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Party Size
For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
9:00 PM
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Back Deck

4.1
812 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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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.
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Phone number
(617) 670-0320
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Sussman
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of Washington
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Parking details
We offer night and weekend parking validation of $2.00 off for local area lots.
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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.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 812 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HarryC 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great spot for a reasonably priced high quality meal in an area flooded with overpriced alternatives. Server was great, place was full but still got us everything in an appropriate amount of time. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

The drink selection was good and the service was quite good, but the food was a little boring and overpriced. Great location.

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vipnorthendmom (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Perfect for pre/post theater. I ordered the thai chicken salad and it was delicious!

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Cricket (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Pleased with our service. We had a reservation and were asked if we were going to the theater which we were. We were seated almost immediately despite the crowd waiting. Our waitress was prompt and the food came out in a timely fashion. We both had salads that were fine, the winter salad with chicken was lacking the walnuts which I guess they had run out of. Wine was good. I would go back to the Back Deck,

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great find, walked by this place many times but decided to try it before going to the Opera House. Was very happy we did! The food was outstanding! The value was great too, we will definitely go back!! I was a little disappointed with our server , I understand there are a lot of folks having dinner before a show, but I didn't find her attentive and we had to ask for things rather than her coming and seeing/asking if we were ok. But I would still recommend going.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

2nd time there. It is a great place for dinner after a visit to the Opera house or Paramount and a fun area

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LoriM (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We were heading to the theater and wanted to have dinner beforehand. The food was delicious, very fresh and the service was so quick! We had plenty of time to spare! Small plates and large which was great - you can’t take left-overs to the theater! The manager came by to ask how everything was, I like that. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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Visiting (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The quality of the food was poor. One person order a turkey burger which was very dry. The other person ordered the Thai salad which uneventful. Was in a booth which used cloth cushions which very stained.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great restaurant to go to before the theatre, as it is close to The Boston Opera House and the Paramount. Excellent food, not too pricey and fast, efficient service.

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judith (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We enjoyed our meals pre theater. Food served hot and drinks good. A great buy in the heart of theater district.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great location for convenience to theater. Scampi was just okay. I think I’ll have better luck trying the burgers.

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vipRedsoxfan1964 (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great spot right for dinner right near the theater! We have been a couple of times and will go back again. Very good food, service is usually quick and pleasant. Downsides - tables for two are very close together so at times it almost like eating with 4 strangers (2 people left, 2 people right) so certainly not a place for private conversations over dinner - tables for 4 are fine so go with friends! Menu is a little limited - but what we have had is very good.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food and cocktails

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a great time at The Escape Room (no, we didn't make it out) and then walked 4 doors down to the Back Deck and had a wonderful meal in a fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Not bad, but service was a bit slow. It was one of only a few places in the area that could quickly seat 5 on a Friday night, which is why we chose this restaurant. Nothing bad, but nothing great about this place.

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Hungryguest (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Server was great. Salad advertised as big but was pretty small, although tasty, and overpriced. Ambiance not great-felt like I was in a cafeteria. Would go back for quick bite if other places were full.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Went here before seeing a show at the Boston Opera House. Good service and food, awesome proximity to show venue

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Lioretti (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great spot for brunch. Gluten-free options appreciared.

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Tableoffour (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was excellent, from the hostess to the waitress, to the food runners. The food was okay. It wasn't bad but it wasn't wow we definitely need to come back.

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Dssull (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place!!! Would def go again. Great location. Good food.

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gfchica (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was good and I felt safe that my meal with gluten free. The service was good, if a bit slow but I think they cut a lot of staff because it was close to closing on NYE.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome food and wine. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food

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vipMTVessel (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was fantastic. Very creative variations on familiar dishes. Food is aboce average. And rhe appearance was pleasant. Thats where ut ends for me.
The service was below average.
We were seated in a spot where my
chair was in a walk way and i menrioned it was a bad spot (plenty of tables were open elsewhere) i was assured it would be fine and was not offered another table. Sure enough i had to keep moving my chair to let servers by.
The chairs were "back deck" wood chairs that were very unconfortable and painful after a long stay. A cushion would help. Waitress was not knowledgable of ingredients of dishes and was quure slow. We waited a long time for check, then an added 15 minites to pick up oayment. In an uncomfortable chair.
The manager came around and asked how everything was, i told him i was unhappy with location and why, and he said hopfuly you can enjoy the rest of your meal (this was after the people on ither side if my chair had left).
Its too bad, because the food was awesone.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Loved their different menu choices and the wings were excellent ad was the eggplant spread. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Had an excellent meal with attentive, prompt service.. we will definitely be back!

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vipAriella (New England)
1.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

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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Ginny (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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Gen13 (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

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!

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