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State Theatre New Jersey

Your Visit

Learn more about the best restaurants in proximity to The State. Here’s a secret – many offer special deals and price fixe menus with your ticket stub!


Save on DIning!

Enjoy a fantastic meal at one of New Brunswick's best restaurants! You pay only $20 for a $25 restaurant gift certificate at select restaurants when you add dining to your order in the shopping cart. Learn more.

*Not eligible for the $20 for $25 in dining offer.

Catherine Lombardi

catherine lombardi*

3 Livingston Ave |  New Brunswick

Can’t get great seats for a certain show? Catherine Lombardi and Stage Left procure great tickets for many State Theatre New Jersey performances exclusively for their customers.

Reservations/Information: 732-296-9463 |

Christopher's Restaurant & Bar


10 Livingston Ave | New Brunswick


20% savings applies to á la carte menu food items off the Christopher's Restaurant menu only; alcohol not included.

Reservations/Information: 732-214-2200 |



55 Paterson St | New Brunswick

Featuring a menu of exotic contemporary American cuisine and an extensive selection of cocktails. Dinner, Lunch, and Special Occasions—Located only two blocks from State Theatre New Jersey. *Not open for dinner on Sundays


Monday through Friday, 4pm-7pm. 1/2 Price Drinks & Discounted Cocktails.
$6 Appetizer Specials. Happy Hour at the bar only. Must be 21 or over.
Dinner served after 7pm on Sunday

Reservations/Information: 732-846-6521 |

Due Mari

due mari

78 Albany St | New Brunswick

Due Mari, by Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group, is pleased to present a menu featuring the freshest seafood, Chef White’s signature handmade pastas, and choice grilled meats. Our wine list features a varied selection from around the world and is the perfect complement to any meal. Come in early and enjoy a drink at the bar. Our bartenders showcase an impressive array of irresistible cocktails, wines by the glass, and ice-cold beers. Looking for an event venue? We offer private rooms and semi-private dining spaces for any type of event.

We're open for dinner seven days a week, for lunch Monday through Friday, and offer a weekend Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. We also have Happy Hour specials Monday through Friday.

Reservations/Information: 732-296-1600  |

Esquina Latina

esquina latina

25 Liberty St |  New Brunswick


Chef Serafin Sarduy brings fun to New Brunswick with the fusion of Cuban and Latin cuisines. Esquina Latina offers a chic restaurant and lounge atmosphere where patrons enjoy our distinctively decorated dining rooms, spacious bar, and outdoor patio seating. Our talented bartenders specialize in sangria, mojitos, and unique margaritas. Join us for dinner (Mon-Thu 3pm–11pm, Fri-Sat 3pm-12am, Sun 3pm–9pm) and dancing (Fri-Sat 10pm–2am)!

Reservations/Information: 732-543-1630 |

Filippo's Famous Pizza

filippo's famous pizza*

336 George St | New Brunswick

Home of the Monster Pizza.

Information: 732-846-9060  



115 Easton Ave | New Brunswick

Fritz’s has established itself as a fast casual restaurant in the heart of the Easton Avenue neighborhood. We have created a cozy environment that is perfect for lunch away from the office, a study break snack or dinner before a show with friends. We serve our sandwiches on house-made breads featuring fresh roasts, as well as vegetarian and vegan options, with house-made sauces. We don’t stop at sandwiches, offering over 40 different scratch-made desserts and bakery treats. Our menu and bakery options will change with the seasons as The Garden State inspires us.

Reservations/Information: 732-543-0202 |

George Street Ale House

George Street ale house

378 George St | New Brunswick


George Street Ale House offers 15% off your entire check the day of the show (full priced items only).  Brunch is offered Saturday from 12pm-3pm and Sunday from 12pm-4pm and is excluded from the offers through State Theatre.  Guests must show tickets to receive 15% discount.  This additional 15% discount is not eligible for the State Theatre Dining Package. View their pre-theater menu »

Reservations/Information: 732-543-2408 |

Harvest Moon Brewery

harvest moon brewery / cafe

392 George St | New Brunswick


Patrons must show their ticket to that evening's show to be eligible for the promotion. Promotion is valid only on the night of the performance. Please show your ticket to your server prior to ordering.

Reservations/Information: 732-249-6666 |

Old Man Rafferty's

old man rafferty's

106 Albany St | New Brunswick

Whether you want a pleasant lunchtime break, are rewarding yourself with a relaxing dinner after a hard day at work, want to treat the family to a wonderful Sunday Buffet Brunch, or maybe just want to relax at the bar, our ever attentive staff and comfortable atmosphere will ensure you will not be disappointed. Do not forget to take a stroll through our beautiful Gourmet Shop and Deli.

Reservations/Information: 732-846-6153 |


panico's restaurant + Bar

94 Church St | New Brunswick

Panico’s Restaurant + Bar have always been known for its classic and innovative Italian cuisine. With our authentic, wood burning, brick oven pizza, we bake some of the best pizza in Middlesex County alongside our hand-crafted specialty pies and a large menu of casual Italian favorites.

Specialty Menus »

Theater Package: $28.95 per person
Pre-fixe Menu: $19.95 per person

11:30am to 5pm

Reservations/Information: 732-545-6100 |

Sophie's Bistro

sophie's bistro*

700 Hamilton St | Somerset

Modeled after a classic French Bistros, decorated with French country antiques, large open shuttered windows, dark woods, soft pastel colors and walls covered with family pictures make Sophie's an intimate cozy environment.

Located minutes from downtown New Brunswick, Sophie's is the place where you can have a good, hearty meal (comfort food), simple and unpretentious, at a fair price. For lunch, a full dinner, a late snack, a glass of wine, or a big cup of coffee, Sophie’s is home. Diverse menu choices’, simple so no one is overwhelmed with too many menu choices and complications. We provide quality food and good service at a fair price in an unpretentious atmosphere.

Reservations/Information: 732-545-7778 |

Stage Left

stage left

5 Livingston Ave | New Brunswick

Since Stage Left opened in 1992, we have been ranked among the best restaurants in the state of New Jersey. The extraordinary cuisine is matched by an equally extraordinary wine list. We have also won the “Best of Award of Excellence” by The Wine Spectator. Check us out in the heart of New Brunswick, next door to the State Theatre, make your reservation today.

Reservations/Information: 732-828-4444 |

NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism

Supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.


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