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“Dickensian beer hall”

Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale
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Ranked #280 of 3,331 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: American, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Temple Place & Washington Street
Transit: Downtown Crossing - MBTA Red/Orange Line Park Street - MBTA Red/Green Line
Description: 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
Reviewed August 20, 2013

One might think that Stoddard's is soemthign you'd see in Bleak House or some other Dickens' novel-- it's dark wood, long and narrow, somewhat oddly shaped. But there's lots of good beer and apparently also a full bar. Dinner was ok--not great. Decent burger-- prefab, but well cooked, and came back medium when I ordered medium. My son was brave and had the duck-- he ahd never had duck beofre so no means of comparison. Would go back but don't expect high end food.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

I loved the effect of the stainless taps running the length of the bar. The beer was fresh, clean and authentic. I would order the smoked salmon lunch entree again. It was delicious.

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

At least, a dozen beers you've probably never heard of on tap. The Bruery Humulus Lager Imperial Pils and Long Trail Brown Bag Milk Stout are some examples. Food was average. I ordered the "pickle pot," thinking it might be like NYC deli-style pickles. I was wrong. It was a variety of things pickled.

I had a reuben and my wife had a BLTA (bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado). Both were just so-so. However, my son thought the hamburger was pretty good.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Wonderful dozen oysters from local waters, briny, fresh and clean (and not over priced $25.00) The rabbit was outstanding, the fish and tater tots. was very good, the fish was flaky and wonderful.

Their menu standards are rabbit, venison, quail, duck and other really interesting stuff.

The waiter, Cory, was very knowledgeable about the beers they had on draft and bottled.

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Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We made the mistake if also eating at Stoddard's. We should have quite while we were ahead, with their excellent selection of craft beers which is constantly changing.

However we order the Stoddard's burger and Boston butt pork sandwich. The butt had altogether too much mustard on bread which overwhelmed the sandwich. The burger was long on onions and bun and short on burger and flavor. The onion rings which they feature prominently about 3/4 batter and all of our rings had partially cooked onion inside, we'd never order then again.

Service has slow, but that's more because a single waiter was covering an entire section while a manager and othe waiter chatted at the door and horses around. I felt so badly for our waiter as he was doing his best to take care of 10+ tables with close to 50 patrons.

Would stop in for a beer, but eat elsewhere!

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