Back Bay Social Club

4.5
760 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.
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mz5000
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible ... waiter was practically ignoring us and took forever to get us our drinks (if we only have 90 mins .. service should be quick) acted like we weren’t even there. The food was pretty gross and kind of cold when it got to our table. Won’t be returning

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Emma
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great overall experience! Strange to be there during lunch and be loudly listening to early 20's trap songs? Don't get me wrong - those are great songs. Just weird pairing for the rest of the classier vibe and time of day. Could have just been a one time thing, not sure. Overall - amazing good and great service!

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YvesJr69
New England
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service, good food and a pretty good value for your money. Nothing fancy, but a good option in the Copley area. The hostess was very nice and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the burgers :)

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GaelH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great experience all around! We are Bostonians and LOVE brunch; often times we venture outside of our city to explore restaurants. This has been challenging for us due to COVID as we want to retain our negative status. We also stayed away from Back Bay restaurants as the area is always crowded and noisy. We were pleasantly surprised by our experience at the Back Bay Social Club. Friendly environment, excellent safety measures, great cuisine and service; menu reasonably priced. I endorse the banana foster!!! BBSC is now in rotation for one of our brunch favorites!

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vipCVB13
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The drinks were so good! The food was also very good, but they seemed a bit short staffed. Definitely would recommend for a casual time!

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TrentB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere! Def going back, great service, awesome time

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vipECharles
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice lunch during our Birthday Weekend Celebration. The restaurant was quiet so we go to spend a lot of time talking to Carly who was behind the Bar. She was very attentive, provided great service and great recommendations. Food was Excellent. Will definitely go again!

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DavidM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. They had NYE party stuff in the table for us to wear. Very good time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The old fashion is the best drink. The veggie burger with regular fries was A+.

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Skylar
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was great, just a little over priced for the value of the food.

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Mark
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service and great location. They were really clean and had great protocols

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bridget
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice brunch outside!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for sunday

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GianniM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an amazing meal and service! Had the mussels and Steak Frites with a Nice Goose Island Sofie on draft and their Fall Margarita, was a great experience overall!

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vipMeeraA
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We ordered clam chowder, chicken wings, and Kobe meatloaf. The clam chowder was good. The rest of the food was disappointing. We returned the chicken wings to the kitchen - it was that bad. Service was good.

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked back bay social because the food was amazing and the service was great. overall great experience.

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BradyV
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I had the steak frites and it wasn't good. It tasted...weird. I also had the hummus appetizer and the bread was like burnt toast. The server was good but he was overloaded and was moving around so quickly that you literally had to flag him or jump in front of him to get his attention. Not his fault, he was doing the best he could with a full patio.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

My boyfriend and I did NOT enjoy this restaurant. First off the menu on here isn’t the menu you get. The menu they actually have is literally like 15 things max. They have only 2 types of pizzas to choose from and only one type of wings. We ordered plain wings because the ones they have didn’t sound great and a pizza. The server forgot our pizza and it was already to late to order another because kitchen closed. He did seem apologetic but we left a restaurant STARVING. We had to stop somewhere else to get pizza slices. I would never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was mediocre and the tables outside were too close together

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
111 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Had not been here in a very long time but was looking forward to it because I had had one of the most delicious burgers I had ever tasted. The outdoor seating was very nice and it felt safe. The staff is friendly and helpful. Sorry to say the food was mediocre at best. My nicoise salad was a nice size but was essentially had no taste. One of our party ordered the cod and it turned out to be over cooked and rubbery. The 3 pizzas our party ordered were ok but the crusts on all of them were not really cooked enough-should have been golden brown and crispy. And finally the burger I had bragged about — ok but not what I had remembered. We will probably not return anytime soon nor can I recommend you to friends, etc. I hope you will take this review in the spirit that is meant—as a learning tool to help improve your food.

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vipMoneyMakerMacEats
New England
41 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Snooby workers. Wouldn’t recommend

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HaydnWhite
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent waiter and bartender, and the food was fantastic! Definitely come for the weekend brunch, and you've gotta get an Espresso Martini.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mojo wings

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IonP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, good food and perfect service. A real classic in Boston

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Rasa
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious and good service.😉 Try the salmon with broccoli.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the service and the food.

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OliviaInBos
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience outdoors and indoors. Great menu with lots of options - steak tips are absolutely delicious! Service was fantastic overall; our server was balancing multiple tables and was still very attentive and friendly, one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in Boston. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipTori
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good, and they were very attentive. The outdoor seating was expanded, which was helpful for distancing

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vipVivien
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and staff was very friendly. Outdoor seating was very cute but a little loud as it is right next to the main road on Boylston. Highly recommend getting the steak tips

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vipBrianS
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time! The staff, especially Tyler the bartender were excellent. The food and drinks were great! Will definitely be back.

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StefanieR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have always loved this place and the new outdoor seating was great. Separation from the street but still got the ambiance, and the food and drinks were delicious! BB social never disappoints :)

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MarkN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess and waitress were both so nice, food was fast and delicious! Bill added up real fast though, especially the drinks.

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vipHOGgoodWork
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1 of the most pleasurable dining experiences we’ve ever had. Of course the food was very good, but it was the exceptional service that made it so memorable. From the moment we arrived Kaitlin made us feel relaxed and comfortable. She spoiled us w/ exceptional service, tending to our every need. Her spirit is infectious. Cannot wait to be waited on by her again....

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Brookbrook2
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really just love this place! Even in quarantine their food was absolutely amazing and I would recommend it to anyone. The brunch is out of this world, packed full of flavor and deliciousness.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service during a challenging morning for the restaurant. We will be back for sure!

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vipKarSweety
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very Loud. Hard to converse without yelling. Food was below average. With so many other dining choices in Boston, I won’t be back.

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RIDIner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great drinks. I'd definitely go back.

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John
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! We mentioned we were celebrating a birthday and the hostess brought us over a mimosa. So sweet!!

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vipDavidJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The service was unbearable. We watched our waiter roll silverware for 15 minutes while we were waiting for our check. We asked for multiple waters and drinks and never received them.

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Back Bay Social Club is rated 4.5 stars by 760 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.