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Lala Rokh on Beacon Hill

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

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 5
    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
Recent renovations

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Azulado_01
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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51 reviews
29 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
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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51 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Unlike some other reviewers, I found the service attentive, efficient and very pleasant. The food was the problem. My lamb medallions were scant and lacked flavor. A companion's chicken kabob was lackluster. Another diner really liked his lamb shank. Portions are a bit small, so we all had room for dessert. Meh....I never met a cookie I didn't love until... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Dined at Lala Rokh with a group of friends. We simply asked our host for her recommendations and asked to do kind of a family style setup (there were 13 of us). She ordered on our behalf and she didn't disappoint. I ended up trying 6 or 7 different dishes and everything was excellent. We started with a variety of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I had never before been to a Persian restaurant and for this visit had the good fortune of being accompanied/guided by a friend from Iran. When coming into the restaurant and asking to check in a coat, the hostess pointed to a cupboard for self-service. The decor was low key, but my friend pointed me to a table showcasing seasonal... More 

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We loved to grab a bite at Lala Rokh when we used to live in Belmont, but our recent visit was disappointing. We were offered a terrible two-top squeezed in next to a celebrating table of six, when we offered to wait until another two-top was cleared we were shunted off into the back room and forgotten. The food was... More 

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Additional Information about Lala Rokh on Beacon Hill

Address: 97 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108-1219
Phone Number: (617) 720-5511
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian

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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: Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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