Stoddard's

4.2
764 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Pre/post Theatre
Welcome to Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale, a late 1800s style pub featuring craft beer and classic cocktails paired with a menu of early American fare.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Saturday Lunch: 11:30am-4pm
Tuesday-Saturday Dinner: 5pm-10:45pm

Sunday Lunch: 11:30am-3pm
Sunday Dinner: 4-9:45pm

Mondays Closed




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Phone number
(617) 426-0048
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tyler Firth
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Catering
Contact us to discuss your catering needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Temple Place & Washington Street
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Parking details
Validate parking for Lafayette Garage at the Hyatt Regency Boston
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Public transit
Downtown Crossing - MBTA Red/Orange Line
Park Street - MBTA Red/Green Line
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Entertainment
Multiple TVs, Live bands and special event DJs.
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Special events & promotions
We are pleased to accommodate private and semi-private events during our lunch, dinner and bar hours. Our private room holds up to 35 seated guests, or 70 standing guests for a cocktail reception. We also offer several options for semi-private events. Also full buyouts up to 300 people.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
764 reviews
4.2 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
47%
Very Good
33%
Good
13%
Fair
4%
Poor
2%
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Brought several people new to Stoddards and they all enjoyed. Great beer selection

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Service was good - food was just ok - think it would be a better place for drinks

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Restaurant was out of several items, including cream for Irish coffee.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Classy environment, with an extensive list of beers and cocktails. Our server, Andrea, was very knowledgeable, gracious, and attentive.

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Second time here. Don’t sit downstairs! You’ll end up smelling like the fryer. Left there not smelling very nice which was gross, also unfortunately very warm down there despite AC. Server downstairs on a Friday night was awesome and food and drinks came out quickly and dishes timed well. Scotch egg was expensive at $8 or $9 for just 1! The ricotta gnocchi was decent but would have liked a bit of browning in the pan; the dish itself does not need the corn. My husband liked the ribs —the meat did fall off the bone. My old fashioneds were FANTASTIC, great bartender in the basement despite the grease.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Wonderful! Food amazingly delicious!!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Weird that more people weren’t in there on a Saturday night. The employees were so bored they were all having beers. But the food was so so good and so was the wine.

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1.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Way to loud. When we were seated there were at least 5 open tables and we were butted up to a couple having a very nice evening. . They were not happy to have us sit on top of them nor were we. No one very friendly so we waited a few minutes and said the heck with it and walked next door had a nice booth and nice evening

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

As always, the beer selection was top-notch, five stars for beer quality and four stars for the number of beers available. The brussels sprouts appetizer was perfect! The duck breast was skillfully cooked, but I was disappointed in the flavor of the wild-mushroom barley - it did contain mushrooms, but their flavor was entirely lost in the sweetened sage sauce drowning the barley.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Stoddard's accommodated our family group of 12 with a wonderful row of tables by the front window which created a small "room" for us. It was perfect to be able to gather with our extended family and really visit with each other while we enjoyed to excellent service and delicious food. Every person in our group was happy with their order. The gnocchi was prepared in a chili sauce that created a wonderfully unique dish. The Jasmine Rich Bowl was divine and I will order that again! Others raved about their swordfish and their burgers. Mike and the staff took complete care of us serving us cold drinks and hot food. What a great way to complete our Freedom Trail adventure!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The place is a pub and so it is not fancy but the food was excellent and the drinks were very well done as well. It is very close to the Boston Opera house where we had tickets to a live theater event. Burgers and steaks were exceptional and the lobster roll very tasty. The chacutery was also very good.. Overall an excellent place to enjoy a good meal..

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Had dinner before attending a show. Food was very good and our server was great!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Dinner before a show at the opera house

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

I have eaten here four times so far, and every time is consistently satisfying. I'm always very impressed by the food (especially the duck -- I love duck!), and the craft cocktails and beer list are always excellent as well. I try to challenge myself to try different food and cocktails whenever I come, and I am always discovering new things to love. The service has been consistently attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly, as well, and the ambiance is good as well. There are lots of dark woods, and it definitely has the feel of a restaurant where you can expect to eat and drink very well. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Took some friends after a game at Fenway Park. The waiter was insightful and terrific. Loved the poutine. No one rushed us and we enjoyed cocktails, appetizers and dinner. Our friends were beer drinkers and loved the options. Try it out!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Anniversary

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1.0Dined on May 27, 2018

My wife and I made a reservation and received a confirmation e-mail for said reservation the day before we traveled into MA. We arrived at Stoddard’s to find a homemade note on the door saying the restaurant was closed. We tried reaching out to the restaurant via Facebook Messenger asking if they had closed due to unforeseen circumstances or if they had intended on being closed from the get-go; the message was read and never responded to. For these reasons, I wouldn’t recommend Stoddard’s. It’s one thing to close your doors (planned or not) but at least have the decency to let those with reservations know so we can make alternate plans. Furthermore, what’s the point of having a public social media platform if you’re selective on who you do and don’t respond to?

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Went with a group of girl friends post doing The Escape Room nearby. Early Sunday evening so it was quiet and not crowded. Food was tasty, loved the onion rings and brussel sprouts!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great find in downtown Boston! We had two appetizers, the home baked pretzels with cheese dip, and the fried artichoke hearts. The broiled swordfish was out of this world: tender and juicy, and perfectly cooked. Beer selection was great, but the jewel in the crown was the selection of classic cocktails. I had my first Ward 8 and it won’t be my last!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The service was amazing, the food delicious and the atmosphere welcoming.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Super loud environment. Bar is overly dark and hard to see the menu at all. Food was average. Nothing special nothing bad.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Good food, slow service. We had a group meal and it was very good. The restaurant was quite empty, but still the service was very slow. The server himself was friendly and responsive, but it took a while to get our food.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Good basic bar food and very convenient to the Boston Common and Downtown Crossing. Tasty burgers and generous portions.

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

I used to love Stoddard’s. Not sure if it’s under new management or what but my most recent meal was only meh, the service was horrible, and even the drinks took forever. Hopefully they can get things together!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We can't wait to return! Stoddard's is our favorite go-to for when we see shows at the Opera House or the Paramount!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great place, and one of my favorites in Boston, it just gets better with time. Always a pleasure to be there! Energetic, stylish, and great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great craft beers!!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Even though we made a reservation, we had to wait 30 min to be seated. Normally wouldn’t be a big deal but we were heading to a show so had to speed eat in order to get out of there on time. The server was apologetic and gave us our drinks on the house which was appreciated. Got a variety of apps, all delicious. Temple smash cocktail recommended.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great place for a quick, casual & tasty bite before a concert at one of several nearby venues. Fast attentive service. Rock solid food.
Excellent burger!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

First time I've been to Stoddard's and I can't wait to go back. The food was incredible, the craft beer selection was very good, and the overall atmosphere was awesome. Loved it. My friends got the burgers, they looked delicious. They also got a poutine that I shared a little of that was incredible, one of the best I've ever had. I had the fish and chips which was really good, but a bit smaller than expected for portion size. I also got the oven roasted cauliflower for an app and it was just stupid good.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful dining experience all around! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Delicious choices for food and cocktails. Attentive but not intrusive service. Would definitely eat here again before going to another performance in the area.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The duck breast was outstanding!!!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very nice pub style restaurant with a wonderful selection of beers and many German influenced foods. The bratwurst was excellent. Neighborhood gem!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was great, but the service not so much. We specifically delayed ordering entrees so we could enjoy the appetizers. The appetizers took a VERY long time to arrive and then the entrees arrived immediately after. Not timed correctly at all. I shudder to think what would have happened if we had ordered the entrees right away. The Server was not attentive and did not take away dirty dishes or offer to go boxes. Kind of a pet peeve of mine--hate to sit with my dirty dish in front of me. Take it away!!!! Offer a second drink or a cup of coffee. Service at the end of the meal is the most important because its what we remember before tip time. A mostly enjoyable experience but it could have been exceptionable...

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very relaxed , great place for a dinner out with friends. Food was very, very tasty and portion size was perfect. Would be a good place for a date if not to busy, if busy might be a bit to loud for a couples night.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was good and the waiter attentive but the hostess screwed up the reservation. My party arrived separately and she seated us separately on different floors and it took more than 20 minutes (via text communications) to realize everyone was present just in different parts of the restaurant. Very frustrating since we were time constrained with theatre tickets.

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1.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was greasy and horrible
Bouillabaisse is not made with tomato soup

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We wanted a casual place for a meal before a concert. Stoddard's fit the bill. The food was good and the beer selection was great.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We were looking for a pre-ballet meal close to the Opera House and Stoddard's was well recommended. We were seated right away and service was generally prompt. We enjoyed a local on-tap cider with our meals. My traditional Rabbit Pot Pie was just what I expected, no fancy twists, overall very hot and tasty. The pastry in particular was well made. I would go here again.

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