Solas

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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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JT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, decent prices, excellent Guinness, good table service, confusing check in process. Would certainly return and recommend to others.

L
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I love Solas! It was my birthday and I noted that where it says 'notes' but I thought maybe they'd give me a dessert or something, and got nothing. I go there all the time - at least a few times a month - so this was disappointing.

Solas
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Lonnie, We're so sorry about this! Thank you for choosing to spend your special day with us, and our deepest apologies for disappointing you. We're thankful to have a regular like you, and we would be grateful for the opportunity to make it up to you. Let me know if that's something you'd be interested in. Best, Grace

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Definitely a bar environment; not child friendly. Music too loud, room temperature too cold, bland food, and when a server asks if you, as the patron, have any questions, and thereafter shrugs their shoulders and is indifferent ... hence 2 stars.

Solas
Responded on September 19, 2019

Hello- We're sorry to hear about this, and we've shared your review and feedback with our management team and staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Please don't hesitate to respond with any additional information you'd like to share about your visit. Sincerely, Grace

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L
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Solas is a good spot to stop before a game or concert at Fenway Park. When the weather is nice, they have a patio so you can eat outdoors. The noise level is a bit energetic which made it hard to have a conversation. Food was good, including the black bean burger wrap and the chicken sandwich with the odd-sounding but delicious peanut butter mayonnaise. The homemade chips with dipping sauce and soft pretzel were tasty starters. Our waitress was excellent--friendly and efficient. We always stop here before a Fenway event and it never disappoints.

M
New England
50 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Had the chicken curry and it was delicious. Shared the Guiness Bread Pudding for dessert. It was amazing!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food, great service!

LK
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location with a delicious menu which includes an array of choices! Fun Game Day Menu as well!

Solas
Responded on August 1, 2019

Hi Lee, Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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BR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and a good time. We love sitting at the bar chatting with folks.

Solas
Responded on August 1, 2019

Hi Bonnie, Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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TK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, a great meal and wonderful service! We keep coming back!

Sasha remembered my very specific food needs and preferences and did it professionally and with a positive attitude! So glad to be at her table again.

We travel I. From the South Shore just to have a fun, yummy and casual meal at Solas, a couple times a month!!

Solas
Responded on July 25, 2019

Hi Tim & Karen, You just made our day! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review about your experiences with us. We're so glad you enjoy the food, space, and service from Sasha, and we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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WC
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

No hp sauce in an Irish pub?

Solas
Responded on July 16, 2019

Hello- We're sorry to disappoint you! We've shared this feedback with management and our chef, and we hope you'll give us another chance next time you're in the area. Sincerely, Grace

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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.

TK
New England
5 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!

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.

Solas
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
24 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.

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.

Solas
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
78 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Atmosphere awesome. Food delicious.

Solas
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

Solas
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
85 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Solas
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
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

Solas
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.

Solas
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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OT
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.

Solas
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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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saint Patrick’s Day

Solas
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!

TK
New England
5 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.

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

OT
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.

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

Very nice staff who accommodated reservation requests.

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

New Years Eve

TK
New England
5 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!

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.

OT
San Francisco
20 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!

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.

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.

ET
New England
15 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

j
New England
3 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.

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

Good food, prompt service, fun atmosphere,.

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

MW
New England
5 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

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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