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Back Bay Social Club, Boston, MA

Back Bay Social Club

4.5
4.5
857 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located on Boston's ever thriving Boylston Street, Back Bay Social is Boston's go-to restaurant and bar for traditional American fare, live entertainment, unique cocktails, and laid-back atmosphere.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 247-3200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Cardozo

  • Private party facilities

    Back Bay Social located on Boylston Street in the Back Bay has completely revamped its private dining options. Featuring its newly re-done downstairs lounge area that can accommodate up to 75 guests for a seated dinner or 150 guests for a cocktail reception, Back Bay Social is the perfect destination for a larger, unique corporate function. Back Bay Social also has a wide variety of entertainment options for taking your event to the next level. These include: live music, DJ, cocktail classes, custom cocktail lists, live video feed, and even a large projection screen for your favorite film or even the big game! Please contact: mjspencer@backbaysocial.com for further information!

  • Private party contact

    mjspencer@backbaysocialclub.com: (617) 247-3200

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Gloucester and Exeter

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Back Bay Social Club is located right across the Prudential Shopping Center as well as the Hynes Convention Center. The closest T stop is the Prudential Center Stop on the Green Line.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 857 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. MP

    MikeP

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great little restaurant and bar on Boylston Street. Only complaint is we waited a while before being served but it didn’t really dampen our experience.
  2. TV

    TimV

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had made reservations on New Years and were seated right away. The food came quickly and was very tasty. The short ribs were delicious and the steak frites were also tasty but a bit overcooked for a medium rare request. The portions were very large. Despite it being a sports bar, we were seated at a booth had no issues with the noise.
  3. M

    Mike

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The place is closed! Yet my online reservation was taken, and a reminder sent the day before! Imagine my surprise when we showed up! Crazy!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience here would definitely recommend people go here whether casual or for special occasion. Everything was great from the service to the food and everything in between. Would highly recommend
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pretzel bites, fries, and pasta a la vodka are 10/10!
  6. F

    Fiona

    New England

    121 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Its always fun to go to Brunch and there are lots of choices. They are all about the same in terms of pricing and offerings. The Social Club is no exception. The hostess was welcoming and very pleasant and our waiter - tho harried - was efficient and very good at his job. We all found our meals nicely prepared and tasty. My only problem was that my English muffin for my Benedict was not toasted - not pleasant tasting. But - I would go back and just make sure I requested a toasted one.
  7. DD

    DonnaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was attentive! And was able to even make the dinner a little more special with a birthday cake and song 🎂🎂🎂
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed and welcoming environment. The food was fresh and well seasoned with prompt, friendly service . Will definitely go back ;)
  9. J

    Joanie

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Table for two was tiny and very close to two other tables for two. Wine tasted as if it had been opened too long. Salmon entree was great. We made reservations there because it was recommended on the website for the Boston Pops. It’s a very casual restaurant with a young vibe. With reservations at 5, we were able to finish in plenty of time.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great chicken and waffles, we got tots, and fantastic Monte Cristo
  11. S

    Seaworthy

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Seated in the downstairs, it looked and smelled like an old bar The room temp was quite chilly. Server disappeared after bring food which was well plated but did not taste fresh. Soda was flat. Would not recommend
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! The dinner was fresh and fantastic! The service was great as well. Will definitely be back when we come back to town.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Not a good experience … will not be back
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a romantic date night!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Non-pretentious, welcoming and value for money are the top three reasons I keep coming back….oh, and the burger!
  17. N

    Neighborhoodjoe

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was prompt, friendly, and attentive without being overbearing. The food was nicely presented and very good. The music, however, was a tad too loud.
  18. DC

    DrCria

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the fish and chips. The food is very affordable. The service was great, friendly staff. The place was bustling with young diners enjoying the lively and loud pop music.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Buffalo Cauliflower was delicious! veggie Burger also very good. Our server was great, just super busy-but it was. Friday night so expected!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Food quality was poor. Menu sounded good but it’s just a miss. They cut corners everywhere. Would NOT recommend this place.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in Boston, service, food and ambiance were amazing. Definitely try the espresso martini
  22. PM

    PatrickM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure dining here. We were a little late and they were happy to accommodate us. Got the meatloaf sandwich and a boulevardier. Love it here.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time.
  24. M

    Marlene

    San Diego

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great Brunch menu with lots of variety, one of the better ones in the area. We all enjoyed our selections: Breakfast Scramble Flatbread was excellent and egg dishes were good; potatoes with the eggs were overcooked, though. Overall we were very pleased and would definitely return. We were at a table in the back, which was great for our group except that it was pretty dark, especially for a daytime meal.
  25. MP

    MickeyP

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We went for Sunday brunch and were mildly disappointed. Mimosa's were tasty but served in small water glasses. Coke was served with no flavor and flat (our server took away the drink and never returned a new one or anything else). Chicken and waffles, wing appie, breakfast sando were terrific. Bananas Foster French toast was slightly burned but the sauce was delicious.
  26. SZ

    SteveZ

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived 30 minutes before reservation. Promptly seated. Very broad menu choices. Food excellent. If there weren’t so many choices in the area, would definitely eat there again.
  27. V

    Vzls

    Fort Lauderdale

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great ambiance and great service.
  28. S

    Ss73

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Nice to sit outside. Food was average. Entree was cold at
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Not awesome but not bad either. Tavern food stepped up a notch would be my opinion. Service was excellent.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The menu posted on OpenTable does not match the menu at the restaurant. Everything we were looking forward to eating wasn’t even on the menu. OpenTable needs to update their website with accurate info.
  31. KT

    KimberleyT

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, close to Fenway. A bit loud inside.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Awesome brunch menu!! Food was delicious and we had a great time. Wish they had bottomless mimosas. Kind of pricey for one bottle of champagne.
  33. JL

    JovannyL

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    The service and food were great, no complaints there! The outdoor seating area, the tables are super small to hold plates especially when you have a party of 4. My group had to put masks, cell phones and keys on the ground. When we were done our drinks we couldn't even place our glass on the tables because they were too small and the plates were taking up the spots on the table.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our waiter was wonderful, food was good
  35. n

    nhlakegirl

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Music loud, room dark, food was just ok.
  36. M

    Mike

    Omaha

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    It was a busy evening with the employees stretched to cover their tables. We waited for 50 minutes for our food, and it arrived less than hot. Our waitress did not reappear after taking our orders until she presented the check.
  37. DM

    DavidM

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good here. Service was fast. Always a good time
  38. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The atmosphere was great. The food was good but the portions were really too big. other than that, the staff was great and I'd recommend Back Bay Social Club to anyone.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I’ve been to Back Bay Social many times, but not in a couple years. The restaurant was playing extremely loud music, louder than I recall in the past, and since it was more than half empty the music was somewhat echoing. While I understand it’s also a bar, it was early in the night (7:30pm) and no one was really at the bar, everyone was sitting down for Dinner. We asked to moved to the outdoor patio because of the noise but we weren’t moved because there wasn’t a table initially, then seemed like the hostess and server forgot that we asked to move. Then we asked if the music volume could be lowered and our server said she would speak to the manager, but nothing happened. I will note I had my 73-year old mother with me who was not ok with the noise level, I’m in my 30s and I could tolerate it but it was difficult to hear anyone at my table speak. I will not go here for dinner ever again, while the food was decent, the restaurant is way too loud for anything but drinks at the bar and only suited for a younger crowd.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    It was cute nothing was super impressive or noteworthy

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Back Bay Social Club is rated 4.5 stars by 857 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gloucester and Exeter

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Back Bay Social Club is located right across the Prudential Shopping Center as well as the Hynes Convention Center. The closest T stop is the Prudential Center Stop on the Green Line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Cardozo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 247-3200

  • Private party facilities

    Back Bay Social located on Boylston Street in the Back Bay has completely revamped its private dining options. Featuring its newly re-done downstairs lounge area that can accommodate up to 75 guests for a seated dinner or 150 guests for a cocktail reception, Back Bay Social is the perfect destination for a larger, unique corporate function. Back Bay Social also has a wide variety of entertainment options for taking your event to the next level. These include: live music, DJ, cocktail classes, custom cocktail lists, live video feed, and even a large projection screen for your favorite film or even the big game! Please contact: mjspencer@backbaysocial.com for further information!

  • Private party contact

    mjspencer@backbaysocialclub.com: (617) 247-3200

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