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.