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Black Rose

#51 of 2,366 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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Travelling Europe
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117 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good selection of 'classic' pub dishes (burgers, sandwiches, pies) with both local and international beers to wash them down with. Portions are generous and quality good. Looks like there's music on most evenings.

Thank Living_our_Dream
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped into the Black Rose for drink and to watch football on the TV. Very welcoming bar staff, happy to find football match of choice on tv. I didn't try food. I would return.

Thank nickss1
Missoula, Montana
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a fun stop. Lots of seating up and downstairs. Good food and drinks! Had to go back day two and buy a couple tshirts!

Thank Angel B
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The strong Irish influence in the area prompted us to stop to check it out. Had to try the New England Clam Chowder--very good except for the onion peel I found. I had to get a piece of Boston Cream Pie--oh my! Different appearance--not a slice of pie--go figure! Worth $8 to experience the vanilla sponge cake, chocolate ganache, topped... More 

Thank 262DianeV2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked everything here except the Irish meats. I think it was very good quality if you like Irish sausage and the other breakfast meats that came with the Irish Breakfast. Eggs and toast and eveything else was excellant. It opens at 9 not many breakfast places in this area. We liked the irish decor.

Thank Linda S
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub makes you feel like you are in Ireland, it has great atmosphere. The food is pub food and local and out of state musicians supply the music entertainment. They have specials on lobster dinners during the summer and a very good selection of beers.

Thank deantachbruce
Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat at the bar with lots of choices for adult beverages. Sampled a few and service was not only good but entertaining. Did not eat at Black Rose but saw several plates served that looked scrumptious. Will try the food on next trip.

Thank Pilldoc1
Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was packed (college football game on) however I was seated very quickly and served even quicker. I had the clam chowder which was really tasty. Wait staff were attentive and the value was good.

Thank shellbell2509
Boston, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're Irish Catholic, this is a must. For others, its great fun to go in and watch them having a great time.

Thank Rchard PB B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guiness is always good but the fish and chips were disappointing. If not for the little condiment container - typical tartar-based flavoring for fish - it would have tasted exactly like cardboard. There was absolutely no flavor to either the fish or the batter.

Thank Paul R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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.
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