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Catherine Lombardi Restaurant

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3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903 (George Street)
+1 732-296-9463
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 01:00
Thu 11:30 - 02:00
Fri 17:00 - 02:00
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New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Catherine Lombardi's Bar before a show at the State Theater for a drink. What I got was more than what I asked for. A fully stocked bar, a super knowledgeable bar tender, and a cocktail list that could stand up to any New York City Bar. I especially loved the old fashioned cocktails in the menu, like the... More 

Thank NewJerseySky
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining here before a show last week....we sat at a table in the bar area since we hadn't made reservations but it was still very nice. The food was excellent- the Very garlic bread was the best garlic bread we have ever had! We also had the pear,pecan,gargonzola salad with grilled chicken. The shrimp scampi... More 

Thank nknyc15
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A very nice and unique stop in deed located on the second floor of a building apparently over a partner restaurant. When your ready to indulge and your wallet is ready take the trip and this ain't no food truck lol! This is a great special occasion place, all the best!

Thank PaulieWalnuts12
Sewaren, New Jersey
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The food is great but service is below par. We had to ask for water three times. The waiter had to be asked for the grated cheese twice. The chef should quit before the servers ruin his or her reputation. My filet mignon was Wow. The mozzarella and peppers was great. The restaurant appears to be operated by college students... More 

Thank jal07
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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177 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a great restaurant. The service is probably the best I've ever had. The garlic bread is the best I've ever had. The salads are huge and fresh. The chicken was perfect. And the desserts - wow. I'll be back...soon.

Thank Rocky P
Somerville, New Jersey
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

What an awesome place to have drinks after work. Paige and the gentleman at the bar are great i I will be returning in the near future

Thank LolaPorter
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This restaurant was a real treat. The quality of the food and service was exceptional. The hostess, server and bartender all interacted with concern for our experience and created a welcoming experience. The menu entrees and specials were understood by the knowledgeble server and my selection was excellent. I will return again very soon

Thank Curt E
Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is a nice restaurant and it shows in the service, food quality, and interior. It's just comfortable inside and the food is great. I would eat there every night if I could.

Thank Matt W
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The service and food was excellent! We wanted for nothing! I was very impressed considering how busy the restaurant was for a Friday evening pre-show.

Thank 1316MMM
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

While I have not had dinner at Catherine Lombardi's I have enjoyed their bar for happy hour and it is quite good. In addition to a fantastic wine list and wide range of spirits, they have a very good cocktail menu that is extensive and will appeal to just about everyone. Prices are pretty good, the bartender knows what he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903
    (George Street)
  • Public Transportation: The restaurant is located a few minute walk from the New Brunswick train station, on the New Jersey Transit - Northeast Corridor line.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-296-9463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?