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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 #188 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Auburn
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126 reviews 126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Nice atmosphere with the outdoor setting. But honestly, we all struggled finding something to eat. Nothing jumped out at us on the menu. I ordered an appetizer for my meal, bruschetta, & it was very difficult to eat- bread very hard & tomatoes were huge chunks. My 13yr old wasn't very hungry & definitely struggled finding something to eat- ended... More

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Portland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We arrived at Stephanie's about 10 min. before they opened and a line had formed. They had a chair blocking the outside area to keep people out but people were going around the chair and seating themselves while the staff ignored all of it. We finally were seated outside but it took forever to get our food, which was over... More

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Smithtown, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Three of us were meeting for a casual business lunch and we choose Stephanie's based upon location and tripadvisor. Good choice and reasonably priced. It was a beautiful day and we ate outside on the patio. Our server was attentive, but not overbearing. Menu was varied and somewhat interesting, and there was enough choice and variation that everyone could easily... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very good good. Lovely clean restaurant. Shame about impatient staff. One of us wanted to substitute sweet potato fries for regular fries and was more or less shouted down that they would be an extra. That's not a problem but there are ways of saying things to a young girl. This made her quite uncomfortable. More patience please.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Was strolling about and wanted a lowcal inexpensive bite...stopped by. Seated straight away and noticed huge portions of other diners. My waitress said a half portion would be possible and had super crisp salad and lots of interesting bits in it...

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Troy, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The sirloin burger is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS and we highly recommend it. Avoid the Miso Soup Shrimp & Noodle bowl, unless you like BLAND, BLAND, BLAND, tasteless food. The staff could be friendlier, but whatever.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had reservations at Stephanie's so we were seated within 5 minutes of arriving. We chose to sit inside because I prefer pedestrians not staring at my food as they wander by, which is the case when you sit outside. The atmosphere inside was okay but there was a table of loud people nearby who were very distracting. We ordered... More

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Regina, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Crowded, noisy, smelling of deep-fried everything, this is a place to avoid. The location near posh shops is its only virtue and, of course, the reason for the completely unreasonable prices. Please understand you are renting a costly piece of real estate for your posterior,not buying a decent meal. I ordered the Thai chicken salad which was entirely tasteless with... More

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NJ
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170 reviews 170 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We ate here on a recommendation from the hotel concierge. They have a huge outdoor seating area as well as a decent indoor section. We dined inside since it was very hot the day of our visit. There is an extensive menu and the service was excellent & attentive. A party of 5 and everyone enjoyed their lunch and we... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I found Stephanie's while out on a walk one morning while visiting Boston. It is only a short walk from many of the hotels and right on Newbury Street. I was dining alone and waited for an outside table. The food was amazing. I had the cod and it was prepared perfectly. They also have an excellent wine list. I... More

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