Rock Bottom - Boston
Rock Bottom - Boston

Rock Bottom - Boston

  • 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 6177422739
  • 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.
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Rock Bottom - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (25)vibrant bar scene (16)great for lunch (14)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (9)hot spot (8)neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (4)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • This restaurant was great.
    Donna
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    This restaurant was great. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. She made a point of checking on us regularly without relaly bugging us. We only had appertizers. One was nachos and they were great. Instead of being stacked really high with dry chips they are spread out on a large platter so every bite has toppings on them and very delicious. The buffalo wings were perfectly spiced and the vegetable eggrolls were delicious. Most of us had margaritas but one girl had the pineapple mojito that the waitress recommended and said it was excellent. A very fun atmosphere. We didn't sit outside this time, but definitely want to go back to try their main courses. You wont be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant was chosen because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Restaurant was chosen because of past positive experience at Rock Bottom and proximity to theater that we were attending. Food was good, windows on busy Downtown Boston theater district added great energy to the evening. Excellent service! Although very busy, the server gave us ample attention without hovering. This was a birthday celebration for our granddaughter. The server helped her to fine-tune her dinner selections. There were lots of kids there, but since the noise level is always high anyway, all the kid noises just blended in.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for theater goers!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Wonderful food, great staff.....and very accommodating for theater goers!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was prompt and very
    NoName
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    Service was prompt and very attentive. Food was excellent for a chain restaurant. Location in Boston makes it a great choice for a pre-theater meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was okay. We had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    The food was okay. We had made our reservation online but were a couple hours early and we were pleasantly surprised with how fast our party of 6 was seated on a Saturday evening. Our waitress was extremely nice but it took long periods of time to get drinks, appetizers and then our meals. Some of our adult beverages were delicious whereas some drinks were over-poured. I would recommend Rock Bottom if you are in the neighborhood, have a ton of time, and aren't looking for anything amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went before the Celtics game
    FilDimo
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Went before the Celtics game with 13 guys. Had a great time and our server Anderson was great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food isn't as good as it used to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    I used to love this place, especially when they had the kobe beef burger. Their burgers used to be wonderful, now it's edible, but I wouldn't jump to go there anymore. I had the smokehouse bbq burger with onion rings, medium well, my burger came out well (burnt sides), it came with fries, but they quickly brought out onion rings for me, that were also very well done. The worst part was there was maybe a dot of bbq sauce on my burger. It's like they forgot to add it. My date had the pub style burger that said on the menu it came with mustard and mayo, but neither condiment was on the burger. Our server was friendly and nice enough, might have been new. It's too bad the food seems to have declined over time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed. Great
    Carol
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Never disappointed. Great for family/friends whether dining or munching/drinking. Great staff, atmosphere, drinks, & food at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was pleasantly surprised.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    I was pleasantly surprised. We had theater tickets and wanted something close. The food was good but the noise level high for what we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for a meal and
    PJNels
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Great spot for a meal and a few beers before the show
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiters were nowhere two be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    Waiters were nowhere two be found through most of the service. We were also served by three different people. We really felt ignored, especially waiting 25 minutes between taking our plates away and getting our checks. Food was not very good. The wings had barely any meat on them at all, not what ou would expect for $10. We shared the carrot cake for desert and we took one bite each. It was terrible. Rock hard and tasted like it was either freezer burnt or left uncovered in the fridge for too long. I will not be going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Rock Bottom Rocks!
    Doreenc
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    This is a great place for burgers and beers. They have their own beers on tap and feature guest beers on tap. Portion sizes are quite generous...the carrot cake is huge. Don't plan on ordering appetizers for yourself, they are definitely meant for sharing. It is quite busy though...strongly recommend a reservation. I often go with a large group and management is really good about working with you, as long as you give them a heads up in advance. They do let you make reservations for up to 8 on-line. It is a boisterous place so be prepared for it to be a little on the loud side. I have found the wait staff there to be excellent at working with large groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for dinner
    margopenelopeVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    I had been there for dinner a few times (which were all amazing visits!) and though it would be a good place to have a group of 8 meet before going to a show at the Wilbur. Since some were late, we only ended up ordering appetizers. The beer list is amazing! We tried almost all of the specialty ones on tap and were very happy with them. The apps were nothing special though, so I would not suggest going for them. Even though we didn't get to the entrees, those are the best part of Rock Bottom and I wish we had had the time. The booths were so big and comfy it made group discussion very hard even though it was rather quite. But the one-on-one conversations were great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place was great. We ate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    This place was great. We ate there new years eve and had a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Very good food and service , can be a little loud but overall a great Dining experience. I will be a return customer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner & A Show
    BobGVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Location was great for a meal before the show. Good selection on the menu for both adults and kids. Waiter was good and friendly to our entire crew. We had decided to take our kids out to dinner and a show on New Years Eve and chose Rock Bottom for the meal portion and felt we made a good choice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Giant booth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    There were 7 of us in a round booth that was so big we could not hear the people across from us or reach them by sliding plates across to each other. It was right near the theater where we had tickets though, and the food was decent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a great place where people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    a great place where people can meet, be comfy, have great food, and a great place to talk and laugh right out loud !!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay. Overcooked salmon.
    TTM2
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    Just okay. Overcooked salmon. Good service. Fun spot in theater district.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Before the Theater!
    erasmus101
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    We were a few minutes early for our reservation, but were seated immediately, which we appreciated since there was a huge rush just after we arrived. Our waiter was cheerful and upbeat and did not make us feel pressured. We started with a couple of drinks, an excellent Pinot Noir and the house Pale Ale, which was also very tasty. The rest of our party arrived about 20 minutes later. The atmosphere was busy, but relaxed. All of the meals were very reasonably priced, and the food was excellent, especially the mac and cheese. The dessert, a chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream, was to die for. The location also couldn't be beat as we were going to an event at the Cutler Majestic Theater, which is literally right around the corner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • been to rock bottom boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    been to rock bottom boston a few times. always loved the food, but this time the steak was terrible, it was all fat. i hate leaving this review.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The resaurant had a nice vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    The resaurant had a nice vibe to it. The pulled pork sandwich that I got was dry and the bun should have been toasted more. However, their Mac and cheese is fantastic! Waiter was a little slow and in attentive but it was pretty busy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pretty good for location/price
    lschultz83VIP
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    Rock Bottom is great because it doesn't pretend to be something that it's not. Their burgers are pretty good, the rest of their food is mediocre, and their beers are great. Their waitstaff is knowledgeable on their beers.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I thought the food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    I thought the food and service was just ok. I think I would only go back to sit at the bar and watch a game.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The portion were great. Drink
    2goodVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    The portion were great. Drink was excellent, and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went here before a show at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Went here before a show at the Wilbur Theatre. Food was good, drinks were good. It was a good experiance and I will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • By 5:30 there was already
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    By 5:30 there was already a wait for tables, however, with reservations we were seated immediately. Great craft beers, good food and we had a phenomenally friendly waitress
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place had some great
    Carl
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    This place had some great beers and some great food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • despite making a reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    despite making a reservation a month or more in advance we still waited twenty minutes for a table for two. when we were seated it was in front of a door and when patrons left we got a cold stiff breeze right in our faces. other than that the food was excellent as was our server (Amy). I would recommend Rock Bottom to anyone.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Qucik service, great burgers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    I had 6:00pm reservations and we were seated around 6:20pm. I was a little worried because I had Bob Marley the comedian tickets for 7:30pm but it worked out just fine! The beers are good too! There was 4 of us and we all got burgers and loved them. I got the Laredo burger, thought it would be spicier due to the chipolte mayo and jack cheese but it was very delicious! Guacamole was fantastic on it! My boyfriend got the 2:00am burger, which I had to try and it was also really really good! I might have to get that for myself next time. Then my mom and her boyfriend were less adventurous with bacon cheese burgers, not specifically on the menu but no hesitation from the waiter when they ordered. We got our food and paid quickly! Will go again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waiter wasn't mean or
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    Our waiter wasn't mean or unpleasant, but he didn't go out of his way to be really friendly to us, though we tried. But the food quality and quick turn-around from ordering made up for it. Perfect place to get dinner before a show, like we did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Myself and 3 friends went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Myself and 3 friends went to Rock Bottom for dinner. We found an industrial STAPLE in one of our meals...in the middle of a sandwich. The waitress was apologetic, but we still asked to speak to the manager on duty. The manager, Michael, (found out that he was the GM), came over and made the attempt to explain away the situation. We did not to continue eating any of the ramaining meals on our table. The waitress came over with our bill, with the majority of the food removed. We asked to speak with the GM again, but after waiting 15+ minutes for him (and him not coming over), we had enough with that place! Not even an apology from the GM! We would NOT recommend this place to anyone that is concerned about food safety or customer service!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We waited over an hour and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    We waited over an hour and never got our food order.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • have been here several times,
    Carol
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    have been here several times, always pleased with the ambiance, service, quality, & food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went there after a theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    I went there after a theater matinee to watch the Pat's and have some dinner. It was the perfect spot too bad they lost!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • chain food- convenient to theater.
    Hbigguy
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    There was about five hosts, which appeared to outnumber the waitstaff. While several items looked interesting, I chose the lobster and shrimp tacos, and my wife the rueben. The corned beef was very tough, and my sides uneatable. Service was decent, but slow. High energy place - noisy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great spot if you are going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    great spot if you are going to the theater, but you should have a reservations. Very loud inside, so if you want quiet this is not the place for you. Food was good and reasonable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and server were good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    The food and server were good. I had asked for fruit as a side, but got french fries - which was fine (debated between two anyways).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food tasted okay....both soup
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    Food tasted okay....both soup and entree were lukewarm.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hot times & that's not a good thang
    HailRagnarVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2012
    Nice place in the heart of the theatre district. Everything was generally pretty good except for the heat level in the restaurant One of the nicest features of the restaurant is its outside dining area. Inexplicably , the patio was closed as the manager thought it too cold even though the temp was around 70 degrees Inside, the temp was close to 80 degrees. Go figure.... We won't be back
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic