Stephanie's On Newbury
Stephanie's On Newbury

Stephanie's On Newbury

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stephaniesonnewbury.com/
  • Phone: 6172360990
  • 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: 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 6172360990

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerComfort Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Stephanie's On Newbury reviews from OpenTable diners
274 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (171)neighborhood gem (106)great for lunch (101)great for brunch (88)good for groups (74)hot spot (66)fit for foodies (64)special occasion (41)scenic view (37)kid-friendly (34)vibrant bar scene (31)romantic (28)notable wine list (16)late-night find (6)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The perfect back drop for a summer lunch in September on Newbury Street! Mike Coyne, the manager, ensured a perfect surrounding for a delicious lunch-the tuna burger is scrumptious! Hoping to get a few more summer lunches in before the snow hit! Thank you Stephanies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Failed with "fly"-ing colors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    There was a dead fly in my food... sitting right on top of the highest point of my chunky chicken salad-- like garnish. I was shocked! We had a party of 6 for a corporate celebratory lunch. I sat at the table awkwardly while everyone else ate for about 2 minutes. There was little apology. If I remember correctly, only the waiter said "Oh, a fly! YUMMY! Sorry about that." After the fly was addressed with the waiter, he took the dish, and a few minutes later, I was brought another chunky chicken salad. Edge of the dish was dirty. I was not asked if I wanted something different. Would you eat chicken salad right after you saw a dead fly sitting atop a pile of the same chicken salad? I barely touched my dish and STILL had to pay for it.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very tasty salmon!
    Guidegirl
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    A group of 4 gals having a very tasty dinner outside. My salmon was outstanding. Everyone was happy with their choices. To extend the outdoor season it would be great with heaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Libs
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Stephanies is still one of my favorite restaurants. Irish soda bread is by far one of my favorites and that's what they serve you with your dinner rolls. The waiters are even nice enough to pack up a couple extra with my leftovers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not worth making a reservation
    baconlover
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I made a reservation from brunch and requested outside seating when I arrived. I was told it would be an additional 15 minute wait which was fine. 35 minutes later every party around me had been sat and people walking in off the street were sat ahead of me. Asked about it and was kind of brushed aside. NOt a great experience overall.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely, though loud
    HappytoseeBoston
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A stroll in the neighborhood, easy access from our large hotel as a visitor. Yummy food, but we couldn't get a table outside and the inside was fairly dark and loud. Hard to visit and chat with others. Pleasant service
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort Food
    CRPathinBoston
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Loved to dine here with my friends, thought it was a little bit pricey, but the quality of the food was amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So So Experience
    marshside01
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Overall, we were disappointed in the food experience. Dishes were so so. Given the price, not a good value. Better options on Newbury Street.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Class
    BFoodie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We booked a reservation for our anniversary on a Sunday evening. The place was packed and loud (which is acceptable, because it's Boston), but we were seated right next to the kitchen busing pit. Then the waiter took almost ten minutes before he even greeted us. His greeting, "You want water." He said. When he returned with our water, I asked him to tell us about the place, because it was our first time at Stephi's, he responded that it is a restaurant that a lot of people know about, and then pointed out our dinner menu and wine list. We got up and left.
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  • Ok brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The location and outdoor dining are top notch. Our brunch started with the hostess who was not only unfriendly but rude until I was able to verbalized that we had a reservation. Our server was training and could have used a little more guidance. The bloody Mary's and the Bloody Mary menu were sensational . The brunch menu was varied and looked exciting. Everyone in are party agreed the food was good but nothing special. Lots of choices in the back bay, would not go back to Stephanie 's, just to avoid the hostess.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great time at Stephanie's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food was great, service was good. Always a good time with a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good time
    AboutTown
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I dined with five friends and we all ordered different meal. We all loved our food. The service was excellent. I look forward to dining there again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great street location and dining
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great patio outside and people watching. Decent wine selection. Food entrees were very good to excellent (I had the trout). Only comment was the side dishes were overwhelmed with too much tomato like marinara that drowned out the vegetables, etc
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing
    SCFoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    When we asked what was good for dinner, we were told "people really like the burger and the salads..." Uh oh...While it wasn't her intent, I took it as a warning to pass on the lamb chops, the Arctic char or the lobster pot pie. So, we settled for a congealed bowl of chowder which may have happened while I waited to flag down my waitress for a spoon, The mealy tuna tartar and the highly recommended salad, all were subpar. The wine list was similar to the meal as it was filled with big production grocery store wines. In short, don't do it.
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  • Overall very good
    njgalinwtVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a good booth seat inside as outside dining was very crowded (and it was a bit chilly). We had a 7:30 reservation but they were able to seat us at 7. Waitress was very efficient. The appetizer (spinach and artichoke dip) was excellent. I had the burger (great), while my husband had the meatloaf which he didn't love. We'll likely go again but try different items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disapointed
    JannieVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Was highly recommended...food just ok. Service very good. Place is dated...nothing special. Too bad. Great location
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cosy but dark
    SafiriniDK
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Nice food and service, although very dark lighting in the evening - difficult for us to read menu, see food and each other.
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  • Dinner at Stephanie's on Newbury
    Mauiwowee
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We were two couples for dinner. Girls each had lamb chops and steak...steak was ok but fatty and gristly. Lamb chops were terrible...could not cut the meat even with a steak knife, and gristly. $32.00...should have complained and sent it back. Guys both had salmon...good but portion small. Very disappointing.
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  • Not a Winner
    Kac1
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Went here for Labor Day brunch. Neither of us liked our food at all. My eggs Benedict was freezing and friend's turkey club was about the quality of a prepackaged sandwich from a gas station, but quintuple the price. There are so many great places in Boston to eat and this isn't one of them. The location is great but wouldn't go again.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Location!
    Girl
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was a great place to have brunch. We sat outside, which was fabulous. The server was not attentive though and forgot many things. But the food was delicious! Would recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Overrated
    Aroundtheworlddiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had a bad experience. Food was terrible (Thai Chicken Salad, Cobb Salad and Calamari) - bland and extremely forgettable. Our waiter was attentive so can't complain about the service - but there are so many great restaurants in Boston and this is not one of them. Interior desperately needs updating (and cleaning)
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  • Second best pear martini in town
    thepassionatereaderVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My family loves Stephanie's. We go there every time we visit Boston. The food is carefully prepared with fresh yummy ingredients. The menu is foodie friendly and yet my teenagers eat everything on their plates. And, their pear martini is to die for. The best pear martini in the world can only be had at a very stuffy, prix-fixe place on the other side of town. To be able to take my whole family out and get a cocktail this fabulous is a gift.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday for Cade
    Twigs
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Beautiful summer night. Great food, wonderful ambience. Good for kids too 10 & up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always pleases
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Stephanie's on Newbury (or on Tremont) is always a good choice for lunch, brunch or dinner. Menu is varied and food consistently good. Our server this past Sunday was particularly good - very personable and accommodating. My only criticism is that you can't make a reservation for an outdoor table That doesn't seem fair to me - when you take the time to make a reservation, you should be able to choose inside or outside. They did seat us close to the open doors however.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good People Watching
    Splurgeworthy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Overall, the food is nothing to get excited about, the service isn't uniform, and the prices are way too high for the quality. My boyfriend and I had an unpleasant experience at brunch on a Sunday morning. We weren't in love with the choices on the menu so we each asked for eggs, potatoes and an English muffin. Our meal was $60.00. Yikes! I understand that what we asked for wasn't on the menu, but to charge us $10 for each thing seems a little absurd. The people watching on the patio was the real saving grace of the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Basic Delicious!
    Swp7722VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Pleasant and fun ambience, service wonderful, food selection delightfully basic -- we enjoyed enough to go twice. Come Fall, the restaurant might be undergoing extensive renovations; I would book ahead.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was good and the service was fair but the ambiance is non-existent and the noise level was far too high. I would call this more like casual rather than fine dining.
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  • So loud!
    thisismynicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I took a job interviewee here, hoping to be able to hear her. That was a mistake. I left with a splitting headache. The food is lovely (she liked her scallops, I think, I'm pretty sure that's what she said above the din). They desperately need some sound baffles, however.
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  • Lovely and delicious
    foodmakesmehappy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I had heard great things about Stephanie's on Newbury and it did not disappoint! I brought 4 colleagues with me and everyone was very happy. We appreciate you accommodating our colleague who could not have gluten. The chef gladly prepared her entree gluten-free. Excellent Tuscan red wine, delicious caipirinhas and scrumptious scallops. I would go again in a second. I am also pretty picky about ambiance and this was perfect. We sat near the patio and had a great view/breeze from there. Really enjoyed it. Good times had by all. thanks! Also, our server was knowledgeable, courteous, and funny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food/ location; slow service
    Jordan
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food is good (nothing overly unique, but delicious and quality nonetheless) but we ordered soup and salads mostly and our food took almost an hour for lunch! My guess is that the server forgot to put it in the system, as she didn't seem overly competent. We were also told by the host we could sit outside with our reservation but then it was another hour wait when we got there so instead they put 6 of us in a booth all the way in the back of the restaurant. All in all - good outdoor location, but nothing special enough to be worth sitting indoors and the staff is too young and immature to match the high prices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always lovely
    Spaz813
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Always a great time, especially for brunch. Had a lovely meal, tasty as always. Price of bloody marys continues to go up though, so that's a shame, but they are very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor
    London14680
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Gazpacho was warm and had been sitting around. Nothing like fizzy soup. Took 10 minutes to be give water. Interior so dark you can barely see. Not worth it.
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  • Get the lamb and chicken
    viaggiatrice
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a fine dinner here: excellent lamb and fantastic chicken. We did not like the clam chowder (you can find better). Good spot in the neighborhood.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Request to not sit in "main aisle"
    BellaDoo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Waitress acted like she was doing us a favor to wait on us. We were seated in the main aisle by the patio. Noisy spot. Waitress stood by the coffee pots and talked to her friends the entire time we were there. Seriously? Never asked us if we wanted more drinks, and was just basically aloof. Would not go back there. We were out celebrating an anniversary and would have liked better service. Oh well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GritsChickVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was our first trip to Boston and a friend recommended this restaurant. It was nothing special. I think there are other restaurants in Boston that better represent Boston.
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  • Not as good this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Service only fair. Left dirty appetizer dishes on table with entrees. Waitress away for long periods, not attentive. Felt rushed, entrees too close after appetizers. Loved this place in the past but won't rush to go again.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rozzie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We expected to sit indoors, but upon arriving early we requested outdoor seating and in 10 minutes were graciously seated at a lovely table. While the service was a bit slow, we enjoyed summer salads and a lazy lunch time experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • average
    demandgoodfood
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    food was average at best. nothing special here. the bloody mary's where overpriced. won't be going back.
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  • Cold Brunch
    Randolphdad
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had 10 am reservations on a Sunday and when we arrived at 10 am there was a long line and no one was being seated yet. The young staff was standing outside ignoring the customers. Finally around 10:08 they began taking guests and seating them with and without reservations. They didn't even have a list of reservations by the desk. We ordered basics yet waited a good 30 minutes since everyone came in at the same time: vegetable omellete, eggs benedict, and a thai salad. All were over-priced (omellete $17) and fair. The eggs were even cold but it was getting late and we just needed to have brunch. I highly recommend Forum on Bolyston for brunch.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Cathy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a wonderful meal here. Great comfort food. Had to wait 20 minutes for a reserved table. Service was pretty good and the food delicious. I would reccommend this place.
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic