The Stanhope Grille at Loews Back Bay Hotel
My husband and I make theMy husband and I make the time to return to the Stanhope Grille as often as we can. Gregg is the best waiter. Whether you are a regular patron or not, he reads his diners very well. He quickly learns your likes or dislikes, remembers them on your next visit ,and he will not steer you wrong on a menu recommendation. We have always found the food quality and presentation to be excellent. It continues to be a very enjoyable experience for us at just the right pacing between courses. We highly recommend the soups, halibut and sirloin steak.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMsurprisingly good for a hotel grillWe were there on a night when the back bay was locked down after the marathon bombings. We had a wonderful waiter, Greg, and the food was excellent, including crab cake and scallop appetizers. Our companions liked the onion soup. The restaurant couldn't have been nicer, but certainly they were very glad to see us on this very quiet night. We will go again, particularly pre-theater.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGood pre-theatre dinner experienceWe had a pre-theatre dinner with friends. The food was good, the service was perfect and everyone was very pleasant and friendly. The minestrone and the scallops with risotto were the most favored of the dishes we ordered. The half-size of the risotto was perfect as a small second course. I think they have a patio that should be open soon, or whenever spring decides to visit New England. You wouldn't usually think of a hotel restaurant as a neighborhood gem, but I got the feeling you could be very comfortable stopping in there on a regular basis if you lived in the area and wanted a pasta dinner or had a favorite dish they serve.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest service level in anyBest service level in any restaurant. If I were to open a restaurant, I'd want Stanhopes staff.
Had a seafood stew for 2 which was delicious, rich saffron tomato broth.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA Nice Find!This restaurant is on the lower level of the Loew's Back Bay Hotel which is an older stone building with lots of character. The inside was very nice. The service and food were very good. We were there for the breakfast buffet on Easter Sunday and even though we were there towards the end of their serving time for the buffet it was still well stocked and tasty. We were seated quickly and promptly attended to throughout the time we were there. The dining area is not a large space which makes it a little more intimate which I liked. The outdoor seating was not open as it was still a little chilly outside but I would imagine it would be very nice during the warmer months. We enjoyed our time there.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMJust a great experience. FoodJust a great experience. Food was great. The waitstaff was incredible. Only concern is that the food came out at like a thousand degrees, but some people like it like that; so, it's a non-issue really.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM