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Stockyard Food & Spirit
Stockyard Food & Spirit

Stockyard Food & Spirit Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stockyardrestaurant.com
  • Email: info@stockyardrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (617) 782-4700
  • 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: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We were seated shortly after we arrived at our reserved time. That was the highlight of our service. After sitting for a while we finally placed orders for our cocktails. A while later our waitress cam by to take our orders. Our cocktails finally arrived after we finished our salads and around the same time our bottle of wine arrived at the table. Our appetizer order never arrived, however we were not billed for it either. The meal itself was good, but our poor service diminished what should have been a much better experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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 $100/2. Food was excellent,"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "When we first started going to the new Stockyard, the Prome Ribs were Outstanding! The last couple of visits have been disappointing. My medium prime ribbs were rare and tough. Not sure what is next."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very good food, big servings and even better prices. Also, they have a large free parking lot which is a big bonus. Great place for parents to bring their college children and roommates for a nice dinner."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This wouldn't be my restaurant of choice if I were choosing a steak house"
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Our go to restaurant for any occasion! Great food and drinks! Great for take out too!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First I would say that my wife and I really liked the atmosphere. There was a lively band playing and the people were really enjoying themselves. We ordered the crab cake for an appetizer and both loved it. Unfortunately, the main dish was very disappointing. I learned about your restaurant from a tv show. The Lobster Pie looked so good and it being our anniversary I decided that I would splurge and get it. It was very bland and barely even tasted like lobster. Maybe it was just a fluke but for 36$ I was expecting to be wowed. My wife had the haddock and to be honest she only ate a small portion of it. I will say that the dessert was very good. I had the cheesecake and she had the apple crisp. Service was very good."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Food and service were great! I highly recomend going here if you are looking for a nice steak"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I have heard of the Stockyard through a friend, I have driven past it many times each time wanting to try it. Finnally my wife asked me where I would like to go on date night & sugested The Stockyard because I wanted to try it so badly. We had a great meal, even though my wife's first choice of food wasn't up to par. The management was very understanding & curtious to us & switched the meal."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This restaurant is good for any occasion. Enjoyed great food, excellent service, and a delicious glass of Sancerre wine. Nice atmosphere and layout, a bit noisy on a Friday night, but still pleasant. Booths appear to be good for 2-4 people, but I believe there are tables on the other side of the bar. The curved booth we sat in was very comfortable and allowed for private conversation."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I was disappointed this time. We've been here many times since the 70's. When it reopened we were so pleased and the food and staff were great. This trip the sides seemed blah....my wife's prime rib was only half beef, the rest was fat...not steakhouse quality. The waiter rushed us and wasn't paying attention to details. My V.O. manhattan straight up, came out as on the rocks. This may be the reason not to return. Need to think about it. Really bummed we didn't enjoy it more."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. I will say that I went to this restaurant expecting a little bit more of a romantic atmosphere, and it is definitely a bit more casual and loud with a large bar in the center of the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Our server was very attentive. Our steaks were all cooked as ordered, perhaps though a little pricy; however, it was an average price for the Boston market. The clam chowder was like paste, terrible! Bread was good. Sides were just ok. Overall we had a good time though."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Wasn't sure what to expect as it's been years since I last ate there. Food was delicious and our server, Sarah was attentive and efficient. Bartender, Scott, was also friendly and on the ball. Ambience and decor haven't changed, but really don't want it to. It's nice to have an old institution like this still around."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband loves the Stockyard, but the last few times we went (before the new management) the food and service was awful. I vowed never to go back until I found out they were under new management and had a new chef. We went for his birthday and the food and service was great. The ribeye was actually a ribeye. We didn't have to argue with our waiter about what cut of steak we ordered and what we actually received. We will be returning."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This was my first visit since the restaurant reopened. It was a pleasant to see that many things were the same: the quality of the meat, the good service, the layout. The steak was done to perfection and it was a great evening"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This restaurant is definitely worth going to. Everything was perfect .... It even has parking!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This past Saturday night, we (2 couples) decided to come here for Dinner, I made reservations easily online earlier on the afternoon, which I was glad I did because the place was busy. we got there a little early so we grabbed a drink at the bar, which was full so we stood up in front on the large fireplace, the atmosphere was great. Out of the 4 of us only 1 of Us had been there before. Once we were seated we ordered appetizers, mini tacos and steak and cheese eggrolls they were both great but the steak and cheese eggrolls should be illegal they are so good. We all ordered different cuts of beef, and each one of us was cooked to perfection. Everything was fantastic! It was a great night out"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I know this is a steak restaurant, but if a special is offered and it's seafood, don't bother. They tried twice to get the swordfish to be special, but it was some kind of special cardboard. First time very much over cooked. The second time cooked OK, but I think the swordfish had been frozen way too long and was dried out in the freezer. I'd say stick to the steak."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went on a Friday night (Valentine's day), the reservation was helpful. There was definitely quality in every sense of the word with everything we ordered, from oyster app to entree specials. This is especially true when compared to many other American restaurant within a similiar price range. The service was great, in fact probably the best service I've experienced for a long time in any price range restaurant (from the busser to the server). The server was able to make all the appropriate recommendations, very friendly and attentive service but not over bearing. A very nice find, strongly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food and great ambience for a great price! Highly recommend for any occasion!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I haven't been here in a few years, and I was not disappointed. The food was very tasty and cooked exactly how we ordered it. The service was excellent also! We can't wait to return here!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Chicken pot pie with flake pastry crust and mashed potatoes on the side; baked haddock, very fresh, with an amazing spinach and tomato risotto; warm rolls with soft butter -- what a wonderful winter lunch!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "This is a classic steak house. The sirloin small cut was quite large and perfectly cooked. My husband said the ribs were very good, a huge portion with a tasty sauce. Martinis were great and the waitress was very pleasant. A good experience."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Went there with a group of 5. The food was great, from steaks, to the salmon, to the creme brulee. Service was excellent as well. We do not live in the area, but were visiting a friend at BC, so we wanted something nearby. We thought this was a great choice, and will return when in the area."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We had a group of 10 and were given the private room. The service was excellent and it was a great arrangement for us to talk "openly" and privately among our family gathering. I like the restaurant a lot and the coordinator was very helpful and flexible as there were some last minute changes in our group size. The location and parking is very convenient and easy. The menu was great."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This was our first visit since the re-opening of the Stockyard. We were happy to find it had finally gone back to being a place we will definitley go to for our "special occasion" dinners. The food and service were superb! No reason to head into downtown. Appetizers, prime rib, filets, seafood, right down to dessert.....we tried it all and were not disapointed. The staff was friendly and extremely competent. Looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My New york strip was perfectly cooked (medium rare), tender and juicy. The drink (margarita) was terrible, it looks it was done with a pre-mixed poder. Service was quick and professional. go for the steak but order wine."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Ordered the French Onion Soup and the Steak Frites. Meat was tasty with a very nice Bearnaise Sauce. Hand cut fries were frozen which I wasn't happy about. Waitress brought a baked potato instead which wasmuch better."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Have always loved the high-end steakhouse experience but unless cost is no object or someone else is footing the bill sticker-shock is always an issue. The Stockyard provides the same quality, is easy to get to & has plenty of parking; most important: a much better value."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This is an excellent restaurant and you don't even have to eat meat to enjoy what they have on the menu. I always get fish of some sort and it is always done right and very tastey. It's hard to go wrong here. The service is very good. The atmosphere is family friendly."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "The Stockyard is better than it used to be. The ambiance is still basically the same, but the staff and especially the food have definitely been upgraded if you like a little more variety and someone in the kitchen who will try some things. If you just like a slab of meat cooked well and tossed on your plate, then you may not like the menu changes. It just seems to be a slightly better experience overall. Simply put, it's a good, not great, Watertown/Newton/Allston/Brighton restaurant."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "We had a small group dinner - were served promptly and efficiently. Portions were appropriate and the food was great"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We went to the Stock yard when it first reopened. It was terrible. When we told the waitress Her reply as "Nice to know. I will tell the chef." We would not have gone back except that we received gift certificate. What a pleasant surprise! Everything was great!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "New management has given the Stockyard a better quality dining experience. Always on our list for Friday or Saturday night."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The food, service and ambiance were very good. It wasn't too noisy and it was comfortable. If you are a coffee drinker, though, skip it. It was terrible."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "For business I would come back to the Stockyard because it is very dependable, has ample parking and it is the only good restaurant / steak house in the area. On the value side - you are much better off going to a Capital Grill or Del Frisco’s because for a little more money you get so much more value."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great good, great presentation and great ambiance. A great Place for a celebration with comfortable seating. I recommend highly."
    Dined on 12/23/2013