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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

115 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116-5609 (Downtown)
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Ranked #218 of 2,784 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Transit: Take the Green Line to Boylston station. Walk south one block to Stuart street and turn left. We are on the right hand side.
Description: Rock Bottom offers an exciting dining experience in the heart of Boston"s Theater District embracing classic and contemporary cuisine by Chef Jeb Boyle with a thoughtful, unpretentious delivery. Rock Bottom welcomes dining guests into a comfortable, spirited atmosphere with some of Boston's best servers and bartenders, who engage guests with a wide selection of the best in local beers, shaken signature martinis, and individual wine service.
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73% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It was a Saturday night in the theater district. We had to wait about 10 minutes for a table for 4. Our waitress was very friendly and answered all our questions. We got our drinks right away and then our food started to arrive. We got the very tasty chips and guacamole to start. When our meals arrived one of... More

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Boston, USA
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Took the family to Rock Bottom before a show at the Wang. Glad we had reservations - the wait was an hour on a Friday night. Seated right away, great service throughout. Enjoyed a wide variety of beers and cider among the four of us, although I wish they had more big ales. We ordered 2 racks of ribs, salads... More

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Bangor, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We decided to stop in for a quick meal before heading to the play Shear Madness (highly recommend). Due to the crowd we opted to have dinner at the bar. The staff was attentive, drinks were great and the food was delicious. This is more of an American fare and beer type restaurant but I was craving Mexican so opted... More

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Hat Yai, Thailand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I have become a regular at Rock Bottom because it is simply good! Good beer (my preference is the curiously named Left Hand Milk Stout!), good food, and good (very good Chris and Patrick) staff. Overall a good experience in the Theatre District.

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white mountains
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This place was recommended by the hotel we stayed at so we took a chance. The waitress we had was great. Drink was good but food not so good. Ordered mac & cheese special yah special spicy. Who has spicy mac & cheese. Guess it wasn't suppose to be so I ordered the steak special. I think I got the... More

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Miranda D, Guest Relations Manager at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, responded to this review

I am truly sorry that you did not receive the quality experience you should have on your recent visit to our restaurant. I will be sure to share this information with our management team so that they are aware of your experience and can address theissues you mentioned. If you would like to discuss your experience further with our Regional... More

Lamoine, Maine
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Excellent Bourbonzola Strip Steak. Very loud, but worth it for the food.The beer selection was good, though I didn't try any. The desserts also looked very good, but I was too full from the awesome steak.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Came in last night for dinner. Food was really good and their own brew beer was good too. Would deffo come back again if we are ever in Boston again

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Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This place does feel too much like a chain as the food and service is pretty good. The food is good, but will not knock your socks off; the beers are alright too.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Wonderful Boston bar/grill ambience, Great service and I loved the burger. Can't fault this place for a solo or family meal, and a fun evening. Plenty of happy customers around me vouch for that too.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The Rock Bottom is a fun place that I repeatedly visit when I am in Boston with my family. My husband and I like their ipa, and I hear their orher beers are good too. We were there last night watching the Patriots in the play-offs with our son and it was a loud, happy, appropriate crowd. My son ordered... More

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