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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.
Boston, MA 02116
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
Fairfield and Exeter
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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:
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Back Bay Social Club Ratings and Reviews
This is a great place after a hot summer Red Sox game. A good size restaurant within walking distance of Fenway Park. Beers were served quickly and well chilled. There were many of us and the servers kept up with us with drinks. Food is not outstanding but fine for our growing youngsters. May go back for happy hour when they have good price raw oysters.
This was the first time that we dined here. We were very pleased. Our server, Nick, was quite attentive. The food was very tasty. We had a great view of Bolyston Street as we dined--we sat at a table right near the open doors of the restaurant. The food was very tasty. The Alaskan brownie for dessert was great. It is worth a trip. You will not be disappointed.
I had to organize a dinner for a large and uncertain number of colleagues visiting from out of town who were meeting nearby at the Hynes Convention Center. I selected Back Bay Social Club because of its location, ability to handle a large group, moderate prices and a large variety of choices. The diners ranged from a Vegan to decided carnivores and there was something for everyone. I'd reserved for 15, but the eventual size was a party of 21. The staff were wonderful in handling the overflow during a busy night, adding table, giving out separate checks and handling food and drink orders with good cheer and virtually no confusion. I was very impressed. It was a somewhat noisy, but I think my group may have been generating most of the noise. (We weren't rowdy, but there were a lot of us.)
After a busy day of moving, all we wanted was a good meal and we heard that Back Bay Social Club was a good place to go. We were very disappointed with the extremely slow service and the food (burgers and fish & chips) was mediocre at best. What hurt even more was the burger cost $23! That's more expensive than most hotel restaurant burgers and not even close to the food at Shake Shack which is at half the price.
I like the relaxed 60s theme feel of this restaurant. The menu selection was limited, but adequate. My fried chicken and waffle was good and the pizza was decent. However, the french fries were lifeless and soggy. The service was friendly and attentive. It was a enjoyable dinner and I would like to return to try other dishes.
I've been to the BBSC for various occasions- bachelorette brunch, going away party, general night out, and to meet up for brunch with a friend to catch up. I have yet to have a bad experience there and would recommend it to anyone asking for suggested locations to have drinks or a meal.
While the restaurant was good (especially the food and the service), it was a zoo. I guess that's what we get for going there on Marathon Monday! Because they had been busy all day with marathon spectators, they were out of many menu items and beer selections by the time dinner came around. In addition, the bar was so crowded that we had to ask to move to the back of the restaurant in order to hear each other speak. Assuming a regular night does not have as busy of a bar, I think the experience would have been much better - just make sure you pick your timing wisely!
P.S. The lobster rolls are amazing!!
This was our first time at this restaurant, and it was disappointing. The music was too loud, and we were crowded into a table that was too small (we were a party of four). The food was so-so, and overpriced for what you got. The service was good, however and the server was friendly and efficient. Too bad the food he served was not worth eating.
The food was phenomenal. The staff was great. It was a busy Saturday night and the manager on duty was providing exceptional care for his customers. He was getting drinks at the bar, bussing tables, and waiting on customers. My wife told him that it was good to see he took such pride. Very good experience! Thank you.
We live in the neighborhood and find ourselves taking many of our guest here. Great drinks, great food, and a relaxing ambiance. Service can be slow on weekends, some items are priced above even the normal back bay standards, but overall the food keeps us coming back.
It was beautifully decorated and very festive for the holiday. The food was excellent! My friend was so excited to find Schnietzel that she ordered an extra to bring home for her husband. My steak and mashed potatoes (a substitute they were very willing to make) were really delicious. We shared maple bacon brussel sprouts. They were outrageous! Incredible carrot cake for dessert .....great atmosphere and service. It was not my first time and will not be my last.
Great atmosphere, attentive service and great food. Had the chicken and waffles and it was phenomenal! The coating on the chicken had a nice heat which was offset by the sweet syrup and waffles. Also the chicken schnitzel was fantastic, tender crispy chicken and a nice lemony sauce. Highly recommended.
This used to be a favorite of mine for creative cocktails and comfort food. In fact, they used to make my favorite burger in Boston, even at 23 bucks a pop. I had a poor experience a year ago and stayed away until now. Alas this is now the new norm. The drink menu has collapsed to the most mundane and the burger is horrible. What was the best burger patty in town is now grey and rubbery. I will never be back. With regrets.
The food was mediocre at best and the service was terrible. The music is extremely loud, but we knew before going that it's more of a bar than a restaurant. Good drinks and a fun place to go, as long as you're not sitting down for food. We had to ask our waitress 4 times to bring the check, and only saw her maybe three times throughout the whole meal. Note - she only had one other table besides us. I probably won't go back to eat there, honestly. The waitress was nice but just couldn't get organized.
Whenever I can make it to brunch or when a friend is in town, I always go to BBSC. They have awesome food and the mimosa's are always on point. The staff are very friendly and very attentive without being overbearing.
The only thing I dislike is that you have to buy the syrup separate when you get "the Treatment." I asked management about it and was told that because the special sauce for the chicken has maple in it, this is why it is like that, but come on! Who can have waffles without true maple syrup!
Overall, this is one of the best spots in Boston and is conveniently located near the T or street parking. You can grab a bite and walk across the street to the Pru for shopping too!
The food was delicious. I had the short rib with Brussels sprouts and my husband had the burger. Both were cooked to perfection. The molten chocolate dessert was not as good...needed to be warmer. The tables are packed in very tightly so it doesn't offer much privacy. And our server, while efficient, never smiled. She wasn't rude; she just wasn't friendly.
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