Boston >Food & Dining > The Kinsale
2 Center Plz, Boston, MA | Directions 0210842.359800 -71.060300
Sun 5pm-11pm; Mon 5pm-11pm; Tue 5pm-11pm; Wed 5pm-11pm; Thu 5pm-11pm; Fri 5pm-11:40pm; Sat 5pm-11:40pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central
I love this place! – I work near the Kinsale and love to meet friends there for dinner. The food is delicious and a fantastic value. My favorite meal is the Kinsale Burger with fries and a beer. They do burgers so well here. I've also had several of their entrees and they always exceed my expectations. You would think a pub style restaurant would not have the best food, but the Kinsale delivers excellence every time. Their desserts are delicious as well and definitely large enough for sharing. Awesome selection of beers on tap and great atmosphere with Celtic art and carved wood. For a beer, burger and fries you will rarely spend more than $20. Great deal!
Government Center's largest Irish bar keeps area workers happy with dependable food and drink and plenty of outdoor seating. – The Scene
In a city full of Irish bars, this downtown option aims to have the authenticity angle down pat. Constructed in Ireland, the bar was transported here brick by brick, with all of its warm-toned, comfy pub atmosphere intact. Because of its location--smack dab in the middle of the unattractive concrete jungle that is Government Center--the bar does its best business on weekdays during lunch and after work. Service is affable and efficient.
Despite the view of bleak City Hall Plaza, tables in the large outdoor patio are in demand whenever the weather is agreeable--this is one of the few places in the area where you can enjoy a pint alfresco. The full bar sports an above-average beer and wine list and has numerous TVs. A menu of pleasing pub fare--spanning the spectrum from nachos to shepherd's pie--is served in both the bar and dining areas.
Good for a quickie – Not a bad place, although we didn't stay long because of the service. The hostess and busboys were OK, but thats about it. It was kindof crowded, but not overly. The drink prices were a bit outrageous...considering what they had to offer. The last place I had a $9 mixed drink it came in a big scorpian bowl, not a small glass. Sum up: not worth your money.l
Great Pub – I have been working in Government Center for a few years now and I love going to the Kinsale with my friends after work. The staff is extremely friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. I just tried their new menu and I must say that it is great to see food of this quality in an Irish Pub, and at a very good price. Check out Thursday nights, best after work hang out in the city, you can't go wrong.
Bad food across the board – This is a good looking place. The drinks are reliable. There is a decent beer-on-tap selection, I guess, but then, what bar in Boston doesn't these days?? Except for the wings, pretty much everything on the menu here is subpar. The wings are not stellar, by the way, but at least they are passable. Service is uneven.
What friend-of-the-owner got all his friends to vote this the Best in Boston? There is no way it is best. Except for the cool wooden furniture that was imported from Ireland. That is nice.
Hot Wait Staff! – The service was "extra" friendly and I couldn't be happier with our waitress. The food was great- don't try to make the herb loaf at home:( The band actually rocked the hiz-ouse and they let me sing a song or two. Kinsale lives up to its Irish Pub Title.
Live Music is always a plus – We went there as a group of ten and had a great time. There was live music which was nice too. The service wasn't great as the waiter thought he would show off by not writing anything down, but he was trying so hard to remember everything that he lacked a personality. The Whiskey Steak special was very small, although I did leave full as a result of the awesome cocannon garlic potatos and steam veggies. Other dishes were not out of this world, but they were tasty.
Best Fish and Chips!!! – Go here for a great lunch- beer battered fish and have an imported irish beer to boot. Great Food and Fun atmoshpere!
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