M.J. O'Connors Waterfront
Slow service, food didn’t come out as ordered and wasn’t hot
Never had a bed meal here. Great for after work drinks or lunch!
We wanted a pre-concert dinner in a casual setting where we could have a conversation with friends, and M.J. O’Connors was perfect for that. Just a short walk from the concert pavilion, the restaurant offers high tops in the bar area, a lively setting, regular tables around the corner from the bar, and outdoor seating as well. Although the menu is limited, there are enough choices to satisfy any taste. The pork belly appetizer was a big hit at our table, but everyone in our party enjoyed their dinners, which included the salmon, the chicken pot pie, fish and chips, and curried chicken dishes. We enjoyed being in a comfortable pub setting where we didn’t have to deal with too much noise or standing crowds. And our waitress, Sarah, was helpful and fun. We would choose this restaurant again.
Hello- Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and of course, the service from Sarah! We hope you'll join us again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace
Quick and friendly service. Food was great. Prices reasonable for Boston.
Hello- Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace
We really enjoy dining at M. J. O'Connors! Everything was Great!!!
Food was delicious and service was great! They honored our reservations every day. We appreciated their attention to our needs.
Hi Melinda, Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service. We hope you'll join us again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace
We have eaten here on numerous occasions during our holiday in Boston. Lovely people and excellent food. Well worth a visit.
Hi Andrew, 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 town. Best, Grace
Excellent service, loved our waitress, salmon was excellent, perfectly cooked, tasty rice.
Although I personally did not have the award winning chowder my partner did and loved it.
I recommend friends to have the chowder and they thought it was the best.
Our group had a wonderful experience. Great waitstaff and everyone enjoyed their meal. The background music was fantastic!
Hi Julianne, Thank you so much for the review! We're glad everyone in your party enjoyed their visit to MJ O'Connor's, and we hope you'll visit us again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace
Good food fun atmosphere. Clam chowder was fantastic.
Hello- Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere, and of course, our Award-Winning Clam Chowder. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace
:25 to get our drinks, and the sauces for chicken tenders and pretzels were congealed. Gross.
Hello- We're so sorry to hear about this. Would you be willing to provide additional information about the date/time of your visit, so we can look further into this? Apologies again, Grace
Went there to celebrate a birthday and was shocked at the level of the food. Been there before, as well as their sister spots and this food was terrible. Our actual waitress was amazing, but the folks who brought the food out were horrible. They pretty much dropped the plates down like they couldn't be bothered. It's a bar and you could actually hear them hit the table. We ordered appetizers and they took so long to come out (we had a show to get to) that we didn't order anything else. And when something as basic as fries were served, they were cold. I understand when a place is busy, but they were not. Not sure what was going on in the kitchen - I suspect because there was a private party at City Bar, but they need to step up their game and tend to the customers that are paying. Just based on the food I would not go back.
Hello- We're so sorry to hear about your recent visit with us. What you have described is certainly not the service we strive to provide, and for that we deeply apologize. We have shared your review with management, our staff, and our chef, so we can work on making the necessary improvements. Any additional information you're able to share about the date/time of your visit, would be greatly appreciated. Apologies again, Grace
Good atmosphere! Our server was not very attentive to us. We sat around and waiting for her to come take our order and for her to bring us our check, all while she was standing in the corner on her phone. The pizza was yummy!
Hi Casey, We're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and pizza! Our apologies for the slow service. We've shared your review with management and staff, so we can work on making improvements. If there's any additional information you're able to share on the date/time of service, so we can investigate further, it would be greatly appreciated! Best, Grace
Only one server working tables so we had to sit at the bar to get faster service.
Hello- We hope to you enjoyed your meal at the bar! Thank you so much for joining us. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Grace
Hostess was very friendly and found our reservation during a very busy time. The server was very informative and did not rush hs
Hi Howard, We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Your feedback is important to us, so thank you for taking the time to write this review. We hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace
Visited for dessert and beverages. Menu is limited. Quantity of the food sufficient, but nothing to write home about.
Had fun, service was ok, they were busy so it did take a bit longer than I would have liked, staff was very friendly and nice, food was good, will go back
Went to MJs before a comedy show Sunday during the boat show. Reservation made for 315. Got there at 3 and were seated right away even though the place was jammed. Waitress was awesome but you could tell she had 1 or 2 too many tables. (Thats on MJs ).
Didn't get the personal atttention but she knew her stuff, was all business and the food came out in a timely fashion although the burger was a little more medium rare than medium. But we werent there to become friends with the waitress and the food was good. On that night we were looking to eat and go to a show and that's what we got. We werent looking for ambiance just good food before a few laughs. Success.
Short staffed. No silverware on table when busboy served food. Busboy brought silverware when requested. Steak tips were ordered medium rare but were served overly well done, dried out, and tough. Told waitress about steak tips and she deducted the cost from the bill.
We went for a family gathering / birthday party. We had a party of nine, it was comfortable food was very good, and lots of TVs to watch games. Overall a nice experience!
6 of us early dinner... thank goodness. When we were leaving place was popping, noisy, lively. Reuben good, not enough corned beef. Steak tips good flavor little tough - 3 orders. Booths nice, separated from Bar scene. Will return early dinner.
Yummy food and a great time for a birthday!
Hello- Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for sharing the special day with us! We hope you'll join us again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace
This is the first time I have been to this restaurant so perhaps our experience was an anomaly. I took my 4 person team there for a holiday lunch. I purposely made the reservation on the early side to help ensure we would get very good service. I fully recognize that a crowded restaurant at the height of the lunch rush hour (at the holidays) can be very hectic o the staff. Our meals took nearly an hour to arrive and when they did one of the meals was not cooked as ordered and was cold. The meals themselves were very good but overall it was not the experience I had hoped for for me or my team.
Too many convention goers. We were not seated for 15 minutes despite a reservation. Say for an hour and then told our ticket was lost. Manager comped our order and had it packed up for us. We had other places to be!
Great location near the waterfront (though not on). Warm, inviting atmosphere: accommodating and friendly service. Fair pricing for much better-than-your-average pub fair. Great menu with a nice variety so you don’t feel like you’re limited to burgers and wings. Definitely worth a visit.
Food is very good! Second time eating here. The Apple Bread Pudding is amazing!!! Thanks Xavier for great service!
OpenTable gave me the option of 11:00, 11:15, 11:30 and so on. I chose 11:15. Upon entering and checking in, I was told they don’t serve until 11:30, as their servers were not there. We were brought menus at 11:40.
Not a very interesting menu but adequate choices at reasonable prices. Friendly service but not extraordinary.
Group meeting for national event
Very poor service - unbelievably slow. Overpriced food with very small portions. Would recommend elsewhere
What a pleasant surprise! We stopped by MJ O'Connors before a show at the Pavilion and expected standard pub food. What arrived at our table instead was fresh, healthy food made well and very tasty! The chicken curry in particular was a big favorite!
Gathered here for lunch 7/29/2018 with my siblings and we all truly enjoyed the time. Great service and we seemed to all order something different and everyone was pleased either meal!
Had steak and cheese sub, friend had fish and chops. Sub was extremely salty and the cheese on top was cold , bread soggy . Fish was greasy and had no flavor
Food was less than edible. Steak pizza was sent back and clam chowder was most likely from a can. Server was really good and felt bad for him that he had the unfortunate job of serving food that was just really bad. I don’t usually write bad reviews but wanted to warn others that you will be disappointed.
The food was good overall and menu had a good selection. It was also very convenient to be right there so we could be first in line for the performance at LaughBoston. Our waitress was not well versed in the menu, and was only able to answer 1/3 questions we asked her. She was not good at checking on us and forgot things she had offered, and her overall demeanor was rather aloof.
Flys all over table and wall. Killed dozens myself as did my 4 colleagues.
Food was ho hum. Table next to us had woman putting her bare feet up on a chair. Waitress seemed to vanish. Had to ask for drink to be refilled.
Underwhelmed is the best way to describe it. Not as family-friendly as I would expect for a restaurant attached to a hotel (we were there with our 5-year-old and 2-year-old kids and the hostess initially suggested a high-top table in the bar area, even though I had reserved a standard table, and then didn't even give us children's menus, my husband had to go seek them out). Server was nice, not super attentive but fine overall. Good selection on the menu, food was pretty tasty, though was somewhat over-priced (not unexpected for a place that likely mostly draws tourists).
After my long cross country flight I was searching for comfort food and came to the right place. My meatloaf dinner was delicious but the icing on the cake was dessert. I am a bread pudding lover and their version was hands down the best I've tasted in 50 years. Thanks for the great experience.
Good food reasonable price and service good. Would recommend