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Lala Rokh on Beacon Hill

$$$$
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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Hours:
Mon - Tue 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
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  • 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
Great

We enjoyed a pre-Shakespeare on the Common dinner at this cozy venue on Mt Vernon St. Lala Rokh has had an attractive update since our visit years ago, and the wonderful food is still there! We enjoyed lamb, duck and beef specialty entrees and all agreed they were wonderful. The eggplant and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Gyrfalcn
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Boston
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Was here for a group meal so we tried 5 different starters. They were all excellent. Anything with eggplant = yummy! I had the trout stuffed with dried fruit and nuts. It might be the best fish I've ever eaten. Definitely a place to go.

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was my second time dining here. They had renovated the interior and it is much more modern now, with a greatly expanded bar. Food was even better than my first visit. We had the stuffed trout and the sea bass. Both were outstanding. The eggplant dish we had as an appetizer was wonderful, very nicely seasoned. Would definitely return.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife and I had not been to Lala Rokh in several years, and took friends there on a Saturday evening. All three appetizers we ordered were excellent, especially the zeytoon. I had tilapia with tamarind and other spices, which was fresh and delicate. My wife ordered a chicken dish, which the server erroneously heard as chicken liver stew. (Not... More 

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We enjoyed a pre-Shakespeare on the Common dinner at this cozy venue on Mt Vernon St. Lala Rokh has had an attractive update since our visit years ago, and the wonderful food is still there! We enjoyed lamb, duck and beef specialty entrees and all agreed they were wonderful. The eggplant and potato patty appetizers were a delicious start to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We've eaten here since it opened. For years, it was a special experience - gracious hostess, delicious food, and a quiet relaxing atmosphere. In the last year or so, it has changed mightily - layout is not as good (bar creates a 'traffic jam' where hallway was), service is awful (painfully slow), food portions were miniscule, and their usual, nice... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had previously eaten here several years ago, and it was a fine meal experience. Went last week, and things had changed. The quality of what they served was good, but the portions, both appetizer and entrees, were small. Pita served with the appetizer was insufficient, and asking for more, the response was there would be a charge (no regular... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Lala Rokh is located in Beacon Hill. Just walking on Charles Street heading to the restaurant on a Summer night has so much ambiance of classic Boston. The restaurant itself used to have a more ethnic décor, the renovation made it modern chic. Our servers were attentive and prompt, their accents added to exotic feel of the place. We ordered... More 

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United States
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Wanted to like this place -- decor okay. Waiters very nice. Food was very average and prices were high. Salad was pathetic -- cut up cucumbers and tomatoes like I do at home with a little dressing. Serving sizes small. In all, not worth it and won't be back. With that said, their drinks were yummy!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I went to dinner with a large group of around 20. Not only was the service excellent but the food lived up to the top-notch reputation: Not only were the dishes served quickly but they were wonderfully fresh with excellent presentation. Kebabs, soups and hummus top the list of best choices on the menu. Great for groups, large or small.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The food is simply superb, the service attentive. This is a favorite restaurant of ours, tucked on a side street. We will be back.

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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: Special occasions, Romantic
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?