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October 15, 2011
August 11, 2006
Stephanie's On Newbury is located in the middle of Newbury Street. I don't know why it has such a high rating from everywhere. It is extremely crowded in this restaurant and they have both indoor and outdoor seating.
I can only get outdoor seating that night. The food selection is limited. Most of them are salads and sandwiches if you want the main course to be under $20. This is definitely a pricey restaurant and the food isn't that great. I just thought that this was no different than any other chain restaurant. I ordered a lobster pot pie, and it was not very impressive. I suggest trying some other restaurants along Newbury Street.
From journal Boston, MA
by Asian Prince_S
June 19, 2006
From journal Stephanie's on Newbury Street
October 26, 2005
During the summer months, when nobody feels much like heavy meals, Stephanie's serves the very best salads in Boston. The size of these is enough for an entire meal and then some. Though $15 to $20 sounds like a lot for lettuce, Stephanie's more than justifies this price with unusual gourmet ingredients and the huge portions. All are freshly prepared and delicious.
Stephanie's specializes in comfort food, which is perfect for dining in the colder months in Boston. The chicken pot pie will surely warm you up from any adventures in the chilly weather. Appetizers here are expensive as well but are enough to serve three people. If you go, make sure you bring a group so you don't have too much extra artichoke dip (which is very highly recommended).
If you happen to visit Newbury Street on a Sunday morning, make sure to stop by Stephanie's. Otherwise, you might miss your opportunity to enjoy one of the best brunch services in Boston. The pancakes and omelettes here are delicious, and their bar makes a fabulous mimosa. Again, it's a bit pricey but worth the few extra dollars.
From journal Boston: Adventures on Newbury Street
New York, New York
June 21, 2005
From journal A spring weekend in Boston
November 30, 2004
Be sure to come on an empty stomach, because Stephanie has some heavy Southern offerings. The menu varies among lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, but my all-time favorite is the over-sized -- and should be illegal -- Stephi Burger. It's a huge sirloin hamburger topped with caramelized onions, juicy mushrooms, greasy bacon, and all the other toppings you could want. Forget the fries -- you'll have trouble finishing the burger alone! For 15 dollars, it's one of the cheaper options. My dinner favorite is the shrimp and scallop carbonara ($29.95) which, I'd have to say, you’ll need good luck finishing! After a large jumbo shrimp and a forkful of the thick carbonara noodles, you'll be stuffed! The scallops on the dish are huge and pan-seared, so if you don't like the burnt look, ask the waiter to tell the chef to not over-sear. Another favorite is the 16 oz. steak that comes with the best baked potato around -- its filled with cream and spinach and is baked perfectly!
Be sure to come on a Saturday or Sunday for their famous brunch. Call ahead to assure beating the long lines of shoppers, tourists, and locals who want to sit under the green awning along Newbury Street. My favorite dish is the Crab Cake benedict ($15) which comes with two crab cakes over english muffins which are topped with a jalapeno hollandaise sause and a mixed green salad on the side. Also good is the ahi tuna tartar (17) which comes ever so lightly cooked on the outside, but beautifully pink on the inside. Its wrapped with cucumber, avocado, sesame chili oil, spicy mayo and wasabi, and topped with crispy wontons and peanuts.
This is certainly not a place you'd want to go to everyday. The prices will leave you with a huge dent in your pocketbook, and the food will leave you with a huge bulge in your belly! Check out the website for more information. They show you all their menus (without the prices to scare you away) and their wine and dessert lists.
From journal More than Chowder in Boston