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Black Rose

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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 203
    Excellent
  • 194
    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Irish Pub and Food

Good all round Irish pub. Good beer and great food at average prices. Staff are friendly and efficient. Will definitely return to eat here again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
IrishJimbo
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County Cork, Ireland
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Charleston, South Carolina
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Hilton Downtown and passed this pub on the way to the hotel from the airport. My family and I decided to try the Black Rose for dinner. Great food and nice pub feel.

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Thank Jeff C
Mount Clemens, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bartender was to busy chatting with friends to take care of customer. No one waited on us. Had to go to the bar to order and get stuff. Once we go food we had to ask for silverware, then catsup, then had to get someone to help us get our meals fixed since they weren't prepared properly. Fish and Chips... More 

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Thank VictorSC10
County Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good all round Irish pub. Good beer and great food at average prices. Staff are friendly and efficient. Will definitely return to eat here again.

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1 Thank IrishJimbo
Garner, NC
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost walked out after being seated and waiting over 10 minutes before a waitress came by. It turns out she was still pretty new. Once that bad part was out of the way, she was very pleasant and attentive and the food was excellent and served in a timely manner. A man performing/singling Irish music was very entertaining.

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Thank Garnermom
Beverly, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on Christmas 2015 after watching Christmas tree light up at Quincy in Boston. Walkable distance, just a few steps.. Honestly, I did not know anything about Irish culture and just walked in casually as I had heard of a rich tradition on blending coffee with whisky and topping it with whipped cream swirls. I had never tasted... More 

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1 Thank Ridhdhi P
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its just ok. Girls went while guys @ game. Had one drink &left, bathrooms gross!! Music @ 9:30 everynight but didnt stay that long place pretty empty & those coming in older crowd

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Thank Bay G
Fairfax, Vermont
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, great ambience and waitstaff directly from Ireland. We have been here several times and are never disappointed! A must stop when visiting Boston!

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Thank FairfaxFoodies
east london
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136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Nice bar - but not huge. Barman was helpful and he put the football (soccer) on one of the tv's for me - without sound unfortunately but still good of him. They serve a Guinness blonde we don't get over here, that was nice too.

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Thank hammer_lad
Woodstock, IL
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is a gem in downtown Boston if you are looking for authentic Irish food. We were also treated to a man who played the guitar and sang Irish songs. The waiters are friendly and efficient.

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1 Thank BobKathy
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Stayed right across the street at the Marriott Custom House. Had lunch and diner and enjoyed both meals. Can get a little crowded and the night life can get noisy.

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Thank Jdhopson

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
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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Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.