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Jacob Wirth Restaurant
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31 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116
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31-37 Stuart St Boston, MA 02116
31-37 Stuart StreetUSMassachusettsBoston02116
(617) 338-8586jacobwirth.com
$$German Restaurant, RestaurantToday 11:30AM–12AM
Saturday 11:30AM–12AMSunday 11:30AM–9PMMonday 11:30AM–9PMTuesday 11:30AM–9PMWednesday 11:30AM–9PMThursday 11:30AM–12AMFriday 11:30AM–12AM
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A Boston Favorite Since 1868 Close to downtown, in the heart of the theater district, Jacob Wirth’s is a classic European restaurant with a contemporary American flair – a “Best of Boston” winner.
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Old-time beer hall & local institution for German food & vast beer selection since 1868.- Google
"For appetizers, the potato pancakes and fried pickles are great."
"Sweet corn bread."
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Brian Watson
a week ago
Poor Jacob Wirth. I can only imagine that he's rolling around in his grave. It's safe to say that this restaurant's glory days are way behind it. The restaurant is dilapidated, with any cool historical relics overwhelmed with modern cheap cardboard/plastic beer logos. The wait staff is apathetic. The menu and beer selection barely passing it's designation as a 'German restaurant.' The good was ok, but nothing special. It also didn't help that our table was hounded by a crazy trivia guy who couldn't take a hint that none of us wanted to participate (trivia isn't fun when you're essentially forced to play by someone combative/hostile). I have never had a more unpleasant dining experience. I would've run out on the tab if I hadn't been using OpenTable to pay (and hence they would've known who I was). I was expecting to have a delicious dinner. Instead I rushed to finish the food and ran out after I had paid (I think I made it in less than 30min). I advise you to stay away from this sad exist for a restaurant at all costs. If you're looking for an incredible German restaurant, you'd be much better off checking out Bronwyn in Somerville!
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Alexander Hoerle
5 months ago
When I first looked at the beer list and food menu, I was shocked to see it was mostly American options. However, they do have some German options that more than make up for it. The Mixed Plate is a fantastic mix of schnitzel and sauerkrauts. Weihenstephaner was a new discovery that hit the spot. My next trip into Boston has a new spot on the itinerary!
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Frederick Wright
4 months ago
In over 30 years of sporadic visits, I've never encountered any of the service issues listed by other customers, but I'll readily agree the food is rather bland, and often served room temperature. Once in a while, I'll get a stellar meal where everything is just so. That fact, plus the fact it is one of the oldest beer halls in North America, keeps me coming back. The menu isn't entirely devoted to German stodge, the greater portion features common American bar and tavern food like wings and potato wedges, soups and salads.
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Andrew Brown
3 months ago
Not the best gin selections if you don't like Bombay Sapphire. The nachos were good, though! The beer selection was also pretty good.
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Kerri Egan
3 weeks ago
We had dinner and for the most part I was the one person that got the burger - was cooked PERFECT. Fries were hot - my sisters got the wedge salad and it was good but they got grilled chicken as an add on which was expensive and it was dry. The service was great. Other than the grilled chicken everything was awesome - would go there again in a minute
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Dimitrios D
a month ago
Jacob Wirth is an oddly cozy German biergarten (oddly, because it's a fairly large place and not particularly clean looking- check out the men's room) with a live pianist playing random pop songs in a karaoke fashion. I didn't try the food but the beer selection is decent and the atmosphere is hokey and fun.
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Jörg Waller
in the last week
I actually did not have a meal there. The menu was very overprized, and the part of the menu shown at the entrance door was misleading and had wrong (cheaper) prices, which is why we left. Also not authentic German as they couldn't even show the German soccer cup final on their TVs, which were showing American sports instead.
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Cheryl H.
6 months ago
The sauerkraut balls were great. The only dark beers were Guinness and Jake's Dark. Jake's Dark was good enough. Had the wiener schnitzel with dill spaetzle. The veal was tender but in general all very bland. I'd go back once more to try some different dishes and perhaps change my opinion.