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“Good Pub Choice for McKinely Square Area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black Rose

Black Rose
160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502 (Downtown)
617-742-2286
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Ranked #158 of 2,672 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews 125 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good Pub Choice for McKinely Square Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Had late night dinner at the Black Rose this past week while visiting Boston on business. I was pleasantly surprised by the warm and inviting atmosphere - simple but friendly. Excellent, attentive service. I had the "traditional" Guiness Beef Stew and it was excellent. Very fair pricing, and an overall positive experience.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Warwick, Maryland, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Ireland in Boston Restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is one not to miss. The food is great and the service is top notch. This place is always full and rightly so. My husband still wears the tshirt.

Visited September 2012
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Dublin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“A little bit of Ireland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Usually avoid Irish pubs when travelling, but in Boston all the bars seem to be Irish pubs! This place has a great atmosphere and we were immediately made feel at home by bar staff, Deirdre in particular, full of chat and banter.
Good food here too, scallops were delicious, and the lobster roll was good too.

Visited February 2013
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“What more could a tourist ask for in Boston?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Typical old style Irish American Pub with food.
Great and busy atmosphere.
Honest food, good value and great service.

Glad it was recommended by the concierge at the hotel and glad we took his advice!

Will go again if in Boston, let's hope it doesn't change!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Deerfield, Illinois, United States
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“First Night in Boston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We are staying at the The Custom across the street and just got in town. We ran here for dinner. Absolutely perfect choice because it's a fun atmosphere, great service and delicious food. Everyone loved what they ordered. Have fun!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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