Stephanie's On Newbury

4.4
3380 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.**
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 3380 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation brunch

Report
Helpful
C
1 review
Dined 3 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!

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

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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 😋

Report
Helpful
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 !

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!!!!!!

Report
Helpful
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

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

Good atmosphere. Great food. $$$

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
M
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!

Report
Helpful
OT
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

Report
Helpful
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.

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

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

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

All I can say is ehh. Not returning.

Report
Helpful
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.

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

Graduation

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
t
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
JD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, great service, but don't expect to be able to talk if you are over 50. It is so loud that conversation is hopeless.

Report
Helpful
NA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was perfect for a girls' long lunch! We both ordered the chicken salad -- why did my companion get two big sliced tomatoes on hers and I got none? Why was her salad very green Romaine and mine the white end? Just sayin....... (BTW, neither of us cared for tomato, anyway!)

Waiter was attentive and very pleasant.

Report
Helpful
CA
New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Overpriced, even for a restaurant in the middle of downtown Boston and way overrated...

Report
Helpful
DK
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A great choice for a date. Can be a little pricey, but it's worth it for what you get.

Report
Helpful
B
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, flavorful. My husband who is a picky eater ate all of his food. So yes i would recommend it, and i plan to go back soon.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service, great food.
Had lunch here on a Monday, busy, but not crowded.
Cheerfully greeted, and with OT res, seated right away. (3 in our res)
Had the Seared Tuna Salad ,chicken Cobb salad, and the fr chicken sandwich.
Salads were fresh, no wilt or wonky greens, delicious and visually pleasing to match. Sandwich came with drool worthy perfectly cooked French fries and a whole pickle. The Restaurant was stylish, cozy, very clean and the bathrooms were too. Our server was excellent.
Cheers to Stephanie’s!

Report
Helpful
f
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere. MP on lobster roll over-priced. Very good customer service. Thank you for being open Easter evening.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
85