What Insiders Are Saying
The Backdoor is a speakeasy with bartenders who know what they’re doing, and a food menu from Roxy’s next door.
Food was terrible and it was difficult to get the waiter to come to our table.
Good food and good atmosphere. My only complaint is the service. It took someone almost 15 minutes to even come to our table so we could order drinks or food. Once the food came, our server never came by again until at least 20 minutes after we'd finished our meals. We never got checked on or drink refills. I'm more than willing to give it another shot, but service was seriously lacking.
Tried this place on a whim while visiting Fredmont. Foods ok - nothing extraordinary but still good. I had the fish tacos and enjoyed them. Enjoyed the decor especially the chandeliers. Would Recommend going here as a an early bar stop if going out for the night. Large mixed drink menu and several mock tail options if your the DD or don’t drink.
Food was not good and drinks tasted like fancy well drinks. Cool place but the food was not even good pub food. Maybe would go back for well drinks but not a great dinner date place.
The ambiance is very nice! Speakeasy all the way. I had a drink date and enjoyed the atmosphere. The service could be better...waiter didn’t really pay much attention to us and we had to utilize someone else.
There is tons of drink options and the food was great as well. Its dimly lit and in the outside you question if you're at the right door making the experience even better.
When everyone's having a great time in this place, it's hard to hear the people you're with. I was belting my voice with all my diaphragm and was still repeating myself while pressed into the ear of my guest. Beautifully decorated and has a delightful selection of cocktails to try.
Super helpful and patient staff who helped having 2 tables for 4 each side by side when we started with a much smaller number. Plus the cocktails were great, food good and price was more than correct. Will definitely come back!
I loved this place! The drinks were amazing! They know how to make an amazing cocktail. The food is ok, I certainly wouldn’t go out of my way for it, but it is fine, and it helps to have something to eat while drinking those tasty beverages. The service was also fantastic. Lastly, they validate parking for two hours in the pay lot connected to the building, I found that out after I paid, oh well!
Great place to get together for drinks and reasonably priced food. There is a lot to choose from and their happy hour is fantastic.
The food was great. The place was full so it was noisy-not really great for intimate conversation. But that’s ok since we were there for the food. We would definitely come back and explore more of their menu options.
Food and drinks were great. Just took a while to get service
Always a great place for cocktails!
Great I place,fun atmosphere, just an all around good vibe.
There was one person for the whole restaurant. One person to seat you, take orders, make cocktails and drinks, deliver food, check on you, etc. It was obnoxious. I felt bad for the poor guy, he was working hard, but you can’t properly attend to everyone’s needs with ONE staff member. Because of this, I won’t be back.
Great atmosphere and drinks. Our waiter was so helpful and friendly. Drink menu was so extensive that he ordered our drinks based on our tastes. Very tasty.
Great funky place with a cool vibe. The cocktail menu is very eclectic and interesting.
Little too loud but great overall
Damn good cocktails, food was great too. Cool, kitschy place. Trust the bartenders with the "
Ya Gotta have Faith" – give them a little guidance and let them run with it – worth it. Staff was attentive and had great recommendations! Looking forward to getting back.
Second time going. A little louder this time, but still not bad at all. Love the house mixed cocktails. Definitely worth making a date of it.
Great food, awesome venue, but having a single server who doubles as the host cover the entire restaurant is insane!
Ambiance is fun and there are a ton of options on the menu. The drinks were delicious. Our server was inattentive though and for a speakeasy, the music was louder than expected.
Oyster shooters- no beuno. Fritters- yummy! Crab cakes- fishy tasting. Nachos- yum!! Chicken fingers- very good.
Service was great when we arrived, but then we were forgotten. Ordered decaf coffee at the end of the meal and it never came.
Great space and ambience though!
They welcomed us in short notice and were friendly through the night. Great weekend scene.
This place was very cute and seemed very promising. Unfortunately both of my drinks (alcoholic and not) were not good and I didn't end up drinking them. The chicken wings were rubbery, and most of the food was not great. The curried cauliflower was the only saving grace but unfortunately it could not make up for the rest of the meal.
Love the ambiance! Great overall experience. Excellent service. The fried pickles were awesome! The Backdoor Manhattan was very tasty. The Woodchuck cider was good. The Truffle Burger with bacon was most excellent. The Backdoor burger was delicious. Finally, the rum and coke was also very tasty. Would have liked it much better if we weren't freezing from the a.c. exhaust above us. Definitely recommend!
This was not the restaurant that we thought we were going to, but the food and drinks were great!
Did not eat dinner here, came strictly for late night cocktails. Loved the vibe, fantastic service, amazing cocktails. Will definitely come back!
Great food and drinks. Service staff was wonderful - very charming and great recommendations. We had a really good time!
We had an amazing evening here!! The food was awesome, we had a booth for the evening (that he even saved for us while we went for a walk after checking in for our reservation), and the drinks were absolutely delicious! We asked him to make something with bourbon and grapefruit, and it was everything we could've hoped for and more. The bartender was also super friendly. We would definitely go back!!
Great bartender, knew the extensive bourbon selection very well and was wealth of knowledge.
Windowless disco atmosphere, seems like the focus is on cocktails, the food was mediocre.
Everything was great price, atmosphere, service BUT the food was just okay.
We really liked the ambiance of the place. It was our first time eating here but I think we'll definitely give it another chance. The BBQ brisket was nicely flavored (tho the Texas toast needed to be more toasted). We liked the curried cauliflower as well.
Tasty fare on the happy hour menu, and enjoyed the hard cider they have. As it's 21 and up only (didn't know this before arriving, but not an issue for us), couldn't take the family. I especially commend them on their variety of small bites. Only thing they could improve: why 3 falafels on the falafel bite plate? There should be 4, especially for sharing (1 1/2 is awkward).
Great, diverse menu of food options. Excellent craft cocktails of all varieties. Very poor, disorganized service that led to long wait times and confusion as to who was waiting on us.
It was really chilly inside!!
So this is basically a neighborhood bar that has placed a tremendous amount of emphasis on the quality of their cocktails and ZERO effort on their food. Went in and ordered a couple of drinks which were VERY good. Then the food came. Was told the oysters come already shucked and they get them fresh every "couple days". That should have been first clue that that may mean every 4 or 5 days. Mine were edible but NOT fresh. Then came chicken wings....overcooked and TOUGH! Literally could not eat one because I couldn't get my teeth through it. I believe these were probably in the deep freezer too long and should have been thrown out. Finally the nachos.....Served cold and with....wait for it.....concession stand cheese sauce. Told them they were cold and they were going to take them back and make another order. I told them not to bother because we weren't interested anymore. They DID take it off the final bill as should be expected. This place can be FANTASTIC with a complete redo of the bar menu.
Good ambience, cool vibe. The cocktails were decent. Possibly the best fried pickles I've ever had.
Good drinks, good food good times