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The Boston Ale House, Boston, MA

The Boston Ale House

4.4
4.4
38 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Upscale sports bar featuring over 27 TVs, outside dinning with a fire pit, large bar, high top tables, comfortable booths, and a private function room.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Sports Bar, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 3:00 pm–1:00 am Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 477-3298

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Boston Ale House offers a private dining area that has the ability to seat 40 people.

  • Neighborhood

    West Roxbury

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere, we enjoyed the large televisions for viewing college football. Wonderful experience
  2. KM

    KathyM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fine - waitress -service & food..
  3. MH

    MaureenH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The noise level was extreme - between the tv’s, the crowds gathered around the bar and the very, very loud music - it made for an unpleasant experience. I don’t understand that kind of loud music at 6 to 7 when people are trying to enjoy dinner and have a conversation.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent including front desk that honored my table request. Cod and salmon were perfectly cooked. Chocolate cake was hard and cold—otherwise an excellent meal. Better option than west on center for sure.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nadia was great! The fish sandwich was very good!
  6. LT

    LisaT

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The pulsing, super loud music detracted from my enjoyment of the meal. We had to tell to have a conversation. Service was very good. My pizza was fine, better than average. I liked the decor.
  7. CE

    CorrineE

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I loved the atmosphere and excellent service. Our server was very attentive but not overly so. My only real complaint was the very UNDERCOOKED "roasted vegetable" medley. The carrots were as hard as raw carrots as were the squashes in the medley. It was NOT the least bit tasty or even chewable. Since the meal included only a burger and vegetables, that was essentially half the meal. Overall, the experience was good and I would go back, but of course, I would think twice about how to have my vegetables cooked. The menu is extensive, so there is plenty to choose from.
  8. MM

    MichelleM

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Place was packed so I understood that our waiter was slammed with tables and took a little longer to get us drinks but he still was very nice and attentive. The pulled pork sliders are a favorite of ours and we tried the bone in wings this time too. They were very spicy so my husband was a bit disappointed but I liked them. Meals were great! My only ehhh for the night was there was a large group of soccer player kids running around the restaurant because there parents were drinking outside. We were seated next to the outside door so it was a lot to deal with them coming in and out. We had our baby with us and I could tell she was getting cold and the kids were loud. Once they left it was better.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service very slow - it was initially busy. Med-rare burger was served well and dry. But I was there catching up with a friend so it was okay to linger. If I was on a bad date, I would have gouged my eyes out. It’s a good local place but next time I will go to West on Centre and will give this place another try before ruling it out
  10. AC

    AshleyC

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Loved the waffles and my husband really liked his reuben. I'm excited to have a new brunch place in my neighborhood!

    The Boston Ale HouseResponded on October 20, 2022So happy to hear, thank you for the review.

  11. S

    Shari

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great addition to the neighborhood!
  12. SF

    SharonF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    This was the 1st night of Trivia. I booked my spot for this, but we were sat in the restaurant side and couldn’t hear a word the trivia host said. I am not sure we would have been able to hear if closer. The hostess who sat us did not sit us for trivia as I asked. Food was pretty good, but hopefully trivia will be better next week.
  13. EW

    ErinW

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    For a bar restaurant this place is very good. Great food selection and five visits under our belt the food has been very consistent. Great drinks too. I'm picky Bout my cosmopolitans and this place makes great ones.
  14. JW

    JW24

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    My husband ordered the reuben sandwich which was very good. I order the lobster panini, which was not. Mushy texture, too much lemon (and I like lemon) and not much real lobster flavor. The french fries were excellent though. They had a good beer selection. Another quibble, too many TVs. I think there was must've been about 30!
  15. TD

    TrishaD

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I love the Boston Ale house. I tried the French onion soup last night it was really good. Gena the bartender makes the best expresso martinis.
  16. JW

    JoeW

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience5
    First time at the Boston Ale House. Liked the set up, variety of seating options and the number of TVS. Service was a bit slow (waiter seemed to have alot of tables). Food was OK, did not meet our expectations.
  17. PS

    PauletteS

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I was happy to discover this new spot in West Roxbury. A good friend lives nearby so I will be back for sure! Our server, Jacob, was terrific: extremely helpful, courteous and knowledgeable about the menu.
  18. S

    Snowlady

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    This was our second visit. The vibe is very positive and this new restaurant has totally electrified the location. I again ordered the mango margarita because in the first visit it was terrific. This second visit I was served a watery juice that I swear had absolutely no tequila. The burger which was absolutely delicious the first visit, had to be returned because instead of being medium rare,!ot was very well done. The service during our first visit was outstanding, but last night it was very spotty. It could have been the inexperience of the waiter because the other wait staff worked hard to fill in the blanks: no water, no checking to see if the food was okay. Most egregious was the fact that before the last course was served, the check was plunked down!!!
  19. c

    cathyf

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner - service was amazing - Conor is a great asset to your team!
  20. AS

    AmyS

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the friendly neighborhood vibe, tennis was on the big screen, it was really fun! Our server was hilarious- soon they will have premier league football (soccer) so it’s on our short list! Sweet.
  21. J

    Jrrr7

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Castro pub/sports. Good vibe good food good music. Only complaint was it was way to bright! Dim the lights!
  22. LL

    LaurieL

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great, nice local place that just opened. Highly recommend
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    New local place, we’ve already been there twice since they opened. Nice space, great service, good food, and beer selection. Recommend! We’ll be back!
  24. EM

    EmilyM

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We reserved a table, requesting outdoor seating and it was perfect! The restaurant inside appeared more brightly lit than I would’ve enjoyed, maybe dimming the lights inside a smidge would be good and as it was Saturday night inside was fairly noisy, but outside was perfect!!! Our server, Matt was terrific!!
  25. JS

    JohnS

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    I’ve been here three times, first two were good, most recent, service was bad and meal overcooked. Hoping this was just a one off
  26. BS

    BrianS

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Much better than our first visit! The food was actually seasoned, and it came out in a timely manner. It’s a great looking place, with a welcoming atmosphere. We will return.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Awesome decor. Very cool outdoor seating.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely establishment and our waitress was amazing!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    ATMOSPHERE We’ve been three times now and the atmosphere has been consistently upbeat and enjoyable. They play a lot of 2000s and 2010s music. It’s definitely a social place to be. TVs everywhere so sports are wonderful here. SERVICE Each time we go, the experience is a little bit different from the wait staff. Some are seasoned veterans while others are brand new. Either way, they always care and make sure you are happy. SHARED FOOD The appetizers are pretty interesting and a wide variety. Some are fantastic like the sliders, nachos or sriracha dip… but the candied bacon is disappointing. Less slice and grease! More crispness! I’m Irish and it was a hard one to get through. I hear their pizzas are pretty good but haven’t had them. SANDWICHES Great selection of sandwiches that come with delicious seasoned fries. From burgers that I love to chicken sandwiches that my wife swears by, they seem to have nailed this area of their menu. ENTREES Wide variety of options but their kitchen always seems to be a bit behind. Maybe they need to consolidate some menu items, but I’m just some dude and have no training so who knows. Their roasted broccolini is just slightly roasted broccoli (sorry I love broccolini). Otherwise the foods good and comes out hot every time. VALUE I’ve been multiple times and it’s never been more than $200 which includes taking my father and girlfriend out with multiple drinks. In this area that is a steal. I believe I’ll be returning for quite some time. Thanks for attending my TedTalk on Boston Ale House.
  30. H

    Hungry

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Appetizers came with entrees. Wedge salad had some unknown dressing in the bottom of the plate not on the salad. Service was terrible. Very disappointed we waited for them to open, not good.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing! Great service - great atmosphere!
  32. NA

    NancyA

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The fries! Seriously delicious! A welcome new addition to the neighborhood! It's a 'sports bar' without hitting you over the head with all the screens. The ambience is moderately noisy, but not overpowering, comfortable and not fussy. The local craft beers were excellent, and the food was casual, but interesting. Pub fare with a twist and not overpriced. And did I mention the fries!
  33. W

    Wilson

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and a good vibe in the place. Looks great on the inside too.
  34. EC

    EmilyC

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    This is a new bar and has a lot of kinks to work out. The menu should be expanded. The service needs to be better to build a clientele. They dropped half of my appetizer on the ground and said they’d be back with the other half and never returned. They have worked to do. Great ambience and could be fantastic with better menu and service.
  35. t

    tndk

    New England

    177 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Matt was great, the food and drink selections can't be beat. It's ok to crank up the AC on hot day. See you again soon.
  36. TC

    TonyC

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It was a good first visit. We had a reservation of six. Half the restaurant was empty but they seated us in the bar area where is was packed. By the time we left, the rest of the restaurant was full. It is beautiful inside. Our waitress was outstanding. She was cordial and responsive. The food okay. My daughter did not like the fish and chips as the fish was flounder and it was a bit dry. The two burgers were very good. The bacon candy was okay. I was expecting more of candy texture. Overall a good start.
  37. KD

    KyleD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    Don’t get the steak tips. Ordered medium, got them well we’ll done. Fish and chips looked good but do not get the steak tips
  38. B

    Bandito

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very great new neighborhood place. Good beers. And food a big step above your usual Pub Grub. Options for indoor and outdoor dining, bar seating or regular. Portions are huge. Very festive ambiance. Highly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

The Boston Ale House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 477-3298.

The Boston Ale House is rated 4.4 stars by 38 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 9 times today
Google Map for The Boston Ale House

1885 Centre St, Boston, MA 02132-1947

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    West Roxbury

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 3:00 pm–1:00 am Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Sports Bar, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 477-3298

  • Private party facilities

    Boston Ale House offers a private dining area that has the ability to seat 40 people.

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