Stoddard's

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$30 and under
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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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KM
New England
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, professional, friendly bartenders who know how to make a great drink.
Reasonable price and great food!

AT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Overall it was very good. The food was amazing and generous except for the swordfish entree which was the smallest piece of fish I have ever seen as an entree!! Also, it was a Saturday night and they had run out of dessert! That was a first!!

JG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple pubby spot with simple pubby food. Hits the spot. Went before going to Orpheum for a show and had cider, steak tips and fried artichoke hearts. Satisfying food in a comfortable laid back setting.

M
New England
38 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

They have the BEST burgers in Boston and their beer selection is top notch!

DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Last time I came it was great. That's been a few years. Food (I had the duck) was rushed and dry. It was as loud as usual which I expected. The service was good but the waiter was rude and rolled his eyes numerous times. Not as good as I remembered. Maybe one day I'll give it another chance.

AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

For a drink or a quick bite but too loud for full meal. Felt rushed while eating while those at bar were relaxed. Waitress anxious to get us out so someone else could sit

SD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was looking for a casual pub with good food and a fun relaxed atmosphere. We got that and so much more! Great service from Alexander, delicious meals, a very cool atmosphere where we could sill have a conversation. If you are frustrated with the general noise level of most restaurants these days you will enjoy Stoddard’s! I will definitely be back.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and beer menu, our server was fantastic and knowledgeable

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Fondue pretzels are awesome. Steak tips & scallops were great as well

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Can’t beat the atmosphere. Beer selection was wonderful, service great and delicious food. Looking forward to coming back next time we’re in town.

BP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good, problem was there wasn’t enough of it for the price. I don’t mind paying 26 dollars for steak tips, but I expect more than 4 or 5 ounces.

WH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

I have never taken the time to do a review, but had to in this case. We had wonderful service and the ambiance was nice. However, the food was terrible. We order fondue/pretzels and the pretzels were hard as a rock. When we asked about them, we were told they didn't have anymore pretzels, so we got bread instead? We order the poutine and it didn't have any gravy on it, so we had to ask for extra on the side. The cheese was hard and inedible. In each case we were polite about it, but so disappointed. I did get a crab cake with was ok. I was surprised when our bill came and we hadn't been credited for the pretzels. I want to assume it was just an 'off night' but I would never go back.

RD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We visit Stoddard's everytime we have show tickets. Great location close to all of the theaters. Decent food menu and even better drink menu. We didn't realize the cocktail menu is different downstairs so next time we will be sure to specify upstairs or downstairs.

LN
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

BEST WAITRESS! She was very good at picking out menu items, drinks, and making sure we got to our show on time!

I had loved Stoddards for after work drinks, but now I know it's also a good place for dinner.

DL
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Stoddard's has perfect Boston vibe - brick walls, dark wood accents, historical photos create a comfortable and familiar atmosphere. We had dinner just before a show at Boston Opera House and the wait staff was prompt and attentive. We shared the ribeye steak which was cooked to perfection, a couple of Caesar salads and some onion rings. All very tasty. We would certainly return.

A
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Very slow service, especially for a restaurant in the theater district where people are often on a schedule to get to their shows. Food and drinks were average. Overall, would recommend for a quick beer at the bar, but not for dinner.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great drink selection! Smaller food menu but all the items are delicious!

m
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time customer who booked due to proximity to theater district and after checking menu on line. Quaint "Old Boston" atmosphere with very friendly and helpful staff. Waitress well acquainted with menu items and made excellent suggestions. Generous portions of well prepared food. Would definitely return.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a pre theater dinner. Staff friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. Food never disappoints!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drove down from Maine with friends. Been to Stoddard’s before. Awesome experience! Will definitely go back!

VB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great environment....

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The burrata was great!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Group of 5 for dinner on a Friday night, whole bar smelled like stale mop water when we walked in. Our server was clearly disinterested in working that evening as he was inattentive and with an empty bar we still had to wave him down to get his attention. To top everything off one of our party found a battered and fried ball of paper in his dish. The server offered to replace the dish, no one from the bar or “management” ever approached the table and we left after.

Maybe a good place for after work drinks but will not return in the foreseeable future.

C
New England
54 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual, the charcuterie board was delicious! (If you're there for lunch, make sure you get charged for the lunch board and not the dinner board which is a little more.) The wait staff is extremely nice and it's always a pleasure to eat there. The menu has loads of delicious items, so give it a try!

Y
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were excellent!!
My husband and I enjoyed very much.

S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice mix of menu items, great, friendly service, good food. It's quiet in the front few tables, louder toward the back, so take your pick. The interior invokes an old time Boston that probably never really existed, but it's fun. Very convenient to the Opera House and other theater venues. One small note of caution, the mens's room needs mega-ventilation.

SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT PUB atmosphere and wonderful fabulouse food!!!!

k
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is one of the few places are n Boston where you can actually hear the person you are with talking! The staff was very nice and food was very good. Would like to go back :)

J
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We sat downstairs and the was a reception of some sort going on; making it somewhat "energetic". The service was great. The cocktail was fantastic (forget the name). The food (I got the duck entree) was great. Except for the noise level, everything was really really good.

O
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Location in this old historical bar is an important plus if you are in the Boston Green area. The main floor bar is a great meeting place, especially if you enjoy different kinds of beer. The bar area is busy, the tin roof adds to the ambiance. Dinner reservation was spot on with OpenTable. Service was prompt, even though the place was packed on a Wed., night, around 7:00, with some patrons dining before heading over to the Orpheum Theater for an 8:00 concert. The wines by the glass were about $10.00 each, the rice bowl and the pasta dish we had were fairly priced and enough for each of us. Wait staff was pleasant and efficient.

L
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a Wonderful experience with two children on a Friday night before attending the ballet. They went out of the way to accommodate kids meal request and make them feel special. We ordered the scallops and they were delicious. Ambiance was dark and cozy.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were visiting from out of state. Ambience was nice and the servers were nice as well. Poutine fries were great!

b
New England
25 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun and delicious in the heart of the city. Nice ambience. Try to sit against the wall to lessen the noise.

F
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and the food was great. The place had a lot of energy and loved the music selection (any place that plays The Specials will be high on my list). We had a group of six and had a great time. We are not quiet talkers so the noise level was never an issue for us. Would definitely go again.

Z
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Somethings have changed and not for the better. The drinks were watered down and the ginger beer they used was flat. The chicken wings were better before they had more flavor.

JB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food and service were sub par. Had to wait 15 minutes for drinks and it was not crowded. Would not go back.

J
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Somewhat disappointed with our experience. Restaurant was not that busy but service was very slow and waitress had zero interest in our table of 7. Kale salad was delicious as was the meat and cheese platter but the scallops had too much cream sauce and were hidden under a heap of lettuce. Drinks were weak in liquor. We were surprised to learn there was no coffee or dessert.

BB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had relatives staying at the Godfrey Hotel and Stoddard’s was nearby. Glad we made reservations thru OpenTable as it was Saturday night and Stoddard’s was packed. My wife had the mussels and they were very good, the rest had hamburgers cooked to our individual tastes and they were very good. Great selection of beers on tap.

KR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Caroline (I think was her name) was an amazing server! Thank you to everyone there for making the night so much fun on Friday! Great food and great drinks!

JM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Word association:
Winter = snow.
Stoddard's = LOUD.
Wait staff = SLOW (in several ways).
Food (Shepherd's pie) = very good.
Food (Shepherd's pie) price ($24) = are you kidding me?
Recommend to friends = I'll tell them about my experience and let them figure it out.

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