Stoddard's was recommended to us for "great, casual dining". The food was ok, the entrees are overpriced. This is a complete bar scene, not really a restaurant I would take anyone to who was under 21. The service was very good and the hostess was extremely friendly.
Wasn't wowed by Stoddard's. The menu was limited and pricey. We ordered poutine for an appetizer and it was not as good as we've had elsewhere. I had a burger and it was nothing spectacular; my husband got the steak. We had a reservation before a show and our table was in the bar area, which we liked; so our server was the bartender and he was great.
With friends before the theater. Great location, good service, didn't feel rushed.
The food was great, and the wait staff, hostess and bar tender were all very accommodating. They had our table all set up when we got there, and we were able to sit, even though our entire party hadn't shown up yet. We were seeing a show at the Opera house, so we wanted to make sure we were out of there in time, and our food came out promptly and our server was always near by if we need a refill or to ask for the check.
Very comfortable. Great staff. Moved from our table to the bar when it had cleared out and they had no probl m with that. Took care of the waitress and the bartender. We'll go back again. Wish they had the bluefish, but had the hanger instead. All good.
We had appetizers and drinks before a show at the Boston Opera House. We had the fondue and the wings and pork belly. All were wonderful and the service was great, and we were out in plenty of time for the show. The walk to the opera house was about 2 minutes! I recommend this place for pre-show appetizers and drinks.
Drinks were weak, wings good, scotch egg inedible, fondue was ok, but watery, all of our(6)
Entrees where served cold, dirty rice was inedible, street corn was good, must have been a good crop, would not recommend or return, its a restaurants mission to serve good food and this was a major fail.
Waitress was great very attentive - watch out for stairs if you have heels on very steep - bar is gorgeous wood, tin ceilings, cool decor. Close to Theatres. Did not like my meal which was the rabbit special & the waitress quickly replaced it with another option. I went for the burger because I was with others and wanted a quick option. The burger was very good. Was disappointed that the online menu was different to the menu at the restaurant. The drink menu is extensive and some great speciality drinks. Just beware if you are a female wearing heels that the stairs to the restroom which is in the basement (as alot of Boston establishments are) are extremely steep. Our waitress was cool and very efficient. Would go again but for me overall it is more a place or have drinks at the bar and a few apps over the main meal selection.
Previously reviewed this pub very highly. This time we asked for a table downstairs as usual and we were the only ones down there. Previously had been packed. Because we were the only ones it did lack atmosphere and the music sounded intrusive and awful - all treble no bass. Our waiter was good but towards the end of the meal, and we were still eating the main course...one of the staff turned all the lights up and started putting chairs on tables etc. We did not get a friendly reception when we complained. Food this time was average were previously it had been good. Scotch eggs were great as usual, but overall disappointing and expensive.
Awesome, this was our first visit and everything was great, will definitely be back on a regular basis. Keep it up!
Excellent! Great food, wonderful atmosphere!...I would definitely recommend this place to a friend.
Went here for a pre-sale dinner. Food and beer were excellent, and the service was very good. The only drawback was the noise level. The tables are very close together and the sin of conversation plus music required a rather loud conversation, which contributed to the noise level. Overall, it was a good experience.
We had a very enjoyable meal after matinee. The drinks were good and the food was well prepared.
Booked Stoddard's after reading several review sites. The bar food had some regular items as well as a few unexpected. The rabbit rollatini was delicious and not overly seasoned, the raw oysters were great and the beer selections was varied with lots to choose from. Our only complaint would be the noise level. At times it was difficult to hear but to be fair the place was packed.
The bar is super cool: huge, ornate and wood-crafted. The whole atmosphere is very cool, dark lighting, lot's of wood, overall very nice. Food was pretty good, I was more impressed with the atmosphere and the beer list.
Food was good. Service was a little slow but polite.
Food is not good. Bland food. Very over priced.
We made a reservation for 6 that ended up only being 5. We had a friend that was running late so we put her order in with ours, as we were heading to the ballet at 7:30. The server was very inattentive and we had to flag her down to put our order in. We wanted to get appetizers but, because she didn't come back between us getting drinks and when we put in our dinner (15 -20 minutes) we only had time for entrees. Twenty minutes after we put in our order she come back to the table and asked if we wanted her to fire our food even though the other person hadn't arrived yet. Luckily, we were a table of servers and know what that means.... It was already 6:45 and the food took another 15 minutes which means we asked for our check with our food, shoveled our food in our mouths and took off. I have been here multiple times and have always had a great experience but this definitely changed my mind about the restaurant.
I brought the group of girls I was hosting for a bachelorette party and a few of us ordered the shrimp. It was unpeeled shrimp (strike 1) with no seasoning over plain brown rice. It smelled like low tide and tasted like it too.
Loved the Fondue app, and then all our meals. Creative cocktail menu made it fun and hard to choose. It is definitely loud, but a very young, energetic crowd, so just we aware.
Excellent small restaurant/bar with lavish craft beer list. Wonderful architectural appointments. Excellent and imaginative food; service even at busy pre-theatre hour was quick and attentive. The rabbit entree was especially novel and delicious. Recommended as, in particular, a place for a fun, casual, drink &/or quick but good meal, especially prior to enjoying nearby theatre options.
Love this pub. Great beer, inventive food. Great atmosphere. Downstairs is best. Get the scotch eggs!
Nice environment, friendly staff, and good service, but I wish more food options were offered on their menu.
Went to eat here with my family pre-theater. Grumpy, harried waitress. Mediocre food. Reminds me of the worst of old school Boston. This place won't be around much longer as it doesn't meet today's standards. On the positive side, a really beautiful old bar and has a funky antique feel. If all you want is to sit at a bar and have a drink with friends then the experience will probably be much better. Cheers.
Food was excellent. Not a large menu, but top-notch. Wonderful drink list, with bartenders and waitresses offering excellent recommendations, which we followed.
The food was fine, although the 'old school' mashed potatoes tasted like instant potatoes were mixed in. The Manhattan was fine, but certainly not worth $13. Mainly, we took issue with the server, who was only minimally friendly and clearly wanted to turn the table as quickly as possible--this would have been understandable (maybe) on a busy Saturday night, but we were there on a random Tuesday, arriving at 5:30, and the place still wasn't very busy when we left to get dessert somewhere else at 7. We would have considered having dessert there, but didn't want to give the server any more business and just wanted to leave to get out of his way.
We went there prior to a concert at the Orpheum. It's a place with good beer and tasty quick meals. One of our members was unfortunately detained in the men's room. Even though the owner was very busy and the place was mobbed he assisted helping extract my brother from the water closet. To top it off he gave us a serious discount on our meal. There were a lot of people in our party. As a result, plus the great food this is now our go-to place for pre-concert dinners.
I dined with my 5-year-old at this establishment and while it is not exactly kid-friendly the staff helped make us more comfortable by finding us a low table. There really wasn't anything I thought she might like so I ordered the fondue appetizer to share with her and a bowl of mashed potatoes side dish just for her--she devoured both. The drinks were fantastic, especially the Brandy Crusta (I had 2!) and my apple salad was sooooooooo good. I would love to come back here with my husband the next time we visit Boston.
This place is just OK. It was loud dark and actually food is not that great. Onion rings were thick and soggy. Got a brought worst which is a glorified hotdog. Chicken Cordon Bleu was not that anything
Waitress was rude. Items added to our bill ($1 for blue cheese). Wrong drinks. No beer list - strange for an ale place. Reservations was at 5:30. We were asked to leave at 6:45 for a private party coming in.
On a good note. The hostess and food runner were very friendly and my fiancé said his burger was delicious
Repeat trip for our family before theater night. Busy for a weekday (Tues evening) but reservations for our party of 7 worked great. Service with a smile delicious food per usual.
Stoddard's is a warm, inviting and comfortable downtown place with a great authentic atmosphere, very helpful staff, an extensive cocktail list and very good food. We started with sasparilla ribs for an app - tender, tasty, fall off the bones good. My date and I both had burgers, well presented, juicy and delicious. We saw the full menu served to tables around us and everything looked fabulous. Our server, Claire, really took care of us. The poutine looked really good, but we didn't need another app and we were getting fries with the burgers, so we asked if we could get gravy and cheese on our fries - no problem. Delicious and no extra charge. Same with dessert (definitely not Stoddard's strong point). They offer vanilla ice cream or apple crumble (how Boston is that). Claire managed to get us ice cream with whipped cream and chocolate pieces, again, no extra charge. I would definitely recommend Stoddard's to all but the most pretentious foodies - it's a down to earth, comfortable treat.
A great spot to gather for an informal meal, with a super beer selection.
Food was great. Beer list always amazing here. Probably wouldn't get Brussels sprouts again but they were fine. Onion rings ribs and fish and chips all great.
Good beer selection, reasonable food but nothing particularly memorable. Fine to stop in if you're in the area but not worth going out of your way for.
Pre-show dining for the Boston Opera House. Good location for walking from the Park Street T to the restaurant and then the show on a VERY cold March evening.
Quiet enjoyable, except for the very loud table next to us. The restaurant cannot control a shrill, loud woman so don't take that away from their rating, but it did make you anxious to get outside and away from the noise! Less relaxed than you might otherwise have been.
They need to figure out something to keep the cold out. We sat near the front hallway and were very cold due to the door constantly opening.
Other than that very good cocktails and food.
I ordered the braised beef cheek it was delicious I highly recommend it. They have a great beer selection too. A lot of locals and a few from around the country.
Cute space, good service, average food