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.
Boston, MA 02111
American, Gastro Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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
Temple Place & Washington Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Multiple TVs, Live bands and special event DJs.
Contact us to discuss your catering needs.
Validate parking for Lafayette Garage at the Hyatt Regency Boston
Downtown Crossing - MBTA Red/Orange Line
Park Street - MBTA Red/Green Line
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
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.
Stoddard's Ratings and Reviews
I’ve been here several times in the past, but this had to be the WORST experience ever. The waiter had the personality of a wet rag. He seemed annoyed that my party of 6 needed 2-3 minutes to decide on drinks. Considering they only gave us 1 menu, we had to share.
Appetizers came out before our drinks. Fondue was mediocre, pretzels were hard, Poutine was basic. When dinner was served, Nobody finished even half their food because it was so bad. Dried out chicken and beef, over cooked fish & chips. Just horrible. Even with half of the food left on our plates, the waiter never asked if we wanted to take any of it home. He just took it all off the table. Not that we would have, but i think he still should have asked. Since i felt so guilty that i was the one who selected the restaurant, I paid the entire bill
Always enjoyed this place in the past. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll ever return
Let's see what was good - the historic building, location, cocktails, Bratwurst as main course.
What didn't work for me was - loud music, a little distracted and probably super busy server, bland and dry pork belly appetizer, a little too salty rabbit pie and once again bland lamb ragu
Boston has many fine eateries with great food but this just isn't one of them
My husband and I had our anniversary lunch at Stoddard's. We had planned it a few months ahead as we are from out of town. We let the management know ahead of time that we were spending our anniversary with them.
The good: The roasted cauliflower was tasty and I am not a fan of cauliflower, but I could have eaten two bowls full. They also have a nice selection of beer.
The bad: No one seemed to know that we were there for a special occasion. Not that I expect a parade, but when you choose one restaurant over thousands, you expect maybe some personalized service. The server seemed bored and was not very personable at all. The sandwiches were not great. Overall, we left disappointed, but happy that at least the bill was relatively inexpensive.
We reserved Stoddard's as a pre-theatre dinner. We waited about 15 minutes before our table was ready and when we let the waitress know we had theatre tix, she was more than accommodating.
The drink menu was creative as well as classic. The appetizers offered had a breadth of choices. We went with cauliflower and scotch eggs. The former were nice and crisp, though not enough flavor for me. The scotch eggs were new to me - and while they were good, I don't think I'd order them again - because it wasn't my cup of tea.
My husband enjoyed his fish and chips. Super fresh and lightly fried. I liked my scallops. Huge portions that totally satisfied.
Loved the history of the restaurant and the waitress was super friendly. Will visit for drinks again one of these days.
Our family of four visited for dinner. All four of us were disappointed by our food from gnocchi to burgers and a grinder. Worst of all was the service. Our waitress was clearly having a bad day and let it show. At one point she left, came back and apologized presumably for her attitude but things only improved modestly. When I got home and checked the receipt for her name, planning to send a note to the restaurant, I found that the server name on our receipt was Michael. This seems unlikely. If everything else had been perfect I would still warn that the establishment is extremely loud.
Great place for appetizers such as the charcuterie board and cheese fondue with pretzels. The dinner menu for entrees are.. "different" so I'd recommend taking a look at the menu before going. If you're adventurous with trying rabbit or duck then this could be up your alley. We stuck to apps and drinks. The bartenders know what they're doing when it comes to cocktails. My friend ordered a dirty martini and she said she hadn't had one that good in a very long time. Beer selection is incredible and around 20 on draft.
The food was amazing, drink menu was extensive, including a few hard-to-find beers on tap. Service was a little iffy at times but it was a Saturday before a big show in town and was very busy, so understandble. It was really loud there so not ideal for a first date.
Stoddard is a energetic watering hole for the after work crowd in downtown Boston. But it also has a fine menu with thoughtfully prepared meals The dinner service is fast if you're trying to dine before a show. But it's not the ambiance you'd want for a "fine" meal. Too noisy.
We made 9:30 reservations for after a show and arrived a few minutes early. We were seated and given menus. Ordered great wine and beer and then ordered appetizers and burgers. The appetizers were substantial -- three huge pretzels for the fondue is TOO MUCH. And the bouillabaisse was not a bouillabaisse. It tasted like canned tomato soup with the seafood added. The seafood was plentiful but only shrimp and mussels, no scallops.
While we were halfway through our starters, the burgers showed up. They took them back and THEN and ONLY THEN were we told the kitchen closes at 9:30 and that was why the burgers came out so fast. There was nothing about this in the reservation, not mentioned by the hostess or the waiter.....
When the burgers came back they were cold and the fries and onion rings soggy. Taste of the burgers were good but the cold and non-edible fries/rings made it not a great meal.
However in the end the waiter was apologetic and took the two appetizer prices off our bill!
The lunch menu wasn't very extensive--mostly sandwiches, a couple of salads--which isn't a problem because the food tastes good. HOWEVER! It wasn't very vegetarian friendly--and even worse for vegans. :( This is a big minus in my book, and means I probably won't be going there or taking groups there again for lunch.
It was really, really cold. Like, seriously uncomfortably cold.
Went here with my wife before a Sox game. Good atmosphere, lots of ornate woodwork, high ceilings. The food was good but we thought the choices were somewhat limited as the menu was kind of eclectic, perhaps trying a little too hard in hipster fashion, but to be fair I'm meat and potatoes. I had a really good mixed drink and service was good.
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