Back Bay Bistro
The Back Bay Bistro offers (2) hours of free self parking with validation and outside patio is dog friendly dining.
Lunch: Tuesday ~ Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday ~ Sunday 5:00pm - Close
Happy Hour: Tuesday ~ Sunday 4:00pm - Close
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm
(2) hour maximum on Brunch dining, last Reservation is 1:00pm, Buffet stops at 2:00pm
Unique meeting rooms provide the ideal setting for both business and pleasure. These rooms are well-suited for meetings, break-outs, seminars, receptions, and sit down dinners.
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There are two bay front rooms within the Back Bay Bistro. Our Harborside and Dockside room can accommodate up to 50 guest for any occasion. We also have many other rooms and venues to choose from on our resort, which will accommodate 20 to 600 guest.View Private Dining Details
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Wed - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Worst experience ever!! Special event happening at the restaurant. No tables available except outside or sitting at the bar.
The hostess argued with us about where we could sit.
My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and we ended up paying for the special event band just to get a table. This restaurant should not have taken reservations for dinner on open table if 90%of the restaurant was set aside for the special event. Their event was not even at 10% capacity.
THE WORST DINING EXPERIENCE EVER. AND IT WAS OUR ANNIVERSARY!!!!
Sat outside with kids and was pretty and quiet. Food was great, saw a beautiful sunset.
Birthday brunch for my daughter. We sat outside and watched the boats come in and out. It was a very nice time.
service was terrible. some of the food was good but some was not. brussell sprouts were not cut small enough or cooked enough. view and ambience are great. hope they fix the weaknesses.
The scallops were delicious. Would come back just to have them again. Celebrating a birthday and hoping for romantic setting but a bit stark - better for lunch or brunch. Our waiter couldn't have been better and gave us wonderful service.
We had a fabulous dining experience. The sea bass was over the top. Great service and amazing place to watch the sunset.
Great experience. Food was excellent. Service was efficient and friendly.
No atmosphere at all. We felt like we were in a cafeteria dining room. The food was so bland and the prices high for the lack of quality. The French fries were good though and the wait staff was sweet, but incompetent. We were interested in this place for a private event, but that will NEVER happen.
We have only gone for the always delicious weekend brunch. I suggest going before 11:30 as it does get very noisy. However, that is not all so bad as the open setting is pleasant even though it is the reason it does get noisy.
This is my first review ever since i have being using Open Table.
It was my daughter’s 21st Birthday we made a reservation over the phone a month a ago for 10 people, when I called to confirm they only had 4 people so I booked it with open table and requested outside seating
When we got there it was difficult to get the hostess to give us a table outside.
The table was set for 8 people I advised the front desk that the reservation was for 10 as it clearly stated in my open table reservation and she told the waiter, it too more than 10 minuets to get our table even though they were only servicing 3 tables.
It took more than 15 minuets to get our drinks ( were brought drinks for another table)
We had to ask the boss boy for bread,
It was NOT a good experience...we live In Newport Beach and dine out often almost every weekend and have never experienced such poor service any where.
The place needs to provide better training to their employees most of them are clueless about service.
My daughter was not even offered a birthday desert like most good restaurants offer.
I have been here a few times a the bar and it was OK.
I will NOT dine here again.
The view is beautiful though!
We thought it was extremely loud here
It was one very large open hall -
It was not really conducive for conversation or for a date
It would be better Suited to large parties in our opinion
The two of us had the Mahi-Mahi and the salmon entrees. Very good taste and presentation. Service from Ish was excellent. Sat out by the water and watched the sun set at the same time. Went back for lunch the next day.
Great Food!! Great service and very clean ! Excellent view
Had to ask for a high chair 3 times on 2 different visits in the same weekend and on the second had to get it for ourselves(we actually went three days in a row and had to ask twice the first visit). No ceviche for the brunch ...
Food was good and tasty
Music way too loud on request turned down but later up again
Rock music did not go with the atmosphere at all , negative point
Setting n ambiance nice
The food was very good. I had John Dory fish and it was delicious. My partner's New York was also delicious, as were our friend's scallops! The waiter was outstanding. There was a VERY loud concert inside so we ate outside, which was very nice!
Fish came drenched in a white sauce and it didn’t not describe this sauce in the menu had a friend who was lactose intolerant. She just ate it but it would have been nice to have the detail in the description. Boat fumes where terrible on entering the restaurant.
Bathrooms where unclean !!!
We enjoyed our lunch yesterday. It turned out to be a beautiful day and the view of the Back Bay made it a great day! Food was wonderful as well.
Good buffet, lots of options, and the champagne was constantly refilled!
We felt our food was not very tasty for the $100 bill for two kids and two adults. It was very stuffy and hot. Nothing special here unless you get lucky and get a view spot
When we arrived, we found out they were having a huge party in the main dining room and the music was Extremely Loud. They informed us that we could only be seated outside. The outside tables were down a flight of stairs and there were approximately 6 tables. It was hot and windy and not conducive to outdoor dining. No one was eating outside. Therefore we had to leave very upset and find another restaurant and celebrate a birthday. They should have called to tell me ahead of time that they could not accommodate my reservation.
The first time we went to this restaurant a few years back we really enjoyed it. This time we were very disappointed. The service was lacking but it was obvious that the server was new being that he had someone with him. The food was fair.
Worst experience ever
This place has food that I enjoyed...however the selections have been limited compared to previous dining experience...now it’s much quieter and business has been slower...probably because they have reduced their food selections...I am still happy to enjoy the Alaska king crabs....oysters, shrimp, and smoked salmon...
This "restaurant" looks like a party warehouse with dining tables as an afterthought. It is very industrial. No ambiance. It might be a good venue for a reception but would need quite a bit of decoration to create atmosphere. The design and decor is very incongruous with the waterfront location. Nothing beachy or welcoming about it. Also needs a power wash in the rafters-lots of cobwebs. A real missed opportunity.
Went for Sunday brunch and my dining companion and I were very disappointed. We enjoy lunch hamburgers here on other days but will not ever return for brunch. Food was not good. For example the crab legs were so soggy that it was impossible to crack them open. What little crab that could be extracted was watery and over cooked. The bacon was greasy and tough. The dessert tasted stall like the had been cut and left out overnight. The one bright note was the shrimp that were very tasty. Omelettes and eggs cooked to order are probably the best bet. Not recommended.
We made a reservation simply because we had tickets for a concert that was being held there. We were very disappointed when we arrived that there was a very limited/reduced menu of only 3 entrees, it would have been nice to have been told that when they called to confirm the reservation. After sitting at the table for over 30 min, we went to the hostess to inform them that nobody had been to our table to greet us let alone take an order. That being said, they were very friendly and apologetic. I got the feeling that they were a bunch of very green servers with very little experience but with great attitudes. Attitude is everything so as a result we tried to be more patient and understanding. Both of us ordered the chicken which was bland and overly salted. As a concert venue it was great and I'd definitely go back for that.
We made a reservation for a family gathering but they did not tell us there was an Oingo Boingo cover band the same night. They sat us in a back room that was unattractive and smelled like dead fish.
Hostess did not tell the truth about seating. Service was very slow. The food was bland - good selection for buffet but bland.
On my reservation I put that we were there for a birthday but that was never acknowledged .... but other than that it went well
Great brunch, lots of variety and the view from everywhere was fantastic!!
My husband and I wanted to find a place that served brunch on a Saturday, so I googled Sat brunch in the OC. Back Bay Bistro came up and we thought we would give it a try since it was on the water. Yes, it overlooked a small part of the back bay, and yes, it did serve a brunch on Saturday. However, the food was just ok... nothing special. The service was terrible! After being seated we had to wait a minimum of 10 mins before someone came to help us. (Yes, we had a reservation.) Once someone finally took our drink order we were able to serve ourselves at the brunch buffet. The pancakes were previously made and in a heating tray so were on the same level as those from McDonald's. The Eggs Benedict were also pre made and disappointing. The watermelon was totally soggy. But the worst parts were that it was so noisy my husband and I could barely hear each other. And never once did anyone ever come back to refill our coffee, water or OJ! Super frustrating. It seemed they only wanted to pay attention to refilling for the people who ordered the mimosas. So very dissapointed that this was the experience on our weekend date out. This place is just a high priced cafeteria in our opinion.
Great food, great service and reasonable prices! All with a view of the back bay. This was a very good find.
The server charged my card twice with different amounts.
It was a great experience
The food was ok, the service was exceptional. Our mimosas were always filled to the top, it was great, especially because we were having a pre-celebration for Mother’s Day.
Over priced and too noisy. The open plan and hard floor surface made the Back Bay Bistro one large echo chamber. The noise from the bar (watching hockey on tv) and tables near ours made conversation difficult. The decor leans more towards food court than fine dining. For $30 per entree we at least expected the servers uniforms not to have holes in them. Even after getting validated they tried to charge us $15 for parking.
We like dinner here the sunset was outstanding. Good quality in food. A bit noise
My date & I had a nice table outside on the water at sunset. The service was excellent & the food was superb. I had the Chilean sea bass cooked to perfection and their signature seafood chowder was amazing and like no other. It was a great overall experience, I highly recommend this restaurant. Very romantic ... with a beautiful view of the back bay.