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Black Rose

160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502 (Downtown)
617-742-2286
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Ranked #184 of 2,816 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
Niceville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The shepherd's pie and Reuben are pretty tasty also. Many good beers on tap. I didn't get a strong sense of a true Irish pub, but it is simply a good place to get away from the shopping crowd at Quincy Market.

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New Paltz, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We decided to stop in here for lunch, rather than battle through Quincy Market while starving and with 3 little kids. This proved to be a good decision. They were accommodating, service was timely, and there was an unobtrusive musician performing. The food was tasty, and the draft beers were fresh. A good meal, not super expensive, but not super... More

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Tonawanda, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

While the food was pretty good, we visited this restaurant just as a down pour hit. After being seated, I started to feel water on my arm. I looked up and saw water was dripping all along the exposed ductwork onto our table. We got up to move and the waitress seemed perturbed that we couldn't handle a little indoor... More

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Dover
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stopped here for a quick dinner before heading to Fenway. Our waitress was friendly and we were seated promptly. We ordered the turkey club and corned beef sandwiches. The homemade chips were outstanding! The sandwiches were good and tasted fresh, but nothing special. The prices were very reasonable. We enjoyed the atmosphere and musician.

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Newnan, Ga
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

One of my fav's in Boston, I have been bringing guests there for decades. Everything about was Ireland. That is until this past Saturday, August 16th. I brought three out of town guests and was embarrassed. On a Saturday at 3 PM, The BR was half filled. We waited 10 minutes to be seated because no one was manning the... More

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Howell, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

While in Boston my wife, daughter, and I ate at the Black Rose. The atmosphere was great. Authentic Irish music playing in the background, but not excessive. Seemed to be a very old building with a lot of character. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was very good. My wife and daughter said it was the best... More

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Moline, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

we recently ate here when we stopped on our vacation.its in a really neat historic area of Boston.nice variety of food on the menu.They had a summertime special of A 12.00 lobster.It was so good I had to order a second one. The atmosphere was good, they had live music.My wife had the chicken nacho platter and liked it as... More

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Sydney
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Noticed this place during the day and it looked like fun, so we came back for dinner. We both had the fish & chips for I think $15, a great meal which we both enjoyed. The wine was very good quality and the Irish music from the live band excellent. I definitely recommend this hotel.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We came upon the bar while walking around the Long Wharf are and Quincy Market. They were running a summer special of 12.95 for a 1 lb lobster. The lobster was steamed and good (we prefer broiled), but definitely worth the price. I had the Smithwick's steamed mussel and they were very good. A good Irish pub with live music.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Black Rose is a must see whenever we head into town. I've brought my children here for lunch and we have never been dissappointed. The food is very good. The staff are very freindly. The decor is top notch and it's always a fun time. At night, this place comes alive each and every night. I've been coming here... More

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