Stone's Public House

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571 reviews
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Stone's Public House, in the time-honored tradition of New England and the old country of Ireland, invites you in for a pint, a conversation and, of course, some of the finest cuisine Metrowest has to offer. Our Public House prides itself on a rich history of fine food and drink, friendly service, camaraderie and, perhaps, a whisper of spirits not to be found anywhere else!
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DM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 6. Staff was very attentive and very pleasant. The food was very good. Chicken was so moist and tender! Would definitely return.

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KG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always very good to excellent, this visit no exception. Petite filet mignon and roasted asparagus both done perfectly.

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e
New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great until they piled the logs in the fireplace a bit too high and smoke started to fill the bar area. They did take care of it quickly!! Had a great evening !

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l
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambiance was cozy and warm as we sat near the fireplace. The food was delicious but they came out with our entrees before we received our salads. We had the server return them but when we did get our entrees later they were not hot.

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LD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening. Drinks, dinner, dessert were great. Would go back again.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very warm in the room but the food was great

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L
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at one of the high tables in the bar and had a relaxing delightful lunch with no feeling of being rushed or haunted..... ( too bad !) Great neighborhood place to watch the Patriot's parade from start to finish ! Love going to Stone's and will come back often !

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JP
New England
51 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

It was Super Bowl Sunday. But the food was pretty bad. My son's hash was mushy and way too salty. My Caesar Salad was not tasty at all. We have been other times and liked it.

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DA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of the nicest in the area. Extensive menu and reasonable prices. Attentive wait staff.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. As always, excellent food. And who doesn’t love a fire at the end of the bar on a night like this?

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Love Trivia night!!!

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LM
New England
32 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and charming ambiance!
Great place for brunch. Loved the real fireplace.
Thank You!

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KA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We have been to Stone's several times before for lunch or dinner and had a great experience. This was our first brunch visit and we will not go again. While there is a kids menu, there are no brunch options for them so we had to order off the regular menu. We paid Boston prices for our kids to have pancakes. I had the corned beef hash which was basically grilled mashed potatoes with a hint of corned beef. If I was not so hungry, I would have sent it back. We love a good full irish breakfast and found the puddings to be oddly flavored. All in all, I was quite disappointed by the experience.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Appreciated the vegetarian option for Shepherd’s Pie,

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place to go. I crave their risotto and steak frequently. Friendly and kind service, food always cooked perfectly.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pulled pork was fabulous. So was the haddock chowder. Everyone seemed pleased with their meal.

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M
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I love the atmosphere and historic setting most about this place. It’s so cozy with the fire place in the bar room. I tried their brunch for the first time and it was just as tasty as their dinner. They have a great beer list and some fun cocktails. The service wasn’t spectacular but it was still well worth it.

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SA
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Despite having a reservation, we had to wait 30min because they had a “rush” of people. Seems like there is an issue with managing the tables and reservations.

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LC
New England
23 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food is not as good as it used to be, and the menu could use a little change once in a while, but Stone's is still a good place to grab a casual lunch or dinner, with options for everyone (healthy or comforting).
The homemade duck pastrami is surprisingly smokey and delicious--better than beef.
The salads are always good, as are the fries.

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EB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and staff. The offerings are quite good and generally unique.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch! Highly recommend the thick-cut french toast.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great pub atmosphere, fantastic service and the food was awesome.

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W
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Stone's consistently good place; definitely better than other surrounding options. 3.5 stars in my mind.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our local favorites! Great food, great beer selection, great service!

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d
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

claudiani was awesome-great service and kind-loved our experience

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j
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I was a little disappointed in our recent dinner at Stones. We've been there several times and have always enjoyed it. They had some really delicious sounding specials but they were all sold out. They were also out of some of the beer sections. After the specials disappoint I ordered a salad. The salad was blah. Would never order it again. The bright spot in the evening was our waiter, Nick. He was very friendly and helpful.

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KC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I would have liked to give Stones a rating, but I cannot as my party and I were sat but never acknowledged and served. After 20 minutes of being ignored and feeling invisible we walked out.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience. Enjoyed the food and the warm fireplaces.

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b
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

a bit noisy but tolerable, nice fire place, good beer
Calamari was too heavily fried, the lamb shepard pie was excellent.

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CH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We went because we love the atmosphere - especially their fireplaces. Well, while we were there, they turned off the dining room fireplace and then left the bar fireplace unattended for over an hour - nothing burning. When i offered to help they said i could. It citing “liability...yet still did nothing to fixe the fire. Very disappointing.

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DH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Wonderful menu, excellent food & service

Unfortunitly tables were extremely close & were sat next to an ertremely loud table in their laughter & talk
which made it difficault to converse

Not the fault of the restaurant but I would of liked an offer to sit elsewhere

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KH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

American cuisine, food was delicious! Rustic - nice ambiance.

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KD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first visit - good food and fun time! We drove from newton to meet a friend - very warm and welcoming... worth the drive!!

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C
New England
72 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood stew was really tasty. My husband enjoyed his fish and chips. The beet salad was very good but very large and could be shared as an appetizer as was the pear salad.

The wine was really a very short pour so they could go a little better with that.

The cheesecake dessert wAs excellent!

They do have an extensive craft beer menu!!!!

Great place!

Definitely will go back.

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CK
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Do not like to sit upstairs. I like downstairs only but it is not a selected item on open table. She did not want to seat us downstairs but there was an opening at the bar area which worked.

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CG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always have a good experience at Stone's. However, the noise level is pretty loud, so that is a deterrent.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I want to thank the very sweet hostess who made sure we got a quiet corner near the fireplace ... we were celebrating our 32nd anniversary and she helped make sure we got a cozy spot ... really above and beyond! Food was great and service fine ... thank you!

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DK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The only complaint that I have is that I asked to not be seated at a high table, but we were. The friends we were meeting got there before us, so it felt awkward to say anything at that point. But what’s the point of asking that in the booking (regular or high table) if it’s not followed?

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

We were placed in the upstairs dining area. Lovely space, but we were the only table up there for a bit and it felt a bit isolated.

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CS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a wonderful meal Friday night. Lamb Sheppard’s pie was delicious. Calamari was tasty but a little over cooked. Waiter was attentive and main meals really were excellent.

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