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

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 23
    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
authentic Persian food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
tmk010
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We in this neighborhood in the 70's when this restaurant was a French bistro called Au Beauchamp. Several incarnations later it is a wonderful Persian restaurant, now recently renovated. Very comfortable, different decor theme in each room. The food was excellent, particularly the eggplant appetizer. The welcome by the hostess, manager, and server were exemplary. We spoke to all of... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This restaurant has been around for many years and used to be a regular spot for me some years ago. I was back in town and decided to take a business colleague. Great service, interesting well prepared food. Reasonably priced wine list. Just good to miss out on the usual steak and seafood restaurants of which there are many in... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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248 reviews 248 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
53 reviews 53 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 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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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?