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SorellinaSorellina
3635 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Amazing if there were a word even better than this I would use it! Food, service ambiance it’s more than amazing! More

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The Capital Grille - BostonThe Capital Grille - Boston
3794 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

Our waiter way exceptional! Made our anniversary a little more special ❤️ Food was fantastic ! More

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Mistral - BostonMistral - Boston
4168 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Always excellent, been there numerous times. Best lamb in boston. More

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Select Oyster BarSelect Oyster Bar
780 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

The tuna tartare and the bouillabaisse were outstanding. We loved our waitress too. The back room is a bit of a letdown but, at least, it was quieter. More

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Lolita Back BayLolita Back Bay
1004 reviews
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Mexican | Back Bay, Boston

Amazing service for birthday. Made a special fruity bday shot and didn’t request a cake cutting fee which is amazing More

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Grill 23 & BarGrill 23 & Bar
5513 reviews
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Steak | Back Bay, Boston

We love the food, atmosphere and service. Our new Sunday night ritual. Burrotta and prosciutto is perfection. More

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OstraOstra
1891 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Best restaurant experience in Boston. I travel for business and to date it has been my best food and restaurant experience. Exceptional seafood, service, and presentation! More

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La VoileLa Voile
3041 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

As usual, I love La Voile! The food is great and moderately priced. The service and wine collection is awesome! More

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Abe and Louie's BostonAbe and Louie's Boston
4544 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

They knew we were coming and that was nice to be greeted with our name/s ready. It was my wifes birthday as well. The real shout out goes to the server. Super nice guy and extremely professional. We would be back! More

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Atlantic FishAtlantic Fish
7892 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Excellent food and wine. Salmon tartare appetizer amazing. Our waiter was really knowledgeable and wanted to help make decisions. More

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DeuxaveDeuxave
3095 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

My husband and I loved it. We chose it for its convenient location for our evening, but we would make it a destination restaurant in the future. Spectacular food, wine at perfect temperature, superb service and a comfortable ambiance you can carry on a conversation in. Highly recommended! More

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Buttermilk & BourbonButtermilk & Bourbon
784 reviews
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Southern | Back Bay, Boston

Loved this! Food was great - all fresh, beautifully presented, great tastes! More

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Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantDouzo Modern Japanese Restaurant
658 reviews
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Japanese | Back Bay, Boston

They had wet wipes for us to wipe our hands with. Brought out an appetizer immediately after we ordered, and also offered recommendations. We went with the four rolls pictured, all spicy in some manner. The server kept our waters filled. I'm trying to figure out how I can visit again soon More

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UniUni
550 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Back Bay, Boston

From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with warmth and smiles from the staff. The cocktails were superb and the food was out of this world. Our server, the bartenders, hosts, managers, and food runners were all clearly professionals and it’s easy to see why Uni is one of the best restaurants in Boston. More

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Davio's - BostonDavio's - Boston
2059 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Great weekday lunch - quality food - outstanding service and atmosphere! More

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Mooncusser Fish HouseMooncusser Fish House
331 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Amazing place to go on a date. Love the ambience and service. The price is high but that is expected being a fancy restuarant. More

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Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel BostonBristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston
1295 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

This has been our go to place for years. Terrific staff and food is consistently fresh and good. More

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OAK Long Bar + KitchenOAK Long Bar + Kitchen
828 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Excellent food and service. Repeat customers are recognized and acknowledged. Experienced and professional bar staff. More

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Citrus & SaltCitrus & Salt
331 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican | Back Bay, Boston

Great date spot, delicious food and drink. Awesome decor too More

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Papa Razzi - BostonPapa Razzi - Boston
1311 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Great food. The service was terrific and the table was nice More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - BostonFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Boston
1844 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

Overall GREAT EXPERIENCE! Attentive and friendly staff! The food at the salad bar was fresh and good variety! My side dishes were brought to the table right before the churrasco experience and replaced when needed it., Our server was very friendly and the gauchos too also attentive and helpful! We had creme brûlée and chocolate cake, they were absolutely amazing! We truly enjoyed our experience! Bathrooms were cleaned and neat, we’ll definitely go back again! More

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Lucca Back BayLucca Back Bay
1556 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Food was spectacular! And our server made sure we had paced ourselves to give enough time to get to Symphony Hall but also not rush. More

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The Courtyard Restaurant at the Boston Public LibraryThe Courtyard Restaurant at the Boston Public Library
467 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | Back Bay, Boston

Lovely setting for tea with good service and delicious tea varieties and treats! More

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Top of the HubTop of the Hub
10335 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Service was very good, food was very tasty, and view was unbeatable! Makes for a great special occasion or just a delightful meal out. Special shout out to host, Ryan, who was extremely helpful and hospitable. More

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Bistro du MidiBistro du Midi
2556 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

I lean towards vegetarian and the menu was wonderful for my preferences - beet gnocchi yumm. Beautiful view and not at all rushed by our waiter. I plan to return. More

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Summer ShackSummer Shack
1627 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Given the dwindling options, a good choice for supper before Symphony. Exceptionally good oysters; broiled Gulf shrimp are overbroiled, but don't miss the sweet potato fries—light, crisp and delicious. Good wines by the glass in the $11-12 range. Friendly, snappy service. More

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Earls Kitchen + Bar - Boston - Prudential CenterEarls Kitchen + Bar - Boston - Prudential Center
566 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

The food was terrific. The waitress was a bit intrusive. There were open tables so there was not need to push us out. More

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Casa RomeroCasa Romero
623 reviews
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Mexican | Back Bay, Boston

We have been going to Casa Romero for almost thirty years; the restaurant has only gotten better. Its food is tasty and well-prepared; its servers are incredibly good-humored and patient; its ambience friendly and warm. More

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Precinct Kitchen + BarPrecinct Kitchen + Bar
416 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

Very nice ambiance! Loved the game of thrones theme! My boyfriend said the filet was one of the best steaks he has ever had. Impressed by the quality of food and level of service overall. More

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Stephanie's On NewburyStephanie's On Newbury
3237 reviews
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Comfort Food | Back Bay, Boston

If I come to Mass again I will definitely come back. Wonderful service and delicious food! More

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Sol Azteca RestaurantSol Azteca Restaurant
487 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Back Bay, Boston

We had a great experience at Sol Azteca. The food was absolutely delicious!! More

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Moon BarMoon Bar
36 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

I enjoyed my visit to MoonBar. Had to wait a half hour past my reservation time but the hostess was very attentive and kind. Drinks, food, and seating were all good. More

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PortoPorto
543 reviews
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Mediterranean | Back Bay, Boston

Our waitress was great and the food delicious. Maybe a better mix of wine prices. Will definitely go back More

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AstaAsta
17 reviews
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Modern European | Back Bay, Boston

Absolutely outstanding in every respect. Inventive, delicious dishes with imaginative wine pairings. Great service. Will come again! More

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Joe's American Bar and Grill - BostonJoe's American Bar and Grill - Boston
1332 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

The wine list was a bit pricey but everything else was great. We had a great server More

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Back Bay BostonDel Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Back Bay Boston
198 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

Excellent food, excellent service. It was an anniversary celebration and I appreciated the staff sending over free dessert. Porterhouse steak was fantastic, as were the starters. More

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Bar BouludBar Boulud
894 reviews
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French American | Back Bay, Boston

SO GOOD. so good. Worth every penny! More

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La Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly BostonLa Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly Boston
158 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Made a reservation for 7 for me and my friend on a Friday night for my birthday. Even after we checked in, we probably weren't seated until at least 10-15 minutes later, which is just something to keep in mind if you're on a schedule. We got the mozzarella and proscuitto with bread and olive oil and the cosacca pizza (tomato, pecorino romano, basil, extra virgin olive oil. Both were delicious if a little on the pricier side. We also order the al fresco and lampone spritz cocktails. The lampone spritz cocktail (Pallini Raspicello, Prosecco, basil syrup) was a little too sweet for my taste. Otherwise, we had a pretty good time. I would definitely save Eataly, or at least La Pizza & La Pasta, for special occasions or dates since it's a little on the pricier side for an everyday dinner. More

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Post 390Post 390
2355 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

The service and atmosphere was excellent. We dined upstairs but ordered items off of the Tavern's menu as well. All of the food was very flavorful and had a nice presentation. More

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Terra at Eataly BostonTerra at Eataly Boston
1092 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Food was delicious. Very cranky wait staff who couldn’t wait to be done with our table. A smile would have been nice. More

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MET Back BayMET Back Bay
1098 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Wonderful waiter Colin was attentive to all of us and made our experience great! More

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Dillon'sDillon's
122 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

The breakfast was hot and delicious. Great value! Looking forward to trying another meal there, maybe in outside seating in the summertime. I would have given ambiance 5 stars if we hadn’t had to listen to staff gripe in loud voices about coworkers. More

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Red LanternRed Lantern
1613 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Back Bay, Boston

Fun night at The Red Lantern. Kudos to the service and the food was tasty. Would recommend. Nice vibe. More

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BrownstoneBrownstone
417 reviews
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston

Girls night at a local bar. Bar ambiance. More

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Cafeteria BostonCafeteria Boston
1030 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

They could fix the heater but the food was great. More

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P.F. Chang's - BostonP.F. Chang's - Boston
34 reviews
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Asian | Back Bay, Boston

Great food More

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Basho Japanese BrasserieBasho Japanese Brasserie
574 reviews
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Japanese | Back Bay, Boston

Love this place! We go every time we are in Boston. More

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Trident Booksellers & CafeTrident Booksellers & Cafe
4 reviews
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Café | Back Bay, Boston

We were there weekday morning so it was quiet. We did not really eat so I am not sure about their food. A conveniet spot on Newbury street. More

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Fire + Ice BostonFire + Ice Boston
2468 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Great food and service. The cooks are talented and great at what they do. More

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Nahita Cocktails & CuisineNahita Cocktails & Cuisine
81 reviews
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Latin American | Back Bay, Boston

The food was great. The quest funded with chorizo was wonderful. The halibut tacos were excellent More

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SolasSolas
148 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Very nice staff who accommodated reservation requests. More

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TicoTico
1117 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Tico is a “go to” for us. Food is good, service is above average. More

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City TableCity Table
1084 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Great service. A gem for brunch. More

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Wagamama - Prudential CenterWagamama - Prudential Center
18 reviews
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Asian | Back Bay, Boston

Food was really amazing. Service is also good. I have tried almost everything on menu card and my favorite is Kastu Curry 🍛 More

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KashmirKashmir
742 reviews
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Indian | Back Bay, Boston

Nothing to write home about, but pretty solid food in a great location. Am happy with my experience and will dine here again. More

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Back Bay Social ClubBack Bay Social Club
623 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

We had a very enjoyable lunch -- very good food, comfortable and relaxing ambiance and an outstanding waiter -- we will be return customers. More

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Sonsie - BostonSonsie - Boston
2158 reviews
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International | Back Bay, Boston

I ordered the duck. Best I’ve ever had. The mussels appetizer was outstanding as well. More

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Legal Sea Foods - Copley PlaceLegal Sea Foods - Copley Place
2014 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

We had an exceptional waitress- Stephanie Gray. Couldn't have been nicer answering our questions and accommodating our requests. More

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Max Brenner - BostonMax Brenner - Boston
1712 reviews
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Comfort Food | Back Bay, Boston

So many delicious options here! We went with the fondue. I wish there was more fruit with it, but it was definitely fun! And will be sure to do again! More

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Mumbai SpiceMumbai Spice
99 reviews
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Indian | Back Bay, Boston

Thoroughly enjoyed our pre-theater dinner at Mumbai Spice. I'd booked a reservation the day before, so our table was ready and waiting for us. We enjoyed a couple of appetizers before the other half of our party arrived, and then a range of entrees. Everything was excellent! Service was prompt and attentive without feeling rushed. Prices, while on the higher side, are reasonable for the area. Atmosphere was very pleasant--would definitely return! More

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Rebel's GuildRebel's Guild
60 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

The food and cocktails were great. Service could have been faster acknowledging us sitting at the bar but overall our experience was great and will be back again. More

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Il Tartufo e Il Vino at Eataly BostonIl Tartufo e Il Vino at Eataly Boston
50 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Loved the pasta with shaved truffles! Our server Mark was outstanding. He recommended excellent wines to pair with our food and was pleasant, attentive and very professional. Will certainly return for another plate of beautiful, delicious pasta! More

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The WestlandThe Westland
41 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

We celebrated our grandmother birthday and there were food choices and drinks adapt for three generations. I had the scallops with a side of Brussels sprouts and it was good!. The food is better than Pub food and the service was excellent. More

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The Brahmin Restaurant & LoungeThe Brahmin Restaurant & Lounge
13 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Our server was wonderful a d charming and we got a lot of attention. It was a snowy night, so there weren’t many parties there. Great food. Very receptive to special requests! More

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M.J. O'Connors Park PlazaM.J. O'Connors Park Plaza
141 reviews
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Comfort Food | Back Bay, Boston

Mj o'connor is a "known" quantity for us. Sorry to see curry sauce has left the menu! Mac & cheese was great tho. More

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ChampionsChampions
43 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

This is a very good spot to stop for lunch within the Copley Place. The service is excellent, and I had one of the tastiest burgers I've had in a long time (accompanied by very tasty hand-made chips). And the price is right! More

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Kings Dining & Entertainment - Boston Back BayKings Dining & Entertainment - Boston Back Bay
97 reviews
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American | Back Bay, Boston

We had a great time for NYE! Dine N' Bowl is the best option and they had hats, noise makers and balloons! We had a lot of fun! More

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Tony C's Sports Bar & Grill - Boston, FenwayTony C's Sports Bar & Grill - Boston, Fenway
43 reviews
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Comfort Food | Back Bay, Boston

Fantastic place to go after the game. The food was very good, along with the service. More

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Back Bay Diners' Choice Winners

Back Bay's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
SorellinaSorellina
3635 reviews
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston

Amazing if there were a word even better than this I would use it! Food, service ambiance it’s more than amazing! More

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The Capital Grille - BostonThe Capital Grille - Boston
3794 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

Our waiter way exceptional! Made our anniversary a little more special ❤️ Food was fantastic ! More

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Mistral - BostonMistral - Boston
4168 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

Always excellent, been there numerous times. Best lamb in boston. More

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Select Oyster BarSelect Oyster Bar
780 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

The tuna tartare and the bouillabaisse were outstanding. We loved our waitress too. The back room is a bit of a letdown but, at least, it was quieter. More

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Lolita Back BayLolita Back Bay
1004 reviews
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Mexican | Back Bay, Boston

Amazing service for birthday. Made a special fruity bday shot and didn’t request a cake cutting fee which is amazing More

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DeuxaveDeuxave
3095 reviews
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French | Back Bay, Boston

My husband and I loved it. We chose it for its convenient location for our evening, but we would make it a destination restaurant in the future. Spectacular food, wine at perfect temperature, superb service and a comfortable ambiance you can carry on a conversation in. Highly recommended! More

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OstraOstra
1891 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Best restaurant experience in Boston. I travel for business and to date it has been my best food and restaurant experience. Exceptional seafood, service, and presentation! More

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Grill 23 & BarGrill 23 & Bar
5513 reviews
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Steak | Back Bay, Boston

We love the food, atmosphere and service. Our new Sunday night ritual. Burrotta and prosciutto is perfection. More

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Abe and Louie's BostonAbe and Louie's Boston
4544 reviews
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Steakhouse | Back Bay, Boston

They knew we were coming and that was nice to be greeted with our name/s ready. It was my wifes birthday as well. The real shout out goes to the server. Super nice guy and extremely professional. We would be back! More

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Atlantic FishAtlantic Fish
7892 reviews
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Seafood | Back Bay, Boston

Excellent food and wine. Salmon tartare appetizer amazing. Our waiter was really knowledgeable and wanted to help make decisions. More

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Discover Back Bay

Overlooking the Charles River, Back Bay is a vibrant blend of Boston's old and new. Defined by Boston Commons on the east and Fenway on the west, the neighborhood is a thriving business center, bustling shopping venue and popular sightseeing area. Historic Copley Square sits at the center, surrounded by some tempting eateries. Although Boston may be best known for its seafood, Back Bay restaurants dish up plenty of delicious food besides steaming bowls of clam chowder. Active by day and night, Back Bay eateries include sidewalk cafes, Italian trattorias, coffee bars and upscale bistros serving cuisine from all over the world. Innovative chefs use fresh ingredients and farm-to-table fare to add a sophisticated twist to classic comfort food.