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Stephanie's On Newbury - Patio

4.3
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3892 Reviews
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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 classic american 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.

** Due To Covid-19 restrictions. outdoor dining is now offered and is by reservation only. We require a credit Card for all bookings. The maximum table size is 6 people. Parties of 2-4 have their table for a maximum of 1.5 hours and parties of 5-6 have their table for a maximum of 2 hours. We may not be able to honor this reservation in inclement weather conditions.We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to serving you!**
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRosa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good but the service was a bit slow and we waited a really long time to get our food even though tables who got there after us got their food and left while we we were still waiting for our food. They also charge $2 per person for the restaurants PPE which I think is a little odd as I have never seen this before on a bill post-COVID. Overall, the food was good and perhaps just a busy day.

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vipJenC
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both great! We loved the outdoor seating>. Great experience.

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RobertA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Birthday dinner

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KathrynT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was there on a (holiday) Monday evening with my daughter. The place was busy when we arrived for our 8:00pm reservation but not out of control.

The service was seemingly "off". Timing for ordering drinks and dinner was sporadic and then we had to wait 20 minutes to get our bill at the end, despite the restaurant being completely cleared out. Like we were forgotten.

No real recommendations from the server when asked her opinion.

Food was good but I thought it was over priced.

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vipLaurenB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite meals in Boston! Outdoor heating lamps we’re great and the food was incredible as always. The tuna tartar is always excellent and the burger is a must have.

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vipsusans
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo yummy 😋

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went for Saturday brunch, service was slow food was very over priced and not that great to be honest.

LB
LisaB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were excellent. tables spaced apart nicely with several heat lamps for outdoor dining.

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diner29
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

All heaters were broken so it was so cold! Also no lights so we were in the dark. But our waiter was very sweet and food was yummy. Only issue was the food got cold very quick. Nachos were our favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely space nice lunch salad and overall a wonder experience

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foodie3
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and consistently adds a good variety for different tastes. Love the ahi tuna, their nachos are fabulous, burgers are excellent as well as the lobster roll. Cocktails were terrific. Ambiance was excellent outside and it's always fun to people watch. Covid protocols were followed very well, making us feel safe. Service was very good, too. We had an excellent time!

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sadie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

omelet -$19- was ok, nothing special... told me it would cost $4 to have one piece of toast. So, not the best value. The patio is very nice. However, we had a person on the sidewalk coughing and sitting very close and it was very upsetting and distracting.

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BrianY
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a delightful date there. Made reservations for an anniversary brunch and there were quite a lot of people but it is Newbury St. But the server was great and the food was great.

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vipJodi
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was unwelcoming at the host stand and our service was snarky and unhelpful.

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vipYummy
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to still eat outside they have heat lamps going! Good lobster rolls!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent safety procedures regarding Covid

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Deepu
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

This place on Newbury has amazing ambiance. Service was immaculate and everyone working there was great. Personally not a fan of the food at all. Seemed pretty bland and didn’t want to finish even half of it. Great people but food was sub-par. Would come back maybe for drinks and the environment

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funnygrl
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Was a bit of a wait for a reserved time. Once seated we ordered and got my order wrong, even though I made a point to repeat it. Overpriced - $50 for a breakfast sandwich and 2 glasses of prosecco.

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viptallred
New England
84 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good to have a burger. Theirs are small but delicious. A nice, sheltered patio, protected from cars and pedestrians.

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vipDeMama
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outdoor seating was nice and the spacing was good. More heaters would have been nice because it was chilly. The food and service was good. The portions were generous. It was a pleasant dinner however it was a bit pricey.

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Anastasiak
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was way overpriced for very underwhelming quality... was very disappointed in every dish we ordered, yet we paid same as we would have in a different restaurant with great food

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Shimi
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I have been to Stephanie's many times over the years and I was quite disappointed with the service and my meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Our first foray into the COVID-19 dining world had us seated out on the patio at a table near the servers’ entrance and the bussing station. Despite a well thought out social distancing plan elsewhere , my friend and I spent most of our lunch talking over waitstaff chatting, dishes clattering into bins, and swatting flies and bees away from us, as they flew around nearby the trash barrel...attracted by the smell of garbage. Not very appetizing at all.

The service was professional and friendly, the food what you expect from a lunch menu...it was just the poor seating placement that spoiled the visit.

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Toasty
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and very good staff. However because of tourist location, overpriced.

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jamesV
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the pandemic, it was almost empty but still fully staffed and all staff were very pleasant. Food was very good, definitely will be going back.

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Toniv
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Stephanie's is one of those places that will always get the business because of it's location, the best and his outdoor seating is great but the food is only ok and the prices are ridiculously expensive for what you get, not to mentions the $17 mini cocktail price. The service was also very very poor.

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vipBinky1979
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Just okay, not overwhelmed. Went for brunch and felt very rushed. I ordered the Mexican Fried Egg sandwich and it was just okay. Nice patio set-up on Newbury.

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Shipra
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was extremely poor. My food was burnt and had no salt. The server came by to check in maybe once. Our table was slanted and glasses kept sliding off to once side. It was pretty bad for the price we were charged

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable al fresco brunch with good drinks, good food and good friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As always the service was great food delicious and ambience beautiful outside! You should not advertise a PPE charge in your menu. I found it to be distasteful. I realize that restaurants are struggling and that the additional expense of PPE can be cumbersome. However you could have easily added in this cost by raising the prices on food items. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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Tina
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst experience we ever had a Stephanie’s. They put us in a corner outside when their was other tables to put us at. Once we sat it took over 15 minutes for anyone to come over to ask for our drink order. Once we ordered the drinks we waited another 10 minutes and no drinks came - so we left. I was very disappointed in the overall service. This place use to be great was to see it go downhill.

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor dining space, good food and service. Just a little noisy since it's right at the corner of Newbury and Exeter Streets. Overall, a nice place for a patio meal.

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vipLynne
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

If the majority of one’s party are present at the time of the reservation, they should be seated instead of being made to wait. Your policy of not seating a party until all are present is snooty as well as detrimental to older people who must remain standing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

A great Boston restaurant has clearly lost a step. Food came out cold and was average at best. Service the same. Disappointing.

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JesN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

I’ve always loved Stephanie’s in the past, yet this time my group was not excited to find out they are charging $2 per person for PPE (personal protective equipment). This is not mentioned upon making a reservation, upon arrival, or upon first introduction from the server. They mention this in small print at the end of the menu under the dessert section, which of course no one sees until the end of the night if that. We did not see this until we received the bill. Frankly, as a healthcare worker myself PPE does not cost anywhere close to $2 a person. They did not say what they are doing with this extra money. Also, I had been out to 5 other restaurants this same week and no other location was charging for PPE. I am appalled at this gesture as everyone is in this together and they are selfish enough to be charging that when no other restaurant or grocery store or any other kind of store I’ve seen thus far is charging this. Although the server was wonderful and food was good, from this act we will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun night and we sat outside and the weather was great. Food came at a nice time and was super enjoyable.

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vipJeffC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Dinner before dropping our daughter for college. Great food and service on a beautiful outdoor setting.

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CaitlinC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely to get out again ! Sat outside under an umbrella in the rain, was very cozy. Would go back again!

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vipAudsf
New England
55 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT neighborhood spot, they really did a good job with social distancing and keeping areas spotless, food was good, server was lovely -

FAQs

Stephanie's On Newbury - Patio does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Stephanie's On Newbury - Patio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 236-0990.

Stephanie's On Newbury - Patio is rated 4.3 stars by 3892 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.