Stephi’s on Tremont

kid-friendly restaurant
Spork Rating:  4

 

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort
  • Price: Affordable to splurge.  Dinner appetizers $8-15, entrees $15-25
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-12 midnight or later. Saturday and Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm and dinner until 11pm or later.
  • Reservations:  Yes via phone or OpenTable.
  • Recommended For Dining With:  Infants, toddlers, kids

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family-friendly restaurant tipIf you don’t see your reservation time on OpenTable, give the restaurant a call. They often have more flexibility than represented online.

Overview:

The younger sister of well-known Stephanie’s on Newbury, Stephi’s on Tremont is a gleaming, warm and modern gem that welcomes the tots while catering to mom and dad. At this kid-friendly South End restaurant, you’ll have your choice of traditional table seating, comfy leather booths, and sidewalk dining in the warmer months–a perfect spot for some prime people-watching. The atmosphere is polished but fun, with the bar crowd flocking in as the day gets later.

family-friendly restaurant tipIf you want to eat inside but still people watch, request one of the front booths, situated next to large windows onto the street that open to the outside on nice days.

KidTude:

Kid-friendly south end restaurant

Custom order your perfect bloody mary

Really great. The hostess will offer to stash your (folded up) stroller and automatically provide a combo children’s menu/coloring sheet and crayons, the wait staff arrives toting a kid’s cup of water, the kitchen can easily cater to kid-friendly menu substitutions and the entire staff will smile and welcome the little ones.

Main Menu:

The menu at this kid-friendly south end restaurant is all about American comfort foods with a touch of fun. Lunch offers sandwich and salad selections galore, as well as a few apps and entrees. Dinner maintains similar salad selections (large enough to be your meal) and many more comfort food selections and dinner specialities. Brunch serves up the classics as well as some tasty lunch options. You can’t go wrong with:

    • Mac and cheese (ask if they can do it truffled)
    • The salads
    • The meatloaf

family-friendly restaurant tipBrunch bonus: Grown ups can their own bloody mary with Stephi’s custom order form.

Kid’s Menu:

kid-friendly south end restaurant

The kid’s menu comes with crayons. Flip it over and you’ll find a coloring sheet.

Stephi’s kid’s menu offers some great options for lunch, dinner or brunch, all for $7. The kitchen is happy to make substitutions (think strawberries in junior’s pancakes instead of chocolate chips) to help make everyone happy. Don’t see what you want on the menu? Ask your server for other available options.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Boston Ballet
  • Cyclorama
  • Copley Square
  • Boston Center for the Arts
  • South End Historical District
  • SoWa Market

Amenities:

  • Easy entrance/access for strollers
  • Stroller storage
  • High chairs
  • Valet parking
  • T accessible
  • Kid’s menu

family-friendly restaurant tipNeed to change a diaper? Just ask the staff to direct you to the handicap accessible bathroom on the main floor tucked behind the bar. There’s no changing table in the restaurant, but this single stall bathroom has extra floor space and is not used as often as the main bathrooms.

Getting There:

  • T accessible from multiple lines:
    • 5-7 minute walk from the Orange Line’s Back Bay Station
    • 10 minute walk from the Green Line’s Copley Station
    • 5-7 minute walk from the Silver Line’s Union Park stop
  • Parking can be tight in this urban neighborhood. You may be able to find metered parking on Tremont street or a visitor spot on one of the nearby side streets.
  • Stephi’s offers valet parking starting at 5pm for a fee of $16 (cash only).