The Glenville Stops

A fantastic wine selection and 20 beers on tap pair up perfectly with the relaxing atmosphere and tasty food.

The Glenville Stops is owned and operated by Mike Chapman and his son, Fred Chapman. The building itself is highly renovated and constructed mostly by Mike, Fred, David Nelson (General Contractor), and Juan Pedrosa (Executive Chef). Additional credit for the build out goes to Minas Masonry, RJ Morello Plumbing, Cacciola Electric, and Curran Flooring. Upon entering, the space seems dominated by a large L-shaped bar, but we have a large dining space and a smaller Snug, our name for the more intimate and private dining area located to the right of the bar. After a look at the bar, something is missing from the average watering hole in Allston: there are no liquor bottles. The Glenville Stops operates with a beer and wine license and we like it that way. This allows us to bring you, the customer, the finest wines we can find and beers that are wonderfully drinkable. We operate on a quality over quantity mantra, so creating a comfortable atmosphere with quality food and beverages is a must. "Oh," you say after sitting down, "Something else is missing!" That's right, there are no TVs at The Glenville Stops. Sports bar is not synonymous with gastropub, so we eliminated all the things that distract from the dining experience we offer. How can a person enjoy a pinot noir fully if all of his/her senses are absorbed by a loud, bright box? Are you ready to take a look at the menu? "We are creating a diverse menu that echos the roots of the neighborhood we are in. Neighborhood comfort food with influences of Latin America, Asia, and the Mediterranean". -Juan Pedrosa

We are excited to announce live music every Thursday in our new space, The Kell.
Join us from 8-10 for The Stops Blues Trio

Jameson Stuart - Bass
Ben Blanchard - Keyboard/Vocals
Sam Crawford - Guitar

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Weekend specials: Grilled whole Dorade and Lamb ‘kleftiko’

Update on restaurant expansion, plus a beautiful new sign!

Local strawberries, buttermilk shortcake, sorrel, pink peppercorns.

Happy summer!

It’s a nice time of year to be a chef

Brookline farmers market

A perfect specimen!
We’ll be serving the elusive and fleeting Massachusetts strawberry while supplies last.

[04/19/18]   The Glenville Stops is hiring kitchen help. Message usif you are interested.

Just a normal Sunday here at the Stops. Join us tonight for over 30 drafts and 0 televisions. Enjoy sportball themed nothing!

Cask Ale courtesy of Ipswich as always.

Sign up for our class on Wednesday where we will be exploring Saison beers and some amazing local cheeses to compliment them. Brewer ChrisTkach from Idle Hands brewing will be there to talk about how he achieves the rich complexity of his Saison.

We are continuing with our Brookline Adult Education class this week. On Wednesday we will celebrate Saison style beer and pair a few styles with local cheeses. There is still space available

Take Classes at Brookline Adult & Community Education

We’re excited to partner with Brookline Adult Education this winter. We have developed a series of short events/classes that will be happening on Wednesdays

This Wednesday, our first class is on oysters and we will tasting a few different kinds with dry white wines. Mike will talk briefly about the history of the bivalves in Boston.

We will explore other topics every week

Find out more at Brookline Adult & Community Education is the largest public community education program in MA, 1,800 courses and over 20,000 enrollments yearly. Enroll today.

We’re open, come join us! We didn’t shovel this sidewalk for nothing

Who’s drinking cold beer on a day like this? Come by for cask ale, served room temperature every night. At the moment it’s Ipswich IPA finished with centennial hops.

Daurade Royale
Persimmon, pomegranate salsa

Getting festive

New menu item:
Moroccan beef cigars
Carrot date dipping sauce

Creamy chanterelle soup
with black trumpet mushrooms.

These chanterelles and black trumpets get flown in from the Pacific Northwest by this great company #ForagedandFound.

The season is winding down, this is the last look we'll get for a while.

Lobster mushrooms and white chanterelles this weekend.

Mediterranean Dorade.

You don't see fresh mushrooms like this in New England. We were lucky to get these flown in from the Pacific Northwest.
Mostly found and foraged, some cultivated. Hen of the woods, chanterelles, white beech, lobster, knows king oyster and more.

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Black Sea Bass. Locally caught earlier today.

Lentil salad, fiddleheads, pickled ramps.


Restaurant Reservation Availability

We're honored to be recognized by Open Table diners again. This time we're considered fourth best overall in Boston and #1 for value in the city. Thank You Please contact the restaurant directly for any questions about availability, there are no online reservations available within 2.5 hours of your requested time.

It's our 3rd birthday today! Stop by The Stops to wish us a HBD and help us celebrate! (featuring blood orange angel cake) 🎂

Restaurant Reservation Availability

We're on OpenTable's list of Bostons Top Ten Overall Restaurants! We also got the recognized for contemporary American food and neighborhood gem. There's some great company on these lists, check them out. Thank you OpenTable diners. Please contact the restaurant directly for any questions about availability, there are no online reservations available within 2.5 hours of your requested time.

It's the clearest spot in Allston and it's right in front of the restaurant. Get in there! (Purchase required)

Who can drink cold beer on a day like today? We always have cask ale and today it's finished with Mt Hood hops.

I assure you, we are open. Don't make me shovel the sidewalk for nothing.

Mussels and Fries. BFF

Join us for dinner tomorrow. We have exactly zero televisions to distract you from our Ipswich cask ale and delicious food

The elusive white oyster has been sought after and revered by maritime societies for thousands of years. A single white oyster could fetch up to a $1000 to the right museum. We'll be selling this one for $1 to the first customer tonight.

The 25 best restaurants in Boston, according to Yelp - Boston Business Journal

Thank you to our yelping customers ​Boston is home to some of the country's best restaurants.

[11/28/16]   We are now booking for holiday parties. Call us soon.

Course 2. Farmers Market Dinner

Course 1. Farmers Market Dinner

Delicata from Kimball Farms. For tonight's farmers market dinner.

Head cheese for tonight's farmers market dinner.

If you haven't been had one of our Farmer's Market Dinners, you only have two more opportunities this year. Tonight we have crispy pork cheeks from Stillman's Farm and other tasty items.

Course 1 farmers dinner.

Only 3 weeks left for the Brookline Farmers Market.
Join us to celebrate fall harvest favorites and Stillman's Farms lamb merguez sausage

Dessert special Ala Paul Snyder

Dessert special Ala Paul Snyder

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General Manager

Mike Chapman and Fred Chapman

Culinary Team

Juan Pedrosa - Executive Chef




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87 Glenville Ave
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