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Stoddard's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://stoddardsfoodandale.com/
  • Email: contact@stoddardsfoodandale.com
  • Phone: (617) 426-0048
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Great beer selection, great food, great place. Go there."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Long beverage menu, food is good standard American fare. Very busy, very loud. Close to theatre area."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Good drinks and appetizers. If you are a fan of Poutine or just curious to try it, this is a good spot for you."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Noisy and full of energy, great pre-theatre placed for good meal"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Four of us had reservations at Stoddard's for an early dinner after a 2:00 show at the Boston Opera House. We arrived for dinner a few minutes early but were seated immediately. The service, food, drinks, and ambiance were all that we hoped they would be. We will return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We were looking for a great meal, and this more than fit the bill! Worth every penny."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Best cheeseburger I have had in a long time... period."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I met up with a friend after work, and another friend wandered in to join us. My salmon and lentils dish was amazing, and the lemonade was freshly made. The cocktail list is extensive and tempting, it was hard to resist! The duck poutine my friend had could use some work though (we are picky Canadians)."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Excellent beer selection, knowledgeable server, and the best onion rings I've had in my life. Everything else was pretty good, but not amazing."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had a group of 12 and all enjoyed ourselves and the food. The waitress was patient with us and had excellent drink suggestions. There was not a long wait for the food. My only complaint was that it was pretty dark in there (we were seated in the lower level) and the bathroom stalls weren't very clean."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "A great spot for apre-theater. Large and creative drink menu, great list of beers. Everything from scratch. Pub food at its best. Ate the pulled pork and a very juicy burger. Get the beer battered onion rings - even if you never get fried - so worth it."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We had a good dinner prior to going to a show. Servers were very attentive to us and were sure we were able to leave in time for the show. Good fun- lots of young singles at the bar. Fun place"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Love this place! Ambiance is very nice, lighting is low....drinks are plentiful and very unique, and the food was great. Will definitely be back :-)"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went to Stoddard's for Saturday brunch and was really pleased. The food was excellent - the BLTA (blt with avocado) was delicious - and the beer selection exactly what you would expect from a beautiful traditional looking pub."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "great location and back story but the food is always a let down for the prices they charge. Good for a beer, but skip the mediocre $26 entrees."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Traditional food with a modern twist (including ambiance), definitely makes us want to come back again. A little bit pricey for the food portions, but it's appropriately priced for the quality of the food. Had the pasta carbonara (better than some I've had in Italy) and the sopressatta pizza. Next feat will be to try the bolognes, which normally I'm very picky about."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I went in for dinner after work and before a show with my sister. We were looking for delicious cocktails, a cool ambience, and great food. We had the warm goat cheese salad, the mussels, and a chicken pot pie. All three were absolutely amazing. Our server Corey (pretty sure that was his name) was super knowledgeable about both drinks and food and had great suggestions. It was pretty busy but he was super patient and understanding about our quicker than normal timeline because of our show. If you are looking for an after work place that goes way beyond your typical bad food and has a cool, but not overdone speakeasy vibe, check it out. You will get great service too!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I went there for lunch on a weekday, and had a fantastic experience. Great beer list, great food, excellent service. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I just recently went here, and the service was terrible! The server was standing around, just talking to his other coworker. I like the restaurant, because the interior is unique and rustic, but if I could give a negative point for service I would. Otherwise, sit at the bar."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I was ordering the duo duck with a malbec. Our waiter suggested a sangiovese/merlot wine as a better choice to compliment the duck. It was a good choice. I had a lovely meal"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "They make poutine. And it's delicious. I haven't had a meal (or drink!) at Stoddard's that I haven't loved."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "came for valentine's day dinner. we had a 8:30 res but were a bit late b/c the lack of parking in the dtx area so they told us we had to wait. no biggie. so we ordered drinks at the bar which had a good selection of draft beers. we got our seats 10-15 min later. we got raw oysters for an app, the ribeye, and the duckduo. the oysters were tiny and flavorless. prob mistake to order it from non-seafood rest. The duckduo had confit duck leg and a pan roasted duck breast with risotto. the duck breast and risotto were great but the confit duck leg was super dry and just terrible. take the confit out and the dish was great. the ribeye was just ordinary but cooked well. the service was blah. would come back for the bar but not the wait service"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The menu is great, there is an extensive bar list with many cocktails, draft beers, and drinks to choose from. Can't recommend this place enough."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our party of six thoroughly enjoyed the lively atmosphere and great food. Plenty of attention and made it to the theater with time to spare. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Went because found it on one of my Craft beer Apps. Beer selection was great and so was the food. Plan on making a return."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We attended a matinee performance at the Boston Opera House, which ended at about 3:20 PM. I had made reservatons at 4 PM for our group of 6 but we arrived early. We were seated immediately and told that the kitchen was just opening. Following beverage orders the waiter took appitizer orders, which came without undue delay (the mussels were very very good). The waiter then took our dinner orders. Everything went beautifully and everyone's dinner was scored as very good to outstanding. Salmon, short ribs, hanger steak and rabbit were the choices at our table. My son and a friend had recently been to the restaurant to enjoy the bar scene and some music. They enjoyed their time, as did we. I recommend Stoddard's and will go back."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Reservations fill up quickly, make one ahead of time for dining."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "I've been to Stoddard's about half a dozen times over the past two years; I typically sit or stand at the bar, and the service has always been good. I had dinner there once about a year ago, and the food was good. I've always been to the upstairs dining room/bar; Saturday night was my first visit to the lower dining room for my birthday. The food was good as usual, but the service was poor. Our waiter was extremely inattentive, and borderline rude. One example: my girlfriend split a side of brussels sprouts with me; we had to ask twice to get them, and they didn't arrive until we were both almost finished with dinner. Another example: he didn't offer dessert. What server doesn't offer dessert? Really left a sour taste in my mouth."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Food and Beers are great. great atmosphere. Not your typical Boston bar/restaurant. one of my favorite spots in boston to have a nice beer and the bacon wrapped rabbit with a side of donut sized onion rings."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Besides the food enjoy the history, signs say it was built in 1868 and interior shows that nicely - loved the ceilings and the bar,"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Made reservations far in advance for a nice NYE dinner. Our special evening with friends was interrupted when the restaurant abruptly shut off the music and turned up the lights. We felt rushed and were informed that someone had booked the restaurant and we needed to finish up our dining experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We were very excited to try this restaurant, but were sadly disappointed by the food. I ordered the fish and chips...I wasn't expecting a huge plate, but what I received was sadly lacking. One small piece of fish appeared that was poorly battered and had very little taste. It was accompanied by a salty salad and what was described as homemade tater tots...not impressed. However, the mixed drink that I ordered was phenomenal! Moscow Mule was fresh, potent and well worth the price. I would definitely go back for drinks and appetizers, but not dinner. Great atmosphere and close to the theater district."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "A decent but run of the mill restaurant. Convenient to downtown shopping areas. Eclectic crowd."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Good food, restaurant was a little bit cold but we were sitting next to the door and it was 10 degrees out so I suppose I cannot complain too much about that. Service was fine. Rabbit was tasty albeit with strong bacon flavor. My girlfriend's cheeseburger was nothing special for $14, but the fries were good. Beer & nostalgic cocktail selection were great."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "My first visit. Lovely old space. Great rotating tap list. Eclectic menu with fun munchies and comfort food options. On a cold day sitting near the entryway can be suboptimal."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "We always have a great time at Stoddard's - this was no exception. The food can be a little heavy, but perfectly fitting the cold night we dined there. Get the fondue to share with a group!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I had a reservation for 2 but we were unable to sit on a backless chair. There was a table for 4 where we could sit together and no one had a reservation for it. The hostess let us sit their and gave it to us but very ungraciously even though the place was 1/3 empty. The seats at the table also had rips in the upholstery."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I'm sure Stoddards is great for lunch on a weekday or maybe an early weekend dinner, but definitely not the place to eat on a Saturday night. They were incredibly busy because of an overcrowded bar scene, which meant service was very slow. They blamed it on a broken computer system, which was possibly true, but it didn't get much better as the night went on. The food is decent, but pricey, especially for the terrible atmosphere. Who wants to drop $50 on dinner when shouting over loud bar patrons? Also, for some reason, they kept turning the lights out on the diners. It happened about three times, and every time it would take the manager or someone else walking over to turn them back on so that we weren't eating in the dark. So strange."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This was recommended by a friend, we went for a casual/business outing. A lot on tap, food was surprisingly good. Place was crowded and loud! Not kid friendly at least when we went."
    Dined on 12/4/2013