Solas
Solas

Solas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.solasboston.com/
  • Phone: (617) 933-4803
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Sean MacAlpine
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Exeter Street
  • Public Transit: Orange Line Back Bay Station, Green Line Copley Square or Hynes Convention Center
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking at the Lenox Hotel,metered street parking, and parking validation for the Prudential Center garage.
A word from Solas
A proper pint. A warm meal. A cozy table. This is what you can expect when you step into Sólás, a quaint neighborhood pub with modern flair. Nestled in the heart of Boston’s storied Back Bay, Sólás is the perfect spot to while away an afternoon overlooking the bustle of Boylston Street or linger over beers in our intimate dining room. Our lunch and dinner menus feature classic pub dishes with regional New England touches. A rich selection of salads and stews, and sandwiches and entrees, are enjoyed with our extensive selection of draft beers, craft cocktails and hand selected wines.
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Solas reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
late-night find (7)neighborhood gem (6)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (4)hot spot (3)fit for foodies (3)special occasion (3)kid-friendly (2)romantic (2)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • great for people watching
    Boston
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a lovely meal outside and had some great people watching. The food was very good! Both of us were very happy with our experience
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time - Good Experience
    DaveR
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This was our first time in Boston and found SOLAS via the internet (searched Google for restaurants near the Convention Center). We do like Irish food, so it was a good fit. Our waiter was personable and knew what to recommend in the way of local beers. He did an outstanding job with the service. The prices were very good and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great service. fantastic food and very reasonably priced , we will definitely recommend to all our friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little pub
    OutoftownerVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    A friend and I grabbed some dinner and drinks here - he had been before and liked it. The food choices lean towards pub fare, but they do have a wide variety so anyone should be able to find something they like. What I liked the best, besides the very friendly service, was the prices are VERY reasonable, which is difficult to find in Boston, especially around the Back Bay. A big sandwich with a heaping pile of fries (that are really good) for $12? Ok! More money for brews! The funny thing is they say they are an Irish pub but somehow I thought they were Mexican from the name, and they have a lot of Mexican food and just general American style food on the menu - you wouldn't really know it is "Irish."
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner with Sis
    averagecrowe
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Went out looking for a burger and a beer and found it. Being by the place many times in 4 years this was my first time stopping in. The whole menu looked good and I almost went with the salmon but my burger cracking came in. The place has a nice rustic feel and the food has that type of air about it too. The draft selection is good with no sign of a bush beer or colors on it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Visiting Boston
    cesgVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This restaurant was just around the corner from our hotel. Perfect location to walk to. Service was excellent. Portions were generous and food was delicious. Loved the decor.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 👍
    briittanynoelle
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    A great spot for lunch! Fast service and a lively environment
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Traditional pub grub
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Good location, great Guinness on draft. Basic pub food. Overpriced for quality received. Would be better if menu was more like a gastro pub.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip!
    XavierVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went here because one of my guests eats unhealthy and can't afford higher prices. Food was terrible: waiter indicated that the steak sandwich had about 6-7oz of steak but to my surprise there were only two little pieces of meat in a sea of grilled onions. When I brought it to the attention of the waiter (not his fault) though he addressed and changed my order- it was received with some attitude. I say skip and if you can, go to a better place!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 24 reviews are from the Solas reviews archive.
  • Very nice
    Baba
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I took two young people to lunch here for a birthday. My company enjoyed themselves and the lunch was lovely, generous portion and very nicely prepared. The service was attentive and friendly. We had very nice desserts and felt as if an important event had been properly celebrated. Thank you very much
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food & service were great! Was a bit noisy but it was Friday evening.....to be expected. Mostly locals.. Looks like a good 'after work' place for get togethers. We ordered coffee & dessert. Cheesecake was still a bit frozen and not much flavor. Should have gone for the apple crisp! All in all 4 *'s as our sandwiches were great and service too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, service OK, noisy . . .
    KCSM
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We had a small group to celebrate my son's graduation. The atmosphere was nice, and the staff were friendly and professional. The food choices were excellent, and what we ordered was very satisfying. Although the staff were very nice and professional, there were long periods of time where they didn't check on us. We ran out of water, and even when we asked for more, it never came. The noise level was a bit high. Our table was located under one of the speakers to their music system, so that was part of it, so it was a little difficult to hear everyone at the table. Overall, the prices were reasonable, the food was great, but the service could have been more attentive, and it would have been nice if it were not quite as loud.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice little place
    JRBoston
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Really enjoyed my dinner/drinks at Solas... it's a nice after-work place. Very affordable menu, good tasting food, great location and nice ambiance
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The whole experience worked out well. Really like open table as a way to save time and aggravation
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Letdown
    ToryMoore
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    From some reviews, as we were coming from Texas, we were expecting an old Irish pub experience on Boylston street. What a letdown. The only thing good was the Guiness. It's a American bar with lazy, slow, waitresses. Spent more time talking to each other and looking at t-shirts. Don't bother if looking for something different then any other bar. The very young blond, high school girl serving as hostess on Saturday was great though. Have to give her kudos for her service. The food was fairly good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Great Guinness.
    Bryan
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My girlfriend and I took a weekend trip to Boston from New Jersey and tried to find an affordable place to eat that still had a reputation for quality food. I found Solas online and liked the look of their menu so we decided to give it a try. We definitely do not regret stopping in for a bite and a beer! I had the chicken pot pie which was home-made and delicious while she had a sandwich called the "Rachel" which she enjoyed a lot! Another pro was a perfectly poured Guinness that was perfectly chilled and washed down my meal wonderfully. My server was as good as a server can be without being an interruption to a nice dinner out. I'll be back to Solas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorite spots.
    Kmpc
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    One of our favorite spots. Great food, great drinks
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was good unfortunately my steak tips were cold and so was my boyfriend's shepherd pie. Not sure why they were cold. Although, I did see a server try and approach out table with what looked like out entrees. Still not sure if the waitress put our appeizer and entrees all at once, or if it was the kitchen's error. Seems like there was only one waitress on the entire floor because we waited 20 mins for the check. Not the best experience, probably will not go back there. No, I would not recommend this resturant to a friend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Affordable and simple
    KittyVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Always nice to have a place like this that is affordable and provides simple cuisine. Boston is lacking in this department especially when compared to NYC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early dinner at Solas
    steve
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Have had pints at Solas several times. Decided to have an early dinner on Saturdayu before Tom Rush show. Had an app and each of us had salads with lobster. Really good with loyts of fresh lobster (even full tail pieces). As always, a great pint of Guinness. Ate in bar so loud and lively, which was fine with us.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pub scene
    jmjplays7
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    After a week in Boston, this was a great place to relax and get a drink and a bite. Cheapest dining experience of the week! Staff is friendly and offered tips to picking what to eat. Good selection of beers.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gem
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Sit upstairs and have a view of Bolyston street. Good good and a casual atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Girls night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Solas is great! It a loud atmosphere but in a great location. We both got sandwhichss that were delicious and the mixed drinks were amazing. It was a great not over priced place for two girls to get food and drinks on a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a quick bite
    agirlsgottaeatVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We had Symphony tickets and needed to be out within an hour of seating. Got there late because of traffic but they had held our table and the kitchen rushed our orders to get us out in plenty of time. Best part was we didn't feel rushed and the food was good. I had only been for drinks before but the food is stick-to-your-ribs hearty. Reminds you of a real Irish pub, not those touristy recreations. This isn't fine dining so don't expect that. Just expect good, solid hearty fare at a reasonable price and friendly service. we will be back!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really nice pub. Recommend
    Jersey
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Really nice pub. Recommend the pulled pork quesadillas (app) and the lobster roll.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Free Ease
    nonicknameVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Solas made it easy to identify, order, and enjoy good gluten-free choices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good pub
    Sandman404VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    A nice place to settle and watch the game or hang with friends for a bit. Food portions are large, staff is friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice spot!
    lovemygsp
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We made a reservation for Solas not knowing if it would be really busy later on or not. We ended up arriving pretty early and they sat us with no problem. We sat upstairs. It is decorated in great Gaelic design with a fabulous atmosphere. We had calamari which was good but not up to par with the kind we get in south eastern Mass. The French onion soup was the best I'd ever had. The Chicken Sandy was yummy and my husband thoroughly enjoyed his chicken pot pie. While our service was good, I don't feel like she put in an effort to go above and beyond. No real suggestions and we had to ask for specials. We'd definitely return though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solas a good pub feel
    Kaz01
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Solas was good for a casual pint and pub meal. Great soft pretzels! Very very loud on Friday night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Irish Pub
    FunHappyGinger
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Would highly recommend Solas. The Shepards Pie & Chicken Pot Pie were DELICIOUS, with very generous portions. The bar downstairs was really noisy so we sat upstairs which was perfect for a dinner for two. Very casual with excellent waitstaff. If you love a great Irish Pub stop in here for a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • way too noisy to enjoy dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The location of this restaurant is great, it is quaint and cozy inside but our table was right next to the bar and it was impossible to have conversation during our dinner. Food did not stand out. The kitchen was out of what we both ordered so we had to re-choose and it wasn't memorable at all. I would go for a drink, but not again for dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't go for the food
    AndrewOfCanadaVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    The street level was full and noisy...we sat upstairs. Quieter there, attentive service for drinks but four sandwiches took 25 min to get to the table early on a Sunday evening. The french fries were great...good size, fresh, not greasy but the sandwiches were on dried out bread which toasting didn't hide, had little "sauce" and little flavor. The width of the corned beef and sauerkraut stacked together in my Reuben was less than the width of one slice of the bread....not exactly what you expect for a typical Reuben. The meat in the Cuban sandwich was minimal and was lost in the large submarine-like roll it was served in. We might stop by for a pint again given its location, but wouldn't bother having the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    I love this place.. The food, service, ambiance... Makes me feel like I'm in London, which BTW is another place I love. ;-) I've been to Solas several times... Consistently good. Convenient parking garage nearby and they validate. I'll be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic