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Nightlife & Restaurants in Back Bay Boston

When you eat out in a new destination, you experience the city by way of its best flavors. And in Boston, there’s a lot to dig into. From long-time favorites like lobster rolls and cannolis to new foodie fixations like craft beer and culinary fusions, Boston features a little bit of everything. Fortunately, the Back Bay is at the center of it all.

Just steps from our front doors you’ll discover a world of flavors. Sip quality coffee for breakfast, eat seafood for lunch, then swing into a cozy pub for happy hour. Rumor has it you can even find Boston’s best lobster roll just down the street.

If food is your passion, Back Bay is the only place you’ll want to stay. Discover the best restaurants in Back Bay Boston for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beyond. 


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The Friendly Toast

This local favorite diner serves every meal of the day, though you can't miss their creative twist on breakfast staples. Try the Apple Crumble Pie Pancake or the Lobster Haul Benny or even just eggs your way. 

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This French bistro-style restaurant serves up coffee and pastries during weekdays, as well as their take on a Weekend Brunch. Choose from brunch classics like quiche, breakfast sandwiches, and a raw bar. 

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Featuring their own roasts of carefully sourced coffee, Pavement Coffeehouse is the perfect place to get a morning pick-me-up. Pair the perfect cup with homemade bagels and breakfast sandwiches. 

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Tatte Bakery & Cafe

Start your day with a pastry at Tatte. What once was a stall at the Copley Farmer's Market is now a brick-and-mortar cafe featuring homemade bread, croissants, muffins & teacakes, plus a brunch menu. 


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Saltie Girl

It wouldn't be a trip to Boston without a little seafood. Start with Saltie Girl, a Bay Bay favorite for chowder, bisque, fried lobster, and more. You can also dig into dishes like waffles with sweet corn butter.

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Get your Greek food fix at GreCo. This lunch spot features mouthwatering gyros, filling salads, and a whole host of homemade dips to make each bite unique. Don't miss their Greek-style donuts. 

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These salads have taken over the lunch scene in Boston. Swing in for a quick bite on your way to your next adventure. Their fresh and inventive warm bowls and salads can be ordered online. 

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Stephanie's On Newbury has been feeding Boston since 1994. Lunch at their eatery features all the best things about breakfast and dinner. Dig into omelettes, crab cakes, black bean burgers, and burrata. 


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Atlantic Fish Co. 

Find Boston's best seafood at Atlantic Fish Co., just a short walk from Copley Square Hotel. Treat yourself to an appetizer of beef carpaccio or super-lump crab cake, then move on to fresh seafood. 

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Tico Boston

Tico Boston doesn't take itself too seriously, which is convenient since they feature tons of tequila. Though it is in American restaurant, it's inspired by Spain, Mexico and South America.

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Top of the Hub

This eatery serves up not just award-winning dishes, but also panoramic views of Boston. From 52 floors up, feast on shrimp cocktail, lobster rolls, and truffle or rosemary and garlic fries. 

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Douzo Sushi 

Take your love of seafood to the next level at Douzo Sushi. Enjoy fresh-made rolls, seaweed salads, and warm dishes like gyoza. Douzo also offers grilled options like black cod and rack of lamb. 


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A carefully crafted libation in the once famed speakeasy? Head right downstairs. Storyville serves up joyful libations in a historic space which was once a Prohibition Era speakeasy during the Prohibition Era. Head to Storyville for a fresh spin on cocktail classics.

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Club Café

This high-energy club is a landmark of the Boston nightlife scene. Featuring a cabaret and dance club and open seven nights a week, Club Café brings plenty of spirit to the Pledge of Allegiance Building. Come for dinner, stay for dancing. 

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Solas Irish Pub

For those who want to go out but aren't big on dancing, there's Solas Irish Pub. The festivities begin at this pub with happy hour, popular among neighborhood locals. But pub goers often stay late into the night to enjoy a pint and a late-night menu. 

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Bowling never goes out of style, at least if Kings Dining & Entertainment has anything to say about it. Their Back Bay location features bowling lanes, arcade games, plenty of pool tables, and tons of flat screen TV's for catching a game.