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The Glenville Stops

4.5
4.5
349 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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 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 and thirty wines by the glass, along with a full cellar featuring the finest Cabernets and Riojas.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 903-3638

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nathan Allen

  • Private party contact

    Mike Chapman: (617) 903-3638

  • Neighborhood

    Allston

  • Cross street

    Price Road

  • Parking details

    Street parking 200 yards away on Commonwealth Ave. Pockets of non-resident parking also on Harvard Ave, Park Vale Ave, Quint Ave, Long Ave, and Allston Street, as well as right outside our building. Please see our website for further details.

  • Public transit

    Griggs Street on the Green Line's B train. From Cambridge, take the 64 bus (Harvard Sq.) or 66 bus (Central Sq.) to Commonwealth Ave.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 349 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. S

    Shellbell1

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem. Unique menu. Phenomenal food. Generous small plates. Friendly wait staff. You will not be disappointed.
  2. W

    Winiskis

    New England

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is truly a neighborhood gem. If it was more centrally located, with easier parking, it would be packed. The selection of small and large plates makes for grate sharing and having one's own. Several people loved the soup special. Excellent beer and wine choices. We will go again and again and again. Once we are back to using the "T" that will take less time than finding a parking place!
  3. D

    Downlow

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went on the Friday of a holiday weekend. It was pretty empty. We ordered the following small plates: grilled octopus, mushroom ravioli, and gnocchi. Each plate was delicious. We also ordered draft beer and cider which we enjoyed. The service was very good. We would definitely go there again.
  4. AA

    AnAmericaninFrance

    New England

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad to see that you survived! First time back and greatly enjoyed!
  5. CS

    ColinS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Glenville Stops is an absolute gem. One of the top 10 restaurants in Boston. Located in an unassuming college neighborhood, TGS delivers innovative and diverse dishes with locally sourced fresh ingredients. Their beer and wine list has perfectly curated selections that pair perfectly with any plate you order. Also noteworthy is their vast Trappist Ale selection. Go if you haven’t, go again if you have.
  6. JA

    JoeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters, steak frites, and British ale in a welcoming setting. Yes.
  7. E

    Ella

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time we’ve been back in since 2019, and it was AMAZING. My chicken was so spectacularly delicious that I ate the whole thing, when I’d figured I’d have to take half home. The crispy potatoes on the side were perfect, as was the grilled asparagus our server suggested when I asked for a substitute for the ratatouille. My partner enjoyed his burger, and service was spot-on. I’m so glad they’re still here and can’t wait to go back! (Also - such a great deal!)
  8. EH

    EmilyH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, and they put our family in the quieter side room, which was perfect. Oysters for $1 between 5 and 6 makes it worth it to hit this place up on the early side of the evening. Excellent all they way around.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Went for dinner. Ordered the steak frites. Among the worst steak I’ve ever had. Fries were great. The rest of the food my group ordered was equally disappointing, especially for the price we paid ($200 with tip). Beer list was decent, even though there was an emphasis on niche Belgium beers. Service was slow but fine. Atmosphere was sleepy. Not sure I’ll be back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing, prices perfect, staff excellent, I couldn’t say enough good things about this restaurant!!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely night out, very quiet, food amazing and overall great experience!
  12. D

    Dave

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great local spot, food was delicious and the service was great. A little empty for a Friday night and not a great atmosphere but that could easily be as a result of covid times. I will be back and I would recommend!
  13. LL

    LizL

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute restaurant with great food! The $1 oysters were outstanding and the staff and great suggestions for wine and beer pairings. Excited to go back!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Such a gem of a spot
  15. JC

    JimC

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Awkward place for dinner. Ended up just getting an app and going somewhere else. Eerily quiet, service was slow and food wasn’t that great for the price. Wouldn’t go back
  16. R

    Rockford

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed a very pleasant date night at The Grenville Stops. Great beer and wine list but it’s the food quality that is the real star at this establishment. We enjoyed three small plates to begin with including roasted beets with goats cheese and grilled octopus which were both delicious. We followed with a half roasted chicken in a tomato and vegetable sauce and pan seared salmon. All washed down with a nice Cabernet - Merlot blend and a cup of coffee to finish. Great value at $135. Will be returning soon!
  17. M

    Mary

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Perfect birthday outing. I recommend the salmon.
  18. M

    Mutta

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I walked in the door for a 5:30 reservation and it was 100% empty. Before I could even take a step toward my table the waitperson/host/only other person told me to leave my mask on unless I was eating or drinking. While this is normal in today's COVID world, it was her frantic and aggressive tone, with me the sole person in the place, which was off putting and unnecessary. I also had to ask how to access the menu. As for the food - the ceasar salad was delicious and reasonably priced while the octopus small plate set at $15 was overcooked and a very small portion for the price. It does not compare to many other restaurants which serve a similar charred selection. It was an overall disappointment. While I was there a group of 3 walked in and the waitperson treated them in a similar manner re the mask and menu. They sat down and then left within about 10 minutes. Who could blame them? There was nothing warm nor welcoming about being there.
  19. DH

    DakotaHersey

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Great food for an affordable price. Simple menu that has something for everyone. Don't sleep on the bites and small place. Server was awful, but whatever.
  20. KM

    KathleenM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally one of the best meals I've had in years. I have no idea how this place stays afloat given its hidden location (especially during a pandemic) but I'm glad it has. Get the duck confit gnocchi. It'll change your life
  21. M

    Minnie

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was pretty empty for a Saturday night, but we had a lovely time with delicious dinner and a great beer selection!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    No oysters left. Volume wasn’t anticipated but it was Valentine’s Day and they were fully booked… Not sure how the volume wasn’t anticipated. I have worked in food for many years so I understand that it happens… But there weren’t many alternatives on the menu. The waitress said that they had to get rid of a lot of items due to the pandemic which left us having a hard time choosing what to eat. The layout was unusual compared to my other COVID dining experiences. The tables were spread out, five tables to a whole room. It was not intimate dinting but rather exposed. This place could be a good spot for younger people in the Allston area but not me and my boyfriend.
  23. PT

    PreTheaterEats

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always outstanding.
  24. Z

    Z8361

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was great. Felt very Covid safe!
  25. c

    cturnxo

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and a lovely atmosphere. Hidden gem.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food
  27. D

    Devy

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem in Allston that I wish I knew about sooner! Great service, food, and beer selection.
  28. c

    camille

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here - had heard so many great things about it, the main thing being the neighborhood feel. The menu was great; eclectic with some classic dishes. I got the curry dish with vegetarian 'meatballs' - unbelievable! A huge plus that they have oysters as well, and a variety of vegetable options. Sad that they don't have cocktails, BUT, the wine was great, too, and the ambiance and food made me forget about that huge thing that I usually look for when going on a date night. Can't wait to come back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really great. Food and service - 10/10. Wine was honestly a 6/10. Overall 8/10. Can’t wait to come back!
  30. IV

    IvanV

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The usual - great meal at a great price point. Tucked away off the beaten path, this place would be packed if it were in the Back Bay or S. End. I wish I could get over to Allston more often, as I would love to support this restaurant and see it continue operating and hopefully thrive.
  31. D

    Duccy

    Detroit

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit, hopefully not my last. I chose because of it’s proximity to an event I was attending later in the evening and because I noticed in their online menu that they served Fuller’s London Pride. That sold me! It was a quiet evening, I was greeted promptly and service at the bar was excellent. My steak frites dinner was delicious and fairly priced. In all, a wonderful meal!
  32. OL

    OLJK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was a real surprise - we were looking for a reservation day of for a relatively large party and somehow they had room. The food was amazing - complex flavors, very fresh and delicious. The set up is great - room, with tables spaced enough apart and not too noisy. The location is a bit off the beaten path. Overall it's a real gem - we were very pleasantly surprised.
  33. F

    Fcat

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    no fish in ceviche..food underwhelming.. nice bar staff
  34. PL

    PLee

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The beet small plate was really nice, as was the chicken confit sandwich. The sweet potato puffs were also extremely good. Great food!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Valentine’s Day. Menu had plenty of variety and prices were not unreasonable. Oysters were a good size. Cheesecake was to die for - highly recommend it.
  36. GD

    GaryD

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was ok, not much flavor.
  37. S

    Sharon

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful restaurant. Food is inspired and the interior is beautifully renovated. You know someone’s heart and soul is in this place. The only thing that could be improved is parking. Wish I lived where a car wasn’t necessary.
  38. BF

    BrooklineFoodie

    New England

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice looking pub....Had $1 oysters which were tasty....Mussels were prepared with a coconut sauce which had an unusual flavor but quite satisfying The gnocchi with fig was yummy which I enjoyed with a lovely rioja Our waitress, India, was efficient and professional. Terrific spot
  39. MS

    MarilynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is outstanding and it is a very cozy ambiance.
  40. a

    annesjk

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a neighborhood gem. Rarely crowded but they take reservations. If you are an oyster lover, there are delicious $1 oysters from 5-7 pm. Also recommended are the steamed mussels (with extra bread for the broth), beet salad, mushroom ravioli, and baklava. The menu is broad as is the wine list. Highly recommended!

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The Glenville Stops offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 903-3638.

The Glenville Stops is rated 4.5 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Price Road

  • Neighborhood

    Allston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking 200 yards away on Commonwealth Ave. Pockets of non-resident parking also on Harvard Ave, Park Vale Ave, Quint Ave, Long Ave, and Allston Street, as well as right outside our building. Please see our website for further details.

  • Public transit

    Griggs Street on the Green Line's B train. From Cambridge, take the 64 bus (Harvard Sq.) or 66 bus (Central Sq.) to Commonwealth Ave.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nathan Allen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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