Solas

4.6
234 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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 menu includes items such as Short Rib Tots, New England Clam Chowder, Chicken Curry, and Shepherd's Pie. A rich selection of comfort foods are enjoyed with our draft beers, craft cocktails and wines by the glass. Stop in for a pint of Guinness paired with one of our delicious menu items.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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JenniferD
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor eating space

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It’s a small restaurant and bar with a cozy vibe. Great service and very attentive servers. The food was pretty ordinary. The spicy chicken sandwich burger as well as the Falafel naan wrap was super bland and the fish and chips felt over fried. The drinks were pretty good. Everyone loved the fried cauliflower in the sweet and spicy sauce. The drinks were pretty good, we loved the ComeBack.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot to stop and get a late lunch. The Chicken avocado BLT was to die for, and the $6 homemade chips were a great starter.

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LisaM
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe with wonderful food. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a very enjoyable evening with great food and excellent service. Only hiccup was initially being shown to what we considered to be a below par located table for four but once we requested a move this was dealt with promptly.

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Mack
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and great service.

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StacieN
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The fish and chips were the closest to what you find in the UK I have found. Would definitely go back!

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vipJohnF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

attentive staff
good quality meals
Out door dining available

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Solas for our first meal out in over a year and it did not disappoint. Sat at the bar and Alyssa was fantastic. The food was outstanding and the Guinness was perfect, as always. The chicken avocado sandwich was amazing. Everyone is friendly and welcoming here. A++++ can’t wait to go back.

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vipLesleyK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

I felt like this place was way over rated. Would not go back.

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JenniferS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chowder! Dined as a family of four and everyone loved their food: Brussels sprouts appetizer, chowder, chicken fingers, salmon dinner, and entree salad. Very convenient to our hotel (Westin Copley). Eight thumbs up!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brussels sprouts and pretzel are a must try!

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LauraS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. A little crowded and noisy but we enjoyed ourselves.

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michaelm
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large, hearty portions. Attentive waitstaff

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Johnnymike
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Our waitress was very good. Food was excellent. Definitely try the clam chowder and the Lenox Club Sandwich. Nicely poured Guinness.

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AnnT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Booked for lunch after a few hours at the MFA. Nice pub atmosphere, great friendly service, food was good.

JF
vipJohnF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Solas has been a blessing for the neighborhood during this pandemic. Always there following the rules providing a comfortable place to get a good bite of food and a cold drink. The staff have stayed strong and always greet you with a smile

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vipJessicaW
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - amazing onion soup!

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GailP
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very cute place, food was great, two people got the pot pie and loved it. All and all a great little place

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ErinM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clam chowder was best I've ever had. Waitstaff was great, we will be back another time.

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minnow26
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a small space, Solas does a good job with social distancing. They created small bar dining spaces protected by plastic for two people to sit together. They are serving their full menu. Excellent service and clearly others know about it because it was busy and loud, more so than I would have expected during a pandemic.

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RandiB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chopped salad is amazing!! We went for my mother's birthday. We will be back!

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere and always warm and inviting staff.

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VicB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful, the service was great, their covid protocols were perfect, sadly Burgers and grilled chicken had more of a burned taste than any other flavor. It is a cozy pub, We will go back for the ambience and hope the foods a bit better next time!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here, food was good and atmosphere was cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there, and I will be going back! Great service and great food.

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EmilyN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Solas right in the midst of the pandemic and I have to say they got it right. We felt very "safe" the entire time, service was outstanding, food was delicious, and tables were far apart and sheltered by plexiglass. Sean the GM was gracious.

Solas
Responded on November 11, 2020

Hi Emily, Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience dining with us, and that you felt safe in our space. Again, thank you. I have shared your review with Sean as well. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place with delicious food! I would highly recommend this Irish Pub. My fiancé and I shared the chicken tenders, pretzels, then club sandwich and Shepherds Pie for entrees. Bartender made great drinks and the whole place had a great vibe.

Solas
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hello- Thank you for taking the time to share such a kind review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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vipanonymous
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great fish and chips. excellent half and half. attentive service

Solas
Responded on September 22, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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joanb
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mimosa tower was a big hit! Celebrating a birthday with friends over brunch!
Service is outstanding ambience is delightful everyone was very warm and friendly. Our favorite place in Boston!

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JoelP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They hit it out of the park. CityTable menu for Restaurant Week Boston. NOT the normal Solas menu.

Solas
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Joel, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review of our City Table Pop-Up for Dine Out! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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EllieK
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience dining at Solas during COVID-19. We dined outside and felt incredibly safe from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. All staff were wearing masks, and tables were appropriately spaced out. Food, drinks and service was top notch. I ordered the Solas Chicken which was incredibly tasty (especially the potatoes!) and my boyfriend got the Salmon which he enjoyed too. The highlight of our dining experience was the complementary champagne given to us by the waitress when she heard we were celebrating our anniversary. Kudos to the entire team for going above and beyond in these stressful times. Would absolutely recommend Solas to friends and family!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Solas was great! During a time like this is was amazing to walk into a restaurant and it smell like it was just cleaned. Food was good, beer was great, and the service was excellent.

Solas
Responded on August 3, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service during your visit with us. Hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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CoreyR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around Nice staff, nice food, really good sized portions. Full review written on Google.

Solas
Responded on July 27, 2020

Hi Corey, Thank you again! Your kind words are greatly appreciated, and we hope to see you back on the patio or in our dining room sometime soon. Sincerely, Grace

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were awesome!! Will definitely be back!

Solas
Responded on July 9, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed dining with us, and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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vipHenryO
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, great staff. Excellent value

Solas
Responded on July 8, 2020

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

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TamiD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to stop and enjoy an nice Guinness and some good eats! Waitress was great, seemed extremely clean, no worries about Covid at all! Nice to feel like we were back to normal!

Solas
Responded on July 6, 2020

Hi Tami, Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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vipAnnieM
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cuban cigars are AMAZING.

Solas
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Annie, Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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MarkB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food arrived piping hot and was very good. Services was good as well.

Solas
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi Mark, Thank you for the review and recommendation. 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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vipLKFoodie
New England
34 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love this cozy pub! Very energetic and good food choices, without being overwhelming.

Chicken Pot pie is the best! It is loaded with vegetables and chunks of chicken and topped with a golden puff pastry. Onion soup is chock full of onions in a rich beef broth, topped with a thick layer of cheese! We also had the big, soft pretzels on the appetizer menu, served piping hot with a cheese dipping sauce.

Service is always good . Really nice, small intimate bar at front of the dining room. One of my favorite casual places to dine in Boston.

Solas
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much for the review and recommendation. We're so glad you've enjoyed the food, space, and service during your visits with us. Thank you again for taking the time to write such a kind review. We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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Solas is rated 4.6 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

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