My friend and stopped here for a quick, early dinner. We were seated surrounded by several tables filled with locals who were regulars. Our waitress was very pleasant and efficient. The early bird menu included soup or house salad, choice of an entree from many offerings, and apple cobbler for dessert. The salad was crisp and flavorful, however, it did come with a caesar dressing on it. I ordered the broiled lump crab cake, it was very soft with fine pieces of crab, and truly pure lump crab as many I enjoy in Baltimore. The sauteed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes were delicious. My friend's chicken dish with spinach and roasted peppers was tender, plentiful, and flavorful. She loved it! When we return, I would like to try an Italian dish or one of the chicken entrees.
Good meal, friendly service, BYOB, reasonable price.
Our first time to this place. It was a really nasty weather night so we were glad to be seated promptly. Nice salad, family style with really tasty bread and dipping sauce. We all enjoyed our meal and the server was friendly and attentive.
Good and Consistent! At the shore, restaurants change each year with new chefs/owners, etc. Not Back Bay Bistro! This restaurant is a perennial favorite because it is consistently good, close and reasonably priced with good value and service. We like the fact they are on Opentable because when we have guests or if its just the two of us, we can make a reservation and not have to wait in the crowds! Thanks again for a great meal we are looking forward to another good season!
The food is absolutely delicious! The service was awesome! It is also a byob
Great food, ample amounts, and friendly staff.....works for mr~!
We saw reviews that this restaurant had good food for the price, and it did. It's a nice, casual restaurant, though the music was a bit loud for no reason. We just happen to like to talk and have music as a background. Waitresses were accommodating. Other customers told us we must try their bread pudding for dessert, and they were right.
Great place for a casual dinner. Friendly staff, good food and reasonable pricing.
Had a great time here. Delicious food and wonderful service. From the outside it looks like a storefront, but inside is warm and cozy. Dinner includes a family style salad with a nice dressing and bread. The shrimp stuffed with crabmeat was yummy served with spinach and garlic mashed. Our server Pam was so friendly and helpful. We found a new place to eat.
Great breakfast. Pancakes are delicious and big. The cinnamon raisin pancakes with vanilla sauce are excellent.
Very good food and service. Serving on a New Year's eve menu but still accommodated my younger children from kiss menu. Very nice evening. Would go back to try out their full menu.
New Years Eve menu was wonderful. A great selection from which to choose. Always are greeted as if we were special people. Love getting our favorite table all the time if available. Delicious food. Always served hot!
Good food BYOB reasonable prices nice atmosphere. Friendly atmosphere great staff good time
Went to Back Bay for New Years Eve dinner. Great variety for a holiday meal and a very good value. Entrée included soup, salad, and dessert. It is BYOB. Staff is friendly and efficient and we were not rushed. We have always been please with our visits here and will return to this local restaurant.
We love coming to Back Bay Bistro when we are in town. My parents gave us a gift card for Christmas and my husband and I were very excited and looking forward to our meal (as we have never had a bad experience). This one was a little different and left us bummed.
Had a reservation and got seated right away. First, they didn’t have any children’s menus available, which wasn’t a big deal. Server was nice but could have been a little more friendly.
Soup, salad, and bread came out and was fine. When we got our meals my crab cakes were just how I wanted them but my husbands prime rib seemed like it had been pulled off the grill and was sitting for about 10-15 minutes. It was lukewarm and he asked for them to put it back on the grill to sear it and make it hot. This took about 5-10 minutes and by the time it came out My daughter and I were almost done our meals. He seemed turned off and was greatly disappointed. I felt bad bc he was looking forward to this meal. We will try it again in the spring/summer when we come down.
Enjoyed the scallops very much. Our trio also ordered a veal and shrimp dish over pasta that was huge and they were not able to finish. Always a good place for a casual meal with friends.
Dinner at Back Bay Bistro with my in-laws over the holiday season was very nice. It was their first time here and they loved everything they ordered. The holiday décor made it very festive and desserts were awesome.
This is second time there. First time food was so much better. This is byob.
Pot pie only fair , was not tasty. Service was slow. Meal comes with salad and dessert. Check had error too. Will try something else next time.
Nice folks, maybe just a bad nite. Will try again before we call it quits.
Food and service always excellent.
Back Bay Bistro is a locally popular restaurant worth visiting periodically. We dined there with family over the past weekend and the bread, salad and all 4 entrees. It did take longer than usual to receive our entrees, but that was not a real problem. Excellent server
I booked this restaurant when my boyfriend and I were down at the cape for vacation. The restaurant was no more than "okay". The meal came with bread and salad - both were great. However, we ordered appetizers before we were aware that the meal already came with this, so we would have appreciated knowing that prior to getting appetizers and two full dishes. For our mains, we both ordered pasta dishes. Both of our dishes were completed drenched in butter - the menu made it seem like a light, oil/butter/garlic sauce but it seemed like there was an entire stick of butter which deemed it inedible. There was a massive amount of food, though, so if you do go I would recommend ordering one or two dishes to share!
Always a great experience, service was great, for d was excellently!!
This was our third visit and Ashley has been our server on two of the visits - she does a great job!
Good food - very enjoyable visit.
I have been to the Back Bay Bistro many times and have been disappointed in anything I have ordered.
Kiddos to the cook because he is excellent. Kind of disappointed in the face there was an additional charge for two vegetables rather than ordering a potato
Great food, large portions. The egg plant stacker appetizer is excellent.
My wife and I were looking for a restaurant to go to at the last minute when we came across The Back Bay Bistro. If you go be prepared for large portions of great food. Our server was Ashley who did a fantastic job. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.
We both had the broiled seafood combo on the early bird menu. Loved my salad- fresh and great house dressing. Flounder was okay (bland); shrimp and crab cake were delish! Great service. Really cute find in the Villas.
Bland and very greasy hash browns. Pool of oil under them. They tested like grease . Place is priced
Reasonably but I would
Spend more for better taste
We had breakfast and the food and service were excellent. The restaurant is very clean and the kitchen will accommodate special requests.
The Food was excellent s always. However, when we arrived and spoke to the hostess and said we had a reservation through Open Table, she didn't have it in her system. I had to show her my confirmation on my cell phone as she insisted there was no reservation in the beginning when she went into her system
Great Meal, Great Service, all great!!!!
Always a pleasure to dine at Back Bay! Have been dining there since they opened.
Again our local favorite restaurant, Back Bay Bistro didn't leave us down for our group of 5. It's always nice to use Opentable to book our reservation, an option not available at most other local spots. The food is excellent, I especially liked the penne Vodka with Shrimp, mmm. Service superb and a good value overall.
Server was not very good , had to ask several times for missed items. She seem to disappear for long periods at times. Finally got the bill and she walked by it two times not picking it up. Eventually we just took it to the take out counter to pay. Wife said it was the best crab cake she ever had.
Excellent experience, food
Our Saturday night dinner reservation for a party of 4 was for 7:30 pm but we were not seated until close to 8 pm. The menu selections were good and the portion sizes were generous. However, all of our meals arrived at the table lukewarm. With so many good choices in Cape May (albeit pricier ones) I doubt we will back.
The hostess Ann was friendly and professional . We were seated and at first the waitress Sam seem professional at first but then lost interest in her J-O-B quickly!! The garlic mashed potatoes were old but the salmon I ordered was cooked to perfection! So I would return to this restaurant but would have a different Waitress.
Went for the early bird special and it didn't disappoint us. My husband got the chicken parmigiana and the portion was huge, very tasty and moist. Pasta served with it was a bit water logged and lacked sauce so he drained the pasta and requested additional sauce, problem solved ( but the kitchen needs to pay more attention to this side dish). I ordered the Scallops ( received 4 large ones) my baked potato and asparagus everything was cooked perfect ( hate soggy over cooked vegetables, pet peeve). Will definitely be returning.
Back Bay Bistro has become our go-to estaurant when at our Jersey shore home. Entrees include a yummy family style salad and flatbreads. Husband had one of the day's specials - scallops with crab imperial served en casserole with potato and vegetable. I had shrimp stuffed with crab meat with vegetable and applesauce, substituted for the usual potato.
A slice of carrot cake was large enough to share for dessert.
My wife and I love to eat out on vacation , traveling or just to get out of the house. We have eaten at corner bars, neighborhood gems and 5 star restaurants. Two things we do not do unless it's bad is complain about the food or send it back. I hate to complain because I don't want to ruin the night and I don't send food back because I want to eat with my wife.....not 15 minutes after she is done. We arrived at 6:27 pm and were seated at 6:33 for our 6:30 reservation. We ordered the fried zucchini appetizer plate which was deep fried to a nice golden crisp and had a very tasty dipping sauce. The salads that came with dinner were fine. We completed this course at 6:57 pm. We then waited for our entrees to finally come out 37 minutes later which is extremely long. My wife ordered chicken Marsala that was well cooked and had a nice helping of mushrooms and sauce. It was very good. I ordered the surf and turf. I asked for my filet to be prepared medium rare. When it finally came out I think the doom fell asleep at the wheel or used a blow torch. It was very crispy on the outside and close to well done inside. I brought this up to waitress and the hostess ( I believe she may be the owner). They were both extremely nice and offered to replace it. I stated earlier I dine for the experience with my wife and not to eat alone 15 minutes after her. Here is where my disappointment comes in......most good restaurants and owners would do one of the following:
Take the meal off or at a minimum 1/2 off
Offer a free alcoholic drink (they don't serve) or dessert for the couple free of charge
Offer to redo the meal to take home
My experience as I have only done this a few times in my life is that the meal is removed
I was give a $5.70 discount. Whoopeeeeeee
Are you kidding me
This was more insulting than if they did nothing
Overall I give 3 stars because of wait staff and promptness of seating