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The Kinsale

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2 Center Plaza, Government Center, Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-742-5577
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere and wait staff are good. Food was not great. My wife's beef stew had one potato two pieces of stringy beef in a huge bowl of gravy. The bread sucks. I would not suggest it to a friend.

Thank sheehan62
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Our group of four decided to stop in for Sunday Brunch, first it took us 20 minutes to be welcomed by our waitress after being seated. After ordering drinks it was another 20 minute wait for the drinks to get left to the table - both glasses had some sort of pink stain, one of which was leaking into the... More 

Thank mmcgarry92
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stopped in for brunch. The restaurant is well kept and the dining area is very large. A comfortable square bar is at one end. The tater tot appetize was very good. Our Greek salad was dry and lackluster with very little chicken. The three egg omelet seemed plain but the home fries were very good. Alcoholic drinks are pricey.... More 

Thank CrumpetsAndCannolis
Somerset, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

After a matinee the four of us had a very nice late lunch / early dinner. We ate outside to enjoy the perfect weather. The fish tacos, grilled cheese, short rib Mac and cheese were all very good, and the price was very reasonable. Service was very attentive without being obtrusive. We will definitely return!

Thank Ed D
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on my first night in Boston after checking in to my hotel. The restaurant was dead and service just ok. That said, the Guinness was poured very well and the fish and chips were delicious. I'd go back.

Thank Lindsay W
Santiago, Chile
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We got a tip from our duck-tour driver to go there after the tour as we wanted lunch and were on our way to the Science Museum. We shared a Bangers and Mash dish and it was great! The pork sausages were some of the best I've ever had and the mash had that nice caramelized onion in it and... More 

Thank TheBlackCondor
Salem, Massachusetts
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364 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

When you are on your lunch hour (which most people are during the week), the service needs to be a little better than it was for us. There were five in our group (three of whom are new to the Boston working world, so my husband and I were excited to take them to a new dining place. Unfortunately, the... More 

Thank NancyG-818
Danvers, MA
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106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stopped in for lunch on a hot Friday in July. Service was adequate. Lamb burger left much to be desired. For one thing, it suffered from too small a burger to the size of the bun. In my opinion, the diameter of a burger should be at least equal to that of the bun. In this... More 

Thank Danno2007
Salem, Massachusetts
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364 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We recently took out-of-town guests to The Kinsale for lunch and had a really great dining experience. Our server, Paola, was great (friendly, attentive, and efficient). For drinks, our guests both ordered Beers (Guinness Stout and Sierra Nev Nooner at $6.50 each) while we opted for a Pepsi and Iced Tea ($3) as we had to return to work. Our... More 

Thank NancyG-818
Palm Springs
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230 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This place is probably not the first place to think of for breakfast. I was wandering by and hungry so I took the chance. I was not disappointed. Service was fast and the meal was good. I had eggs Benedict on spinach, big mug of tea. No complaints, decent meal and a good price. The restaurant decor is Irish pub.

Thank josch1122

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Center Plaza, Government Center, Boston, MA 02108
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-5577

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighbourhood Profile
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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