Stephanie's On Newbury - Patio

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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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Monika
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ate outside during COVID-19 and staff did everything they could to accommodate us safely, which I really appreciate. Would give 5 stars overall, but bar did not have top shelf spirit my friend wanted, leading us to go to a different place for drinks afterward. Excellent food but I think a little overpriced.

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vipJMPCH
New England
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience1

This was the most unpleasant of dining experiences. I had been once before and sat on the patio. Great experience. Now, Stephanie's has set up tables on Newbury Street with metal police barricades. Unlike their neighbors who have screened the tables with plants and nice wood walls, here you just get a barricade. The restaurant is on the corner, so you inhale fumes and feel the heat of cars as they wait for the light. They also speed by at 45 MPH when the light is green. Directly adjacent to my table was an overflowing City of Boston trash can which smelled horrible. I know restaurants are suffering, but the owners of this restaurant are too cheap for words and care nothing about the dining experience. They should take a look at Lolita or Piattini right down the street and see what others have done.

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vipRealgoldfinger
New England
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience4

Disappointed with turkey sandwich. The last time we ordered it was outstanding... I didn’t let server know til end... service supreme!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great as usual.

However we were upset about the PPE surcharge of $2 per person. Seems like this could have been handled by bumping the meal costs up rather than calling it out. We were tempted to decrease the tip by a corresponding amount, but didn’t.

Thank you.

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Jean
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It took a while to be seated even though I had a reservation. However, the food was great (recommend ordering the steak tips during brunch) and the waiter was very attentive.

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BoysFromBoston
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The prices are high and the quality was just ok.

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vipVicki
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie's never disappoints. It is a great place for Sunday brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated at our reservation time and waited for 20 minutes, not one staff member came to our table so we got up and left.

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Glon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The dramatic difference in the quality of my meal over a two-week period was very disappointing. Two weeks earlier I had gotten the cedar plank salmon with roasted beets and potatoes and it was outstanding. This time is was just plain gross. The potatoes and beets were thrown together and it appeared as if a sugary concoction had been poured all over them. They were too sweet to eat. And the salmon was half cooked and haphazardly thrown on the plate. It's shocking how the restaurant went from an excellent dinner to the very worst.

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ShastaisjiahD
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

I got the grilled skirt steak with frites, my steak had a long worm in it. The macaroni was alright could’ve had more flavor and the chicken wasn’t seasoned. But the waiter was extremely nice and accommodating. For food that’ll cost you 100$ at the end they should really do better. The steak really shouldn’t have had a worm in it.

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CatherineP
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! So looked forward to the patio and all was perfect. The service was amazing. We are returning in a week!

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Sebastian
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When we went the patio was very lively and, although they warned us about long waits at the bar, everything came out relatively quickly. The menu is small enough to not overwhelm but big enough to have something everyone. I ordered a burger and my gf got the fish and chips. Both were great! The fries are killer. Little on the pricier side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Charge a 2 dollar fee per person to sanitize because of Covid

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PatrickS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. The service was good, except the server didn’t tell us about any “PPE” charges included. We also got a bottle of still water, but she brought us a second bottle without asking and indicating we’d be charged for it. Otherwise it was a good meal and we felt properly social-distanced.

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vipMike
New England
47 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Great location and very good service, but the food is just average.

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MarkY
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice outdoor seating area and the service was great.

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Molly
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and chic brunch spot! Absolutely loved the food, drinks, and atmosphere!!!

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vipBrad
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate outside and had a fabulous server named Anya. What a wonderful dinner!

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vipmichaelc
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Simply awful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Was excited to be back in Boston and have lunch at Stephanie’s. (Only been once before) The host person was less than friendly and almost seemed inconvenienced. We sat at a tiny table on the street, when other tables on the sidewalk were “socially” available.

Our server, Stephan, was friendly and nice. Ordered the lobster roll, of course. It was good, but I remember it being better. Took a few sips of my strawberry daiquiri and noticed there was a fly in it. When I took my drink to the unfriendly host and asked for a new drink, he looked at it, didn’t say anything apologetic and took it away. A nearby server commented “the hazards of outdoor dinning.” I can tell ya, there were no flies flying around our food or drink and that fly was at the bottom of my glass.

Anyway, I think we’ll be trying other establishments on our next visit. Our overall experience was lacking.

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WilliamA
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu and the perfect spot when most things are shut down--or not!

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vipImFull
New England
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Sat outside dining (due to COVID-19). While most tables were along sidewalk, ours was out in the street w/ cars right there. Celebrating special occasion so asked if could move. Said nothing else available. Sometimes I feel like OpenTable diners are seated in the worst locations.
Server was kind and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Bathrooms were not clean

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vipKatydid
New England
19 reviews