M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza

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A favorite Irish pub for visitors and locals alike for over 15 years, visit MJ O’Connor’s for delicious pub fare, American food, local craft beers and an extensive draft beer selection. Menu features include award winning New England Clam Chowder, Fish & Chips, Guinness Beef Stew and Steak Tips. MJ’s is conveniently located in the Park Plaza, between Back Bay and the Theater District. Gift cards are also accepted at over 10 sister locations including MJ O’Connor’s and Gather in the Seaport District, City Table, City Bar and Solas in the Back Bay, and Ned Devine’s and Anthem Kitchen + Bar in Faneuil Hall.
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3.9
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Clam chowder was very good, and imI really liked my steak wedge salad but the rest of the party wasn’t that impressed with their food. It’s pretty loud in there but not unexpected for a pub atmosphere.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your meal, and we're sorry to hear that the rest of your party didn't enjoy theirs. We've shared your review with management and our chef, so we can work to make improvements to our dishes. We hope you'll give us another chance next time you're in the area. Sincerely, Grace

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MT
New England
110 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service from our server. awesome for comfort food and a few extras beyond comfort foods. i dont drink, and it was a good place to eat even though its a bar centered place. our humus dish was very good. nice twist with feta on top. cucumber, carrots and naan. we had enough things to dip to actually finish the humus.
tator tots were PERFECTLY CRISPY.
i had a lobster filled haddock.
my wife had salmon. both were quite good, and buttery of course.
price was moderate.
i will go again

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on February 7, 2020

Hello- Thank you for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location and place. Loud after work crowd but not overly crowded. Steak tips were great!

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on January 16, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

one waitress for lunch? anyway we ordered app set them aside to wait for entries she brought them and without a word took our unfinished appetizer. we were not done with them. my brother didnt finish his mac and cheese. she came and asked how is everything and took his plate of food never asked would you like to take it home or if he was even done with it. she just took it away he didnt even eat 1/2 of it. $80 bucks and most of it was taken away without a word. I wont be going back ever!! Service was so bad I could never recommend this place.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on January 16, 2020

Hi Kath, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry to hear about the service you received during your recent visit with us, and we have shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make improvements. Guest satisfaction is very important to us and we will be making sure the necessary adjustments are made to our service procedures. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stay in Boston for first nite every year- and it’s the only restaurant my 11 yr old feels comfortable eating at bc of his allergy to milk and peanuts! They always accommodate Sean! Thank you

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on January 3, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much for sharing such a kind review! We're so glad you all enjoyed your visit with us this past New Year's Eve. We take allergies and the health of our guests very seriously, and we're happy you and your family were able to enjoy your meal with us on a special night. We hope to see you again next year! Best, Grace

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a nice casual place to have dinner. Food was a little pricy but that’s normal in the city. Overall good experience.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on January 3, 2020

Hello- Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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C
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and food. All around great experience.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you Chris! We hope to see you soon.

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ER
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Though we were set immediately upon arrive (due to having reservations), the waitstaff was exceptionally disinterested in providing us with a pleasant dining experience. I am aware this is a Pub style atmosphere however she could have graced us with a smile or the occasional stop by to see how everything was. Apparently we seemed "patrons" and she clearly has no clue on how to deal with "patrons"! Very disappointing.

p
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food was very good, but so loud! impossible to have a conversation .

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on December 18, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your meal, and we've shared your review with management so we can work to find a solution for the noise issue. Thank you again. We hope to see you next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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N
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was really slow

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on December 16, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We've shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best, Grace

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great! Waitress was nice but took a while in between checks.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your meal, and we've shared your feedback regarding service with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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PS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner - fast service. Table was ready when we arrived (which was a little early). Half the restaurant was closed for a private event so it was a bit noisier than you might expect on a Wednesday evening but the waitress was attentive, the food was delicious, and I'd go back!

WB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Table was ready on time, food was fresh, tasty and hot and the beer was cold!

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on November 8, 2019

Hi Wally, Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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r
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was very mediocre plain boring and uninteresting. Service was worse, had to ask repeatedly for items, never had water refilled.Will not be returning overpriced for everything

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on October 16, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry you didn't have a better experience, and we've shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Apologies again. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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EK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the pub atmosphere but the food topped everything! Everyone was very impressed with the food, truly above average. Will be sure to dine there again

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on October 16, 2019

Hi Ellie, Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you all enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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c
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, good service, good drinks/tap list. Our only complaint is the desserts are really overpriced for what you get. Got the key lime creme brulee and it was about the equivalent of 4 spoonfuls for $9.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, service, and we've shared your feedback regarding pricing with management, so we can work to make the necessary adjustments. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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MS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Clam Chowder and the bartender Jake was amazing!

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on October 7, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed the award-winning clam chowder and service from Jake, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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BB
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Only downside was high noise level, but guess that's to be expected with an Irish pub.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on October 7, 2019

Hi Billy, Thank you for the review and recommendation. Our apologies for the noise. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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BL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time! Sophie was our Waitress and she was so pleasant and accommodating! Her smile was infectious and she made sure our needs were taken care of! The food was AMAZING! The Farro Salmon was scrumptious! ( I desperately wanted the recipe for the quinoa... they couldn’t give it to me... I understand but I was very disappointed... it was the BEST I’ve ever had! I really would LOVE that recipe! And of course we had dessert... the four of us shared a Bread pudding and an absolutely wonderful chocolate cake! We celebrated our friend’s 50th wedding anniversary and we will always remember this fantastic meal at M.J. O’Connor’s! We will be back!

M
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Came early on a Sunday 11:30 after Downton Abbey event. Basically empty. My daughter's food: wedge salad with steak was just OK. My Rubin was pretty awful. Very, very dry...not much kraut, in fact, had to hunt for it. So dry asked for more dressing to fix it and they charged me for it! I tried to fix their nasty-dry sandwich and they charged me 50cents extra for it. Get real. Might be fun in the evening, but steak clear for lunch. Or bring your own dressing. Although almost empty, too forever to get that dressing.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hello- We're sorry you didn't have a better experience dining with us, and we've shared your review with management and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Please don't hesitate to reply with any additional information. Apologies again. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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L
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was visiting the city of Boston and stayed at the adjoining hotel so went here several times.....everything I had was really good!

S
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We were in town for the night and were able to watch the Browns game. They took great care of everybody!

CD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us had lunch here before heading over to the Castle to see The Downton Exhibition. Our waiter was friendly and efficient and was more than happy to give us separate checks. Everyone was happy with their food and it was a fair price (especially for Boston!). We all would like to go there again. The only negative (and it was slight) is that it was rather noisy.

NH
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went to MJs for lunch before a show. It was surprisingly quiet for a noon on a Sunday on a long weekend. It is tough to balance service when it is so quiet but our waitress did a good job of not being ever present nor absent.

For some reason, they serve their sodas completely flat. So if you like normally carbonated sodas, don't order them here.

The food, on the other had, was excellent. The portions are beyond generous and prepared well.

S
New England
43 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was good. Food came out hot and fast. Some items were really good, other items were just "OK". Lobster roll included shells. Waitress seemed pre-occupied. Very casual atmosphere. Not a hot spot, but good if you are looking for a quiet, inexpensive dinner.

E
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My recommendation is for a drink, being in the social mood and maybe watching an event on the TV. Having lunch and being able to have a conversation, I do not recommend M.J. O'Connors . They seat you in the bar area, very noisy, and not a pleasant environment. The "restaurant" section is closed. They did not given a reasonable explanation.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review, recommendation, and feedback. We've shared your feedback with our management team, so we can work on finding a solution for the noise issues. For lunch service, we tend to keep half of the restaurant closed depending on reservations. We typically open it up around 5pm for after work and dinner reservations. Our apologies that this was not explained. Thank you again. We hope to see you next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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S
New England
86 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Fresh food- not a white table cloth kind of place. Modeled after a faux Irish pub M.J. O'Connor does a good job with food and basic drinks. Reasonably priced too. Fish was good, our guests liked their entrees and the crab cakes were good also. Service was excellent. I have been there before, and would go again.

CP
New England
59 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I like this place but think it could be so much better. We were there for supper before a show. The place was not crowded. Our server was friendly but at times we couldn't find her. The food is fine but again I think it could be better. I love Irish pubs and their food so I was a little disappointed.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on July 31, 2019

Hi Colleen, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and provide us with feedback about your visit. We're sorry you didn't have a better experience, and we've shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work on making the necessary improvements. We hope you'll give us another chance next time you're in the area. Sincerely, Grace

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JR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Ate here twice while staying in the hotel. Was typical pub fare. Service was a little slow but other than that everything was satisfactory.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on September 11, 2019

Hi Jennifer, We're sorry to hear about the service you received during your recent visit to M.J. O'Connor's, and we've shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best, Grace

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B
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Someone spilled barbecue sauce on the seat and didn't wipe it. It ruined my husbands pants and the manager on duty suggested we go home and clean it with dawn. No attempt to comp our drinks or appetizer. Very bad management style.

BG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was on the slow side given we were there on a Tuesday afternoon and there were few tables filled. Didn't seem to have a remarkably "Irish" ambiance or menu, but what we had was good.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hi Becky, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your meals, and we've shared your feedback with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. We hope you'll visit us again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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D
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a nice lunch at M J O'Connors in Boston on Saturday. I liked that there was more than one choice in ciders available. I felt the menu was rather limited but that the items we chose were quite good. The salads were crisp, the entrees were well cooked and presented and the sides were good.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on July 16, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed your lunch with us, and we hope to see you next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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DG
Philippines
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch meal of Baked Cod and Beef Stew...highly recommended

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hi Diane, Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed the Baked Cod and Beef Stew, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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PB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very good evening. Good location and very nice dinner. I really liked it.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on July 16, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the review and recommendation. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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BR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was meh. Service was meh. Wouldn’t recommend to anyone.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on July 2, 2019

Hi Brandi, We're sorry you didn't have a better experience dining with us. Would you be willing to share additional information about your visit, so we can make the necessary improvements? Any feedback about the dishes you ordered or the date/time of your visit would be greatly appreciated. Apologies again. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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F
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Fine for a quick lunch the hostess might have been having a bad day... waiter Logan was very nice

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on June 21, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the review. We're glad you enjoyed the service from Logan, and we've shared your review with management so we can speak to our host staff. We hope you'll come back and visit us again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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DL
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Would recommend for a quick bite or a beer...
Cauliflower app, and chowder were delicious.
Wedge salad was very poorly presented, Mac & cheese was not very thick and cheesy.
Galway Girl was yummy, blue moon was cloudy.
Service when we were given a new waiter, as our initial waiter was buried, was quite pleasant and efficient.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on June 19, 2019

Hi Deena, Thank you for the review and recommendation! We've shared your feedback with management and our chef, so we can work on making the necessary improvements. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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TU
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We made dinner reservations for 10:00pm as there was an option, but they only had a late night menu available by then, which was disappointing.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on June 19, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry the full menu was not available when you arrived. We've shared your review with our management team, so we work on making the necessary adjustments. Apologies again, Grace

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ST
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

MJ O’Connors was clean, food was very good, Guinness was cold. We got our table on time. Service was good. I would definitely recommend this.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on May 22, 2019

Hi Steve, Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service. We hope you'll visit us again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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ND
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The food was mediocre at best and the service was poor. We weren't looking for anything elegant or overly expensive. But the experience was not at all what we expected. Would not go again.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
Responded on May 14, 2019

Hello- We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your recent visit with us at MJ O'Connor's. Would you be willing to share additional information about your visit, so we can make the necessary improvements? Any additional information you're able to provide would be greatly appreciated. Apologies again. Sincerely, Grace

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