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Pub in Boston’s Downtown Crossing. Serving Duck, Rabbit & Pork. Classic Cocktails, Craft Beer & Cask Ale. Playing Django Reinhardt & The Clash. Winner! Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston 2017 — Best Neighborhood Bar Downtown Crossing
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

We popped into Stoddard’s for a couple of drinks actually by accident as someone recommended another bar and to be honest it’s not a bad bar. Plenty of ales, beers, wines and spirits on offer plus obviously selling food which we didn’t have or see...anyone eating so couldn’t comment on that. Great atmosphere here, with a lovely wooden bar area, a few TVs and not being the biggest bar quite cosy. Bar tender was a little un-friendly and patronising so guessing he was having a bad day!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

The duck breast was so good! Went there for late dinner, didn't have too much expectation and we were really surprise by the quality of the food and the service. Good wine and beer selection too. Really close to boston common so it's perfect after...a cold day in the city.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

Something for everyone, amazing craft beer draft list, nice glass wine choices, huge classic cocktail menu, and super fun tiki drinks! Food was terrific, we had some Wellfleet oysters with shrimp cocktail, shishito peppers, and charcuterie to start, then had Duck confit, awesome, Burger was...spot on, Swordfish with green beans and saffron carrot puree, beer brined roasted chicken. Giant cookie with ice cream for dessert. Service was good even though seemingly busy, a bit noisy but great energy. Will return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020

Stoddards attempts to preserve the history of the building, with many old touches. The back of the menu has a history of the building and the area. We ordered the pretzel and cheddar fondue. It was very tasty and came with four huge pretzels. Thereafter...we ordered some of the small bites. These were tasty, but not as tasty as the fondue. The restaurant was crowded, but with our reservation we were immediately seated. The waitress came immediately and her service was prompt and friendly. With the crowds, it was a bit noisy. Prices were about average for the area.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 11, 2020

Spent a few hours with great food and a great selction of craft beers before heading out for a New Year's Eve celebration (my birthday) at Charles Playhouse.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2019

We stopped in here for a quick drink while on vacation in Boston. The service was great. It was packed with the holiday crowd, but that made the atmosphere enjoyable. We ended up ordering a couple of appetizers and they were fine but not remarkable....Although they offered a lot of quality beer, the prices were a bit high compared to what we are used to. Still it’s a great place and definitely check out the beautiful woodwork on the old bar.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

Lovely bar in Boston some friends and I stopped in for 2 drinks when strolling around the shops. Nice atmosphere and we enjoyed our visit until we started to get ready to leave. As we were preparing to leave putting on our coats and hats...as it is a cold day in Boston. We were about to leave a tip when we got ourselves together and the bartender came over saying he was sorry he offended us as we hadnt left a tip. So embarrassing in front of other patrons in the bar. Might be an idea to wait until we had coats on !! I was reaching for my bag in order to do so ! Will not be returning!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019

On a Sunday night, this place was jammed before nearby concerts or plays took place. The bartenders were working really hard, but were a bit overwhelmed. But when my excellent pretzel and mustard took quite a while, they took it off he tab. The beer...list was very good with lots of interesting and obscure choices, nicely organized by style. Oysters were fine, but the cocktail sauce and mignonette sauces were just okay.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

This place is beautiful inside and has a wonderful history. Def ask the bartender for the sheet that details it’s entire history. Beautiful mahogany bar, tin ceiling and wonderful beer selection. Service was great - made solid recommendations!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

I Have reviewed many restaurants on T.A. and I am sorry to say this is my first review where I, and my party thought the food was terrible. We were at Stoddards on 7/20 prior to seeing a show. Without exception, we were all very...disappointed in our meals. My husband's meal, pan seared ricotta gnocchi, was very dry and tasteless. There was a mere dab of ricotta on top. My meal of pan seared scallops had a watery tasteless sauce and the scallops seemed underdone, and my daughter's meal of vegan fettuccine was equally disappointing. We did have the charcuterie board for an appetizer and that was decent. My son's steak tips were simply OK. Perhaps others who may visit this restaurant will have a better meal.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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