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Emerald Rose
Emerald Rose

Emerald Rose Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theemeraldrose.com
  • Phone: (978) 667-0500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Irish
  • Executive Chef: James DeCota
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our main Dining Room overlooking the outdoor patio is available to be rented for private functions.
  • Private Party Contact: Gary Oleson (978) 667-0500
  • Entertainment: Weekly live entertainment in our Pub on Saturday nights offering a broad mix of musical styles including acoustic classic rock and Irish folk music. Check our website at www.theemeraldrose.com for our current schedule. Never a cover charge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grove Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Well lit and located directly behind the restaurant, just steps to the main entrance. Handicap parking available.
A word from Emerald Rose
Creative, delicious and affordable cuisine served in a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere by friendly, attentive servers. What dining out should be! You"ll find it at The Emerald Rose. Choose from our white tablecloth dining room, a seat by the fireplace in the more casual Irish Pub or one of our two outdoor patios. Executive Chef James DeCota has created a menu with a great balance of traditional Irish favorites like Bangers and Mashed, exciting new dishes like Pan seared Atlantic Salmon with Lobster Risotto and Grilled Asparagus and
creative comfort food like Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Lobster.
Great Food, Great Value, Friendly Service and an extensive menu with something for everyone!
Come relax and enjoy!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "This is one of our go-to restaurants for very good food at reasonable prices. My dh had the caesar salad and prime rib, I opted for fried oysters as an app and the fish taco app as my meal. The fish tacos were my choice of fish (I chose 3 different-haddock, red snapper and salmon) , served on small white corn tortillas with sour cream and chopped red onion along side. The only thing that was missing was a fresh spicy (maybe fruit?) salsa to go along with them but other than that everything was great as usual! It was a busy Friday night and a couple of large groups made it a bit energetic in the dining room but we weren't here for a quiet romantic dinner."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "The reservation, the ordering, the food, the service were all excellent. Looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 9/4/2014
  • "Huge bar where we like to dine on burgers, Irish stew, and other pub foods. The big reason we go is it's a friendly low key sort of place that has Murphy's beer on tap. We've never eaten in the restaurant part of the Emerald. We've always had good, friendly service from the bartenders. It's hard to find later night food in Metrowest, but the Emerald has it. They also have live music on some nights, we've been there for that, when it's more lively and crowded."
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "Great service. Excellent prime rib. Would love to try other entrees."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I've now been to Emerald Rose three 'eats' and have been quite pleased. We are new to area and this will now be our go to restaurant."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I've been to the Emerald Rose four times in the past 8 months and each time it has meet my expectations. The service has been wonderful and I love the décor."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "They had about 60 kids and adults eating from a softball team that night and was very noisy to say the least."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I have dined at the Emerald Rose before and have been happy with the food - my husbands steak tips were tough, the nosie level was awful due to large party - perhaps large parties should not be encouraged as we could not carry on conversation with our own party"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This is a great place for friends to gather and have some food and drink. Always a pleasant atmosphere and wait staff too."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised by the food list, service and taste! I am looking forward to going back with friends."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was our first time @ this restaurant & we were pleasantly surprised. The prices were reasonable & the food was good. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was great and the beer list long. We had a party of 12 or so and only one server. The service was HORRIBLY slow, but I think it was just due to our party size. Groups of 2 to 4 were in and out much faster than we were. I would absolutely go back, and I believe if we mentioned the service it would be much different next time. It seemed like the type of place that would care about these things."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have dined at the Emerald Rose many times over the years and have never had a bad experience. If we come with a big group of 10 or more or a small table for 2 the experience has always been very consistent. Don't be afraid to try it!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food is alwsys goss and inexpensive. try the Lobster roll, or the broiled salmon."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Dining at Emerald Rose is like visiting a good friend who pulls out all the stops to welcome you -- real cloth tablecloth, weighty flatware, homemade soda bread (a must have item with its accompanying sweet butter), plenty of space between tables...and everything is CLEAN! The food has a homestyle taste (for all the right reasons); you won't be getting a completely different set of spices in each component of your plate as everything is prepared to mesh with, and compliment, each other rather than try to blow your mind and tastebuds. Great for families or just a single or couple looking for a great meal. Attentive and friendly service, solid menu, nice surroundings, and no trip to the city! What more could you want? "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Our lunch was taste, we ha da great time at emerald rose. We'll be back."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I've been to Emerald Rose many times and was looking forward to a Mother's Day dinner with my family there. Unfortunately, the service was terrible and it wasn't because of Mother's Day. We waited 30 minutes, despite arriving on time for our reservation. Our server was very inattentive. It took a long time to get drinks. We asked for bread and she never brought it. Our drinks were empty for a long time and we finally had to flag her down just to get refills on water. When the check came, it belonged to another table. The food was good, but the service was poor. Maybe she was new? If so, she had no business waiting tables unsupervised. I have liked Emerald Rose in the past, but it will be a long, long time before I go back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My family goes to the Emerald Rose for special occasions and regularly for lunch. It doesn't matter what you order - it always is good. We know the wait staff at this point who are friendly and seem to enjoy their guests."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My family took my mom to Emerald Rose for Mother's day which has become a tradition - her, and our favorite place. This is a wonderful pub, and lovely restaurant. Everything from the staff to the food is always topnotch. I often have lunch here, dates - you name it. It's just a great place!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "After a couple of people enjoyed dinner at the Emerald Rose, I decided to take my family there for Mother's Day. The place is kid friendly and staff seemed to enjoy having little ones in. The food was really very good. My table started off with Irish Bread with the house butter sweetened with a hint of Maple. We had the Baked Haddock, Baked Lobster Pie, and two Pan seared Atlantic Salmon with Lobster Risotto. The latter dish was the star offering for sure. We were all very pleased with our dishes. They have an good number of taps. I ordered a "Black and Tan" (Guinness and Bass). I intend to try their late night menu with a few drinks soon. I would highly recommend the Emerald Rose."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food and service. Will return and recommend."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have been going to the Emerald Rose for years and have never been disappointed. The food and service is always consistently good. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Wonderful drinks and best fish and chips I've ever had!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great beer menu. Varied menu selection of salad, appetizer, and food at very reasonable prices. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The Emerald Rose is an excellent place to go with one or more friends. The food is delicious. The desserts are outstanding and made at the restaurant. If you want to extend your evening, they will find you a seat in the bar. The bar has a live band on Saturday night. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed our Easter Sunday meal at the Emerald Rose. We arrived for our reservation and were seated immediately. Our server was friendly and very attentive. One member of our party had a lamb entree and another had salmon; both were delicious. However, one of our party ordered ham, which he said lacked flavor. Although we sat in the bar, the tables were covered in white tablecloths, so the room looked very attractive. Overall, our dining experience was very pleasant. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "First time here. great service and the food was really fresh and well presented. I will definitely go back again. Hidden gem!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Our party of four made our dinner reservation for 7 pm. While waiting in the lobby to be seated, we watched several large, noisy groups enter the dining room. When we were finally seated at 7:35, the noise level in the dining room was quite high. The manager graciously brought a generous assortment of free appetizers and apologized for our wait. Our waitress was also attentive, and the food was very good. This restaurant is not the place for a quiet, intimate dinner, however. The dining room was so loud, that we seriously considered moving to the bar area, which was much quieter!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "While my haddock was delicious as usual, the service was lacking. My salad was late to come out and before I was done, my meal arrived. I HATE when that happens. I had to ask for bread and was informed that was the new policy. Ok, but let me know that. I have been here several times and did not have to ask before. My other issue is with the wine glasses. Please get real red wine glasses. The glasses currently being used are way tooo small."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Swordfish special was excellent, Turkey Tips and Hamburger met guests expectations, Overall party of 5 all enjoyed their meals. (no crayons for kids, otherwise kid friendly environment)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My family and I went to the Emerald Rose in Billerica on 03-16-14 to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. We've dined at the Emerald Rose before so we know the quality of the food and drink. Being an Irish restaurant, it was perfect for St. Patrick's day festivities, even a day early. Our party of 5 enjoyed the Bacon Cheddar soup, which was thick, creamy and delicious! Corned Beef sandwiches, the traditional boiled Corned Beef dinner and a chicken dish were and enjoyed! Desserts ordered were, Irish Bread Pudding, which was amazing and a Brownie Sundae. We could hear the band in the bar section but it wasn't overpowering. Giving all the patrons green beads was a nice touch as well! A great time was had by all!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "we had a great time, food and service was great.. I would recommend to friends and family... We tried this restaurant years ago and it was just O.K. but they have it together now.."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great menu tasty options With reservation still had to wait 15 min Waitress could have been more attentive but overall great dinner It was busy which is probably why waitress had trouble being attentive"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I tried this place for the first time on a Saturday night. We wish we would have had a better experience. The food was quite good. The service was not. We were put in a tiny booth right behind the hostess stand. The table was annoying because there was constant foot traffic with tables being seated and our conversation was always distracted. Our waitress could hardly be bothered by us at the beginning of the meal. It took from the time we ordered 15 minutes to get our drinks and 40 minutes to get our appetizer. Tables that sat down after us were getting much more quick and attentive service. If we go back here we would get a seat at the bar and dine there. The bartenders seemed friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I was very happy with our server and the food was great and very reasonably priced."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The friend who treated me to dinner was very impressed with her entrée--the prime rib. And she knows food! We had to take our dessert to go but enjoyed it tremendously later that evening--the Irish cream cheesecake. So good job. Thanks very much."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This Is a great place no matter what the occasion! We were here with two other couples for Valentine's day and it was a great experience. The food was excellent and the service was great! Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made a reservation, was seated on time, service was outstanding, food was very good, hot and served timely even though it was very busy. Manager came and checked on how the meal and service was and the waitress gave my wife a rose at the end of the meal. Overall a great dining night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Menu has quite a variety of dishes to choose from. We are always very warmly greeted by the host or hostess upon arrival. Good location and comfortable surroundings make it my go to place."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The menu had a great selection and the food portions were a good size. This place isn't a for romantic quiet night because the restaurant is open and it doesn't offer private seating. Great place to take family members."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
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