Stephanie's On Newbury

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3387 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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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Terrible service.

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GG
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was sub-par compared to prior visits. Suspect due to large amount graduation dinners for the day, although does not excuse getting order incorrect. Also only given lunch menu at 4:30 pm while everyone else around seemed to be able to order from full dinner menu. Likely our last visit.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation brunch

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Chicago
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to place for brunch. The monkey bread is unbelievable and so are the pecan rolls. You have to try them. Great omlettes.

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JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very filling and delicious. Service was good but not exceptional, granted it was a busy night.

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K
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch was great and the service perfect. A great way to celebrate graduation weekend. Some in our party found the atmosphere a bit noisy, but not enough so to take away from the overall wonderful experience.

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PN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Stepanie's is overpriced for what it offers. The food is mediocre, and the service tends to be snobby. We asked to sit outside, but our host snobbishly insisted that the outdoor patio is a different list and under a different host, and that he cannot hold our indoor table for us (we had reservations!).

I get that you're trying to create an elite persona to your establishment, but when your food is mediocre and lacking in flavor and creativity, you might want to reevaluate your strategy.

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C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We celebrated our daughters graduation from bu and we had the perfect table and great service thank you!

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JS
New England
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was slow I think due to early reservation. Overall food was great Highly Recommend

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S
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My husband and I with adult daughters made reservations in advance for breakfast on a Friday. This was because of the busy graduation weekend. The interior nicely updated with a contemporary chic touch. Great location near shopping, the reason I picked the restaurant choice. Service okay but would have liked more frequent refill coffee. Food ordinary typical breakfast menu. Portion sizes large.

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NM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Yes I do recommend "Stephanie's" it food is real 👍 good. When my family and I got Thier late afternoon Hostess escorted us to our table and my family enjoyed so wonderful dishes my daughter enjoyed the mini burgers and Thier Mac n Cheese dish, my wife enjoyed Thier (on the adult menu) Mac n Cheese dish 💝 and I like Thier Shrimp Scampi. The service was good but, two things that, impressed us the most was the food came out fast we didn't wait 14 minutes and the food was really good. When you have family that, comes from out of town or a special occasion or a date night put, "Stephanie's" high on your list.

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TA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. Service was good. Just thought it was odd that they were out of several things we wanted to order on such a limited menu.

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L
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster roll is my go to dish when I’m there ! Yum 😋

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L
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food as always! Fun and lively music! My favorite is the make your own bloody Mary – it’s a meal in itself. And you can’t leave without trying the pecan sticky roll or monkey bread !

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S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was slow, the food was terrible, the noise was overbearing and it was the worst dining experience I have ever had. I have been to Stephanie’s for lunch before and enjoyed it but our dinner there on 5/11 was the worst!

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DM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great. Service was good - waitress was super friendly but a little slow with the drinks. Bar was too loud to hold any conversation at all - the restaurant was better but still very loud. Still, I would recommend the restaurant because the food was great and there is a great vibe. I should have remembered about the noise level because we wanted to have a conversation but it was a little too difficult.

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E
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great spot in center of action on Newbury Street and great outdoor patio dining. Fantastic cocktails. Food can be a bit hit or miss but generally good. Had the steak salad which was a little uninspired.

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CT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food comes so fast and it’s always delicious! I have never had bad service here or bad food. The environment is fun yet refined. The chefs are experts!!!! I love Stephanie’s!!!!!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They have a very limited menu selection for dinner but overall very delicious

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere. Great food. $$$

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place food and service, just super loud inside, recommend sitting on the patio

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EH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

So loud! Wedged between tables and neighbor table was loud. We couldn't wait to leave.

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M
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Passed by the Restaurant many times. Thanks to Open Table and the reviews we finally gave it a try. Great meals for the 3 of us. A beautiful evening so we were able to eat on the patio which added to a wonderful experience!

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EA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Indoor seating is very loud. Prefer outdoor seating weather permitting. Food was good but missed bolognaise.. Service not great.

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N
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Really noisy, food is not exceptional. Service was very good, however.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. We needed to add two additional people to our party after being seated, and the hosts were extremely accommodating. And found us a new table immediately. I would definitely recommend to a friend!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and a really unique menu, the brunch is fantastic. Also great location and amazing staff. Can’t get much better then that

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K
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Many people had recommended this restaurant, so although the food was very good, our experience was not. It was very noisy at the bar (Kentucky Derby day), and at tables partying nearby the bar, but instead of putting us in the back room where it was a little quieter, we were putting at a table directly on the other side of the wall next to the bar. We could barely hear each other talk. We were greeted fairly quickly, but didn't see much of our waiter after getting our food. And, we couldn't but notice, every table around us received bread except us.

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SS
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes had a lovely meal , staff very friendly. Very reasonable

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AV
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was good and the staff was really nice but we had so many different people helping our table & they weren’t communicating with each other. Things were missed or forgotten. At this price point a higher level of service is expected.

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L
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent - Atmosphere is really beautiful. Even on a busy Sunday we had nice service. Great special occasion brunch place!

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

All I can say is ehh. Not returning.

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CI
New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Based on the service I will never step foot in Stephanie's again. The waiter was the worst I've ever experienced. Food was mediocre and way over priced.

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

Graduation

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The best part of the entire dining experience was the phenomenal service we received from our server. She was one of the best I have ever experienced. The food was average to slightly above average. The noise level was very high.

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Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We tend to go here every time we are in town. This time, we took my mom who had never been. She--and the other five of us--had a fabulous meal. As usual, the food was innovative and yet comforting and delicious.

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RA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved our meal. Well prepared. Great service. Little noisier than we like, but otherwise always an enjoyable fine dining experience.

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Went in for lunch... It was a classic scenario.

Rainy day. Very tired looking ambience, like a country club / hotel with no updates since 96'. The regular late lunch early bird specials are all at the surrounding tables as if they hadnt changed since that year either. The menu reads like every menu on white sands drive in south beach... (24 restaurants in a row with the same thing but different lunch deals at the time)... Anywho I digress;

Had the chowder. It was alright. Wanted a salad but couldn't bring myself to pay 15 bucks for potentially pre chopped romaine and packaged croutons... The server was excellent however and she was very attentive and had great energy. Drinks all came out swiftly too!

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The manager was a bit aggressive and did not let us order brunch at 3:30PM. We were late, which is fair but the manager was a bit rude. Food is overpriced for the value.

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MG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was served lukewarm. Two of the water glasses were cracked and not replaced when we told the bus boy. The capers were left out of sole picante. Overall it was very mediocre at best.

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