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About The Glenville Stops

A neighborhood tavern with an award-winning gastropub menu, you will find The Glenville Stops nestled on a quiet, residential street reminiscent of central London. Quality, flexibility, and especially share-ability are the hallmarks of Nathan Allen’s diverse menu, from lamb meatballs to griddled cheese, from charred octopus to roasted beets in a ring of whipped feta. Come early for $1 Bluepoint 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 a comprehensive wine-by-the-glass program.

87 Glenville Ave
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub, Oyster Bar

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday – Wednesday: 5pm – 10pm, Thursday – Saturday: 5pm – 11pm, Sunday: 5pm – 9pm.
Bar: until whenever

Cross Street:
Price Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 903-3638

Website:
http://www.glenvillestops.com/

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:
Harvard Ave. or 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.

Executive Chef:
Nathan Allen

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Glenville Stops Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

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4.4

value

4.4

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (4)
Healthy (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
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Late-night Find (2)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Loved this restaurant! We picked it because it was close to our son's apt in Allston. If we lived nearby, we would be here all the time! (There is NO parking at all.....everything nearby is resident only...big downside if you have to drive there). It has an impressive beer list and a decent wine selection (not a full bar). The decor is absolutely gorgeous and the place is charming. No tv's anywhere, even in the bar. You could come here with a book and stay for the afternoon. The burgers was good, I enjoyed the carrot soup on a cold evening, and our son's friend enjoyed the Moroccan cigars. The chicken confit sandwich was tasty, but I am not a big fan of dark meat....I was expecting a chicken breast. My son had the salmon which he said was a bit soggy. We would come back again, perhaps in nicer weather when we wouldn't mind the walk from our sons apartment!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Found this place randomly online, and walked away from a dinner of four very pleasantly surprised. Tucked away on a back street in Allston, the four of us cruised our way through their small plates, including excellent versions of small-plate standards like Moroccan Cigars and roasted Brussels sprouts but also included gnocchi with pheasant, and morels in creamy pasta. The interior is a mix of art deco with an exposed beam ceiling, each of which would be charming separately but together seemed a little odd. Service was pleasant and timely--my only complaint was the food came quickly & all at once, would have been a little nicer to pace it especially as they weren't packed that night. I hope the restaurant does well!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Truly enjoyed my meal at The Glenville Stops. Wonderful flavors, delectable wines and beers, and authentic and friendly staff and service. I will return, and bring a friend. I loved it!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service and great food.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This is our fourth visit. The first 3 were with our 20 something children and friends who lived in the area and it was a great meal each time (5 to 15 people). This time was with age peers and it was delighful. It is having shared plates with what I would an American/Continental cusine like a Chinese or Spanish restaurant. All the plates were great. The morells with pasta, tenderloin, and gnocci were over the top. Good wine list, great beer selection. Wish they had manhattans! If you want easy parking or do not like to walk from the T, take an uber, lyft, or taxi. It is worth it.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food and service

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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Comfortable, good service, extensive bar. Tucked away, walkable but little hard to park nearby.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

WE love everything about Glenville Stops. Owner and waitstaff are accommodating and knowledgeable. Food is consistently excellent and very well-valued. It's a quiet very comfortable neighborhood place with cuisine that rivals fancier downtown restaurants.
The singular negative is how tough it is to park there, but it's well worth that hassle.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent comfortable neighborhood restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

It was excellent overall, food was great, has $1 oysters 5-7p every day, good variety of drinks. The only issue on the night I went was there was no real waiter/waitress, but seemed like an isolated incident. The bartender was working the whole restaurant while training someone, but he wasn't letting the person training do anything, so it took about 15 mins just to put a drink and oyster order in and another 15+ to order our food.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

we love this restaurant! we will be back multiple!times
they need more waitstaff
the waiter was terrific despite being the only one for a full restaurant

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great attentive and friendly service. Staff was very knowledgeable and able to make drink recommendations based on our preferences. Had a great time!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

This place is great. The small plates are delicious. We had the salmon poke, was so good. The charred octopus, again perfect. Lamb meatballs, again delicious. The beets and Brussels sprouts were unbelievable. The hard cider list is vast, as are the wine by the glass. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this restaurant. And the prices are reasonable. You have to try it at. You won't be sorry.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Loved this place. Really cool vibe, good music. Food and service was outstanding with reasonable prices. Will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Two of us shared small plates and a dozen oysters , and two of us had the salmon large plate. We all agreed that the food was excellent. The beer and wine selection is extensive. We are already planning our return.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Quiet, concealed little place tucked behind the liveliness of Allston. Very nice place for a drink or two

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Service was good although waiter didn't know much about the menu. Nice atmosphere, however the food was disappointing, except for the mussels.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We were meeting out-of-town friends and wanted a convenient place that took reservations for a party of a certain size, was moderately priced, had good food (by reviews) and that looked like one could carry on a conversation without needing to yell (especially on a Friday night).
Glenville Stop more than met all criteria. Really pleasant place in a somewhat out-of-the way location. Very good-excellent food and good service. Prices quite reasonable for portion sizes and quality of dishes. Would have no problem recommending Glenville Stop to others.
Only negative was parking. All streets in immediate vicinity of the restaurant are marked "Resident Parking Only". (Found parking on Comm Ave-an easy walk to restaurant.)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Not very busy on Monday night. Food is huge portion and delicious. It offers $1 oyster before 7pm, totally worth a try!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2017

i like this place alot. the food, the ambiance, the service. hoping to go through the entire menu over time! one request, tho: i think the half-and-half cream containers need to be kept refrigerated generally or they will spoil!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2017

1st disappointment -1st order of 1 dozen raw oysters - got 6 on one plate and 5 on the other. Ask the waitress why one plate only has 5, she said it's because, the oysters were big! Also, I looked over the other table and the customer have the same size oysters but she had 6 on her plate! From what I know, a dozen is 12 not 11! Since, the oyster we're just $1 each, I let it go.

2nd disappointment - The toast with the goat cheese and mango dish was so hard that it flies off the plate when you try to cut it!

3rd disappointment - the toast with mushrooms was hard as well.

We ordered other appetizer dishes as well as entree, all were just ok.

Since we were celebrating our wedding anniversary, I didn't want to continue my disappointment so we had dessert elsewhere.

The first time we went here, it was great (as the food was great even though the service we received from our waitress was okay).

This time, the food wasn't as expected and the service has not changed since the 1st time. I reget that I chose this place to celebrate our anniversary.

I don't think I'll go back again.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Very reasonably priced (although small portions) and delicious food. I had the mini filet which was like butter and perfectly cooked. There was a small service mishap which was more than corrected. We were able to reserve seats at the bar which was a nice touch. No cocktails but a good variety of beer and wine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 13, 2017

I went here for a birthday dinner. Staff was very accommodating to our requests. Service was not rushed. The quality of food was well worth the price. I'd recommend this place to friends and would go back again. It is a real hidden gem in Brighton.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Great small plates with interesting and varied options. Great beer and wine menu!

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I had read a number of reviews that raved about Glenville Stops. We were eager to go, and we were not disappointed. The food was fabulous -- very fresh, with the ingredients made in house. SO tasty! A very inventive menu. The space is pleasing, with a good vibe/ambiance. The waitstaff and chef were attentive, and clearly proud of and devoted to the restaurant. Our waiter told us he'd been a patron before he joined the staff. A delightful experience all around!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Wonderful family-run bar with great dining options. A good selection of small plates with some unique twists. The pistachio baklava desert was fantastic with accompaniments ginger ice cream and basil whipped cream. The staff, who I assumed were the owners were very personable, knowledgeable and provided wonderful anecdotes about the dishes they were serving. I would highly recommend this establishment.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Excellent menu. Nice ambiance.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Pleasant people and atmosphere. Food was interesting, well-prepared and excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Went out for a post-graduation dinner. Food was amazing as always (third time there). The beer variety was also vast and everyone tried something new. The waitress was a bit terse when we were speaking our order, but in prior visits the service was really friendly. In general, its a great gastropub!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Solid neighborhood spot. Wasn't blown away, but good spot to hang out with friends. Cool vibe.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on April 19, 2017

We went on a Wednesday night. Love the $1 oyster special. The food was great.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We had no idea what to expect from this restaurant. It is located away from most other commercial venues, in a neighborhood setting. Once you walk in, you know that this is a find. The atmosphere, the food, the service, a great bar, really all you could want. We are coming back here for sure!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 15, 2017

really strange service- no hostess stand- food was disappointing.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Girlfriend & I went here after reading great reviews online. Was not disappointed. The menu was concise and had a ton of great options. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Food here is fantastic and I don't think there's a better value in Boston to be perfectly honest.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Rated very highly on opentable and yelp but honestly was pretty "meh." 1/2 dozen oyster special for $6 before 7pm was a great deal however the waitress did not say what types of oysters we had when she put them down nor did we have proper utensils to eat the oysters. Food was decent but won't be dying to come back. Atmosphere is low key neighborhood spot. Don't go out of your way to come here.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We absolutely LOVED Glenville Stops! It's a nice classy joint in the middle of a not-so-classy area. They manage the attract the crowd we want to be around: young professionals, mid-30's professionals, and older wiser folks. The crowd keeps the atmosphere chill and calm yet full of class and buzz. The food was AMAZING!!! We recommend the brussel sprouts and hand made gnocchi. The flavors melt in your mouth no matter what you get. Hands down the best tasting creative and yet affordable food we've had at a gastropub in Boston! DEFINITELY GO!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Tapas, Vegan, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Healthy, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

If you are driving, be prepared to park far away. Others than parking inconvenience, restaurant is very good!

Tags: Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We have been to The Glenville Stops many times. This alone tells you that we enjoy it!
On this visit...an early Friday evening, our service started a little slow. While waiting for our final guest to join us it took at least 10 minutes before we were asked if we would like a drink or appetizer to start. Once we were asked, the service was as we have come to expect.

We started with the drunken goat cheese to share. All of us had a small dinner salad which was very fresh and nicely dressed. For entrees we ordered their burger, the kofta curry, and petite filet. The kofta curry a spicy vegetarian dish was super delicious. If you are in the mood for a burger it never disappoints. The filet was slightly overcooked (ordered medium-well), but still tender and tasty. Next time I will order by color description instead.

We look forward to returning!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Came here with my son before going to Brighton Music Hall for a concert. The dishes were excellent. We especially loved the sweet potato fritters, and my confit chicken sandwich was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value
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