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160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502 (Downtown)
617-742-2286
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Ranked #167 of 2,851 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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Naples, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Since beer is not really my thing, pubs are not always my thing. This one was different and authentic. Placemats have history lessons and there is live music at night. We had a pastrami sandwich, which was served cold, and I put the cole slaw on it. It was great tasting meat. If someone was looking for a fun, Irish... More 

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Utica, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Year after year, when visiting Boston, we make a point to visit the Black Rose. Every visit is consistently enjoyable. The lobster roll never disappoints! Laid back atmosphere, efficient staff, great for lunch! Check it out!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I came at this place with my friends, we all got the clam chowder and it was very good. I suggest to have it in the bread bowl in order to have a good full lunch!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Not on the top of my list of Irish Pubs. Food was just ok. Average. Pricey because it is right by the market.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Cool Irish bar, live music starts at 10... food ends at 10. Great beers not so great mixed drinks or wine. Nice atmosphere and Location

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Miami Beach, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Beer or clam chowder, Black Rose is the place to stop. The bar is surrounded on two sides by windows facing into Boston's lower financial district and is located adjacent to the famous Faneuil Hall marketplace. Skip the chain restaurants and hit the Rose. Famous for Bono and U2 visiting when in town. It's an Irish Pub with real heart.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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

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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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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