Solas

4.3
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196 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Solas is a comfortable modern Irish pub in Boston’s Back Bay on bustling Boylston Street, steps from Newbury Street and Copley Square. The inventive menu includes Fried Deviled Eggs, Irish Street Corn, Reuben Egg Rolls, Loaded Hamburger Flatbread and Panko & Corn Flakes Crusted Chicken. A rich selection of salads and stews, sandwiches and entrees are enjoyed with our extensive selection of draft beers, craft cocktails and wines by the glass. Stop in for a pint of Guinness paired with one of our delicious menu items. Solas gift cards are also accepted at sister restaurants City Bar and City Table, also in Back Bay, Anthem Kitchen + Bar and Ned Devine’s in Faneuil Hall, and Irish pubs MJ O’Connor’s, with two locations in the Seaport District and Back Bay.

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4.5
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MarkB
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food arrived piping hot and was very good. Services was good as well.

Solas
Responded on 11 March 2020

Hi Mark, Thank you for the review and recommendation. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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vipLKFoodie
New England
30 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love this cozy pub! Very energetic and good food choices, without being overwhelming.

Chicken Pot pie is the best! It is loaded with vegetables and chunks of chicken and topped with a golden puff pastry. Onion soup is chock full of onions in a rich beef broth, topped with a thick layer of cheese! We also had the big, soft pretzels on the appetizer menu, served piping hot with a cheese dipping sauce.

Service is always good . Really nice, small intimate bar at front of the dining room. One of my favorite casual places to dine in Boston.

Solas
Responded on 11 March 2020

Hello- Thank you so much for the review and recommendation. We're so glad you've enjoyed the food, space, and service during your visits with us. Thank you again for taking the time to write such a kind review. We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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vipKenM
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i love the shepherd's pie.
the corner table was exactly what we requested

Solas
Responded on 21 February 2020

Hi Ken, Thank you! We're glad you got your preferred table and that you enjoyed the shepherd's pie. We hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite hotel bar in the city! Try the curry fries 🍟

Solas
Responded on 21 February 2020

Hello- Thank you so much! I couldn't agree more, the curry fries are absolutely amazing. We hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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SherylF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to lunch, enjoyed it so much we went back for dinner. Excellent burger and fries. Nice juicy burger, very fresh fries, hot and crisp. Good selection of beers on tap. Highly recommend the shepherd’s pie and the Onion soup. What really raised it from good to great was the service. We had Sarah as our server both lunch and dinner. She was warm and cheery, quick with a genuine smile. She answered our tourist questions with some great tips. We might even go back again this trip. Definitely will next trip!

Solas
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hello- Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and of course, the service from Sarah! We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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MichaelM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

One of my favorite spots when in downtown Boston. On this occasion I was there for a lunch meeting with a out of state client. We ordered the lobster roll to was just ok a little stringy and the French fries were not warm.

Solas
Responded on 13 January 2020

Hi Michael, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry to hear about your most recent visit, and we've shared your review with management and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Apologies again. We hope to see you next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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vipLaurieF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious! Waitress is always fun and attentive! This is why we keep coming back. Our favorite Irish pub in Boston.

Solas
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi Laurie, Thank you so much! We're so glad you've enjoyed the food, space, and service during your visit, and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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vipjamie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lunch at Solas is always enjoyable. We get great service and the menu offers some unique choices. I highly recommend the Cuban cigars.

Solas
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi Jamie, Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you've enjoyed your visits, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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AnthonyL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve meal with my wife. Server was excellent. Would return.

Solas
Responded on 3 January 2020

Hi Anthony, Thank you for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed dining with us this past New Year's Eve, and we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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vipKerriC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solas was great! We will definitely be back!

Solas
Responded on 3 January 2020

Hi Kerri, Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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vipCcasey
New England
48 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

irish bar never disappoints before dinner and after dinner. the fried pickles are delish

Solas
Responded on 27 December 2019

Hi Casey - Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to write us a review! We hope to see you soon.

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NNCohen
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly from the host at the front door to the waitress,food came out fast ,selection of beers was great.
Good food ,nice ambience.

Solas
Responded on 27 December 2019

Hi! Thank you so much for the kind words and for visiting! We hope to see you soon.

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vipMaggieR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant to meet up with friends! We enjoyed our dinners and the terrific menu selection. Perfect location too!

Solas
Responded on 27 December 2019

Hi Maggie - Thank you so much for visiting and leaving us your feedback - we'll see you soon, we hope!

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was way too crowded due to xmas party upstairs and too dark to view menu. Need better lighting.

Solas
Responded on 17 December 2019

Hi Michelle, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry you didn't have a better experience and we've shared your review with management, so we can work to find a solution. We hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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vipjojobangs
New England
37 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first visit to Solas and we will go there again. Our waitress, Sara, was very personable and helpful. While early for our reservation, we were seated promptly. The upstairs dining area was very pleasant and the seating was designed to give tables space and privacy. My husband loved the menu and wanted to order everything but settled on Bangers & Mash. He said it was very good.

Solas
Responded on 17 December 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and recommendation. We're so glad you enjoyed your first visit with us, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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vipKenM
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

it is annoying that they did not figure out that we were the guys who reserved through Open Table, and had the audacity to say I was a no show.

I want my record cleared

Solas
Responded on 15 November 2019

Hi Ken, I'm so sorry to hear about this and I am more than happy to reverse the no show record from your previous reservation. Would you be willing to share the email address and phone number associated with your account, so I can have OpenTable make the correction? In the meantime, I have shared this review with management and all front of house staff, so this does not happen again. Again, my sincerest apologies. I hope you will give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant! Sasha was phenomenal! Food was fantastic!

Solas
Responded on 15 November 2019

Hi- Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and of course, service from Sasha. Come back and visit us again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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vipJamesT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great pub atmosphere. Staff are friendly. Food is of a high standard

Solas
Responded on 15 November 2019

Hi James, Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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vipBostonfoodie
New England
28 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really excellent. Worth trying for sure! All the pub classics and very high quality.

Solas
Responded on 8 November 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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AnnetteB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall it was good.

Solas
Responded on 30 October 2019

Hi Annette, Thank you for the review. Would you be willing to share additional feedback, so we can work to make the necessary improvements? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Best, Grace

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vipTimandKarenK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at Solas! My husband, son and I all loved our meals and the service was great. We were going to an event and our waiter made sure our food came quickly. He checked on us often and took great care of us!

Solas
Responded on 30 October 2019

Hi Tim & Karen, Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Great food

Solas
Responded on 30 October 2019

Hello- Thank you! We hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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JohnT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, decent prices, excellent Guinness, good table service, confusing check in process. Would certainly return and recommend to others.

Solas
Responded on 16 October 2019

Hi John, Thank you for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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vipLonnie
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I love Solas! It was my birthday and I noted that where it says 'notes' but I thought maybe they'd give me a dessert or something, and got nothing. I go there all the time - at least a few times a month - so this was disappointing.

Solas
Responded on 10 October 2019

Hi Lonnie, We're so sorry about this! Thank you for choosing to spend your special day with us, and our deepest apologies for disappointing you. We're thankful to have a regular like you, and we would be grateful for the opportunity to make it up to you. Let me know if that's something you'd be interested in. Best, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Definitely a bar environment; not child friendly. Music too loud, room temperature too cold, bland food, and when a server asks if you, as the patron, have any questions, and thereafter shrugs their shoulders and is indifferent ... hence 2 stars.

Solas
Responded on 19 September 2019

Hello- We're sorry to hear about this, and we've shared your review and feedback with our management team and staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Please don't hesitate to respond with any additional information you'd like to share about your visit. Sincerely, Grace

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Lynvick
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Solas is a good spot to stop before a game or concert at Fenway Park. When the weather is nice, they have a patio so you can eat outdoors. The noise level is a bit energetic which made it hard to have a conversation. Food was good, including the black bean burger wrap and the chicken sandwich with the odd-sounding but delicious peanut butter mayonnaise. The homemade chips with dipping sauce and soft pretzel were tasty starters. Our waitress was excellent--friendly and efficient. We always stop here before a Fenway event and it never disappoints.

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vipMichele
New England
56 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Had the chicken curry and it was delicious. Shared the Guiness Bread Pudding for dessert. It was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good food, great service!

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LeeK
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with a delicious menu which includes an array of choices! Fun Game Day Menu as well!

Solas
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi Lee, Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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BonnieR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and a good time. We love sitting at the bar chatting with folks.

Solas
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi Bonnie, Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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vipTimandKarenK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a great meal and wonderful service! We keep coming back!

Sasha remembered my very specific food needs and preferences and did it professionally and with a positive attitude! So glad to be at her table again.

We travel I. From the South Shore just to have a fun, yummy and casual meal at Solas, a couple times a month!!

Solas
Responded on 25 July 2019

Hi Tim & Karen, You just made our day! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review about your experiences with us. We're so glad you enjoy the food, space, and service from Sasha, and we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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vipWillyCritic
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

No hp sauce in an Irish pub?

Solas
Responded on 16 July 2019

Hello- We're sorry to disappoint you! We've shared this feedback with management and our chef, and we hope you'll give us another chance next time you're in the area. Sincerely, Grace

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JoshF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great authentic Irish food, good prices, and very easy to find a table. The service was a little bit slow, but they were pretty busy when I went so experiences may differ from day to day. Highly recommend the bread pudding and ciders on tap if you go.

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vipTimandKarenK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal for us at Solas! We keep coming back because we love the food and atmosphere, but the service is the real reason. Last night, Sasha took great care of us! She helped adjust our meals to suit our needs and was quick, kind and fun!

Meal-wise, we started with buffalo chicken wings. I had salmon and my husband, a burger. I eat keto, and Solas is always able to accommodate my needs!

We'll be back!

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BigAl
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everybody enjoyed our meal. Very accommodating menu for meat eaters, vegetarians, you, and old. Excellent food, nice dining environment, great location.

Solas
Responded on 10 June 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad everyone in your party enjoyed the food, space, and service. We hope to see you all again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
28 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We totally enjoyed our dinner at Solas. Food was good, waitress was very pleasant and accommodating. We enjoyed the social atmosphere while still being able to talk and be heard at our table. We were disappointed to discover that parking validation in the Prudential garage is no longer offered even though it is printed on the Open Table website as a parking option. Parking cost was more than my meal! However, this will not keep me from going to Solas in the future. Overall good experience.

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MariaP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very personable server on Sunday night, May 19th. I'm sorry I can't remember her name. We had a reservation for 7:45 so I hope you can figure out who it was and give her our compliments.

Solas
Responded on 22 May 2019

Hi Maria, Thank you for the review and kind words about your server! I've shared your review with our General Manager, so he can look into who you had a server that evening. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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Gradparty
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a large party to celebrate a graduation. The hostess was going to seat us downstairs in the bar area It was loud and not conducive for a large party - the space was pretty small. I asked the hostess to seat us upstairs... they did and we had a great time. The menu is basic - but the food was good. We had a wonderful time.

Solas
Responded on 22 May 2019

Hello- Thank you for choosing Solas Irish Pub to celebrate a graduation! We're glad our hostess was able to move your party to the upstairs dining room, and that you all enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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vipSuzy
Charleston
96 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Atmosphere awesome. Food delicious.

Solas
Responded on 14 May 2019

Hi Suzy, Thank you so much for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the food and space, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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JohanS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

Solas
Responded on 1 May 2019

Hi Johan, Thank you for choosing Solas to celebrate a graduation! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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