The Glenville Stops
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!
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.
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!
Always love coming to The Glenville Stops - such a neighborhood gem.
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.
Great food and very nice cellar!
Fantastic meal and great service! Love $1 oysters before 7 pm and we love the roasted chicken.
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
Love this place. Always a great experience
Great neighborhood gem. Creative food, and quiet atmosphere where you can actually hold a conversation without shouting. Excellent service, too.
A neighbor gastropub with excellent service and food. Loved the happy hour oysters!
Perfect place in every way - wonderful food, exceptional service, excellent wine selection
Excellent food and wine. Warm environment. Even with all the tables occupied, the noise level is low, so table conversation is easy.
This was our first time at Glenville Stops - a lovely spot with a varied, tasty menu and very friendly service.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Good food and service. Excellent value and the oysters really hit the spot.
Great place! The small plates were fantastic. We would definitely go back again.
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.
Loved our time here. It was cozy and cute and the food was really fantastic!
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
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.
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.
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!
Great character in a quiet neighborhood. Food was excellent and value was also great
Really excellent food. Wonderful small plates. Try the octopus, sweet potato fritters, and goat cheese plate.
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.
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.
Top notch flavors and inspired menu.
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
Was a great birthday dinner experience. Had a variety of delicious food, good wine, great service
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.
All and all a great place to dine. I have recommended it to friends and have a date to go back!
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).
Great meal, great service!
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.
Awesome food for great prices