Best American Restaurants in Back Bay

Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel BostonBristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston
Top of the HubTop of the Hub
(10186)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
OAK Long Bar + KitchenOAK Long Bar + Kitchen
(796)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
Joe's American Bar and Grill - BostonJoe's American Bar and Grill - Boston
(1307)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
Cafeteria BostonCafeteria Boston
(1020)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
TicoTico
(1110)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
City TableCity Table
(1069)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
MET Back BayMET Back Bay
(1075)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
SolasSolas
(141)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
Back Bay Social ClubBack Bay Social Club
(618)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
ChampionsChampions
(41)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
Dillon'sDillon's
(120)
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Best Italian Restaurants in Back Bay

SorellinaSorellina
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
Davio's - BostonDavio's - Boston
(2011)
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
Lucca Back BayLucca Back Bay
(1520)
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
Papa Razzi - BostonPapa Razzi - Boston
(1283)
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
Giulia RestaurantGiulia Restaurant
(929)
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston
Toscano RestaurantToscano Restaurant
(2227)
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Italian | Beacon Hill, Boston
Bar MezzanaBar Mezzana
(520)
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Italian | South End, Boston
Mamma MariaMamma Maria
(4021)
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Italian | North End, Boston
PrezzaPrezza
(1726)
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Italian | North End, Boston
Cinquecento Roman TrattoriaCinquecento Roman Trattoria
(1038)
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Italian | South End, Boston
Capo RestaurantCapo Restaurant
(645)
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Italian | South Boston, Boston
SportelloSportello
(1985)
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Italian | Fort Point Channel, Boston
NicoNico
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Italian | North End, Boston
MareMare
(907)
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Italian | North End, Boston
Euno RistoranteEuno Ristorante
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Italian | North End, Boston
Scampo at The Liberty HotelScampo at The Liberty Hotel
(2194)
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Italian | Beacon Hill, Boston

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Back Bay Restaurants

SorellinaSorellina
3591 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

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The Capital Grille - BostonThe Capital Grille - Boston
3731 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

A really nice experience, More

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Mistral - BostonMistral - Boston
4121 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Absolutely the best dinner dining spot in Boston. The service and the food is spot on. Couldn't have selected a better place to enjoy dinner with friends. More

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Lolita Back BayLolita Back Bay
974 reviews
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Mexican | Back Bay, Boston

Food was great and drinks were amazing. The service was so so it could have been better in my opinion More

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Select Oyster BarSelect Oyster Bar
762 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Christmas celebration More

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DeuxaveDeuxave
3046 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

As always it was delicious however, I didn’t recognize any employees. You must have had a lot of turnover the past few months. More

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OstraOstra
1850 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

excellent for each if us!!!! More

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Grill 23 & BarGrill 23 & Bar
5435 reviews
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Steak | Back Bay, Boston

Celebrating my husbands birthday at Grill 23 and the food and service was outstanding! More

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Abe and Louie's BostonAbe and Louie's Boston
4398 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

The best. Had shrimp cocktail which was delicious nNY strip that was succulent and cooked perfectly hash browns were spectacular. And the cocktails I had Johnnie Walker on rocks and was given a very generous pour. So how would I rate this restaurant two thumbs up. We are from NYC and travel to Boston every December for a few days and always book Abe & Louies. Wish they were in N Y More

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Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantDouzo Modern Japanese Restaurant
640 reviews
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Japanese | Back Bay, Boston

We were seated right away. The menu was easy to read and find what we wanted. The service was quick and attentive, yet not overbearing. More

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Buttermilk & BourbonButtermilk & Bourbon
749 reviews
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Southern | Back Bay, Boston

I planned a surprise birthday dinner for my friend at Buttermilk & Bourbon. They were incredibly accommodating from the time I made the reservation to the end of dinner. Our server was super attentive, helpful, and patient with our group. The food was out of this world. My friend was completely blown away by the whole dinner and we all enjoyed the experience. More

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Atlantic FishAtlantic Fish
7761 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

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Davio's - BostonDavio's - Boston
2011 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

I suggested this for our anniversary dinner after attending a super large (20+) business thing at Davio’s, and it was definitely the right choice! We are not usually wine drinkers, but we wanted to get a bottle tonight so we went with a Wittman Riesling after some research about the general taste profiles of different varietals. It was great by itself and with three different courses — spring roll sampler, squid ink pasta + chicken, and apple tart. While the food was all good, I’d recommend skipping the freshly ground black pepper that will be offered probably before you have the chance to taste your meal. We found out too late that both our meals had been Well Seasoned in the kitchen (my pasta was extremely close to too acidic), and the pepper made it overwhelming. On a Monday we could actually hear each other, and it was a great evening. More

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UniUni
522 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Back Bay, Boston

Couldn't think of a better dining experience I've had in recent memory. From the moment I walked in the door everything was perfection. The hostess was excited and welcoming, the ambience was tranquil and my server was well versed and passionate about the menu. The food and presentation were beyond. I could have ordered the whole menu if I could. I will be back and recommend it to anyone that appreciates this type of cuisine and a fresh spin on it. Thank you to Uni for a new fave. More

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Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel BostonBristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston
1266 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

Very expensive, but yummy. With no alcohol, my burger, grapefruit juice and tip was $50. Add to that the $34 parking fee and it's a very pricey lunch. More

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Papa Razzi - BostonPapa Razzi - Boston
1283 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Chicken Parmigiana was excellent. Top quality meat topped with great sauce. Salmon was reported to be outstanding. Very attentive service, even with a full dining room. More

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Citrus & SaltCitrus & Salt
293 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican | Back Bay, Boston

Great food and drinks for a girls night out! More

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La VoileLa Voile
2996 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

It was our first time at La Voile. We got together for our annual Christmas lunch and were so pleased with the entire experience. The ambiance is authentic and the food and wine were extraordinary. We will be back (often)! More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - BostonFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Boston
1789 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

Great food and fantastic service, one of my favorite places in Boston ! More

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Top of the HubTop of the Hub
10186 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

The best restaurant in Boston for an amazing view! Great service! More

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The Courtyard Restaurant at the Boston Public LibraryThe Courtyard Restaurant at the Boston Public Library
435 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | Back Bay, Boston

The Holiday Tea was a wonderful event. The staff was friendly and the tea tower was delicious. More

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Mooncusser Fish HouseMooncusser Fish House
302 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

If you live in Boston Proper, Mooncusser should be on your "regular" list. If you live outside of Boston Proper, get there! Beautiful presentation, inventive prix fixe and a la carte menus. Knowledgeable and friendly servers. Do not miss this one. More

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Bistro du MidiBistro du Midi
2529 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

It was our second time eating here. We were in the city for a play and I literally parked right outside. I questioned going in because we had our 5 and 8 year old, but we took a chance and everyone made us feel very comfortable. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is incredible. We'll be back soon! More

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OAK Long Bar + KitchenOAK Long Bar + Kitchen
796 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Birthday dinner. Love the ambiance but the food was just average. More

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Lucca Back BayLucca Back Bay
1520 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

We have brought a few friends to dinner and the Pops each Christmas and Lucca is our “go to” for the last several years. Fantastic specials, great affordable wine list, and service that is attentive but unobtrusive. Perfect for a special occasion dinner. More

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Casa RomeroCasa Romero
606 reviews
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Mexican | Back Bay, Boston

Casa Romero is an old standby for us. I’ve been going here for 30 years. The food is always solid. The service is excellent with knowledgeable waiters. The cocktails were outstanding . Always a favorite every season More

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Moon BarMoon Bar
35 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

This was my first time at Moon Bar but it won't be my last. The menu is small but loaded with great seafood options (really, come for the seafood!). We did four small plates between two people and it was perfect. The wine is wonderful and everything is so reasonably priced. Service was good without being pushy. My only complaint is that the window bar seating was a little awkward with the bench(?) in front of your legs, but I got over it. 10/10 will return. More

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Precinct Kitchen + BarPrecinct Kitchen + Bar
389 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

Excellent service. Overall great experience. More

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Earls Kitchen + Bar - Boston - Prudential CenterEarls Kitchen + Bar - Boston - Prudential Center
519 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

Been here 3 times, always good food, very attractive and comfortable restaurant. Amazing $10 per dish brunch on weekends, why I have and will keep going. More

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L'EspalierL'Espalier
2639 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Great experience and food. More

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La Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly BostonLa Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly Boston
99 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Outstanding! Great food, fun atmosphere, terrific waitress! More

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Back Bay BostonDel Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Back Bay Boston
130 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

Both the food and service was excellent. I would definitely recommend to eat there! More

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Summer ShackSummer Shack
1604 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Pre-Christmas Pops dinner for seven old friends. Nicely done. No time pressure and very courteous, professional and warm staff More

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Terra at Eataly BostonTerra at Eataly Boston
1009 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Enjoyed this restaurant with wood fired fish, chicken and beef. Very flavorful. Service was greatas well! More

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AstaAsta
14 reviews
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Modern European | Back Bay, Boston

An outstanding epicurean experience from the first bite to the last. Service was excellent. More

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Bar BouludBar Boulud
861 reviews
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French American | Back Bay, Boston

Birthday. Dessert was gluten free for my wife! More

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Cafeteria BostonCafeteria Boston
1020 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Great food! More

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Sol Azteca RestaurantSol Azteca Restaurant
482 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Back Bay, Boston

Got reservation for 7 on a Friday night. Great service- really pleasant staff even though they were busy. Loved the food and selection on menu. Reasonably priced. More

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Post 390Post 390
2317 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

Lively atmosphere. Knowledgeable and friendly service. Scallops with potato “risotto” was outstanding! More

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TicoTico
1110 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Great for conversations as you can actually hear, and a good vibe in the restaurant with an open kitchen and great bar! Asked for a skinny, spicy margarita which wasn't on the menu and it was delicious and not overly sweet. Food was fantastic as well. More

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MET Back BayMET Back Bay
1075 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

The waitstaff is always super friendly and they accommodate children which is a plus! The French toast is phenomenal! They also have the best Bloody Mary in town! More

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SolasSolas
141 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Great food, service & location. A little loud, but as we were seated in the bar area, it was expected. Our table was predetermined when we arrived @ 5:15pm before a show and they were fairly busy. It would be nice to have an option for seating. This was our first time (friends had been there before). Next time we will let them know our preference when making the reservation so they can still work it into their scheduling. More

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Stephanie's On NewburyStephanie's On Newbury
3195 reviews
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Comfort Food | Back Bay, Boston

Wonderful dining experience and excellent waiter. Fine wine selection with my friends favorite Rose. More

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Joe's American Bar and Grill - BostonJoe's American Bar and Grill - Boston
1307 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Quick, easy, good options, good service. More

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KashmirKashmir
736 reviews
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Indian | Back Bay, Boston

Dinner was excellent and the service was great. Love the place. More

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Red LanternRed Lantern
1589 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Back Bay, Boston

Great food, special place to celebrate a sweet 16 birthday! More

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BrownstoneBrownstone
406 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

Been there several times. Great place with a relaxed atmosphere. Service has always been spot on and food is great. My most recent experience I had the BEST steak tips of my life! More

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City TableCity Table
1069 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

A varied menu and reasonable prices for a Boston hotel restaurant. The staff has been consistently excellent as well. More

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PortoPorto
516 reviews
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Mediterranean | Back Bay, Boston

This was our second time coming to Porto and it was just as delicious as the first time. We sat at the bar and started with a few tapas and just kept going. Our favorite for the whole experience was the Lamb Chops, cooked perfectly and seasoned just right. Drinks were great and wine selection was very good. A definite place to go. More

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Wagamama - Prudential CenterWagamama - Prudential Center
14 reviews
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Asian | Back Bay, Boston

The noodles and baos are great but the fried dumplings need improvement. More

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Dillon'sDillon's
120 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

I booked a table early in day and upon arrival we were seated at a high top in the bar which was uncomfortable and very cold and noisy. Service was great. Food good. More

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Back Bay Social ClubBack Bay Social Club
618 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Wonderful meal. Got to choose from brunch and lunch menu on a Saturday. Comfortable seating. Great service. More

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Nahita Cocktails & CuisineNahita Cocktails & Cuisine
54 reviews
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Latin American | Back Bay, Boston

We had a delightful time and lots to drink. The bill was ginormous More

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Sonsie - BostonSonsie - Boston
2107 reviews
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International | Back Bay, Boston

Always great service, good food and friendly staff More

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Basho Japanese BrasserieBasho Japanese Brasserie
570 reviews
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Japanese | Back Bay, Boston

We came here for my boyfriend's birthday and we weren't disappointed! This was our second time here and it was just as good as the first time. The steamed pork belly buns are unreal. More

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Legal Sea Foods - Copley PlaceLegal Sea Foods - Copley Place
1983 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

We were reunioning with old friends we hadn't seen in years.....we were given a nice corner table where we could visit comfortably. Everyone enjoyed their meals of the artic char -crab meat special, the salmon, grilled scallops and fish chowder....our server and the maitress d' were warm and welcoming and professional. All was excellent. More

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P.F. Chang's - BostonP.F. Chang's - Boston
24 reviews
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Asian | Back Bay, Boston

Good for and service. Would recommend to anyone More

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Fire + Ice BostonFire + Ice Boston
2417 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Excellent place to go with family and friends and with a great price. Great location and service. I absolutely recommend it. More

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Mumbai SpiceMumbai Spice
92 reviews
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Indian | Back Bay, Boston

It was a great meal. Thankfully, they moved us to the back of the restaurant where it was quiet. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and service was wonderful. Will be back again! More

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Max Brenner - BostonMax Brenner - Boston
1668 reviews
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Comfort Food | Back Bay, Boston

The lady at the door was amazing to us. She rapped our gifts and was amazingly great at customer service. More

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M.J. O'Connors Park PlazaM.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
137 reviews
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Comfort Food | Back Bay, Boston

La soupe à l’ognon était parfaite!!!! More

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Il Tartufo e Il Vino at Eataly BostonIl Tartufo e Il Vino at Eataly Boston
34 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

The pasta was delicious and the truffles were amazing! More

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Towne Stove and SpiritsTowne Stove and Spirits
1492 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Enjoyed the food: Haddock was great. The Specialty Eggnog Drink was also very good. They accidentally brought out the wrong dish for my fiancee, but the manager came out later and apologized and comped the meals. Great experience all around: food, ambiance and service. More

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Rebel's GuildRebel's Guild
45 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Went with our kids before a show. The Revere is our fav hotel so we can't wait to come back with just us. Everything was awesome from the atmosphere to the service to the food. LOVED More

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The Brahmin Restaurant & LoungeThe Brahmin Restaurant & Lounge
11 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Wonderful dishes for sharing. We enjoyed all of our choices but found the lamb chops a little lacking in flavor. A longer marinade might have done the trick. It was very convenient for the theatre we were attending and the relatively quiet setting was great for a conversation. Great service. More

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Kings Dining & Entertainment - Boston Back BayKings Dining & Entertainment - Boston Back Bay
94 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Thursday night karaoke at King’s was so much fun, and our server was great! More

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Tony C's Sports Bar & Grill - Boston, FenwayTony C's Sports Bar & Grill - Boston, Fenway
43 reviews
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Comfort Food | Back Bay, Boston

Fantastic place to go after the game. The food was very good, along with the service. More

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ChampionsChampions
41 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Was there for game #7 Celtics vs. Cavs. Place was electric! Great night. More

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The WestlandThe Westland
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Welcome to The Westland, located (not coincidentally) on Westland Ave. near Symphony Hall. Like our name, we’re simple and straightforward—a classic American tavern featuring updates on your favorite food and drink. The kind of place you can go to dine and drink anytime and all the time. We look forward to seeing you here soon. Cheers!More

Trident Booksellers & CafeTrident Booksellers & Cafe
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Café | Back Bay, Boston

Boston's last independent general bookstore, Trident Booksellers & Cafe is located on Newbury Street in historic Back Bay.


Since 1984, Trident Booksellers & Cafe has been providing Back Bay residents, students, and tourists with sustenance for the mind and body. Trident is the perfect place to catch up with friends, study for your exam, grab brunch, or browse our wide selection of books and magazines. We offer free wifi, an award-winning magazine selection, a full service restaurant, books, cards, gifts, and, above all, a unique Boston experience. Check out the Trident’s extensive menu, featuring fresh juice and smoothies, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be sure to look at our events calendar to see what’s happening tonight!More

Back Bay Diners' Choice Winners

Back Bay's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
SorellinaSorellina
3591 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Christmas Get together More

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The Capital Grille - BostonThe Capital Grille - Boston
3731 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

A really nice experience, More

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DeuxaveDeuxave
3046 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

As always it was delicious however, I didn’t recognize any employees. You must have had a lot of turnover the past few months. More

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Mistral - BostonMistral - Boston
4121 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Absolutely the best dinner dining spot in Boston. The service and the food is spot on. Couldn't have selected a better place to enjoy dinner with friends. More

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Select Oyster BarSelect Oyster Bar
762 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Christmas celebration More

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Lolita Back BayLolita Back Bay
974 reviews
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Mexican | Back Bay, Boston

Food was great and drinks were amazing. The service was so so it could have been better in my opinion More

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Grill 23 & BarGrill 23 & Bar
5435 reviews
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Steak | Back Bay, Boston

Celebrating my husbands birthday at Grill 23 and the food and service was outstanding! More

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OstraOstra
1850 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

excellent for each if us!!!! More

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Abe and Louie's BostonAbe and Louie's Boston
4398 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

The best. Had shrimp cocktail which was delicious nNY strip that was succulent and cooked perfectly hash browns were spectacular. And the cocktails I had Johnnie Walker on rocks and was given a very generous pour. So how would I rate this restaurant two thumbs up. We are from NYC and travel to Boston every December for a few days and always book Abe & Louies. Wish they were in N Y More

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Atlantic FishAtlantic Fish
7761 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

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Discover Back Bay

Overlooking the Charles River, Back Bay is a vibrant blend of Boston's old and new. Defined by Boston Commons on the east and Fenway on the west, the neighborhood is a thriving business center, bustling shopping venue and popular sightseeing area. Historic Copley Square sits at the center, surrounded by some tempting eateries. Although Boston may be best known for its seafood, Back Bay restaurants dish up plenty of delicious food besides steaming bowls of clam chowder. Active by day and night, Back Bay eateries include sidewalk cafes, Italian trattorias, coffee bars and upscale bistros serving cuisine from all over the world. Innovative chefs use fresh ingredients and farm-to-table fare to add a sophisticated twist to classic comfort food.