Boston >Food & Dining > Sunset Grill
130 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA | Directions 0213442.352888 -71.131632
Sun 11am-10pm; Mon 10am-10pm; Tue 10am-10pm; Wed 10am-10pm; Thu 10am-10pm; Fri 10am-11pm; Sat 11am-11pm
Neighborhoods: Allston-Brighton, Kelton Street, Commonwealth
Poor, slow and rude customer service – Waited an hour and a a half to be seated, meals took 45 minutes to come out of the kitchen, a meal was spilt over one of the party, and no apology made. That meal took another 15 minutes to come out of the kitchen, waited 25 minutes for our bill, while our waitress started closing up. she was rude when we mentioned the bill again. Food average and such poor service, dont go there
The amusement park of brewpubs for tourists – I frequented Sunset back in the 90s. Less people, great staff, more locals and best selection and quantity of drafts than any other bar in Boston. Then word got out and the Sunset turned more into an amusement park making every effort to bring in the tourists and transient residents of Allston/Brighton.
Still a good place to grab a great microbrew but you have to go offpeak otherwise be ready to drink with the college kids sipping on their yards as a novelty or the many tourists.
Best Beer, great nachos, busy – I frequent sunset quite often. The food is great, standard American. The chili sampler is the BEST deal. All entrees have ample food, so consider sharing. The best thing about sunset is the beer selection. The menu can be overwhelming, but servers and bartenders are incredibly knowledgeable about the beers. The beers on tap change frequently, too. There is no chance of getting bored. My only complaint would be the service when the place is busy. We waited a looong time for our drinks.
Worst service in boston – While I agree that Sunset has a fantastic beer selection, and the food is delicious, the service is HORRIBLE. Mind you, my roomates and myself continue to go there frequently, so its not enough to deter us but we had a really bad experience this week when we sat at the bar and the manager was covering the bar while the bartender went to change a keg for 20 minutes. It took her 20 minutes to even take our drink order, then our wings we ordered came out and we still didnt have our drinks. Finally the actual bartender came back and got us our drinks and it had already been a half an hour. Luckily we weren't in a rush. I love the food and beer here, but I just wanted to warn everyone that the service is the worst I've ever experienced...ever.
BEST Beer selection and Burgers – My FAVORITE place to eat because of their wide variety of beer and delicious burgers. My roommates always go with other menu items, I've been to Sunset more times than I can remember and every time I go (except twice) I get the Texan Burger, which never ceases to please my taste buds. You cannot find a better deal and no matter what night you go its always lively with plenty of TVs and decorations on the wall to keep you occupied while you wait for your Flight of beers. The flight is something they offer to taste 4 different beers. How it works is you pick 4 beers from their long list of draft beers and they give you each of the beers in a 5 ounce glass. It's perfect if you want to try new things but not get stuck drinking 12+ ounces of something you don't like. I LOVE Sunset and I've lived in Brighton for almost a year and half. My roommates and I make it a habit to eat there at least once a week...that's how good it is....
What... a... selection – The menu at Sunset is out of this world. The food was great, and even though our waiter messed up our order & credit card a number of times, he had a great sense of humor about it all. I'll be heading back soon!
I love it here! – How could you not love Sunset? Their waiters are super friendly, the food is pretty good, and their selection of beer is expansive.
wow!!! – never in my life have i seen such an insane selection of beer. no wonder they got best of boston! your head will def be spinning just from reading the menu but ask the staff to recommend something, they will find something to your likeing. unfourtunately i dont remember the name of the beer i had but it was great it was 9.2% alcohol! if you are into the lighter beer ask for the blueberry beer.
You won't be disappointed! – My friends and I frequent the Sunset and we always have a good time! Their selection of beer is top notch and the food is really good, especially their burgers and sweet potato fries. Nachos are HUGE and we almost always can't seem to finish them. Great place to hang out with good friends.
My girlfriend and I decided to try this place after I had seen it featured in the TV Show "Beer Nuts". I consider myself semi-snobbish when it comes to beer, so I was excited to try it. We show up and according to the gf my face lit up like a kid in a candy store. I found Beer Mecca. It was a Sunday evening and we had no problems getting a table. With over 100 beers on tap, the choices seemed overwhelming at first. I decided to try a Paulaner Hefeweizen (my first true GERMAN Hefe) and fell instantly in love. She tried some kind of Raspberry beer that was also quite tasty. I had fish & chips cajun style with curly fries and cranberry coleslaw, all of which were delicious. Her quesadillas were pretty good too. The menu seems quite varied, as I was only expecting pizza and burgers, but they have everything from gourmet pizza to burritos to steak. The decor is definitely geared towards the beer theme, but still looked clean and attractive. The staff were friendly and prompt and the food came quickly. Overall, it was a great experience and definitely worth the $35 for dinner + drinks. I'll be going back again.
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