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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

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
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Good for a Date (15)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Quick Bite (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
People Watching (8)
Great Beer (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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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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 (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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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Although the food is worth the visit the restaurant was definitely short on the quantity of wait staff.
We found the noise level high making conversation difficult.
I found the fact that ice was not added to the water a little annoying.
Overall, since I have only been to the restaurant on theater nights, I am dubious I would go there except for that occasion.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We brought our kids to this restaurant before a show at the Opera House. We arrived at 11, with a reservation, just after the restaurant opened. One of the waitstaff arrived as we did and rudely pushed passed us, until realizing that we were patrons & tried to swallow his words. Service the rest of the meal was polite but very forgetful & slow. Luckily we allowed for a 90 minutes for lunch else we would have missed the show.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Relaxed atmosphere. Good food at a great price. The weather was perfect, so the big windows were all open giving us the feeling of al fresco dining. We will be back.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

I was a bit disappointed, I've had NC pulled pork both in NC and Boston, I must say what I ate at back deck did not hit the nail on the head. The sandwich was very bland and flavorless, and the BBQ sauce on the side didn't seem to really go with the dish. I might try a different menu item next time.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Was first left waiting at our table with one greeting us for 10 minutes. I had to approach the host stand to get someone to come over. Ordered a dish that was incomplete and cold. The server didn't check on us for a while and I was starving so i ate it any ways. I told him my feedback when he asked, and he took the drink off the bill which was nice. I wouldn't go back- there are many much better places in that same downtown area.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Early on a Tuesday evening, service quick, food done the way we asked, good company. Very enjoyable

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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Pleasant Sunday brunch. We had 2 vegans in our party, and while not a plethora of menu options, our server did know what vegans can and cannot have.

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Second time here, love the atmosphere, love the food!! So delicious and lots of interesting choices. The windows were open so it felt like a nice summer spot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Love this place we have eaten here before an chose to come here again to start out our married date night, before we spent rest of night howl at the Moon& down lounge club. Place is very inviting like your in own backyard having abarbecue inside gives that feel.wasnt disappointed at all food was xcellent and our server was very helpful she even came back to table make sure our order was right, thought that was efficent on her part. Shared a salad then thee chicken orange saffron
Plate so yummy, able to have a nice conversion without being. Loud to hear each other.tummies were full an happy ready to continue our fun night out. Highly recommend here this restaurant to anyone who wants to have dinner out.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Nice beer with moderate foods.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Tasty pulled pork and cornbread. Clever cocktails. The service was fast, and the portions were large. This was my 2nd visit, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a great meal before going to the Opera House.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Went here for dinner before a show at the opera house. Perfect location just steps from the venue, lots of choices, separate gluten-free menu with lots of delicious options. Got the tacos and a Cobb salad with chicken. The best bacon I have had it awhile! Service was fast and friendly. Would recommend and will be back!

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Had a good experience in this restaurant. Food was good, service is ok too. We had reservation for 7, hostess seated us on table for 6,didn't bring extra glass or silverware. It was 90 degrees out, they had all windows open, poor jadgment call on that. In addition they serve water with no ice, on 90 degrees weather!!!!! Was a little disappointing. But over all a good place

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on July 19, 2017

The food was great and the atmosphere was fun. The hostess was very friendly and I witnessed her keeping her cool with diners that didn't like the location of the table she assigned them. The only downfall is that the tables are very close together which decreased the option to have a private conversation without listening ears. It is very evident that the hostess goes out of her way to separate guests until the place gets busy.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Made an online reservation and was seated right away. It was very loud and extremely hot. It did not seem like the AC was on. Our waiter had completely sweated through the front and back of his shirt. It took 10 minutes to be acknowledged by a waiter, who poured us a glass of iceless water. We placed our food order with our drinks. 20 minutes later we had to flag down our waiter to check on the status of our food. He said he would go check and didn't ask if we needed another drink even though our glasses were empty. Another 20 minutes pasted and we still did not have our food. Because we were in the area to attend a show, we walked out without ever receiving our food. (We did leave money on the table for our drinks)

We made it to our show just in time, but with empty stomachs.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Our table was waiting for us when we arrived, menu prices were reasonable, and the service was friendly and efficient. Sadly, the food was mediocre at best. My daughter had the Cobb salad, which was unremarkable. My son and I each had the pulled pork sandwich.

Not sure how you can screw up pulled pork but the Back Deck does. Flavorless pork. A bland roll that crumbled, requiring us to eat with knife and fork. Insipid sauce. Bland slaw. A dish your middle school cafeteria prepared better.

We won't return.

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