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“First time and we will return!”

The Stage Restaurant & Cafe
Ranked #3 of 98 Restaurants in Keene
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Family run business, Chef owned and operated for 34 years
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Stopped by as we were in Keene at lunchtime. Nicely decorated with a Manhattan theme. Well sized and prepared sandwiches and their corned beef was excellent. Attentive waitstaff. We look forward to returning for more of the same.

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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Restaurant needs a sign - there is none. I had the directions, even OnStar (which turned out to be useless for this specific location), and drove by three times in a confusing area if you are not used to that area of Keene. If you have people in your party who do not walk well, once you locate the restaurant, you will need to stop on the road (which is a turnabout) in front of the restaurant and drop them off. There is no dedicated parking for the restaurant and parking in that area is difficult. We parked in the busy municipal lot which is about a 5-7 minute walk to the restaurant.The name of the restaurant is etched in the window to little avail. When you enter, there is only about 8 square feet to wait for the hostess. So with lines, you will be waiting outside or at the bar - reservations recommended!. The floor space itself is odd. We had a party of six and needed to squeeze in a chair to make it work in a circular less than optimal booth for comfort.. Those are the negatives. Positives are a nice wait staff, reasonably good wait time to be served, and the food was quite good for a reasonable value (although some might think a little pricey). Overall, once we settled in, we had a nice time.

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Thank Paul S
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ebenik, Owner at The Stage Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Thank you for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner at The Stage. Our sign is being redone at the moment but I'm glad you found us! As in any downtown area, parking can sometimes be an issue but unfortunately that is out of our control.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Of all the restaurants in Keene I have to say this place is about my favorite. We've been there enough to know most of the waitstaff by name and they are all great. The chef has a talent for presenting fabulous dishes. He has re- invented and fine tuned many of the dishes into masterpieces. Pasta night is a really great deal. The drinks are awesome...one is enough!
My only criticism would be the acoustic treatment. There are not enough soft surfaces to tone down the chatter. It can be very loud when the place is full...which it usually is.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

A really nice menu with some unique options. I especially like their burgers and their calamari. A great selection of beer as well.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

We always enjoy going to the Stage. Really good food and a fun atmosphere. The food is consistent and there is a great outdoor seating area.

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