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Jacob Wirth
Jacob Wirth

Jacob Wirth Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jacobwirth.com
  • Phone: (617) 338-8586
  • 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! (617) 338-8586
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The sing-alongs are absolutely a blast if you have a group you need to entertain. So fun!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Sour beef and weiner schnitzel were outstanding!! Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "If you like German food, this is a fun, classic beer hall. Food a bit heavy- just as it's supposed to be. Yummy"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Our first time there, on a Monday night at 7pm really wish we weren't stuck with a server that started two days ago serving us could barely speak English and could not make beer suggestions, food was good just wish we had a more knowledgeable staff that would of made it a millions times better I would only go back with a group of people not as a couple. Might of been better to come on a night with the sing along piano man"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food is great, the ambiance is very old-world-Europe meets kitschy German beer hall. Even the cornbread they serve at the onset of the meal is homemade, and served with fresh butter. Great find, good classic German fare, and awesome beer selection. Go for the Hefeweizen and grilled smoked bratwurst with Jager-infused German potato salad and red cabbage - you won't be sorry! It all comes on a pretzel bun!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Great spot to root for Germany and we ended up having a blast. The waiter who served us was excellent!!!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Looks like a good place to watch a futball (soccer game)."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We were in Boston for a show at the Opera House and we had made reservations. Germany wound up making it to the Quarter Finals in the World Cup and they still honored our reservation, did not hold us to the minimum table requirement, and accommodated us in every way despite the "frenzy" of the event. It was a fun place with EXCELLENT food - best cornbread I've ever had and the "award-winning" clam chowder certainly was! Our server was a little slow - we waited quite a long time to get our bill - but overall we had a really fun time and got to experience the fun of an energetic soccer crowd! I will definitely go back if I get a chance!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We went for Germany v. Brazil - excellent setup! Tons of TV screens, a projector screen in the middle, and a lively atmosphere! It was a bit hot, but there were tons of people there. Can't wait to go back this Sunday!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We love Jacob Wirth's! The food is delicious, beer on tap & root beer refreshing! Fun spot casual old Boston immigrant feel and then there is the history! Jake's Grill, Sauerbraten, spaetzle, potato salad, red cabbage, potato pancakes delicious. Food Allergy friendly for one of the members of our party for years, another reason why it is a favorite spot of ours! This time we stopped by Jake's on the way to the Boston Opera House to see the magnificent show Phantom of the Opera. Looking for a spot to watch World Cup Jacob Wirth's is it! we will be back for Oktoberfest!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Loved the food...german chef in family and miss his entrees...this has similar. The jaegar schnitzel was superb. Red cabbage! So many of the beers we saw only in Germany...like a wine list. The beers are like wines so diverse. Oompa band was added bonus...a little older but great guys. Like Germany can be noisy, and has the ambience of the very old restauant, building that is is. A step back in time. Wish we had more of this in Boston. Service great, friendly. 25cent hot dog day sounds interesting."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Not for kids, but a fun historic stop for a cocktail and some burgers. The food is good, nice people working there and gritty old Boston feel."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "While Jacobs Wirth is crowded, lively and fun meeting place with great German Food. It can be a nice quiet lunch. Excellent German Food."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Awesome atmosphere for a birthday dinner with a group of 18 people. The staff were very accommodating as some people were added last minute. The live singing and pianist were awesome! We requested some songs and sang along. The food was pretty good too!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Service was not good. When asked about feed not knowledgeable. Very noisy bar, not really restaurant. Expensive for a bar scene. Appetizers were good and food good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • " The food was great, but there was way too much noise for my taste in a restaurant. Our server was very helpful and understanding in terms of helping us get as far away as possible from the distracting noise. The sauerbraten was great as was the corn bread. I'd eat there again at a quieter time."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Jacob Wirth's is a fun and enjoyable restaurant. Beer choices are terrific. The food ran from pretty good ( jaegerschnitzle) to very good ( salmon with pretzel crumbs) to great (whoopie pie dessert and sauerkraut/sausage balls appetizer). I would gladly return to explore more of the menu. Large noisy room was fun and fit our mood. Fine for kids. Would skip for romantic dinner."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were there on a Saturday night. Piano player and a fun crowd singing along. Good German food and beer hall atmosphere. Not for a quiet date. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food, fast service, convenient to everything in the theater district. Not many restaurants remain in business as long as this Jacob Wirth's had, and there is a reason for their longevity."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We decided to go back to Jacob Wirth for lunch before the theatre, having not been there for 20+ years. We were not disappointed. The beer was terrific; we had a charming and attentive server; and the food was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Our waiter took our order, brought us our food, and that was it. He walked by several times as I had an empty glass and never asked if I wanted a refill. I had to flag him down just to get our check. He was not friendly at all. It was very off putting. The food was good. The menu had lots of options and came out fairly quickly. The atmosphere seemed like it would be a great place to dine. You only get one chance to make a first impression; especially with us being from out of town. Hopefully, you'll get a friendly waiter and enjoy the experience more than we did. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "JW has been a relatively regular spot for me to hang out since I moved here a few years back. Chose it to celebrate a momentous occasion recently and they didn't let me down. Great food for a Friday lunch, service was good but since they were a little understaffed our waitress was a little in over her head for a large group. Still worthy of a 20% tip though. Their beer selection is EPIC and it's fun enough inside to make you feel like your actually celebrating. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "For fans of schnitzel, wurst in its many forms and sauerbraten Jacob Wirth hits the spot on the food and beer front. The service is also classically efficient if not spartan German. Finally, while kitschy, the over-emphasis on trying to make this a German Beer-Hall misses the mark a little with the piano player but gets a nod for the effort. Overall Wirth the trip."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "So I came here on my birthday and was wildly impressed. Amazing beer list, phenomenal food, and a fantastic atmosphere. I can't wait to come back for my next visit, prost!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We came to Jacob Wirths for a 30th birthday party. Our waitress was great at the beginning, however, she had very little knowledge of the beer menu. As the night went on, we saw less and less of her and we were thirsty! She could have made more money and we could have had a more enjoyable event."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Fun place and delicious food. The menu is extensive enough that even people not looking for traditional German food will be happy."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I've always wanted to try German Food as I've heard the Schnitzel is very good. My husband and I had an event we were going to at the Wilbur Theater so we decided to give this place a try after reading some of the reviews. We split a few "apps/small plates so we could try a few things. We went with the Sauerbraten, Jaeger Schnitzel, & Bucket of Soft Pretzels. The Sauerbraten was very good, the Jaeger was ok, but definitely don't waste your time with the Soft Pretzels those were just pretzels that you could buy from the freezer section. Would we go again? Probably not, but definitely glad we gave it a try."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is home. This is a place to see the real Bostonians come out"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Really bad service, no attention at all. The waitress openly admitted to knowing nothing about the beer they had on tap, refused to exchange a beer that the table next to us didn't like, and had to be asked 3-4 times for the drinks menu and didn't bring the drink for so long that we had finished our meal. On top, she messed up our check and when she had fixed it 20 minutes later it was with a "if you get charged twice just call us" It was a busy night, but there was no need for it to be so messy."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Friday nights at any popular Boston restaurant can be a bit chaotic. But the seasoned staff at Jacob Wirth just keeps on rolling! They managed to seat us promptly after a minor reservation snafu, feed us well and got us to our show with time to spare. We have another show to see in Boston soon and I wouldn't eat anywhere else!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "All of our requests were met perfectly. The service was outstanding. We felt welcome and really enjoyed our time. There was a wide food selection. We stuck to mainly apps and they were great. I did not check the wine list but good beer offerings. I would recommend and go back. Sesame Asian chix fingers were delic! Man who sat us also brought our food friendly and funny. Waitress met all our needs and made sure we were out in time for our show"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Wanted to try restaurant. Server was bad. No need to rush back."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food was okay, the service was fine, but they need to resand and refinish the table tops - I kept sticking to it. Love to keep the historical ambiance and the German food, but the chairs could be a little more comfortable."
    Dined on 5/15/2014