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Chef Dan O'Donnell

Chef Dan O'Donnell
Coming up Roses

Boston’s world-famous Irish Pub, the Black Rose, has a new chef overseeing its busy kitchen. He’s Chef Dan O’Donnell, who was named the General Manager and Executive Chef of the Rose this summer by the Glynn Hospitality Group.

With a newly refurbished dining room upstairs, the Black Rose’s expanded dining capacity has proven to be a popular lunch and dinner place for both locals and tourists from around the world. Live Irish music seven nights a week has always been the Rose’s calling card, but now the addition of authentic Irish cuisine in a comfortable, stylish setting has proven to be the perfect combination.

“It seems that our diners are looking for updates on the Irish classics – fish & chips, Shepherd’s pie, and bangers and mash,” says Chef O’Donnell. “My favorite dish to prepare is the black and white pudding with Irish whiskey and hazelnut cream.”

O’Donnell, whose great-grandparents came from County Donegal, was born and raised in Michigan. His family moved to Jupiter, Florida, where O’Donnell began his culinary career, working his way up from prep cook to become managing partner for Hops Restaurant and Brewery, a popular franchise of fifteen restaurants in eight states.

In New England, O’Donnell worked for the Back Bay Restaurant Group as GM of Joe’s Restaurant in West Harford and Fairfield, CT, and was most recently executive chef and assistant Culinary Director at Burton’s Grill in Boston, where he oversaw four of the company’s properties.

The Black Rose, located at 160 State Street, right next to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, is the flagship property of the Glynn Hospitality group, which owns eight Irish pubs and restaurants in Boston.

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by Michael P. Quinlin

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