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Stoddard's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://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 dinner for a party of 6. Excellent food and a very good beer selection."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Hamburger was delightfully tasty. Good choice of beer."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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!!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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. "
    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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Good food and plenty of drinks to choose from. Only downside was that it was quite loud. "
    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."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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."
    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! "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Noisy and full of energy, great pre-theatre placed for good meal"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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