Monday, January 9, 2012

Time to hit the Stage!

So many favorite neighborhood businesses have been closing lately, it's making me nervous.  The best way to combat this anxiety is to continue to support those that still live, so here's my plug for one I could not live without:  The Stage Restaurant at 128 2nd Ave.

Stage Restaurant

Seating is limited, but when it's full, I just take a walk around the block or run an errand and there's usually a free stool when I'm done.  Or, just go at an off-peak time.  The service is great, the company entertaining, and the food is good and affordable.  I've tried just about everything here and have never been disappointed.  You can see their menu here, but they also have daily specials, so be sure to pop in and ask.

The Stage is one of the few counter joints remaining and offers a real "old school" New York experience.  The only drawback is there is no public restroom, but there's a Starbucks up the street that does just nicely...

Also, they're closed on Sundays.

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  1. that picture is heaven. the colors are luscious and you just FEEL the old new york.

  2. Yes! I'm often guilty of mourning what has left (or what is leaving) the neighborhood that I don't appreciate what's still here... like the Stage.

    And this photo is suitable for framing, Goggla.

  3. Thanks, guys!

    It's funny - I took this picture in 2006 and, except for the sign, the place pretty much looks the same, including the employees.

  4. You know, I've passed by the Stage many times, but I've never eaten there. I'm going to check it out soon. Love the photo!

  5. Marty - be sure the big man is working the grill...I think he works until 2 or 3. He's got the magic touch...

  6. I love this photo too!!The person entering the Stage looks weirdly familiar too. I have never eaten here. I have walked by so many times. We must rendez vous here too!!

  7. Goggla, beautiful picture of a great place! I quite often break up my long train ride by grabbing an early breakfast here (preferably sitting opposite the grill). Makes the whole day better.

  8. I have visited The Stage many times now and it is great!!The big guy was cooking--he made me a challah grilled cheese that rocked!!