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Solas, Boston, MA

Solas

4.5
4.5
273 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Irish, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 933-4803

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Klajdi Plaku

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Exeter Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available at the Lenox Hotel and metered street parking.

  • Public transit

    Orange Line Back Bay Station, Green Line Copley Square or Hynes Convention Center

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 273 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Late Night Find

  • Boston

    Late Night Find

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great Irish bar! Fresh food, good drinks, and good atmosphere!
  2. L

    Landingsgal

    Columbus

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our stop before the Red Sox game. We had drinks and wings that were outstanding w a mango, tangy sauce. Yummy. Sat outside w the sun shining-fun start to game day!
  3. RT

    ReidTee

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Not much authentically Irish about this place. Shepherds pie was manwich with a side of instant mashed potatoes. And chicken schnitzel in an Irish bar? At least service was good and they had Guinness on tap.
  4. L

    Lillyb

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very convenient location near the hotel we were staying at. The food is fantastic. Service was superb. Will definitely return.
  5. JW

    JohnW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love Solas .First time we tried the mac and cheese it was a little spicy for me but I don’t like spicy foods at all anyway
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We stayed at the hotel and had reservations the night before the marathon. Food was TERRIBLE- I ordered a French onion grilled cheese and 1. Didn’t have any onions 2. Cheese wasn’t even melted… I asked the waiter and he said ‘yeah I saw that’ yet still served it to me. Just terrible. Ordered max and cheese as a replacement and couldn’t eat it as it was so spicy (and never mentioned spicy on the menu). Would never eat here again

    SolasResponded on April 22, 2022We're sorry you didn't have a better experience, that does not meet our hospitality standards and we've shared your review with management and our chef so that we can work to make the necessary improvements. We are committed to providing you with a great experience and hope you give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Alexandra

  7. MA

    MishelleA

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed this Irish Pub for dinner. Ideally located in Back bay, lots to do close by. We sat on the second floor, enjoyed the Irish nachos, chicken pot pie was amazing, pulled pork quesadillas (large portion very good) and the Mac and cheese with a kick! Would come back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoy the place, food and drinks! Good price! The staff was very nice too. For me, the could have more lights (it's too dark for me). But overall I really recommend Solas!! :)
  9. AD

    AshleyD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a pub so it’s on the noisy side, but not to ridiculous. The food has always been very good. It’s a little pricyvut not to bad for being in downtown Boston Overall I give it 5 stars
  10. MO

    MarieO

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service
  11. LP

    LisaP

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food good service good value. Very loud. Hard to have a conversation at the table.
  12. DM

    DavidM

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious. Service was great. Always a good time
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The drinks were sturdy, the food was good, the service was commendable
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very neighborhood pub feel! Couple leaving bar recommended two entrees, Chicken Pot Pie and Fish and Chips - both were excellent!
  15. D

    Diningout

    Dallas

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good for service and a great late night option. The menu change recently deleted a favorite item. Hopefully this is a temporary adjustment. Several items deserve note including the Fish and Chips and Club Sandwich.
  16. C

    Chunks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppplllll
  17. J

    Jenn

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, warm pub environment, energetic and fun atmosphere!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Came here with my family and baby. Had a great tome and the staff was very accommodating.
  19. JT

    JamesT

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Interesting menu. Great Irish pub feel. The staff is friendly but not intrusive
  20. F

    Felix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant. The food is consistently excellent. Our waiter that night was especially good - very friendly and prompt with anything we asked for, but gave us plenty of space and I never felt hovered over.
  21. CK

    CynthiaK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good place for a fast hearty meal. A bit noisy but pub environment. Reasonably priced.
  22. MO

    MOON09

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Everything was just ok. Our corner table was so dark and we were told they cannot adjust the light. I probably wouldn’t go back.
  23. PJ

    PaulJ

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Made reservations for four, but turned out to be five at the last minute. Staff was very accommodating and patient as we talked a lot before ordering our food. All our food were delicious, and included, the chicken pot pie, chicken avocado sandwiches and the clam chowder. Great French fries!
  24. RA

    RickA

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    As always, Solas delivered great food and great atmosphere. We had the chicken pot pie and the shepherd's pie and both were delicious. It's nice to find a shepherd's pie without lamb. Friendly staff and a friendly crowd on a cold night were great.
  25. K

    Kori

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed our meal at Solas. We sat downstairs in the bar area as there seemed to be a mixup with the hostess who wasn't present. This left the server to try to find us a table, which was in their section... the bar area. Staffing seemed slim, as is in most places so we really appreciated the service we received from our server and the manager. We wanted to split our entrees and they pre-split them for us. I always appreciate this extra step the kitchen takes here! We were there for about 2 hours, enjoying our meal, but also because the place was packed. That was fine for us, but it may not be for you. When we got our check they were just transitioning the bar area from extra family dining space to a dark, loud, bar-scene. We left just in time! Although, if we were in the mood, it seemed like a fun place to be.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solas is always one of our favorite places to eat when in Boston.
  28. T

    Tiggie

    New England

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The quieter tables, where I had requested to be seated, were not available due to a private function. Therefore sitting adjacent to the bar was overwhelmingly loud so that my guest and I had to yell to each other throughout the meal. Unfortunate, but good natured....the food was delicious and our server was very attentive and jovial.
  29. DM

    DavidM

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here a few times and it is always delicious. Great food and service
  30. SC

    SteveC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good service. Nice spot downtown. We sat at outside dining (our choice) so street traffic was noisy but that's to be expected.
  31. AP

    AmyP

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Weekend in Boston!!
  32. LS

    LizS

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I have been here 3 times and each time hoping it will get better but just disappointed once again. We showed up with a reservation in place and when we arrived, the host said they had no available tables. After some discussion with the manager they put us upstairs which was empty except for one table. Didn’t have that vibrant pub feel which we wanted. My seltzer was flat, and our food was just ok. Our waitress was very attentive and funny which helped a bummer night. We hoped for a fun night since it was a special occasion. It wouldn’t take much to make this a great place so hopefully they read this review
  33. LF

    LFandYB

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice service and the food was tasty, with a varied selection of beers to chose from. The menu isn’t overwhelming which allows them to focus on preparing the food nicely. I’d like them to bring back the Ray Bourque burger.
  34. m

    mainguyen

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The marble rye that the Reuben was served on was of good quality but the contents of the sandwich were just average. The French fries were well cooked. The quinoa salad was flavorful however a little on the smaller side. The service was attentive.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good variety of food satisfied all the particular eaters in our group. Portions initially looked small but were filling.
  36. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had clam chowder undoubtedly an Irish variation , creamy with carrots and potatoes. Chicken tenders had a crunchy outer crust cooked to perfection. The shepards pie was flavorful came out too hot to eat but no problem gave us time to work on a Guinness! Service was superb, very courteous, quick and clean. I would strongly recommend to give them a try.
  37. MG

    MikeG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solas is our go to place in Boston. From New Years Eve to dinner after our grandsons first Red Sox game.
  38. KG

    KatherineG

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent food and service. The lobster roll was superb! Quite noisy but it is a pub during a Sox game.
  39. j

    jplee

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jennifer was the best! She was so professional, yet warm, funny, and made the experience feel as if she had invited us over for dinner. Great place, Solas!
  40. EN

    EricN

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, very cute place to have an intimate dinner right in the heart of the city. The outside patio is lovely.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Solas using the Order Online button.

Solas is rated 4.5 stars by 273 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Solas

710 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Exeter Street

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Irish, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available at the Lenox Hotel and metered street parking.

  • Public transit

    Orange Line Back Bay Station, Green Line Copley Square or Hynes Convention Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Klajdi Plaku

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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