Stephanie's On Newbury - Patio

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3766 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Stephanie's on Newbury has now become an institution in Boston. Located in the heart of one of Boston's most historic streets and upscale shopping districts, Stephanie's has been serving classic american food in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere since 1994. Locals, travelers and shoppers alike favor this classic American bistro because of its commitment to blending old fashioned American favorites with a current, fresh twist. Stephanie's is casual elegance at its best with one of the city's most fashionable sidewalk cafes.

** Due To Covid-19 restrictions. outdoor dining is now offered and is by reservation only. We require a credit Card for all bookings. The maximum table size is 6 people. Parties of 2-4 have their table for a maximum of 1.5 hours and parties of 5-6 have their table for a maximum of 2 hours. We may not be able to honor this reservation in inclement weather conditions.We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to serving you!**

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Sebastian
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When we went the patio was very lively and, although they warned us about long waits at the bar, everything came out relatively quickly. The menu is small enough to not overwhelm but big enough to have something everyone. I ordered a burger and my gf got the fish and chips. Both were great! The fries are killer. Little on the pricier side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Charge a 2 dollar fee per person to sanitize because of Covid

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PatrickS
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. The service was good, except the server didn’t tell us about any “PPE” charges included. We also got a bottle of still water, but she brought us a second bottle without asking and indicating we’d be charged for it. Otherwise it was a good meal and we felt properly social-distanced.

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vipMike
New England
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Great location and very good service, but the food is just average.

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MarkY
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice outdoor seating area and the service was great.

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Molly
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and chic brunch spot! Absolutely loved the food, drinks, and atmosphere!!!

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vipBrad
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate outside and had a fabulous server named Anya. What a wonderful dinner!

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vipmichaelc
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Simply awful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Was excited to be back in Boston and have lunch at Stephanie’s. (Only been once before) The host person was less than friendly and almost seemed inconvenienced. We sat at a tiny table on the street, when other tables on the sidewalk were “socially” available.

Our server, Stephan, was friendly and nice. Ordered the lobster roll, of course. It was good, but I remember it being better. Took a few sips of my strawberry daiquiri and noticed there was a fly in it. When I took my drink to the unfriendly host and asked for a new drink, he looked at it, didn’t say anything apologetic and took it away. A nearby server commented “the hazards of outdoor dinning.” I can tell ya, there were no flies flying around our food or drink and that fly was at the bottom of my glass.

Anyway, I think we’ll be trying other establishments on our next visit. Our overall experience was lacking.

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WilliamA
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu and the perfect spot when most things are shut down--or not!

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vipImFull
New England
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Sat outside dining (due to COVID-19). While most tables were along sidewalk, ours was out in the street w/ cars right there. Celebrating special occasion so asked if could move. Said nothing else available. Sometimes I feel like OpenTable diners are seated in the worst locations.
Server was kind and attentive.

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vipKatydid
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I don’t go to Stephanie’s for a fine dining experience—it’s convenient and I’ve never had a bad experience there so naturally I reserved a table for dinner with a dear friend when I learned she’d be in town (Stephanie’s required a credit card to reserve and threatened a $25 fee for cancellation). Never mind that, we arrived on time and had a half decent meal but were asked to leave as soon as we finished our coffee to make room for other guests...not a soul in sight and plenty of open tables. Wish this had happened prior to the generous tip I left...so never again Stephanie’s—you cooked your own goose (and it was dry!).

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vipRealgoldfinger
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every aspect t and wonderful service can’t beat!

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RobertT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Had the fish and chips. Was really a big helping. Fresh too

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vipRickyM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Overpriced compared to similar Newbury Street restaurants operating outdoor dining during the Covid-19 reopening. Limited menu with the dishes not accurately described. All workers NOT following face mask use requirements.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host perhaps also manager judging from his extraordinary knowledge of everything in the restaurant- not that hosts don’t..
kept everything going so smoothly! We had a reservation and noticed how beautifully naturally Stephanie’s made everything look while also spacing out the tables AND sanitizing everything yet so it wasn’t obvious!

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ChrisB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Our server was awful. Slow, forgetting our order and not knowing the menu. Other servers seem to be doing a much better job, so I think we might of got stuck with a new guy, but he was awful. Food was good, but menus should of had a better description of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was amazing. We shared the burrata app- hands down one of the best apps I've had. For my entree I had a burger. Seems basic - but the taste brought me back to my childhood days bbqing in the grill. AMAZING. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Honestly the food wasn’t that bad, I don’t recommend the clam chowder unless you like a creamy potato soup with no clams, the burger patty and steak didn’t really have much flavor, for its price they should be able to do better, on the other hand our server Stephan was amazing, very attentive and Friendly!

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MeganR
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The server was incredible and the food tasted great. Was a little disappointed to see the portion we got for the price. For instance we ordered jumbo shrimp as an app but it only came with 3 shrimp, but there was two of us. Making it hard to split. Other than that it was a great experience and was so nice to be out eating again.

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vipJenniferT
New England
57 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner on the patio. We were very impressed with the service and food since we didn't know what to expect after the quarantine closure. Didn't feel like they skipped a beat at all. Cocktails were excellent, food was wonderful and well paced. Staff all had masks and gloves, hand sanitizer at every table, tables spaced well apart. We felt very safe. Definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, awesome drinks, good food what more could you ask for!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Construction going on Newbury street very loud!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone did a fantastic job! Mollie was amazing.... thank you all for your hard work!