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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
My daughter and I ordered iced tea...tea was disgustingly strong. When we pointed this out to our waiter, he said he could dilute it...we declined. I then ordered a diet Coke which came out flat and concentrated with the syrup. The food was meh. My daughter asked for a side of avacado with her omelette...while not specifically listed as an addition, avacado was on the menu elsewhere. Our waiter told us it was not possible to get the avacado but he would see what he could do. He did bring avacado, which was hard and unappealing. Not going back.
Came here with family for pre-theater Sunday brunch. 11am was a perfect time, one of the first groups there. Good atmosphere for younger kids at that time. Yummy California Benedict and kids split a waffle and eggs. Nice walk to the theater district after the meal.
Food is decent, service is an F. They didn't honor our opentable reservation (we didnt sit down for 45 minutes after our reservation time!). They served drinks but didn't come back to the table to get our food order for over an hour. Will not be going back.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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