Stephanie's On Newbury

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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Sunday Lunch
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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Pretty overpriced for the quality of the food.

RL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

With my wife.

AS
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family celebrated our daughter’s 21st birthday at Stephanie’s On Newbury. The food, service and ambience were all great. Fantastic place!

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and I'm so happy you had a great time!

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LF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Stephanie's is alway consistently great! Food, atmosphere and service are all great. Does get a bit noisy, but that's because it's been a hot spot for many years and always gets a good crowd.

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Lisa for your review!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We did not know that Stephanie’s had come under new management. The entire menu had changed and was significantly smaller. Our waiter got two of our orders wrong and the food was mediocre. We were quite disappointed with our experience.

DN
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I had the burger which was tasty enough-hey, it’s a burger. My partner, however, ordered the salmon ala carte, with a side of broccoli rabe. The salmon portion should be cause for embarrassment on the chef’s part; an approximate 3 oz. sliver, plopped, ungarnished on a plate, accompanied by unseasoned, way over cooked veg.
I hadn’t dined at Stephanie’s in over 20 years and we won’t be returning any time soon.

LS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet for brunch! Definitely make a reservation, was packed. Had something for everyone, as my daughter has become Vegan. My husband loved his dish, which was eggs and feta in a yummy tomato sauce. My eggs and homefries covered in cheese were awesome. And they have a fab Bloody Mary menu so everyone can add in their favorites! Of course the location can’t be beat on Newbury Street. After brunch you can work off some of the weight by strolling and window shopping!

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on January 18, 2020

Thank you Leslie!

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VY
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our server took our order and then we never saw her again. Two other servers eventually took over shortly before we left and both made comments about our server being nonexistent. I had the Eggs Benedict. The eggs were perfectly cooked, but there was very little hollandaise sauce and it was flavorless. There was too much ham--at least for my taste. I like a bite with a little of every part of the dish, so ended up removing more than half of the ham. The eggs were served with home fries, which were cold and soggy. Everyone else at the table (there were five of us) said their food was just okay. It's too bad--I had been there a few times in the past (but probably five or so years ago) and enjoyed it, but not this time.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good. We got pimento and the short rib soecial

CL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and efficient staff. The dishes were unusual yet appealing and very tasty.

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you for your review!

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You're basically guaranteed to get a good experience whenever you go here. From the moment you walk in to the time you receive your check everything is done at a higher level and with class. The staff is polite and the food comes out to you ridiculously fast. Get the bloody Mary and, yes, you should add bacon.

J
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post Xmas brunch. Hostess wasn’t very pleasant.

LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Fair ambiance and convenient locations however the prices are not worth the mediocre meal.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch. Best service.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food was nothing special and way too expensive for what it was, waiter and service was fantastic though

IK
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Day brunch - everything was really well done. Great food, excellent server, and a very positive and upbeat atmosphere. A very memorable experience for my family!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Slow kitchen and weak service... food not bad... But the value/price very negative...

LR
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as was service .. would go back!

D
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food amazing sercvice

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Server attentive. We were put off that we had to ask for the dinner menu at 4:30. Not the waiters fault.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with daughter and her friend

J
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Brunch service was slow and inaccurate while the food was overcooked and dry. Unlikely to come again.

J
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Brick chicken must’ve gotten its name because it shares the same taste as a brick. Fairly certain it was served with a Christmas tree purée. Won’t be back.

BD
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were surprised only items from the brunch menu were available in a Saturday at noon. Nevertheless, the food was great, as was the service. Highly recommend.

f
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

48 dollar for a small lobster Benedict that was gross but waste not want not

TL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservation was for 4pm on a Friday with a 6 year old. Waited 17 minutes to be greeted after arriving ten minutes early for our reservation. Walked out and had a delicious dinner elsewhere. Will not be back.

l
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!!! Waiter was consistent and pleasant!

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for your review!

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p
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

It was Christmas Eve but it was awful. Staff was slow and had no clue really. Maybe because it was Christmas Eve and the regular staff was off. But it was BAD. Food was not good. 4 out of 5 hated our meal. They brought bread to the table when we were almost done.


Very very disappointed.

AM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Stephanie’s is a nice place to eat. The food is good, service is great and it is a lovely place.

J
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely christmas brunch!

r
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prices are what you would expect on Newbury St, but portions are too large. My wife and I had brunch; $84.

RI
New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, bloody mary’s were fantastic. Enjoyed the Christmas music playing and the Decorations. Our waitperson was wonderful.

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on December 22, 2019

Thank you for visiting us, we are happy to hear you had a great time! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday!

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k
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mac n’ Cheese I have ever experienced!!! Thank You!

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on December 22, 2019

Thank you for visiting us, we are happy to hear you loved the mac n' cheese! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

They ran out of everything and they were unapologetic. A terrible disappointment

OT
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Fantastic for dinner. Skip for Brunch.

We had a fantastic dinner there a few weeks prior so we decided to go for a Sunday brunch. It was a very different experience. Nothing out of the ordinary on the menu and overpriced for was is served.
We had a crab benedict with jalapeno hollandaise. It was 2 poached eggs over the tiniest crab cakes I have ever seen. They were served with fries that looked like they were scrapped from the bottom of a pan and a few lettuce leaves. $21
My wife ordered the salmon bagels with capers and tomatoes. Very good. $19

Again, this was a brunch I would expect from Friday's or Cheesecake Factory, not Stephanies.

Service was average and expeditive. As soon as the waiter removed our plates, she dropped the bill on the table without even asking if we wanted coffee (which we did) or dessert.

Total invoice for the 2 plates, 1 iced tea and 1 spiced rhum cocktail was $68 before tip.

LB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went from Brunch. Had omelet, okay. Coffee was good. One os tried the “monkey” bread which was quite good.

M
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A group of us have had a holiday get-together here for a decade and Stephanie's never fails to please. Although the menu is less extensive than I remember in prior years, it's modern (fewer deep fried foods) and offers great choices - we really liked the "Pick a Main, Pick a sauce, and Pick an side" option. We'll keep coming.

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thank you for visiting us! We are very happy you enjoyed our new "Simply Grilled" options on the new menu. We hope to see you again soon!

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FI
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch choices and the drinks were awesome, some of the best bloody Mary's around!

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thank you for visiting us!

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MV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch before the Nutcracker!

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thank you for your review!

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JZ
West Virginia
21 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the food! Seating is a little tight. Service was excellent.

Stephanie's On Newbury
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thank you for visiting us!

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