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Stephanie's On Newbury
Stephanie's On Newbury

Stephanie's On Newbury Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stephaniesonnewbury.com
  • Phone: (617) 236-0990
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, American
  • Executive Chef: Corey Comeau
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The semi-private facility accommodates up to 45 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Mike Letterman (617) 236-0990

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Exeter Street
  • Public Transit: Copley
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet, Monday - Saturday, 5-11pm
A word from Stephanie's On Newbury
Stephanie's on Newbury has now become an institution in Boston. Located in the heart of one of Boston's most historic streets and upscale shopping districts, Stephanie's has been serving 'Sophisticated Comfort Food' in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere since 1994. Locals, travelers and shoppers alike favor this classic American bistro because of its commitment to blending old fashioned American favorites with a current, fresh twist. Stephanie's is casual elegance at its best with one of the city's most fashionable sidewalk cafes, popular club-like bar and cozy sky lit dining spaces. **Reservations are for inside seating only. Also, if the time you request is not available, please call the restaurant directly.**Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerComfort Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant has good location for people watching, but it is the typical tourist trap restaurant located in a highly transited area.. Unfortunately, the meals are not good. We had the burger ($20) and lobster roll ($27). The prices seemed very inflated considering the quality of the food. Both the burger and the roll come with fries, which are not homemade, but rather frozen. A place that uses frozen fries tells you a lot about the low quality of food that is expected to be served. Both the burger and roll lack flavor and where both bland. Do not recommend the restaurant and I would try my luck at another place - although, most places in the vicinity seemed to be tourist trap."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "our table was in the last place of the restaurant,"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Food was good, but thank goodness there was an omelette on the lunch menu. If you need to eat brunch on a Saturday go to Joe's across the street."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Eaten there many times. Always good food and good service. Very consistant."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "For us, Stephanie's on Newbury might have the best menu selection in Boston. At least of the restaurants we visited. We had trouble making a selection. I think we could have eaten every meal here and been perfectly happy. I had the gnocchi appetizer and it was truly the best thing I had during our trip. For my lunch entree I had the egg salad with smoke salmon sandwich. While it was well made and presented - I would not order it again. The Hubs had the fish and chips. Best ever. Well executed on every level. Their house made tartar sauce was on point, but they also had another pink hued sauce. I don't know what it was, but it was a great compliment to the dish. We will make a bee line to this restaurant the next time we are in Boston."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Had a lovely late-night dinner here, sitting outside on the patio and watching the world go by. Food and service were wonderful; highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Excellent as always! I am never disappointed in the quality of the food or service."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Out of French toast which was disappointing and then out of one of the desserts we wanted. They made it right though and didn't charge is for our three desserts. Food was very good as was the service."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The french toast is seriously divine. I highly recommend it!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great sangria. Food is delicious. Great place for couples, families, special ocassions. Service is outstanding."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We were in Boston on vacation and stumbled upon Stephanie's - we couldn't help but noticed how busy they stayed and decided to check it out. The food was excellent and the service was solid (although our waitress was a low-talker and a little hard to hear). Great place for seafood, steaks, salads & more. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Was treated to Stephanie's for my birthday and while the appetizers were certainly imposing they were delicious nonetheless. The entrée sirloin was even better with the crisped onion strings. My personal favorite though had to have been the white chocolate cheesecake. That was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had an excellent brunch at Stephanie's. Very good food, had a great waitress :)"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Drinks are hit or miss. Texas Mule was great.. Doli was not even close.. Food was the same.. Chowder was great for anywhere but Boston.. Lobster Roll was the same.. Ahi Tuna Tartare was excellent. Fresh fruit salad was huge, would only consider again if sharing.. Onion rings where nothing special and hard to eat.. Ate inside where the atmosphere was much more formal and the expectation of food didn't follow, if eating outside everything was right on point. Over all a bit pricey but would still recommend when I return it will be for the Ahi Tuna Tartare that's for sure!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It is a must eat place, if you are visiting Boston or live here! Service, food and scenary are great."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 4 people through Open Table and 2 of us got there first and checked with the hostess and asked for an outside table. She informed us that we had to wait for the entire party to show up before being seated. When we were all there we went back to check in and was then informed that the outside is on a first come first serve basis and no reservations. Too bad they didn't tell us this at first as we wood have checked in with the outside hostess as there were tables available when we good there but not upon our second check in."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Spent the afternoon on Newbury Street prior to a Red Sox Game. Stopped at Stephanie"s for dinner on the way to the ballpark. Great Service, Nice Menu, Great scenery of bustling Newbury Street while dining outside. Will definetly be back"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "They don't take reservations for outside dining. We made a res on opentable, only to show up and be told that we'd have to wait on the list (like the walk-in diners) in order to get outdoor seating. UGH. This should have been clearly stated when I made the res. Service was bad. Waitress disappeared after our order came. At the end of the meal, it took 15 minutes flag her down for the check. Pancakes were meh. Veggie sandwich not tasty. For all the hoops you have to jump through (parking, waiting, etc)...not worth the effort. I will not be returning for brunch."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We ate here over the 4th of July weekend. We were disappointed that our reservation applied to eating indoors. The girls at the outdoor hostess station appeared put out when asked questions, and need to make eye contact with the patrons. Once inside, the hostess was very pleasant as well as the manager who was with her. Our waiter, Sergei, was pleasant and aimed to please. However, the delivery of our food was beyond slow, and we were there for almost 3 hours and ended up being unable to go to more shops on Newberry because they had closed. We do not blame Sergei for the service. He was waiting on several other tables and our food was always brought to us by someone else. The food was great, but we will try somewhere else next time."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife, nephew, and I were supposed to eat at Stephanie's last week but he was unavailable. She and I went anyway and I had meatloaf - tender and tasty, with exceptional mashed spuds and firm green beans. She had the lobster roll. Both of us took food home and enjoyed the leftovers the next day. Fast forward a week and the three of us made it to Stephanie's. I'm not a lobster fan but she raved about the roll - sooo...we both got the roll. Awesome! Tender lobster, buttered/grilled roll, enough mayo to hold it together and a little lettuce. If lobster was always this tender I'd eat it more often. My nephew had grilled cod in a chowder base. He definitely enjoyed it. All in all, two great meals - good comfort food, well prepared."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our reserved table was ready at the appointed time and we were seated promptly. Excellent service, at least up until our area got much busier. Excellent, moderate noise level, at least until our area got much busier, when it was difficult to have a conversation (table of 5). If the weather had cooperated, we would have been sitting outside and probably none of this would have been a problem."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Came here for the first time in a few years and was very disappointed with the quality of food. The calamari, pecan salad and quesadilla were sub-par. The cocktails were good - but that is about it. Definitely a good spot to sit outside and drink cocktails - but inside dining is not recommended."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food was fabulous as always. Nice setting on a beautiful summer day. Love the people watching while enjoying a delicious lunch."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "It was small group of us on the outside patio. Food was tasty - service was a little slow at times but nothing major. Staff were friendly, accommodating and knowledgable about the menu. Would definitely return and recommend."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We sat outside on a warm summer evening. Wonderful dinner - chilled champagne - it was great. Service was a bit slow, but it gave us more time to talk."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Food was very good as was service. A little pricey but overall we were happy."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This was a wonderful dinner, outside on the patio. Service was great and our food was delicious. Great place to spend an afternoon."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I've been to Stephanie's several years ago when the food was excellent. It clearly has become a tourist trap with bad food and poor service. A far cry from its sister restaurant, Stephi's, in the South End which is excellent."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Seating hostess provided good estimate of wait time for outdoor patio dining, attentive waiter checked on our meal"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was very delicious. The price was reasonable. The location is nice too. It was a wonderful experience having our Sunday brunch in Stephanie's."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "For the prices, this place should've been amazing. I had a $20 burger that I only ate half of because it was terrible. I've had better at the 99. And their famous bread pudding dessert was also very disappointing. And I had to yell across the table to talk with my guests- I felt like I was at a club. Not going back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Been here for the first time in three years, and boy, the food is still amazing. Got the clam chowder which I personally think is the best I've had, as well as a LARGE portioned lobster roll. wish i could be back there right now!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Service a bit slow. manager gave me the wrong check that was twice as much as my bill, and it took a long time to get the original one."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The quality/price metric for Stephanie's is low. My $14 salad and $30 entrée were lacking any evidence of culinary skills. There are many better options in the Back Bay at this price point."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I brought my mom here for her birthday, which was very nice. The outside seemed to be more busy than the inside because it was a summer day. I've heard rants and raves about this restaurant from everyone but I will have to say that it didn't exceed my expectations. The food was OKAY, nothing I would recommend. Great atmosphere though."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Seating outdoors is wonderful in summer. Good apps as well to share with friends. Cannot make outdoor reservations though which would be nice"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Really disappointing brunch. Everything was breaded. No iced lattes, no soy milk."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "For people-watching only-and that's only if you're seated outside. Drinks were good, and the wine list was OK. Considering the location and the nearby competition, I'm a little surprised that this place can stay open. The menu is unimaginative, and frankly, all over the place. My dining partner's Cuban sandwich was a small stack of cold cuts, one miniscule, thin slice of cheese, one little pickle slice and some spicy mayo. I would have been embarrassed to serve that at home. My Pulled Chicken Thai Salad was equally dreadful. They used a healthy pile of tasteless rotisserie chicken, threw in some fried wontons, about 4 cilantro leaves & 6 half peanuts, mixed with lettuce and maybe 2 teaspoons dressing of unknown flavor. A tasteless mess."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Good food and service but very bad acoustics. Impossible to have a conversation."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Reserving our dinner through OpenTable, I specifically requested an outside table because it was a beautiful summer night. However, even though there were various tables outside, my friend and I were one of the few people seated inside - it was dark and too air-conditioned. On top of that, the food was extremely expensive considering the portion size, with my pasta being $22 for a few pieces of ravioli. While trying to ask for something the waiter simply walked by without acknowledging us. Even worse, the waiter would give us side glances and make us extremely uncomfortable during our dinner."
    Dined on 6/16/2014