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The Kinsale

2 Center Plaza, Government Center, Boston, MA 02108 (Downtown)
(617)742-5577
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Ranked #619 of 2,816 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $4 - $25
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Cuisines: American, Irish, British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Acton, Massachusetts
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184 reviews 184 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Went here for a fun night of trivia with work colleagues. The appetizers were yummy. Service was very good. Seating available outside.

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Berkshires in Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Nice atmosphere! Irish music playing in background. Seating inside or outside Staff is friendly. Nia was our waitress and she was very nice. Recommended

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Granby, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The outdoor seating is nice for a view of some buildings and the clocktower. The waitress did a fine job, although a bit slow, which was ok with us since we were waiting on a friend. She was not extra friendly at all but she did do her job. Everyone was satisfied with their meals. I wouldn't say it is... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food is great and varied. The Bar on tap is exceptional. The Service is always wonderful. This is a great place to go after work for a few drinks, catch a game on tv or on the weekend to watch a game. We have had so many laughs there. I recommend it.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I travel to Boston several weeks each year for business and try to have dinner every Wednesday evening at The Kinsale. Great food (my favorites are the fish and chips and the fish tacos), and a fabulous New England beer selection. The added bonus is "Stump Trivia," a roving triva tournament that visits The Kinsale Wednesdays at 7pm. Call ahead... More

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have been to the Kinsale on many different occasions. This time we were there on the 4th of July. It was a terribly rainy day and the crowds were down and I believe the help was down, too. We were a bit disappointed because we couldn't find our favorite Irish beers, most of the beers were from New England,... More

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Northern New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stopped here for lunch out of convenience and were pleasantly surprised. My friend had the fish and chips and I ordered the salmon special. The salmon was a huge portion and the rice and vegetables accompanying even had taste which usually isn't the case! The fish portion, although lunch size, was large as well. We ordered coffee and dessert... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A popular lunch spot mid-week. Easy to get a decent lunch, although very predictable, for a group and be in and out under an hour. Appropriate atmosphere for a work group lunch. And sound service.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stopped in for an evening meal and thoroughly enjoyed it! Standard fare but well cooked and the service was excellent. Staff very friendly and chatty; the atmosphere was really good and I can imagine it was a good place to be on St Patrick's night! A really enjoyable meal washed down with a couple of pints of the black stuff... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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143 reviews 143 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I thought I was on candid camera. It seemed like 2 novice servers were shadowing each other, though presumably one was teaching the other. I couldn't tell which was which. They each interrupted me to ask if I was "enjoying" myself whilst I was working on some serious business. And they both went walkabout together when I needed to pay... More

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