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Rock Bottom - Boston

Rock Bottom - Boston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rockbottom.com
  • Phone: (617) 742-2739
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeb Boyle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate private room dining for 40 - 50 people with a large screen for presentations, videos, etc.
  • Private Party Contact: Lauren Nave (617) 742-2739
  • Entertainment: We are chock full of big-screen High Definition TV"s. Come watch your favorite NFL team on NFL Sunday Ticket.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Take the Green Line to Boylston station. Walk south one block to Stuart street and turn left. We are on the right hand side.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is less than a block west of the restaurant at the Radisson Hotel. We validate after 3 P.M.
A word from Rock Bottom - Boston
Rock Bottom offers an exciting dining experience in the heart of Boston"s Theater District embracing classic and contemporary cuisine by Chef Jeb Boyle with a thoughtful, unpretentious delivery. Rock Bottom welcomes dining guests into a comfortable, spirited atmosphere with some of Boston's best servers and bartenders, who engage guests with a wide selection of the best in local beers, shaken signature martinis, and individual wine service.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our first time at Rock Bottom we had a very nice time food was good and service was great, made Jenna's 16th birthday special."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I didn't expect to see veggie tacos on the menu - ordered them and they were delicious. Veggie tacos are definitely hard to make tasty. The rice and beans that came with it was also delicious. Ambience isn't that great unless you're with a big group yourself. Perfect place for a group gathering. Would recommened this place. Lots to choose from."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Server had no personality. Slow to come to table for just water."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Be sure to get reservations if you want to beat the regular area crowd getting out from work Mon-Fri when going to the theater. This place is hopping! Full bar, good menu with some twists on standard pub fare."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We arrived in time for our reservation at 6. It was the world cup game, USA vs Belgium and people weren't moving. No open table for us and had tix for show at 7:30. The manager was so nice. He apologized, explained what was going on, round of drinks on the house! A table opened up about 15 mins later, served promptly, and finished in plenty of time to make our show. Offered dessert on the house too! Did I mention the food, service and atmosphere was great!!!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I made a last minute reservation online that day. My husband was running a road race so I knew all the restaurants downtown would be packed. They sat us within a few minutes of us arriving. The service and food was amazing. My 2 year old was treated extremely well."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I made reservations the day prior for 6 people. I requested a table that was near the TV in order to watch the USA soccer game. They sat us a great table in the bar right in front of a TV. The service was wonderful and the food was perfect. All in all, a great experience!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Wings where horrible! Bacon and Chicken Mac - very good as was the salad. Beers OK. Sitting outside on a beautiful night was outstanding interior was also very nice. Staff was attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have maked our reservation in advance of several days on a weekday, at 8 pm in June. The restaurant was half empty on our arrival. We have got a table but within 15 minutes no service approached to our table even to greet or to apologise for the delay. We got up and went away and nobody even tried to ask what's happened. We have never get such a terrible service in a US restaurant. We would no recomend this place! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "One of the best burgers I've had in years, great beer, attentive service - great evening!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Great pre-theatre dinner spot. We originally discovered "Rock Bottom" while waiting for the theatre curtain, but we have returned and brought associates a number of times since."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "As always the food was very good, the scene was fun with sports games on around the restaurant and bar. Our waitress was very friendly but kept forgetting garnishes and sides. We had a young child at table next to us that cried loudly thruout most of the meal. The waitress missed that I had a $15 reward toward my check but did change it when I pointed that out. Probably the least enjoyable time we've had there, usually it is very good across the board."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "It was close to the W where we were staying in Boston. Friendly and attentive server until it came time for the check. Why does this happen at so many places?!?! They did make a special meal for my husband as he was trying to get a bunch of protein in before the marathon. He asked for a non spicy but not bland grilled chicken, grilled shrimp, rice and grilled vegetable plate. The server didn't even flinch and said no problem. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We made reservations on Open Table for Rock Bottom just before Blue Man. So convenient to the Charles Theater. We had great food and beer selection is second to none. Had Rock Bottom's Uppity which was great and a Milk Stoudt. Overall great place to eat right before a show with a great menu (both food, beer and cocktails!). "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I've been to the Rock Bottom in Milwaukee so I figured the one in Boston would have the same food. The place was pretty empty, yet the waitress sat the two of us at a high-top uncomfortable table. The food was just okay (though they did have happy hour). I had the BBQ chicken salad, which was good, but for some reason the caliber of food just wasn't the same as I have had before. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "While walking to Rock Bottom with my friend, I was trying to explain what kind of place it was. TGI Friday's was the first place that came to mind, but as I told my friend, Rock Bottom is a notch above that. I thought of Chili's, Applebee's...all those "fun" places. To some, Rock Bottom might be just that kind of place--and that's fine. But to me, it's a good bit more. The multiple TV screens make it a great sports bar, and that's probably what I like most about the place. If I were a beer drinker, I'd probably never leave Rock Bottom; their beer menu is extensive. The food selections are not as extensive, but there's something for most tastes. I find myself looking forward to friends coming to town just to expose them to Rock Bottom."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Dont bother with appetizers, they're ridiculously tiny and not worth the price."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This place quickly gets very busy at about 5:30pm. If you are going for dinner before the theater, go at 5-5:15 because service can be slow as the kitchen gets suddenly slammed. The food is ok, not gourmet level, but fine for what you'd expect. There's something for almost everyone on their menu."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My husband and I stopped in this past Saturday. Food and Beer were good. Waitress had a blah attitude and seemed like she had better places to be. (Katelyn) and she also forgot my coffee. We were about 25 minutes late due to traffic. I called to let them know and they had no problem holding the table. I would recommend to friends definitely and go back if we are ever in the area."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Rock bottom is a fun place. We had open table reservations so we didn't wait despite the line at the door. We had 6 in our party. It is more of a group outing place than a date night place. Pub food. Good Mac and cheese, good beer, veggie burger mushie. Order the beer sampler and appetizers and you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This restaurant always seems to be busy or completely packed everytime I walk by. Last time my friend and I wanted to eat here before a show in the Theater District only to find that we'd have to wait an hour. This time, we made reservations ahead of time. I was delightfully surprised by the number of options on their menu and all the entrees we had were delicious and well priced. Would definitely come again!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Rock Bottom is a great combination of causaul and energenic atmoshphere and excellent food. We had nachos for an appitizer, which were really good for the most part, but we found the chips were pretty salty. The chicken Mac and Cheese is to die for and my boyfriend loved the stuffed peppers. The service was great and there was no sticker shock when the bill came. Overall we had a great experience at Rock Bottom and I would definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Didn't feel well after eating food. Food seemed very processed. Restaurant extremely crowded and noisy"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We've been here before. It's LOUD with after-workers, theater goers and LOUD bar croud. DO MAKE RESERVATIONS. You'll get in faster even if you show up early and there's a line; we did. They were closed for food after our 10 o'clock show but the bar was open. If you're hungry, in a hurry and don't want to eat at a high end restaurant and the crowd doesn't bother you, Rock Bottom should be at the top of the pile... I mean list."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We were looking for a place with good food, a nice atmosphere and within close walking distance to the theatre district. We made a lunch reservation to Rock Bottom through Open Table for 12:15PM on Saturday 3/1/2014. We were seated immediately, the food was very good, the atmosphere was pub-type and lively, there was a great selection of beers, and the restaurant/brewery was a quick two minute walk to the Charles Playhouse. Couldn't ask for anything more, were totally satisfied with our choice and would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We always eat there before a show but this visit left something to be desired. The server was extremely slow with bringing us our drinks, taking orders and bringing us our food. He didn't check on our drinks so much so that 2 people ordered their 2nd drinks before the had finished the first. Also we were seated towards the front and every time the entrance opened we were blasted with cold air. The food was fantastic though (as always)"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Was there for the 92.5 River event hosting Big Head Todd and the Monsters! We had a blast! Love the IPA!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went to the Rock Bottom Brewery for lunch before seeing the "Rain-Tribute to the Beatles" performance at the Citi-Wang Theatre .. The location was perfect / the food was fresh / the service was excellent ! We had the chicken tenders / the Iceberg wedge salad and the Waldorf salad - everything was fresh and yummy / standard, safe chain food choices but done well ! The beer sampler was VERY tasty and very reasonably priced - 6 (2oz) samples of various beers - $6.00 / Our waitress was young, energetic and very helpful with suggestions. Our total bill, with 2 glasses of wine plus everything else .. UNDER $50 If you heading to the theatre district looking for a "good" inexpensive lunch, we would definetly recommend the Rock Bottom Brewery .."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Rock bottom brewery in Boston has an all-American menu that is not adventurous, but it is solid. The foods is what in German would be called "gutbuergerlich," not fancy or fine, but it tastes good and fills the stomach. it is well-seasoned, the portions are reasonable, as are the prices. The beer on tap is great. The brewery's own beers cover a wide range of tastes, and the other beers on tap also are very good. One could easily spend an afternoon here, if one had a designated driver and nothing else to do for the next day. Good value for one's money!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We made a reservation here for my daughter's 21st birthday for a mixed group of 6 -- ages ranging from 20's to 50's. We had excellent service from our waitress, who was very attentive and informative. Tthe manager, Patrick, was responsive and terrific, as well. First, Patrick bought my daughter her first drink for her birthday. Then, when her burger was delayed due to a kitchen problem, he bought that for her as well. It was a delay of only a few minutes, and the rest of the food was timely and delicious. Nachos and calamari were great apps, and the burgers were so juicy and tasty. I also thought the bill was very reasonable considering we all drank and had apps, even before the adjustments. I would definitely recommend this place!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We love to go to Rock Bottom! We are there usually for lunch before the theater. I love their sangria, the lunch menu is varied and always delicious. Service is excellent and they make sure that you are out in time but at the same time, never feel rushed. The beer selection is also varied. Love the Kobe beef sliders with thinly sliced onion rings. You certainly get your money's worth."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My group had tickets to an event at a local theater so we picked Rock Bottom due to its location. We arrived a few minutes early and were seated right away. It took 20 mins for the waiter to take our order. Then, despite assurances that it would be just a little longer, we waited 40 mins for our meals to arrive (2 burgers, a salad, a pasta dish & 2 kids meals). The manager informed us that they had a party of 30 and the kitchen got slammed. The lack of actual information from the staff left us frustrated and inhaling food in the 10 minutes we had left to eat. I expect more from a restaurant that is very close to a number of theaters and must be accustomed to guests on a timetable. I would not recommend this restaurant if you are in a rush!"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "We went before a show and were very impressed. Will definately return. Service great."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "We love going to Rock Bottom and always go there before or after we see a show. But unfortunately, this time, we were greatly disappointed. We dined before a show, made reservations very early so that we wouldn't have to wait. On the night we ate there, it was bitterly cold and very windy. Our table was right in front of the door, which there was a sign that said not to use it and to use the revolving one instead, but many people didn't pay attention to that sign. The staff didn't try to intervene at all and we asked if we would be moved since every time the door was used, it literally took our breath away and we were freezing. The waitress kindly checked with the hostess said no. We won't be returning."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "My wife and I booked a reservation at the last minute and found a place that we'll return to. The location, food and service was oustanding!! I had the Waldorf salad and it was fantastic! The home brewed beers were outstanding and we we're each able to find one fit our pallet."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "I had a late dinner at Rock Bottom after a show on a Sunday night. Think of it as an upscale sports bar. The ambiance is dark and comfortable with many TV's and a large bar. The noise level due to the music can very high. It was not packed on a Sunday night, but it can be on other nights with a pretty mixed crowd. It is within walking distance of most of Boston's theaters. There is nothing particularly fancy about the food, but it is consistently tasty and inexpensive. The house-brewed beers are also excellent. I have never had an issue with service the few times that I have dined here. It is a good choice when you are looking for a casual and relatively cheap dinner, late night snack, or drink."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Food and drinks were great. Our server looked like he had a rough night though. We usually go to Rock Bottom before theater events with teh kids. Good atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "After dropping a ton of money on theater tickets - if you want to go and enjoy dinner with that - choose RBB. Prices are cheaper than we pay in the Burbs...and the food is GREAT!!!!!!!! drinks, app, dinner, dessert for 4 - $125. IN BOSTON ACROSS FROM THE THEATER! Can't beat it -"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Great place to grab dinner before a show. Good food, lively atmosphere and won't break the bank."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "I work close by and recommend my guests here often. Over the weekend I attended a show with my family and made 10:15pm reservations for dinner. Our server was warm and friendly. Very quick with our drinks and food! Will absolutely continue to recommend!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013