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Black Rose

#180 of 2,721 Restaurants in Boston
#198 of 2,935 Places to Eat in Boston
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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, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Impressive So Far!

My wife and I had breakfast here on a Sunday morning. Traditional Irish Breakfast was very good, eggs were perfectly over-easy and the sausages were outstanding.She had some coffee and I had a pint. Our waitress was Liliana and her service was incredible. This place is very good for a nice Irish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Matt T
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Winter Springs, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Winter Springs, Florida
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had breakfast here on a Sunday morning. Traditional Irish Breakfast was very good, eggs were perfectly over-easy and the sausages were outstanding.She had some coffee and I had a pint. Our waitress was Liliana and her service was incredible. This place is very good for a nice Irish Pub atmosphere and a home-town feel. We are... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Good music....good atmosphere. ..lots of sing along jigs. A very fun bar for groups or couples if you like Irish music and to raise a drink. By midnight expect college kids at bar

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Alfred,m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a nice lunch here and found some great gluten free options provided on the menu, the staff was very well versed in the options that were gluten free or could be ordered gluten free. We enjoyed the steak tips and potatoes, there were several options to choose from which was nice. The Black Rose has a great atmosphere... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

we weren't sure what we wanted for lunch and happened to be walking by this place so we stopped in for a quick bite to eat. The wait staff was decent. The corned beef sandwich was pretty good. Nothing fancy. typical irish pub type atmosphere.

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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is basically just one of many restaurants in downtown Boston, nothing special, nothing outstanding. The salads might be the best option because they are sizable. The burgers are small, the fries just plain old ordinary. The sandwich one of us had was dry, the meat cut way too thick for that type of sandwich. My fish and chips were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A great place to relax with friends or just grab a Pint or two. Breakfast was surprisingly good. Lunch is also great. Never had dinner but I can say I have not been disappointed with the atmosphere or clientele or the waiters/waitresses A must stop whenever I am in town. Plan to be there again next month. MMM

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East Greenbush, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were in Ireland a little over 1year ago. I didn't realize how much indian influence there was there. This place reminded me of some of the places we ate at in Ireland(minus the bones in the fish) 😃. The waitress we had was from Ireland and that made the lunch feel more authentic. We will be returning to Boston... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Everyone that visits Boston should go and have a pint at the Black Rose. Its been eleven years since I was last there - good to see that the same crappy attitude of some of the wait staff is still going strong! Nevertheless - its a bar, has live music and like Graceland in Memhis, ya gotta do it at... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great food and locale topped by wonderful service. Breakfasts are offered weekends----try the Full Irish for a filling meal. Read the walls and the menu for the history of the place.

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Mechanicsburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very close to the Marriott Custom House, and a great place to drop into on a cold or rainy day. The food was good, better than typical pub food and our service that day was very good as well.

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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
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?