Solas

4.4
245 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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 245 people are saying
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SteveC
Washington DC
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.

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AmyP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend in Boston!!

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vipLizS
New England
16 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

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LFandYB
New England
7 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.

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vipmainguyen
Washington DC
44 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 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.

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JohnK
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.

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MikeG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKatherineG
San Francisco
12 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.

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jplee
New England
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!

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EricN
Cleveland
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.

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vipDavidM
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal when we go. Would highly recommend

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CMB1426
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solas is a place where you feel transported to Dublin, Ireland, in majestic ways. The warm ambiance and delicious hearty food is extremely inviting. The location can’t be beat and the experience is memorable.

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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
6 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
7 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
13 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.

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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
6 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
5 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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Solas is rated 4.4 stars by 245 OpenTable diners.

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