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About Back Bay Social Club

Located on Boston's ever thriving Boylston Street, Back Bay Social is Boston's go-to restaurant and bar for traditional American fare, live entertainment, unique cocktails, and laid-back atmosphere.

867 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Bar Open Daily Until 2am

Cross Street:
Fairfield and Exeter

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 247-3200

Website:
http://www.backbaysocialclub.com/

Public Transit:
Back Bay Social Club is located right across the Prudential Shopping Center as well as the Hynes Convention Center. The closest T stop is the Prudential Center Stop on the Green Line.

Executive Chef:
Richard Bennett

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact info@backbaysocialclub.com for events and gatherings large and small. We will organize your event quickly and without any hassle!

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

#BeSocial & join us for an extra special 3 course Thanksgiving Day menu! 11am-8pm • $30 per person • $13 for children

Back Bay Social Club Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
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Neighborhood Gem (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Healthy (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service & excellent customer service. Food is good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Overpriced. Food wasn't bad, but nothing to write home about either.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Restaurant food was mediocre just as service. Requested items to be returned to kitchen because of plates, cups, and silverware were not clean and did not receive anything back. Staff should have better communication and be more attentive of their customers. This was overall, a disappointing experience.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our pizza was good and the beer was cold. Local hot spot!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food. Good beer. Michele was excellent

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food, cooked perfectly - best steak I've had in a long time! I'd choose to sit on the patio on a warm night - indoor was a nice space but a bit loud for smaller groups. Friendly and attentive staff - would definitely visit again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I must say at the beginning it was disappointing the plates were cold The fries were cold my hamburger was overcooked ( I had asked for medium rare and I got medium well) I sent it back and I got an amazing dry aged medium rare hamburger delicious... absolutely delicious but they should serve it on a hot plate!!! Come on!!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Had my birthday dinner and had a great time! I was even given a complimentary piece of the orange blossom cake with a candle on it! Had the chicken and waffles for my meal and it was very good, although the waffles were not hot, so the butter didn't melt. Overall very happy with the experience and recommend it. I plan to return!

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

My wife and I had an excellent nite. Casual, friendly atmosphere, excellent food and service. Waiter was very helpful with food and drink choices. Definitely go back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We enjoyed the meal. Decent food, but a little pricey. You are paying for the location. Patio tables are sized for 2-3 people max as they are little round cafe tables. This makes it ackward for a party of 5 to feel comfortable. Additionally, the tables were pretty unstable, this greatly adds to the discomfort level. Change the table situation and the experience would be rated higher.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Casual
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Dined with a group of 5 here on Friday night. The pizza is pretty fantastic, but the rest of the meals were less than spectacular. The calamari was overcooked, and the tuna was not the freshest, especially considering the prices of the dishes.. Our waitress was very nice and accommodating. This was fine for a quick dinner, but as a repeat customer, I'm not sure I'll be back with so many other better options around for a similar price.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

I had a reservation for 10 people here on a Saturday night and could not be more impressed with the service we received! The staff was incredible and it made for a great birthday thanks again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Loved it. Always a great time

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 4, 2017

With a dear friend

Tags: People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

This is a nice restaurant but the food is so very salty! Went through man glasses of water. It wasn't just one entrée but everything was layered in salt.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 24, 2017

The food wasn't very good and neither were the oysters. Location is great but not a great meal, wait staff was overly attentive/rushing us despite an empty restaurant and it was annoying.

Tags: Quick Bite, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Awful. Just bad.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Got a pretty last-minute reservation for 8 at 9pm on a Friday night! I call that a win!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

My family and I were very happy with the atmosphere at the restaurant and the service was great. Unfortunately, I would not recommend the restaurant for dinner and felt that my salmon was cooked a bit more than the medium temperature that I ordered. My fiancee, father-in-law, and friend all ordered steak frites and all three felt the dish was cold. Despite the quality of our food, the server was friendly and promptly responded to all requests. I would recommend this as a great place to meet for drinks with friends, but not for dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We were able to get seated quickly, however it took a very long time for food to come out. Our server was very apologetic about it, however it was frustrating to see tables around us be seated after us and have their plates cleared before we were even served. It was also very loud, we were sitting close together and could barley hear each other talk.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2017

The service and the food was good. We chose this restaurant because they were easily able to accommodate a party of 10. I would certainly go back again with a larger group, but it would not be my top brunch spot in the Boston area.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

great food and atmosphere. service was great. had brunch which was very tasty.
good bloody Mary's and a nice wine and beer selection. would definitely return
excellent location as well

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 3, 2017

We were disappointed because the menu online is completely different than the actual menu. We ended up only staying for a drink and leaving. I would call them first to make sure they have updated their online menu before booking based on what you see. They were very nice about it and explained that the menu had just changed over, bought our drinks for us and we left.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 2, 2017

The menu on open table bears very like resemblance to the menu at the restaurant

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 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The servers came around and tried to take my plate..as if to rush is out.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The avacado toast was really good there the last time I had it there but this time I couldn't even eat it. It looked like they were running out of avacado in the kitchen or something.
The service was great though.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Social burger was to die for. Beers were cold. Good stuff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 17, 2017

It was VERY LOUD but the service and food were great!

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Have eaten there for several years. The service is continually improving and as of now they are top notch!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

I had the Social Club Burger, it was served on a basic bread roll . I think it was a Wonder Bread hamburger roll. The burger was underwhelming and not cooked properly. One side was raw the other medium. I found out after I consumed one half. I ordered it medium well.
I can buy the same tasting beef from a local Star Market.
For $23 the I would expect a much better tasting burger on a quality bun.
I'm not going back!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Awsome experience and lovely patio seats! $1 oysters are my favorite part and the Moscow Mules are delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2017

I had never been here but husband raved about the brunch. I believe brunch is worth it here for the chicken & waffles dish. I got the avocado toast because I had indulged all weekend, and it was pretty lack luster but the side of bacon I asked for was more than generous. We're big time Bloody Mary connoisseurs. I got the spicy BM, and I ended up having to add my own hot sauce to it. It wasn't by any means bad, but it wasn't spicy.
One other thing that I really hate to experience anywhere I go, is the smell of sewage near the bathrooms. They were downstairs and away from our table, but you smelled it before even walking into the women's room. It could just be an old building, but a little unpleasant nonetheless.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Food was so-so, orders were mixed up. I wouldn't go back

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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Food was great, especially the chicken and waffles. Cocktails were subpar. Stick to beer and wine here

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Our avocado toast had hardly any avocado and I think the chicken and waffles needs sauces on the side since the BBQ is a very acquired taste. I'd also add some maple syrup to the chicken and waffles (also on the side).

The avocado toast to remedied but we really shouldn't have had to ask for more avocado since it was $14 and worth about $9.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Our food was good but our waitress was great and attentive and made the night better

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 1, 2017

THE bAR WAS BOISTEROUS AND LOUD, too loud for the business meal I was trying to have

the Brisket had too much fat; it is a fatty cut, but when the whole slice is fat, I think they have the wrong conception about brisket

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Good food and service. A little loud due to acoustics. Would definitely dine there again.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Good place for a professional lunch near Hynes Convention Center.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

This was the third time here for my wife and I. Our first time we came for dinner and had some very tasty steak/beef dishes, good wine and beer. On our second visit we did a Saturday brunch which was an excellent experience, and the food was outstanding. We had some of the best chicken and waffles and huevos rancheros that we've ever had in and around the Boston area accompanied by some delightful mimosa's. The most recent time that we came for dinner wasn't nearly as enjoyable as the previous two times. We arrived at 7:00 PM and as soon as we sat down our conversation was drowned out by competing birthday and engagement parties. The beer and Wine options were once again good, but both appetizers and dinner salads really lacked in flavor and complexion. Given that our previous two experiences were quite good, we're willing to just chock this one up as a one-off for Back Bay Social Club!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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