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About Stephanie's On Newbury

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.**

190 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am-11:30am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Exeter Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 236-0990

Website:
http://www.stephaniesonnewbury.com/

Public Transit:
Copley Square - Green Line
Back Bay Station - Orange Line

Executive Chef:
Matheus De Araujo

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon - Fri 10:15AM - 11:45AM

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Private Dining

The semi-private facility accommodates up to 45 people.

Stephanie's On Newbury Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (47)
Comfort Food (43)
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Casual (39)
Special Occasion (34)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Good for a Date (32)
People Watching (30)
Fun (29)
Good for Groups (28)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Great for Lunch (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Hot Spot (21)
Business Meals (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Happy Hour (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Cozy (11)
Healthy (11)
Authentic (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Romantic (9)
Scenic View (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Organic (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service! Will definitely dine at Stephanie's again.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Cold food
Took asking several times to get extra hollandsie
Long time to get bill & long time to get credit card picked up

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

They have the best onion rings that I have ever had.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Connie and Juan, such a delight... wonderful service, meal and very knowledgeable about wine selections, helpful in making our dining experience memorable. One small thing, the air conditioning was above us, causing the hot, comfort food to turn cold pretty quickly - I wish all restaurants would turn the AC down a notch as we kept our scarves on. Overall, Stephanie’s still remains my long-time favourites! I admire the new decor, a lovely, refreshing change from the traditional - I do miss the cosy fireplace. The sense of privacy between booths is great!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was perfect timing, the food was filling, fresh and delicious, and the service was friendly and quick!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Stephanie's is always great for either brunch, business lunches or dinner. But this time I waited 20 min+ to get seated for a brunch-reservation for 4 people. Was told in door to go wait at bar (no seats, crowded) and that they would text me when my table opened up.

A) I expect my table to be ready when I have made a reservation (otherwise, what's the point?). I'm ok with waiting little, but not +20 min.

B) if it is going to be 20 Minutes, tell me to go wait at the bar and provide coffee or similar if there's room or ask me if ok to come back in 20 min.

Food was great and our service at the table the usual high standard. Service at door/coordination sub-par to my other experiences at Stephanie's

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Go for their Bloody Mary and forget their food!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food. Reasonable prices. Great services. Would go back!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was delicious. The service was attentive and appropriate. This was a get together with my daughters, both live in Massachusetts and I live in Connecticut. Everything was good from check in to dessert. A wonderful experience. I would recommend.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Stephanie's has not disappointed yet. I have been here many times for lunch, brunch and dinner over the years. For this last visit, we were seated promptly and the service was excellent. We had ordered a bottle of wine and did not feel rushed at all during the meal. The atmosphere is noisier during the day in the dining room, but you are still able to have a good conversation without shouting. During nice weather, the outdoor seating and location can't be beat. For a cold December weekend day- it is great for lunch or brunch, and both menus are offered.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Best food for breakfast in Newbury. Worth every penny.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We have been meaning to try Stephanie's for a long time. We were thrilled to get a reservation on a Friday evening. The food was awesome. Portions - good size and the service great.
I look forward to return visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Date lunch with my husband....nice wine, good advice on food, nice holiday buzz. Really liked it.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love the ambiance! The staff provided great customer service and the food was fresh. Great location for brunch!

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The chicken pot pie is awesome!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My friend and I have a particular dish at Stephanie's that we're very fond of, which is only available in the winter, and is on the lunch and dinner menus; in the past we'd made a tradition of going the day after Thanksgiving to enjoy this dish. We made a point of scheduling a visit at a time when we'd be able to order off the lunch menu; we checked the website to make sure, before booking the reservation, that we were in the right time-window for the lunch menu on the day of the week we were going. When we got there, we found that because it was the day after Thanksgiving, they were having brunch all day, and we wouldn't be able to order off either the lunch or dinner menus, and wouldn't be able to order what we'd come to have.

We wound up ordering off the brunch menu, and it was nice enough, I suppose. But it wasn't particularly remarkable, and certainly not sufficiently good to make up for the very high price. And we certainly wouldn't have traveled downtown for it; we could have had better for less in a nicer ambience in the 'burbs. And it was irritating that the website was not updated to reflect what the restaurant was doing.

I suppose in the future I could call to find out – perhaps the front will know, perhaps it will not, but regardless, given how busy the place is, I expect that would involve a tedious wait on hold. Alternatively I could just give up on going to Stephanie's. That's looking more likely.

While the food was fine and the service was quite good, I'm rating the overall dining experience merely two stars because as far as I am concerned, my dining experience begins when my dining companion and I review multiple restaurants' menus, and pick where we'd like to eat on the basis of what we'd like to eat, and then go there. Showing up and finding that the restaurant we'd traveled to wasn't prepared to serve us what they'd advertised to us does not a pleasant experience make.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My husband and I went to Boston for the first time and the hotel recommended Stephanie's. We made a reservation and when we arrived 15 minutes early and they sat us right away. Food and service was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Terrific late morning breakfast. Top notch friendly service. Easy walk from back bay hotels v

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I have been to Stephanie’s before and had great experiences. However, this time, my french toast was really undercooked, and I will probably not be back for a while because of this.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great service. Our server was excellent, very attentive and knowledgable. The host was also very welcoming and helpful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

I took a group there for a conference meeting at the Hynes convention center. It was close and the ambiance was fantastic. I had a great time! I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Lovely setting, great food!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Stephanies is a great go-to place anytime. Always enjoyable, great selection and the staff are very courteous. Never been disappointed.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We very much enjoy the menu at Stephanie and find the quality of the food to be consistently good. The evening we were there was a Friday and the noise level was a little too high for complete relaxation, but overall it was a good meal and a pleasant experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great comfort food, and the service was excellent! It was a perfect place!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The restaurant was busy and very noisey. The wait staff was too busy to be attentive. We are asked if we wanted a refill on our drinks once our food was gone. Would not go back - nothing specials other than the negroni!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We got seated right away. Food was perfect everything was made exactly to order. Couldn’t ask for a better brunch spot!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great brunch...in and out quickly

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious meal! Meatloaf was definitely a specialty as was chicken pot pie. Definitely comfort food. Caesar salad was mild but good. Martini was excellent too.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A selection of comfort food'esque entrees with an upscale twist. This place has a real city feel and it fits a number of dining occasions.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Disappointing - don't order the lobster guacamole or the quesadillas.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very noisy and stuffed, tables were too close to each other for any private or business discussion, we asked for a more detached table and they placed us beside the kitchen in a very tiny table where waiters were buzzing around all the time, not recommended for any business meeting

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Crab cake eggs Benedict was delicious as was the monkey bread! Great Service!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Scallops were delicious and same for the risotto. Mmmmmmm

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Stephanie's was a real treat! We were visiting from out of state and had a party of 7 for breakfast on a Saturday. Bloody Marys are made to order with so many options and delicious! French toast was SO good! Everyone in our party was happy with their food. This is definitely a "splurge" kind of breakfast for us but it was worth it and memorable!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food, fun environment, friendly wait staff. Always a good time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Overpriced food. Bad service had to literally look for someone and call again and again to take orders because apparently they forget to assign a server after seating. I ordered burger without bacon and yeah it came with bacon and when I wanted to change I had to wait for like 15min before anyone to listen.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This is a great place to sit outside if the weather is nice. Inside is more intimate; great dinner! We waited quite a while for the waiter to come over and get our drink order which we weren’t too happy with. Other than that, things were nice. It was a very relaxed evening.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

It was my second time here and for the second time I was impressed! The food and service here are excellent and I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fun, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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