2009
Wine & dine with tax in mind
Time Off
9/22/2009
Stage Left: This remarkable restaurant aims high and consistently reaches the mark
The Artful Diner (nj.com)
6/16/2009
TV Food Network Names Stage Left the Best Burger in NJ
WeLoveBurgers.com
5/13/2009
WeLoveBurgers.com
New York Magazine
4/29/2009
Best Burger: Food Network Makes the Conclusive, Highly Authoritative Call
Wine & Spirits
3/14/2009
Sommeliers on the Farm
Home News Tribune
7/9/2008
New Brunswick restaurants go green by carbonating water themselves
News12.com
6/15/2008
New Brunswick eatery goes green with water supply
Star-Ledger
6/4/2008
Jersey "Restaurant Guys" gather fans from all over the world
Star-Ledger
3/11/2008
$275 million cultural center planned in New Brunswick
New York Times
2/13/2008
Going Out to Eat, but Staying Green
New Jersey Life
2/1/2008
Brownie Points for Bread Pudding
Star-Ledger
9/21/2007
Fruit of the vine
Star-Ledger
8/8/2007
Friendly Spirits: Go for the gusto and enhance your food with a bit of booze
Garden Plate
7/1/2007
Homegrown Burgers
Middlesex Health and Life
7/1/2007
Winning Performance
New Jersey Monthly
4/1/2007
Chefs' Kids Eat the Darndest Things
New Jersey Monthly
4/1/2007
The Birth of a Notion
The Princeton Packet
3/7/2007
Special event raises funds for special boy
Courier-News
12/1/2006
Haute cuisine in the Hub City
New Jersey Monthly
7/31/2006
Stage Left Sweeps!
StarChefs.com
6/29/2006
Sustainable Agriculture: Educating Staff on the Benefits of Farm to Table
Arrive Magazine (Amtrak)
3/1/2006
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
New Jersey Life
3/1/2006
The Ultimate Dinner Party
Montclair Times
1/26/2006
A philosophy of kindness is a path to great food

Reviews and Awards

AAA
1/1/2009
AAA Four Diamond Award 2009
Rating:
AAA
1/1/2008
AAA Four Diamond Award 2008
Rating:
AAA
1/1/2007
AAA Four Diamond Award 2007
Rating:
AAA
1/1/2006
AAA Four Diamond Award 2006
Rating:
New Jersey Life
4/1/2005
Burger King: If You Crave the Most Delicious Cheseburger in the State, Head to Stage Left
AAA
1/1/2005
AAA Four Diamond Award 2005
Rating:
New Jersey Life
11/5/2004
A Place To Count On
The Princeton Packet
10/1/2004
TimeOFF’s reviewer hops on the bandwagon to heap praise on the New Brunswick restaurant that consistently garners acclaim for its excellence
Home News Tribune
7/25/2004
In New Brunswick, a Minimalist Approach Is Simply Successful
New Jersey Monthly
7/21/2004
Stage Left Sweeps NJ Monthly Readers Choice Poll
ZagatSurvey
6/1/2004
Food: 26; Service: 24; Décor: 21
Star-Ledger
5/23/2004
Stage Left Now Bigger and Better
Rating:
MSN.com
10/3/2003
Top Ten U.S. Restaurants Worth the Drive
New Jersey Monthly
7/1/2003
20th Annual Readers' Choice Awards 2003
ZagatSurvey
6/1/2003
Food: 26; Service: 24; Décor: 21
The Princeton Packet
4/13/2003
The Big Cheese
Courier-News
3/13/2003
A Show Stopper
Rating:
New Jersey Monthly
3/1/2003
Wine and Dine: A knowledgeable sommelier and a talented chef can unite to create the perfect pairing of vittles and vino
Rating:
New York Times
12/29/2002
For the New Year, a New Guide to Jersey Dining
New York Times
10/6/2002
Just Add Adjectives: Modifying the Usual Main Ingredients in Unexpectedly Theatrical Ways
Rating: Excellent
Star-Ledger
5/12/2002
Stylish Stage Left Does Everything Right
Rating:
Courier-News
1/17/2002
Curtain Up
Rating:
Time Off
10/26/2001
Restaurant Review: Stage Left
CitySearch.com
1/1/2000
Best Hamburger Nominee
New Jersey Monthly
8/1/1999
New Jersey Monthly's 1999 Choice Awards
Star-Ledger
12/13/1998
Hot Performer Enters, Stage Left, to Lead Culinary Show
Rating:
Star-Ledger
12/1/1998
Top Ten List of Jersey Restaurants
Home News & Tribune
8/17/1997
New Brunswick Restaurant Deserves Standing Ovation
Rating:
The Times
4/14/1997
Re-entering Stage Left
Courier-News
4/6/1997
Enter Stage Left for American Fare
Star-Ledger
3/16/1997
Enter Stage Left, and You Won't Want to Exit
Rating:
News Tribune
10/6/1996
Stage Presence
Courier-News
8/7/1996
Stage Left: A Marvelous Dining Experience
Rating:
Time Off
6/14/1996
Stage Left
Home News
8/20/1995
Fresh-air Feasting
Courier-News
8/6/1995
New Flavors from Stage Left's Kitchen
New York Times
5/21/1995
Mix and Match: At Stage Left, the Food (Italian, Pacific Rim) Is as Eclectic as the Crowd
Rating: Excellent

In the News

Belfast Media Group
4/23/2012
How New Brunswick swept away old problems
NJBiz.com
10/26/2009
Wine & dine with tax in mind
StarChefs.com
6/29/2006
Sustainable Agriculture: Educating Staff on the Benefits of Farm to Table
Home News Tribune
4/6/2005
Have It Their Way
Star-Ledger
6/19/2002
Restaurant Gets Help from Competition
Home News Tribune
5/6/2002
Restaurant Ringmasters
New Jersey Savvy Living
6/1/2001
Bagging a Good Burger
Courier-News
5/9/2001
Back to the Future
Home News Tribune
12/2/1999
Co-Owners of Restaurant, Store Can See, Taste, and Smell Success
Star-Ledger
12/1/1999
Rare Wine Shop
Star-Ledger
5/27/1998
Women around the world are making excellent wines
Wine Taster
12/1/1996
Vivacious Viognier Makes a Splash
Home News
11/6/1996
Something Old Is New Again
News Tribune
10/6/1996
A Night on the Town
New York Times
3/13/1994
Course Helps Students Overcome Fears in Ordering Wine

News Archives

Courier-News
12/17/2001
Ring in the Holidays with the 'What's Old Is New Again' Menu
Star-Ledger
12/13/2000
Wine Course at Stage Left
New Jersey Monthly
12/1/1998
The Buzz Bin
Home News Tribune
10/14/1998
French Twist
Developments
9/1/1998
Announcing the 1998 Wine Project!
Home News & Tribune
2/9/1996
Happy Valentine's Day

Stage Left Mentioned

Star-Ledger
4/27/2005
History Lesson: Where Thoroughly Modern Fare Is Served in Traditional Atmospheres
New York Times
11/21/2004
Anxiety and the Vine: Deciphering the List
Home News Tribune
3/7/2003
Open Road BMW C.P.O. Is #1 in Sales for 2002
New Jersey Monthly
12/1/2002
Stage Left Alumni Will Mooney Chef/Owner of The Brothers Moon in Hopewell
New York Times
11/20/2002
Turkeys Similar to What Pilgrims Ate
Home News Tribune
2/24/2002
Tips, Taxes, and the IRS
New York Times
5/23/1999
In the Vineyards, an Interest in the Classics
Star-Ledger
10/23/1996
Food and Wine Take Center Stage at Opera Gala
Asbury Park Press
9/6/1995
France's Loire Valley Offers Many Wines with Great Appeal for American Palates
Home News
3/8/1995
The Big Cheese

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