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Back Bay Restaurants

The Capital Grille - BostonThe Capital Grille - Boston
3836 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

The service is good but the food is a little bit salty, I had to drink a lot of water. More

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SorellinaSorellina
3665 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Food was phenomenal, staff was helpful, friendly, and fast. Ambiance was awesome, just the perfect special date night. More

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OstraOstra
1916 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Menu was very interesting and the food was excellent. Waiter was very attentive and made sure we were able to make it to symphony with time to spare. Highly recommend for food and service More

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Lolita Back BayLolita Back Bay
1022 reviews
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Mexican | Back Bay, Boston

Our experience at Lolita has always been awesome and this time was no different. The drinks, the food , the ambiance and the service was impeccable. One of our most favorite places to celebrate or have a fun night. More

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Mistral - BostonMistral - Boston
4196 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Great place for a romantic dinner. Very good service and ambiance. More

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

This place is a gem. The food is absolutely delicious. Select Oyster Bar is definitely one of my favorite restaurant in town. I recommend their Octopus appetizer which won me over! They also have the best cocktails to accompany oysters and other apps. Service is excellent as well. More

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Grill 23 & BarGrill 23 & Bar
5566 reviews
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Steak | Back Bay, Boston

Always a pleasure! Food is perfection, the drinks are honest, and the staff is genuine. More

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Atlantic FishAtlantic Fish
7945 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Excellent meal and service. More

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La VoileLa Voile
3071 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Lovely and welcoming as always. Great tastes and warm ambience. Could not have been a more delightful Valentines Day. More

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Abe and Louie's BostonAbe and Louie's Boston
4618 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

This is a very great place to celebrate festivals or anniversaries, the service is good and food worth the price. More

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DeuxaveDeuxave
3131 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Had a beautiful evening here celebrating an anniversary. Ambiance of the restaurant was cozy and elegant. Waiter was very knowledgable of all menus and recommended some incredible dishes. For starters we had the beef duo of carpaccio and tartare. This was my absolute favorite. Also the duck confit; the crispiness was perfect and the mango and chili sauce was delish. For entrees we got the steak and chicken. Both did not disappoint. The drink I ordered called Bubble Bath was so yummy. Perfect mix of gin, lemon, lavender, and bubbles. Would recommend this place and everything we both tried! More

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

Highly recommend! Had dinner there the other night and the food and service were excellent. The fried chicken thighs and the spicy cauliflower were wonderful. Our server was delightful and made great suggestions about what to order. We will be back. More

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

The food and service are consistently excellent! We usually get a combination of sushi and cooked dishes and are always impressed with the flavors and presentation. More

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Davio's - BostonDavio's - Boston
2093 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Fantastic food and service. Music was awesome and just an overall great experience! Lobster ravioli and NY strip we’re impressive More

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UniUni
569 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Back Bay, Boston

Went for Valentine’s day - it was packed but service was still AMAZING! Toro, sparkling rose, kobe beef on a hot rock - all prepared and presented perfectly More

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

This place is amazing! Super spacious with comfortable seating and the atmosphere is warm and cozy at the same time. I had the lobster roll and gnocci one day and it was fantastic. The corned beef hash for breakfast. Everything melts in your mouth. Go to this restaurant if you can! More

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

What a great surprise! We loved every dish we tried, including desaert. The wines by the glass were very good and reasonably priced. Impeccable service. We shall return very soon!! More

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Papa Razzi - BostonPapa Razzi - Boston
1333 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Great dinner to carbo-load the night before my daughter and her friend raced in the Sprint-Bs. Perfect location, great server, good ambiance, and delicious food. Totally exceeded our expectations. More

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

Wonderful atmosphere! We did a tapas/family style and shared a few dishes-everything was great! More

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

Excellent spot especially if you arrive before 9 am. We were the first to be seated upstairs. The menu is extensive and service was terrific. More

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Lucca Back BayLucca Back Bay
1574 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Great service and the food was outstanding. My clients were impressed. More

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Bistro du MidiBistro du Midi
2587 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Warm welcome, excellent service and great environment. Good for dating and special occasions. More

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Top of the HubTop of the Hub
10428 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Great location, make sure you go on a date night or go as a couple. Nice romantic restaurant More

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Casa RomeroCasa Romero
636 reviews
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Mexican | Back Bay, Boston

Wonderful dinner with my one love. I always steer clear of fish tacos, but not on this night. I would go back just for them. Hearty filling and freshly batter white fish. Delicious More

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

My husband and I enjoyed afternoon tea on Valentine's Day. The ambiance was lovely and the food was fabulous! I have already recommended the experience to many of my friends. A very special time! More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - BostonFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Boston
1866 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

Excellent service and food:) Waitress Santa was awesome and attentive to our needs. I felt special on my birthday and Valentines Day:) More

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

Nice place; nice people; tasty food. It has a neighborhood feel to it. Varied menu. More

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

Had a business lunch at PRECINCT on Valentines Day. Staff was on the ball, present and helpful without too much hovering. Would love to go there again More

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

Phenomenal service and excellent drinks and food. Will definitely dine again More

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Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel BostonBristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston
1311 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

We had a fabulous Valentines Day. We plan to go back on our next special occasion. More

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Summer ShackSummer Shack
1637 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Great food! Great live music! Amazing service with amiable servers!!! More

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Stephanie's On NewburyStephanie's On Newbury
3263 reviews
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Comfort Food | Back Bay, Boston

Great food for brunch, expensive mimosas (no bottomless option), great service!! More

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Moon BarMoon Bar
38 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

wonderful bar restaurant with nice ambience for couples or small groups offering very tasty small seafood portions More

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Joe's American Bar and Grill - BostonJoe's American Bar and Grill - Boston
1343 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Well prepared, fresh, largely unadulterated classic American fare with friendly and prompt service at a fair price. Clean and convenient. More

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PortoPorto
559 reviews
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Mediterranean | Back Bay, Boston

Excellent food and service. The best scallops and Brussel Sprouts! More

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Post 390Post 390
2371 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

Post 390 is one of my favorite places to go for a drink or dinner! It’s cozy, the food is great and I love the location. Staff is also fantastic!! More

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

Great food for an amazing price. Service was amazing and the vibe was perfect for all occasions. More

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

Dinner was lovely and service was great. The general manger was on the dinning floor and was there to assist with any of our needs. More

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MET Back BayMET Back Bay
1106 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Server was very friendly. Nice menu More

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

Very good food and service as always. Tables are a little small, and very close to other diners. But the food is great. More

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BrownstoneBrownstone
426 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

Server was great, knew the menu and got our food out quickly so we could make the Bruins game in time! More

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Terra at Eataly BostonTerra at Eataly Boston
1126 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Very small portions, smaller than what I remembered from when I went with a friend a year ago. Not sure if it was because of Valentine's Day. More

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

I chose this restaurant during a business trip and also to celebrate my sister's birthday. The meal and especially the service was outstanding. I mentioned the birthday in the reservation and they surprised my sister with a candle and dessert! We had a wonderful experience there and I highly recommend! More

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1855 La voile wine bar1855 La voile wine bar
1 review
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Fabulous place! Great wine selection and sommelier Alex is great! Knowledgeable, super friendly and a welcoming ambiance More

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AstaAsta
20 reviews
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Modern European | Back Bay, Boston

Alex is the best chef in Boston, and Shish creates an incredibly warm and special atmosphere. The best! More

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Red LanternRed Lantern
1634 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Back Bay, Boston

Great food, really good service and a fun evening. More

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SolasSolas
150 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

We tried Solas for the first time right before Christmas, and have been back twice since. This pub is comfortable, not too loud, and has great food! I've had the salmon a couple times, and my husband has ordered fish and chips twice. We've both been happy with our meals. More

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

Warm friendly service. Sweet & sour chicken and Kung Pao Shrimp were delicious! Will come back soon! More

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Fire + Ice BostonFire + Ice Boston
2498 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Great location. Had an amazing time. Well worth it. More

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City TableCity Table
1094 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Very good! More

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Sonsie - BostonSonsie - Boston
2178 reviews
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International | Back Bay, Boston

Amazing Food, had the lobster spring roll and roasted duck , service was pretty good . I will definitely be going back great value, spent $100 for 2 people More

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

This was the perfect location to reserve for the Patriots parade celebration. The food was very good. The wait staff was excellent! So glad we dined here. More

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Cafeteria BostonCafeteria Boston
1036 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Our server Jason was perfectly attentive, pleasant and informed. The chicken Milanese was incredible. Food was timely and hot. More

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TicoTico
1123 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Loved everything about it - food was amazing, waitress was very nice, food came out super fast, etc. More

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

It’s expensive but good. More

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

Food came very fast. Very loud and energetic. Food was enjoyable. More

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

Food and ambiance were great. Our server was not as attentive as should have been. Our apps were late and she told us she sent them to another table. I’m surprised we were not given some sort of compensation for the wait and the oversight. The sommelier was wonderful however!!!! More

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Legal Sea Foods - Copley PlaceLegal Sea Foods - Copley Place
2029 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Food was awesome and service was excellent! More

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KashmirKashmir
746 reviews
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Indian | Back Bay, Boston

From beginning to end, everything was enjoyable, with good service, and delicious food. The quality was excellent and when they say spicy, be prepared for your mouth to go numb! Highly recommend and plan to return soon. More

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Max Brenner - BostonMax Brenner - Boston
1739 reviews
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Comfort Food | Back Bay, Boston

Good atmosphere! We shared these two plates for 3 person, and became full. More

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

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Mumbai SpiceMumbai Spice
101 reviews
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Indian | Back Bay, Boston

Food excellent as usual. Service was wonderful. Chai was not hot or very flavorful. Coffee mediocre. More

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The WestlandThe Westland
69 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

This was our first time here and we expect to return soon. We like the location close to the BSO and the BU theater. Also very convenient to the Green & Red Lines. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had mussels and the tomato soup to start. Followed by the steak frites and the porchetta. All excellent. More

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

Our server was wonderful a d charming and we got a lot of attention. It was a snowy night, so there weren’t many parties there. Great food. Very receptive to special requests! More

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

My husband and I enjoyed our truffle-enhanced dishes, but were disappointed that the prix fixe tasting menu was gone by 5:30 (!) and the a la carte offerings we're not conducive to composing a balanced meal. We settled for one dish and a glass of wine each, having come with the intention of several courses and a bottle. More

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ChampionsChampions
43 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

This is a very good spot to stop for lunch within the Copley Place. The service is excellent, and I had one of the tastiest burgers I've had in a long time (accompanied by very tasty hand-made chips). And the price is right! More

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

It was really nice, it isn’t too crowded the food was served really quick and it tasted great :). Would recommend More

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Tony C's Sports Bar & Grill - Boston, FenwayTony C's Sports Bar & Grill - Boston, Fenway
44 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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Kings Dining & Entertainment - Boston Back BayKings Dining & Entertainment - Boston Back Bay
98 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

We had a great time for NYE! Dine N' Bowl is the best option and they had hats, noise makers and balloons! We had a lot of fun! More

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Serafina - Back BaySerafina - Back Bay
1 review
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Serafina on Newbury Street in the Back Bay brings comfort Italian food to Boston's trendiest neighborhood.More

The BebopThe Bebop
3 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Great atmosphere and great music. Will come back with more friends. More

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Back Bay Diners' Choice Winners

Back Bay's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
SorellinaSorellina
3665 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Food was phenomenal, staff was helpful, friendly, and fast. Ambiance was awesome, just the perfect special date night. More

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The Capital Grille - BostonThe Capital Grille - Boston
3836 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

The service is good but the food is a little bit salty, I had to drink a lot of water. More

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Mistral - BostonMistral - Boston
4196 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Great place for a romantic dinner. Very good service and ambiance. More

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Grill 23 & BarGrill 23 & Bar
5566 reviews
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Steak | Back Bay, Boston

Always a pleasure! Food is perfection, the drinks are honest, and the staff is genuine. More

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Lolita Back BayLolita Back Bay
1022 reviews
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Mexican | Back Bay, Boston

Our experience at Lolita has always been awesome and this time was no different. The drinks, the food , the ambiance and the service was impeccable. One of our most favorite places to celebrate or have a fun night. More

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

This place is a gem. The food is absolutely delicious. Select Oyster Bar is definitely one of my favorite restaurant in town. I recommend their Octopus appetizer which won me over! They also have the best cocktails to accompany oysters and other apps. Service is excellent as well. More

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OstraOstra
1916 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Menu was very interesting and the food was excellent. Waiter was very attentive and made sure we were able to make it to symphony with time to spare. Highly recommend for food and service More

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La VoileLa Voile
3071 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Lovely and welcoming as always. Great tastes and warm ambience. Could not have been a more delightful Valentines Day. More

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Atlantic FishAtlantic Fish
7945 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Excellent meal and service. More

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Abe and Louie's BostonAbe and Louie's Boston
4618 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

This is a very great place to celebrate festivals or anniversaries, the service is good and food worth the price. 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.