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Black Rose

#173 of 2,880 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 12
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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
Breakfast

Our search for a sit down breakfast place led us to the Black Rose. The food was great and the service was very good. It was a bit pricey but it is in downtown.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Chouette222
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This was close to our hotel, and we had dinner here on our first night in town. Good food, good music.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I love this place! Especially on St Patrick’s day! 2 Irish bands playing one upstairs one downstairs either way it’s mayhem in a fun way! The atmosphere is fun and celebratory ! Just get there early. Both time I got there by 4 pm just before the lineup starts .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our search for a sit down breakfast place led us to the Black Rose. The food was great and the service was very good. It was a bit pricey but it is in downtown.

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Georgia
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131 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I was happy at the quality of the food served here. Also, I found their food prices to reasonable in Boston. They have a good selection of draft beers local and import. Guinness was $7 / 22oz - good deal. The calamari appetizer was big! Three of us ate there twice and both nights we all had different entrees and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Black Rose is the Irish version of The Olive Garden. Not really true to it's heritage, but who really gives a crap? Just throw some fake nostalgia on the walls and call it a day. So focused on attempting to be 'authentic' it they overstock the Jamieson and Guiness. Not complaining about that though. I've only been here for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stopped in for lunch on a Thursday afternoon and it was pretty well-represented. Food was good, but we had one small complaint- both my husband and I had the lobster roll. Only difference is he had the lunch special- a 1/2 lobster roll with clam chowder. I had the normal menu version with a regular side. Menu price was... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Pub is neither newest nor impressive. What is however very nice is the live Irish music. Guys know their job and really make guests to sing, dance & have fun. Big plus for that!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Black Rose is a great restaurant and bar! They have live Irish music every day upstairs and downstairs! Food is great and the bartenders are funny! It is a casual fun bar! I can't wait to go again! The prices for everything was very reasonable as well!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Went for an Irish coffee! Definitely not afraid to put their whiskey in it.We seemed to be non existent to our server who basically ignored us the entire time. Other servers seemed on the ball though

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in day after St. Patrick's for dinner. Nice pub type atmosphere and friendly staff. Ordered fish and chips. Chips were cold, not even cool but cold. Did not get a chance to send them back. Fish was good. Live guitar player made the evening pleasant.

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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?