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Lala Rokh on Beacon Hill

#638 of 2,854 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Beacon Hill
Middle Eastern, Persian
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97 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108-1219 (Charles Street)
Red Line to Massachusetts General Hospital/Charles Street
(617) 720-5511
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Service Downhill

I have been here three times. I enjoy middle eastern food a lot and this is no exception. I know I got a salmon special the first time I was here and it was great. The last time I came though was disappointing to say the least. We were seated and waited about 15 minutes for a server to come.... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
LaChausse
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Madrid, Spain
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
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Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been here three times. I enjoy middle eastern food a lot and this is no exception. I know I got a salmon special the first time I was here and it was great. The last time I came though was disappointing to say the least. We were seated and waited about 15 minutes for a server to come.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Nice restaurant in the highly competitive Boston market. Very pretty location. The food was consistently tasty and nice wine offering. Simple bar but enough options for most folks. Nice looking location and very importantly, clean bathroom!

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West Hollywood, California
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244 reviews 244 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The waitstaff was easy-going, the music entertaining and food perfect for vegetarians! We started with the Champagne flight, you get to choose from a list, any three, we decided on currant, raspberry and pomegranate - sweet and nice to share ($15). Moved on to the soup, perfect for a winter's night, Barley and Yarma Shourba Ash - each ($9). One... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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126 reviews 126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Food good. Big lamb shank on a generous bed of rice cooked to perfection, but the sauce on the lamb needed a bit more energy. The stuffed zucchini app was tasty but not not enough. Outstanding classic bourbon old-fashioned from the bartender, and the house cocktails were fun, too. Beer was just cold enough and a good balance to the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

looked for a nice dinner just before heading to the airport after a short stay in dowentown Boston for a conference; my AAA book showed few ethnic food choices in the immediate downtown area apart from the standard Italian, Chinese, etc, so I took a chance on Lala Rokh; I was almost deterred by the spate of negative reviews here... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

As a big fan of Persian food, I had to try this place. The place looks nice and the staff is very professional. The food itself was good, though it seemed to have been modified to suit the American pallet, which is a shame. I was really impressed with their ability to change the dishes to suit dietary restrictions and... More 

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

regular atmosphere, in a neighborhood, safe area many restaurants down the road, appetizers were superb, main entrees above average, deserts above average, very reasonable price, great place for a gathering

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Mountain View, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This was a nice place to stop for us. Our son has an egg allergy and it was easy to have a nice meal without worry about exposures. The restaurant was clean and pleasant. The service was good. The portions were good and the food was a nice change from the run-of-the-mill places you might try on a vacation. I... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We enjoyed this restaurant our first night in Boston. It was crowded so I recommend reservations. Because we weren't terribly hungry we each had one entree and no appetizers. It was plenty of food. I did like the different spices and flavors and am glad we tried it. The place was quite crowded but service was good. Would recommend it.

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Winchester
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The place lacks atmosphere even though it was full and the guy serving us was just a bit odd - maybe we were expecting a more 'ethnic' experience but the place is decorated quite plainly and our waiter was just on the polite side of surly. We haven't tried Azerbijan food before (so I've up-marked the whole thing to give... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 97 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108-1219
    (Charles Street)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line to Massachusetts General Hospital/Charles Street
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
  • Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
  • Phone Number: (617) 720-5511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?