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Stephanie's on Newbury

190 Newbury Street @ Exeter, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
617 236-0990
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Ranked #147 of 2,786 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Cross street: Exeter Street
Transit: Copley
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462 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Had lunch with a friend at this old standby. Usually really pleasant when weather is nice--this day was windy--waiter made no attempt to move us inside even while furniture was blowing over. We made most of it but we should have asked to move...and really, two salads and an appetizer for more than $60?

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

First night in Boston visited Stephanies. Didn't eat in a booth as the bar looked more inviting. Good busy bar Sat at table as no bar stalls available ordered the fried squid as snack. Good size portion tasty and the drinks were fine . Reasonably priced and service was friendly.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Greeted by a lovely maitre de. First impression was of a lovely warm restaurant. Our waiter was young and whilst not warm, was professional. He served us with the minimum of interaction. This was the opposite to all our experience with Bostonians, who are very friendly. The food was ok. Had better, had worse. As said on another review, once... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Sat outside until it rained! Wait staff very nice and helped everyone move inside quickly Calamari app was hot and crispy with a delicious rich sauce on the side Mac and cheese huge and rich but bland. Should be offered as a side dish Three fat seared perfectly scallops on a rich risotto with mushroom purée. Very tasty. Would go... More

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N. California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

It was nice, decided to try the "comfort food" choices under their special heading on the menu. Much as I liked the staff and restaurant, I was disappointed with my meal. Everyone else at my large table enjoyed their pastas and seafood so if I ever visit again that's the route I'd take.

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
235 reviews 235 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We came here for Sunday brunch (reservations needed) and were delighted to find "build your own Bloody Mary." These were unique, delicious, and fun. We enjoyed crab eggs benedict and one of our party had the tuna tartare which they enjoyed. This was in winter but in the summer there is outside seating here.

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Seoul, South Korea
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Went there with friends met whilst traveling around. The Lamb Shank was tender and tasty, though I would have liked a few more vegetables. Everyone else enjoyed their meal and the youngest all looked great. I would definitely return.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

This was our 4th trip to this perfectly located and wonderfully decorated restaurant. We have never had a bad meal here. I Had the pulled chicken and pasta dish and it was excellent. Be sure to order the onion rings, this place knows how to do them! A little pricey but worth it.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Visited on several occasions. Most recent was last month. The food is always superb. Wine list good, apps to die for. Service was young but mistakes were forgivable. Will be back.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had a recent stay in Boston and we read about 'Stephanie's on Newbury' in a local magazine and so we booked for our wedding anniversary which was the second night in Boston. We were seated very quickly and the service was wonderful - easy recommendations and service was quick, courteous but not overbearing which can happen in american restaurants.... More

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