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About Stockyard Classic American Tavern

The Stockyard is a classic American Tavern that has served delicious steaks, seafood, and drinks to the Greater Boston Area for over 40 years. We take great pride in the quality of our food with beef that is aged four to six weeks to develop exquisite flavor and tenderness. We are a scratch kitchen - all food being prepared with the freshest and best locally-sourced ingredients.

Stockyard Classic American Tavern features the infamous Al Capone bar, and the largest U-shaped bar in the city.

Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, we provide both public and private dining along with a 150-car parking lot.

135 Market St
Brighton, MA 02135
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Wednesday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday : 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Guest street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 782-4700

Website:
http://www.stockyardrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Bill Bramlett

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Stockyard Classic American Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (30)
Good for Groups (25)
Special Occasion (24)
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Bar Seating (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Business Meals (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Fun (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Cozy (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Live Sports (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Authentic (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

We have been dining at this restaurant for over 15 years.. lately we thought the quality had improved but soon realized that quality is inconsistent.. meat quality and cut are inconsistent as well as cooking which can seem haphazard is whether they.. wine list is limited in choice and quality as well..
Ok to try .. but at your own risk

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Salmon burger was delicious -- service was excellent -- atmosphere was warm and inviting.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Disappointing in both quality of the meats and the friendliness of the hosts. What was planned as a special dinner with our college student was soon a desire to finish up and hope for better results the following evening. Dry steaks, over cooked ribs and underdone baked potato were just one disappointment after another.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Always enjoy the Stockyard. ......it is the go to place for me. I would like to see the Chicken Francais on the dinner menu as well as the lunch menu.

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Seasonal, Great Beer, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Casual, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Service was excellent- did not feel rushed at all. Food was outstanding (swordfish special was best I’d ever eaten). However, it was a bit pricey. Certainly not a place to go with kids and in a budget.
I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Live Sports, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Overall, we had a very nice experience at the Stockyard and would recommend it. The atmosphere was very nice. My two companions enjoyed their steaks, and the creamed spinach with bacon was delicious. My baby back ribs were very tender, but the barbecue sauce was just sweet and could have used a little tang. Our waiter was generally excellent, but the appetizers (oysters) were served immediately after ordering, and the main courses were served immediately after the appetizers were removed. This timing issue made for a more rushed dining experience than I would have liked for a better steakhouse. As a result, I deducted stars for service and the overall rating. It was our first time visiting the restaurant, so I don't know if this is a typical experience. I would give them another try when I am in the Brighton area.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My girlfriend and I split chicken tenders and calamari. They’d both come out cold and really dry. The waiter took the calamari off the bill which is a nice gesture. That night we both did not feel well. Calamari as most know is very tough to cook they were over cooked and rubbery..oh well we still had a decent time but would not order either again.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I liked the ambiance. The waitress and manager were very nice. Ccocolate cake was very
Good. My wife enjoyed her salmon. My prime rib was way overdone. They offered to give me
Another one, but I declined.
I would still come back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ours was a party of six college friends enjoying a get together for a meal out.
Our service was wonderful and attentive without being overbearing.
Everyone enjoyed their meal. The atmosphere was inviting and comfortable.

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

Everything seems overpriced by at least $5 - drinks and food. I could have easily made my dish of salmon - there was nothing special about it or the risotto and the asparagus was the best tasting thing on the plate; I have also had better sangria. Disappointment for me.
The service was good- I made many requests about the table to accommodate my group, but ended up in a drafty area which made the evening cold.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Had a great meal! Ribs were fantastic!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Have been here 2 times in last 3 months. This meal was MOST disappointing. Three in party thought Steaks were not good. Never thought you could ruin strip steaks. ☹️Restaurant was so busy the servers had trouble finding clean steak knives for the entire group. Side vegetables were over cooked. May never return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Prime rib is my go to every time i eat at Stockyard. Caesar salad and a baked potato rounds off my dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Solid place, friendly service, good value, decent quality.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had a good time celebrating my daughter's birthday. Easy to reserve and get to. Food was special and everyone enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A Great Spot to Celebrate a Birthday!
We have been to the Stockyard many times and each time it seems to be the "just right" location for spending a wonderful evening. The food and service are amazing - love the steaks!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was poorly presented, cold, damp, and inedible. I ordered a drink that I actually sent back. Have never in my life sent away an order of anything - a sangria served in a bizarre brandy snifter and tasted like grape kool-ade. Servers were friendly but could not make up for what was coming out of the kitchen. Ladies' room was messy and needed attention. Stay away.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Good friendly service. Prices are on the high side with your side dishes al a carte. Seating is situated around a large circular bar area with noise level moderate, which presents an upbeat atmosphere. Interior was dimly lit giving a cozy feel. I had the 20 oz. bone-in ribeye. I would rate it good, but not the most flavorful I've eaten. I ordered my steak with carmelized onions, which was more like a covering of salty French onion soup vs. the typical sauteed onion I was expecting. I would have most likely skipped this topping if I knew what I was going to get.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My one and only criticism, as well as that of the others, was that it was too cold!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The lobster Mac and Cheese was out of this world!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good food in clubby atmosphere. The atmosphere was noisy. While family dining is common these days, I'd recommend seating adults away from small children and babies for those with reservations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

... good food, good atmosphere. Great for mid-week eats!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A Boston classic. Steaks are always good and cooked as ordered. Great atmosphere; reasonable priced menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

$14 for a salmon burger that was decent but came with a tired shredded iceburg lettuce coated with a balsamic dressing, not very enjoyable.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We Went Sunday Night for dinner and I had New York Strip which was GREAT, Juicy and a prime cut of meat. My wife had a burger and enjoyed. The waitress was always checking to see if we needed any thing and was polite.
We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I have been several times because the food is excellent. Whether you go on a Monday or Friday, it's always busy. The staff work at their best at all times to provide an excellent genuine and care of service. They will accommodate you even into the late hours up to 10.30pm. They make an effort to accommodate the customer with fabulous food and great service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Outstanding as always!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I love the Stockyard, always great food and excellent service. Steaks are their best options, but their seafood choices are great too. I'll be back!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

20 oz. Rib Eye steak was excellent. Also the waitress lowered the AC for us.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The Stockyard is consistently good. I've been 4x in the last 7 months.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Stopped in for dinner with my son and as usual the food, service, atmosphere was terrific. Love this place.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The menu was embarrassingly overpriced for the quality. $30 for an "ok" prime rib stake and no sides included! For same quality cut, go to an Outback or Texas Roadhouse and get much more value. The shrimp were very fried and the grilled scallops were over grilled (too much charring). This is not a Ruth Chris. My fixed-income senior citizen relatives wanted to take us out to dinner as a treat, so we went here thinking it would be reasonable. $155 later...ouch. Thanks for making me look like a jerk, Stockyard.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

It was awesome! Would go back again and again.
Was a great date night 😃

Tags: Vegan, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Consistently good steak house. Two kids in area colleges. We always get them to leave campus and spend a couple of hours with us at the Stockyard. Nothing like a good steak over cafeteria food! Staff is always pleasant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

The divider walls are to high so we had to attract another waitresses attention to tell our waitress we will be at prices are a bit high but for a special occasion they are doable

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent food, great place

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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was excellent and they had options to keep everyone happy. The steak cuts like butter and melts in your mouth. The clam chowder was classic, fit for Boston.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Large menu with many selections for all tastes. Reasonable parking for Boston area. Good service and value. Wait staff very flexible and allowed moderate substitutions and changes which is always plus

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Enjoyed a great lunch. Food was really good, lots of choices, well prepared and presented. Sat outside, and it was a beautiful day. Nice place.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great steak if your willing to pay you wont be dissapointed..... Start to finish it was delicioiois For dinner be prepared to spend 100 with out Drinking adult beverages. Best steak around Hands down.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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