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Black Rose

#158 of 2,856 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown
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160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502
617-742-2286
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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    Very good
  • 46
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  • 11
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Irish right down to the music!

We ended a day of touring with a drink and enjoyed the music. Truly felt authentic with the Irish singer and music. We were staying right across the street at the Custom House so it was a perfect walk home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
DRB93
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We ended a day of touring with a drink and enjoyed the music. Truly felt authentic with the Irish singer and music. We were staying right across the street at the Custom House so it was a perfect walk home.

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USA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I had a late dinner here back in February, it was right across from the hotel and I receive a discount with my room key. The place was pretty busy that evening. My server was very nice and well informed. She gave me suggestions from the menu. I chose the chowder with fish and chips. the chowder was very tasty.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped at the Black Rose on our layover from our vacation from Dublin. Foods was a food as you would find in Dublin, I had cottage pie, my wife the chicken pot pie. they do need some training on pouring a perfect pint of Guinness. Over all a great lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited from Florida and had such a fun night filled with great music and a great crowd! A must see in Boston

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great food I'll admit my Reuben was amazing! The fries were pretty good no complaints! Great atmosphere live performance! The only thing I had to complain about was the fake Irish/Gaelic accent our waitress had.. Very noticeable and quite annoying!

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Rhode Island
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22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Checked into Custom House next door and ate here. Got a 15% discount with our room key. Had great calamari with remolade sauce and Rueben sandwhiche. DH had fish and chips- loved it. Drinks, dinner and apps =$ 65 cheap for Boston and will return!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This place was awesome! The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was incredible. There was live music and it added to the great atmosphere. If you're in Boston you need to go to the Black Rose it was one of the best restaurants I've ever been to & I intend to return when I go back to Boston.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Fish/Chips was excellent. Clam Chowder was thick/creamy. The Lobster rolls was on rye was an interesting bread choice.

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Seattle
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Located near Fanueil Hall the Black Rose is a fun place to eat great food at reasonable prices. The servings are generous and the tasty vegetables are well cooked, not almost raw or over cooked. The pork loin and BBQ ribs were fantastic. The night we were there there were two groups, (traditional fok muic) one group, the Blow-Ins from... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you are a person that loves the culture this is a great place for you. The décor is done appropriately and the music is traditional Irish. I recently was there for their breakfast which was a small menu but did the trick. It seems that they have a lot of the favorite beers on tap to match the demographic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 617-742-2286

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 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?