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Back Bay Social Club

#586 of 2,447 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” (41 reviews)
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867 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2774
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1 - 10 of 170 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 15 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 8 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 3 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 20 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
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Food of a very good quality. Found it difficult to speak due to noise levels very busy. Staff were attentive and our waiter recommended a fantastic peanut butter desert which we all enjoyed.

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The fries were soggy and overcooked (I am not quite sure how they did that...). I noticed that all of the other parties around us had fries that looked the same. The mussels were few and not at all interesting. The other dishes we had...More

Thank BNK40
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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