MET Back Bay

4.3
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1286 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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vipJamalhP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The atmosphere was great; the bar filled mostly with young professionals.

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DanR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing! Lots of options, very affordable. The ambiance was great for a nice Sunday brunch. Highly recommend!

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MichaelS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Not good. Waitress never asked if we wanted drinks, failed to check on us during dinner. Food was average and my steak so tough to cut, decided to stop eating it. Too bad - great location and had good reviews. Sorry I canceled my alternate reservation.

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bones
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Lunch was terrible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
67 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation here to have a business lunch with two business associates. When we arrived at the restaurant there was a sign up that said it was closed for renovation. At no point did anyone call us to notify us, or communicate with us otherwise. It was very embarrassing and very inconvenient my two associates and I stood out in the rain scratching our heads figure out “OK where do we go for lunch now?”

And OpenTable your point system sucks. It’s confusing makes no sense and you don’t give out rewards like you used to. The only reason why I use your app now is so that I can make reservations at the restaurants that I like to go to. But I’m finding that the prime times are never on your platform because good restaurants don’t have to be on OpenTable to sell seats during prime times.

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BrendaD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS! WE WENT ALL THE WAY OVER THERE AFTER MAKING A RESERVATION THROUGH YOUR WEBSITE. WHY WASN'T THIS INDICATED PREVIOUSLY?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Open Table confirmed this reservation. When we arrived there was a sign on the door CLOSED. Not a good result.

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BebeL
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up to the restaurant for a reservation for my 21st birthday brunch for 10 people and it was completely closed with no warning. Ridiculous that no one would have told us that it was going to be closed because we spoke to people on the phone about the reservation multiple times.

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vipAliF
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was incredibly slow and the general experience disappointing. It took upwards of 25 minutes to receive our drinks. The order came out wrong and the waiters were completely understaffed. The wine for the meal did not arrive until after the entree was served and finished. People around us were getting up and leaving because waiters were not coming to their table. Overall we were very disappointed with our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful staff all around, delicious food, beautiful decor.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines date! Very friendly staff. Well sized menu, both food wise and drinks/wine. Priced accordingly. Would come again!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Music playlist was strange for occasion

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Valentine’s day

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KarenS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful, sunny setting. Wonderful place for lunch with friends.

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CCCBoston
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My team had a fun lunch there last week. Restaurant was very busy but everything went fairly smoothly.

JB
JenB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The hostess was great and saved us a table by the window since it was my birthday. Service was a little slow, and the elevator did not work (had checked beforehand to see if they had an elevator for my Mom who doesn’t do stairs well).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Oysters where amazing. Burger was fantastic too. I see why it’s a 30 dollar burger. Steak tips for the win though! Amazingly good though.

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JohnG
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal and the service was outstanding

JB
JasonB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Always way too dark

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vipSusanB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

I love the ambiance here - nice windows overlooking Newberry street but the food was awful. Chicken Caesar salad was so mediocre and the chicken was hard as a rock and not not fresh. Tuna sandwich tasted very fishy. Not a good experience unfortunately. They did reduce the bill for the chicken problem. Appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We received very friendly, attentive service.
I had the Bolognese. It was good. My friend had the massive burger. He seemed to enjoy it. Dining room is lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience here at Met... servers was knowledgeable and friendly and the food was fantastic and tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We love The Met Back Bay and usually experience better. Food was just ok and service was slow so not one of our better dining experiences here.

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vipGlamvol
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch with views of Newbury Street.

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AmandaT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our server was really great and handled our larger party very well. The food, however, was not what we were expecting and definitely not worth the prices that we paid. Two of us ordered the corned beef hash and the root vegetables were undercooked, but the corned beef was overcooked and hard.

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mrop
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and service were great! I highly recommend building a custom bloody mary if you go for brunch!

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vipTasha
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy this restaurant. Speed of service is impressive for lunch time and the service is great. The food is awesome.

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EileenS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. We all had something different and our waitress was kind enough to make us aware of options available. Would definitely go again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend is An executive chef and we both put this in our top 5 burgers in the country. Beautifully cooked, amazing sauces that don’t overwhelm, outstanding presentation! Get the MET burger, I always will!

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JeanB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Hello,

I have worked/lived in Back Bay for many years, but returned this week after several years since having lunch with you. The food was excellent; the service excellent; but it became almost impossibly loud with music and a full room of guests by 12:15 pm. Our conversation was very difficult to hear and we had to leave to talk elsewhere. I'm not certain I will return.

Dr. Jean Bellows

MB
vipMichaelBK
Austin
36 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Austin and frequent the Met when in town.
The only critique I have is that the Coconut ice box pie should be served closer to room temperature to enjoy the flavor. Only as it warmed up was it the enjoyable treat I . When served it was too old and lacked flavor.

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MissyM
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

3 out of 3 meals wow not good at all. Sorry, was so looking forward to going there and won't be back.

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IndiaC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Glad to have gotten a last-minute reservation on a Saturday night! Service was good (nothing crazy but no complaints) & food was delicious & reasonably priced. would have loved bread or something to start but not a dealbreaker by any means -- would definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I dine at the Met frequently but food was sub par tonight, ordered the chicken parm for 2 and it was slightly tough and salty. Had to send a martini back, tasted very funky. Guacamole was good!

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vipkristinrae
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I’m here to save the rest of you from a wasted and overpriced evening. Went with grown son and husband for dinner. We live in NYC, a great restaurant town - but are frequently in Boston so I know there’s good food there - just not the MET. First, the noise level is intolerable. You cannot have a conversation. Tables and seating are cheap - just functional. The server rushed us from Minute 1. I watched and they were all doing that - trying to clear tables as fast as possible. You barely finish a course and the next one is on the table. The food is mediocre at best. Forgettable and dull. We all had different mains and they were just...average. Which would be fine if you were at Applebee’s. Oh and please don’t order the “winter salad”, a heaping bowl of large kale leaves with almost nothing else. It was inedible. My glass of Sancerre was priced like a good Sancerre - $16 - but was most likely a cheap white. On a positive note, the bread was warm. How anyone gives this place a good review is beyond me. Trust me - if you care about food or a “nice evening” out, keep looking. Shame on these owners for the rip off that is The MET

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Open seating in bottom floor for Sunday brunch—all went very well with food just what we wanted.

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Kate
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Server was slow and forgot several items. Wine was served after the meal andonly after my husband left the table to find the server. The tuna and salmon tartare and the bolognese were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service. Avocado toast did not have avocado in it, and ginger ale didn’t taste like it had ginger. Otherwise all good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Lack luster not a recommendation for breakfast.

MC
MichelleC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very slow service. Were at the restaurant for just over two hours and had a salad, a pasta dish, and a desert drink.

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