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Black Rose

160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502 (Downtown)
617-742-2286
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Ranked #173 of 2,814 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Tyler, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A local recommended this place as a great Irish Pub. I wish I lived closer, I would visit all the time. I had the clam chowder in a bread bowl, was quite tasty. The atmosphere is so authentic, even the hostess was Irish.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a traditional Irish bar, with great food and good drinks. Music fit the theme perfectly and the waitress was actually irish with the accent and all.The Godfather

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

nice place, great lobster, good beer, convient location skip the Irish nacho's Only complaint and it's not really a complaint but a suggestion. How can you be a Irish Pub and not serve a FULL IRISH BREAKFAST 7 days a week???? So we had Lobster instead. As I said not really a complaint.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Black Rose honors the Irish heritage of Boston. From Bangers and Mash to Irish music to Irish décor, it feels like Ireland. I elected to have the Lobster Roll and it was delicious even though it wasn't Irish : )

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Visited with family for an early dinner I had the grilled chicken ceasar salad BIG portion of chicken and very flavorful. Husband had wedge salad which is really a quarter of a head if iceberg lettuce which he had trouble finishing as it is a huge portion. Daughter had nachos which she enjoyed. Prices were reasonable service was fast and... More

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Amelia Court House, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

After spending several days in and around the harbor area we decided to atop in and take advantage of the Summer Lobster dinner that was advertised on the signage of this pub. Atmosphere was good and it was very busy. After we were seated and got our drink order, we were told "we are out of lobster"...We paid for our... More

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Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

great place for drinks and meeting nice people.. great food too. just walking distance from our hotel convenient.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I had lobster dinners at the Black Rose and at $12 each, the price can't be beat. This is a nice Irish pub, unpretentious, comfortable atmosphere. We'll probably come back in the fall to sample some of the more traditional Irish meals on the menu. But for a summertime meal, this lobster deal can't be beat.

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Farmington, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We came upon the Black Rose when looking for lunch and a place to watch the game. It was very comfortable inside and the food was good. The only complaint was that the drinks were super slow.

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Orlando, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

After walking the city all day we were over making decisions. We had visited the Black Rose on previous visits so we stopped in. Service was terrible. We were seated immediately - no waitress to be found (well they were propping up a wall just not helping tables) After 10 minutes a waitress appeared to take a drink order, returned... More

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