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About MET Back Bay

Located in the heart of Boston's posh Back Bay neighborhood, MET Back Bay occupies an historic 1877 brick townhouse on the corner of Newbury & Dartmouth Streets. It has been meticulously renovated & is modern, elegant & comfortable while paying homage to the classic style & timeless beauty of the building & surrounding neighborhood. MET Back Bay's menu blends new American cooking with contemporary continental cuisine & embraces quintessential New England ingredients.There is an atmosphere of hip sophistication with an unparalleled food experience full of fresh ideas & historic perspective. MET Back Bay provides a complete & varied dining experience. If you're in the mood for a quick, casual bite at the bar or a long, festive & elegant dinner for family & friends or an intimate midnight snack in a romantic corner, you'll find the perfect spot at MET Back Bay.

279 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am - 3:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Newbury Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 267-0451

Website:
http://www.metbackbay.com/

Parking Details:
Dinner

Public Transit:
Green Line T Stop is Copley

Executive Chef:
Brady Duhame

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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MET Back Bay Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.8

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
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Comfort Food (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
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Fun (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Cozy (6)
Casual (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
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Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
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Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We love coming to The Met Bar for a family get together. There portions are very big, so be careful ordering. Our waitress was superb at our last visit. Thanks!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Great salads with a variety of protein options. Upstairs is much better and nicer than downstairs where one can smell dirty rags.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

The waiting was awfully long due to some unknown service and technical problems

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for the Christmas hot chocolate flight and they said it went bad. We were not able to have this advertised product. When we went to pay, the credit card machine was down. My salad was good but the presentation was poor and very messy to eat.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were in a hurry squeezed by traffic getting into Boston, and theatre ticket. We were graciously greeted and seated. The Library offered a n atmosphere that en courage conversation. We enquirer about quick entree options. We were quickly told of our best options and we both chose the Tu au poivre which quickly arrived and was delicious!

Bar service wS Quick and drinks arrived as requested and were very good. In short, while we arrived tense and a bit worried about timing. We had an excellent meal and got to the Huntington just in Time!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was top notch and portions are huge. Also, I was late for my dinner reservation and called ahead to tell them. They were very accommodating and said it wouldn't be a problem.

Open Table says there is valet parking. I drove up and didn't see a valet, so I left my car and went in to inquire. They said they don't have a valet. I ended up parking across the street at the parking lot, because I was already late and could not find on street parking. It cost me $42.00 for about two hours, which is outrageous. If I had known, I may have taken the train.

We were seated right away, which was nice. But it was SO dark at our table! I understand ambiance, but usually if it's that dark, there are candles and there weren't. No bread is given while we were waiting, but there were endless refills of water. We waited a rather long time for our meal and again a long time for dessert.

The food was amazing! We got the Chicken Parmesan, which had a really interesting presentation. We were told that it looks like a pizza, which it does, and that is serves 2-3 people. It probably serves more like 4, depending upon how much you eat. We had leftovers for both of us. It was delicious and the pasta that came with it had a nice kick to it in terms of spice.

The desserts were delicious and beautiful. My friend got the mocha milk and cookies. The milk had whipped cream on it and she loved it. There were 3 huge cookies. I had one and they tasted homemade. Delicious! We were given the dessert menus after asking for them. After much deliberation, I ordered apple pie, then was told they were out. Why wasn't I told that before I ordered? I ended up ordering the chocolate cake with ice cream. Again, huge and beautiful presentation. I ate the ice cream, which was surrounded by nuts and fudge sauce, so it was like a sundae. I was too full to eat the cake and brought it home. Have not eaten it yet, but I'm sure it will be divine.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food and Bloody Mary’s were great . Kevin was a great server

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Lovely day visiting Boston , we read about the Holiday hot chocolate flights, the kids loved them, we had the Paris and LA burger , server was friendly, we would recommend and return ! Thanks for making the trip special

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Cheese plate came with one date and one small buscuit, no other accompaniments. Food was mediocre. Their special hot chocolate flight was all cold. Will not be returning.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Helpful staff and high-quality food, but a crowded, if convenient, location on Newbury St. Lacks the quiet refinement of the Natick Mall location. Menu could be more extensive and enterprising.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service and good food. Reservation was easy and seating wasn't an issue.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fun
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had to choose a restaurant for Brunch for 7 women. We are from out of state. We were all extremely pleased with our meals. Thanks MET Back Bay

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Overall excellent food and service. We will be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were there for an early dinner at 6.30pm and our waiter informed us that the restaurant was already out of the steaks, which really didn't leave us with much choice for main courses . How does a restaurant run out of meat so early on in the evening on a Saturday night?!

When it came time for dessert, he also informed us that the restaurant is out of Green Tea. 2 of my friends ordered ice cream for dessert, and the ice cream that arrived were crystallized and of poor quality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our server Amanda did an outstanding job taking care of one of our guests with a dairy allergy. Service was great, and the food was delicious!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

After ordering two different things off the menu and being told they were out of both items I left the restaurant. The appetizer I did eat was good but I was disappointed that they didn’t have much to offer.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The waiter did not seem to care all to much about our table. Seemed like he hated his job, which took away from our experience. The omelet was also pretty bland, could probably cook a better omelet myself, and the avocado toast had more of the other ingredients than actual avocado. The rest of the food was very good though and I would go again to try lunch or dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The restaurant was extremely hot especially in the small both they placed us in near the wall. Chicken parm was a must but it was hard to enjoy food and drink as we were both overheating.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Not the best experience... my medium rare steak tips were medium well, plate was looking as they forgot it somewhere... it was my son’s bday and his burger was also not the best we had and we go to MET a lot. Overall, we ate in 40min and gave up on dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Celebrated a special birthday in the private room and everything was great! Service outstanding

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Location location location! Great atmosphere and outdoor dining option! We were lucky enough to get a table in the front bay window overlooking iconic Newbury Street! Decor is beautiful and great ambiance! Food was good but could have been better! Biscuits were doughy. French onion soup was good but not enough bread and gruyere cheese on top. Artichoke was delicious but difficult to eat the way it is served. Mac and cheese was great according to my daughter. Husband sirloin tips were a bit dry. Service was great! Will definitely recommend and return next time we are in Boston!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Average college food; add cheese and/or bacon, and it must be good. Uninteresting menu and service.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

This spot was amazing and almost perfect for our 50th birthday party. There was some food not delivered in a timely fashion and the waiter forgot about us for a bit but I just have to say we forgive them and we were relaxed. Not a big deal but... it could have been.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Sat in a good section except the bar tender was the waitress and barely took care of us. Had to get up and ask for things at the bar since the waitress wouldn't even notice us calling her over like she said to do. Also request a dessert to be brought out for a birthday but they obviously forgot since they brought the check over even before asking if we even wanted dessert or another drink. Very disappointing service because we usually love this place. If that had been my first time there I wouldn't go back. It was just poor service and unfortunate they ruined a surprise dessert at the end after I even talked to the hostess about it and made a request on open table for it to happen.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Place smells musty...service was bad, food was ah

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Service was poor !
Food was cold and overcooked !

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Enjoyed our meal and great service. Our reservation notes did mention that we would like a space for our stroller, but we were told when we arrived that we could not bring this upstairs. It wasn't a huge problem, but would have been nice to have been addressed when the reservation was confirmed. Might not rate as "kid friendly" if a stroller is a problem. Will be back regardless, but this is a small thing that seemed worth mentioning.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was very good and portions were pretty big. Some of the dishes were a bit expensive but the atmosphere helped make it worth it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Coffee machine was not working and they recommend 20% as a basic tip and 25% as a good tip which is obnoxious. I suggest the staff be paid better if you're suggesting such a high tip . Plus I'd booked a table and was a 5 minutes early waiting for my son to arrive and even though tables were available they wouldn't let me sit down and order a drink or any food at our table.
for an expensive restaurant ...poor

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Not sure what has happened at this restaurant. Went on a Sunday night during regular dinner hours and there was practically no waitstaff. Burgers came out well done when we asked for medium. Their usual Paris burger did not have a delicious oozy egg on top but rather a fully cooked egg adding to a more disappointing experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Love this spot, have been quite a few times for brunch, lunch and drinks. Figured it would be a great place to bring my family when visiting for brunch.

Open table allowed me to make a reservation at 8:45 am, I also received a call to confirm my reservation. However when we arrived at 8:45AM we were told they were not open until 9 and we would need to wait. Which is fine, we went outside to wait until then. Two of the people in our group went inside to use the bathroom a couple minutes before 9 and over heard two employees talking about our party. Very rudely talking about each other about how annoying it was that people were here before they were open and it's closed don't come until we're open..

The hostess came outside to get up because our table was ready and sat us outside at a great location. I mentioned to her that I made this reservation online on open table. She made it seem like they were well aware of the issue (clearly have not done anything about it) so I told her to please not have her employees speak about your guests in the bathroom.

Besides this the food is always great here and the server we had was pretty good. One thing I would note is NEVER ever take food off of a table that you already placed &I then bring it to the correct table. Big NO, very unsanitary. Either leave the food or throw it away.

Bottom line, great food (always is) but the front of house staff needs some serious training and hospitality. Kitchen deserves an A+ as it's the only reason I would give the Met Back Bay anther chance.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The omelette was a little tasteless but everything else was good.

Tags: People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The food was delicious, we were there for brunch and we all left overly full and happy. Our only complaint is that service was super slow. The restaurant was not very busy and we still had to flag down our waiter several times and it took 20 minutes to get our drinks.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Would not recommend it for dinner.
Food was average, nothing worth describing, air conditioning was way too cold. Asked to have temp adjusted, finally moved our table.
Would recommend it for lunch or brunch. Hadn't had a bad experience during those times.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

MET Back Bay offers straight-forward, tasty food. Their burgers are very good -- with truffle fries -- as are salads and steaks. Mac & cheese and short-rib nachos looked great but I didn't get a chance to taste. The service can be slow, and when busy the waitstaff can appear overwhelmed, so I'd recommend eating in the bar downstairs if you want to get in & out quickly. Some might find it too pricey when compared with chain restaurants in the area, but the food is cut above so you'll pay more. Overall, a good, dependable choice when on Newbury Street.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food is always good here, especially for lunch/brunch, though the service this time was a bit slow and inattentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This establishment is gradually declining. We were a party of four and all of the food was passable, although just average. The standards and quality used To be much better

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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The food is always delicious whether for dinner or brunch and the staff is very attentive. The Sushi-Salmon is amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Restaurant was quiet but service very slow. Took a very long time for appetizers and food was slow coming out. Overall just not a great experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Service was incredibly slow, the waiter was brusque to the point of rude, and the food came out really cold and dry like it had been sitting out for quite some time.

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