Back Bay Bistro
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The Back Bay Bistro offers (2) hours of free self parking with validation and outside patio is dog friendly dining.
Good place for brunch..love their king crab legs. Please include the bottomless champagne again :)
View and location excellent, the food is subpar and expensive
Great quiet place for breakfast! On a sunny Southern California morning the view is wonderful and the food and service are great.
Poor service, poor food, no management on duty. They had live music, though.
Fun lunch spot, great people watching, good choice and variety.
We ate lunch here for my husband's birthday and were quite disappointed. Food was 'meh' and the service not much better. There was only one other table filled on a weekday in mid-June.
Beautiful place w a nice view of back bay. Excellent place for special event like birthday, holiday ...
Family dinner on the water overlooking the boats was a quick walk from our hotel across the street. We sat outside and had a fantastic server. Food was delicious and dessert was enjoyed by all.
Food was good and the service was Great! Back bay beautiful!
The Thanksgiving Brunch was a big hit with the family—the service was attentive, and the buffet copious and delicious! The $5 bottomless mimosas certainly sweetened the deal...
We were there for Thanksgiving buffet, with a dog, on the patio! Great service, great view, outstanding variety of options!
Not memorable. Great location, decent food and friendly staff - all wasted in a large banquet hall without any personality. No decor or background music whatsoever. Lighting is shockingly bright. Open room causes noise issues. Weird addition of tvs playing sporting events made it feel like a sports Bar. What is going on with this restaurant? Not as advertised.
It was a good brunch. Great price for a kid. Spendy for an adult.
Love the ambience and attentiveness of the staff. You can always appreciate quality when visiting BBB for Brunch! One note - they changed the Champagne source - and so the quality of this "option" in my view has compromised the value of the brunch. Anyone whom like(s) good champagne will realize - quality is quality....
It wasn’t open
Surprising~ great dinner wonderful staff
I needed a place for a business meal. Preferably one with a nice view. I'd never been to Back Bay Bistro, but it looked good. Turned out it was perfect. Quiet enough for our business conversation, yet a vibrant atmosphere throughout. And on warmer evenings, the patio dining option would be a lot of fun. Plus, the food was terrific, and the service attentive without being intrusive.
We had a "staycation" planned and walked across the street to Back Bay Bistro for happy hour. They had a very nice selection of food specials, as well as beer, wine, and cocktail specials.
We decided to go back for brunch the next day for a treat. The food variety and presentation were excellent. Mimosas were included. The service was great, from the hostess who recognized us from the night before, to every other person we interacted with. They seemed to take pride in their work--how refreshing nowadays. We complimented our waiter and he said he wanted us to come back. Well, it shows. Keep up the great work, everyone!
Sunset on patio was very nice. Food was very good. Menu a bit basic. Could have some creative specials that they can change out. Heater was avail but ended up warm enough to not need it.
We were celebrating a birthday and it was a beautiful fall day, so we could eat outside. Our server was very nice and friendly and attentive. Will go back!
Sunday brunch was outstanding! Excellent selection of seafood items.
Overall, this was a fun experience. The view is amazing. So nice to be on the water. Service was great. Food was tasty although you should really go to enjoy the view.
The service was great, the food was just as good. We found this on the map and glad we checked it out. Very reasonable price for what you get
We enjoyed Sunday brunch at this beautiful restaurant. It overlooks the bay, and we enjoyed watching boats, kayaks, and paddleboards out on the water. The huge buffet is thoughtfully arraigned around the perimeter with plenty of space to move around.
Everything we ate was delicious. Salads, breakfast items, carvery, omelets, fish (even crab legs!), and desserts. All nicely prepared and delicious.
We truly enjoyed this experience!
My favorite relaxing Sunday brunch atmosphere. Food is very good staff is extremely nice & accommodating. Very peaceful outside dining.
It was an "okay" brunch. Very expensive for the quality of the food. The waffle was cold, turkey was dry, shrimp was okay but nothing special. Brunches tend to be very costly and hard to eat that much food. Have gone to other brunches that were not so expensive. I believe you pay for the view and location. As more people arrive it got a lot noisier. Sitting outside on a nice day would seem to work better. Might go back to the restaurant again to have a glass of wine, enjoy the happy hour and the view, but probably not the brunch. Will add the service was good.
Don’t ever go for dinner. Good is overpriced and not good at all. Very sparse environment and not good ambience.
Sorry just wasn’t impressed...I went for dinner. I heard the brunch is delicious...
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.
Back Bay Bistro is rated 3.9 stars by 1232 OpenTable diners.