Boston Back Bay Restaurant Recommendations

Courtesy of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Abe & Louie's
793 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 536-6300

Abe & Louie’s sets the standard for the classic American steakhouse, offering unparalleled flavor combinations and undeniably superior service with an air of timeless sophistication. Award-winning signature menu items include prime aged midwestern steaks and fresh seafood accompanied with seasonal produce and more than 200 globally sourced wines.

Atlantic Fish Company
761 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 267-4000

A landmark for Boston’s best seafood, Atlantic Fish has been serving New England’s freshest catch since 1978. Menus are printed daily to reflect quality offerings, sourced straight from the harbor every morning.

Back Bay Social
867 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 247-3200

Located on Boston's ever thriving Boylston Street in the heart of Back Bay, Back Bay Social is Boston's neighborhood restaurant and bar for traditional fare, unique cocktails, extensive tap list and laid-back atmosphere.

Bar Boulud, Boston - Mandarin Oriental, Boston
776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 535-8800

Chef Daniel Boulud's Bar Boulud, Boston is a French-inspired bistro and wine bar, featuring local and seasonal dishes, traditional French bistro fare, signature charcuterie, and an impressive wine cellar.

Bistro du Midi
272 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 426-7878

Bistro du Midi showcases modern Provencal cuisine in a warm, welcoming, and beautiful setting. Inspired by the ingredients and culinary techniques of the Midi region in France, executive chef partner Robert Sisca presents modern, ingredient-driven creations that are at once refined and approachable.

Brasserie Jo - The Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 425-3240

Brasserie JO is an authentic brasserie serving the casual French specialties of acclaimed chef Jean Joho. Styled after 1940s Paris, the restaurant also offers an extensive wine and beer selection. Voted best after-theater dining by Boston magazine.

The Capital Grille
Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 262-8900

The Capital Grille boasts an atmosphere of power dining, relaxed elegance and style. Nationally acclaimed for dry-aging steaks on the premises, the Grille serves classic steak house fare such as chops, large North Atlantic lobsters and fresh seafood. Open nightly for dinner. Serving lunch during December.

Champions at Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 927-5304

Champions is Back Bay’s entertainment and dining destination. With New England’s largest 12 x 24-foot viewing screen, more than 36 draught beers on tap, creative cocktails and a modern all-American menu, Champions is the new sports hero on Boston’s restaurant and nightlife scene.

City Table
65 Exeter Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 933-4800

Executive Chef Dennis Wilson creates contemporary American cuisine with a casual approach and an emphasis on fresh and organic ingredients. City Table features a private dining area resting beneath a gold leaf ceiling which is available for parties, business meetings, events, and private dining for up to 32 guests.

Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
75 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 357-4810

Offering the finest cuts of meats, homemade pastas, fresh seafood and more. Enjoy a lighter fare late night in the spacious bar and parlor area that includes pizzas, salads and burgers. Located in Park Square, a short walk from everything important and fun.

Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar
79 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 422-0008

Doretta, a derivative of the Greek word “Doro” (meaning “gift”) is Boston’s first stylish Greek Taverna. Located at 79 Park Plaza at The Heritage on the Garden, Doretta embodies the simple, approachable, and bold flavors that make Greek cuisine so popular. Chef Michael Schlow pays homage to his wife Adrienne’s family's recipes, with an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced, seasonal cooking; the menu features delicious and deceptively simple Greek dishes where guests will find everything from fresh whole fish, tender grilled octopus, traditional village salad, to slow roasted lamb shoulder. The restaurant features an incredible international wine list, craft cocktails and extensive beer selection.


FiRE + iCE Restaurants
205 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 482-3473

FiRE+iCE is a create-your-own-meal concept that goes beyond your wildest expectations when it comes to satisfying each and every appetite. From seasoned foodies who demand a range of herbs and spices to stubborn children who refuse to eat anything that’s “touching green stuff”, anyone can create a delicious meal at FiRE+iCE.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
200 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 585-6300

Fogo de Chão, located in the heart of Back Bay, is Boston’s authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse. Fogo offers a prix fixe menu that features a selection of 16 cuts of meat carved tableside by Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs. Perfect small or large groups, with (6) private dining rooms to accommodate 10 to 130 people.

Joe's American Bar & Grill
181 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 536-4200

Joe’s American Bar & Grill serves a fresh take on American classics alongside your all-time favorites, from prime burgers, seafood and authentic comfort food to pastas, soups and light salads. Discover the bold flavors and high-quality ingredients you crave, all with a signature New England legacy.

50 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 266-2695

Kings is a gorgeous 24,000 square foot entertainment facility with a capacity for 540 guests. This elegant, upscale art-deco facility features 16 ten-pin bowling lanes, 8 billiard tables, 3 bars, a full-service restaurant/lounge, 5 projection screens and 22 TVs. Great for corporate events and celebrations of all kinds.

La Voile
261 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 587-4200

La Voile, "the sail" in French, is a small authentic French brasserie with a nautical theme. It was imported from the South of France, where it was one of the oldest and most appreciated restaurants in Cannes. Decor and staff were all brought over, assuring its authentic French cuisine, service, and atmosphere.

Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place
100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 266-7775

Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker for Boston’s iconic restaurant.

M.J. O'Connor's
27 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 482-2255

MJ's Irish Pub is the ideal location for your next gathering. Soaring stone hearths and cozy seating areas make the perfect backdrop for parties and events. With lively bar areas and a warm, inviting atmosphere, we’re a great option for casual cocktail parties and seated dinner engagements.

Max Brenner - Chocolate by the Bald Man
745 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 274-1741

Considered one of the very best dessert destinations, Max Brenner encourages guests to experience chocolate with all five senses through chocolate pizza, fondue, crepes, waffles, choc-tails and more.

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen - Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
138 Street James Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 585-7222

Welcome to OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, a new, American brasserie style restaurant located in the heart of Back Bay. OAK is a bold, inspired dining concept, bringing you hand crafted, specialty cocktails and a farm-to-table menu featuring locally sourced ingredients.

Papa Razzi
159 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 536-9200

Enjoy lighter, fresher, more exciting regional Italian cuisine in an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere nestled on Newbury Street between Exeter and Dartmouth Streets. The menu features made-to-order pastas, signature salads and thin-crust pizzas.

Post 390
406 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 399-0015

Post 390 is an urban tavern serving refined American classics familiar dishes made from the finest local ingredients. Located in the heart of the Back Bay, Post 390's tavern decor is polished yet comfortable featuring two lively bars, fireplaces, open kitchen and dramatic city views.

Precinct Kitchen + Bar - Loews Boston Hotel
154 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 532-3827

Restaurant and bar concept offering a menu of Boston favorites and classic cocktails. Dishes are traditionally inspired, playing off beloved New England classics yet innovative and contemporary in their approach.

SELECT Oyster Bar
50 Gloucester Street
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (857) 239-8064

Select Oyster Bar, the first solo venture from chef Michael Serpa, is a neighborhood oyster bar and seafood restaurant in the heart of Back Bay. Select offers fresh, local seafood with Mediterranean influences in a cozy brownstone space. A carefully curated raw bar, creative crudo, and thoughtful fish entrees round out the menu. A seafood centric wine program features classic pairings as well as off the beaten path selections is the center of the beverage program, alongside artisan cocktails and craft beer.  Conveniently located directly in front of the Hynes Convention Center.

Sidebar & Grille- Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
Phone: (617) 236-2000

SideBar & Grille is a chic and contemporary restaurant and lounge featuring flavorful American cuisine at comfortable prices. Enjoy our appealing menu of mouthwatering appetizers and delicious dishes in a casual atmosphere.

Smith and Wollensky - Back Bay
101 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 423-1112

Smith & Wollensky offers one of the most unique dining atmospheres in the United States, complete with five private dining rooms in the stone and brick historic castle. Built in 1891, the restaurant originally served as the headquarters for the First Corps of Cadets. This truly is one of Boston’s premier event facilities. The menu features dry-aged steaks and seafood and can accommodate functions and receptions up to 800 guests.

Sonsie Restaurant
327 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 351-2500

Located in Boston's historic Back Bay. Oldest restaurant on Newbury Street. The place to see and be seen.

STRIP by Strega
64 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 456-5300

STRIP by Strega, an all-new, high-energy concept by famed Restaurateur Nick Varano, fuses together the look and feel of a sophisticated, uber-modern steakhouse with that of a sleek, high- end lounge. STRIP by Strega is a neighborhood destination that caters to guests seeking a premier location for a business meeting and those winding down after the workday, while simultaneously serving as Boston’s epicenter for exceptional, inspiring dishes, creative cocktails and upscale nightlife.

Summer Shack Boston
50 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 867-9955

Award-winning restaurant specializes in seafood and New England-style dishes. Conveniently located within walking distance of the Hynes Convention Center, Fenway Park and many hotels. The philosophy behind Jasper White's Summer Shack is 'Food is Love' and proof is in the dishes. Customized menus available for groups. Will close to public.

Tico Boston
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 351-0400

A place that doesn't take itself too seriously. Tico has a fun, sexy atmosphere, delicious and unpretentious food, amazing cocktails, cold beer, lots of tequila, cool music and great people watching. Tico is all about your good time. Conceived by Chef/Owner Michael Schlow and designed by David Manfredi of Elkus-Manfredi Architects, Tico is a new and exciting style of restaurant; American at its core, yet influenced by Schlow's travels and love for Spain, Mexico and South America.

Top of the Hub Restaurant & Skywalk
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199-8001
Phone: (617) 536-1775

A landmark Boston restaurant located at the top of the Prudential Tower, Top of the Hub presents a very creative American menu highlighted with fresh local seafood. Award-winning pastry chefs prepare an array of unusual and delectable desserts. In addition, this truly inspiring setting offers breathtaking panoramas of Boston and beyond, providing a unique dining experience for every occasion. With the backdrop of the glittering skyline, Top of the Hub's spacious Lounge is tops for Late-Night Dining, accompanied by Live Entertainment nightly.

Towne Stove & Spirits
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 247-0400

Located in the heart of Back Bay, Towne stove + spirits is a definitive neighborhood restaurant for people from all walks of life. Chef Joel Portillo's menu of refined comfort food classics served alongside handcrafted cocktails makes Towne a vibrant hangout at any time of day.


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