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“Lunch was not as good as dinner”

Jacob Wirth Restaurant
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Ranked #360 of 3,245 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: German, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Between Washington and Tremont
Description: We are a historic German Beer Hall offering Jacob Wirth's traditional hearty family recipes with all American favorites. We have trivia Monday nights from 5:30pm to 7pm and Piano Sing-A-Long's Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights 8pm-Close.
Melrose
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lunch was not as good as dinner”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Went for lunch today with two others. I always have liked this place when I've come for dinner, but lunch- not so much.

Service was not too good. Never got coffee refill until ready to leave & the waiter seemed either new or unskilled and unfamiliar with the menu.

My burger was ordered well-done and came out like a hockey puck. The fries were good and the others liked like their chowder and turkey burger.

The other thing - I got a bud light draft because it came with my lunch- it was awful - I can still taste a metallic taste.

  • Visited January 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Unexpected Pleasure”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We actually found this restaurant because my son had a high school "country report" on Germany due. Because it was over the Christmas/New Year's break, we took the entire family and had a great time. The kids had fun trying authentic German dishes as well as lots of menu options allowing them to fall back on American favorites. Our server, who's name unfortunately we can't remember, was outstanding.

  • Visited December 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Interesting pub”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Ate here a couple of times while in Boston. They ended up having my favorite Clam Chowder of all the restaurants we tried along with a great selection of beer. The other dishes we tried were good as well, not fantastic but it is a pub after all. The building itself is worth a visit, and the staff were very friendly if a little disorganized.

Visited December 2012
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Lexington, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
351 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Eclectic”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

For German food this is about as good as it gets in Boston. The Sauerbraten can't be beat. The atmosphers is not the best, but the location in Theatre District makes it an ideal place to go before or after some entertainment.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“One of the few German restaurants around.”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Jacob Wirths is one of those venerable places that never seems to change. It was a fun place to visit and drink a lot of beer. Beer und Wurst Ja Ja Ja!

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