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The Kinsale

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2 Center Plaza, Government Center, Boston, MA 02108
(617)742-5577
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best steak and music

Exquisite steak with brandy sauce. ..followed up with creme brule. Used to come here every weekend in college to study,eat, and listen to great music!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Erin T
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Exquisite steak with brandy sauce. ..followed up with creme brule. Used to come here every weekend in college to study,eat, and listen to great music!

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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had been wandering around Boston for some time and wanted to get off my feet, was looking for somewhere - anywhere - on a Friday night that wasn't packed. I finally walked by this place and wandered in and was pleasantly surprised. It was lively enough, but not overly crowded. Some live music was just starting when I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Had brunch here and everything was great. Cute and cozy restaurant with great service. I liked the decor and the atmosphere. The food was really good too.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had a group of 30 plus people and they were very accommodating. I had a Reuben and fries and mud pie for dessert. Everything was very good. I know it's a challenge with a group such as ours but they did a good job.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

With so many choices to eat in Boston, this was not our best choice. We came across the restaurant as we were walking down the street. The menu outside the front door caught our eye as there were a few good options. Higher prices for some basic meals, but that I guess is to be expected in the city. Once... More 

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PirateJen123
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We went here for Easter brunch, the inside was Irish themed and very neat. We had a large group of people, which I realize makes things harder, but the food was a little lacking. I had a breakfast dish and the bread wasn't really toasted and the egg were cold. I'd probably give it another shot with a smaller group... More 

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Loved the food! We had dinner there and came back for breakfast because we enjoyed the food so much. The Irish breakfast is huge and has everything you could ask for in an Irish fry. The colcannon potatoes are delicious and my 17 year old daughter loved her dinner and her breakfast - that is two thumbs up right there!

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Richmond, Virginia
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Supposedly the Kinsale was constructed in Ireland and brought to its current location as a pub. Inside actually was just like any other chain type wannabe Irish Pub. Nothing Authentic. Service was average, food average as well. Flank and Frittes, I've had much better steaks alot of places, the special was corn beef and cabbage. That was worth the visit,... More 

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Gresford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I guess it is representative of the part of the city where it is, but I must say I was a little disappointed with the Kinsale. It looked nice from the outside, but a little theme park on the inside for my liking. The service was poor, with it being difficult to get the attention of our server and then... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Had the buffalo chicken and fries along with a Guinness and it was awesome. Would go back for sure on a return visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Center Plaza, Government Center, Boston, MA 02108
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (617)742-5577

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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