Best American Restaurants in Back Bay

Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel BostonBristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston
(1141)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
Grill 23 & BarGrill 23 & Bar
(4838)
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Steak | Back Bay, Boston
Top of the HubTop of the Hub
(9276)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
B3 - Back Bay BeatsB3 - Back Bay Beats
(95)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
OAK Long Bar + KitchenOAK Long Bar + Kitchen
(637)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
Joe's American Bar and Grill - BostonJoe's American Bar and Grill - Boston
(1093)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
City TableCity Table
(971)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
TicoTico
(1047)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
MET Back BayMET Back Bay
(949)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
BrownstoneBrownstone
(314)
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston
SolasSolas
(124)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
Back Bay Social ClubBack Bay Social Club
(561)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
Towne Stove and SpiritsTowne Stove and Spirits
(1397)
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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
(1711)
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
Lucca Back BayLucca Back Bay
(1335)
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
Papa Razzi - BostonPapa Razzi - Boston
(1090)
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
Giulia RestaurantGiulia Restaurant
(803)
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston
Toscano RestaurantToscano Restaurant
(2029)
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Italian | Beacon Hill, Boston
Bar MezzanaBar Mezzana
(231)
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Italian | South End, Boston
Mamma MariaMamma Maria
(3599)
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Italian | North End, Boston
PrezzaPrezza
(1529)
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Italian | North End, Boston
Euno RistoranteEuno Ristorante
(1087)
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Italian | North End, Boston
Capo RestaurantCapo Restaurant
(481)
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Italian | South Boston, Boston
Scampo at The Liberty HotelScampo at The Liberty Hotel
(1957)
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Italian | Beacon Hill, Boston
SportelloSportello
(1770)
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Italian | Fort Point Channel, Boston
Cinquecento Roman TrattoriaCinquecento Roman Trattoria
(848)
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Italian | South End, Boston
Aria TrattoriaAria Trattoria
(1463)
$$$$
Italian | North End, Boston
Piccolo NidoPiccolo Nido
(40)
$$$$
Italian | North End, Boston

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Back Bay Restaurants

The Capital Grille - BostonThe Capital Grille - Boston
3271 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

I always have an amazing meal here and the service is always on point. Highly recommend More

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

Great place for Valentine’s Day! Strawberry basil mojitos and street corn don’t sound like date night dinner, but they were amazing. Loved the tequila granita and pop rocks at the end of the meal! More

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OstraOstra
1501 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Fantastic food all around. Oysters were remarkable along with grilled octopus and grilled sea bass. Great service from all. More

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Abe and Louie's BostonAbe and Louie's Boston
3592 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

Our waiter Jeff was excellent. He make sure to accommodate us to the best possible experience. More

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Mistral - BostonMistral - Boston
3807 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Food was amazing as was the service More

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DeuxaveDeuxave
2754 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Food and service were excellent. Enjoyed a wine with help from a pleasant sommelier. More

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SorellinaSorellina
3270 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Server was excellent. Veal Milanese, gnocchi, and tuna tartare were standouts. More

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La VoileLa Voile
2737 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Great service, nice menu. Like beinf in France More

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

Great vibes and AWESOME food! Would definitely recommend to a friend. More

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Grill 23 & BarGrill 23 & Bar
4838 reviews
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Steak | Back Bay, Boston

Servic was fantastic. The manager ran out in the rain to grab a lobster when they were out of stock. Food was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant. More

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Davio's - BostonDavio's - Boston
1711 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Still one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. Food, service and atmosphere are always excellent. My husband and I were celebrating my birthday and thoroughly enjoyed dinner. From the Oysters Rockefeller to my Lobster Ravioli and the amazing Affogato for dessert...very, very good! Our server, Filippo, was wonderful. We will be back again for sure! More

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Bistro du MidiBistro du Midi
2262 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Amaizng food l, service and atmosphere. Phenomenal experience. More

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Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel BostonBristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston
1141 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

The menu has moved upscale (and is much more limited) than the predecessor menu at the Bristol Lounge, but the meal we had (Braised Short Rib) was divine and the service was superb! We had a great visit and will be back! More

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

Ottimo servizio ambiente very cool prezzo nella norma cibo freschissimo More

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Atlantic FishAtlantic Fish
6886 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

I always have a nice experience at Atlantic Fish. Food is great and service is great. Large variety of fish. More

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

Excellent! Good value. Very filling! More

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

Absolutely delicious! Fantastic seafood. From chowder, squid pasta and crudo scallops to start to monkfish, scup and lobster stuffed skate..... amazing. Love the decor too. Will try the Moon Bar downstairs next time More

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

From the moment you step into this restaurant, i was struck by the ambiance and the friendly host an hostess that greeted us. Our waitress was professional, knew the menu and was friendly and quite sweet during our whole dining experience. This is a definite repeat restaurant to eat in. The food presentation, tastes, quality and quantity was beyond exceptional. More

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Lucca Back BayLucca Back Bay
1335 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Amazing Italian great flavor... great ambience... very intimate... creative tasting Italian as well... ventured out of my normal Italian options and was thoroughly satisfied! More

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

Amazing food and great service! We had a great time for our friend's birthday! More

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

This place is great. From the bartender to Cheryl he waitress to the food. Exceptional. Must visit More

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Top of the HubTop of the Hub
9276 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Very nice Ambience, attentive and friendly waiter in table #78 😀.. And excellent dinner. More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - BostonFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Boston
1514 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

If u like Brazilian this is the place. The cuts of meat are excellent. The salad bar has the best assortment of vegetables, meats cheeses and salads that we have found anywhere. The service is impeccable. You definitely get what u pay for. More

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

Special prix fixe meal for Valentines Day. Excellent food and thoughtful wine pairings. The staff are very attentive and friendly. The sommelier stopped by to chat about the wine pairings. More

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Stephanie's On NewburyStephanie's On Newbury
2826 reviews
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Comfort Food | Back Bay, Boston

Service was extremely fast we were in and out of there quickly More

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Papa Razzi - BostonPapa Razzi - Boston
1090 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

We had dinner at Papa Razzi for Valentine's day. The atmosphere was warm and vibrant, the food was great, and so was the service. There was a mix up where the waiter gave me a $26 glass of wine when I'd tried to order a $9 one, but they just charged me for the one I thought I'd ordered, no questions asked. I would definitely go back! More

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

Great service very good food. Will be back and definitely recommend More

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SolasSolas
124 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Attentive staff—Great food—-perfect Guinness! More

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L'EspalierL'Espalier
2528 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

L’espalier never disappoints. Everything is 5*. The food journey was set perfectly we were fu More

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

I brought my girlfriend here for a Valentine's Day lunch and everything we ordered was wonderful. Our waitress was delightful and so accommodating--we ordered the short-rib panini and the reuben and she offered to split them in half for both of us to share, and did the same thing for the sides as well! We also enjoyed the cocktails and the flatbread very much! More

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

Amazing food, service was on point and I couldn’t be more pleased with the experience!!! More

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Joe's American Bar and Grill - BostonJoe's American Bar and Grill - Boston
1093 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

The food was great and our service was even better! Loved our experience! More

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Doretta Taverna & Raw barDoretta Taverna & Raw bar
467 reviews
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Greek | Back Bay, Boston

A large group of us went out and wanted to share a bunch of different plates. The food was delicious, the variety of options was great & the service was attentive. I am looking forward to returning! More

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PortoPorto
277 reviews
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Mediterranean | Back Bay, Boston

It was our first visit to Porto. What a fortunate find! The raw oysters were delicious and well-presented. The rest of our meal was just as great. Our waitress was very professional, personable, and very knowledgeable about both the menu and the wine list. Overall, a wonderful experience. We look forward to going back. More

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Post 390Post 390
2125 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

Great overall experience from when we walked in the door until we departed. Attentive staff and great food More

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Summer ShackSummer Shack
1368 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Very good! Lobster pot stickers were fabulous! Fried cornbread was good, didn’t taste the maple in the butter only the honey. Didn’t really need the fried cornbread because they brought rolls and cornbread to the table with the meal. Crab cakes were excellent, not too much breading, Mahi Mahi was very good as well, spicy! Smashing crabs were good. Came with 3, and 2 of them were a little over cooked and dry. More

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

Excellent brunch -- quality of food and friendliness of service top notch. Really cool space; feels elegant but prices are reasonable for the area. More

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

This is a breathtaking space with old world ambiance. Friendly no -stuffy service with pricey but well made cocktails. Avocado and crab toast and Brussels weee quite tasty small plates. Scallop entree very solid but I thought the healthy swordfish portion was a bit dry. Lobster roll quite solid and nicely toasted but the fries were fine but nothing special. More

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Casa RomeroCasa Romero
481 reviews
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Mexican | Back Bay, Boston

Casa Romero is a much loved long time favorite restaurant. Comfortably elegant, gracious and attentive service, delicious food, vibrant but not noisy. More

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City TableCity Table
971 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Fantastic restaurant. Had the ahi tuna and the Thai chicken soup. Food came quickly and was absolutely delicious. The service was adequate More

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BrownstoneBrownstone
314 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

Brunch was good. Everyone had a combination of eggs, pancakes, corned beef hash, potatoes, and bacon. The coffee was exceptionally good! Would definitely come back and recommend. More

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Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back BaySmith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
2541 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

Wonderful time. More

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

The best service! Perfect experience for our special occasion. We’ll be back. More

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Moon BarMoon Bar
13 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

New decor is MUCH more inviting and pleasant. Food is still spectacular! House made ricotta, mussel terrine, fried oyster special were all wonderful, as was the spelt tagliatelle. Crispy Duck confit was the best I've ever had (including several in France). Superb desserts (Moon Bar and Chocolate Pistachio tart)! Excellent service : friendly, attentive , knowledgeable. Interesting wines (I had a lovely glass of Lanzarote with the duck...) All in all, a great evening. More

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Red LanternRed Lantern
1413 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Back Bay, Boston

This was my first time here and it was the best sushi I have ever had! The service was great and I would highly recommend this restaurant!! More

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TicoTico
1047 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

The food was amazing. Went on a date for valentines and tried a bunch if different items which were all outstanding. Very unique menu as well. I only wish they had a couple more vegetarian options, specifically in the main entree section but worth the trip! More

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

My son and I ate at Dillons before the Ambassadors show at House of Blues. Truffle fries were amazing, fish tacos were OK, burger was overcooked. Service was good, price was reasonable for Boylston Street. More

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Sonsie - BostonSonsie - Boston
1877 reviews
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International | Back Bay, Boston

We had an early dinner before a show at the Berkelee. Very convenient. The menu was interesting and we had no problem making a choice. Our waiter was incredibly gracious and attentive. He gets many many stars!!! More

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Legal Sea Foods - Copley PlaceLegal Sea Foods - Copley Place
1706 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Everyone at the table enjoyed their meals. I especially liked the crab cake and salad entree, which was delicious and full of flavor. Blackened salmon taco and salmon burger were also big hits. The service was excellent; our server was friendly and attentive to our needs. More

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ChampionsChampions
38 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Hostess was very friendly and seating was prompt. No ambiance. Low noise level -- restaurant fairly empty -- early for lunch crowd. Food was below mediocre: both ordered burger, very greasy. Bacon must have been cooked the day before because cold. Bun was good. And fries were cold and unseasoned. Servings were large. Server was polite, came back several times, water was frequently refilled. More

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Fire + Ice BostonFire + Ice Boston
2174 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Place looks pretty nice always super lively, the food is fantastic and the experience makes it even better. Love going to eat there. More

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KashmirKashmir
689 reviews
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Indian | Back Bay, Boston

The food was quite good. Most moist chicken tandoori I remember ever having. Nothing we had was unusual in a "foodie" way -- seemed quite traditional -- but it all was very good and the seasonings all fit together nicely. Service was good. The two times I have gone it has not been crowded which probably contributed to being able to enjoy conversation. I am 71, so ambient noise significantly affects my ability to hear clearly. I would be quite happy going back again. More

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5 Napkin Burger - Boston5 Napkin Burger - Boston
627 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

The salad bowl with burgers were delicious. The service was extremely slow - over 40 minutes between ordering and getting served our meals. It has been much faster on previous visits, so I'm not sure what was going on with the restaurant that night. More

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Bravo RestaurantBravo Restaurant
1882 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Very good meal and great service. Good selection of meals. Will definitely return. More

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Brasserie Jo - BostonBrasserie Jo - Boston
2733 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

I have been to Brasserie Jo many times and it never fails to deliver. The food is top notch and the servers are knowledgeable and very pleasant. More

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

Really great, attentive but not excessive service. I am super pleased with our experience here because of our server. Thanks! More

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B3 - Back Bay BeatsB3 - Back Bay Beats
95 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Wonderful food, music and ambiance. Great service. Loved our waitress Lauren. I will definitely be back! More

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Mumbai SpiceMumbai Spice
55 reviews
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Indian | Back Bay, Boston

Mumbai Spice is a pleasant and tasty restaurant with enough unusual stuff beyond what you find on the menu of your average Indian restaurant to make things interesting. I go there primarily because it's a convenient spot for dinner and chatting with friends before hearing music at Jordan Hall, Symphony Hall or the Berklee Performance Center or going to the Huntington Theater. I've been at least 10 times and plan to keep going. More

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Roost Bistro on NewburyRoost Bistro on Newbury
146 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Very nice brunch with wife and grown children. They were busy but took care of us and all in restaurant. Food was good. More

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Max Brenner - BostonMax Brenner - Boston
1479 reviews
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Comfort Food | Back Bay, Boston

Had Valentines Day celebrated there. Awesome service and food. More

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

Everything was great! More

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Towne Stove and SpiritsTowne Stove and Spirits
1397 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

She really liked the food. She dound very perfect as romantic dining. More

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

Great value, lots of fun for a date night. Lots of games to play, and great appetizer options to eat while you bowl. Friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely go again! More

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Tony C's Sports Bar & Grill - Boston, FenwayTony C's Sports Bar & Grill - Boston, Fenway
41 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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California Pizza Kitchen - Prudential - PRIORITY SEATINGCalifornia Pizza Kitchen - Prudential - PRIORITY SEATING
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American | Back Bay, Boston

California Pizza Kitchen welcomes you by PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant.

California Pizza Kitchen is a casual-dining restaurant serving up California creativity through its innovative menu items. CPK provides a range of California-inspired dishes, from signature hand-tossed and hearth-baked pizzas, to imaginative salads, pastas, entrees, soups, sandwiches and cocktails.More

Back Bay Diners' Choice Winners

Back Bay's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Capital Grille - BostonThe Capital Grille - Boston
3271 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

I always have an amazing meal here and the service is always on point. Highly recommend More

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OstraOstra
1501 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Fantastic food all around. Oysters were remarkable along with grilled octopus and grilled sea bass. Great service from all. More

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

Great place for Valentine’s Day! Strawberry basil mojitos and street corn don’t sound like date night dinner, but they were amazing. Loved the tequila granita and pop rocks at the end of the meal! More

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Abe and Louie's BostonAbe and Louie's Boston
3592 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

Our waiter Jeff was excellent. He make sure to accommodate us to the best possible experience. More

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DeuxaveDeuxave
2754 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Food and service were excellent. Enjoyed a wine with help from a pleasant sommelier. More

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Mistral - BostonMistral - Boston
3807 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Food was amazing as was the service More

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SorellinaSorellina
3270 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Server was excellent. Veal Milanese, gnocchi, and tuna tartare were standouts. More

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La VoileLa Voile
2737 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Great service, nice menu. Like beinf in France More

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Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel BostonBristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston
1141 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

The menu has moved upscale (and is much more limited) than the predecessor menu at the Bristol Lounge, but the meal we had (Braised Short Rib) was divine and the service was superb! We had a great visit and will be back! More

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

Great vibes and AWESOME food! Would definitely recommend to a friend. More

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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.