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About M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza

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.

27 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Irish

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:30am - 2:00am

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 482-2255

Website:
http://www.back-bay.mjoconnors.com/about

Parking Details:
200 Stuart st @ Revere Hotel or Motor Mart

Public Transit:
Green Line - Arlington

Executive Chef:
Janine Giarla

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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Private Dining

MJ O'Connor's is the ideal location for your next gathering. Soaring stone hearths and cozy seating areas make the perfect backdrop for parties and events. With lively bar areas and a warm, inviting atmosphere, we’re a great option for casual cocktail parties and seated dinner engagements.

M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.9

ambience

3.7

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (5)
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Fun (3)
Great Beer (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Bar Seating (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Business Meals (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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Great for Lunch (1)
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was good and like the location. Made reservations and was seated right away.

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Typical bar food. Food is ok not bad not great. Waitress was good but not there towards the end when we needed out bill. There were some very loud people yelling to speak to each other.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The restaurant had a very comfortable vibe to it. We were able to converse without shouting at each other, but there was a quality hum-drum from the other guests.

Probably not completely authentic irish, but still a great restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was very good, a little pricey, but very good! Ambiance is nice and the service was good too! Friendly and warm staff and environment.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

2nd time here and the food was once again delicious. Love the ambiance with the old beams and Irish charm. Perfect spot to hit before a show. Reservation worked very well as we got right in were eating within 15 minutes of arrival.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Second visit to MJO's in a week and it was like a sketch from monty python, everything we asked for on the menu was met by "it's off , we have run out" We eventually settled for the Irish stew, which was thankfully still on. It was very nice but could have done with more lumps of beef in it . The wait staff were courteous and apologetic and the lack of menu didn't ruin the night but the management need to ask themselves hard questions as to why they allowed the food to run out.If this had been our first visit, it probably would have been our last but having been before I know they can do better

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Staying at Boston Park Plaza, and attending Huntington Theater that evening, we had a reservation. Seated in a corner without a waitress for 15 minutes, when a hipper couple sat next to us, the waitress immediately came over to them. We left and went across the street to Maggiano's, without a reservation. They were polite and accommodating. The food and service were exceptional. That's where we will eat again and again.
Would never recommend MJ O'Connors. I had to rate food, service and ambiance, but there wasn't any.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Fast service, perhaps a little too fast as they served our mains before we had finished our starters, although I now understand this is a trait in all the bar dining in Boston. Lesson learnt don't order starters, other lessons learnt are if you want another beer or a desert ask for it early or they will assume you have finished and present the bill. Overall a good,if a little rushed experience

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Very good food in relaxed surroundings..Try the Salmon and Lobster Special!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Due to its location I thought it would have been a little more upscale. Looked very tired. Burger was good however and so was so was the beers.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Was our last night in town and was looking for a nice place to eat with a good variety in menu. To pricy for what you got.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Server was preoccupied even though there were not an abundance of full tables. She brought our food and drinks when it was convenient for her. Unfortunate . My experience at another location was phenomenal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Excellent service by our very attentive server! Food came out quickly and was great. The loud bar crowd made it hard for us (sitting at a nearby table in the dining room) to talk without yelling, so not the best place for a quiet dinner. But it's a fun spot!

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Out of seven of us, two had credible reasons for not liking their dinner. Tacos very bland with no spice to it al all, and salmon overcooked. Wait staff were very nice and helpful, especially to the two children with us.
They had no record of our reservation but seated us in a timely manner.
I would only go back if it were just for drinks and appetizers.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

When in the city of the most Irish outside of Ireland I expected a selection of Irish pints to choose from - they had 2: Guinness & Smithwicks. 'Nuff said.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food was FANTASTIC. Had the Glazed Pork Chop, girlfriend had the Buffalo Mac & Cheese (we tried each other's) both were absolutely delicious. Beyond expectations. Medium crowd and food was out quick.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

It was fine. Not great. Food underseasoned. What I would expect in a pub. Service was very good.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The food was mediocre at best. Service was lacking. Our server was not attentive at all and we had to ask another server to get our server for us. This is not a place that I would run back to anytime soon if in the Theater district again.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great food and drinks. Perfect spot to hang out in a group or on a casual date.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

It was not great. We were a small group of friends who went for an after show dinner. I ordered a dish on daily specials menu that given to us. They then brought different dish. I said it was not what I ordered. They bought a different daily specials menu. Obviously they had given us an old one the first time. By the time I got my meal all the others had finished and were ready to leave. The loud drinking crowd around us made conversation difficult. One the others in our found their meal “not good” but did not send it back. The conclusion is – go there to drink – but don’t have expectations on the food – which is not cheap…. So I

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2017

My boyfriend and I were in the city for the weekend and went here on Friday night for drinks and appetizers. We'd both been there before for drinks with friends and enjoyed it. This time we sat at the bar and service was great. Food was good and the staff was nice. However, we returned on Sunday for brunch and received a completely different experience. We sat at a table rather than the bar this time. The waitress was not very attentive. She took our order, dropped off our food, and checked in on us once. It wasn't even crowded when we were there - only a handful of other people for two waitresses. We definitely would have ordered more drinks if she had checked in with us more. We ate in about 40 minutes and then waited another 30 minutes before finally having to find her to get our bill. She wasn't busy with other customers but rather was standing and chatting with the other staff. She then brought out bill and forgot the pen. Overall, we were really unsatisfied with the experience we had on Sunday.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Four of us came for dinner before a comedy show and it was excellent. The place is pretty big so it didn't feel crowded though there were plenty of people. Had the Guinness Beef Stew, French martini for dinner then bread pudding and Nutty Irishman for dessert. They had to roll us out. Food was excellent, server too!! Highly recommend!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Good place for some Irish food. Classic choices and good service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Very good service and food! Very enjoyable! There was a pretty full house and the atmosphere was lively and fun!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Made a 2:45 reservation to take my sister out after the Women's March. They were completely unprepared, took 20 minutes of waiting before a hostess even greeted us, and an hour before the two of us were seated. We ordered as soon as the waitress came (about 15 minutes), and waited over a half hour for soup to arrive, the sandwiches arrived around the same time, and seemed as if they'd been cooling off for some time. 2 hour ordeal for a soup and sandwich, no management available to speak with. Tipped in full as it was not the servers fault they were so severely understaffed, but will certainly not be returning or recommending to anyone.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Great food great music. Not a place for quiet conversation, but we loved the sound track

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Its our 3rd year eating there on new years eve. And always they cater to my son Sean Patrick molobey with multiple food allergies. Thanks to the manager Sean !!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Found this gem right around the corner from the Boston Park Plaza hotel, where we were staying. Since it was a very cold night, it was wonderful to find such a cozy, warm restaurant so close. Food and service were both very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant, especially if you love Irish pubs.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We had booked table for Thanksgiving, the service was a happy one. The food was excellent and very big portions. We were very satisfied.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2016

good food. great service. nice atmosphere.
Being from out of town, we picked this place because of reviews and location. We enjoyed our visit and would come again.

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Great fusion of Irish decor and character with really excellent new world dishes. We really enjoyed the chowder, blackened tacos and sliders. Beautiful bar and space. Really good craic

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2016

First time to eat here. More of a pub scene than a restaurant on the Wednesday night I visited. Very loud. I had pan seared salmon. It was a little over done. The veggies were good.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2016

We had heard the service was slow, so we told our server we had concert tickets and needed to be out expediently. She handled it beautifully and we had time to spare.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Our server was the best! She was friendly, patient, relaxed. Made for a great experience!

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Good food, inspired daily specials, Irish pub atmosphere- hold off on outside searing till the construction dumpsters are gone.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2016

The table we were sat at was in the corner and a little quirky for 5. It was very noisy and hard to hear others in our group talking. We were sat in the Bar side of the restaurant and we had two kids with us (10 & 13). The restaurant side would have been better suited for us. If I was there with friends or looking for a nice bar scene, this would have been the perfect place. The food was very good!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Had a pre Boston Marathon meal here for 6 people and were pleased with both the food and the service. Most of us had salads with chicken while two had a Thai dish. Everything came to the table in a timely fashion and tasted great! The chicken on the salads was not overcooked and juicy.....excellent!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2016

We always enjoy going to MJ O'Connors for comfort food in our neighborhood. Food is great, and service is always friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2016

The food was just okay. The boxy potatoes were bland. The hummus too spicy. The nachos were okay. The service was okay though it took a long time for the waiter to appear. I would not go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2016

The clam chowder was amazing!

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