Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Boston

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$30 and under
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Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Boston offers an exciting dining experience in the heart of Boston's Theater District embracing classic and contemporary cuisine by Chef Donald Hunt with a thoughtful, unpretentious delivery. Rock Bottom welcomes dining guests into a comfortable, spirited atmosphere with some of Boston's best servers and bartenders, who engage guests with a wide selection of our own handcrafted brews, and craft cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am
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Phone number
(617) 742-2739
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant Boston can accommodate several types of group dining experiences. From semi-private rooms, group tables, to full venue buyouts. Each space provides a different exciting event.
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Private party contact
MacKenzie Rulnick: (855) 812-4499
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Catering
We can bring the Rock Bottom Boston experience right to you! Contact Group Sales Coordinator MacKenzie Rulnick by phone (857) 343-0228 or by email rb3001bqt@rockbottom.com to have delicious hand crafted food at your next event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tremont
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Parking details
Parking is less than a block west of the restaurant at the Revere Hotel. We offer a discounted rate after 5pm and on weekends.
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Public transit
Take the Green Line to Boylston station. Walk south one block to Stuart street and turn left. We are on the right hand side.Take the Orange Line to Tufts station. Walk north to Stuart street and turn left. We are on the right side.
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Entertainment
We are chock full of big-screen High Definition TV"s. Come watch your favorite NFL team on NFL Sunday Ticket.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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AM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always spectacular! Our waitress was fantastic. We never went without anything. Even if we didn't make the reservation, I watched people get seated in minutes on a busy Friday night.

HD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We hit up this restaurant before going to see Dear Evan Hansen at the opera house. First time. Typical pub style food. Portions were minimal and didn’t look anything like the pics in the menu. For the price, expected a bit more.

ZP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Poor atmosphere, poor cleanliness in the Booth and the food was meh with adequate service. L

s
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our Bartender and our Waitress were pleasant and professional, job well done. The Host (a well groomed young man) was seemingly untrained and not up to the pressure of simultaneously keeping numerous balls in the air. The poor guy was confused and nearly tripping over himself. Every business owner and manager should remember that you don't get a second chance to make a first impression.

JH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Amateur hour. Sunday afternoon- 90 degrees outside and they have “open air” windows open. Very uncomfortable and lots of flies.
Table for 5- they crammed us into a table for 4.
Asked for a different table- was told they had no servers available. Kids burger came out wrong- asked for a new one- they said the kitchen was really busy. Server was awful.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Seeking a moderately priced and casual quick bite before the show, we chose Rock Bottom for its proximity to The Wilbur Theatre. Food was good, not great. A Cobb salad and a French Dip sandwich, followed by a shared slice of cheesecake.

Although outdoor seating is available, we chose to dine indoors because of the heat and humidity that day (90’s in late afternoon.). Once seated we discovered the 15-foot wide sliding doors to the outdoor patio were left open, bringing all the heat and noise of the city indoors. Blaring sirens from the frequent emergency vehicles driving by made conversation difficult. Although not sweltering, the heat in the dining room was unexpected and certainly didn’t enhance our experience.

I might return, but only during a season I could be assured of an enclosed, climate-controlled dining room.

ED
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The waitress was ignoring us. They forgot our drinks then they said they had to re-order them but it was too late we had tickets to the game then the drinks came anyway because They have found the order

DM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was just average, place is dirty, service was slow and with oversights. Part of our order came after we were done.

MK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and good food!!

C
New England
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great for pre-theater meal nothing fancy but good and well priced

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fun!

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OT
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived a bit early but were seated right away. Our server was friendly and prompt. We had some drinks off the cocktail menu, I enjoyed the donkey kick. The guacamole and chips were good, kinda skimpy with the guacamole though. Grilled bajan chx sandwich was really good, cilantro lime rice as well. Wife had chx street tacos, she said they were good.

AJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

88° day and it was cooler outside than it was inside this restaurant.

WC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

From what we were told, the air conditioning had been inoperable for a week. Eight of us were there at 5:30 on a Saturday with temps in the 80's. It got pretty warm inside even with the ceiling fans. The wait staff were very nice. Good service. Cocktails were good. Food is just ok. Great selection of draft beer.

T
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! Love the food and the selection. Try something new every time.

KU
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The waitress I had was awful. She didn't know shrimp was on their menu and I watched a group next to me not even eat their food because it was wrong.
Then while waiting for the check, the couple behind us left. The waitress accused myself and my wife of stealing the check. When I said I wanted to see the camera she replied "so do I"
Management tried to make up for it, but by then I was late for my show, and was too late for apologies.

LD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went to Rock Bottom in Boston for a theater show - reservations were quick, they have outside seating, service was pleasant & fast (we got our dinner in less than 10 minutes after ordering) wait staff and host staff were both accommodating & friendly. Would definitely recommend to anyone going to Theater District Boston, MA.

MH
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was just ok. Service was terrible. Had to ask for water. And then cutlery. One older child ordered off the adults menu and received their sprite in a kids cartoon dinosaur sippy cup. Kids ordered make your own sundaes, menu says two scoops of ice cream, only received one. No cutlery for dessert. Had to ask again and received a knife and fork for ice cream! Had to ask again for a spoon. All and all, service one of the worst I’ve had in a restaurant. No one asked if we wanted more drinks. No water offered. Would not go back.

LF
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had the Summer Strawberry Salmon salad which I would highly recommend.

M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always go here before shows I attend at the nearby theater. Love the food, drinks and service!

MD
New England
56 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice group lunch at Rock Bottom. We sat outside and had lunch and drinks for a very reasonable price. Service was great too!

s
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We like the food. We like the server. We do NOT like being rushed. That said, it would have been nice to have the salad / soup course before the entree. It felt too much like being at the hog trough. Too rushed.

JA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location from the Wilbur Theater. Service was excellent, food was very good, lots of good options and the carrot cake was so big, enough for 3. Prices are very reasonable.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great!! Perfect place to grab a bite before going to a show!! We're definitely coming back here again.

JC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I would recommend it basically due to affordability. However, members of my party asked for very reasonable changes to their meals (items they didn’t like), and they were completely ignored. We had to ask several times for a soda we had asked for right away, for silverware, for napkins. The food quality was good, but it was frustrating to have to get it exactly as described when you ask for something simple like ‘no guacamole’ or ‘mayonnaise on the side’.

SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had visited the Downton Abbey exhibit in downtown Boston and had chosen Rock Bottom as a reasonably priced lunch venue. We were very pleased with our experience. Our wait staff was friendly, one was training another but they worked seamlessly. We had a laugh as my husband could not make up his mind with the great selection of draft beers. Our meal was Waldorf Chicken Salad and French Dip sandwich. Both were delicious, and the fries were just right - HOT HOT HOT when they came to the table. Many meals in restaurants are great, but I give the best reviews to the fries!

CG
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Only complaint, and it’s just as much my fault for not noticing, is that we were given 2 menus: one lunch and dinner and one for spirits. We each ordered off those menus. Only after our waitress had taken our order did I notice a seasonal menu between the S&P and ketchup bottles on the table. All three in our party saw choices we would have preferred to order but it was too late. I wish she had pointed out that seasonal menu available for alternate choices.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my sis-in-law here for her graduation!... reasonably priced and extensive menu

p
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Server was horrible, and generally the service is good, especially bar service. Forgot drinks and when I reminder her, seemed annoyed. Instead of asking if we wanted anything further, such as a drink, she would bring us the check. Each time we handed the check back and said we'd like xyz. She never checked on us. I guess she wanted us to leave?? Even asked to double check if I filled out my receipt to which she said it was fine. Update: Oh and just found I was overcharged or someone took the liberty to add 2 bucks to my bill.

JM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful food and awful service. Would never go back!

JP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a good dinner before the Nathan Carter show.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was great and service quick. Only complaint would be it was way too cold to be comfortable inside and we rushed to be done sooner because of it.

RC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came early in the day before attending the Ballet at the Opera House. We both got salads and beer, both delicious, our server was very attentive. It was quiet and peaceful at the time of day we were there. Would definitely visit again!

DS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of food is excellent, and the value is also outstanding.

Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Boston
Responded on May 15, 2019

Hi Dan, Thank you for the 5-star review! We hope you'll come back and visit us soon.

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fast, friendly and efficient service - food was great.

Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Boston
Responded on May 15, 2019

Hi Mary, Thank your for the great review! we hope you'll come back and visit us soon.

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JR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We showed a little early for reservation and were seated right away! Service was excellent and food was delicious

Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Boston
Responded on May 13, 2019

Hi Jen, Thank you for the great review! We hope you'll come back to visit soon.

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t
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had EXCELLENT waitstaff! We arrived very early because we needed an app and a drink (or 2...) and they were super accommodating! Our waitress was great, pretzels were awesome! We all swear the dip tasted like lobster (shellfish allergy here!) but they assured us there was none (doesn't say vegetarian on the bar happy hour menu but apparently has that info on the regular menu, which we did not see). We had a big group and our next waitress was super awesome, great energy, could read us like a book! Nice to be in a booth where we could all chat rather than a large long table for 8. The restaurant wasn't loud like many places in Boston seemed to be that weekend. I had the Margherita pizza and the crust was greasy which made it hard but I just ate around that. Wasn't great but didn't bother me because I couldn't eat the whole thing and couldn't take leftovers with us. Garlic mashed potatoes were SO good!! Everyone else seemed to enjoy their meals and the beer was tasty. Thanks for such a great time!

Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Boston
Responded on May 13, 2019

Hello, Thank you for the great review! We hope you come back to visit us soon.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We went for lunch and it took nearly an hour for our food to come out. During that time the wait staff did not come to the table at all to check on drinks or to give us an update. When the food did come out, they said, sorry we are really busy but the restaurant was not nearly close to being full. We were in the bar area and on our side of the bar there we were the only table. The food is decent and the beer selection is good but the service is horrendous.

Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Boston
Responded on May 13, 2019

Hi Mike, We are so sorry about this experience you had. We would love to get more information about your visit and fix it on our end. Please reach out and ask to speak to someone on the management team.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess was very welcoming. Staff was quick and friendly!
Great dinner!we will be back

Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Boston
Responded on May 13, 2019

Hello, Thank you for the awesome review! We hope to see you again soon.

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AN
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great place especially before seeing a show a across the street at the Wilbur. Quick, friendly service. Food and beer was great as well. Only issue the fans made it cold which also made our food get cold faster, but other than that the place was great.

Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Boston
Responded on May 8, 2019

Hi Andrea, Thank you for the 5 Star Review! we hope you'll come back to visit us soon.

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