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The Stage Restaurant & Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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30 Central Sq, Keene, NH 03431
+1 603-357-8389
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Benik family has found a way to provide excellent food for any appetite with first rate service and a nice pub atmosphere. Single women do not need to fear dining here. Whatever you order, -salad, sandwich or full meal, you will not be disappointed. And if you have room for dessert, ask if they have lemon meringue pie available,... More 

Thank Richard F
Keene, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Stage is a favorite for my family and we've been going there for decades. Sunday brunch, pasta night on Tuesday, or any time. Consistent, delicious, generous portions. A great menu including sophisticated sandwiches, salads and fine dining entrees all expertly prepared. Leave room for bread pudding, you will not be disappointed whatever kind you might try. Very few restaurants... More 

Thank sefcpa
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The menu at The Stage has always been one of the more imaginative around, especially when you include daily specials. Food is great! The bar menu is equally imaginative and drink specials are always very tasty and large. Service staff are friendly and attentive. They've recently expanded their space into the adjoining storefront and created an even better bar/restaurant combination... More 

Thank sdpowell1255
Brookline, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My sister and I found this restaurant last week. Open at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, it served us very well. We had a delicious cocktail with citrus vodka, cranberry juice and rosemary. Yum We ordered two appetizers and salads. It was way too much food. The salads were crisp and perfectly dressed. The calamari with marinara was good, though... More 

Thank kl r
ebenik, Owner at The Stage Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review, we're are so glad you discovered us! More 

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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Cute restaurant right in front of town's gazebo. Steak was cooked correctly and ribs with Gouda potatoes was very good.

Thank intrepid411
Leominster, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Food is outstanding. Service is outstanding. Outdoor tables when the weather is nice. Its not a big place so make reservations or be prepared to wait. Bar area is small. Great place overall to eat. Medium prices. Entrees 18 to 28.. Sandwiches 10 to 15.

Thank Lori S
Orange, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

So nice to see tge changes made....bartender very sweet talking with us....food was great and might be the first place to not charge extra with sweet potato fries....made us feel very welcome

Thank jhkruns
Keene, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The French Onion Soup is on par with the best I've ever had. I also recommend the Steak Morgan. And weekend brunch is always fantastic.

Thank johnrN7682GL
Keene, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Heard alot of wonderful reviews about this resturant so I wanted to give it a try. I went for lunch with a coworker and we sat outside since it was incredibly dark inside and the seats were really close together. I like people but not eating with a ton I don't know.The waitress was pleasant, the food was broughtnout within... More 

Thank Dandygirl41
Athlone, Ireland
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We called in early in the day to book a table luckily as it was very busy when we arrived. We had a very attentive waitress There was a great choice on the menu at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend this place. $160 for 4 people with drinks.

Thank Theresa O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Central Sq, Keene, NH 03431
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
  • Phone Number: +1 603-357-8389
Family run business, Chef owned and operated for 34 years

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?