The Glenville Stops

4.6
274 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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SL
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had the gnocchi with pheasant to start which was so good.

The food after that was not so great. I got a steak which was tough and not very flavorful. My partner got the chicken which was fine but pales in comparison to the starter. All of the small dishes looked very interesting so I may be back to try them. Though the entrees we had fell flat on their faces. I would recommend someone to go, but really only stick to the small plates.

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CO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I would come back in a heartbeat! What a lovely place! The decor was relaxing and a little whimsical without being too forced, the lighting was just right, the prices reasonable, and the dishes delicious. We had a variety of selections and we each enjoyed what we ordered. The service was very good in that our server was perfectly pleasant. A little more attention would not have gone amiss but it was certainly sufficient overall. I have already recommended it to a friend!

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KK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cozy setting tucked away from the hustle of Comm and Harvard Avenues makes this worth the walk. Small plates were very interesting and uniformly good, and the walnut-pistachio baklava a great finish. We would return for a meal and setting that are a cut above the typical Allston experience.

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SE
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and inventive--very cool flavor combinations (Drunken Goat Cheese, Moroccan Beef Cigars) and savory goodness (Wild Mushroom Ravioli). The service was great, and the ambiance was perfect--lighting that was not too dark, and music that was not too loud. It was easy to appreciate it but also still have a conversation. And again, the food was amazing! We will definitely be coming back for more!

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s
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

This place feels like it could be in the middle of the suburbs although you're in Allston. It felt like we were right at home. They have a great menu. We did not like the oysters, we sent them back. I had the mussels and they were delicious. Please note they only serve wine and beer!

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CH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We arrived early (6:30pm) on a snowy Saturday night and had our pick of tables. We chose a table for 2 in the room adjacent to the bar, and found the ambience to be extremely pleasant. The service was attentive but not intrusive, and very good. The menu is fairly short, but the choices were excellent and we very much enjoyed our food. ($25 Petite filet for her, and two $12 small plates of lamb meatballs and wild mushroom ravioli for him). Honorable mention to the bread for the table--it was excellent. The wine list lacked Prosecco (our favorite) but the Brut Cava ($40) was a very suitable substitute. The rest of the beer and wine list looked great, too. We will definitely return next time we are in the neighborhood. We found parking a few blocks away on Harvard Street in order to be close to our ultimate destination for the evening.

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h
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood gem! This is a place where you can actually have a conversation with your friends (noise is pretty minimal) while having delicious food.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely birthday evening for the six of us. Thanks!

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M
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Have been a few times now but went for dollar oysters and had a great time!

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KC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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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BH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Get the chicken. Big portion, crispy and flavorful. The mussels were meh.

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MM
New England
7 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 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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W
New England
59 reviews
Dined on January 7, 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
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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
21 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 December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Always a great experience

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h
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 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
6 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 10, 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 2, 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
59 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
2 reviews
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
11 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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P
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A true neighborhood gem. Surprisingly classy given the specific neighborhood.

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AB
New York Area
23 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
43 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
8 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 2, 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
New York Area
2 reviews
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
11 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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