Stockyard Food & Spirit
Stockyard Food & Spirit

Stockyard Food & Spirit

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stockyardrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6177824700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday-Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Bar: Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 1:00am
    Sunday 11:30am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Bill Bramlett
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Guest street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Stockyard Food & Spirit
The Stockyard is a classic American Tavern that has served delicious steaks, seafood, and drinks to the Greater Boston Area for over 40 years. We take great pride in the quality of our food with beef that is aged to ensure the best flavor and texture. Entrees are prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients locally sourced, including our signature Lobster Pie. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, we provide both public and private dining along with a 150 car parking lot.

Now under new ownership, the Stockyard has been refreshed and upgraded with spectacular new additions while still maintaining the unique and classic look of the former Stockyard. Features such as our u-shaped bar, one of the largest restaurant bars in the city, and the infamous Al Capone bar located in our private dining room.y

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Stockyard Food & Spirit reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (33)neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (21)great for lunch (15)vibrant bar scene (14)fit for foodies (14)kid-friendly (11)romantic (8)notable wine list (8)great for brunch (6)late-night find (5)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great menu and always a fantastic meal. Great atmosphere & service. 4th time there - will be back & never any complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Food Moderate Pricing
    billpiVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The steak is superb. Tender, juicy and tasty. The seafood is equally top notch. The menu is expansive and eclectic. Appetizers are varied and ample.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went t to the Stockyard for my husband's birthday. I had the steak tips and they were amazing. The rest of my family had prime rib and loved it. Sandra our waitress was such a deliight. She was very personable and extrememly helpful. She made accomdations for all our requests. I would definitely recommend the Stockyard!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We must have picked the wrong night
    kickVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Been here many times since it re-opened and the food has been good and the service friendly. Not many there so we sat at the bar. Bartender was preoccupied - with nothing. Our food was fair to okay. Glad it was not our first time or we would not be back again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I made the reservation because this restaurant was featured on phantom gourmet. The oysters were some of the best we've had and the mussels were outstanding. The broth was light but spicy and delicious. My husband had a prime sirloin special steak that was cooked perfectly and I had the lobster pie which was tasty but I wished it had more chunks of the tail rather than the claw and knuckle meat. Anyway, we were celebrating a birthday and enjoyed it. The service was excellent. The restaurant was clean and it was nice to have a parking lot available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice place not great
    DenSal
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This resturant is nice. it has all the makings of a high end steak house, but it falls just short of great. It is a nice place the prices are okay for the quality of food you get. The night I went there the entire B.C. Football Team was there so service was a little erratic. The food tasted fine but I felt as if I could have cooked it the same. When I go to a high end steak house I like to feel as if I am eating a steak that I could not cook the same way. With all that said I would go back, like i said it is nice just not great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service
    Gilo
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I was there early Thursday night with my wife. We had outstanding service, scallops appetizer was so delicious, food was great, and decent wine list. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unhappy
    saddiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    WE use to eat at this restaurant quite frequently, since the new ownership or management the food quality has gone down quite a bit. I had ordered prime rib, medium, it came out well done. The manager quickly corrected the problem, but it seems the theme of the night was overcooked food. Our app's came out burnt and the table right behind us had overcooked steak. I think they should revisit the way the food use to be prepared. It was empty in there for a Saturday night...you never saw an empty seat before this change.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    jessicam
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We came here to celebrate my birthday. They have a wonderful parking lot so you don't have to drive around or worry about valet parking. We started out with several appetizers; the crab cake and the oysters were fantastic. The tuna tartare was the best I have ever had. There was a ton of tuna and it blended well with the cucumber and the avocado and even with the crunchy rice noodles. All the dinners were fantastic. The prime rib was wonderfully cooked to the right temperature. The rest of my party loved their dishes which included the lobster roll, the swordfish special and another beef special. To top it off the chocolate cake was amazing. We look forward to coming back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal with co-workers
    MontyCapuletti2
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Went with three professional colleagues. Two of us consider ourselves to be "foodies". I had the prime rib and he had the 16 ounce strip. He commented that his steak was better than the last steak he had at one of those well known high end steakhouses found in many major cities. My prime rib was perfect and the other two guys were also impressed with the experience. Great place with alot of character and great service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    DeeDee
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had the delicious lobster pie! Well worth the market price. Dessert was a very different chocolate creme brulee topped wth fresh raspberries.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Choice!
    Lovetodine
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Peggy our server was great - she was very entertaining and personable. Only gave 4 stars because we never had anyone come back mid meal to ask for drinks. Other than that it was spot on! - Food was excellent and felt prices were reasonable. I would absolutely go back and recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too crowded today?
    BrooklinerVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We 3 waited one hour for our food to arrive today -- 12 to 1PM. There were some large parties, but we arrived before them. It was never explained what happened -- a kitchen screw up? Nor were we offered any compensation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • STOCKYARD ON FATHER'S DAY
    BACKBAYBILL
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The new Stockyard continues to provide great food and service. Have not been disappointed whether it be for lunch, brunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • magnus
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The Stockyard has become my favorite place to go for special occasions. The food and service are perfect. I have recommended and will recommend going there to all my friends and relatives.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service good, food not
    bjcominghome
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Very accommodating for a large party which was not able to meet until 9 p.m. Parking was terrific! Food was disappointing
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My "Go To" for all occasions
    Labo
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Close by-plenty of parking! If I want a high end PRIME, dry aged steak like in town I can get it here, and if I prefer a great burger, or fresh shucked lobster roll and spend a little less I can get that too. I ave eaten here probably 30 times since they reopened and had a great experiences EVERY TIME, ranging from 25 dollars to 75 dollars per person, depending our group that evening . I have dinned here casually with my younger nieces, fiance and family and also had more formal, in a suit with business people here, and have a great experience every time. Jerry and his staff are top notch,well trained, knowledgeable, attentive and courteous and the food is always fresh, delicious, as described, cooked to perfection and as asked for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food below average
    NotImpressed
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I lived in the neighborhood throughout the 80's & 90's and have very fond memories of the Stockyard as a place to gather with friends for a drink and a really good steak. Well, the fact that I got a place to park right by the front door should have been a clue. I remember Friday night's being jammed. I was also surprised that the menu was, for the most part, a la carte. That would be OK, if in fact the food was worthy of such prices. No ones meat was cooked properly. I could have done a better job. The prime rib was dry and overdone and the skirt steak was raw. Both were ordered medium. The sides we ordered were also not very good, the asparagus was overdone and the lyonnaise potatoes were greasy.
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  • Loved it!
    Hydragal
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Went with friends for a birthday celebration. We all loved our steaks -cooked to perfection. We will be back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mela
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    From the moment you walk in this restaurant is great. The staff is friendly, they seat you right away, the service is great and you never feel rushed. The food from start to finish is mouth watering. Dinner starts warm rolls, crackers and the cream butter. The appitizer was plentiful and delicious, we had muscles. For the main course we both had the prime rib. This meat just melted in your mouth and the family style sides were generous. Dessert did not fail either, blueberry pie was excellent. The wine that we were recommended by the waitress to compliment the meal was delicious and was not the most expensive either. Overall I would highly recommend going here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    SundayBrothers
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Seated promptly, friendly greeting, waitress prompt, sharp and knowledgeable. Menu had enough choices for our group's food preferences. Water, bread, crackers, tended to often. Drinks, appetizers entrees, and side dishes served as ordered. My salmon, risotto, asparagus and sautéed spinach cooked perfectly. I appreciate the meal and the service. Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my Favorites
    BostonChuck
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I'm a repeat customer and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad you are back. HOORAY!!
    Candi48
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was excellent, as I remembered it to be. The service was over the top. Jackie was GREAT!!! Had the Prime rib is was cooked just right, should have gotten the Queen cut. Eyes bigger than my belly got the King. Will continue to return again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Party at The Stockyard
    Linda492
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had 8 for dinner and everyone was happy with their meal. I was concerned that with such a large group dinner would take forever. However, we were served in a timely manner and enjoyed the meal. We asked for a quiet area as the dining room with the bar is quite loud. We were in the back room which was fine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 156 reviews are from the Stockyard Food & Spirit reviews archive.
  • Excellent
    Thomas
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This was our first time at the Stockyard and we'll definitely be back. We were celebrating my 48th birthday and I couldn't be more pleased with the choice of restaurants. Every item of food we ordered, from the calamari appetizer to the Short Ribs surpassed our expectations. Do yourself a favor and hit this place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EasyGoingUntilReamed
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mothers Day Dinner, restaurant at about 50% capacity when I arrived for dinner. Appetizers: Lobster Bisque (way too salty), Crab Cake (very soggy). Dinner: King Cut Prime Rib (tough, inedible, had manager take off bill), Bone in Rib Eye (beyond marbled to extremely fatty, char-grill flavor tasted just plain burnt). Sides: Risotto (good flavor, not creamy), Grilled Asparagus (dried out), Onion Rings (probably Ore-Ida). The table was stained, not polished. Utensils actually had dried food on knife. Living in the Boston area, I did not want to deal with parking in the downtown area. I attempted to choose a restaurant with parking and made a very poor choice. The way I see it, I just paid >$130 for parking.
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  • Food was Ok. A little pricey
    Chubbs
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    waitress was very nice but extremely busy with other tables
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tenderloin was great
    BrooklinerVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Two different salads, prepared and presented just right, with tenderloin made for the perfect lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AdacVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Server was very helpful when we were trying to decide what we were going to eat. Food choices were very good. The large bar in the middle of the restaurant was very busy and very noisy and made it difficult to carry on a conversation without having to speak louder thereby creating more noise.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place
    StephenVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Always a good take...............................................................................
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken Fettucini's Fabulous
    BrooklinerVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Tried this newer menu item and almost licked the plate -- delicious. Friend ordered the chicken tacos and enjoyed them, tho' an appetizer was more than she could finish for lunch. Great service too.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Not worth the money
    WilsonVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The food is below average at best and over priced for what you get. Lobster roll was disappointing in size and preparation as was the ribs which appeared to have BBQ sauce pour over them just prior to being cooked. Will not be coming back.
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  • Stockyard Dining
    FJNJr
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Our Easter meal at the Stockyard was delicious. We've been eating here for years and it's always good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EASTER DINNER AT STOCKYARD
    BACKBAYBILL
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    OUR EASTER DINNER AT STOCKYARD WAS GREAT. WE WERE SEATED PROMPTLY AT OUR RESERVATION TIME. FOOD & SERVICE WERE EXCEPTIONAL EVEN THOUGH THE RESTAURANT WAS FILLED TO CAPACITY FOR THE EASTER HOLIDAY.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food and Good Service
    Jeanie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This was our first time dining at the Stockyard. We are not from the area and recent reviews looked good. We were very pleased with the quality if the food and service. The crab cakes were particularly good! The bar area and outdoor patio are great. Would definitely recommend to our family and friends in the Boston area.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Antonio
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The food was great atmosphere was nice the chef and staff did a fantastic job thank you definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    vave141VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I had brunch with two other friends and we all thought the breakfast food was delicious. Also, we had a nice large booth that made it very comfortable for all of us. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner. The food is always top quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, honest food
    Marg03
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great, relaxed atmosphere. Food is well-prepared with nice variety of salads and entrees of beef, fish and chicken. Servers are always friendly and attentive. Not pretentious yet high quality food. Great go-to place with friends or family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime ribs have been going downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    When we first started going to the new Stockyard, the Prome Ribs were Outstanding! The last couple of visits have been disappointing. My medium prime ribbs were rare and tough. Not sure what is next.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service-eventually
    GoodEats
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I frequent this spot almost 1x/month & am typically pleased with the food & service. This visit I took my elderly parents and was disappointed in the service & noise level. I was hoping a late reservation would avoid lots of noise - yet didn't anticipate the very loud table near us to be soo distracting. Luckily they left once our meals arrived. Next time I'll ask for a more secluded table in the back room. Service for this visit was very slow. We waited at least 15-20 minutes before we flagged down a passing waitress - who then realized we were her 4 top. Evidently no one told her. Disappointing for a Tuesday 8pm, when it wasn't very busy. Last visit had service issues too - one more chance before dropping $100/2. Food was excellent,
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.