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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, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; 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:
Parking available on Newbury, Boylston Street, and surrounding streets.

Public Transit:
Green Line T Stop is Copley

Executive Chef:
David Daniels

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

Specials

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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MET Back Bay Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (10)
Fun (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
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Good for a Date (10)
Cozy (9)
Casual (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Receive and email to book brunch on MLK. Made a reservation and arrived at 11:30am. I decided to have the pancakes, red, white, and blue. Come to find out, the restaurant was out of blueberries. The a person in my party order the turkey club and to find out the turkey wasn't was still being roasted.

I was disappointed to find the MET was not prepared for the MLK brunch I was told in their email I needed to rush to make a reservation.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I like The MET. Head there for brunch often, waitstaff is good, portions are a little big, but they do justify the prices. Certainly recommend it.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The make your own bloody mary bar brought us into the restaurant for brunch New Years Day 2018. While the cocktail and avocado toast did not disappoint, the service was extremely poor. Our server was inattentive and our food/drinks took way too long. Additionally, it was very crammed in the dining room upstairs- waiters and guests alike brushed the table every time they passed.
I have been previously to the bar downstairs which seems to operate better.
Overall I would recommend because of the quality food, but the restaurant in general does not live up to its hype.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Loud techno music playing, service was good, food OK. No potatoes? Weird.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great ambiance. Great Food. Great Service. I really liked the number of bar seating areas that were available. Very nice!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent make your own bloody Mary’s

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

just awesome awesome food and service

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We LOVE the Met Bar.... the food is totally delicious, good for vegetarians ( I have 3!) and their
avocado toast is to die for....great , friendly service and just amazing food !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Foods are too salty for our family. Salmon is very very thin for the price.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great lunch w old friends . Everything was delicious and we were at a window table.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

MET Back Bay has one of the best weekend brunches in Boston. You need to order the Nutella French Toast, even if it's just for dessert. You won't regret it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was OK
Atmosphere very good
Service was very poor - when the food was served we had to sit and wait for the cutlery to be given to us for the main dish. During the meal - there was no waiter around to ask for a second glass of wine - by the time he was there we had finished the food.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Casual
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was great and a fun atmosphere. The only thing is we waited for a server to get to us for awhile when we first were seated. They did accommodate us happily as we did add a person to the reservation. Food and drinks came fairly quickly after ordering. I think we also needed to find the server to get the final bill.
For the most part though - good food and lively atmosphere - great for a group.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was really slow.

We ordered a hot chocolate flight that didn’t come until the end of the meal and we had to remind the server that we ordered it.

One party got the wrong meal and had to wait for the correct meal while we all ate.

Another party was never served the side ordered and then was told they couldn’t make it.

Not a great experience but the hot chocolate flight was delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very energetic restaurant that's lots of fun for groups both large and small. The food will satisfy almost any taste. The hamburger (house or hamburger bar) is especially nice.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Always tried and true! Great service, food quality and choices and great natural light!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dublin)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We found the menu somewhat limited; that said what we had was good. The service was a bit lacking.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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