Stoddard's
Stoddard's

Stoddard's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://stoddardsfoodandale.com/
  • Phone: 6174260048x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Lunch: Thursday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday 10:30am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Fiset
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: We are pleased to accommodate private and semi-private events during our lunch, dinner and bar hours. Our private room holds up to 35 seated guests, or 70 standing guests for a cocktail reception. We also offer several options for semi-private events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Temple Place & Washington Street
  • Public Transit: Downtown Crossing - MBTA Red/Orange Line
    Park Street - MBTA Red/Green Line
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Validate parking for Lafayette Garage at the Hyatt Regency Boston
A word from Stoddard's
Welcome to Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale - a late 1800s style pub featuring craft beer and classic cocktails, paired with a menu of early American fare.
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Stoddard's reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (25)neighborhood gem (19)fit for foodies (16)good for groups (15)late-night find (11)special occasion (10)notable wine list (8)hot spot (8)romantic (5)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Always Delicious
    Saima
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I've gone to Stoddards at least 20 times for drinks but only 2 for food and both times were delicious. They have amazing seasonal dishes such as the venison in the winter proscuitto wrapped rabbit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Drinks!
    fattyboombatty
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Loved the service and everything about Stoddard's! Will dine again in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dave
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great dinner for a party of 6. Excellent food and a very good beer selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time; they were awesome
    87Fooder
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Asked for a weird reservation, time accommodations, lots of people, etc. They worked it all out like true professionals. The beer was great, the food was outstanding, and I can't wait to go back. Great bar / restaurant / ambience thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drinks and dinner in Boston
    MyHolidayTop10
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Stoddard's has a wonderful long list of great beers to go with a fine menu of delicious entrees. What an amazing massive bar and line of taps. Great staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great looking bar
    Snips
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    They have a great cocktail and beer list. They even crush their ice with just a mallet in small batches. Food was great too. Loved the taste of the linguine and clam sauce.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing
    leanneelizabeth
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The decor is pretty fun, and I liked the music. The food was way too overpriced and my steak wasn't hot when I received it. The waitress had issues with eye contact, and we waited forever for the check and to pay the check. Not worth it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old School Cocktails + Great Food
    MikeTrap
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Had a great, casual meal here before a show in the city. Cool room, great drinks, basic food with a twist was done very well, and the service was excellent. Can't really ask for more than that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stoddards
    Jvach
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Our table was already set up when we arrived. The food was delicious. The beer selection is great. Be prepared to order before you want anything because you never know when the waiter will be back, or how long it will take to come out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cider!
    KellyH
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    As a West Country Brit I drink more cider than beer, and was thrilled with the bar tender's recommendation of Crispin Hard Apple Cider. Light, refreshing, and very good value. My cheese burger was excellent, cooked just as I'd asked, with onion rings and fries. My husband's crab and lobster risotto was light and flavourful. There were a number of large parties at the bar, so Stoddard's isn't the place for a romantic meal, but I'd definitely recommend it for a lively atmosphere, a great range of ciders and beers, and good quality bar style food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    if you are looking for a gastro pub, this is not the right spot. fish and chips were soggy, beer list, was so so and atmosphere was lacking. the server also forgot to get us more drinks and didn't check on us the last half hour we were there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok selection of food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Hamburger was delightfully tasty. Good choice of beer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Birthday
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    One of my favorite places in the city. Food is fancy but atmosphere is very low key. Beer list is orgasmic. Took my dad for Father's Day. He was impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay with being just okay
    Bruce
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Nice full length bar -- greeter was far too terse -- pub food. Kinda' like a watered down Durgin Park without the great eats. My guess is that people go there to drink. Period.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Almost amazing!
    Dana92484
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My husband could rave forever about the beer list so keep it up!! The food was delicious!! My only criticism was the fondue. I'm cutting carbs, and I swear on yelp it showed vegetables came with the fondue, but alas they didn't, but you should add them!!! I want to eat cheese too!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good beer, expensive food
    Patriot
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Went here for pre-Opera House dinner. Had a reservation, but were guided downstairs. Asked to sit at the bar so we could watch the Belmont. Bartender very friendly and helpful with samples of unfamiliar beer. I had a burger, which was fine, and the hubby had the fish and chips with the "famous" tater tots. Food was fine but $24 for frozen fish and chips? Wish we had sat at upstairs bar, looked like it had many more taps.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't Say Enough
    discodogman
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    So good we went twice on our brief trip to Boston. I tried both the rabbit and the duck, each dish was among the very best I've had. If I'm ever in Boston again I'll go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Mary
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I had dinner and drinks on a Friday night. Loved the atmosphere and the food and service were great. Nice find.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last minute treat
    Karisma
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were looking for a place to try during Boston Calling so we went here. The bar was perfect. We ate quickly and it was delish. I liked the gnocchi and my friend's beef tartar was good as well. I liked the beer selection which is what they really know.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, amazing onion rings
    worldtravellerVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    everyone ordered burgers, the second time we went in one week it was just that good. cannot say enough good things about this place. what a hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chrysalids
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great tap list, nice atmosphere, waitress wasn't the most attentive, but also could have been super busy with other tables. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud, but good
    JohnStewartMill
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Good food and plenty of drinks to choose from. Only downside was that it was quite loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • experience varies wildly
    worldtravellerVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    First time we had a terrible waitress, forgot to fill out waters, did not get orders right. Mixed up drinks and served the wrong beers... on our Second visit we had Lena and she was terrific.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 343 reviews are from the Stoddard's reviews archive.
  • Perfect Before a Show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We finally found a great place to go before a show at the Opera House!! Great historical building with interesting decor. The food was portioned well for dining before an outing. We ate our whole meal with no guilt about leaving leftovers. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Great for beer AND wine.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food not so great host
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    There was a group of 5 of us and we went there around 6 on a Thursday night. Even though there were several tables available, they sat us at a corner table with stools which was not nice. We asked to be seated at one of the tables but were told that those were reserved. even though they were available until we left. The food was pretty good and the server was nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lack of oomph
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Noisy for a Tuesday night, I cannot imagine this place on Friday. Quite extensive beer and cocktail list. Food lacked oomph. There is a problem when you order rabbit wrapped in bacon, and still is bland. So was the braised short rib, it lacked some flavors from the reduction.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and ambiance
    westiboy
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    A group of us ate here before the ballet, and it's become a frequent spot for us. The food's all very good, the Rabbit and the Duck (which I had this time) are exceptional and a somewhat unusual menu item. They've reduced their cocktail menu somewhat, but the bartenders are very knowledgeable and can make almost anything you can think of.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday lunch
    bostonborn
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    the food was very good, we arrived at 11:30 just after opening and were the only people there. Tater tots were wonderful
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, even better cocktails
    Giskard
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I love Stoddard's. Their menu not too extensive, but what they serve is tasty and most certainly not your standard "pub food". I like them most for their cocktails though. They have a huge cocktail menu with some very clever recipes. Certainly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    mmdiners
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Expected better based on reviews. Service was horrible, may have been due to understaffing. Waitress was rushed every time she came to our table. Twice, after we asked one question , she walked away before we could order. As for the food, my $19 chicken pie entree came in a small soup bowl. Tiniest portion I have ever been served. Wife's hamburger was ordered medium and arrived as a hockey puck. There are lots of good pubs around Boston, no need to go back to Stoddards
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  • A bit noisy, but solid food
    Duckshovel
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Always a good time and solid food choices. Great beer list too. Service was a little slow this past time, but I'll be back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stoddard's review
    capeshore
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to Stoddard's for his birthday dinner after seeing the Blue Man Group and were charmed by the ambiance, the beautiful bar, the cocktails with handhipped ice and the good food. My salmon was wonderful. A tad salty but excellent with perfectly cooked and seasoned lentils. My boyfriend trained as a professional chef and pronounced the food wonderful. We ate on the main level which is dominated by the beautiful bar imported from West Yorkshire. On reserving the table I did request a B-day cupcake for my boyfriend. That didn't happen, but it was just as well. We're in our 50s and all the other diners looked 30 and under. No need to shine a spotlight on fact one of us just turned a year older!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good drinks, but that's it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Come for the great cocktails and good beer list. But prepared to be disappointed by truly awful table service and lackluster food. I've eaten here three times and have been underwhelmed every time. Drinks only from now on.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent local bar
    Kar33
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Stoddards had a great atmosphere and vibrant crowd. There was an after-work drinks crew but also a dinner (pre-show) crew. The architecture and history of the bar was interesting and intriguing. It was a great birthday meal. Loved the drink list. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner!
    Bridge
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a great table reserved for us for my boyfriend's birthday during a weekend stay in Boston. Everyone we dealt with was very accomodating and knowledgeable! The food was excellent. We both couldn't stop talking about what a great experience we had! I'd definitely reccommend Stoddard's!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner before theater
    Pilotuh1
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Convenient access to theater district for our group. Great selection of drinks and food options to satisfy our wide range of appetites. Service was spread thin at the lower seating area, but it was a busy night and we understood many tables juggling similar pre show time constraints. Overall excellent experience worth repeating.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stoddard's rules.
    Jazz
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great beer selection, great food, great place. Go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Many drinks choices
    anthrogeek
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Long beverage menu, food is good standard American fare. Very busy, very loud. Close to theatre area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Theater goers
    Romeyj
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Good drinks and appetizers. If you are a fan of Poutine or just curious to try it, this is a good spot for you.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for brunch on Sunday,
    Gbags
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We went for brunch on Sunday, just before heading out to a show. It was very quiet, given the date and time of day. The brunch menu is solid and not overwhelming. I ordered sides a la carte (short rib hash, poached eggs and home fries). My friend ordered the steak and eggs. The food did take a little longer than expected, but did not require us to flag the waiter down. The home fries were $6 a la carte. That threw me a bit. Other than that the food prices were reasonable. The cocktails were great. The bill came to just over $84 for the two meals and 2 cocktails each and 1 orange juice. So overall a good experience. Spent slightly more than I would have expected.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.