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Stephanie's on Newbury

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Back Bay
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190 Newbury Street @ Exeter, Boston, MA 02116 (Exeter Street)
Copley
617 236-0990
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 126
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  • 37
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location very good breakfast

Took the wife for Sunday brunch, we really liked it. Good food, good service. Great location. (Except for expensive parking) can't blame that on the restaurant. Highly recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Craiggrg
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Note: reservations on Open Table are only for inside seating. Brunch food is exceptional. Good drinks. ***************

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Took the wife for Sunday brunch, we really liked it. Good food, good service. Great location. (Except for expensive parking) can't blame that on the restaurant. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped here after being recommended to us by our hotel. I had the New England lobster bake and my wife had scallops. Both dishes were full of flavor and we greatly enjoyed them However service was very slow and our server only checked on us once from the time we sat down.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We ordered the least amount of work food available on the menu. Plain pancakes, a bowl of summer fruit, only melon and blueberries and a bagel. Took an hour to arrive. People arrived, ate and left before we received our breakfast. It's now lunchtime. Sad, had high hopes. Not coming back :(

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you attempted to offer food this abysmal without the outdoor view and ambiance, you would be out of business in a week. This outdoor cafe on trendy Newbury Street does offer great people watching (although your server will do his/her very best to ensure you have as little time as possible to enjoy it). Sadly, that is where the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We loved the location and outdoor tables. The outdoor seating was beautiful. As former NYers eating on the street was always sort of a questionable choice, the possibilities of which we just ignored. However, this outdoor space in Boston felt enclosed and open. The service was great. Our waitress was funny and attentive and made sure to engage us on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Outdoor ambiance is extremely pleasant, but service was remarkably poor. Young, inattentive servers who congregated and collectively ignored diners. Mistakes in our order and delays at adjacent table. Food was unexceptional.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stephanie's is a beautiful restaurant with a fantastic menu. The Eggs Benedict and Strawberry Waffles were both very, very good. I would also highly recommend their bloody's. A bit expensive, but definitely worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited on a Thursday night with a friend. The area is very nice with great people watching and good food. However, the staff is a bit stuffy and not very attentive even when it wasn't busy. Overall a great location and area, but would try a place that has more time for the customers and is easier to order... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Although quite crowded with a wait we toughed it out and had a wonderful dinner sitting on the outdoor patio. Food and service were both excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 190 Newbury Street @ Exeter, Boston, MA 02116
    (Exeter Street)
  • Public Transportation: Copley
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617 236-0990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?