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About Back Deck

Back Deck offers professional backyard grilling in a laid-back city setting seven days a week. Back Deck brings the outdoors inside with details like exterior carriage lighting and glazed brick in the dining room and an open kitchen that invites guests to watch the flame-licked fun. Back serves polished takes on cookout classics as well as dishes cooked over an open flame at homes across the globe. Almost all of the menu is grilled on three hardwood charcoal grills hand-picked to accommodate many differing options.

2 West Street
Boston, MA 02111
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday & Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday 3:00pm - 9:00pm.

Cross Street:
Corner of Washington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 670-0320

Website:
http://www.backdeckboston.com/

Parking Details:
We offer night and weekend parking validation of $2.00 off for local area lots.

Public Transit:
We are conveniently located next to the Downtown Crossing T stop and Silver Line Stop. We are just a short walk from Park Street, Chinatown and State Street stops.

Executive Chef:
Paul Sussman

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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Back Deck Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
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Good for a Date (15)
People Watching (11)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Great Beer (7)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Scenic View (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was awful. Not fresh. Restaurant kind of greasy. I would not recommend

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a nice table by a window. Water came immediately, then hot coffee. We were there at noon, before a matinee. My small plate...a duck leg and squash, was delicious. One friend had a huge, fresh Cobb salad, and the other had a breakfast plate with eggs, potatoes and toast. We were offered refills on coffee and tea. It was a good meal ata good price.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Been there many times, but this time both dinners were dry and over cooked. We were in a hurry to go to the theater, so we just ate and moved on . . .

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We found the food to be very bland. However, I have celiac's, ate the beet salad, and did NOT get sick, so that's a success. Separate GF menu with plenty of options. It looked like the burgers and steak and corn on the cob-type meals were probably better than the "foodie" options, which just didn't have much flavor.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I love this place for pre and post Theater meals. Love the large open to the sidewalk windows and casual relaxed ambiance. Good beer, salads, burgers, appetizers, entrees, and specials. Waitstaff very pleasant. I will be a repeat customer.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for a Date, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We have dined here a number of times and this past Friday was the worst. The server had an attitude when we sent back burnt cornbread. They apparently cooked everything on the grille and the food either gets burnt or dried out. I had meatloaf and it was not tasty. On a positive side, the garden salad and brownie sundae desert were very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It was good I had yummy tacos

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our server forgot to put in my child's food. When she brought out our dinners she told us the restaurant was out of chicken fingers (which we would assume we would have known before we were served and my child was not..). About 5 minutes later she served us the chicken fingers. Very odd experience. I don't think we will go back due to the poor service/mediocre food for poor service!

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went to Back Deck for a brunch with friends. The menu had several good options, but what I ordered tasted ok - good, but not outstanding. Service was also good in the sense that the manager and the waiters were very cordial and apologized for bringing my eggs with an under cooked yolk twice when I specifically asked for it to be hard and well done due to my pregnancy. But besides that it was ok, nice place, we stayed for a long time even after we finished our meal without feeling any pressure to leave.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We booked prior to a play. The food was fine and quick, service was excellent. We would definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was the second time we have been here and we'll never go again. The service is terrible and slow - with zero apologies for problems. The food is just okay with half of it coming wrong or cold.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

perfectly located for show at Opera House. Wide menu. Good food. Reasonably priced. Excellent service. Nice atmosphere, especially tables overlooking street on a warm night.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was ok ... no stand out tastes from soup to small plates to pumpkin cheesecake. The chicken kabob was very dry no flavor.
Service was excellent...we appreciated that ... bug not worth the price for mediocre food.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was delicious but service from our waitress was slow. She did apologize for it but still think it should have been better.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Terrible service and couldn't understand a simple order on how to prepare eggs. Great restaurant for lunch or dinner not impressed with brunch.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The restaurant came highly recommend to us. The food was amazing! I loved the idea of great food on small plates. The service, however was the worst service we had ever had. The waiter took our drink order, and then forgot to bring the drinks. He brought our appetizers, meals, and still forgot the drinks. By the end of the meal when we were asked if we wanted the check.....still no drinks.
When we complained, the manager kindly came over and gave us our drinks for free. I would recommend the food, but was unimpressed by the service we received.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had dinner before a show

Our waitress worked very hard to speed the process up so we could get to the show on time

Food was delicious and service was outstanding!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Service was very good waitress was very attentive and on the ball – unfortunately neither of our meals were very good. I would not go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We loved this place! Went before the movies, and it was perfect. What we loved the most was the food, the vibe, and that there was great background music with perfect volume so my date and I did not have to yell to hear each other, but noted we loved the music. New Mexico soup was delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very enjoyable. Glad we found this place. Seated right on time with reservation. Portions more than adequate.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was very mediocre at best. Service was very good.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service at BackDeck was awesome! The food was awesome!! Nice, friendly atmosphere.
Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I have been before and the food was much better. On this day I ordered my steak medium and my 2 children ordered their burgers medium. They were all VERY well done, dry and charred. Mashed potatoes which are usually good were cold and runny. Asparagus was small portion and maybe should be switched with more seasonal veg as it was not a good quality.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Overall the food was very tasty and did not have to wait long for service. I ordered the pork chop was super juicy and flavorful. My mom ordered a salad with chicken and some of the chicken was a little "gangly" so she pushed it aside. They also originally brought my grandmother the wrong dish, so she had to wait an extra 10 minutes after everyone else received their food to get her own meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was kinda slow. Took forever to get the check.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

My wife and I made a reservation before a show. Waitress took order and was veey pleasant. Wife had a chicken kabob meal that came burnt. Waitress insisted on taking it back. Meal came back and was stone cold. She lost her appetite and didn't want to eat anything. Will not go back.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

This was our second trip to Back Deck before going to the theater. It was as good, if not better, than the first time! We had the same friendly waitress and enjoyed bantering with her. The only negative is that the food seemed to take a long time to arrive, but it was worth waiting for and we had allowed ourselves plenty of time to make curtain call. Will probably make this our go-to place to eat before attending a play in them area.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Had a great time meeting friends from multiple parts of the country here for lunch. Reserved a table, they sat us as we arrived instead of making us wait until our party was complete. Good food, central location. Exactly what we wanted.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We were seated near the bar. Spot lights too bright overhead, felt I was going to be interrogated. Being near bar and main transport area for food was noisy and hectic. I had made reservations a week ahead so disappointed in lack of attention. Host did not ask if we agreed to the seating. Just dumped menus and turned and left. Had to hunt down waitress to get bill and then receipt. We had theatre tickets so time was important. Will make other arrangements next time I am going to the Opera House.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food was fantastic and the location was perfect for dinner before the theater. The desserts were creative and artistic. The restaurant really filled up while we were there, telling me it is a popular venue for a Friday night. It was our first visit and I'm so glad we made a reservation. We were able to have a stress-free and leisurely dinner before a show at the Opera House.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Back Deck is always a good option for dinner before a show. Great service and the food is delicious. :)

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Casual and unique dining atmosphere very convenient to the Boston Opera House in the theater district. Service was quick and friendly. Food choices were plentiful and tasty.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Comfort Food, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Visiting Boston and chose Back Deck because it was short walking distance from our hotel. Tom was our server- former college football guy and super server & personality. Checked back often and made sure we were set with food & drinks. Great music- including some Motown. Tasty food and great value. Wall of windows open to the outside.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Tom was excellent and went out of his way to accommodate our gluten free & vegan diets. Food was delish and the atmosphere was beautiful with the windows open to the street and a warm autumn breeze blowing gently in. Perfect for before a show at the Opera House!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Really nice place to have a casual but good dinner before a theater show. Get a window seat on a summer evening - vibrant area

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

It was comfortable with good food and pleasant service. My son was running late and that was no problem for our 6:15 reservation.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The hostess was rude and unwelcoming and our server Tommy was more interested in his conversation than servicing me and girlfriend. The food was good and the drinks were also, but we will never go Back Deck again cause of the service we received. I don't want to bring the race card but white families and other white couples seemed to receive better service

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great fresh food. Nice atmosphere in the summer with open windows

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Family theater trip. Food was excellent. Service even better! Teenagers and mom all enjoyed

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Picked the place for location near Boston Opera House. Wines by the glass only featured forgettable, fruity millennial stuff -- clearly a beer and cocktail place. "Green gazpacho" was essentially chilled avocado soup, OK but not memorable. Grilled calamari in appetizer was tough and drowned in sauce, a sin in Boston. Chicken skewer was dry. Partner's BBQ steak salad was OK, if only because she asked for it w/o BBQ sauce. Place seems OK for post-work beer and bite, but only for that. Location will continue to make it popular, but not a worth it for serious food people.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Groups
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