Emerald Rose
Emerald Rose

Emerald Rose

  • 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 9786670500x
  • 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
Emerald Rose reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)good for groups (14)vibrant bar scene (10)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (6)special occasion (5)fit for foodies (4)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • pjd020749
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Shepherd's pie was not that good, but my 3 companions thoroughly enjoyed their meals.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Meal
    rabanker
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We went to Emerald Rose and had a wonderful meal. My husband and I had the baked haddock which was delicious; another person had the 'Friday night special' prime rib and the other had the eggplant ravioli, which was another special. We all loved our meals, they were delicious and prepared perfectly. Service was very good and during the meal, the hostess stopped by and chatted to make sure everything was going well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    foodie11
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We were seated promptly. Server was polite, food was great, we weren't rushed. prices are average
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local favorite
    OutoftownerVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great bar and very nice dining area with great spirits, beers, and wines. Daily specials with a great mix of American-Irish favorite foods!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    Algae
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Whether it's scallops, salmon or just a Rubeun sandwich the quality is very good. Nice bar with frequent entertainment and beer selection. Crowd can be a bit senior depending on when you go (lunch, Sunday).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Group Dining
    NanaJill
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We had a group of about 10 and this venue worked out perfectly. The food was good, we weren't rushed, and the service was just right. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pub food and beer selection
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Enjoyable dinner and music afterwards with great beer selction.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second visit & Just OK
    RinnyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Tried some appetizers & they were average. The chicken tenders were too coated & crunchy. The nachos were soggy & not enough cheese. However, will give this place another try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food at reasonable prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great luncheon
    Neeny3
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The reservation, the ordering, the food, the service were all excellent. Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Emerald Bar is Fun
    IrishPubLover
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DonnaVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great service. Excellent prime rib. Would love to try other entrees.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • coco22
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Pleases
    JohnH
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    They had about 60 kids and adults eating from a softball team that night and was very noisy to say the least.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 148 reviews are from the Emerald Rose reviews archive.
  • Great lunch and gathering place
    WallyVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This is a great place for friends to gather and have some food and drink. Always a pleasant atmosphere and wait staff too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    lovegreyhounds
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by the food list, service and taste! I am looking forward to going back with friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    RinnyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was our first time @ this restaurant & we were pleasantly surprised. The prices were reasonable & the food was good. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group dinner
    Martlet
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tom3
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emerald Rose good name for this gem
    BurlingtonVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food is alwsys goss and inexpensive. try the Lobster roll, or the broiled salmon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable Neighborhood Gem
    Sakiab
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch
    Marcus
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Our lunch was taste, we ha da great time at emerald rose. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have had better service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    Kelly
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emerald Rose simply the best
    Veronica
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected
    MissedCalling
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great food and service. Will return and recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    Danny
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    kjohnsonVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Wonderful drinks and best fish and chips I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LarryVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great beer menu. Varied menu selection of salad, appetizer, and food at very reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Go with Friends
    eat4pleasure
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good experience
    foodieyes
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better Late Than Never
    canuck
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service so so
    greattaste
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • reasonable value for a good meal
    openfun
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • St. Patricks Day Celebration!
    AnnieDiva22
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we had a great time, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    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..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate