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Black Rose

#44 of 2,352 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Salford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for a long cold drink, hiding from the blazing sun, food is reasonable. Great friendly atmosphere which is the norm for an Irish bar

Thank Shaun S
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

after a downtown shopping spree my daughter and a friend wanted Lunch one girl wanted stuffed potato skins and likes Irish pubs.. so we went to the Black Rose, always heard about it , never went in was always busy when I went by... was not busy for lunch around 3pm. server got our drinks promptly we had ordered our... More 

Thank boxietravel
Hillsdale, Michigan
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish was very bland. Fries mediocre. Would not order Lobster again. $18.00 for 2 pieces of fish, handful of fries and cup of cole slaw, water was free.

Thank Lilacinspring1919
Houston, Texas
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great lunch at The Black Rose before our whale-watching adventure in Boston. I had the yummy clam chowder and popcorn shrimp and my husband had the fish and chips. The staff was helpful and friendly and the drinks were great. Enjoyed talking with other patrons in the upstairs bar area. Nice that we were close enough to... More 

Thank Tammi A
Geismar, LA
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub fare, shepherd's pie and beef stew were delicious. Great service, good beer on tap. We loved the story of the Brits exiled to Australia. They were setting up for live music but we didn't stay. Probably would have been great fun. I would eat there again.

Thank Anita K
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391 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For starters, this place is incredibly located in the heart of old historical Boston. Great bar, great atmosphere and an amazing fried chicken sandwich, the best I ever had. Oh, yes...the beer is great!

Thank BrazilAca
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Marriott Custom House and this restaurant is right across the street. We ate 1 dinner, 1 lunch and 1 breakfast there. You want a taste of Ireland? Don't miss it. Food was good and wait staff even better.

Thank Sooner827
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on the way to the Aquarium. Had a blistering hangover and this pint saved my day. We also had a bunch of appetizers - the Reuben Spring Roll was excellent. Since I can hardly remember last night, might as well get started again.

Thank John T
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with work group. I had the clam chowder first, it was amazing. Then I had the 40th anniversary burger it had a whiskey glaze, guiness caramelized onions and topped with Bleu cheese and spring mix. Hands down best burger I've ever had. The onion rings were awesome too. They have shirts for sale and food and souvenirs were appropriately... More 

1 Thank tlwesten
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The mussels were amazing and received a generous portion. Also great wings and Reuben's! Large beer selection served cold.

1 Thank Andrea L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 617-742-2286

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.