Back Deck
Back Deck

Back Deck

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.backdeckboston.com/
  • Phone: 6176700320
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm; Saturday 3:00pm - 11:30pm; Sunday 3:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Paul Sussman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Back Deck offers professional backyard grilling in a laid-back city setting seven days a week. Friends and family meet for charcoal-grilled favorites inspired by the food served at casual cookouts along with porch-perfect cocktails, beer and wine.
  • Private Party Contact: Mark Corcoran 8664171498

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Washington
  • Public Transit: We are conveniently located next to the Downtown Crossing T stop and Silver Line Stop. We are just a short walk from Park Street, Chinatown and State Street stops.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer night and weekend parking validation of $2.00 off for local area lots.
A word from Back Deck
Back Deck offers professional backyard grilling in a laid-back city setting seven days a week. Back Deck brings the outdoors inside with details like exterior carriage lighting and glazed brick in the dining room and an open kitchen that invites guests to watch the flame-licked fun. Back serves polished takes on cookout classics as well as dishes cooked over an open flame at homes across the globe. Almost all of the menu is grilled on three hardwood charcoal grills hand-picked to accommodate many differing options.
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Back Deck reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (34)neighborhood gem (32)good for groups (29)late-night find (14)fit for foodies (13)great for outdoor dining (12)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (9)special occasion (8)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (6)romantic (2)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Dinner in the Theater district
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great place for dinner before going to the Opera House. Good food and reasonable prices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum !!!
    Lgfoodie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Had an excellent meal prior to the theater!! Chicken under a brick and salad was delicious and I will go back and order it again soon!! Great and personable service!!! A nice find!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time here-
    Firstvisit
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Will definitely come again. Great gluten free option for the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad Experience
    Nani
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    With reservations we were seated right away, friendly waiter brought one drink and we ordered & then was ignored for 45 mins. I saw waiter pass by & I said we were going to the play & 6yr. needed to eat . No action or food of any kind was offered until I found manager & told him we needed something to eat...he gave us French fries & told us lunch was on him that 2 chefs didn't show up...that was generous but too little too late. Won't be returning. Need to be upfront w/ info or offer us a limited menu to have some food !!
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  • Pre theatre meal
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was very good and the prices were reasonable. A very large brunch selection. Very close to the opera house so a great place to dine pre-show but anticipate that it gets very crowded and the service suffers! They were able to customize the choices to accommodate various dietary requests which was a plus.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner and a Show
    showstopper
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We chose Back Deck because of its proximity to the Boston Opera House. It is only a block away and we were very pleasantly surprised at how good the experience was. Food was great, service was great, ambiance was excellent! Only complaint was the bathrooms are very small and there was no toilet tissue in one of the two stalls.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    cute place, very pleasant service, food mediocre (vegetable and "creamy eggplant" rollup had NO eggplant and a few pieces raw veggies)
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  • Perfect quick bite before show
    Redmoore1127
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Went here before a show the other night and we weren't disappointed. Food was fast, hot and good. Very nutritious too. We ended up getting served faster than expected so had time for a stroll before the performance. Would be good as an after show joint for drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food ok. But setting nice enough to give another try.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new spot in Downtown Crossing
    DavidInBoston
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    First time experience last weekend - it was great! Food presentations are interesting; everyone in our group (4) enjoyed their choices. Great vice - huge walk-through windows overlooking corner of Washington and West. Just down the block from Opera House, with validated parking across the street @ Lafayette Place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jessica
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was delicous; our server was EXCELLENT and you can't beat the pri-fixe menu we ate from. Everything else looked great also but it was a great deal!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would do it all over again
    luke5152
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I am a person who doesn't use the phrase, "No complaints" but in the case of my experience at Back Deck, I can only say good things. The food, the service, the atmosphere was "all good." I will look forward to the next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but good food
    Ludwig
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The open air concept is good but with all the construction going on it was too noisy. I think once the construction is over it will be very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nick
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were a moderate sized group with two kids. Weather was nice and the large windows were open, so it was comfortable and we did not have to compete with noise to have a conversation. We stuck to the dine out $33 menu. Apps were very good, highly recommend the grilled corn and hot wings. Our group ordered the stripped bass and flank steak. The bass was very good, the flank steaks were over cooked and tough. We were expecting better. Our server informed us that medium was very pink almost on the rare side. It was actually well done, no pink at all.... potatoes and spinach were very good. Dessert, would recommend the grilled peaches with ice cream.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    ginnygirl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was awesome, service was excellent! Our waiter surprised us with a delicious complimentary dessert. We had a group of 6 and had a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Surprise
    Firstvisit
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Looking for gluten free options - found them here - good service - little bit tight sitting, but not enough to interfere with experience - definitely make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was different yet great
    GatorRater
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    It's eclectic as my friend would say. Not your normal meal and we loved it! Great flavor and taste. Have the corn it's fantastic. Also if you like watermelon in a salad go for it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Coordinator
    NICEY
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My first time here staff were friendly food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • brunch
    musicalmom
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had brunch before a show at the Boston Opera house.The banana french toast was yummy.So convient to the shows and parking
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater crowd
    Fire
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Went for light dinner before Phantom. It's right down the street from Opera House The location was important to me. Served quickly got a tabke by open window ( no view just buikding construction ). It was casual dining. I swear had the best lobster salad sandwich ever ! The General Manager was attentive. I'd go again in a minute.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick bite before the theatre
    BTRA
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great service and good food. Enjoyed the lobster roll and pork tacos
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  • Cold food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Got the swordfish kabobs and the pulled pork tacos. Both were cold, and served quite sparingly.
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  • Wonderful......Again!
    BAMM
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Second time diners to The Back Deck & all 4 of us ate every single morsel!! We'll be back:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anne1b
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Our server was prompt and polite and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Back Deck
    phantomlovers
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    What an excellent find! Great food, service, and not rushed - even though it was on a busy theater night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love this place
    sandstone15
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Just a block away from the Boston Opera House; very convenient if you're going to a show. Attractive, fun decor. Great food, great drinks. A real find.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre theater dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Great restaurant steps from local theaters and parking, they validate your parking at Lafayette garage discounting cost of parking for the evening. My friend raved about the salmon cobb salad, best she ever had! Prices are reasonable and service is quick and efficient. Menu varies from burgers to full entrees.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining choice
    Theaterlover
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were looking for a nice place to eat lunch before a matinee production of Phantom. Finally we came across "Back Deck" online and it seemed perfect. We made a reservation online and we were seated right away when we got there. The waitress was excellent. Some of us ordered burgers and dome of us ordered breakfast foods. All the food was delicious! The atmosphere was fun because the restaurant has open windows at almost street level. So we could do a lot of people watching while we dined. It was very comfortable and were able to stay there for quite done time even after we finished our meal. By the time we left, the place was bustling. Great choice!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MissEmma
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Service was excellent...food was great!! Drove from CT to see Boston Opera show and had a great meal and the location was perfect...theatre was right next door....excellent experience...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing experience
    foodie130
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My husband had a sword fish and rice and I had a lobster roll. He didn't like his food and my lobster didn't taste very fresh. They had only one kind of light beer which wasn't my favorite and the waiter made us wait for a while to get another drink. When we asked him for the menu to see the wine option, and he came up with nothing in 10 minutes to ask us what he had wanted. When the food came the waiter started poking his face every 2 minutes asking if we were done but when we actually had to leave we were waiting with our empty plated for some time. We saw the tables around us with empty glasses and we were obviously the only people getting a good service. I wouldn't go back to this restaurant or recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great location
    Southerngirlwv
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food was good but very small portions. The best part is how close it is to theaters and the Common and the cute little book store to browse while walking from convenient parking lot across the street. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Close to Opera House
    Operahousegoer
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We chose this restaurant because it was close to the Opera House. Service was great. Food was okay. My chicken was slightly dry, but the salad was awesome! My friends' said their non beef burgers were good. Wish the menu had a few more choices. I found it very limited. Would go back for a casual dinner before a show.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    elliebethmv
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was near the theatre and a nice indoor/outdoor venue but the good was mediocre and the service very slow.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid but nothing to rave about
    daydiner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food is good and the theater district location is great. The food was properly prepared but nothing really memorable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elaine
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was great. Loved the grilled chicken livers. Our server, Dean, was the best. Attentive, friendly and made our dining experience even better that night.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing too special but good enough
    Lauranapiranha
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I went to back deck for dinner after always passing it on my way to work and thinking it had a good laid back vibe. I'm pretty sure my waitress forgot about my table bc she took foreverrrr to take our order. I got the chicken strawberry salad, there were plenty of strawberries but cheap on the chicken. My friend got the chicken wings and a side of fries. It would have been nice to get a warning that their fries were actually cut up like potato quarters.
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  • outstanding lunch !
    kaycibi
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    my guest and i chose a simple salad for lunch. Wow! mine was perfectly ripe avocado, grapefruit, ahi tuna, and lettuce —perhaps the best simple healthy salad i've Ever had. my guest's more routine salad gave as much pleasure. i'd asked to sit by a window, and there we were. it was just right for a lovely, although business, lunch. the server was fine, if busy. there was a little confusion arriving, because the greeters/servers/ were racing at a most busy instant. yet, once we were seated we were able to talk quietly and exchange considerable content and information while having delicious lunch and coffee. a real treat right in downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Place is loud anyway, but now with construction across the street, and windows wide open because "it's part of our summer atmosphere" it's TOO loud.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Nice place. Relaxing and comfortable. Liked the location and the view to the street.
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  • Bait-and-switch
    Laura
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We like dining at Back Deck before going to the movies or the theater because they are sensitive to one's schedule and their food is consistent. On our most recent visit, unfortunately, we had a little surprise on our bill. We ordered Narragansett ale, and were told that they didn't have it, but were serving the Narragansett summer ale in its place. We ordered it, had a nice dinner, and when we got the bill, noticed that the price on the summer ale was almost 50% higher than the listed price on the menu. When we inquired, the waitress told us that the summer ale was priced higher. We got the bait-and-switch. Be sure to ask for prices on anything that is not on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate