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About Our Wine Dinners

Our guest speakers all have a direct hand in the wine-making process. We only invite the owner, winemaker, or general manager to speak to us, never a salesman or the regional sales manager of a wholesale company etc., etc.

Not that there aren't some great people in that end of the business. We just like to use our long-standing relationships to bring you some insight right from the source. We are honored that these folks think so much of us as to make us a premier venue for this sort of thing.

Wine is about people. Wine is about dining. Wine is food.

Wine is about a common experience.

We hope that you can join us for some of these uncommon common experiences.

Get the most up-to-date information on our upcoming events by joining the Stage Left/Old Vines mailing list.

And don't forget--there are more great events scheduled at our other restaurant, Catherine Lombardi.

Upcoming Events

[Except where noted, prices are per person and do not include tax or service.]

Tha Stage Left Wine Dinner Club: Get 20% off all wine purchases in both restaurants for the entire next calendar year! Just come to six wine dinners in a calendar year and you're automatically a member.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pre-Theater Menu at Stage Left (Quite the Bargain!)

  • Beginning Friday, March 13
  • Offered Every Night Until 6 PM Sharp
  • Just Show Your Tickets

It's been a while since we offered a specific pre-theater menu, so we thought it time to reintroduce one. This menu will be available to theater-goers alongside our regular menu until 6 PM. We would encourage you to check out the schedules at the George Street Playhouse and The State Theater for a whole slew of great shows heading to town.

View the menu

Call 732-828-4444. $39.00

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ramps, Ramps, Ramps, Ramps!
Oh my Lord, ramps, those lovely first delicate shoots of spring onions that signal the beginning of the season of plenty, have finally arrived! We've been waiting all year for their arrival. We find that serving fresh ramps (delicate little spring onions) alongside pickled ramps makes for two expression of a wonderful harbinger of spring. You need a little spring right? So come in and eat this, in Stage Left.

Call 732-828-4444 or reserve online. Price varies by menu selections.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Dennis and Judi Lunchtime: NJ101.5 Live Broadcast from Stage Left
Dennis-judiOn Friday, April 17, come join us for lunch during a live broadcast and help us show the state the best of New Brunswick. We're serving lunch from 12-2:30 so come be part of the fun. Make a reservation here.

If you can't make it here, listen in wherever you are.

Call 732-828-4444.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day

Mother's Day at Stage Left

Stage Left will serve brunch from 10:30 - 2:30. Brunch is $39.95 per person and includes our wonderful dessert bar. View the menu. Kids under 11 pay their age.

Stage Left will serve dinner from 3:30 - 9.

Reserve a table here or call 732-828-4444

Mother's Day at Dinner in Catherine Lombardi (opening early)

Catherine Lombardi was a Mother. In fact, she was Mark's mother's mother! Yet another reason Catherine Lombardi is the perfect place to have Mother's Day Dinner. We're seating from 1 PM - 9 PM. Reserve a table here or call 732-296-9463

Call 732-828-4444 or reserve online. Price varies by menu selections.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Le Chêne Bleu Wine Dinner


Though the vineyards had long been neglected, they have a history dating back to the early Middle Ages. The estate had once been a priory of the Knights Templar. Under the Rolets, reclamation of the vineyards led to excavation for a gravity-flow winery, which led to exceptional, estate-grown Rhône varietal wines.

But where exactly in The Rhône. The estate sits on complex mineral and limestone soils at the intersection of FOUR Rhône wine regions: Gigondas, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Rhône and Séguret. The Rolets were faced with a problem. They have the ability to produce extraordinary wine that doesn't fit neatly into appellation rules. So they took a lesson from the Super-Tuscan producers. They decided to combine the best of New World and Old World perspectives on their project. They chose to eschew the prestige of any higher appellation, in favor of the freedom they would have by just calling their wines Rhône Table Wine.

Will Lyons wrote in The Wall Street Journal: "Like the Super Tuscan producers, they decided to step out of the appellation system...which resulted in wines of stunning grace and is going to be hearing a lot more about Chêne Bleu — it could be the world’s first Super Rhône." We could not agree more.

On Tuesday, May 19, Nicole Rolet will be here to host a dinner with her family's wine.

If you can clear your calendar, please come to Stage Left and discover something extraordinary.


Le Chêne Bleu Wine Dinner

Tuesday, May 19
Hors d'Oeuvres start at 6:45
Dinner at 7:15 

Hors d’Oeuvres
Rose 2014

Roasted Escolar and Morels
Viognier 2013
Viognier 2012

Charcuterie Plate Wild Boar Terrine, Rabbit Roulade,
Jamon Iberico de Bellota, Hazelnut Bread and Candied Pistachios
Abelard 2009

Loin of Colorado Lamb Spring Herbs and Roasted Vegetables
Heloise 2007 or 2009

Lemon Cake with Curd
Toasted Meringue

$159 per person

Call 732-828-4444. $159.00

Get the most up-to-date information on our upcoming events by joining the Stage Left/Old Vines mailing list.

And don't forget--there are more great events scheduled at our other restaurant, Catherine Lombardi.

Dinner-Theater Package

Enjoy a night on the town with a great performance at The State Theater and a fabulous dinner at one of your favorite restaurants. Park once. We’ll pick up the tickets and have them waiting for you here. Dine before or after the show and it’s all for one very reasonable price.

View the Stage Left Menu
View the Catherine Lombardi Menu

Prices are per person plus tax, service and beverage. Please visit the State Theater's website for performance details.

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