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About Stoddard's

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.

48 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Mondays Closed




Cross Street:
Temple Place & Washington Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 426-0048

Website:
http://www.stoddardsfoodandale.com/

Entertainment:
Multiple TVs, Live bands and special event DJs.

Catering:
Contact us to discuss your catering needs.

Parking Details:
Validate parking for Lafayette Garage at the Hyatt Regency Boston

Public Transit:
Downtown Crossing - MBTA Red/Orange Line
Park Street - MBTA Red/Green Line

Executive Chef:
Jason Fiset

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

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (13)
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Happy Hour (10)
Fun (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Authentic (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (4)
Romantic (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was good but horrible service! I heard great things but was very disappointed

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined 3 days ago

Pub atmosphere, great décor. Reservation at 6 was accommodated at 6:15. Food was very good, we had the cheese and meat tray which was excellent as were the fish and chips.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Went before the Noel Gallagher show. Perfect ambiance and great food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Dinner before show at Opera House with My husband. He enjoyed the extensive beer selection. We shared an appetizer. For dinner I had the rib eye and he has fish and chips. Both were cooked perfectly. Service was friendly and attentive.
The ambience and decor was unique. I enjoyed reading the history of the location.
Thank you for a perfect evening!!
Reservation recommended... seems to be an after work hot spot!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We reserved this restaurant since it is close to the Boston Opera house and we were attending a performance. We ordered a side of cauliflower to be served with our entre. I ordered trout as my entre and me wife ordered scallops. when we were served my dinner was duck not trout and the cauliflower was cold. I sent the duck back and by the time my entre was served my wife had finished her meal. The staff apologized but we have removed this restaurant from our list of establishments we visit in Boston.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent meals for everyone. Loved the atmosphere.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great place. Great wait staff. Solid beer list. And quite a place to watch people and hang out.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Authentic, Great Beer, Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was good but service was not very consistent. Waiter next came to check on us and we had to ask the hostess to get our waiter.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Leider sehr laut und für die Qualität etwas zu teuer!

Tags: Casual
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 (Derbyshire)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great atmosphere albeit a little loud, but it was Friday night so this was to be expected. Very friendly, attentive service and the food was great!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Not sure what was happening on this visit to Stoddard's; it was ok but not great. The bouillabaisse was a bit too thick for my taste (closer to marinara sauce that broth) but not bad; came in a small bowl and with no bread or croutons (they brought me some when I asked). More potatoes than fish. The Scotch Egg was very dried out; definitely not cooked to order. My kid's burger was fine. The grinder was ok; closer to a panini in that it was toasted and pressed; we were expecting more greens. Fries were good. Still a convenient, reasonably priced option for before the theater; they are very good at bringing things out quickly and accommodating theatre-goers in a hurry.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I Loved Stoddards. Loved the atmosphere most of all!!!! We Loved the Cauliflower appetizer. My daughter wanted to drink the juice at the bottom of the bowl, it was so delicious. So I double dog dared her and she Did!!! The big surprise was Pineapple Pepper cake we had for dessert, we first said No, but were intrigued. LOVED IT!Cant wait to go back!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I really thought the food here was good but it was sooooo cold inside that we spent the entire time dressed in jackets. I will go back it's better weather and give it another chance. But, really, turn the heat up a bit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wife and I dining before a show in theater district. Found the food very good with Mussels, Rabbit Pot Pie and Stoddard's own Burger... The service questionable... Asked for Captain Morgan (CM) and coke... Without saying a word, came back with Cruzan 9 and coke... Off the waiter went as I tasted the drink, !WHAT! is this? Thought is might Jim Beam... Told waiter this is NOT CM... He took it back... Came back and said the bartender used Cruzan because they didn't have CM! Thanks for telling me... Yechh! So I went with a Long Island Iced Tea (LIIT) and that was good, but later in the meal I asked for another drink for my wife and another LIIT for me... Came back with my wife's drink in 1 minute... Mine? took another 10 minutes... Doubt I am going back... No CM? Really?

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Our 2nd time there, both times for a Boston Celtics pre-game dinner and beers. The service is impeccable, food is good with portions that are of good size. They have a great selection of beer, both draft and bottled. Reservation process through Open Table was simple. It's becoming a " go to" place.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE dinner for two, cute, comfortable, great service, VERY GOOD food and very good price for NYE!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I love this place! Delicious food and beer. The ambiance is relaxed but lively making it a perfect place for a group meet up or a date. Furthermore, the staff was friendly and willing to accommodate some last minute add-ons to our party.

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great classic cocktails, attentive waitstaff, and gourmet food. We loved it for date night.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great beer menu including cask ales on English beer engines. The rabbit pot pie was excellent as was the meat/cheese platter, which easily could feed 2-3 people. Burgers are fantastic.

Tags: Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I booked a reservation through Open Table, and when we got there the restaurant was closed. It was 5 degrees in Boston, we were not close to our hotel, and the surrounding restaurants were all packed, so we walked around for 20 minutes before finding something mediocre on what was otherwise supposed to be a special occasion sort of night. I was obviously disappointed that neither the restaurant nor Open Table thought to disable the restaurant on OT for the night they were closed. At least set up an automated email saying that the restaurant was closed for the night.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I wish we could get a spot at Bar! Very nice place with a lot beer options.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Has a really excellent Belgian on tap. It was 12% and served in a 10oz pour. Unbelievable flavor, great kick. The beer list is excellent and full of options not commonly found. Food is really good too. Great pub atmosphere. It's very narrow, so it's really loud when full, but what isn't anymore. Enjoy!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent drinks, food, atmosphere and service. Brought our 12 year old son and he loved it too. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was great as always but noise level made it difficult to hear my party. Staff were very helpful and service was terrific.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This is a great place to meet up with friends or pre/post theater. The food is delicious, and the beer list is unbelievable. The noise level is very high, so if you are looking for quiet conversation, ask for a table away from the bar.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food average only. Service too, we even had to prompt for cutlery after the food had arrived for a while. Too noisy for comfort.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Efficient service to accomodate theater times. Interesting menu, good food and drinks. Liked the historic nature of the interior.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very unfriendly bartender at the lower level bar. It was our first night in town and it left a very bad taste in our mouths...

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Stoddard’s is our new go-to stop before events at the Boston Opera House. Easy reservations with personal call for follow up. Attentive servers, great food and outstanding beverages have made for great experiences with and without tween girls.

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

My first time at Stoddard's and enjoyed the country chicken sandwich. Big portion - took half home and had it for lunch the next day.

Loved the old corset building - very unique and clean.

Only negative is that the onion rings were greasy.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Chicken was dry. Left smelling like the kitchen and had to dey clean my clothes. Wouldn't go back. Neat if you like old timey places.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

What a great find. Great atmosphere. Interesting menu. Delicious.
Will definitely be back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fun place to meet up with friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The burgers were outstanding. Drinks, excellent. Noisy upstairs but we were seated downstairs where we could converse comfortably

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very convenient to the theatre district in Boston. Had some creative dishes. Need to learn to pour a bigger glass of wine. Other than that a very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Great Beer
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