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
40 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (21)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (16)good for groups (14)hot spot (10)romantic (6)notable wine list (5)late-night find (5)special occasion (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Food not as good as it was
    lovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Stoddard's has a great beer selection on tap and excellent cocktails. Vibrant after work scene. When it first opened Stoddard's was a true Gastro pub with some great food in addition to the beer. Over the years the food seems to be slipping. glad to see the rabbit is still on the menu but the last two times we ate there the food was rather bland. No cask ales the night we were there? Will be back for drinks but will give second thought to the food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks
    InfamousRascal
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Justin and the crew were all super accommodating to our large group with kids and some extra requests. Hats off to them. Food was excellent. Beers are magnificent! Was able to combine family, friends and beer in one tasty setting. Kudos. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for big parties
    culle913
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    For being a large party we all were able to hear each other speak and our waiter was really helpful and knowledgeable about food choices. He recommended the duck, which was very good. The wild boar sloppy Joe was amazing. Everyone had different things and not one person was unhappy with their food choice. What was even nice we had my niece with us and they were able to give her a 1/2 portion of the fish & chips which was light and yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice in the Theatre District
    MaryFranVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Busy and filled with college age and 20 somethings. Food was delicious and served in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice before theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I had tickets to Lion King, and wanted to eat beforehand. This was a very nice experience that I had. We had 2 entrees, an appetizer, and drinks, and I would have to say it is one of the most reasonable priced places around. Quality was top notch as well. Great value for dollar, and great service, food, and atmosphere as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • convenient
    jules12
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had dinner here before going to a show at the Opera House and I chose it because it was in a convenient location. We ordered the burgers and a few apps. The deviled eggs and chicken wings were excellent, but the cheese fondue was just ok and the shrimp cocktail were very disappointing. We thought that the burgers were flavorful and juicy. No complaints at all about the service, but I think I would try a different restaurant next time I'm in the area for a show.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the duck!
    Jamie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I love the food at Stoddards, and usually it's a great dining experience, but this past visit we had horrible/slow service because our waiter had too many tables... but the Duck Duo is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find before the show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Very convenient to the theaters; food and service were good. Would definitely go back again; Nice beer selection!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the pub style atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were stuck in traffic and called to say we were running late for our reservation. They assured us it was no problem. The hostesses were very friendly when we did arrive and our table was still available. Service was a bit slow ,not sure if the waitress was new. The noise level was your typical pub noise. Had a great dinner. Would go back and recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, awesome beer selection!
    Civilman
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I LOVE this place! Great selection of beer, wine, cocktails and spirits plus the food is really good. I would say the BEST Duck in Boston!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing cocktails & great ambiance
    mmjustlikethat
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I've had two experiences at Stoddard's, both great! Most recent was a visit with my cousin. Our waiter was patient with our needing time to look over the extensive cocktail/wine/beer list. Rather than get entrees, we made our own tapas style meal by ordering and splitting a few smaller plates. There's something really special about bread and cheese, and we demolished the fondue. An overall great experience for both of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Delicious
    SaimaVIP
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 359 reviews are from the Stoddard's reviews archive.
  • 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
  • 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
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    • Food
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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
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    • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic