Best American Restaurants in Back Bay

Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel BostonBristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston
(1142)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
Grill 23 & BarGrill 23 & Bar
(4841)
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Steak | Back Bay, Boston
Top of the HubTop of the Hub
(9287)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
B3 - Back Bay BeatsB3 - Back Bay Beats
(97)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
OAK Long Bar + KitchenOAK Long Bar + Kitchen
(641)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
Joe's American Bar and Grill - BostonJoe's American Bar and Grill - Boston
(1095)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
City TableCity Table
(972)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
TicoTico
(1049)
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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
(562)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
Towne Stove and SpiritsTowne Stove and Spirits
(1398)
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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
(1714)
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
Lucca Back BayLucca Back Bay
(1337)
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
Papa Razzi - BostonPapa Razzi - Boston
(1092)
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
Giulia RestaurantGiulia Restaurant
(805)
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston
Toscano RestaurantToscano Restaurant
(2034)
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Italian | Beacon Hill, Boston
Bar MezzanaBar Mezzana
(239)
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Italian | South End, Boston
Mamma MariaMamma Maria
(3605)
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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
(482)
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Italian | South Boston, Boston
Scampo at The Liberty HotelScampo at The Liberty Hotel
(1958)
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Italian | Beacon Hill, Boston
SportelloSportello
(1772)
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Italian | Fort Point Channel, Boston
Cinquecento Roman TrattoriaCinquecento Roman Trattoria
(851)
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Italian | South End, Boston
Aria TrattoriaAria Trattoria
(1464)
$$$$
Italian | North End, Boston
Piccolo NidoPiccolo Nido
(40)
$$$$
Italian | North End, Boston

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Back Bay Restaurants

The Capital Grille - BostonThe Capital Grille - Boston
3277 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

Our waitress was Mimi and couldn’t have been better. It was my fifteen year old daughters birthday and she is a special needs child and was so happy. Thank you Mimi. Mike C More

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

Super cool and fun atmosphere - the food is delicious and the decor is amazing. One of my favorite spots in Boston. More

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OstraOstra
1504 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Excellent start to finish. Must visit! More

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Mistral - BostonMistral - Boston
3811 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

This was a great time for my wife’s birthday and she loved it. More

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Abe and Louie's BostonAbe and Louie's Boston
3600 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

The food was delicious. Best steak in Boston. Our waiter was very attentive More

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DeuxaveDeuxave
2757 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

First time trying this restaurant. Celebrated my birthday here and it was fabulous. Stunning atmosphere, great service and food. Requested a seat by the fireplace and they honored that, some places don't. Wonderful cocktails and they made my dessert order, a chocolate soufflé, extra special with a candle and "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate!! Highly recommend!! More

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SorellinaSorellina
3274 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

The food at Sorellina was delicious, as it always is. In addition, the experience is really special, as it always is. Everyone who works there is friendly and helpful, to the diners, and also to each other. It feels like being invited in to dine with a very kind, creative family who happen to make delicious food. And still the restaurant is an elegant, not noisy dining room, perfect for either a big celebration or an intimate evening. More

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California Pizza Kitchen - Prudential - PRIORITY SEATINGCalifornia Pizza Kitchen - Prudential - PRIORITY SEATING
1 review
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Great experience! Delicious pizza (try “The Works”) for a good price and our waitress gave a free dessert for a birthday girl and even sang with us! Highly recommend! More

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

Excellent dinner Staff was wonderful Great evening More

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La VoileLa Voile
2740 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Authentic French. Escargot was mouthwatering. Duck had a bit of gristle but was extremely tasteful. Mussels were huge and the broth was excellent. More

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Grill 23 & BarGrill 23 & Bar
4841 reviews
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Steak | Back Bay, Boston

My husband had the porterhouse and said it was delicious! My salmon was outstanding. The service was superb. More

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Davio's - BostonDavio's - Boston
1714 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

We had a superb meal. The service was attentive and knowledgeable and the food was hand crafted, absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. In my opinion pricing was very fair given the level of service and the quality of the food. We would most definitely return--in fact we have added Davio's to the top of our restaurant list when in Boston. More

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Bistro du MidiBistro du Midi
2267 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Great experience food was amazing , drinks were perfect and the portions were great for its price. More

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Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel BostonBristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston
1142 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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Atlantic FishAtlantic Fish
6894 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Awesome food and excellent service! More

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

Delicious food, great service, great vibe, great prices! More

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

A lovely setting, tea was nicely served, food not exactly what an English tea would be like but it was ok, not quite a do- again experience for me, extremely pricey. More

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

The food was delicious. And the service was impeccable. The restaurant is a little too formal for me. So next time, we’ll head downstairs to the Moon Bar for fish tacos. But if you are looking for creative fish dishes, this is the place in Boston. 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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Lucca Back BayLucca Back Bay
1337 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

We had a 9 pm reservation on a Saturday night and was lucky enough to be able to do a tasting menu! Everything was delicious! I kept marveling at how none of the flavors we're muddy, all very clean and well balanced. Brilliant, delicious combinations. Service was on point too, very attentive and also funny. I will definitely be coming back! More

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

Good value More

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Buttermilk & BourbonButtermilk & Bourbon
403 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
9287 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Ian was a very attentive waiter. We enjoyed the food, the great view of Boston, the nice and quiet music in the background. More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - BostonFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Boston
1521 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

Just love to eat here. The service is always great and today it was fantastic. 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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Papa Razzi - BostonPapa Razzi - Boston
1092 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Got seated promptly. Food was outstanding. More

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Stephanie's On NewburyStephanie's On Newbury
2830 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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Earls Kitchen + Bar - Boston - Prudential CenterEarls Kitchen + Bar - Boston - Prudential Center
155 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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Doretta Taverna & Raw barDoretta Taverna & Raw bar
468 reviews
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Greek | Back Bay, Boston

the food itself was delicious; the desserts however were severely disappointing More

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

Had a great time as usual. We’re starting to feel like regulars since we have had the same exceptional waiter three times so far this month. Good fun cocktails, nice varied menu. Amazing charcuterie board, yummy cheese!! Perfect location for getting together with our millennial children. Great lobster roll! Reasonably priced for such a trendy restaurant. Love the ambiance and on street parking is usually available. Don’t change!!!! More

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

The one piece of feedback is that our waitress kept just walking away from the table when our group when weren’t done ordering another drink or plate. Instead of saying “can I get anyone else another drink?” She’s just walk away before another person could order their drink. She would have saved herself a lot of back & forth if she had done that, not to mention providing better service to the customer. Thank you! 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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PortoPorto
279 reviews
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Mediterranean | Back Bay, Boston

Porto is one my favorite spots in Boston. The hospitality is exceptional from the hostess, all the wait staff and especially our waitress Kathleen. We started with oysters, the shared small plates of tuna tartare, arugula and kale salad, squid ink pasta, and risotto. Each course was delicious and paired with some great wines. Thank you for a wonderful evening. More

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Joe's American Bar and Grill - BostonJoe's American Bar and Grill - Boston
1095 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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Summer ShackSummer Shack
1371 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Loved our server! Such a hardworking guy and super friendly. Made our night one to remember! More

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Post 390Post 390
2129 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

This place was amazing. We had the salmon and it tasted great. Also, the homemade rolls were the best that we had in Boston. 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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Casa RomeroCasa Romero
482 reviews
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Mexican | Back Bay, Boston

Nice ambiance and delicious food! The margaritas are delicious More

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

The room is beautiful with very comfortable seating. Although the food was great it was Jonathan's service that made a great brunch experience! More

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City TableCity Table
972 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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Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back BaySmith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
2543 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

We had a wonderful dinner. Thank you Sherryl for making a memorable evening. More

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Terra at Eataly BostonTerra at Eataly Boston
585 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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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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Red LanternRed Lantern
1418 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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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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TicoTico
1049 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Been to Tico several times, lunch, drinks and dinner. Nice spot for us. Has a different menu and so that should be expected (and enjoyed). This lunch was great. It was a business lunch and the lunch special was excellent. Service was also great. We had tight time frame and the staff kept us right on time. Always enjoy attentive water servings. Really enjoy Tico. More

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Moon BarMoon Bar
14 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Food was excellent! Really nice service and the room has great style and atmosphere! More

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Sonsie - BostonSonsie - Boston
1878 reviews
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International | Back Bay, Boston

Good food... nice atmosphere.... but waiter was too distracted to care! More

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Legal Sea Foods - Copley PlaceLegal Sea Foods - Copley Place
1708 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

If you have food allergies, this is a great place to go 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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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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Fire + Ice BostonFire + Ice Boston
2178 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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Bravo RestaurantBravo Restaurant
1885 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Bravo is a wonderful hideaway from the bustling museum crowd. The food and service are always great. Highly recommend this oasis in the the MFA. More

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

Excellent, as always, food, service, atmosphere, and music. We heard Stacy Kelleher. She was great! More

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Mumbai SpiceMumbai Spice
57 reviews
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Indian | Back Bay, Boston

This was our first time at Mumbai Spice, and thought it was one of the best Indian-style dinners we'd ever had, and we've eaten at Indian restaurants many times. The cuisine was really unusual in our experience, and it was all delicious. We will certainly be back. More

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Brasserie Jo - BostonBrasserie Jo - Boston
2735 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
562 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Delicious food with very attentive service. Tour server, Mary, was 'there', without being overly solicitous. Kristen, the manager, was also attentive and caring. We will definitely return. More

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5 Napkin Burger - Boston5 Napkin Burger - Boston
628 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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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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M.J. O'Connors Park PlazaM.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
107 reviews
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Comfort Food | Back Bay, Boston

Went here for a special occasion to get a casual bite to eat. The food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable. The service was great and the atmosphere was easy going yet just busy enough to feel like it was a popular spot. Highly Recommend! More

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Max Brenner - BostonMax Brenner - Boston
1487 reviews
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Comfort Food | Back Bay, Boston

It was my Daughters 15th birthday with 6 friends accommodations were perfect and waitress was great! The girls enjoyed the food and especially the chocolate fondue! Would definitely recommend checking it out More

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Towne Stove and SpiritsTowne Stove and Spirits
1398 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Waitress was very nice and helpful. 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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Back Bay Diners' Choice Winners

Back Bay's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Capital Grille - BostonThe Capital Grille - Boston
3277 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

Our waitress was Mimi and couldn’t have been better. It was my fifteen year old daughters birthday and she is a special needs child and was so happy. Thank you Mimi. Mike C More

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OstraOstra
1504 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Excellent start to finish. Must visit! More

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

Super cool and fun atmosphere - the food is delicious and the decor is amazing. One of my favorite spots in Boston. More

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Abe and Louie's BostonAbe and Louie's Boston
3600 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

The food was delicious. Best steak in Boston. Our waiter was very attentive More

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DeuxaveDeuxave
2757 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

First time trying this restaurant. Celebrated my birthday here and it was fabulous. Stunning atmosphere, great service and food. Requested a seat by the fireplace and they honored that, some places don't. Wonderful cocktails and they made my dessert order, a chocolate soufflé, extra special with a candle and "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate!! Highly recommend!! More

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Mistral - BostonMistral - Boston
3811 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

This was a great time for my wife’s birthday and she loved it. More

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SorellinaSorellina
3274 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

The food at Sorellina was delicious, as it always is. In addition, the experience is really special, as it always is. Everyone who works there is friendly and helpful, to the diners, and also to each other. It feels like being invited in to dine with a very kind, creative family who happen to make delicious food. And still the restaurant is an elegant, not noisy dining room, perfect for either a big celebration or an intimate evening. More

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La VoileLa Voile
2740 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Authentic French. Escargot was mouthwatering. Duck had a bit of gristle but was extremely tasteful. Mussels were huge and the broth was excellent. More

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Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel BostonBristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston
1142 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
520 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Excellent dinner Staff was wonderful Great evening 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.