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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

3.8

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
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Good for a Date (14)
People Watching (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (9)
Great Beer (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Business Meals (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Cozy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Romantic (2)
Spicy (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vegan (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

This was the most terrible place we have ever gone. We were downtown and decided to grab a burger and from the outside, this place looked pretty decent. We figured how bad could it be? We wanted a basic burger and fries. We were seated and our waitress took our order. I ordered a soup and my bf ordered a salad to start and at the same time we placed the order for our burgers/fries. after about 15 minutes we inquired about our soup and salad. The waitress returned to clear the table next to us but did not give us an update. Within a few minutes we then received our soup and salad. The soup was tepid and the salad had no dressing and none was offered. A few minutes later our burgers arrived but since we requested the soup and salad to be served first and they practically came together, we returned the soup and salad. The burgers and fries were not hot but we were hungry and proceeded to eat. I asked for mayo and it took forever for it to arrive. In the meantime, our waitress had taken our glasses for refills at least 10 minutes prior and just returned with them. We complained about the food and service and asked for the manager. I young girl came over to us with a water pitcher (we declined the water) and she tells us she is the manager. We explain what happened and she is very apologetic and comps our entire meal. In the meantime, I have only taken two bites of my burger. It tasted funny and smelled weird. Never going there again! Although the food (and the service) was terrible, I still wanted to give the waitress a tip. I requested her but she never even returned to us and she never got the tip.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant was conveniently located in the theatre district. The service was good. I would recommend it for the grill -burgers especially. The cocktails were also good. Nice atmosphere to talk with friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Honestly, one of the best things about my dining experience is the fact I got uber credits from using Visa Local. The gumbo was good, burgers were average, they forgot the feta in a GREEK omelette and I had to ask another waiter to bring condiments as our waitress took over 10 minutes.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful experience at Back Deck and we will be back! Great gluten free menu and options. We left a bag behind and they called us and let us know they had it which was a step above the rest. Great food, good drink options, wonderful service!

Tags: Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great restaurant. I had the grilled meatloaf. It was excellent.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great appetizers. Creative ingredients and presentation. Friendly staff. Nice room with opportunities to meet other guests. Fun.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great place for divergent group to gather. Enough offerings for all tastes. I do miss the chicken livers

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent food and drinks! Great location...loved the window view...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Spicy, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, People Watching
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Back Deck is a fun, interesting place, and great for before or after the Theater. It's right around the corner from The Opera House.
The food choices are limited - many burgers. But when we asked for bread, the only choice was to buy corn bread, which was smoky, as it was grilled. It was okay, but not wonderful.
It's always weird to me when a restaurant serves soup and salad and no bread or rolls.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Quick Bite
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Always good beer!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

None of the three of us loved the menu or food choices. Wings were supposed to be barbecue/spicy... and were bland, not spicy and had funny taste... smell was offputting/had to remove. All the food was so- so at best. The waiter was very good. Restaurant was empty... I think we were only diners... maybe because food was not so great. Too bad. Pleasant ambience... staff seemed quite nice.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Overall good, nothing special. Requested gluten free menu via open table, never got. Had to ask waitress for it.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We found this place on Phantom Gourmet. Looking for a nice place with gluten free options for a rare trip to Boston. I ordered the pork chop that had been reviewed. Very good. My grilled sweet potato was only warm so the maple pecan butter did not melt into it. One of my grilled brussel sprouts was perfect. The rest were severely undercooked to the point of being cold in the center. I was disappointed.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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