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MET Back Bay
MET Back Bay

MET Back Bay Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.metbackbay.com
  • Phone: (617) 267-0451
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am - 3:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Brady Duhame
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Dean Cogswell (617) 267-0451

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Newbury Street
  • Public Transit: Green Line T Stop is Copley
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is offered at Dinner
A word from MET Back Bay
Located in the heart of Boston's posh Back Bay neighborhood, MET Back Bay occupies an historic 1877 brick townhouse on the corner of Newbury & Dartmouth Streets. It has been meticulously renovated & is modern, elegant & comfortable while paying homage to the classic style & timeless beauty of the building & surrounding neighborhood. MET Back Bay's menu blends new American cooking with contemporary continental cuisine & embraces quintessential New England ingredients.There is an atmosphere of hip sophistication with an unparalleled food experience full of fresh ideas & historic perspective. MET Back Bay provides a complete & varied dining experience. If you're in the mood for a quick, casual bite at the bar or a long, festive & elegant dinner for family & friends or an intimate midnight snack in a romantic corner, you'll find the perfect spot at MET Back Bay.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "I went with coworkers for lunch during restaurant week. The food was delicious; I had a spicy shrimp appetizer and a tuna avocado skewer. The service was a bit slow. We had to wait to get the restaurant week menu and then got the dinner menu instead of lunch, so we had to wait again and got a mix of dinner and lunch menus. The staff were friendly and our meal was great."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "I have now visited Met Back Bay twice for brunch and been pleased with the experience both times. They make a good, stiff brunch cocktail and the food looks and tastes great. I'd recommend the Pork Stuffed Hash Browns."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Brunch menu and cocktails were creative and delicious!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Went for lunch on a week day. Surprisingly busy. Everyone in my party really enjoyed their food. Solid decor and good service. Would definitely return to MET again."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Started with a bang, when we were one of two tables inside dining room ( Outside full) but as soon as it got busy , our waiter was no where to be found Missed out on second drinks because of it Lobster cheese dip good, but lobster roll not best quality. Lamb skewer was cold when it reached table, but artichoke was delicious with butter and sauce ."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I love the food and used to love the MET experience but this past time was the worst. Starting from the moment we walked in early for the reservation and were seated without menus. The waitress was less than attentive and the food was sub-par this time around. I was willing to chalk it up to a one time deal but to add to this lackluster experience, I then was notified by Open Table that I didn't show up for my reservation and I had to resolve that with them. This left a bad taste in my mouth about MET and the level of customer service. It will take me awhile to want to go back especially with some many other options on Newbury St."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "As a tourist, Met Back Bay is a spot we always come back to. We look forward to the great food and vibe. Sadly, most of our favorites had disappeared from the menu, leaving a seemingly more streamlined menu that was as imaginative. Even with reservations, we were seated in the The Library (not the most preferred place int he restaurant)next to a family with loud and energetic young children. So much for that romantic dinner! We will be back, but will be more vocal about our seating, and look forward to a more imaginative menu."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I had a terrific lunch while in Boston for a conference. The food, location and outdoor seating were all great. The staff was slow and innattentive, and we weren't in any hurry. We had to ask for refills on our drinks, had to ask if we could order, and then for our check. I asked for a second napkin because my burger dripped through the spaces in the table top and was never given one. It was like the customers were a complerte after-thought or annoyance, instead of the primary focus. Great food doesn't overcome poor service."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Four words: TRY THE DUCK WINGS. Food was generally very good and the service was top notch. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Great food and service. He only problem was there were mosquitoes everywhere! And we ate indoors! So that was annoying."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Service was spectacular. I was concerned about the sauce on a particular dish - so our waitress brought me a taste to try before ordering. The food was fabulous and innovative. I have tried wings in many restaurants - but this is the first time I had Duck Wings or bruschetta with fava bean pesto. The huge windows allowed for a wonderful view. We'll definitely be back and would highly recommend this delicious place"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I have been here several times for lunch and this was my first time for dinner with a friend from out of town. Always a wonderful atmosphere and an un-rushed pace that was perfect for my friend and I to catch up. Food was excellent and always unique."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We were very happy with the service, the setting, and the food. My son loved his burger and I my steak with the delicious cognac mustard sauce. Excellent salmon and tuna tartare appetizer which was enough for two people. Expensive but you are paying for the location and the decor. The waitress could not have been nicer or more helpful. I was impressed that they asked me what kind of liquor I wanted in my Manhattan. Always a good sign."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly and attentive. Everyone we encountered wished us a Happy Anniversary (noted from the Open Table reservation). Everyone seemed happy to be working there and was notable."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Met Back Bay delivers as usual! Only problem is our drinks came out after our entrees :-/ at least they came out"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have been here over 10 times,the experience last couple of months keeps getting worse. Server though pleasant was not trained.id. Host put diners almost on top of each other although restaurant was relatively empty. We saw two parties leave without ordering by the time our meals came. Wrong meal was delivered, not served until the our group had finished. No manager came to apologize or correct. The creamed spinach was soupy and poorly prepared. We asked for the customary crackers and cheese. We received four crackers and a "sorry no more cheese". When we left the hosts and manager made it a point to say good bye, no one asked us if everything was OK Sadly, this experience was the final straw we will not be recommending or going anymore."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Our brunch was excellent, but the waiter left a lot to be desired. Don't let one waiter spoil the trip for you, definitely worth the food, just build in some wiggle room to sit around and wait."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had a delicious lunch outside on the patio , which is below street level. They have umbrellas which is nice. I had the met chopped salad with shrimp which was large and had brocc, avocado, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets , bacon and I think some corn . It was just what I wanted for brunch. My husband had a pork belly sandwich which was very fatty. He said it was ok, but he wouldn't get it again. People around us had gorgeous looking burgers. The hot dog looked delicious too. Service was fine."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food and server were great. The indoor and outdoor hostesses, however, were rude and incompetent. We arrived and I announced my reservation (I put outdoor seating in the notes). The indoor hostess had a bad attitude. She wouldn't help us and told us to go outside. The outdoor hostess told us that it would be a 20 min wait, then finally seated us after I insisted twice that I had a reservation as she seemed not to care that I had one. I've never been given the runaround like this at a restaurant before. I will NOT be going back."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Our meal was exceptional- cannot say enough about the Bruschetta- we actually came back the next day and had it for a snack. Other notable menu items: glazed duck wings, roasted chicken, buttermilk biscuits, hamburger, croquet madam. We will definitely come back again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious but unfortunately the service we received was less than stellar. We waited over five minutes just for a waiter to introduce in himself and another ten minutes after that to get our drinks. He also seemed bizarrely judgmental on how much food we were ordering (I ordered eggs; my friend ordered eggs; and we asked to split the Captain Crunch French toast). It was obviously a lot of food but it didn't warrant judgement."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Food was decent, but service in the library bar was pretty poor. Didn't manage to flag the waiter down to order a drink until my entree had arrived! And forget getting my water Glas refilled. Sit in the regular dining room for better service."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food is always prepared wonderfully, and the prices are surprisingly great for the atmosphere, location, service and food you're getting! "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Have been sampling the Met's Soft Shell Crab emphasis...this night's version was a disappointment..although was described as tempura batter (which should be quite light) the batter was very thick - burying the crab in fried dough and masking its delicious flavor - a crime against these lovely critters. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The fried Burrata starter was fabulous - spicing was perfect. The soft shell crab was heavenly, as was the asparagus risotto it sat upon. Great beer selection and the Blood Orange Cosmo just the right blend of sweet/sour"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "What a great lunch menu. The service was very efficient and friendly. The food is excellent and the outdoor patio with the banquet setting and pillows to support my back was wonderfully comfortable. I look forward to going pack. And the prices are reasonable. Love it!!!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Food awesome.....waiter extremely slow and forgot to put in order. Had he admitted it and apologized instead of blaming kitchen things would have been better. Don't bother to tell them you are on a special event they will do nothing to recognize it. Like I said food great."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Good food. Comfortable & convenient Can't wait to go back "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I go to Met Bar because it's convenient to where I live. The 4 Cheese Mac & Cheese was delicious. We also had the delectable lobster cheddar dip to start. Those were the high notes. Other entrees ordered included: the Chopped Salad (fresh and nice-sized portion), Spaghetti & Clams (good, not overly oily), Fish & Chips (one out of two large pieces had been deep fried for too long and was no longer appetizing), and Scallops (do not order this dish here - you'll be very disappointed). We also ordered a pitcher of sangria, which was fine."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "great spot for friends and enjoying good food together. great location and calming interior atmosphere "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "way too loud inside, felt like i was going to deaf. waitress seemed frazzled and slightly incompetent. took my parents here for what i thought would be a nice dinner, but it was too loud and not very good. we were also seated at a table in the dead center of the restaurant so every time someone walked by (every 30 seconds) our table vibrated uncontrollably. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We took my boyfriend's mom here for Mother's Day and sat outside. The service was excellent. I would highly recommend this spot for a quick breakfast or lunch."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food wasn't great, but I needed to find a restaurant at the last minute for a reunion with a friend, and this served the purpose - it was conveniently located, relatively uncrowded on a Thursday evening (and therefore not too noisy), the service was fine, and my salad-with-salmon was fine, just not great."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I have eaten at MET Bar & Grill in the Natick mall several times. It bears mentioning that MET Back Bay, though related to the other MET restaurants, has an entirely different menu than MET Bar & Grill. You won't find their "burger in a bowl of arugula" front-and-center on the menu, but they were very willing to make a lettuce wrap for me. The burger was excellent and service was prompt and courteous. The MET is always a good choice."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food was very o.k. Asked for steak to be medium rare, it came out closer to medium well. Chicken dish was overwhelmed by soy sauce."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Very disappointing. Bar has some good drinks but the bartender in the upstairs bar was both surly and rude. We were 4 people and he made it seem like any work he did was a huge hassle, like pouring a wine glass. Menu is totally unimaginative and very basic. Nothing seems to be a feature Burgers fish chicken steak salads. All boring. Asked waitress what was specialty of house and she said salad and chicken. Wow. This is not an impressive place. Food was over or under prepared depending on what was ordered. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The food is amazing!!!! They have a wide variety of options and everything is made with care and a lot of thought. One of the best restaurants in the Back Bay."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "There were 4 of us. Great food and a happy memory! Our table favorite was the waiter recommended pork stuffed hash browns. The other dishes were delicious too though. It was such a pleasing atmosphere. It was busy at 9:30a.m. but we never felt rushed and it was not at all loud. The cost was a little splurge at $90 (with tip) but it was worth it!! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Went for brunch. Service was okay, friendly but had to ask for basic things like sugar for coffee. Food was good but mine was cold and poached eggs were overcooked. Would probably give it another try but plenty of other brunch options in the area. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The location of this restaurant can not be beat... beautiful views of Newbury and Dartmouth St. The restaurant itself is beautiful and lovely, with amazing windows. Our service was impeccable... the food was ok. I had the capt'n crunch french toast and it was average; my husband had the stuffed nutella french toast which was huge and impressive, but overly sweet. We will definitely return but will try some more savory food the next time. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014