Exotic and wonderful
Exotic, wonderful flavors, beautifully prepared and presented.
Totally reasonable price point.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and ambiance great, service
Food and ambiance great, service not what we expected.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Smokey Eggplant Awesome
Smokey eggplant appetizer was awesome. My wife is vegetarian so food was perfect. My own lamb dish was superb! Can't wait to get back!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
great dining experience!
My daughter and I met for a pre theater dinner and got there a little earlier than our reservation. We were seated immediately. Our waiter was wonderful.....stayed close but didn't hover and answered all of our questions about the menu. We both like lamb and he made some wonderful suggestions. Food was wonderful......both of our lamb dishes were amazing as was the eggplant appetizer we tried. Would definitely return.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you like Persian food it
If you like Persian food it is excellent and very inexpensive for Beacon Hill. I'm not even a fan of egg plant but it was delicious. Just an all around very nice place.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love the quiet in this restaurant
I love the quiet in this restaurant where we can talk and hear each other. The waiter who served us was engaging, helpful and perfect for us as a party of 6 with questions to ask
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We will be back....
First time here....We thought we would give it a try. Enjoyed ourselves.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great choice
We were meeting old friends who we had not seen for many years. We were looking for a place with good, interesting food with a beautiful and quiet ambiance where we could talk and catch up...This place was perfect. The flavors in our dishes were delicate and delicious. The service was attentive without being interruptive and restaurant had a soft and cozy ambiance. Our friends loved it. Oh and the savory martinis were wonderful. We will be back!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative menu, lovely interior
Looks tiny from the street but opens into comfortable dining rooms. We enjoyed the menu variety (as both meat and vegetarian eaters) and my friend liked the tea enough to order two pots.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed our first visit here.
Enjoyed our first visit here. Food was delicious. Ordered lamb which I preferred over duck. Roasted eggplant appetizer was addictive. Desserts were wonderful. Would come back again and think the kids might like it too since the dishes are paired with basmati rice.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
No fun here
The restaurant was nice and the food was absolutely amazing!! But we went for a friends birthday and even though we specified that it was his birthday, they did absolutely nothing. Also, our waiter was a bit rude and condescending. It's a classy restaurant full of adults and they seemed a bit unwelcoming to our group of 7 teens. We are very well behaved, but our waiter seemed to have something stuck up his a**.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. Terrific food, service, and atmosphere. Was in town for a family reunion, and it was the perfect place to catch up. I'd definitely recommend it, and will go there again next time I'm in Boston!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Beacon Hill institution, still great and worth a trip.
Spices/flavor of food are well thought out, well balanced and the staff was extremely helpful in educating us about Persian food.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my 3rd time at Lala Rokh and I must say it was a bit 'different'. Don't get me wrong, Lala Rokh is by far one of the best restaurants I've been in Boston and never had a disappointing meal. It just happens that I had a bad grape in the bunch, i.e. our waiter. I do not know if our waiter was new or was just his attitude towards us but I was not really pleased by his service. I would have given a 'Fair' rating if it wasn't for the over the phone assistance I received prior to the event. It was a birthday party for my girlfriend and they were very accommodating to our part size (10) and special requests. Aside from our waiter, the guests loved the restaurant, the meals, and my girlfriend had a very special night
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Needed a place that could satisfy a group that contained foodies and vegetarians. From start to finish, it was a great experience.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ate here 5 years ago and remembered it as a gem of a restaurant.... and it still is. Superb, interesting food. Great service and calming atmosphere. I will go back again..... soon.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best restaurant in Boston
We always love Lala Rokh for a special occasion--but it does not come with a steep price tag like so many really special restaurants in Boston which we appreciate. The atmosphere, as my Mom put it, is like being in someone's very comfortable home and feeling incredibly welcome. It is a stunningly beautiful home as well. The food is consistently delicious, full of rich flavored, and perfectly cooked. The wait staff gave wise guidance when called upon and from starter to finish, we were pleased.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We wandered around Beacon Hill on our way to the restaurant - a visually stimulating way to work up an appetite for the fine food at Lala Rokh. We enjoyed the lamb kabobs and lamb shank with Yogurt sauce on the side. The staff was friendly and gracious. I am always on the hunt for a great flan and their creme brûlée knocked my socks off. We will go back next time we are in Boston.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was here with another couple a few years ago and it was nice. Our more recent experience was on a whole different level -- maybe because it was Tuesday night instead of Saturday? The staff took care of me while I waited for my late-to-arrive friends. Once we were all seated our server gave us time and space, offered courteous explanations, was attentive without being intrusive (I hate the modern trend of in-your-face service) and besides all that, the food was excellent. Persian has a Mediterranean feel with a sophisticated, slightly richer twist. Our party enjoyed everything!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Persian Cuisine
I had a great night out at this restaurant. The service was great, and they really helped me understand the menu and the food. The dinner was transcendent. So tasty!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has exceptional food, a great wine list, and great service .... always a treat to dine here.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost perfect evening
We went back to Lala Rokh after disappointment several years ago. This time was great! It was quiet enough we could talk to each other. The food was excellent and the service was perfect. Our waiter recognized our desire to eat slowly and chat which was perfect. The only problem seemed to be the owner pushing him to make us eat faster. We loved it as it was and hope to see our young friend again on our next visit.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Persian Food
Excellent Persian food. Exotic spices for the traveler, grilled lamb and beef for the less adventurous. Very attentive servers, relaxed and tasteful atmosphere.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this spot and go a few times a year. I don't live in the city or I would go more often. Love Persian food. It is so healthy and flavorful. The staff is very kind and knowledgeable. Slow pace.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great mid-east food in a cozy setting with friendly and attentive service
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great "off the beaten track"
Great "off the beaten track" find! We never had Persian food before and found it to be delicious! The spinach appetizer was fantastic! I had the Salmon special with bulgar and grilled vegetables. The waiter's recommendation to pair it with a yogurt (I chose the garlic) was helpful and tasty. The seared salmon was cooked just the way I liked it, a little cartelized and crispy on the outside!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner, lovely service
What a lovely meal. The server knew the menu well which is helpful. He provided great advice for choices and we shared a number of dishes we otherwise likely would not have tried. We all ordered a mixed drink, very well done.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Must try the Persian tea!
Must try the Persian tea! Also, getting a side dish, like the shallot yogurt, really enhances the dish. Everything we've eaten here is delicious. Enjoy!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was recommended to us by a native Bostonian...we LOVED it. The food was amazing and the waiter fabulous...he gave us great suggestions and was able to explain all of the dishes. When we went to Cape Cod to visit family members...they asked where we ate...we told them Iranian Food...and they knew right off where we had gone. They, too, said it was one of their favorites. I am due to be back in Boston next year for a conference and I will make La La Roche a "must to" stop.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We try to go a few times a year, and it is always a fantastic experience.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went here for our 7th wedding anniversary. But the portions were good, the flavors excellent and the service attentive. Highly recommended! It is on the expensive side though (the bill came to $80 for the two of us).
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Works for vegetarians
My friend had called in advance and was told "anything can be make vegetarian". This was not quite true, but the two entrees which could be made with tofu were excellent and most of the appetizers could be vegetarian. It was quiet, felt private, and was nicely lit. The service was excellent, very sweet. I love walking around Beacon Hill.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
They've Lost 1 Star in My Book
I'm a long-time fan and customer of this wonderful gem - love the family, the sisters and their staff!
It's been 10 years since I've been in, so the helpful staff was super good at guiding me along - and I even have some new food allergies that they new all about, so that was cool.
One minor concern: I ordered the lamb shank and while the "fixings" were great, the shank was on the small side, a little tough, and a little dry.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed this restaurant and the food with friends.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting food, location
Lala Rokh is buried into the street level of an old Beacon Hill townhouse, off the main drag. Their Persian food is pretty tasty, and is a somewhat rare cuisine in Boston. They handled our large dining party very well, and were accommodating when we had some no-shows.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice food. For an european, it should be a little less conservative and take some more risks, like the desserts. But it is over the avarage in the neiborhood.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and the
Excellent service and the food was outstanding. Would recommend this to others!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad I stumbled upon it
This was a five star experience all around. The service / food / atmosphere were superb. It was a great place for a quiet dinner with the wife, but would also work well with a group of friends. Best Cornish hens I've ever had. I'll definitely return next time I am in Boston.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, good service.
Went during lunch. The decor and soft music made for an enjoyable lunch. The waiter was very courteous and helpful. I really liked their Pollo Morgh (chicken with fragrant rice).
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Charming Persian venue
Very good food except the side garnishes (pickled garlic, chutney).
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lal Rokh was as good as it
Lal Rokh was as good as it always is. The only reason to use Open Table is that they weren't open when I wanted to meke the reservation so I logged on rather than wait and then forget to call.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Neighborhood Spot
This is my second time at Lala Rokh. It is a pretty quiet neighborhood spot serving delicious persian dishes. I've enjoyed it for dates or entertaining friends from out of town in a casual atmosphere.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ten years later just as good!
Amazing food. Great staff. Caring owners very proud if their restaurant.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A hidden gem in Beacon Hill
perfect. wonderful service, romantic and quiet ambience, amazing food. we'll be back soon.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went there with my Iranian and Greek friends for lunch. Food was of great quality, although they were not exactly what my Iranian friend expected. I loved the quiet atmosphere, music and pictures on the wall.
It is slightly more expensive than our usual places, but over all we were all satisfied.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wide and I were visiting Boston and wanted something different but nice for dinner. Luckily, we found Lala Rokh on Open Table. I'd never had Persian cuisine before. The food at LR was wonderful and the service as very good too. I'd definitely go back and recommend it to friends.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Your mouth will thank you.
This restaurant is just a few paces from Charles Street and is much bigger on the inside than it appears from the outside. The decor is simple and elegant. The service is attentive but relaxed so you are never rushed. Which is good because you will want to savour the excellent food. True to the Persian taste the food is delicate but rich and seems to expand your mouth's capacity to taste it all.
So in short I would recommend it and we have found ourselves a new favourite.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the moment that we walked in, we knew that it was going to be a great evening. We were greeted by the maitre 'd with a welcome that is usually reserved for a best friend.
The ambience is quiet, with soft lighting and understated elegance. The restaurant is on the foot of Beacon Hill near the Charles Street side in what I would call a 'garden level' just at sidewalk height in a beautiful brick town house.
The wait staff was very attentive and always appeared at the right time.
The food was spectacular. We all ordered something different and each of us boasted that we had the best meal. As a result we dfid a lot of sharing.
I would highly recommmend Lala Rokh for that special occasion when you want everything to go prefectly
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Persian food!
I was expecting Lala Rokh to be a typical Persian restaurant, relying heavily on kebobs and yoghurt to draw customers in. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to find a huge variety of classical Persian dishes, from fesenjoon to ghormeh sabzi to baghli polo. The food is delicious, and very authentic. The wait staff were friendly and prompt. I would recommend this restaurant for those seeking a unique cuisine that is hard to find elsewhere in Boston. Also, the bastani (ice cream) is heavenly!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Feast for the senses
Lala Rokh never disappoints. The food is a feast for the senses and delights the palate. The setting is quaint and demure and the staff couldn't be more professional or service oriented.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM