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Black Rose

#169 of 2,672 Restaurants in Boston
#180 of 2,885 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown
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160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502
617-742-2286
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9:00 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, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 163
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  • 153
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 12
    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
Great Location - Good Food

Had a late lunch (early dinner) - this was a place we saw as we walked to our hotel after flying in to Boston. Looked like fun - we went, had the hamburger, daughter had the chicken sandwich - it was all good. If you are in Boston you need to go. We went by one night and there was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Nancy J
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Newnan, Georgia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Black Rose many times over the years and normally I love this place however I was in the other night with some friends and we had the rudest bartender (Catherine) I have ever encountered in my life! If you walk in and see a blonde lady behind the bar turn around and head somewhere else.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

To end our stay in Boston thought we would visit a typical Irish bar to listen to music and have some food...the food was average, service was good...music and entertainment started well, but then became not as Irish as I thought it would be. Not so good

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

So disappointed in The Black Rose! We went in to have a few drinks after dinner on a Saturday night 5/23/15. My daughter joined us (so 3 ppl). My daughter and I sitting on stools at the bar my husband standing with us. It was 9:30 when an employee came up to us and told us we had to give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are visiting Boston for the first time, and thought we should try an Irish Pub. Had the Bangers and Mash with a pint of Guinness and my wife had the Ruben. Food was very good and a live Irish singer entertained us. Highly recommend it!

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Newnan, Georgia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had a late lunch (early dinner) - this was a place we saw as we walked to our hotel after flying in to Boston. Looked like fun - we went, had the hamburger, daughter had the chicken sandwich - it was all good. If you are in Boston you need to go. We went by one night and there was... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I spent 2 weeks in Ireland a few years ago and the Black Rose was the closest place I've found so far in the U.S. to the real thing. The food was great and there was live music. The service was fast. It was also a great location, just a block over from Quincy Market.

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Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Stopped into this Irish Bar for appetizers and had one of the best fried calamari every. They fry it perfectly with rings of banana pepper fried in the same batter. The combination is incredible. You are not sure if the next bite will be a calamari or a banana pepper, but both are delicious and together a great combo. The... More 

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Prineville, Oregon
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Multiple Irish folks recommended The Black Rose while planning our trip to Boston and it didn't disappoint! The atmosphere is wonderfully authentic Irish: the historic architecture, beautiful dark wood, flags/decor, music stage; the food and drinks were very good, and the wait staff friendly. Definitely a place I would recommend and visit again!

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Waxahachie, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife and I spent four or five days in Boston in May. Visited The Black Rose three times...awesome each time. Seafood platter was incredible...super fresh, seasoned nicely. I would recommend this corner pub to anyone.

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Watsonville
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great Irish entertainment, food good, building historically old and amazing. Loud, loud, loud...don't expect to have too much conversation which could be good or bad. Seafood platter, wow...shepards pie good!

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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: Large groups, Bar scene
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?