This place is right around the corner from Fanueil Hall as well as the Old State House.
My boyfriend and I went here Thursday July 2, 2009, on a whim because I had bought a $25 restaurant (dot) com gift certificate for about $3 for here through a Upromise promotion, while searching for Boston restaurants that would appeal to us. So I got this certificate thinking it would be somewhat easy to meet the requirements to use it with 2 people (Stipulation on the certificate: Valid for dinner only with a minimum food purchase of $35. 18% gratuity added to pre-discounted check amount. **AND, use of this gift certificate for alcoholic beverages is at the sole discretion of the merchant).
It was a seat-yourself type of deal as there were a few tables around the edge of the place with a bar in the middle. There were a few other groups of people there sitting to have food too. The waitress was very attentive to our needs and our service was excellent, food was delivered in a timely manner and she was probably the most authentic Irish thing of everything in the place and had a beautiful accent... However... while sitting at our table, there must have been people smoking just outside the door and with every person that walked in it became pretty overwhelming for someone with no tolerance for smoke.
We both got the Turkey Tips Entrees, and we both were totally unimpressed. They were so tough, bland, and burnt I just could not get myself to finish eating them and neither could he. And I honestly felt like mine had a hint of fish to their taste. And the side of vegetables that came with it was loaded with way too much butter. The drinks were ok. I was bummed because Sam Adams Boston Lager wasn't on tap. What made it hard for us at first was that the prices had dropped on the meals we planned on getting to meet the gift certificate requirements, but the waitress made it easy as she DID allow us to use our drinks towards our total on the gift certificate! (Note to others: It never hurts to ask PRIOR to ordering if they'll accept these types of certificates towards drinks too if the certificate does not clearly state yes or no!)
Despite the bad food, we think that it was only made OK because of her accepting our gift certificate towards our drinks too... which was only made better when she did not add the 18% gratuity to the pre-discounted check amount. But as normal for us, we always tip good service more than 20% anyway. We felt very impartial after our dinner... and quite honestly, it's a bar and we probably would not come back for food (but we will, simply because I had bought 2 gift certificates to this place at the time, and I don't want to waste my second one).