Solas

4.4
164 reviews
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Solas is a comfortable modern Irish pub in Boston’s Back Bay on bustling Boylston Street, steps from Newbury Street and Copley Square. The inventive menu includes Fried Deviled Eggs, Irish Street Corn, Reuben Egg Rolls, Loaded Hamburger Flatbread and Panko & Corn Flakes Crusted Chicken. A rich selection of salads and stews, sandwiches and entrees are enjoyed with our extensive selection of draft beers, craft cocktails and wines by the glass. Stop in for a pint of Guinness paired with one of our delicious menu items. Solas gift cards are also accepted at sister restaurants City Bar and City Table, also in Back Bay, Anthem Kitchen + Bar and Ned Devine’s in Faneuil Hall, and Irish pubs MJ O’Connor’s, with two locations in the Seaport District and Back Bay.
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JF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great authentic Irish food, good prices, and very easy to find a table. The service was a little bit slow, but they were pretty busy when I went so experiences may differ from day to day. Highly recommend the bread pudding and ciders on tap if you go.

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TK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal for us at Solas! We keep coming back because we love the food and atmosphere, but the service is the real reason. Last night, Sasha took great care of us! She helped adjust our meals to suit our needs and was quick, kind and fun!

Meal-wise, we started with buffalo chicken wings. I had salmon and my husband, a burger. I eat keto, and Solas is always able to accommodate my needs!

We'll be back!

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BA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everybody enjoyed our meal. Very accommodating menu for meat eaters, vegetarians, you, and old. Excellent food, nice dining environment, great location.

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Responded on June 10, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad everyone in your party enjoyed the food, space, and service. We hope to see you all again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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OT
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We totally enjoyed our dinner at Solas. Food was good, waitress was very pleasant and accommodating. We enjoyed the social atmosphere while still being able to talk and be heard at our table. We were disappointed to discover that parking validation in the Prudential garage is no longer offered even though it is printed on the Open Table website as a parking option. Parking cost was more than my meal! However, this will not keep me from going to Solas in the future. Overall good experience.

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MP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very personable server on Sunday night, May 19th. I'm sorry I can't remember her name. We had a reservation for 7:45 so I hope you can figure out who it was and give her our compliments.

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Responded on May 22, 2019

Hi Maria, Thank you for the review and kind words about your server! I've shared your review with our General Manager, so he can look into who you had a server that evening. 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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G
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a large party to celebrate a graduation. The hostess was going to seat us downstairs in the bar area It was loud and not conducive for a large party - the space was pretty small. I asked the hostess to seat us upstairs... they did and we had a great time. The menu is basic - but the food was good. We had a wonderful time.

Solas
Responded on May 22, 2019

Hello- Thank you for choosing Solas Irish Pub to celebrate a graduation! We're glad our hostess was able to move your party to the upstairs dining room, and that you all enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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S
Charleston
71 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Atmosphere awesome. Food delicious.

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Responded on May 14, 2019

Hi Suzy, Thank you so much for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the food and space, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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JS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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Responded on May 1, 2019

Hi Johan, Thank you for choosing Solas to celebrate a graduation! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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b
Miami
84 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant when in town! Menu is solid and service always food.

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Responded on May 1, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the review! We're glad you've enjoyed your visits with us, and we hope you'll visit us again next time you're in town! Best, Grace

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LA
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food! Staff was friendly and attentive. Very enjoyable experience

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Responded on April 17, 2019

Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and hope to see you again sometime soon!

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KF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food - good atmosphere ! Good choices for different kinds of foods and good selection of drinks. Wait staff very attentive. Can be hard getting a table- make reservations.

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Responded on April 5, 2019

Hi Kim, We're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and menu options! Thank you so much for the review. We hope to see you again next time you're in town! Best, Grace

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Lighting was so dark I couldn’t see my food on my plate. Had to use my phone flashlight to see to cut my food. Super loud.

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Responded on March 26, 2019

Hello- We apologize for the lighting and noise issues, and have shared your review with management so we can work to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best, Grace

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saint Patrick’s Day

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Responded on March 19, 2019

We're glad you chose to join us for St. Patrick's Day! Thank you for the review.

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PV
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First, the person who met me at the door was amazing! Genuinely friendly and interested in me. Second, the server was attentive but not bothersome. I took his advice with the lager - which was smooth but favorable - Jack's Abby Lager. The waiter also recommended the house made potato chips - amazing! My entree was the arugula salad with salmon - also amazing. When I left the person at the door asked how my meal was and what I ordered. It was all perfect!

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TK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried Solas for the first time right before Christmas, and have been back twice since. This pub is comfortable, not too loud, and has great food! I've had the salmon a couple times, and my husband has ordered fish and chips twice. We've both been happy with our meals.

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LF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was fabulous! Always a great meal
At Solás

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It was a very cold day - in the teens when had an early dinner there. The restaurant was very cold and drafty. The fries with curry sauce were good as was my husbands hamburger but the fish tacos were not that great. They lacked a creamy element - a cilantro crema would have been good.

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LD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice staff who accommodated reservation requests.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

New Years Eve

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TK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food! My salmon was amazing and my husband said the same about fish and chips. The dining room upstairs was fun but not too loud. We could easily hear each other over the buzz in the room. Good service. We will definitely return!

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GM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very average pub fair. Nothing worth getting a reservation for. The hotel should work on making its restaurants have better food for guests.

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OT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We dined for Christmas eve dinner and had a great time. The food was great and atmosphere lively... will come back!

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AW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been my "go to" restaurant for the best puff pastry chicken pot pie on the planet. This time I had the braised beef short rib over fingerling potatoes and beans and it was outstanding as well. My wife had our traditional pot pie and as always, it was tops. The ambience here is wonderful exuding an "old country" feel easily.

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EC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, service & location. A little loud, but as we were seated in the bar area, it was expected. Our table was predetermined when we arrived @ 5:15pm before a show and they were fairly busy. It would be nice to have an option for seating. This was our first time (friends had been there before). Next time we will let them know our preference when making the reservation so they can still work it into their scheduling.

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ET
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here. Great menu. Something for everyone. So cozy. Great to hang out with friends and watch the game, or a nice couples dinner. We love the soft pretzel appetizer

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j
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Friendly and accommodating service and a very decent whiskey selection. Unfortunately, I was disappointed by the beer selection and the food was good, but not stellar. Good for an easy dinner, but I wouldn't choose it over the other options available.

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JO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, prompt service, fun atmosphere,.

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JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for comfort food such as Shephard's pie, Irish meatloaf and chicken pot pie

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MW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met some friends here before going to a concert at Fenway. Food and service were fantastic. And conveniently located. Even restrooms were lovely

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MG
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hesitate to order a Rueben sandwich because I have been disappointed more than once by chewy corn beef. The Rueben sandwich here had very tender corn beef, tangy sauerkraut, delicious marbled rye bread and just enough dressing to make it perfect! Sat outside to eat at sidewalk table and thoroughly enjoyed people watching while dining.

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KP
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing experience. The food was traditionally inspired Irish cuisines

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DM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Restaurant in the bar area was quite noisy. Meatloaf was average to a bit below average. Pot pie was a little above average but not exceptional. Our impression is that this place has gone a bit down hill since the last time we were there a year ago.

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ME
New England
61 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst chicken tenders ever. Spit them out! Cheap frozen chicken ick factor! Did not have the heart to tell waitress who also was awful. NEVER going back.

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P
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

I left my wallet on the table by mistake. When I realized the error the next day, I called and was able to retrieve the wallet from Lost and Found. With nothing missing. Thank you to our server who I liked even before that!

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LM
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Over marathon weekend we ate at Solas twice! Food was delicious, loved the beer selection and waitstaff was very good! We did enjoy upstairs better as the music downstairs was so loud we weren't able to have a comfortable conversation. Upstairs the music was still energetic yet gave us the opportunity to have talk and hear each other. One of my favorite spots! I will be back and will highly recommend Solas to friends who will be in the Boston area!

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WR
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great meeting place downtown. Good food, great service, up eat and comfortable. Definitely a great memory for my family.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Guinness onion soup. I enjoy this little Irish spot and it has a fun ambience. Small so make a reservation if you’re a group! But it’s also super fun to pack in at the bar!

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KM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Reliable comfort food. Great taste. The fish and chips was fresh and flavorful. Definitely would come back.

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KM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Entree salads and BLAT were delicious. Service was attentive.

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D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solas was a very welcome stop following a harrowing trip through the Nor'easter that pounded the East Coast. The pub has traditional ambiance that made us feel right at home. Our server, Mallory, was incredible!!! Friendly and cheerful, she made us feel very comfortable and welcome. Our meal was great. The clam chowder was especially delicious. There's a lot of competition in Boston for the best clam chowder, and I've had a chance to sample a lot of them. Solas' chowder is among the best. The short rib is tender and the crema delicious. The chicken pot pie was perfect for a stormy night . . . very homey and warm. The fish and chips are flaky, tasty and not greasy. We look forward to our next stop in Boston and Solas.

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