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Sam LaGrassa's

#1 of 2,366 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in One Day in BeanTown
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44 Province St, Boston, MA 02108-5120
(617) 357-6862
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting Boston for the first time, I read about Sam LaGrassa's on Trip Advisor. This place is small and very crowded (only open for lunch hours) but the staff has their act together and quickly and efficiently get your order prepared. I got the Pastrami Diablo. One of the few places I've ever eaten where the food actually looks like... More 

Thank Steve-in-Tenn
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After hearing many raves about this eatery, I tried it today and might set up camp outside. The pastrami is incredible: lean, perfectly seasoned with just a touch of sweetness. The roll was warm and fresh and the sauerkraut is homemade with just the right amount of tang. The plate of French fries was steaming, light and generous. While the... More 

Thank Jillian L
Emerson, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had to try LaGrassa since I am staying a block away and LOVE a great pastrami sandwich! Coming from the New York area I have a fixed taste for pastrami and it was not what I expected. It has a sweet flavor .. it must be that Boston thing 🤒 I went at 11:20 AM and had to wait... More 

Thank Alphonse D
Los Angeles, California, United States
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I got the Rumanian Pastrami sandwich. Very good, large portion size. A little bit pricey at 12$ but completely out of line for what you get. Pickle was excellent. It was a packed house at lunch and people seem to really like that place. They had daily specials that looked good but I wanted to get something from their regular... More 

Thank ezyano
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really popular lunch spot. Was here on business and stopped in with a group of 5 for lunch. We had to quickly snatch up a table and were all pretty cramped, but the food was good and portions were huge. Service was quick as well. Ordered a sandwich and half salad thinking that would be a good side order; turned... More 

Thank lillianseidel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here at 11.30 on a Tuesday. Ten minutes later it was very busy, so expect a line. The staff is very friendly and the food is great. I will definately visit this place again in the future.

Thank Vikingchef79
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has by far some of the best sandwiches in Boston. They are always packed and you have to wait a while to place and get your order, but it is worth it. You may have to wait a while to get a seat, so I would not recommend if you are looking to have a quiet conversation or... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1,570 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like pastrami, try the Chipolte Pastrami sandwich here... amazing. On this visit I ordered this gem again, which is my typical go to sandwich here... made exactly like the first one I had years ago... perfection.

Keller, Texas
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to LaGrassa's for lunch while walking the Freedom Trail. I love good pastrami. This was not good pastrami but great pastrami. My husband is not even a huge pastrami fan but he had the chipotle pastrami two days in a row. Service was great and they had brewed tea, a big plus for someone from Texas. Loved it!... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We specifically took a 2 hour train journey costing $40 each to Boston to have lunch here - not to mention the flight from the UK too!!!! We ate here two years ago and just had to visit again as it was so fantastic. The sandwich was at least 3.5 inches deep and served with sweet picked cucumber and exactly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast Food, Soups, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Province St, Boston, MA 02108-5120
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (617) 357-6862

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Staying in Downtown

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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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