Stephanie's On Newbury

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3291 reviews
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Comfort Food
Stephanie's on Newbury has now become an institution in Boston. Located in the heart of one of Boston's most historic streets and upscale shopping districts, Stephanie's has been serving 'Sophisticated Comfort Food' in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere since 1994. Locals, travelers and shoppers alike favor this classic American bistro because of its commitment to blending old fashioned American favorites with a current, fresh twist. Stephanie's is casual elegance at its best with one of the city's most fashionable sidewalk cafes, popular club-like bar and cozy sky lit dining spaces. **Reservations are for inside seating only. Also, if the time you request is not available, please call the restaurant directly.**
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TN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastique!
I will try Sonia and see which one tastes better. However, Stephanie is a good place to come

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AM
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the waitstaff were very friendly! Can’t wait to go back!

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MB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were sat in the upstairs section, central table, which was fine, but for the fact that cool air was blown onto us by air conditioners, which made some of our guests feel a bit cold. Is it possible to redirect the air upwards, rather than at the guests directly? The food was fine, although one guest's requested medium rare strip steak was more medium to overdone. The waiter was poor, being unsure of what he was supposed to do, and at times snappy. Charitably, this may have been because he was new or untrained, or both. That said, previous visits to the restaurant have been better than this one, plus it has the benefit of plenty of tables, so is often easier to book when other smaller, more upscale restaurants are booked out.

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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Loved sitting upstairs in the middle of dining space under the sky windows. Our waitress and team we’re very attentive. We had a wonderful time and experience. Will be coming back again.

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SR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Crab cake was super dry all bread crumbs and no crab. hamburger was terrible. i was completely let down in a place I considered always consistently great.

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BR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Used to be amazing, but seems like it's resting on its laurels. Very slow.

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HC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were excellent. I loved the decor.

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JP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While it is a little on the pricey side, service was amazing, food is always top notch and it has always been a great spot for a brunch

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MO
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I ordered chicken which was good. Potatoes were scarce and rabe was tough and chewy.

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GM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great location for meeting friends for breakfast or brunch in Boston. Service was excellent. Food was very good, but all were hot, fairly heavy options. Would have liked to have an option of yogurt, granola and fruit.

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Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Steak was tough. Apps (wedge and crab cakes) were the stars.

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K
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good, attentive service. The entrees were served quickly, but before the salad, which was not our preference but not a big deal either. I was able to switch out a vegetable I did not like for one that I do so I appreciated the accommodation.

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RS
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The service and location were the best parts. The bartender was fantastic and really on top of things. On the other hand, the food was overall below par. The oversized skillets don't make a lot of sense; food was a bit sloppy, didn't taste all that great and was way overpriced for what was delivered.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

if was gooood

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I ordered the steak salad and the steak was complete raw. Additionally, the food was very overpriced and the service was poor. When we raised a concern to the manager he was rude and did not seem to care.

Overall not a good experience, I will not be going back (I recommend avoiding this restaurant).

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

place was pretty empty and waitress just stood around never coming to our table for over 15 minutes
we wanted a drink to start -so disappointing when the restaurant was pretty empty.
we thought the food was fair-service porr, and experience poor,

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S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Something’s changed here, for the worse. This used to be our standby place where we knew we could get a consistently good meal. No longer. The menu hasn’t changed, but the quality of food sure has. Now I understand why the restaurant was half empty on a Saturday night. Very disappointing.

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KL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, very accommodating, friendly, and pleasant

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TK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

great location on Newbury for out of towner's visiting. Prices on the expensive side (we are from NYC area so used to that) & food was around B+. Have been to Stephanie's for outdoor brunch in the summer months previously and that was a better experience.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

food flavor great but for being not very busy i was surprised the food was a bit cold

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My order was made wrong twice, and after that I didn’t want to request a new meal again. I reached out to the restaurant about this and have not heard back. I would still recommend because Stephanie’s is usually good overall. This experience was disappointing and even more disappointing no one replied to my inquiry.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pre-vacation - staying at Logan airport.

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T
New England
34 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good, but the browned potatoes with the eggs benedict were not crispy and the Hollandaise lacked spirit a little more lemon would have made it much better. The noise level is over the top. The waiter was attentive without being overbearing. I would recommend her.

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Boise
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good per usual!

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BM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is very good, it is a great place for anniversary or special date or a girls night out.

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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food for brunch, expensive mimosas (no bottomless option), great service!!

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MJ
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Stephanie’s so much, and always book when we’re in Boston! The staff are fantastic, and the food is absolutely beautiful! We are always just so pleased with our experiences here :)

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t look at the pictures online and assume that is what you are getting. Read the menu and read the description online of the picture.

Lady next to us- this doesn’t look like the picture. Waitress- i apologize but that isn’t what you ordered, if you would’ve shown me the picture I would’ve told you that’s a seasonal plate. I will make it right for you.

Overall very attentive. Food is phenomenal.

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SS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing and delicious- definitely we will return again.

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TC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shrimp lettuce wraps are amazing! As I’d the mushrooms orichette.

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KW
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I think there needs to be more lunch choices on a Saturday afternoon. Everyone does not want breakfast. Also French fries would be nice with the sandwich instead of just chips.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Even though there were open tables and we had a reservation the hostess kept us waiting more than 15 minutes. We had to ask the waitress twice for everything: a side plate, hot sauce, water. At one point we asked for rolls, the second time we asked she said she was warming them up, the third time (20 minutes later) we asked she brought them out and they were ice cold- so much for warming them.up. I have been to Stephanie's many times and will go back the food was good as usual.

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EA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service! Burger and chopped wedge is the way to go!

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Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great skillet breakfast & cappuccino!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super noises but crazy good food and service!

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Austin
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything I hoped for when booking!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

They were out of the shakshuka which was disappointing but the service was pretty good. Took us a little while to get served. The veggie omelette was tasty but nothing unusual. The pancakes and monkey bread were very good

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SH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best brunch place in Boston

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RH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, great atmosphere. Service seemed distracted and had a couple of order issues, which were rectified.
Would definitely recommend and go back though, suggest be very clear with what you want...place is busy as well as the kitchen.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect!

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