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Lir Irish Pub and Restaurant

903 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115-3104 (Back Bay)
617-778-0089
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Ranked #695 of 2,814 restaurants in Boston
Cuisines: American, Irish, Pub, Brew Pub
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Back Bay
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71% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Was ignored at the bar for 30 minutes while bartenders were too busy chatting to each other and eating chocolate while the restaurant had about 12 patrons total during lunch. Never received a refill on my glass of water nor ketchup for my fries. Management doesn't seem to care that customers trying to order items are ignored and that potential... More

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Lir is a nice place to sit and people watch while you eat. They are a multi-story restaurant and was a great place to watch the World Cup...on the path to Fenway, so it is a great place to meet up before the game...or after.... Food was delicious and our waitress was friendly and attentive to us.

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had lunch this past Saturday with my son at Lir at the advice of our hotel concierge. 'Best place in Boston to watch the match'. Sat upstairs and enjoyed a multi-course lunch while watching the game with a hundred other soccer fans. Staff did a great job supporting the mob while the food was good. I will return.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was a fun place to stop in for a drink. Our waitress was wonderful. She helped us expedite our visit in order to make it to our next stop.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

All the food was great! Great service, but the place wasn't busy. Nice atmosphere and seating area by large window. Good varied menu and portions were huge!

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Mystic Country, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Very friendly but we had to wait very long, even though we were the only people there. The food was good.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I recently spent seven days in Boston at a conference at the Hynes Convention Center on Boylston Street and had the chance to sample a number of the pubs along that stretch. The Lir had excellent food at surprisingly reasonable prices for such a touristy area. Great burgers and many beers--but the best is the Dublin Steak tips plate for... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Been here twice. Friendly atmosphere . Good place to watch Arsenal, if you happen to be a fan... Ate here and surprisingly quite good, as many of the bars along here are serve awful food.

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Edinburgh
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Popped in with my Mrs for some warming food. The waitress managed to muddle up my dinner but what she brought was my 2nd choice so had it anyway. Food was great, washed down with Harpoon IPA.

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Cinnaminson NJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The service here is the worst. There are so many other great places in Boston, but the bartenders here are amateurs. No idea what they are doing. Do yourself a favor and find a place that cares about their customers.

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