Stoddard's

4.2
912 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
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4.3
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4.2
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JC
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was bad. Being an Architect, I can say the entrance was terribly dark, a tough transition when coming in from outside.

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l
New England
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good. Service was horrible

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OT
New England
44 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great dinner before seeing a show. Got in and out no problem. Great beer list jasmine bowl was very good. Good bar scene.

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C
New England
49 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A friend and I like this place, so we've been a couple of times. The first time I had the charcuterie board which was really quite plentiful and very delicious. Yesterday I had the burger with a combination of fries and onion rings. The onion rings were great; the fries were basically just cooked potatoes, not crispy at all. The burger was very tasty, but I did mention to our server that it was quite salty. I rarely have negative comments for meals and am usually very happy with what I order. This time I just needed to comment on those two issues. That said, we will go back because their menu has quite a few items we still want to try.

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M
New England
36 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a favorite for beer and a great burger. I am an old fogey, however, so the noise level is a bit annoying for conversation.

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BP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beer list, great burger, great service

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LB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carolyn our waitress made our first time dining experience at Stoddard's our go to place the next time we are in the city! We were never disappointed with any part of the visit!

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BB
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Stoddard's prior to a play at the Opera House on Washington St. Good beer and whiskey/scotch selection. Scotch egg was delightful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was great! I don’t remember her name but she was so helpful and friendly and was the only one waiting tables in the downstairs. She was

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M
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I’d like to give this place another try next time I’m in town.
I was very pleased with the food options.
Our server was nice, but we had some hiccups with her familiarity with the menu and a mistake on the bill.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The mussels made my girlfriend sick, although she enjoyed eating them. I had the shepherds pie, which was average and way overpriced at $24. Caesar salad was good but warm. Noise was a big issue and we had to wait upwards of 10m for the server to bring the check. Would not recommend.

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RW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time at Stoddard's. I'm fussy about my Manhattans, but they always get them right. Our waitress, Michael (?) was wonderful—attentive, engaging, efficient, and a great sense of humor. Great food and drinks, great service, great atmosphere.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The pretzel & fondue appetizer was amazing - entrees were pretty pricey and missing salt. Staff was very friendly and fast

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Great location, sever was wonderful, really helpful in her suggestions. However food was mediocre at best

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w
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great selection of interesting cocktails and an amazing beer list. The stuffies were great, as was the duck. We needed to leave for a performance at the Opera House and our server, Carolyn, was great about assuring us she would have us out of there by 7 (which she did) and she was otherwise friendly and fun. The history of the place and the way it was decorated were great fun too. Be forewarned that the area in front of the main bar is very noisy on a Friday after work.

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PE
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I would get rid of the store bought from the freezer stuffed Quahogs!! Better off to just not serve them the quality is terrible!! Burger and the scallops excellent!! Fries should cook little longer!! Staff was incredible very friendly attentive!! I give honest opinion I’ve commercial fished up and down the coast and eaten at many of the restaurants with stuffed clams and crab cakes!! But your stuffed quahogs are a poor product! Either make them yourselves to improve or take off the menu!! Thanks for a great time and good food!! Except the quahog

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and alcohol drinks

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good. The lamb shepherds pie was excellent. The scallops were also good.

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y
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Sorry, I was not excited - maybe bad choice of day (St. Peddys Day Celebration). My stuffie was dry, a bad oyster,... the Brussels sprouts were delicious. It was loud. The server was wonderful, pleasant and fast. The ambiance was overshadowed by the noise level.

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k
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Seems to be more about the drinking than the eating. Food was ok but very limited options for vegetarian and forget vegan.

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PP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 2

Despite having an e-mail confirmation of our reservations showing that we had a 2 hour reservation, the manager tried to get us to leave after 1 and 1/4 hr. They had a reservation for 10 and wanted our table for 2 to complete the group. We were happy with the food and very happy with the waitress, but we were turned off by the treatment by the management.

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SM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was much too noisy to carry on a conversation, but the food was fine

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P
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice beer selection, but our second round were both bad pours-about 40% head.

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RK
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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c
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and amazing history. Love how they maintained parts of the building to preserve its history. Good food and wine menu.

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j
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went to Stoddard's for an early dinner on Sunday after the theater. It was a very pleasant experience. The restaurant was nearly empty but I loved the atmosphere in the place . The staff was very pleasant and the food was very good. They have a long beer list, but apparently it's out of date. Never the less they had a good choice of beers. I really enjoyed the mussels for dinner. We'd go back for sure.

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FJ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It looks good for a date night. I noticed many couples there that looked like they were enjoying themselves. But if you are with a group of friends and want to be able to talk across the table, it's just too loud. There were 4 of us (on a weekend night) and there was just no way we could really talk. So it depends what kind of atmosphere you are looking for. To my taste the food was ok but too sweet. Even the risotto was sweet. There was a dessert that was very rich, strawberry cheesecake served in a glass. Delicious but probably about 2,000 calories. It was served in a glass which just didn't work because the crust was very hard and stuck to the bottom of the glass. We needed a hammer and chisel. Anyway to summarize: the service was very good, the atmosphere was upbeat and lively (just too loud for our taste), and the food was very American. They did make sure we were out of there in time for a show, we appreciated that.

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JI
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was Fantastic! If you like a variety of Beers to choose from there are tons. Service was great and not too pricey.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We were seated about 10-15 minutes after our reservation. There seemed to be only one server and while she was very nice, it was very slow. Our drinks came after our food. We got several appetizers to split and everything but the charcuterie and pretzels (which I believe they bring in from a local bakery) was subpar and we didn’t really want to eat more than our first bite. Overall it was disappointing and we won’t be back.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Beers were great, steak dinner was amazing the only issue was lobster ravioli was bland needed more flavor.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great time, generous portion size on food and good price. Service was very good as well. Fun casual place if looking for more pub style. Good variety of not your typical beers on tap, very good variety of spirits and specialty drinks as well. Had a great time before a show in theater district. Would definitely go back!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is excellent!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great cozy place with amazing architecture and things to look at. Waiter was fast and food was pretty good

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FV
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The place has a quirky, historic vibe. Beer and wine selection is quite good. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Our dinners were underwhelming. We expected something better for the price.
Would go back again for a drink before or after the theater but probably not for dinner.

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S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

We chose Stoddards because of the proximity to a show we were going to see at the Opera House. Overall we were so disappointed. Our waitress was so unfriendly, honestly if that unhappy, find a new job! The pretzel and fondue app was tasty and then it all went downhill. Three burgers all ordered medium well came out in varying doneness. Well done, rare and medium. We were pressed for time so did not send them back. My Jasmine rice bowl was served with the hardest unripe avocado ever. There are just far better choices in the city, look elsewhere.

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Do not go here for lunch, bleached fish nasty and returned for burger with cold rubbery bacon on top of quasi stale roll.
Lovely waitress though.

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EH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Decent food, good location for the theatre, cool old building, nice beer, very friendly. wait staff

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The host seated us right away and was great in making sure my boyfriend and I had everything we needed prior to our waiter coming over. It was our server who took way too long to take our orders, refill our water, or bring us our check. We had to remind him several times before these requests happened. My boyfriend wasn’t too happy with the burger he ordered as it wasn’t how he had ordered it to be cooked. The pretzel and fondue appetizer was good. Overall I probably will not come back here.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Loved the decor!

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DM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

Stoddard's appeared to be a decent choice for a quick meal before an event at The Opera House. Unfortunately, didn't turn out that way as we were seated right by the door where we were blasted with cold air every time the door opened.Meanwhile five tables sat empty for the whole time we were there. Restaurant just felt dirty and looked dusty. Food was not good at all, shepherds pie was flavorless, I tried a couple of bites and let the waitress know it was inedible. She was kind enough to remove it from the bill. Wife had a burger that was mediocre at best, fries that were undercooked but dark brown which tells me the oil is old. Left hungry.

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