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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 #179 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
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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72% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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212 reviews 212 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We went out for a graduation lunch for my niece . The food is top notch. I had the Lobster Pie (very good) . I do recommend this place. The staff was very nice and attentive too.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I am always a fan of my meal at Stephanie's. The food is simple, similar to what mom cooks at home (think macaroni and cheese and chicken pot pie) but everything is unbelievably delicious. The ambience is really beautiful as well. The inside of the restaurant feels like you're in someone's charming home. You can also sit outside on the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Great setting on the terrace. Server, Madelyn, was patient and very service oriented. Food excellent and drink menu fun and refreshing.

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I split the goat cheese salad , there was a huge piece of goat cheese. We then split the crab cakes,lots of crab and not much filler. The iced coffee was strong and refills free. The bread basket came with delicious scones and an unsalted butter that tasted like Irish butter. Our server was pleasant, he even... More

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Rartian, NJ
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113 reviews 113 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went here for lunch on a lovely Saturday afternoon and enjoyed a very good lunch. We had a reservation and were seated inside but close to the open doors to the patio. We were not interested in waiting for a seat that was actually outside on the patio but apparently that is the preferred seating area. Our waiter was a... More

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Vienna, VA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was a lovely night to eat on the patio at Stephanie's, and we enjoyed the vibe of Back Bay. The onion rings, a whole "skewer" of them about a foot high, were awesome. Unfortunately, the lobster roll is one of the worst ever - no taste, no dressing, just dry, dry. I might go back again to try other... More

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We ate here our first day for lunch and waited 45 minutes for a table on the outdoor patio. We were lucky enough to visit this area of Boston in June and it was a balmy 74 degrees. The staff at the reservation stand were snarky and unfriendly but we waited by shopping in the area and returning. Our waiter... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

For people-watching only-and that's only if you're seated outside. Drinks were good, and the wine list was OK. Considering the location and the nearby competition, I'm a little surprised that this place can stay open. The menu is unimaginative, and frankly, all over the place. My dining partner's Cuban sandwich was a small stack of cold cuts, one miniscule, thin... More

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