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Black Rose

160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502
+1 617-742-2286
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups
$$ - $$$
160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were looking for a breakfast place near Quincy Market but didn't want a touristy chain like there are in Quincy Market. It is right next to the market and far exceeded our expectations. We've had breakfast in Ireland which is not good so we...More

Thank statsall1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Irish pub was highly recommended and across the street from our hotel, so we went for lunch. One of us had the sheperd’s pie, which he rated 6 out of 10, and I had steak and Guinness stew. There were two chunks of beef,...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No visit to Boston is complete without a visit to the iconic Black Rose, complete with Irish bartenders and live Irish bands. Enjoyed it so much, returned a second time on a 6 day trip!!! Great service and great fun!!

Thank 4Doc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly pub in the heart of Boston. Eat in or take out. Good for lunch or dinner and has a lively night-life.

Thank SoCalFrancie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent clam chowder. Lobster roll not worth the money. $26 for a lobster salad roll, and not a generous portion either. I would not recommend it.

Thank avlfoodie2017
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We went there for lunch during a semi busy friday afternoon. Service was somewhat indifferent and the food was utterly tasteless. So if you want to eat, avoid this place but if you just want beer served with a minimum of eye contact and smiles,...More

Thank JanaRAndersen
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming to the Black Rose for many years.When I come to see family,in and around Boston,we always meet here. It has a great authentic Irish pub feel, where you’re assured to get a great pint of Guinness,excellent whiskey,etc+some very good food.My favorite is...More

Thank jokergeorge1
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped in after a day of wandering. Guinness was perfect! Fish and chips were very good and large portion. Right by Quincy Market and T stop. Great location!!

Thank JoLyne P
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Happened to check this place out. The rest of the area bars were pretty quiet but this place was hopping! Wall to wall people listening to an Irish band. So fun! Good selection of drinks!

Thank drums324
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Two years ago we had the best meal possible in this place but two years on has seen the standard drop and the quality of the food has gone down. Even the portions are smaller. Beer just as good and the service friendly if a...More

Thank dacsue
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
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Margaret K
3 October 2017|
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Response from Handsome-Young-Lad | Reviewed this property |
18 October 2016|
Response from AcaSusie | Reviewed this property |
Yea up stairs...
Joan T
8 October 2016|
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Response from charnie1 | Reviewed this property |
To be sure , play it safe, make a reservation, (I was there with my wife and seating was not a problem but not many tables that can handle 8).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-2286
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