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
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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