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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

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MET Back Bay Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Good for a Date (10)
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Fun (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Romantic (5)
Business Meals (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined a day ago

Excellent brunch -- quality of food and friendliness of service top notch. Really cool space; feels elegant but prices are reasonable for the area.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Met Back Bay was our choice for a one night stay in Boston while on business. We wanted somewhere close to our hotel at Copley Square, a broad range of menu options, a place not too loud to allow for business conversation, but one that provided a great ambiance and welcoming environment. Our food was quite good. The oysters and lettuce wedge were great appetizer choices and the pasta with scallops and filet migon were very good, although my colleague was disappointed in the small size of the scallops. The chocolate cake dessert was not good, it was hard and stale and wasn’t as decadent as we would have expected. The price point was just fine and the noise level and ambiance was perfect. It was a strong choice and we are very happy we came! We will return again on future trips to Boston but will definitely pick a different dessert! :)

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Love the MET Back Bay. My sister and I go all the time! Such a variety of food options.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

While there were very few people there, one family celebrating a birthday truly made it
unenjoyable. Children screamed, yelled, cried, had the run of dining room with parents and grandparents running behind. Older child actually thru something at grandfather. They blocked door to bar area with a stroller. Kept waiting for staff to trip over them. Baby ran
into full food tray. Feel management should have stepped in , not only for patrons , for their
own liability. Our Waiter was wonderful and patient. We so looked forward to your meal,
however, while food was good we did not enjoy.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We sat for over 30 minutes before we even got served water. Service was very slow but the food was good and outlets waiter was very nice; just very slow as well.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always exceptional food and service! Great atmosphere and location.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Way to expensive for what you are getting. Great ambiance, service and drinks, but very expensive for small portions.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Brunch at the bar was a little pricey - $50 after 20% tip for 2 burgers and 2 coffees - but food and service were both good!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing bloody Mary’s! Pricey but fun!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The menu was not the same as on open table. It was very different. If I weren’t in a cast, we would have left. Just overall disappointing.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server, Felix, never greeted us. We actually didn't even see him until halfway through our meal. We had to ask someone else if he was our server (he wasn't), but he took our order anyway. We asked for small plates twice before we got them. The server never checked in or asked if we needed more drinks or anything. It was okay food, terrible service, but fine ambiance. I was very, very disappointed.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We came for the hot chocolate flight, it was good but got cold too quickly. Nice atmosphere.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Birthday lunch. My burger came incorrect and by the time I got my burger my friends were done eating. My coworkers fries were cold and a new order arrived after my second burger.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We decided to go here for “taco Tuesday,” and it did not disappoint. Great value in the taco deals!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Exceptional food!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Awful service. Such a disappointment for a nice space. Took 20 minutes before anyone even brought us water and that’s after we had to flag down a bus boy to ask for someone. Also messed up our order twice. Great food but won’t be coming back

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our waitress is always awesome - Anica!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 30, 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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 (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 16, 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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (San Francisco)·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 5, 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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