Jacob Wirth
Jacob Wirth

Jacob Wirth

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jacobwirth.com/
  • Phone: 6173388586x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday & Monday: 11:30am – 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am – 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am – 12:00am, Saturday: 11:30am – 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: German, American
  • Executive Chef: Mandeep Bisworkarma
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Please contact for further information- mmfitzgerald_83@yahoo.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for further information!
  • Private Party Contact: Please call for further information! 6173388586x
  • Entertainment: 25 Years of Sing-A-Long Fun! Friday nights hoist a stein with Mel Stiller from 8pm-Midnight!
    Thursdays and most Saturday's Sing A Long with Patrick Durkin! 8pm-Close
    Trivia Monday's and Wednesday's 5:30-7pm Test your knowledge at Trivia with Morgan White Jr.
    ****Starting in September Tuesday Night's will be Singles Sing A Long and Mingle nights with Mel!****

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Washington and Tremont
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Jacob Wirth
We are the 2nd oldest restaurant in Boston and the longest consecutively running tradition in the city. The original round mahogany tables and bar have welcomed one and all both young and old for over 142 years. Share a meal and moment in history where the people who built Boston did. Where Larry Bird came after walking off the court his last night of being a Boston Celtic. Most recently where Hollywood has found inspiration featuring Jacob Wirth in "Knight and Day" and "The Company Man." Where Boston"s Big Dig was drawn on napkin... Hey when you're 130 years old see if you get everything right!
We strive for great service here but sometimes things do not always go as planned. Both good and bad we would like to hear your experience and feedback. These comments can be sent to mfitzgerald@jacobwirth.com Thank you in advance!
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Jacob Wirth reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (68)vibrant bar scene (35)neighborhood gem (34)great for lunch (25)special occasion (20)fit for foodies (19)hot spot (10)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Good place for beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We met here for drinks and apps before a show. Large beer list. Apps were good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YumE
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Went to Jacob Wirth on a Saturday night, anticipating a fun environment and mediocre food. That's exactly what we encountered. Crowded, loud, great, lively piano music, extensive beer list, and food that was bland . Go for the fun of it, just order appetizers and beer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as always!
    Halo1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was our second time back at JW and it was fantastic again! Great service, easy to make a reservation, friendly staff, great atmosphere and amazing food. The first time we dined at JW we had the saurbraten and it was SO good! This time we went for the wursts and they were equally as amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliably excellent
    WallysDad
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    With its great food, wonderful beer list and outstanding traditions, Jacob Wirth's is fine place to meet after work or before the theatre.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frau von Berg
    FrauvonBerg
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Dinner was very good but the s'more for desert left something to be desired for this Girl Scout.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fips
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    It is not a German food. Quality and selection was terrible. Not recomended
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We left before our meal
    jmrmjkVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    No German music playing at all - can't you at least have a CD playing? No pork option on the schnitzels - just veal. Even in Germany all restaurants offer pork schnitzels. Service painfully slow. Got our drinks after 30 minutes - then left. Wasn't worth our time to be there. Amazing that Boston doesn't have a decent German restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I had been to Jacob Wirth on other occasions for the sing-along and I was looking forward to going to their polka music night for a family celebration. The food was good, ambiance was great but our waiter rushed us right out of the restaurant. I had made reservations at a specific time in order to be able to stay for the music and I felt like we weren't welcome. He even told us how stressed out the front of the house was and how he didn't want to "anger" (but with stronger language) a hostess by letting us consolidate to one table. I wish I could have dealt with the woman I spoke with on the phone when making my reservation. She was lovely and informative!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Dinner with Friends
    yummy1
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was a vibrant place and folks were definitely enjoying themselves. We thought it would be a different type of restaurant. We expected a quieter restaurant with more ethnic German foods besides brats and beer. Our waiter was very good and we were taken care of well. Our seat was so crowded we had to sit on the same side of the table, which worked out well, as we could talk without yelling across the table. I still would recommend this restaurant for a good time, but not if you want a quieter place with more German food choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BAD Night OUT
    GermanyMan
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    food WAS Terrible Not worth the MONEY had To SEND Back Then Still no good Service was way To Slow we Were There at 530 Early
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for beer & sausage
    Dmattson72
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    A classic German Beer Hall; what they do - beer & German food - they do well. Great place for a bunch of guys to hang out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food lots of noise
    themethodicaleater
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food was good, the beer was very good. Wait staff seemed a little bit overwhelmed but it was very crowded. The noise level was very high. It was a fun experience, but not a place for a quiet evening of conversation and contemplation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Initial Impression
    Sampler
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our first time and we enjoyed the experience. The food was very good and the only disappointment was that they did not offer the cocktails listed on the website. I had been hoping to try the adult root beer float and was informed by the server that they did not have that. However, the rest of my party enjoyed choosing from what they called a "complicated" beer selection. We had made reservations but arrived earlier and were seated immediately. It was a bit pricey but well worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jacob wirths.
    Gmac
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Friday night at Jacob wirths is an amazing time. The song along w Mel is awesome. Bring friends. Drink beers. Eat German food. Sing songs. Awesome time. Recommended to all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Leeajade
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I ordered a pumpkin martini which they didn't have despite it being on the menu on line. Waitress said our website has not been updated in a while. My friend got a cobb salad which was so dry she had to ask for extra dressing, but the vegetables were good and fresh. I ordered a Grilled Ruben. The sandwich came warm, the bread was toasted and it was falling apart because it was so dry. The meat was good however, tender. The onion rings were warm as well and frozen with no flavor at all. I had about 3 of them and half the sandwich. I have had Grilled Ruben's in lots of places and this was the worst one I have ever had. Manager came over and spoke with us so the customer service was excellent however I will never return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • German Food!
    ashleyluvsfood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Awesome food, and a great beer selection for those who love German beers. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Geoffmum
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Atmosphere good; service excellent ; food dry/overcooked on all dishes
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, awesome piano player
    Miri
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I am from Germany and went to Jacob wirth for my birthday. Unfortunately the table for 10 people was way too big and we could barley talk to each other across the table, it was really loud in the restaurant. Anyways, the piano player was amazing!!! The Wiener schnitzel was yummy and the pretzel bread pudding was to die for! They have a great selection of beer, you can order 4 different kinds in small portions to taste, pretty cool.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an old time classic
    OldGold
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    If you want to transport yourself to a 19th century beer house, Jacob Wirth's is the place for you. If the walls could talk you would experience life as it was in 1868 so relax, enjoy a classic brew and let your imagination run wild. The food is good too. Jacob Wirth's delivers the whole package for those who like a taste of American history.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drink and drink and then eat
    LikesGermanFood
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The list of beers on tap is impressive. Serving German beer in a Brooklyn Brewery stein is odd. This restaurant can't really decide whether it is a German restaurant or not. The wienerschnitzel was twice as thick and one-third the size it would be in Germany. The coating is twice as thick, too. The veal had not been pounded (to tenderize it) before breading it. It should have been served with 2 - 3 slices of lemon. German asparagus is white, not green. The cucumber salad tasted like thinly slicied bread and butter pickles. The bread on the table was not pretzle-like -- it was cornbread. Why deliberately make things differently than the way that Germans do? Isn't authenticity the point of an ethnic restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lively atmosphere with decent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Overall, enjoyed the experience. The food was good albeit quite greasy. It was a great setting for a group other than the noise-level (HIGH). Our favorite part was definitely the beer selection and the sing-a-long on Saturday night. I would go back, but not for the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    If you want an old style German beer hall atmosphere with good food and beer and nostalgia written all over it, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pre-show Spot
    DFW2010
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We stopped in on a Tuesday night before a show at the Colonial Theater. I'm glad I made reservations as it got pretty crowded. I tried a couple of beers I've never had, and had a nice "mixed grill" dinner. The meal was two different sausages, sauerkraut, cabbage and potatoes. It was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Excuse for German food
    AxelVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This establishment that has been over 100 years is business is a poor excuse for German food. The waiter was from El Salvador and the sausages caused me indigestion all night long. Wander how they managed to satay in business for that long?
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Hit
    3Strikes
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    As always. Love me some Schnitzel, and it was Purrrrfect. Great service, selection, everything. Thank-you !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Techtry
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our first, and last, visit. Most disappointing; the food left a lot to be desired and the noise loud.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Energetic Environment, service slow
    Dancesanddineswithwolves
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We frequent Jacob Wirth's in large part because of the energetic environment and beer selection. Our table service was slow despite the lack of a huge crowd, but this was unusual so we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great beer
    Garchy
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Beer selection is amazing, over 40 beers on draft. My parties food was amazing, I got the Wiener Schnitzel and while I enjoyed it I have to say it wasn't prepared in the true German/Austrian fashion (tenderized and butterflied down the middle). Get the potato pancake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place for an after show bite
    Allie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Jager & Schnitzel for dinner, I'm in love! Schnitzel was so so good! Jager was chilled in their official Jager dispenser! Caught the Summer Draft Special for $2.50 for a pint of delicious Wachusett Strawberry Ale. Chairs weren't the most comfortable but makes for a more ol' timey feel to the restaurant. There was Piano Karaoke that was starting up but unfortunately we were just leaving as it was being set up. Server was attentive and happy. I would definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    Gwanderlust
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Other than being a historical establishment in Boston, there was nothing special about Jacob Wirth. Food was OK, not bad, but forgettable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marginal food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Decent beer list - german pub scene. Not a good experience. Salmon was over cooked and waiter was slow servicing us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • German food in China town.
    nodens
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    In ethnically Irish and scumbag Italian Boston if you really like ethnic German food you incongruously go to China town. Welcome to New England; please enjoy the no parking.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing and very poor food...
    CantabrigianVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is a long established German place in theatre district, which I guess is how they survive. The beer selection is impressive and usually that is all we have. Made the mistake of eating there... Very poor quality food. I guess they get away with it because of all the tourists.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Friday Night!
    rosita2510
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The sing-alongs are absolutely a blast if you have a group you need to entertain. So fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and super fast!
    Hornfish
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was great however I wish there was more authentic German dishes. They had schnitzel and plenty of brautwirst but that was pretty much it. I would have loved some rouladen and kartoffel knodel with some red cabbage.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good beers on tap, okay food
    mfacusse
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Limited selection of beer on tap, best ones are only offered in bottle, but each ONE is $20!!! Yes, you read that right one bottle of beer for $20. Crazy! Also, the food was somewhat bland, and limited German selections, most of the menu was just basic American bar food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • scrodVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    disapppointed in the burger. I have been there before and I ordered my burger rare and it came out well done and it happened again. they need to get the cook tobe aware of what rare means
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre Schnitzel
    Bikehorn
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    As much as I wanted to love Jacob Wirth's, it fell short. The beer was good and so was the music, but the Weiner and Jaeger Schnitzels were tough, much thicker than I've ever had them and quite bland. My two German friends in tow were charmed by the ambiance but did not enjoy the food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent!
    Halo1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Sour beef and weiner schnitzel were outstanding!! Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun, unique and casual
    Fango
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I took clients here during a business meeting. We're both from the Midwest. I had been here before and remembered it as being a fun spot. The entree portions are huge. The small plate version of sauerbraten would've been perfect. The main attraction was Mel and his sing-a-long piano books. It was fun watching large groups of young people get up and belt out songs while you couldn't resist but to join in.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.