Back Bay Social Club
I went to celebrate my birthday with a large group and had so much fun! Our server was amazing at making sure we had everything even though it was a busy Friday night. Will definitely be going again.
Turns out to be a great place for Thanksgiving. I was alone for the holidays, but had an amazing meal at Back Bay Social Club.
The prime rib Saturday special was absolutely to die for. Might be the best prime rib I’ve ever had. Great atmosphere and location!!
We had a wonderful experience. Our table was ready on time. The waiter was very friendly and helpful with suggestions to items on the menu. We were there for close to 2 hrs on a busy Saturday night and never felt rushed or as if they wanted us to wrap it up. Over all is was great night out with the girls.
"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The bone in ribeye was amazing and the social burger is soo far one of the best burger I ever tried.Everyone loved they half roasted chicken and the scallops
.Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."
Great food and service
We went for brunch on Sunday and it was terrible! Extremely understaffed and no one knew who was responsible for our table we had two different servers who were not communicating at all. We ordered drinks which did not hit the table for 30 minutes and we asked multiple times and each time they said they were coming. Both servers cane to the table at different times saying that the ice tea had to be remade because they had to throw it out which I do not believe and definitely not customer service. I also ordered a small stack pancakes and the bottom pancake was so hard I could have used it as a frisbee. Even though we complained a manager never came to our table which is quite unacceptable. No one seemed to want to take responsibility for the situation and kept blaming the ice tea which is quite laughable. Definitely not the usual service standards... and the food was questionable
Food and service was fantastic great place to meet friends. Drinks are a little pricey but not much more than other venues on Boylston.
We didn't receive our appetizer until 45 minutes in, no main courses until an hour 15 in, and no refills on beverages were offered.
Service was not good. Short saffed, food came to the table cold. Very disappointing.
Great location, great restaurant and food. The staff is so nice there but I won't forget the waiter Antonio(Tony) he made sure I was comfortable and satisfied with the chicken and waffle meal I ordered. Great place to just chill and eat out with friends, and it's right across from prudential center and basically a few minutes in front of Newbury street for people who are shopping around or travelers touring Boston. I definitely recommend the restaurant.
Good drinks, quick service
Overall, I recommend against it. Three of us got pizzas and none of us liked them. Waiter was nice but clueless, although the manager was very professional, responsive, and nice. Way too many other good options in Boston to waste your time or taste buds on this place.
It was too hot, too noisy and the service was terrible. Not enough servers for the number of reservations.
Great place for brunch. Awesome server and atmosphere. Chicken and waffles were great and can’t beat the dollar oysters.
Food was decent, but what was really off-putting was the horrible service. It wasn’t even busy during brunch, but the staff was not attentive at all. We had to ask for water to be refilled! Not a great experience
The service leaves a lot to be desired. Several of the things we discussed with out server were not executed at all. I ordered a blue moon with an orange and specifically asked for the orange when he didnt mention it and it still came without one and I had to ask again. I ordered cheeseburger eggrolls which were fantastic. My scallops were also cooked perfectly. However the risotto that accompanied them was bland and tasteless. It pretty much ruined the dish. My wife ordered clam chowder which was mediocre at best. It was a nice place for young people to gather and drink if they weren't expecting too much from the dishes. It was clean and nice. I wouldn't mind getting a drink and aps there but wouldnt go out of my way to visit again.
I went with my 20 something son and friends and they loved it. For me there was no air conditioning and and the food was super heavy. I wouldn't go back but my son really liked it.
Inside was too loud. Ate outside which was very nice.
Way too loud to eat dinner in there at 7pm at night. We couldn't have a conversation at all. It was more like being in a bar with the music so loud. The calamari is good but you get more peppers than actually calamari so I'd skip that. Short rib sliders are very good. Service is hit or miss....we've been several times. Not rude or anything but another restaurant that thinks it's appropriate to clear empty tables while no one is waiting for them instead of waiting on their current guests. It's ok. I wouldn't ban them but I wouldn't race back either.
Classic American tavern but lots of good food and drink options. One of my favorite places. Great for groups of friends, birthdays, etc.
The service was very slow, and no one explained why.
First time dining there for quick dinner. Great service. Excellent cocktail. The short rib dinner was tasty, a bit under cooked but very flavorful. The roasted root vegetables were flavorful slightly mushy finely julienned cut. Overall reasonably priced. Would return.
Delicious burger and fun atmosphere to watch the game!
The dollar oysters (weekdays 5-7, weekends 11-3:30) were a good deal until they imposed a limit of one dozen. Also, they have Down East cider on tap.
Service is truly horrible. Waiters are slow and always walk quickly past your table without making eye contact. Other than the oysters,the food is horrible. Everything is overly flavored and unnecessarily heavy with too much oil, cream and butter.
Also, we had been going twice a month for a year for the dollar oysters but suddenly yesterday we were told there is a one dozen limit.
Lovely patio on a beautiful night. However, the food was fair and service somewhat loose.
It was nice eating outside on a pretty, sunny day in Boston. Bread basket was the best pasrt of our brunch. Tried to love the flight of Bloody Mary's but the tiny mason jars they came in made it so hard to drink them.
Graduation dinner. Forgot to specify we were dining with my 90 year old mother and they sat us upstairs. No elevator. She slowly climbed the stairs and we had a nice dinner
We (Berklee College of Music) have many luncheon events at Back Bay Social as it's a convenient location, and we've never had any problems. They always have provided great service, have friendly staff and the food is good at a reasonable price.
the 5 of us were brought downstairs which had a terrible odor as soon as you descended the stairs. Service was average. Waitress never smiled but gave the illusion she cared. Two orders of salmon were tasteless and pizza was salty. My 23 yr old son and his friend thought the food was fine. He had brisket/Mac and cheese and friend had chicken and waffles. Probably should have ordered a burger! Not worth the Benjamin!
Was there early in the evening (6:30). Had a reservation, but didn't need one. Food was decent and service was fine.
This restaurant has a good, convenient location. Nothing otherwise extraordinary about it - just good pub food for when you are in the mood. Would be nice for them to up their beer/wine game to become a bit more interesting. I hope when I return again they have.
The service was alright. We ordered food specifically and it didn’t come out correctly. Also don’t get the bagel and lox. We had high expectations being Jewish and loving bagels and lox and they didn’t meet them. The lox was toasted and there was no cream cheese on the bagel.
7pm dinner for 2. Had to scream across the table for conversation. Service was extremely slow and our waiter was not knowledgeable. Food is cheap but decent at best. It’s bar trying to be a restaurant. Not worth the time compared to all other options in Boston
The food was delicious and was quick to come out of the kitchen. Service was good, however took longer to get our drinks than our appetizer and the server could not answer some questions about what ingredients were in a drink (when the information was not listed on the menu) and what the frozen drink of the day was, however to his credit, he may have been new. Even with that, our server was very friendly and checked up on how we were doing and if we were enjoying our food. Overall I think it was a great place and would definitely go back!
Everything was amazing! Great service and food! I had a big party of 20+ and a good time was had by all! Thanks!!
Unique food options. Fantastic drinks. Overall great experience.
April 15, 2019 meet up to watch daughter and daughter in law run marathon