Stephanie's On Newbury
Stephanie's On Newbury

Stephanie's On Newbury

  • 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: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Joe Bartel
  • 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, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: For more information on private events, please contact our Event & Marketing Manager, Natalie Whelley at nwhelley@stephaniesonnewbury.com

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.**
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerComfort Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Stephanie's On Newbury reviews from OpenTable diners
288 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (116)neighborhood gem (113)good for groups (98)fit for foodies (93)great for lunch (84)great for brunch (82)hot spot (77)special occasion (59)vibrant bar scene (34)kid-friendly (30)romantic (25)notable wine list (23)scenic view (22)late-night find (7)Show More
  • Lovely evening with friends...great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Had a wonderful evening with out of town friends at Stephanie's on Newbury. Great bar & dining room, able to talk comfortable/privately at table and then fabulous dinner... absolutely warm, inviting and charming. The servers were utmost professional, attentive, and welcoming. The mac 'n cheese with proscuitto and truffle oil was out of this world, as was the apple caramel bread pudding and warm chocolate cake. Also, had the special peppered cod with risotto which was perfect. There is not one thing I would change about evening.... allowed old friends to enjoy to the fullest. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place, Comfort food
    CRPathinBoston
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Wonderful service and attention, we decided to come back because it was so nice the food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • zzzzVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    First time for dinner and will never go again. The appetizers were huge in quantity, actually bigger than the the main course. The clam chowder was a huge bowl of tasteless creamy mush. We barely finished a third. Worse still, the main courses were served almost immediately after the appetizers. The waiter did not offer to bring them back later. In any case, since the soup was so bad, we sent it away mostly uneaten. The main dish was oK and so was the dessert. All in all a pretty bad experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice vibe and food was good
    Vtguys
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Two of us had opentable reservations and were seated easily and on time. Drinks were inventive and bountiful. Server was very busy with all diners but have us appropriate attention also. Lots of people and moderately loud but added to experience. Food was good and priced accordingly.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tastebud
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Our server Eric was very attentive and concerned about our satisfaction. Both he and the food were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • busy, busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    This is obviously a tourist spot located on Newbury. Large restaurant but not enough staff. Had to wait 30 mins for table. Very loud groups and tight tabling. Small portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service!!
    alissa
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    After living in Boston for over 10 years, finally got to Stephanie's. Wasn't sure what to expect; overrated tourist trap, or actual fine dining experience. The latter was definitely true! Went for lunch with a friend on a Tuesday and ordered the chicken, my friend ordered the tuna melt. We both got a cocktail. The cocktails were definitely pricey, but delicious. Our water was super helpful, friendly and accommodating. It was no problem to sub the delicious sweet potato goat cheese gratin for the mashed potatoes that the chicken came with, and the brussel sprouts were also tasty. Overall, very pleasantly surprised and would definitely go back for lunch, dinner or brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    bakster21
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Visited Stephanie's again and was not disappointed - tried the Meatloaf and Fish option during this trip and enjoyed both! Can't wait to visit again!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • updated comfort food
    2locals
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was my second visit and although the menu had been updated for the season with new interesting things, I was still able to find some things I loved from my fist visit - especially the apple bread pudding! Save room for this! The menu offers updated twists on comfort food and we loved everything we ordered. Go hungry. Although some of the prices were on the high side, the portions are generous. Nice selections of wines by the glass. We will definitely go back again to try some of the other things on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    ELVY
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Service was outstanding. Food and menu were very good. Celebrated my daughters 22nd birthday with her friends. (7 diners) The menu had something for everyone my we had vegetarians and carnivoures and all were happy with their dinner selections. Deserts were also yummy and grand.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't see what the fuss is
    PappaFood
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were highly recommended to Stephanie's. Went for lunch on a Saturday. Seated quickly. Miserable waitress took our order gave no help. Husbands food was cold and was sent back. The same meal was presented 10mins later having been put back into the oven. I find this very poor. There was no apology from the waitress she merely commented that the plate was burning hot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Friday Night
    Nellabell
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had made a reservation for 7:30 PM on Friday night, but we arrived earlier than we had expected to. After enjoying a delicious cocktail at the bar, the hostess offered to seat us prior to our reservation time which was greatly appreciated and unexpected. Our server was excellent and took great care of us and the food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Was in town to visit my daughter who attends college there. We had a wonderful dinner with family. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy but pleasant ambience
    flavioVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food was mediocre but the server worked hard to make up for the experience. A good spot for an early dinner but the noisy bar detracts.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exorbitant Waste of Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The amount of food served was astonishingly wasteful. When our waiter recognized our dismay he explained that the restaurant is known for its comfort food. We all love comfort food, but really, enough is enough! The thought of the enormity of wasted food made me loose my appetite!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stephanies - Friday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Friday at 1pm was packed. I'm glad I made a reservation for my lunch meeting. Although the salads are delicious, the noise level was so high, I will have to rethink this locale as a place for lunch and conversation. Also I was not a fan of the shrimp on my salad, although my lunch date said that the salmon was delicious. Next time I will go for chicken or salmon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ONCE AGAIN DISAPPOINTING
    DDDDVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    MEAT LOAF WAS INEDIBLE, ONION RINGS AND CALAMARI HEAVILY BUTTERED AND PRECOOKED, SO WHERE TASTELES. TERIBLE FOOD IN GENERAL. VERY OVERATED PLACE
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Frozen Dinner like
    TryBoston
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My girlfriend had the pulled chicken pasta and it tasted awful. We had to send it back. No flavor and soupy. Cllam chowder which came out with a hardened film on top. Wedge salad was good. The lava cake came out with almost all the ice cream melted.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aimee
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Always a winner. Love this place! Dependable, great food and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dizee
    dizeeVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The decor is getting tired, but I understand they will close in January for a few weeks in order to update. Our salads were very ordinary, although fresh. I'll plan to go back after the updates are done.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wish we found it sooner
    Charlie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Nice reasonable Boston Back Bay restaurant. Excellent service, very good meals at reasonable prices. Wish we had tried them sooner...will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boston Must
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    So very glad we did not miss this wonderful spot! The service was outstanding, the menu a delight, the brunch was delish! A must spot for all who travel to Boston for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant experience
    Kjoe1960
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was my first time dining at Stephanie's. The menu offered something for everyone. My sister and I both had seafood dishes which were excellent. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. If I had to find fault with something maybe it would be the noise level which was a little high. All in all a very pleasant experience and I am likely to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was awesome.. We sat both
    OCMAC
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The place was awesome! We sat both outside and inside the same night. The staff was flexible which made them great.. My only regret was that I didn't leave a larger tip
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    FloridaGal
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We were seated on time. Our server was friendly, but forgot to bring our wine order until after we were done with our appetizers. Soup was lukewarm. Entrees were brought before we had finished our appetizers- we asked them to take them back and serve them at the appropriate time. Server said mac and cheese was voted best in Boston, but I found it average at best. My husband said his cod was okay, but not great. Manager walked around room, but did not stop at our table to ask us about the food and service. When we asked to have a cab called, employee said we should just go "around the corner" to a nearby hotel where cabs were waiting. It was about 2 blocks away, and it was raining and windy! The valet was kind enough to hail a cab for us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprising!
    JAAFVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Once you are inside it is a different world. Food is excellent, service is very good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OK
    John
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    OK but nothing to write home about. Meatloaf was dry (good thing it had gravy!) and I think there should have been 3 lamb chops on the plate. Only 2 appeared and they were extremely small. Not worth $32. But the drinks were good and the place was lively.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Another GREAT experience dining at Stephanie's! The service and food were terrific! Lunch outside on Newbury Street can't be beat! The manager, Mike, bends over backward to please! Looking for more beautiful days to dine in the patio!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Place to be seen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Stephanie's is good for people who find it important to A) Be seen there, B) feel that it's important to let other like-minded people know that you're at Stephanie's and C) eat average food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasently surprised!
    luvtodine
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was delicious and very fresh! I had the fish sandwich.. It was done perfectly!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    SalaciousCrumb
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    If you're urbane or provincial, you will love Stephanie's. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is posh but the people are actually friendly and make you feel at home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    great location, maybe a bit lax in their care of guests/attention to detail of the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last outdoor before winter
    JP1817
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My party dined outside on the patio, good food and attentive wait staff
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as great as before
    DelightedDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Loved this restaurant when I first went but the tenderloin salad has definitely gone downhill and the service isn't as attentive. Not bad, just not memorable either.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Good pancakes but unimpressive egg dishes; restaurant was out of certain specialty drinks and unable to accomodate a gluten-free guest.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try Mac and Cheese
    TXGalVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The best Mac and Cheese ever! Also had the meatloaf. Great comfort food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Babs10VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My cousin and I went for lunch on a Saturday. It was very noisy but fortunately we were seated at the far end of the restaurant, so it was a little easier to talk. Once the crowd thinned out, it was very pleasant. Food was excellent, service was good, given the crowd. Definitely recommend, perhaps for a late lunch when it isn't so crowded.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great food and drinks!
    Polly
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I really enjoy going to Stephanie's With friends. Nice atmosphere , delicious drinks and ahhhhhhh the comfort food! I love the meatloaf and also mac and cheese. The other day I had a burger there and it was cooked rare (hard to get in a burger)and it was exceptional. My drink was something I now will make for myself at home as it was so refreshing . The desserts are huge but I did manage to eat almost half! Service could have been a wee more attentive but they were busy:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Service very friendly. Food artfully presented but bland.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Stephanies!
    eatoutoften
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    A staple on Newbury. great food and great people watching (inside and out)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate