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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 #677 of 2,818 Restaurants in Boston
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Having just arrived in Boston on a transatlantic flight, we headed out for dinner and ended up in Lir. We were prompted found a table and served drinks. Food was served quickly and was piping hot and delicious. The pizza is amazing! Waitress service was attentive and polite, there's plenty of screens for sports fans, beer is good. Definitely worth... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We were in Boston for the day (I had a lecture to go to and my hubby was hunting for a barstool). After I linked up with my husband we walked a few streets and decided on Lir. As soon as we stepped through the door we heard "sit wherever you want" and I was a little put off by... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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28 reviews 28 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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