Rock Bottom - Boston
Rock Bottom - Boston

Rock Bottom - Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rockbottom.com/
  • Phone: 6177422739
  • 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
32 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (13)vibrant bar scene (13)great for lunch (10)neighborhood gem (9)hot spot (7)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (6)fit for foodies (5)great for outdoor dining (5)special occasion (4)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 209 reviews are from the Rock Bottom - Boston reviews archive.
  • 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.
  • Great food and atmoshphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Didn't feel well after eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Didn't feel well after eating food. Food seemed very processed. Restaurant extremely crowded and noisy
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Theater District Staple
    TomFromAmherst
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice pre-theatre
    Rick
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food but service was so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    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)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little event!
    Steve
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Was there for the 92.5 River event hosting Big Head Todd and the Monsters! We had a blast! Love the IPA!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rock Bottom - Wang Center
    2Gals
    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 ..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid food, great beer
    historyprof
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food and great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch before Theater
    SuzG
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Guess we picked the wrong night
    RushedDiner
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yay
    Bean
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    We went before a show and were very impressed. Will definately return. Service great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapponted by one of our favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate