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Lala Rokh on Beacon Hill

97 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108-1219 (Beacon Hill)
(617) 720-5511
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Ranked #455 of 2,835 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $80
Mon - Tue 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Persian
Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Charles Street
Transit: Red Line to Massachusetts General Hospital/Charles Street
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
West Hollywood, California
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190 reviews 190 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
59 helpful votes 59 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Had a very nice meal for four recently on a not-busy night. Everything was well prepared, in particular enjoyed the duck with pomegranate and walnut sauce. The lamb dishes were also excellent. Service was attentive and friendly but not intrusive. I recommend the Entoca 26 wines -- they own the vineyard evidently.

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Food was outstanding and flavorful. Great first experience with Persian food. Visited during restaurant week 2014. Bar area is small with three or four stools so clearly just a place to have a drink while waiting for your table. Waiter was snarky, which wasn't amusing although it appeared he thought so, but we overlooked this with respect to the fabulous... 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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