The Glenville Stops
tzatziki, toasted bulgur, harissa oil
Pan Seared Faroe-Island Salmon
fabada beans, spinach, braised tomato
Bar Harbor Mussels
lemongrass-coconut broth, pickled ginger, herb sourdough
Food is amazing, prices perfect, staff excellent, I couldn’t say enough good things about this restaurant!!!
Lovely night out, very quiet, food amazing and overall great experience!
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!
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!
Such a gem of a spot
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
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!
Excellent food! Perfect birthday outing. I recommend the salmon.
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.
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.
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
It was pretty empty for a Saturday night, but we had a lovely time with delicious dinner and a great beer selection!
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.
This place is always outstanding.
Food and service was great. Felt very Covid safe!
Incredible food and a lovely atmosphere. Hidden gem.
Hidden gem in Allston that I wish I knew about sooner! Great service, food, and beer selection.
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!
Really great. Food and service - 10/10. Wine was honestly a 6/10. Overall 8/10. Can’t wait to come back!
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.
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!
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.
no fish in ceviche..food underwhelming.. nice bar staff
The beet small plate was really nice, as was the chicken confit sandwich. The sweet potato puffs were also extremely good. Great food!
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.
Food was ok, not much flavor.
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.
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.
The food is outstanding and it is a very cozy ambiance.
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!
Always love coming to The Glenville Stops - hidden gem of Allston!
Nice local place with interesting menu, so a good change from pizza and other college-style restaurants around Comm Ave. Wait staff was terrific. Loved the gnocci, sweet potato parmesean fritters, mussels and the burgers. Chicken was presented well, but dry. Great wine list. Thankfully the restaurant's website gave great suggestions for parking options, because that could be a challenge. Would definitely recommend to a friend and return in the future.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. The food is always delicious and the staff knowledgable about pairings and combinations. The beer and wine list is well curated. One of our party is an extremely picky eater, and the staff accommodated his needs easily and perfectly. I'll always be back for more.
We went on a Sunday night for a nice quiet dinner for my birthday. We asked to be seated in the back room, as the front room gets a little too loud for us (we're in our 50's!) The new back room is perfect, the tables aren't too close together, the lighting is subdued, and the music is turned down.
The food: excellent!! We got a dozen oysters to start, which are always fresh. These were from Duxbury, and were subtle - low minerality, very clean back taste, and beautifully refreshing. I paired them with the Haut Panguet Bordeaux Blanc, a nice complement to them.
I ordered the braised lamb shank. Let me start off by describing their perfect butchering techniques: the bone was frenched, and the fell, excess fat, and tendons cleanly removed. It was braised in a brown stock I believe.
What it wasn't: it was not stringy, it was not boiled, it was not cooked for too long, and it was not completely submerged while it simmered making it waterlogged. What it was: the meat didn't fall off the bone; it slid off of the bone in firm segments of the muscle fiber. It was slightly pink, and not overcooked. The end result was the best braised meat I have ever eaten!
The glace was rich but didn't overwhelm the lamb. Thank you Chef for not over-seasoning the sauce! It was served on pureed parsnips (sweet, creamy, and not mealy!) with grilled asparagus.
I want to thank everyone at the restaurant for being giving us such a delightful and delicious meal! We'll be back soon - looking forward to hearing the blues trio on Thursdays!
The food was excellent! The restaurant is quiet and would be a great place to go if you want to be able to talk during your dinner. The vibe is a little sleepy.
Food was superb and everyone was pleasant and helpful. A gem of a place! Nice wine list, too.
Great food for great value. Nice beer and wine selection
Friends’ birthday dinner
This is a great neighborhood restaurant. The food was really, really good. We had the Sweet Potato Parm Fritters, Scallops in Grilled Salsa, Gnocchi with Confit Duck, Steak Frittes and Petit Fillet Mignon. All were great. The standout by far was the Gnocchi. Nice atmosphere but a little loud. Nice service but they were busy and training someone so a little slow but nothing really to complain about. It was more loud that I thought it would be given the reviews. But none of these would keep me from coming back. The parking situation, though, is a bit of a challenge. We did find parking in front of Starbucks on Comm Ave. Which honestly wasn't a far walk. If I lived in the neighborhood or could take the T to The Glenville Stops, this would be a restaurant in a regular rotation for me. But since I'm car dependent it's a bit more of a challenge. Loved it though.
The Glenville Stops offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 903-3638.
The Glenville Stops is rated 4.6 stars by 342 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.