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Back Bay Social Club

#552 of 2,415 Restaurants in Boston}
€€ - €€€American, , Gluten Free Options
867 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2774
+1 617-247-3200
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (33 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
867 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2774
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The places close to Fenway are over crowded over noisy etc. etc. To avoid this we made a reservation at Back Bay Social and were pleasantly surprised. The wait staff was attentive as well as management who stopped by to check on our comfort. The...More

Thank msnanalou
Erica D, Operations Manager at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest - Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Back Bay Social. We are delighted to hear your positive feedback. We truly appreciate your nice comments. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Please email us at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a Lobster Risotto meal, (although mine had been over seasoned with the salt), washed down with a reasonable bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. It wasn't cheap but it was generally fine. Note - in this area and most of wider Boston, a bottle of...More

Thank CCR_GR
Erica D, Operations Manager at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest - Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Back Bay Social. As we pride ourselves on delivering an excellent dining experience, we fell short during your visit. Please accept our sincere apology for the shortcomings you experienced. I do...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

The service and cocktails were great, but the burger was a big disappointment. I had heard about their pricey burger with a brisket blend and thought it was worth a try. If you are charging $23 for a burger, it had better be perfect. It...More

Thank Elise M
Erica D, Operations Manager at Back Bay Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest - Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Back Bay Social. As we pride ourselves on delivering an excellent experience, we have unfortunately fallen short of our goal during your recent visit. Please accept our sincere apology for the...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We had lunch between a walking tour of the City, the waiter was very attentive however the food was only ok. We had chicken wings which we slightly over- cooked and some bruschetta plus wine and a beer. Good place for people watching and across...More

Thank SimonTHull
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We loved it! Local beer, local oysters, nice atmosphere and friendly, attentive stuff made our first dinner experience in Boston just fabulous! Tastiest oysters we had so far!

Thank Marina K
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The wait staff are pleasant and attentive. The location very good with an opportunity to sit inside or out. The food is definitely mediocre bar food. The bar selection is extensive.

Thank CaptPete43
Reviewed 7 June 2017

It was a pleasantly cool June evening in Boston and I managed to get a nice table outside at the Back Bay Social Club. The door staff was welcoming and the vibe was good. I went with a mission: I was in the mood for...More

Thank lostinw1
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Went with a party of 25 from a Road Scholar Program on a Thursday night. Place was packed, noisy and service slow We arrived a bit after 6 PM. A sign over the bar said "$1 oysters" so I asked the waiter what was the...More

Thank Afoodie65
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This was a great choice right in the heart of the Copley Square area! We had a huge party and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. The lobster roll was excellent! The beer selection was great and the wine was good too! We had...More

Thank Stacey T
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick late snack. Had the house beer, very nice, and the Chardoney which was also tasty. We ordered a pizza but regretefully it was more crust than substance. Topping was limited to the middle portion and the crust was too much....More

Thank swampykevin
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the
heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and
the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable
skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock
Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit
Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques
– as well as every other kind of store imaginable –
all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 867 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2774
    (Fairfield and Exeter)
  • Public Transportation: Back Bay Social Club is located near the Prudential Center station T stop on the Green Line.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-247-3200
  • E-mail
Inspired by a time when social clubs served as the mainstay for cocktails, conversation and community, Back Bay Social Club invites those with a craving for delicious food, a laid back vibe and good company to stop in and stay a while. Red leather booths, dark mahogany bars, black and white tiled floors and pressed tin ceilings set a scene reminiscent of 1960’s Manhattan in this two-story Back Bay restaurant. The menu of American favorites is available until 1:30am daily, one of the few in the area to do so. The well-rounded menu offers something for everyone, such as The Social Burger, a carefully-sought blend of dry-aged beef smothered in onions and cave-aged cheddar, and fun daily blackboard specials. Beverage Manager Tom Masticola, who launched No. 9 Park’s thriving bar program, is the mastermind behind riffs on classic cocktails like The Club High Ball with Sazerac rye and Maine root ginger beer and the White Russian made with house-made coffee liquor. With its friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and food from Open to Close, Back Bay Social Club has something for everyone.
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