Stoddard's
Stoddard's

Stoddard's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://stoddardsfoodandale.com/
  • Phone: 6174260048x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Lunch: Thursday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday 10:30am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Fiset
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: We are pleased to accommodate private and semi-private events during our lunch, dinner and bar hours. Our private room holds up to 35 seated guests, or 70 standing guests for a cocktail reception. We also offer several options for semi-private events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Temple Place & Washington Street
  • Public Transit: Downtown Crossing - MBTA Red/Orange Line
    Park Street - MBTA Red/Green Line
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Validate parking for Lafayette Garage at the Hyatt Regency Boston
A word from Stoddard's
Welcome to Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale - a late 1800s style pub featuring craft beer and classic cocktails, paired with a menu of early American fare.
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Stoddard's reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (24)neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (15)good for groups (14)late-night find (10)special occasion (9)notable wine list (8)hot spot (8)romantic (5)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Fun good food
    Steve1
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Noisy and full of energy, great pre-theatre placed for good meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After Theater
    Silverlight
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Four of us had reservations at Stoddard's for an early dinner after a 2:00 show at the Boston Opera House. We arrived for dinner a few minutes early but were seated immediately. The service, food, drinks, and ambiance were all that we hoped they would be. We will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll be back
    CharlesH
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Best cheeseburger I have had in a long time... period.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    ray1031
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We were looking for a great meal, and this more than fit the bill! Worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stop between work and night club
    Nick
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    I met up with a friend after work, and another friend wandered in to join us. My salmon and lentils dish was amazing, and the lemonade was freshly made. The cocktail list is extensive and tempting, it was hard to resist! The duck poutine my friend had could use some work though (we are picky Canadians).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Kfitz
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Excellent beer selection, knowledgeable server, and the best onion rings I've had in my life. Everything else was pretty good, but not amazing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a group of 12 and all
    MBP246
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had a group of 12 and all enjoyed ourselves and the food. The waitress was patient with us and had excellent drink suggestions. There was not a long wait for the food. My only complaint was that it was pretty dark in there (we were seated in the lower level) and the bathroom stalls weren't very clean.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pub - The BEST onion rings
    doallthings
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    A great spot for apre-theater. Large and creative drink menu, great list of beers. Everything from scratch. Pub food at its best. Ate the pulled pork and a very juicy burger. Get the beer battered onion rings - even if you never get fried - so worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Pub with Excellent Food
    IzzyB
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Went to Stoddard's for Saturday brunch and was really pleased. The food was excellent - the BLTA (blt with avocado) was delicious - and the beer selection exactly what you would expect from a beautiful traditional looking pub.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Drinks and Food
    Marina
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Love this place! Ambiance is very nice, lighting is low....drinks are plentiful and very unique, and the food was great. Will definitely be back :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great location and back story
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    great location and back story but the food is always a let down for the prices they charge. Good for a beer, but skip the mediocre $26 entrees.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than the North End
    kiwiluv
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Traditional food with a modern twist (including ambiance), definitely makes us want to come back again. A little bit pricey for the food portions, but it's appropriately priced for the quality of the food. Had the pasta carbonara (better than some I've had in Italy) and the sopressatta pizza. Next feat will be to try the bolognes, which normally I'm very picky about.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exactly what we were looking for!
    aleigh
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I went in for dinner after work and before a show with my sister. We were looking for delicious cocktails, a cool ambience, and great food. We had the warm goat cheese salad, the mussels, and a chicken pot pie. All three were absolutely amazing. Our server Corey (pretty sure that was his name) was super knowledgeable about both drinks and food and had great suggestions. It was pretty busy but he was super patient and understanding about our quicker than normal timeline because of our show. If you are looking for an after work place that goes way beyond your typical bad food and has a cool, but not overdone speakeasy vibe, check it out. You will get great service too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    KVanAm
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I went there for lunch on a weekday, and had a fantastic experience. Great beer list, great food, excellent service. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Time
    Fancy
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had a good dinner prior to going to a show. Servers were very attentive to us and were sure we were able to leave in time for the show. Good fun- lots of young singles at the bar. Fun place
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Suggestions
    SailorWoman
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I was ordering the duo duck with a malbec. Our waiter suggested a sangiovese/merlot wine as a better choice to compliment the duck. It was a good choice. I had a lovely meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, service was not great
    Jenni
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I just recently went here, and the service was terrible! The server was standing around, just talking to his other coworker. I like the restaurant, because the interior is unique and rustic, but if I could give a negative point for service I would. Otherwise, sit at the bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • POUTINE!!
    Sav888VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    They make poutine. And it's delicious. I haven't had a meal (or drink!) at Stoddard's that I haven't loved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    briantharrison
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The menu is great, there is an extensive bar list with many cocktails, draft beers, and drinks to choose from. Can't recommend this place enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food..service not so much
    dtxdiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    came for valentine's day dinner. we had a 8:30 res but were a bit late b/c the lack of parking in the dtx area so they told us we had to wait. no biggie. so we ordered drinks at the bar which had a good selection of draft beers. we got our seats 10-15 min later. we got raw oysters for an app, the ribeye, and the duckduo. the oysters were tiny and flavorless. prob mistake to order it from non-seafood rest. The duckduo had confit duck leg and a pan roasted duck breast with risotto. the duck breast and risotto were great but the confit duck leg was super dry and just terrible. take the confit out and the dish was great. the ribeye was just ordinary but cooked well. the service was blah. would come back for the bar but not the wait service
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our party of six thoroughly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Our party of six thoroughly enjoyed the lively atmosphere and great food. Plenty of attention and made it to the theater with time to spare. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After the show
    Craig
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    We attended a matinee performance at the Boston Opera House, which ended at about 3:20 PM. I had made reservatons at 4 PM for our group of 6 but we arrived early. We were seated immediately and told that the kitchen was just opening. Following beverage orders the waiter took appitizer orders, which came without undue delay (the mussels were very very good). The waiter then took our dinner orders. Everything went beautifully and everyone's dinner was scored as very good to outstanding. Salmon, short ribs, hanger steak and rabbit were the choices at our table. My son and a friend had recently been to the restaurant to enjoy the bar scene and some music. They enjoyed their time, as did we. I recommend Stoddard's and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for dates
    Jenni
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Reservations fill up quickly, make one ahead of time for dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missing the mark
    tjbartjr
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I've been to Stoddard's about half a dozen times over the past two years; I typically sit or stand at the bar, and the service has always been good. I had dinner there once about a year ago, and the food was good. I've always been to the upstairs dining room/bar; Saturday night was my first visit to the lower dining room for my birthday. The food was good as usual, but the service was poor. Our waiter was extremely inattentive, and borderline rude. One example: my girlfriend split a side of brussels sprouts with me; we had to ask twice to get them, and they didn't arrive until we were both almost finished with dinner. Another example: he didn't offer dessert. What server doesn't offer dessert? Really left a sour taste in my mouth.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love this place
    Jeff
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Food and Beers are great. great atmosphere. Not your typical Boston bar/restaurant. one of my favorite spots in boston to have a nice beer and the bacon wrapped rabbit with a side of donut sized onion rings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve
    towniescum
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Made reservations far in advance for a nice NYE dinner. Our special evening with friends was interrupted when the restaurant abruptly shut off the music and turned up the lights. We felt rushed and were informed that someone had booked the restaurant and we needed to finish up our dining experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food and beers.
    BubbaDawg
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Went because found it on one of my Craft beer Apps. Beer selection was great and so was the food. Plan on making a return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Besides the food enjoy the
    DhanVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Besides the food enjoy the history, signs say it was built in 1868 and interior shows that nicely - loved the ceilings and the bar,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great drinks, so so food
    jumpergirl1
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We were very excited to try this restaurant, but were sadly disappointed by the food. I ordered the fish and chips...I wasn't expecting a huge plate, but what I received was sadly lacking. One small piece of fish appeared that was poorly battered and had very little taste. It was accompanied by a salty salad and what was described as homemade tater tots...not impressed. However, the mixed drink that I ordered was phenomenal! Moscow Mule was fresh, potent and well worth the price. I would definitely go back for drinks and appetizers, but not dinner. Great atmosphere and close to the theater district.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent neighborhood spot
    Dano
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    A decent but run of the mill restaurant. Convenient to downtown shopping areas. Eclectic crowd.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great space, killer tap list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    My first visit. Lovely old space. Great rotating tap list. Eclectic menu with fun munchies and comfort food options. On a cold day sitting near the entryway can be suboptimal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good rabbit
    Chris
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Good food, restaurant was a little bit cold but we were sitting next to the door and it was 10 degrees out so I suppose I cannot complain too much about that. Service was fine. Rabbit was tasty albeit with strong bacon flavor. My girlfriend's cheeseburger was nothing special for $14, but the fries were good. Beer & nostalgic cocktail selection were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid, solid dining.
    WendyEVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We always have a great time at Stoddard's - this was no exception. The food can be a little heavy, but perfectly fitting the cold night we dined there. Get the fondue to share with a group!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had a reservation for 2
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    I had a reservation for 2 but we were unable to sit on a backless chair. There was a table for 4 where we could sit together and no one had a reservation for it. The hostess let us sit their and gave it to us but very ungraciously even though the place was 1/3 empty. The seats at the table also had rips in the upholstery.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a place for dinner on Saturday
    Al523
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I'm sure Stoddards is great for lunch on a weekday or maybe an early weekend dinner, but definitely not the place to eat on a Saturday night. They were incredibly busy because of an overcrowded bar scene, which meant service was very slow. They blamed it on a broken computer system, which was possibly true, but it didn't get much better as the night went on. The food is decent, but pricey, especially for the terrible atmosphere. Who wants to drop $50 on dinner when shouting over loud bar patrons? Also, for some reason, they kept turning the lights out on the diners. It happened about three times, and every time it would take the manager or someone else walking over to turn them back on so that we weren't eating in the dark. So strange.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place if you like Beer
    ABMustang
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    This was recommended by a friend, we went for a casual/business outing. A lot on tap, food was surprisingly good. Place was crowded and loud! Not kid friendly at least when we went.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, OK service
    BerkerycVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Food was good. Not a ton of options, but definitely some good ones. Good drink/beer list. Fun spot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Any place that has deviled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Any place that has deviled eggs and warm pretzels/mustard is a winner in my book. It wasn't just that, we loved everything about this place. The decor, the food, the service, and the laid back atmosphere. The salmon over beluga lentils was just what I needed after stuffing myself with pretzels! I look forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for lunch and the
    Mags
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    We went for lunch and the staff understood the need to be in and out in an hour. The food was very good. The fish and chips delicious. The charcuterie appetizer fresh and gave a lot of variety. The place was lively with business lunchers. I would recommend Stoddards.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service slow but waiter apologized.
    suebo
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Service was slow. I'd indicated in reservation 10 of us were on a lunch break and we needed to be in and out quickly. Our waiter forgot one of our groups meals but could not apologize enough, including a suggestion that we not tip him (of course we did). The food was great. I will definitely go back and give them (and him) another try.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.