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Back Bay Bistro

4.7
202 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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New American Menu serving cut to order Prime Rib, NY Strip Steaks and Flat Iron Steaks. Fresh local seafood, veal, chicken and pasta dishes. Entrees are served with choice of fresh sautéed vegetables and a baked potato or garlic mashed. Plus you will enjoy a family style salad and our own homemade focaccia bread and dipping oil. Come discover for your self why we were voted #1 New American and caterer by PHL 17 Jersey Shore Hot List. BYOB
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:45pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:45pm, Sunday: 12:30pm - 3:45pm.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm.
Weekend Brunch: Saturday: 8:00am - 11:30am, Sunday: 8:00am - 12:30pm.
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Phone number
(609) 889-8500
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Catering weddings, private parties, special events, back yard BBQs and more.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodland Ave
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Parking details
Parking on the South and North of Building.
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Entertainment
You will hear sounds of Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and many more like artists.
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 202 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.6
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vipSeaIsleSlicker (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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vipClemantine (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The food is absolutely delicious! The service was awesome! It is also a byob

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TheJillster (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, ample amounts, and friendly staff.....works for mr~!

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Sandy (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great place for a casual dinner. Friendly staff, good food and reasonable pricing.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great breakfast. Pancakes are delicious and big. The cinnamon raisin pancakes with vanilla sauce are excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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vipmerche (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food BYOB reasonable prices nice atmosphere. Friendly atmosphere great staff good time

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J6B5 (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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5mates (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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vipdatenightCB (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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vipNJLady1 (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Food and service always excellent.

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HenryH (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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vipDanaC (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a great experience, service was great, for d was excellently!!

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ChrisN (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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

Thank you!.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food, large portions. The egg plant stacker appetizer is excellent.

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TomC (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2017

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.

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vipLovefoodnj (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

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

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vipzhersh (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

We had breakfast and the food and service were excellent. The restaurant is very clean and the kitchen will accommodate special requests.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

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
Tom

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

Great Meal, Great Service, all great!!!!

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vipmerche (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at Back Bay! Have been dining there since they opened.

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