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Emmet's Irish Pub and Restaurant

4.6
4.6
369 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish
Emmet’s Irish Pub and Restaurant located at 6 Beacon Street Boston is one of the most authentic Irish Pubs in Boston, serving authentic Irish food along with Guinness and a large and diverse beer and wine list to choose from to compliment your meal. And, it's a great place for just a night out for drinks or your next Function or Event ! 6B Lounge martini bar and restaurant, located at 6B Beacon Street Boston, MA, is the place to be for the BEST nightlife and the most delicious martinis in Boston. We have a creative menu and a terrific vibe, and are located right on Beacon Street.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm Dinner Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 742-8565

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Vanessa or Ilda: (617) 742-3800

  • Neighborhood

    Beacon Hill

  • Cross street

    Tremont Street

  • Parking details

    Numerous private car parks surround the location. There is also street spaces available to.

  • Public transit

    Downtown crossing T station<br />Park Street T station<br />Government center T station

  • Entertainment

    Monday Night- TriviaThursday Night- Poprocks! Live Dj Friday Night- 90's NightSaturday Night- 80's NightSunday Night- Open Mic Night

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 369 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    To loud and slow service
  2. r

    robertm

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Would be great if you want really loud. We loved the speakers above the table at high volume, because we really didn't want to have any conversation at dinner. Good thing the acoustics are like a metal tube, kept the noise level even higher. The food is adequate, the burgers were nothing special (one step above frozen premade patties) but the steak tidbits and mashed potatoes were good and the portion was excellent. Glad I only ate half, because I was really looking forward to leftovers for lunch the next day. The waitress had other ideas though, and forgot to box it up even though we asked. She was apologetic for that. I didn't have the heart to tell her she should have also apologized for ignoring us for most of the meal. We had to ask for water and not once did she ask if we wanted more drinks. Which was a shame because they pour a nice pint of Guinness and I definitely would have had another. She was however very pleasant and polite, the couple of times we were able to get her attention. In summary, there are too many better pubs in Boston. We definitely won't be going back to Emmets.
  3. k

    keithb

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Was a bit noisy for us olders but not out of the ordinary for a popular pub/bar. Great place over all.
  4. AL

    AmyL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Great pub ambiance. Drinks were excellent! The food was OK for pub fare. I'd recommend this place for drinks and apps.
  5. BO

    BOSFED

    New England

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Nice place. Very good for a drink. Food was pub food and below average. Shepard's pie had little ground beef and vegetables; it was essentially mashed potatoes and gravy. The turkey club was meh. The nachos were not good; they could have at least microwaved them longer so the mozzarella cheese had a chance to melt. The Guinness was the coldest I have ever had. Weird. The service was outstanding and the staff was very pleasant. I would go there to meet friends for a drink and maybe listen to some music; but skip eating a meal there.
  6. MA

    MARYM

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Never disappoints! Great food at a reasonable price with great atmosphere.
  7. LZ

    LisaZ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Guinness stew was phenomenal!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible! Service was quick and pleasant. Definitely will be making this a regular place I go to.
  9. SG

    SusanG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is so nice. Food was perfect pub food with good variety.
  10. CE

    CEA10025

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always consistently good food, and great service!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate here before a show at the Orpheum. Food was fantastic-all 6 of our party enjoyed.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really nice atmosphere and pleasant crowd. Loved the playlist of Christmas music and the food and service was good too.
  13. MJ

    MJdelo

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love celebrating at Emmets they are always accommodating and food is consistently good. Excellent value and fun atmosphere
  14. WH

    WHJr

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Emmet’s has a great Irish pub vibe. Even though it does serve food it seems to cater to those who just come in to have a 🍻 pint and leave. If you don’t drink you might be a little disappointed in the food and its presentation.
  15. LS

    LaurelS

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great little Irish pub. Food is always good. Live music was way too loud for such a small place. We had to shout to even hope to hear each other which was disappointing.
  16. CS

    ChuckS

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always enjoy Emmett’s. Great atmosphere, good food and fresh Guinness.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Stopped in for a quick dinner and beer. The noise level at this time of day was a bit much for me, so I didn’t stay long. It was a pub on a Friday night- so it was to be expected. Service was great!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped in to try Boston’s #1 Irish coffee. I couldn’t pass up the maple espresso martini as well. Both were excellent as was the service!
  19. RS

    RobertS

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A little disappointed, the food came out Luke warm.
  20. CW

    CWeiss

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The servers were working so hard, but very pleasant and very efficient. Good pub food.
  21. R

    Rose

    Key West

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We like this pub and it was nice, as always. The service was scattered but I won’t complain. Good times.
  22. EP

    EPMA

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very lovely spot to sit and drink and eat. Servers were attentive and pleasant. Food was tasty. Enjoyed pre-theater and it was a very comfortable setting. Will go back when I am in the area again.
  23. M

    Mistertravel2013

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The atmosphere was nice. It seemed like an original pub. We had back luck with the food and sent some back. They apologized and comped the meal. Sitting at the bar just drinking would be nice and relaxing on a quieter night.
  24. GM

    GeneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great will go back when in the city every time. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was relatively flavorless and the condiments that did have flavor didn’t taste fresh. The drinks were inconsistent, mainly we ordered beers and cocktails but I’ve had better here at a previous visit many months ago. The food honestly was rather disappointing, especially for an Irish pub. Should’ve gone to Carrie Nation across the street had I known. We did run up the bill on food and drinks because we were with good company after a long day at work, but at the end of it we all agreed it really wasn’t as good as we had expected it.
  26. GJ

    GeriJ

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We decided to try Emmet’s as our hotel was across from the pub. What a mistake! From the start our waitress seemed dismissive when I inquired about our OpenTable reservation. When asked for our drink order I asked for apple juice for our toddler. When she returned it was delivered it was in a glass with ice(they have. Kids menu). For our meal - my husband order steak tips but asked if hold the condiments. I ordered a burger with cheese & bacon - hold the bun. When we received the food- mine had fries, burger and no bacon. My husbands had all the condiments . We understand mistakes happen. However it was the waitresses dismissive attitude when she told my husband he could see the order ticket as she wrote what we asked for. Our server barely came back to see how things were and brought me bacon on a plate. My burger temperature was more on the medium because I was never asked how I wanted it cooked. I asked for the manager when I left and they did speak with my husband. I m not sure what to say about Emmets it seemed like nice place but it turned out to be very disappointing! Lastly the band which set up near us were rude and could careless we were trying to eat with people hovering around and almost bumping into us!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was packed with enthusiastic early Halloween partiers and tourists. We were seated and served quickly. Food was excellent, live music was fun, and service very friendly and professional— commendable considering the number of guests.
  28. UP

    UnclePhineas47

    Kansas City

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We were there for a Sunday brunch. All was as it should be for a Boston Irish Pub. The food was very good. Service, while not terrible, suffers from what most employee shortages we have come to live with since the pandemic. It was not terrible, bit a little slow. We enjoyed our visit to Emmetts very much.
  29. C

    Coha

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant staff. Delicious Ruben and Irish Sampler. Prices were very reasonable. 8 beers on tap including Guinness, of course.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Boston for the first time and wanted Irish food. This place was recommended by not only locals but often online. So glad we came here. DELICIOUS!!!!
  31. S

    Scarolinalily

    Greensboro

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great Irish pub with excellent food. Friendly servers and for a busy little spot in the Financial District, they do a great job. These days with short staffing we can’t expect the service we used to get, but this pub did great and the food was hot, delicious and as described on the menu.
  32. P

    Pdmimi

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    First the hostess sat us by the bathroom. That table is way too close to the bathroom. We moved. The experience improved.
  33. W

    Wineanddine

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food at reasonable prices! Great ambiance!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was excellent
  35. DJ

    DandJS

    New England

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places - great meal as always. Emmet's can be loud, especially with live music and a crowd shouting to talk to one another. However, we made our reservation after the live music ended and the crown had left, only to have to try and talk to one another over the very loud sound system music. Our request to tone it down was not effective.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Authentic Irish food choices. Great value.
  37. DA

    DennisA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an excellent dinner here. The Guinness beef stew was delicious. Service was great.
  38. KK

    KarenK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I had the combo dinner. Each was excellent. The place is very typical of an Irish pub on the noise side but you need to expect that.
  39. t

    tamis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks, lovely wait staff, and great atmosphere. Music was a bit loud, but I'm old.
  40. MM

    MissMonroe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Our first time there, year ago, was earlier in the day. The entire time they played traditional Irish music (to our delight). This time, it was loud Spin Doctors and Soul Asylum. Major bummer. Just another bar, unfortunately.

FAQs

Emmet's Irish Pub and Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 742-8565.

Emmet's Irish Pub and Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 369 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 16 times today
Google Map for Emmet's Irish Pub and Restaurant

6 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Tremont Street

  • Neighborhood

    Beacon Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm Dinner Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Irish, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Numerous private car parks surround the location. There is also street spaces available to.

  • Public transit

    Downtown crossing T stationPark Street T stationGovernment center T station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Monday Night- TriviaThursday Night- Poprocks! Live Dj Friday Night- 90's NightSaturday Night- 80's NightSunday Night- Open Mic Night

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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