The Glenville Stops

4.6
263 reviews
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Your perfect date-night destination, the Glenville Stops nestles on a quiet, residential side-street reminiscent of London's quaint Chelsea district. Quality, flexibility, and especially share-ability are the hallmarks of Nathan Allen’s diverse, award-winning menu, from lamb meatballs to griddled cheese, from charred octopus to roasted beets in a ring of whipped feta. Come early for $1 Duxbury Select oysters. Enjoy a juicy Stops Burger, a vegetarian Masa Burger, or our unique, flavor-packed Confit Chicken Sandwich. Graze through small plates, or settle down to shareable entrées and innovative desserts. Complimenting Chef Nate’s Latin-Med inspired cooking, we have thirty-one world-class craft beers on tap, plus a cask-conditioned ale, and thirty wines by the glass, along with a full cellar featuring the finest Cabernets and Riojas.
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KC
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

It was evident that the Glenville Stops over expanded and could not keep up with a demand of a full restaurant. Service was very slow, and the waitress’ explanation was, “We have a small kitchen.” Unsure of why they added more space and tables if their kitchen cannot keep up? Nonetheless, the food wasn’t bad!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great date night spot. Seating was quick but food took a long time. Was disappointed at first but the quality of that food made us completely forget about the wait and the beer list was fantastic.

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

It's always a wonderful experience at Glenville Stops. Love it, especially now that we've figured out easy parking (on Comm Ave). Highly recommend it!

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K
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming to The Glenville Stops - such a neighborhood gem.

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W
New England
58 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going with friends with whom we want to have good food and good conversation. You can share dishes and/or have your own. They have an appealing selection of wine and beer. My pescatarian veggie forward wife likes it. I am veggie if it works and like it. Until this last visit, we drove and parking is a challenge. Taking the Green Line was much more pleasant. Of course, taxi, uber, or lyft would work well.

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GF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very nice cellar!

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

Fantastic meal and great service! Love $1 oysters before 7 pm and we love the roasted chicken.

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DR
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding oysters were $1 each from 5-7. Best I have had in a long time. Sourced from Duxbury. Huge
Perfectly grilled octopus on a bed of salad
Best brussel sprouts, uniquely made in a saute with peanuts
Started with french bread brought to table with a delicious dip made with feta cheese
Staff friendly. Owner was there and knows a lot about wine and beer.
Can't wait to go there and try other things on this very imaginative menu

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MC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Always a great experience

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h
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood gem. Creative food, and quiet atmosphere where you can actually hold a conversation without shouting. Excellent service, too.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A neighbor gastropub with excellent service and food. Loved the happy hour oysters!

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OC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place in every way - wonderful food, exceptional service, excellent wine selection

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ES
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine. Warm environment. Even with all the tables occupied, the noise level is low, so table conversation is easy.

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our first time at Glenville Stops - a lovely spot with a varied, tasty menu and very friendly service.

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a
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were greeted poorly at the door saying there were no tables available even though we had a reservation. The host said she would come back, but no one came to tell us anything so we left. The spot looks nice and I have heard nice things about the food, but the service was poor.

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W
New England
58 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Glenville stops is a great place to go with friends. You can have your own meal and/or share plates. Good wine and beer options. The food selection is well varied. Take the T or taxi. Parking is a challenge.

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find off the beaten path. We were looking for an unusual dinner spot that was not to far from Symphony Hall. The Glenville Stops was perfect. Interesting and well prepared dishes served by a friendly and attentive staff. Great shareable Caesar salad as well as creative apps. We look forward to returning soon. Loved the website information!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is amazing! I highly recommend the drunken goat cheese and the lamb meatballs. It’s kind on the expensive side, but it is really good food. Our spot was kind of near the kitchen and bathroom, even though we did make a reservation. The table was kind of too small for 3 people and was definitely made for 2 people. We had a very nice waitress that treated us well. It’s a great whole in the wall place with not much surrounding it, but definitely worth the trip. I have been here twice and would definitely go again. Definitely recommend.

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OH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. Excellent value and the oysters really hit the spot.

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MA
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! The small plates were fantastic. We would definitely go back again.

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BS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a true neighborhood gem. The food is creatively and wonderfully prepared. The service is superb and unpretentious. The ambiance is relaxed. Just a terrific restaurant.

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AB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our time here. It was cozy and cute and the food was really fantastic!

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GG
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a Gem! Hidden in a residential neighborhood, this is a must visit in you need a quiet place for a business meal. The staff was very friendly, the food excellent, and most importantly for me, wine by the glass was well managed. I am very sensitive to wine oxydation and can quickly detect a bottle that was opened the day before. They have a very good preservation system. As a side note, the green beans with the petite filet dish were cooked as perfectly as one could imagine. Will definitely be back my next time in Boston

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PS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Glenville Stops never disappoints. The menu is always creative and the preparations are delicious. The craft beer selection is unequaled - especially the cask ale. We try to get here at least one time whenever we come to Boston.

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J
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I read the great reviews and was excited to try. The place has a fun neighborhood vibe but close to more action. On the positive the servers are very friendly and make you feel welcomed.

I found the service to be slow and the food average. My wife's dish was very undercooked. Considering the slow service chose not to send back. Our server noted how undercooked it was when removing but did not even offer an apology for the cooking or service. We wished we stuck with basic bar food (burgers etc.).

I would recommend for a cozy neighborhood find but can't recommend for the service or food.

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FI
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this place based on Yelp reviews. Upon entering, we were unsure what to expect but the more we looked, the better it got! The food is quite good, not the simple ordinary fare, and the service is very attentive and friendly!

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p
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great character in a quiet neighborhood. Food was excellent and value was also great

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s
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really excellent food. Wonderful small plates. Try the octopus, sweet potato fritters, and goat cheese plate.

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BS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the kind of restaurant you dream of finding in a local neighborhood. The food preparations are creative and exquisitely carried out, the service is informed and friendly, the ambience is relaxed, and the prices are reasonable. A real find.

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s
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely, leisurely dinner our first time here. We shared Caesar salad, Brussels sprouts, salmon, mashed dill potatoes, green beans and chocolate cake. Everything we ordered was delicious, and the prices are reasonable. The menu is uniquely creative. You can order traditional food as we did or up to the minute contemporady cuisine. Would look forward to eating there again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch flavors and inspired menu.

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L
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Attractive light filled neighborhood restaurant on quiet apartment lined street minutes from the bustle of commonwealth ave . Small menu with tasty creative varied cuisine. Attentive service and reasonable prices
Will definitely return

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great birthday dinner experience. Had a variety of delicious food, good wine, great service

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SS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The bar is at the center of this friendly restaurant. They make up for the lack of a cocktail menu by stocking extensive list of wines and beers. Two of us shared a couple of very nice beers at $8, plus
Sweet Potato Parmesan Fritters $7
cranberry & apple, saffron aioli
Baked Greenland Sole $13
mashed dill potato, green beans, xamar sauce
The service was friendly and swift, but we were never rushed. Lovely room with a casual vibe.

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R
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All and all a great place to dine. I have recommended it to friends and have a date to go back!

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E
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Glenville Stops is my go-to local and is never a disappointment. Their seasonal specials are always a standout - this time it was a warm-from-the-oven strawberry shortcake with fresh local berries that was to die for! Their wine list is carefully curated and everything I've ever ordered has been delicious (the griddled cheese and the mussels are particular favorites).

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S
New England
35 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service!

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MB
New England
30 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location and a very different side of Allston than what I’m used to! Down a quiet side street, multiple seating options and a welcoming space. Nice wine list and an excellent menu. The oysters, beets, poke, and kofta were all delicious! Ended the meal with the dessert special-shortcake with native strawberries and fresh whipped cream. So. Much. Yes.

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MM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food for great prices

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