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The Black Rose, Boston, MA

The Black Rose

4.4
4.4
90 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish
For the past 40 years, The Black Rose has been Boston’s premier Irish pub and restaurant. Located in the heart of Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall and steps from the city’s celebrated waterfront, The Black Rose has been serving up perfect pints of Guinness and traditional Irish fare 365 days a year since 1976. It’s a beloved Boston institution, prompting the Boston Globe to call it “The Fenway Park of Irish pubs.”

It’s name comes from the Gaelic term “Roisin Dubh” or the small black rose, which originates from a 17th century poem inked by an anonymous author who wrote: “Over the highways and byways the pilgrim goes aflame with the name of my small black rose.”

This is the essence of the Black Rose: an experience to stimulate the senses and create memories for years to come.

Pints are poured by staff with authentic brogues, the cuisine is authentic yet inventive, and there is live Irish music seven nights a week, all year round.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, American, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (857) 465-4100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Faneuil Hall
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    The Black Rose is located next to the Aquarium T-Stop on the MBTA Blue Line.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 90 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

90 Reviews
  1. BMF2652

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our first dinner in Boston since whole pandemic started, bartender/waitstaff was very attentive, can’t wait to go back

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  2. hawthorn

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    homey and friendly and inspiring, all at the same time.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    20 year anniversary and st paddy’s day

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  4. ChrissyC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went on St. Patrick’s Day. Fun Irish ambiance with music. Food is reasonably priced but not a place I would go for good quality Irish food...it was just OK. If you’re looking for a place to eat pub food, have some drinks and some fun, this is a good place to go with friends.

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  5. Jojo

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere! service was fast and friendly. Food was delicious.

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  6. SheilaG

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there early on St Patrick's Day. It took a few minutes to get waited on initially but after that service was excellent. My son had a burger and I had the Shepherd's Pie which was very tasty. We also had the corned beef and cabbage spring rolls. Music was playing on the tv so there was noise, but not unreasonable. Staff wiped down tables and chairs with disinfectant between customers, 90 minute rule was followed, and there are plexiglass partitions between tables.

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  7. GirlWhoEats

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was thrilled to know they would open at 8am on St. Paddy’s Day. It was the perfect way to end long night shift and start my birthday celebrations!

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  8. kristi10

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service and location. Will be visiting again.

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  9. JayceMack

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This place was fun for a drink, but not great for a meal

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently went to The Black Rose to have lunch with my family, and I had a wonderful time! The service was great, the food was tasty and I felt very comfortable with the way they were handling the COVID guidelines. Would definitely return and would recommend to others!!

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The Black Rose is rated 4.4 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Black Rose

160 State St, Boston, MA 02109

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Faneuil Hall
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, American, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    The Black Rose is located next to the Aquarium T-Stop on the MBTA Blue Line.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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