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160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502 (Downtown)
617-742-2286
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Ranked #151 of 2,833 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Irish
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Stood in line outside for about 15 minutes. Crowed and noisy the band plays anything but background music. Still, however, their sea food is great. You just have to find a way to enjoy your meal without being able to talk to each other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Boston fir our 10 yr anniversary. We were told by friends here in Florida to stop by the Black Rose. We tried to get in on a Saturday night but the place was packed and there was a line around the block to get in. They were having some kind of santacon pub crawl. We... More 

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have been coming to this establishment for years, in the days when it was questionably a hangout or den for the IRA, until now when it seems way more at peace. Whether past politics was merely lore or not, the feeling of conviviality is shorn up by Irish cultural mores and a lot of Guinness. I love it even... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Black Rose was across the street from our hotel and we went there twice. There is not much difference between this and any mid priced food joint, Longhorns and the like. The food choice was minimal, service was ordinary food was not exceptional,

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Boston, Massachusetts
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124 reviews 124 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went there last night for dinner before Christmas Shopping. Came in out of the cold to a warm, convivial atmosphere--lively bar scene on a Tuesday says it all. The food was excellent: beet salad, sandwich with fries. Nothing super fancy but very delicious and with serving sizes that you'd expect from an Irish pub. Nobody left hungry.

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Katy, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This bar must be well liked in Boston as it was packed. The beer was good and the food was average. We had a good time but I was looking for a bit more ambiance.

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Sydney
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A busy pub in a great location but very average food the night we were here.It may have been the cold outside ,or the fact the place was packed but we had to send our appetizer back as it was cold by the time it reached our table.As for the lobster roll,nothing but bits and pieces of the less choice... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Went on a saturday night and got seats at the upstairs bar. Bartenders are very good and the live music was awesome.

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

we stopped here for lunch after been out in the harbour on a cold and foggy day We had the lunchtime special chowder and 1/2 lobster sandwich $12! The chowder was full of clams and the sandwich was packed with fresh lobster meat. All washed down with a fine pint of the black stuff

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Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We ordered Sheperds Pie, Guiness Beef Stew and New England Clam chowder. Everything was delicious. We also had an Irish coffee and the Bread Pudding which was also very good. We really enjoyed our visit here, great downtown location as well.

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Additional Information about Black Rose

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

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