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
  • amy223
    Amy223
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    This is my go-to spot before the theater. Food is great and reasonable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We came in for dinner about 45 minutes prior to seeing a show at the Wang. Our server bent over backwards to make sure we received our food in time to make the show's start time. The food was great and I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In the theater district
    Funwithfriends
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Rock Bottom is in the heart of the theater district. Just across the street from the Wang Theater. Perfect for a pre or post theater meal or just a drink.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointed
    eew9
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We booked a table before the theater with our two children for 5:15. With a reservation and many empty tables we were sat next to the door. I felt like why did I even bother booking? We asked to be moved. The beef burgers were good but I asked for no mayo on my turkey burger. It of course arrived slathered in mayo. The waitress said she would have another made and asked me if I would like another drink. 15 minutes later after everyone was finished dinner my turkey burger arrived. No apologies. When the bill arrived we were charged for the turkey burger and the drink I was "offered" during the wait. Cons: there was no customer service the night we ate at Rock Bottom; turkey burger gross. Pro: beef burgers were fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for good food
    HellenicTexans
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We ate here many times because we were working in the area. The food was always cooked to order, Kevin was usually ouir server and he always made us feel taken care of. We recommend Rock Bottom and Kevin the server! When it is full, the kitchen can get slow, and another server, not Kevin, didn't seem to remember our side order changes. But in the end, its usually really good here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints
    Carol
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My family meets here frequently when in the theater district. The location, food, service, and prices are consistently very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    SAAA
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was great, but unable to hear the person next to you talking. Very, very loud inside.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent bite before a show
    Kenneth
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Ate here before catching a show at the Wang. Service was a bit slow since it was busy as usual but they had great beers and an awesome menu. Meal was good, so overall it was an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected!
    KayMay
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We went before a show at the Wang and chose based on location. Excellent menu with lots to chose from and there was not a clean plate in the group! Would definitely recommend and go back! It was very busy but service was excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Sandy
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Looking for a place to go before a theatre performance and found this on-line. PERFECT location - GREAT food - AWESOME drinks! We only had about an hour, but dinner (sandwiches/burgers) were served quickly, had 2 bar drinks each, and had time to spare before we had to leave and never felt rushed. Server was polished and attentive. Definately making this a go-to restaurant when in the theartre district!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ForgtNamesIUsed
    ForgtNamesIUsedVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    It's a sports bar. Noisy, lots of televisions. Food was average but that's to be expected in this type of establishment. Our server was good. I'd go again if this environment is what I was looking for.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Pub fare
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The beer is excellent and the food comparable to other upscale breweries. Recommend getting seating near the windows to see the neighborhood in action.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frida Lunch
    Mary
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Met a friend for lunch. The food was great - nice selection of salads. I had the Ahi over greens with apples and such. My friend had mac and cheese with chicken. We had a couple of drinks (hey, it was Friday!) Great beer selections and I like the KJ chard available by the glass.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quick burger in Theater district
    TheaterGoer
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Beer (had IPA) was great, fast, attentive service, but the food was blah.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food before a show
    bcmom
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our group of 8 had dinner before attending the Lion King at the Boston Opera House. The food was good and the location was close to the show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We dined at Rock Bottom on Stuart St before seeing the Lion KIng at the Opera House. We had a party of 10, so we made 2 reservations of 5, that we hoped to seat together. I wrote a note along with my Open Table reservation requesting for this , and was easily accommodated by the restaurant. Food was enticing for the kids and the adults. We had the pretzels for shared apps and they were tasty. The 2am burger and also Lobster & shrimp tacos were absolutely outstanding! Great beer selection and the kiddos enjoyed their desserts. Service was noteworthy! We received excellent attention from our server Katelyn. I will return again for certain!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy pre theater
    Kelp
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Location and service make this a great pre theater dining spot. The food is average
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • pre-theater
    nblex
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Well located for pre-theater meal. Prompt service, varied menu, good food, reasonable prices and good selection of beers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    One of the best burger selections in boston...we are never disappointed.also beer of the day is only $3...a great deal
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 220 reviews are from the Rock Bottom - Boston reviews archive.
  • js16thbd
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • surprisingly good
    wsoup
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • server
    lucky
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Server had no personality. Slow to come to table for just water.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Theater Dinner Place
    inkysmom
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dmv3
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome experience
    runtoots
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    LEG81
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok Reasonable Price friendly staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real bottom. Horrible service.
    Gigi
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service!
    SteveB
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    One of the best burgers I've had in years, great beer, attentive service - great evening!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Piedra
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical chain bar food.
    GirlInValpo
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rock Bottom Before Blue Man
    CTinBoston
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    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!).
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food
    foodie5
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bring a Friend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tiny apps
    Harvey
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Dont bother with appetizers, they're ridiculously tiny and not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Theater Dinner Place
    inkysmom
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early Saturday night dinner
    1nite2dinner
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group outing after blue man group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and great people!
    Angel
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.