Stephi's in Southie

Stephi's in Southie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (617) 345-5495
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Stephi's in Southie
The owner of Stephi's on Tremont and Stephanie's on Newbury is opening a location in South Boston.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Stephi's in Southie reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)great for brunch (26)good for groups (21)fit for foodies (20)vibrant bar scene (18)great for lunch (16)hot spot (15)romantic (8)notable wine list (7)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)special occasion (2)Show More
  • Bolognese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Steffi's has raised the bar on Bolognese. Absolutely delicious and a generous portion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Sandwich - order now!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was my first time to this Stephi's location. Everything was good but the open face Thanksgiving sandwich was exceptional - particularly on a cold winter-is-coming night. Do it and do it now!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place, but the menu was just average.
    Cheryl
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The restaurant is nice and new! Looks to be a great bar scene. The food was ok, nothing special. but the service was very good. The manager came over after our food arrived to make sure all was ok. I liked the booths, it gave it a nice casual feel to be able to just hang out and chat with friends. I would say this restaurant is priced accordingly for the level of food. I would probably recommend this restaurant for lunch. Definitely NOT a romantic place as it's location is directly in front of the bus station and there are lots and lots of people coming and going right outside the window! Fun to watch at least!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually good, but an off day.
    Kenmore534VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The steak and eggs was way overcooked, almost inedible, and the service was pretty bad, took an inordinate amount of time for waitress to come over. Then each time after we felt we were waiting a long time for her.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodating, friendly, fast service.
    gutesessenVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Went for an early business lunch. First ones there, folks were friendly, service was quick, food was great. Will do this again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Brunch
    Foodie4
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The service was excellent. The French toast and Bloody Mary was divine. Great brunch spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch with Girlfriends
    ellen
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great place for Sunday Brunch! The menu is wonderful & service outstanding. We loved the decor and the food. The manager even extended the brunch time for us!!! Thankyou so very much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your typical Boston restaurant
    Local2thearea
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We wanted a restaurant that was not a Pub or Asian, and had more than pub food and this Stephi's menu was great. We enjoyed the great selection of dinner salads and the clam chowder was thick and delicious. We did find the prices a little high but overall all the experience was good and exactly what we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent enough comfort food
    MarieVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We asked for a quiet table and were seated right next to a boisterous party of eight. Not sure it made a difference as I think the whole place was pretty off the charts noise-wise. The menu is indeed comfort food with lots of heavy options. My husband had the pork sandwich which was fine but not spectacular. I tried his fries which were crispy and salty - just like the famous place with the golden arches. (for french fries, that's a GOOD thing :) I had the goat cheese appetizer and had to give Stephi's credit for including enough bread with it - most restaurants don't. Overall, not bad food as long as you aren't into healthy, light eating. And all the staff is very friendly and pleasant, but it's not a place we are likely to frequent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went here with a friend on a Saturday night. Nice ambience, service was good - attentive, but a relaxed pace which is what we were looking for. We split too apps - the salmon gravlax, which was nice but ultimately bland and the goat cheese which was amazing. Entrees were steak tips (tender and a nice flavor but understated. Warm potato salad and asparagus were both very good), pork belly (good but a little over fatty and over charred) with delicious squash puree, and a the mac & cheese which our friend reported was very good. We may try it again, but we weren't wowed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Dining Experience
    DeeB
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The new menu additions were fabulous. The waitress was amazing. However the bar staff and management of the televisions, which is why I was there, was poor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay food, expensive, slow service
    Heather
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was just okay. My boyfriend got the Mac & Cheese which was amazing. I got the scallops and they were the worst scallops I've ever eaten. Burnt to the point that I couldn't chew them. I had trouble getting the attention of the waitress and by the time she returned, my boyfriend had finished his meal so we just paid and left. Too bad, looks like a cool spot.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was great ! The service was slow at best .. Think the server was just young He was very nice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food
    Courto
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I was able to get a reservation easily and we really enjoyed the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay
    PapaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Fun place for young professionals in the neiborhood Not worth a drive
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    There were apparently only two waitresses in the restaurant on a busy Tuesday night and thus the service was very slow. There was a host as well as a manager nearby who simply stood around instead of stepping in and helping out, which was frustrating to watch. Our waitress was overwhelmed and ignored our table for most of the evening, but to put the fault on her would be unfair as she needed assistance. The food was good, but slightly overpriced for what it was. This restaurant has potential but needs to work out some kinks and tighten up service. On the other hand, the bar is great and I recommend coming in for drinks at the bar.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stephi's Sterility
    Mopsy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I enjoyed great Bloody Marys and good brunch but ambience was too sterile for me
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM!
    Rebecca11887
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    After my second time at Stephie's Southie location, I can't wait to try it for a third! The atmosphere is great, isn't too expensive and the food is delicious. Their meatloaf is out of this world and comes perfectly with mashed potatoes and green beans - an ideal comfort meal! Great cocktail & wine list, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would never go back
    SouthieResVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I took clients there and will never go back. They service was terrible. Appetizer and pre-meal dishes were still on our table when our entrees arrived. The waitress was up talking to the bartender the entire time. I had to speak to the manager twice just to get her to our table of which she had attitude. How embarrassing in front of clients after I had been raving to them about it. It was also so loud that we couldn't hear each other talk. The experience was so bad that sadly to say I will never frequent this neighborhood restaurant again. The owner would not be happy to know this kind of service was going one.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great to have Stephi's nearby
    BlakkRaigne
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I must admit that it's great to not have to trek it over to Newbury street to get my fix of Stephi's This place has great food and an ambiance to match. Definitely a nice upgrade to the Broadway area of South Boston, which used to appear sort of downtrodden
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Themaneater
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were seated immediately, then proceeded to wait 15 minutes for a glass of water. Our drink order was taken and only half came back, brought by a different employee, not our server. Our server finally came back to take our food order, that took 30 minutes for a burger and smoked salmon. The smoked salmon dish was missing key ingredients on the dish. Overall very disappointing. Went back to the area last night for dinner, had a fantastic meal at Franklin's.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 113 reviews are from the Stephi's in Southie reviews archive.
  • Great execution
    MuskiesVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Had heard a lot a about Stephis- they do a great job with their menu and deliver well. I had the coffee crusted duck with mushroom risotto which was outstanding. Great bar for a cocktail or app, or a dining room. Was there for a casual business dinner which wad perfect.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have been to Stephi's other locations, and recommended this newest location when friends were coming in to town for the evening. Service was mediocre, the restaurant was essentially empty at 8pm on a Saturday nite. The bar area is really nice, and I may return there. The manager checked on us once, and even though all of us were finished our entrees, he didn't even attempt to remove our plates for us. My entree (Cod) was really good, and I would give another try.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eh...
    ksgshmoopsVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Service was really slow, took 45 minutes to get our orders in! I could tell the waiter was having an off day though, many customers were complaining and he was aware of how things were going, poor guy. Menu was nice with many things I would like to try, but both my beef tenderloin and the boy's cod were severely over cooked. Mine was well done (asked for med rare) and his was tough and rubbery. Ew. Oh well, many other places to dine at!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun!
    Nixxo1121VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Love the onion ring tower! Our salads that we ordered for dinner were wonderful and fresh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmosphere, Food and Drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We really enjoyed the food and drink with a group of 6. Noise level a little loud, but we were seated near the bar. Service was excellent. Menu on Open Table is not accurate so go to website. Our party had the asian pork chops, cod, scallops orecchiette, and the cob and beet salad,all delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seems to be declining...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is our 3rd time and we both remember the food being much better. Our appetizers and meals were just ok. Drinks were awesome though. Considering the price, not sure I'll go back for dinner again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively on the Fourth
    vermontgurl
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Rainy windy day, picnic is out. Stehphi's in Southie filled the bill. Great sandwiches. Great service. The bar was very lively and maybe too loud for 94 year old mother in law. Music and tv blasting. Wish we had a table in dining area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New neighborhood spot
    moz88
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Very good food and also nice drinks. Not very busy for a Friday night, but meant good/quick service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice local spot
    beernut
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    A good place to go after work to grab some dinner with friends or a significant other.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always accommodating
    DotMatt
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We enjoy Stephi's as a place to go to eat when friends come to town. The food is delicious and the portions are huge. The staff is always kind and accommodating to our family, which includes three young children (5 and under). We usually order different dishes and eat them family style, and it is never a problem. So convenient to get to on the Red Line, and honestly we usually find street parking nearby when we drive there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only one problem
    MindyM
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Loved the food, service, etc. only one issue - no changing table in the bathrooms. They provided a high chair or I might conclude they don't cater to kids at all. Not a biggie - you can't be everything to everyone, just good to know not to bring the kiddos.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely worth trying
    moosalishous
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Staff are very professional and friendly. Nice relaxed atmosphere. We were there on Father's day and although they were busy we never felt rushed or crowded. Bloody Marys are awesome. Bar staff is wonderful. Place is v clean. We went for brunch which is incredible...it's our second time there for brunch. We hope to go for dinner soon. It's right by the T stop so very accessible. Lots of parking around if you drive. Overall nice relaxing dining experience with great food and courteous staff. I would highly recommend it. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slaura81
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great spot...highly recommend! Very nice food, great atmosphere and the service was really great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    FoodEnthusiast
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was my first experience at Stephi's in Southie for brunch. The Mother's Day brunch menu addition was great, 2 of the 4 of us ordered the spring vegetable frittata, it was out of this world. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the atmosphere was very nice. The service is also always top notch at Stephi's. I typically go to Stephi's for dinner &/or drinks, but I would absolutely recommend it for brunch as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fordhamVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Excellent food, even better service. They seemed pleased that we were there and we are pleased we chose this restaurant
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beyond pub food neighborhood spot!
    MoxieMunchVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Love this new neighborhood find! Great menu- everything we had was deliciously prepared and beautifully presented. Wine list was great and the concept of "wines on tap" is a great way to venture into something you may not try otherwise. Started with Doli cocktail- refreshing and enjoyable and moved on to wine from there with our meal. The roast chicken in particular is outstanding and the burger is a favorite in our group as well. Host & waiter very attentive without being overbearing and managers making the rounds ensured everything was on point also. The only drawback was the noise level. Crazy noisy even before they were at full capacity but at least there is space between bar & dining area to help buffer it somewhat. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rizz
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    This restaurant has great potential, the menu has a good starting point but the execution of the cuisine is far from there yet. The meat was cooked poorly and unseasoned. We will not be going there again for awhile.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mixed!
    Doug
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Quality of food is often times uneven. Selection for entrées are few. Atmosphere setting and service are excellent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    jhb28
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.