Stephanie's On Newbury

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us to ring in the New Year at Stephanie's on Newbury, we are accepting reservations for NYE lunch & dinner. Our full dinner menu is available as well as special features for the evening. Complimentary prosecco toast at midnight! Reserve early as space is limited and fills fast.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 3644 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.2
ambience
3.8
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service was really lacking. Food and ambience was perfect.

MC
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bloody Marys are magnificent! Service was perfect and food came quickly (brunch)! Overall a great spot!

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded a day ago

We are so happy you had a great time!

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E
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Had to wait 10 minutes for a waiter or waitress when we first arrived. We were not told about the specials. the service was slow. The food was good once it arrived. It was loud.

A
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Mimosas are a bit expensive but very good too! Recommend this place definitely !

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded 2 days ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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TH
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Stephanie's on Newbury is a pretty good place to have Sunday brunch, but I wish those with reservations, as I did, would have a preference to sit in the booths that afford more privacy than those at the regular tables. It was not packed at noon and nor was it when we left, but the two-seater booths were only given to people who were not of color, maybe that's a coincidence, but beyond that I have eaten at Stephanie's several times and have always enjoyed the food and our waiter was pretty nice.

JR
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Family brunch for the holiday. Great attentive service fun bar area and overall atmosphere. The Bloody Mary is awesome a meal in itself. Good selection for brunch such as Crab Cakes Benedict and the occasional Lobster Benedict. Not cheap but very good and amazing stop while doing some early shopping. Loved the scene

M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great and our server was excellent.

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded 5 days ago

thank you for visiting us!

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Great location on Newbury street.

K
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great day after thanksgiving meal! Food is always delicious and fresh. We miss the onion ring tower though.

b
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

this has gone way down hill...everything about our order was wrong...eggs ordered over light were over hard, toast forgotten then wrong type, extra egg delivered late

1
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Met friends for Brunch at Stephanies. Very enjoyable overall, but food was a bit disappointing. No scones! and no stuffed french toast! Cocktails were excellent but bar service was a little slow.

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you for you review. I am sorry to hear you were disappointed in the menu changes! Although we do not offer scones or the stuffed French toast, we are working hard on some upcoming seasonal changes that you might like to enjoy! If you are interested, we can email you and let you know when these menu items are available. Cheers, Sara Botka

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DM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic!!!

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you Denise, glad you had a great time!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service2ambience3

Poor service. Many mistakes.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

So disappointed. This used to be my favorite restaurant but 85% of the menu has disappeared, most options now seem out of season (what happened to the open face turkey dinner??). Not even a cocktail menu was available, we were only offered beer and wine. Instead of getting a nice dinner here my husband and I split a salad and left to get dinner elsewhere.

CN
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the place was so cute! Would definitely recommend to friends.

c
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great. Food, ahhh ok. Nothing special

JT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice take for a cold winter night! We would go back for sure!

YW
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It’s cute and would be wonderful except we waited for a table for 1 1/2 hours after we had a “45 minute wait” then had to make a reservation, walk around and come back to be seated. We’re from Florida so we did really want to try it. Service was so slow but food came at a decent time. Food wasn’t that great though. Just would not recommend it to anyone. Great potential but fell so short.

SE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

menu selection interesting but did not deliver on quality of food and service

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time after spending the day bride dress shopping! Mommy and her girls’ night out!

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on November 30, 2019

Glad you had a great time, looking forward to taking care of you and your daughters again in the future!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place...

F
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I've been wanting to try Stephanie's for a while now. We've eaten in many fine restaurants in Boston and I have to say the value is just not here. The lobster roll is $35! Granted, the lobster is cooked perfectly but the size of it and seasoning is not worth $35. We've had bigger, better lobster rolls for less in Boston. We also ordered an omelet and it was overcooked. For $17 for an omelet with just cheese in it, it should have been cooked to perfection and been bigger. The service was very good and the ambiance is nice but we won't be back.

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you for your review, I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your food when you were visiting us. I have passed this along to our Chef to improve. I agree, the food quality needs to meet the guests expectations and I hope to improve this issue with the team. If you are ever feeling adventurous again, we would love to have you back to try our new menu soon. We rely heavily on guest feedback for critique, and welcome the opportunity for improvement. Sincerely, Sara Botka

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Portions were huge, tasty but hard to manage all of it. Heartbroken that all the lobster options were off!

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear our lobster options were not available! We try to only buy the freshest, best quality seafood and it can be a very popular choice. I hope you will visit us again so you can enjoy our many lobster options!

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BC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable brunch restaurant

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WN
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Wonderful food. Will definitely be back again.

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you for visiting us! We're glad you had a great time and look forward to taking care of you again in the future!

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M
Greensboro
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this visit was outstanding - including the service. I know some recent reviews have said the service was slow, but that wasn’t the case for us at brunch today. Hannah, our server, and to the table within seconds of us being seated to ask if we wanted water. She came back right away and took our drink order and was back with them very quickly.

The food was just as good - we shared a pecan roll which had a huge, thick layer of pecans and sugar good ness on top. We each had a skillet breakfast and we couldn’t finish but we did enjoy what we had.

Our drinks by the way were delicious - a hot spiced rum that was perfect on this cold morning.

We’ve never been to Stephanie’s before but will definitely be back in the future!

AM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service. We had a great time!

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you for your review!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Beautiful atmosphere and service was a plus!

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on November 23, 2019

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you had a great time!

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JD
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meeting a relative visiting Boston.
Stephanie’s does not disappoint- good food, good service, consistent!

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for visiting, glad to hear you had a great time!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service could be better. May be it the server was a bit overwhelmed that day.

ML
New England
56 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nice comfortable atmosphere for brunch but food was just ok. Omelets were large but pretty bland. No bread or toast, undercooked potatoes with eggs. Service was good. Best part is location.

MB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Not worth the money. It wasn’t particularly busy, but service was very slow - several minutes to get water, then just as long to order drinks, meal, etc. Skimpy portions and food just okay.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on November 2, 2019

Thank you for visiting us!

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BJ
New England
47 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was unexceptional and certainly not nearly as good as previous experience. Service was excellent but noise level made conversation difficult.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Poor service, food came out in the wrong order.

WB
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful atmosphere- Molly was a charming server - started out with autumn salad with burrata cheese and poached peaches, with a delish pistachio sauce, great thick NE clam chowder - perfect for a rainy Boston night, followed by rich, creamy Mac and cheese with crunch topping, one Big juicy burger cooked to perfection with bacon and cheese and pork milinaiose (sp) with a side of broccoli in garlic w a hint of spice- finished with a warm choc cake and vanilla ice cream... yummmmm

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on November 2, 2019

Thank you Wendy for such awesome feedback! Molly is one of our best employees, we love her. Sounds like she gave you the grand tour of menu items, all our favorites!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Only bread offered was stale wafer bread.

Steak included with steak frites lacked taste and was on the tough side.

K
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Grilled cheese was soggy

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food, very crowded and noisy. Service was OK. Fairly expensive.

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on November 9, 2019

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. They accommodated us even though we were running super late and the restaurant was very busy.

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for visiting us!

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