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Jacob Wirth - Permanently Closed

3.9
3.9
1857 Reviews
$30 and under
German

We are the 2nd oldest restaurant in Boston and the longest consecutively running tradition in the city. The original round mahogany tables and bar have welcomed one and all both young and old for over 142 years. Share a meal and moment in history where the people who built Boston did. Where Larry Bird came after walking off the court his last night of being a Boston Celtic. Most recently where Hollywood has found inspiration featuring Jacob Wirth in "Knight and Day" and "The Company Man." Where Boston"s Big Dig was drawn on napkin... Hey when you're 130 years old see if you get everything right!
We strive for great service here but sometimes things do not always go as planned. Both good and bad we would like to hear your experience and feedback. These comments can be sent to mfitzgerald@jacobwirth.com Thank you in advance!

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Jäger Frites$8.95

    Crispy French Fries Drenched in Jägermeister Gravy Topped with Crispy Bacon

    • Jakes Nacho Platter$11.95

      Tri-Colored Tortillas Smothered in Your Choice of Vegetarian or Beef and Bean Chili, with Black Olives, Cherry Peppers, and Cheddar Cheese served with side of sour cream, salsa and guacamole

      • Sausage and Sauerkraut Balls$9.95

        Sauerkraut and Sausage Breaded and Fried until Golden Brown Served with our Homemade Ale Honey Mustard

        • Bacon Wrapped Asparagus$10.95

          Four Grilled and Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Spears Served over creamy Hollandaise

          • Fried Pickles$7.95

            With Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

            • Potato Pancakes$7.95

              Served with Cinnamon Crème Freche and Fire Roasted Apples

              • Siracha Cod Bites$11.95

                Battered and Fried until Crispy served with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

                • Bucket of Soft Baked Pretzels$7.95

                  3 Baked to Order Pretzels with samplings of house made Ale Honey Mustard and Ale Cheese Dip

                  • Crispy Chicken Fingers$8.95

                    Hand Breaded and Fried to Order with a choice of Sesame Asian, BBQ, Buffalo, or Plain

                    • Crispy Chicken Wings$8.95

                      Hand Breaded and Fried. Choice of Sesame Asian, BBQ, Buffalo, or Plain

                      • Potato Cheese Jalapeno Bites$8.95

                        Served with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

                        • Poblano Corn Fritters$8.95

                          Fried until Golden and Crispy served with Cranberry Honey Ale Dipping Sauce

                          Small Plates

                          • Munich Wurst$15.95

                            Hand made Pretzel wrapped wurst with Sauteed Peppers and Onions Drizzled with Mustard Cream

                            • German Slider Platter$10.95

                              3 sliders topped with Swiss Cheese and served on a Toasted Bun between Sauerkraut and Red Cabbage

                              • German Sampler$22.95

                                Two Soft Baked Pretzels, Two Potato Pancakes, Beer Steamed Bratwurst and Knockwurst over German Potato Salad, Braised Red Cabbage, and Sauerkraut

                                • Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Tower$10.95

                                  Chunks of Roasted Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Baked served Over Mescaline Greens with Mustard Cream Drizzle

                                  • Crispy Calamari$12.95

                                    Flash-Fried Squid and Spicy Cherry Peppers Served with Creamy Buttermilk Ranch

                                    • Jake's Nibbler$12.95

                                      Samplings of Grilled Knockwurst and Bratwurst served over Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage, and German Potato Salad with a Side of Bitter- Sweet Red Beer Sauce

                                      • Weiner Schnitzel$14.95

                                        Breaded Veal Cutlet Served with Handmade Dill Spaetzle and a Light Lemon Butter Sauce

                                        • Munich Schnitzel$14.95

                                          Breaded Veal Cutlet Served with Handmade Dill Spaetzle and a Mustard Cream Sauce with Sautéed Peppers and Onions

                                          • Jaeger Schnitzel$14.95

                                            Bread Veal Cutlet served with Handmade Wild Mushroom and Sweet Pea Spaetzle and Jägermeister Sauce

                                            • Sauerbraten$12.95

                                              One 6oz Slice of Melt in Your Mouth Sweet N' Sour Braised Beef Round Served over Handmade Dill Spaetzel Topped with Gingersnap Gravy and Red Cabbage

                                              Lighter Fare

                                                Soups

                                                • Our Award- Winning New England Clam Chowder

                                                  • Cup$4.95
                                                  • Bowl$5.95
                                                • Beef and Bean Chili

                                                  with Cheddar Cheese and Tortilla Chips

                                                  • Cup$4.95
                                                  • Bowl$5.95
                                                • Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

                                                  • Cup$4.95
                                                  • Bowl$5.95

                                                Salads

                                                • The Wedge$9.95

                                                  A Wedge of Iceberg Lettuce Smothered in Blue Cheese Dressing, with Red Grape Tomatoes, Crispy Chopped Bacon and Pickled Red Onions

                                                  • Pear Salad$12.95

                                                    Baby Spinach with a Roasted Baked Stuffed Half Pear Filled with Creamy Goat Cheese served with Candied Walnuts, Cherry Tomatoes, and Sliced Cucumber with a White Balsamic Vinaigrette

                                                    • Jake's Caesar

                                                      Crispy Romaine Lettuce Tossed in Traditional Caesar Dressing with Anchovies and Croutons on Top

                                                      • Small$5.95
                                                      • Regular$8.95
                                                    • Jake's Cobb Salad$15.95

                                                      Torn Romaine Tossed in Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Topped with Avocado, Tomatoes, Bacon, Red Onion, Hard Boiled Egg, Cheddar and Grilled Chicken.

                                                      • House Salad$6.95

                                                        Mixed Greens with Tomato, Red Onion, Carrots, and Cucumbers served with our House Creamy Italian Dressing

                                                        Signature Sandwiches

                                                        Comes with Your Choice of Crispy French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Onion Rings, Cole Slaw, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage, or Mashed Potatoes

                                                        • Warm Honey Ham Sandwich$11.95

                                                          Baked Honey Ham with Fire Roasted Apples, Swiss Cheese, and Mustard Aioli Baked and served on a Multi Grain Roll

                                                          • Weiner Schnitzel Sandwich$14.95

                                                            Pounded and Breaded Veal Cutlet Baked on a Pretzel Bun with Swiss cheese, Sautéed Mushrooms, and Traditional German Curry Ketchup

                                                            • Grilled Custom Reuben$10.95

                                                              Your Choice of Traditional Red Corned Beef, Sliced Turkey Breast, or Veggie Patty Served with Swiss Cheese and Sauerkraut on Dark Rye with a Side of Russian Dressing

                                                              • Pastrami$9.95

                                                                Paper Thin Slices of Pastrami Topped with Swiss Cheese on a Sour Dough Roll

                                                                • Buffalo Chicken Wrap$10.95

                                                                  Crispy Buffalo Chicken Fingers, Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Blue Cheese Crumbles, Topped with Blue Cheese Dressing and Wrapped in a Flour Tortilla

                                                                  • Warm Chipotle Turkey Sandwich$11.95

                                                                    Fresh Thinly Sliced Turkey Breast, Chipotle Mayo, Bacon, Smoked Cheddar, BBQ Sauce, Avocado, and Lettuce Baked and Served on a Multigrain Roll

                                                                    • Fried Chicken BLT$11.95

                                                                      Crispy Fried Chicken Cutlet with Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheddar Cheese, and Mayo on Texas Toast. Also Available with substituted Grilled Chicken

                                                                      • Warm Veggie Lover$12.95

                                                                        Grilled Veggie Patty topped with Butternut Squash Chunks Baked with Goat Cheese Crumbles with Fresh Baby Spinach and Mustard Aioli on Multigrain Roll

                                                                        Customize your Lighter Fare Entrée

                                                                        $17.95. Your Choice of Grilled Chicken Breast, Steak Tips, or Swordfish with choice of two of the following sides:

                                                                        • Grilled Asparagus

                                                                          • Braised Red Cabbage

                                                                            • German Potato Salad

                                                                              • Sauerkraut

                                                                                • Small House Salad

                                                                                  • Small Cesar Salad

                                                                                    Wursts

                                                                                    $11.95. All of Our Wursts are Locally Made 8oz Sausages Cured and Stuffed with the Finest Meats and Traditional German Spices. Served Over Your Choice of Red Cabbage or Sauerkraut on a Pretzel Bun. All Served With Your Choice Of: Crispy French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Onion Rings, Cole Slaw, German Potato Salad, or Mashed Potatoes

                                                                                    • Steamed Bratwurst

                                                                                      Ground Beef, Pork and Onions

                                                                                      • Jake's Black Label Sausage

                                                                                        A Combination of Pork, Garlic, and Spices Infused With Our Very Own Jake's House Dark Beer

                                                                                        • Grilled Smoked Bratwurst

                                                                                          Ground Beef, Pork, Onions and Mustard Seed

                                                                                          • Steamed Knockwurst

                                                                                            Ground Beef, Pork, and Spices

                                                                                            • Grilled Weisswurst

                                                                                              Ground Veal, Pork, and Spices

                                                                                              Signature Burgers

                                                                                              All Served on a Sesame Bun with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion and Your Choice of; French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Onion Rings, Cole Slaw, German Potato Salad, Red Cabbage, Sauerkraut, or Mashed Potatoes

                                                                                              • Big Bite Burger$12.95

                                                                                                Topped with Crispy Fried Mac and Cheese served with a side of Traditional German Curry Ketchup

                                                                                                • Jake's Burger$10.95

                                                                                                  Angus Burger Patty Grilled to Your Liking

                                                                                                  • German Burger$11.95

                                                                                                    Angus Burger Grilled and Topped with Swiss Cheese and Served between Red Cabbage and Sauerkraut

                                                                                                    • Blue Cheese Burger$10.95

                                                                                                      Angus Burger Patty Grilled and Topped with Blue Cheese Crumbles

                                                                                                      • Boursin Mushroom Burger$11.95

                                                                                                        Angus Burger Patty Grilled and Topped with Creamy Boursin and Sautéed Mushrooms

                                                                                                        • Smokey Mountain Burger$12.95

                                                                                                          Angus Burger Patty Grilled and Topped with BBQ Sauce, Smoked Gouda, Bacon, and Beer Battered Onion Rings

                                                                                                          • Bacon Egg and Cheese Burger$12.95

                                                                                                            Angus Burger Patty Grilled and Topped with Bacon, Cheddar, and an Over Easy Fried Egg

                                                                                                            • The Classic Veggie Burger$10.95

                                                                                                              Garden Burger Grilled and Topped with Creamy Boursin and Sautéed Mushrooms

                                                                                                              Jacob Wirth Classics

                                                                                                              • Wiener Schnitzel - Recommended Beer Selection Paulaner Hefeweizen$23.95

                                                                                                                Breaded Fresh Veal Tenderloin Served Over Handmade Dill Spaetzel with a Lemon Butter Sauce and Grilled Asparagus

                                                                                                                • Munich Schnitzel - Recommended Beer Selection Paulaner Hefeweizen$23.95

                                                                                                                  Breaded Fresh Veal Tenderloin Served Over Handmade Dill Spaetzel with a Mustard Cream Sauce and Sautéed Peppers and Onions

                                                                                                                  • Jaeger Schnitzel - Recommended Beer Selection Dunkelweiss$23.95

                                                                                                                    Breaded Fresh Veal Tenderloin Served Over Mushroom and Sweet Pea Handmade Spaetzel with a Jägermeister Sauce

                                                                                                                    • German Mixed Grill - Recommended Beer Selection Raddeberger$18.25

                                                                                                                      Grilled Smoked Bratwurst and Weisswurst Served Over German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut, and Red Cabbage

                                                                                                                      • Jake's Special - Recommended Beer Selection Sam Adams Boston Brick Red$18.25

                                                                                                                        Beer Steamed Knockwurst and Bratwurst over German Potato Salad and Sauerkraut with a Red Bitter-Sweet Beer Sauce

                                                                                                                        • Sauerbraten - Recommended Beer Selection Jake's Special Dark$23.95

                                                                                                                          Sweet N' Sour Braised Beef Round Over Handmade Dill Spaetzel Topped with Fresh Ginger Snap Gravy and Red Cabbage

                                                                                                                          Featured Entrees

                                                                                                                          • Ham and Sweet Pea Mac and Cheese - Recommended Beer Selection Duvel Golden Ale$16.95

                                                                                                                            Our Famous Four Cheese made to order Mac and Cheese with Ritz Cracker Crumb Topping Tossed with Honey Ham and Sweet Peas

                                                                                                                            • Beer Battered Fish and Chips - Recommended Beer Selection Jake's House Lager$16.95

                                                                                                                              Haddock Fillet in a Light Beer Batter, Served with Creamy Cole Slaw, French Fries, and Homemade Tartar Sauce

                                                                                                                              • BBQ Steak Tips - Recommended Beer Selection Leffe Brown$17.95

                                                                                                                                Marinated and Grilled to Perfection Topped with a Few Beer Battered Onion Rings and Served with Mashed Potatoes and grilled Asparagus

                                                                                                                                • Broiled Swordfish Steak with Chipotle Compound Butter - Recommended Beer Selection Old Speckled Hen$17.95

                                                                                                                                  Served with Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus

                                                                                                                                  • Drunken Meatloaf - Recommended Beer Selection Guinness$16.95

                                                                                                                                    Homemade Meatloaf Drenched in a Jägermeister Gravy Served Over Mashed Potatoes with Grilled Asparagus

                                                                                                                                    • Butternut Squash Ravioli - Recommended Beer Selection Leffe Blonde$15.95

                                                                                                                                      Tossed in a Cream Sauce Served with Chunks of Fresh Butternut Squash with Candied Walnuts

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                                                                                                                                      What 1,857 people are saying

                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                      3.9
                                                                                                                                      3.9 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                      • 3.8Food
                                                                                                                                      • 3.7Service
                                                                                                                                      • 3.8Ambience
                                                                                                                                      • 3.9Value

                                                                                                                                      NoiseModerate

                                                                                                                                      84% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                                                                      1. EJ

                                                                                                                                        EJ21en

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        40 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        40 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 19, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        For anyone having missed the news, Jacob Wirth had a fire on the 4th floor of this iconic establishment. The restaurant was seriously impacted by the water. I'm hoping they will reopen.

                                                                                                                                      2. PD

                                                                                                                                        PattyD

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 11, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                        We can’t give an accurate rating as when we arrived, the restaurant was closed. We received no indication when we reserved on Open Table nor when we called to find out what was going on.

                                                                                                                                      3. BC

                                                                                                                                        BillC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                        We enjoyed the small plates of German food - very tasty - and they nicely solved the stereotypical complaint! We have not been to Wirth's for some time. It is livelier than we remembered, and we were glad to see that.

                                                                                                                                      4. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 19, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                        It can get quite loud in there and the chairs are not at all comfortable. The Vienna schnitzel is the best of the three options. The German platter was very good.

                                                                                                                                      5. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 18, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                        Our group pre-ordered and were told that the items on the on-line lunch menu were what we should order off of. We did so and were not told until we got to the restaurant that several of the items were no longer available!!! Might have been nice to know that before we arrived. Please update your online menu so people know what is and isn't available.

                                                                                                                                      6. PH

                                                                                                                                        PeterH

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 14, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Great German food with a pub atmosphere. Wide selection of draft beers. Entertainment in the evening. Friendly wait staff. Short walk from South Station

                                                                                                                                      7. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall2food1service4ambience1

                                                                                                                                        Food too salty

                                                                                                                                      8. J

                                                                                                                                        Judy

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        30 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        30 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall3food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                        Just wasn’t up to par. We had a large party. It took the server 20 minutes to come over to the table. Appetizers were served at the same time as the main courses. Beers were served AFTER we received our food. Food was just ok. Wouldn’t go out of my way to go there again.

                                                                                                                                      9. J

                                                                                                                                        Janny

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall3food4service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                        We had made reservation week in advance yet were given unsatisfactory table. Service was slow although our wait person was really working. Not enough staff which perhaps accounts for poor seating as there appeared to be a few open spots. Food was satisfactory and well priced

                                                                                                                                      10. a

                                                                                                                                        amberj0yful

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 12, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        My grandparents came over from Germany, so any chance we get to enjoy German food - we take it! The food was the delicious, the portions were huge and the environment was fun! I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family. This was our first time, but it certainly will not be our last!! :)

                                                                                                                                      11. WC

                                                                                                                                        WilliamC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 11, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                        FOOD WAS VERY OVER COOKED! Appetizers were potato pancakes over cooked. Shnitzel was over cooked! German mixed grill was dry and over cooked!

                                                                                                                                      12. C

                                                                                                                                        Celia1

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                        Disappointing German food. The sauerbraten meat was very dry. I should have sent it back. The potato pancakes with apple and cinnamon was flavorful and nice 'n oily.

                                                                                                                                      13. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                        The service was very slow and very frustrating. Management did provide a $40 comp which helped. Great food though!

                                                                                                                                      14. JP

                                                                                                                                        JohnPaulaL

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                        Food was delicious, service was great, location within walking distance to theater(s ) .

                                                                                                                                      15. LM

                                                                                                                                        LM86

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall1food3service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                        Service was atrocious - our waitress did not check in with us at all after we got our lunch. I had to ask for the check. Wouldn’t recommend

                                                                                                                                      16. SJ

                                                                                                                                        SherryJ

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 5, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Waiter was great! We were looking forward to try the meatloaf . But was out. Did find that odd to be out of an item at 6pm. Did try the mountain burger, which was good. Overall, food and drinks and atmosphere was good. Would go again.

                                                                                                                                      17. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 5, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Great beer,food and service

                                                                                                                                      18. D

                                                                                                                                        Dad36

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 5, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Jacob Wirth was my Dad's favorite restaurant. My 2 sisters and I enjoyed dinner and memories of my Mom and Dad. Thanks

                                                                                                                                      19. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Baltimore

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 5, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                        Good food, great portion sizes and a good more traditional pub feel.

                                                                                                                                      20. PN

                                                                                                                                        PheN

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 4, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                        It had been 15 years or so since the last time I'd eaten at JW's. Unfortunately, the food quality has significantly declined since then. Both the bratwurst and knockwurst we had were really bland. Good fries, and an OK red cabbage base that was saved mostly by the pretzel bun. We didn't try any of the beer selection, but they do have a great selection to choose from. The wine list could be added to, with some decent German wine that's not a Riesling. I grew up with authentic German cooking, and have eaten in Germany as well, and the last time I ate here, it was absolutely comparable to what you'd get in Germany, or at least in a German home. Today, the same cannot be said. While I was disappointed with the food, the service was good. The host was really amenable when I called to say we might be late; and the waiter was prompt. The price was unbelievably low, especially when you consider the area. Overall, it was definitely a mixed bag. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone looking for an authentic German plate, but it's certainly a decent spot for a quick, affordable bite, or after-work beer with your office mates.

                                                                                                                                      21. DB

                                                                                                                                        DarrellB

                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 28, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                        An old theater district gem with a properly worn, comfortable atmosphere. Not pretentious but good food choices whether German or American with a great draft beer list! We actually held dinner reservations but found the place when walking around looking for a lunch spot. So we ate lunch in the bar area and kept our dinner plans for the dining room the same day! We enjoyed both a lot. We liked the choice of "small plates" for German favorites (but they weren't all that small). All of that equates to good value. Some beers are fairly pricey but really good!

                                                                                                                                      22. MC

                                                                                                                                        MichaelC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                        I brought my wife out for 50th birthday with two other couples. We are from rural New Hampshire and going into the city is a big deal. With that being said we chose Jacob Wirth's. Thank you for a GREAT TIME!

                                                                                                                                      23. R

                                                                                                                                        Randy1

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 18, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        One of many memorable visits, we enjoyed a beer at the bar awaiting other members of our party. Appreciated the old world service, ambiance and food

                                                                                                                                      24. O

                                                                                                                                        Ords

                                                                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                        42 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        42 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 15, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                        An okay pub environment with okay German food. I had the butternut squash ravioli which had too thick of a cheesy sauce. Mom had the schnitzel which was awesome, but the spaetzle was not great. Good beer, solid service.

                                                                                                                                      25. G

                                                                                                                                        Gen13

                                                                                                                                        Richmond

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 14, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Great food- the vegetarian chili was a little too spicy but really good otherwise. Great schnitzel and cabbage. Our waiter was not very attentive and I had to walk up to the bar to ask for more water as after waiting a few minutes we could not see him anywhere. Additionally, 2 of the drinks that a member of our party ordered were apparently “not available now” even though they were on the menu. Overall, still a great meal and great ambiance.

                                                                                                                                      26. JL

                                                                                                                                        JamesL

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 13, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Excellent meal, good service, hope this place stays open forever!

                                                                                                                                      27. Z

                                                                                                                                        bertZ

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 13, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Just solid pub staples with traditional German options that are very good. It has a great old beer hall vibe, great tap list, and quality food. Service was also excellent for our pre-show meal.

                                                                                                                                      28. h

                                                                                                                                        happycamperz

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        29 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        29 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 6, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great place for excellent German food. Pub style atmosphere. Service is friendly and attentive. We would highly recommend this restaurant either before or after the theater.

                                                                                                                                      29. BJ

                                                                                                                                        BrettJ

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 4, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                        My chicken sandwich was not warm. we and the table next to us had to get up and track down the waiter to get our checks.

                                                                                                                                      30. GM

                                                                                                                                        GradyM

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        I reserved for 4. I showed up with 5, and was accomodated quickly for the extra person. Everyone was very happy with the food and beverages. I've been coming here since the first month I moved here in 1980.

                                                                                                                                      31. L

                                                                                                                                        Larry

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 30, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Very good food, service and beer.

                                                                                                                                      32. JG

                                                                                                                                        JeffG

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 29, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great classic Boston spot

                                                                                                                                      33. CY

                                                                                                                                        CindyY

                                                                                                                                        Richmond

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 27, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                        The sauerbraten was not memorable, we make better at home. The service started off well, but suffered as tables filled up.

                                                                                                                                      34. JI

                                                                                                                                        JoeI

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 26, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        This is an iconic restaurant in Boston. Unique and authentic in all respects. Great beer and German food and all that could be expected in a genuine German beerhall!

                                                                                                                                      35. SE

                                                                                                                                        StevenE

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                        The German food was terrible and no where near authentic. It barely had flavor and was overpriced. Very disappointed in the food as well as the service. The waiter didn't take our drink orders (we settled on the pitcher of water) and was overall disinterested in our table.

                                                                                                                                      36. l

                                                                                                                                        lynn

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        53 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                        53 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall1food1service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                        This was the worst meal any of us have ever eaten. No wonder the restaurant is for sale.

                                                                                                                                      37. LJ

                                                                                                                                        LJCBoston

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                        Because this was a historic restaurant, I was hoping for something different. Instead, it is a very loud place with a pub atmosphere. Seems to have a terrific selection of beers. Stick to pub food which they seem to do a reasonable job on: don't order anything fancy. If you are looking for a loud pub where you can drink with friends, this place is plausible. Quiet before-theater dinner not so much.

                                                                                                                                      38. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                        I was hungry when I entered and full when I left

                                                                                                                                      39. WM

                                                                                                                                        WendyM

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 23, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                        I've always like JW for informal business day lunch - sandwiches. Tried the Weinerschnitzel on a Friday night - dreadful! Undercooked veal, tasteless schnitzel, not very hot. What a mess. My friend enjoyed the giant everything-burger. Good asparagus and bacon appetizer. General buzzing ambiance was good. Service - indifferent.

                                                                                                                                      40. D

                                                                                                                                        Dolly123

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 23, 2018

                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great ambiance at an old school German restaurant. Service was great and the sing-along with Mel was so much fun!

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