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Sat, 4/21
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10:30 PM
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M.J. O'Connors Park Plaza

4.3
115 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Irish
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Hours of operation
Daily: 11:30am - 2:00am
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Phone number
(617) 482-2255
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Janine Giarla
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Neighborhood
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200 Stuart st @ Revere Hotel or Motor Mart
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Public transit
Green Line - Arlington
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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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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.

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What 115 People Are Saying
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3.9
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

MJ's was a great alternative to the hotel restaurant we were staying in. The New England clam chowder was the best I've ever had, and that includes having lived in Newport, RI for several years in the past. The roasted chicken and shepherd's pie were also quite delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We picked this restaurant because it was close to our hotel. We will go back next time we are in Boston because of the great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great service and food. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had such a great time at MJ O’Connors. The staff looked after us, especially Madi the server and Jeff the manager. They made us feel welcome and so we came back the next day! Just what was needed after a day of walking around Boston, good food and serious nightcaps!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Veille de la St-Patrick, outre les clients qui sont costumés, pas de grand déploiement dans l’établissement.
Nourriture correcte.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was delicious! Service was fantastic, got us in and out in plenty of time to catch our show but didn't rush us.
Incredibly loud, very hard to have a conservation without yelling to the person right next to you, and it was only a Thursday night. This would be a very fun place to hang out and watch sporting events.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Visiting from the UK. Great Chowder! Irish coffee not so good, arrived Luke warm and rather flat like a regular coffee. Just a tip!!Needs to be topped with a head of full cream, unstaired to be authentic! I have had many an authentic Irish coffee in many Parts of Ireland so know what to expect.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Good food and service very reasonably priced

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Went here for a special occasion to get a casual bite to eat. The food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable. The service was great and the atmosphere was easy going yet just busy enough to feel like it was a popular spot. Highly Recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was great!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great but very over priced

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Good food, good service, cold beer

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2.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Nothing special here. There weren't many tables occupied and the service was still very slow. I ordered the beef stew and a black and tan. The stew was fine,but the beer tasted watered down. Whatever stout and lager they're using, they're not good. There are a number of restaurants in the area that are similarly priced. I'd try one of the others.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food for a quick bite to eat

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

It was good food but server was not responsive. Took so long to get things. She’d disappear for 20 min at a time. Somehow dessert took longer than dinner to arrive.

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2018

MJ O'Connor's was just that - an Irish pub. Food was good, service decent, but not really a date night vibe. My husband and I made the mistake of trying it out for a date, not realizing it was an Irish pub - whoops! Other than that, we did enjoy the food we got (nachos, clam chowder, beef stew, and flatbread).

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Dined here with my husband and two kids, ages 18 and 20. We all agreed the chicken tenders were the best we've ever had.

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3.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Went before a show at the park plaza. Convenient location and nice decor inside. Food was typical Irish pub style which worked well with the kids (18,16,11). A little pricey but have to expect that in back bay Boston

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!

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