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Black Rose

#51 of 2,438 Restaurants in Boston}
€€ - €€€American, Irish,
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

My husband and I had to be in downtown Boston this week on the COLDEST and WINDIEST day of the year. We were frozen and stumbled into the warmth and friendliness of The Black Rose. An Irish Whiskey and some food? We were all set...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu is limited but food is good. Reasonable beer menu. Good service. Prices are reasonable. Would definitely recommend if you are in Faneuil Market area.

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always great . Great food great staff great music. We always stop in and will continue to.. Our friends liked it very much also.

Thank mollymalone201717
Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Boston its almost a given that you will end up in an Irish bar and this one take some beating. Close to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market this lively bar is well located and as a result quite busy. That said we were...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Irish bar in the centre of Boston. Good Guinness, and the Irish stew was fantastic. What really makes the place is the hilarious, feisty, Christine behind the bar.

Thank wrightywrighty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great bar with good crowds and lively traditional music. Unfortunately some of the door and bar staff were quite ignorant. They didn't seem happy in their jobs and made this quite obvious to customers. Maybe it was an off night. It wouldn't...More

Thank EastMayoAngler
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This pub was right across the street from where we stayed at the Marriott Custom House, so we dined here twice while in Boston. Neat old pub with live music. Tasty menu and lots of good beer choices. They offer a small lobster dinner for...More

Thank Linda2003
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We went there twice for dinner and had four great meals. THe wwas music one evening and it was very good. I liked it so much I bought a tee shirt.

Thank CaptainLar64
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We stopped in for dinner and there was live music, which was very entertaining, but it made it difficult for the waiter to hear our order. Unfortunately our requests weren’t heard properly so a few of the orders were incorrect. Not sure if he wasn’t...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch on a Saturday and had the bangers and mash. Great music and excellent service. They have live music and seating upstairs and on the main floor.

Thank Diane P
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one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
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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 |
17 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
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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