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About Back Bay Bistro
New American Menu serving cut to order Prime Rib, NY Strip Steaks and Flat Iron Steaks. Fresh local seafood, veal, chicken and pasta dishes. Entrees are served with choice of fresh sautéed vegetables and a baked potato or garlic mashed. Plus you will enjoy a family style salad and our own homemade focaccia bread and dipping oil. Come discover for your self why we were voted #1 New American and caterer by PHL 17 Jersey Shore Hot List. BYOB
Villas, NJ 08251
American, Italian, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:45pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:45pm, Sunday: 12:30pm - 3:45pm.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm.
Weekend Brunch: Saturday: 8:00am - 11:30am, Sunday: 8:00am - 12:30pm.
$30 and under
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
You will hear sounds of Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and many more like artists.
Catering weddings, private parties, special events, back yard BBQs and more.
Parking on the South and North of Building.
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Back Bay Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Had the whole family together and needed a table for 9 for dinner and the Back Bay Bistro delivered an excellent meal for all. Our server, Krysta was new and she was attentive and an excellent server. The food was great, our daughter had the penne pasta with vodka sauce & shrimp and she accidentally left her leftovers which we enjoyed the next day for dinner, mmm. Our neighborhood gem continues to deliver excellent food, service & satisfied customers. Thank you.
Waitress was so preoccupied, she delivered wrong entree to my fiancée, then when we ordered dessert, we asked for a coffee and a tea, these never arrived!
After we finished dessert she was no where to be found, although the dining room was almost empty by then. When she finally showed up with our check, she was clueless about the coffee and tea, but had adjusted the entree to what had actually been received!
I've been dining here for four or five years now. It's a nice place to go during the summer season when all of the restaurants on the barrier islands are crowded and don't take reservations. I've always been pleased with the food. In a prior review, I had indicated my disappointment with deterioration of the service, but this seems to have been corrected. The server was very attentive, and the wait time for food/drinks, etc. was not bad at all. We were seated at the exact time of our reservation. I'm glad to see that this neighborhood gem is back on top of its game.
I went there for prime rib, but they couldn't accommodate a rare prime rib. I believe it is a pre-prepped meal.I ordered the coconut shrimp for appetizer but they were out, so we ordered the shrimp cocktail. It was like it was purchased from bj's. no lemon, and not on ice. We had the pleasure of dining with 3 flys who would not go away. We were seated 1/2 hour Past our reservation time. My wife ordered the chicken Parmesan which was average but the side pasta was horrible. The sauce was not good, so she didn't eat it. We got the feeling that they were rushing us since there was a lot of people waiting and the restaurant did not have many 2 seated tables. I had to order the prime rib medium rare and it was a very generous piece but with a lot of fat. The waitress did not ask us if we would like dessert so I am not even sure if they offered it, nor were we offered coffee. The complimentary salad was the best part of the meal. I would not go there again.
We didn't realize how far off of Cape Cod this restaurant was... definitely a restaurant for the locals. The food was good, the restaurant was clean, bright and comfortable. We went to dinner early because we had five children with us and one of them being a baby, we called to say we were running late but still received attitude from the hostess who was too busy chatting the locals she knew & left us standing with a crying baby. Our waitress was very militant. The complimentary salad was delicious.
Excellent meal and fast friendly service. Stopped in for the early seating and both of our meals were outstanding. We thought the portions would have been small because of the price but we ended up taking food home! We had a very nice relaxing dinner! We come here at least once a year when on vacation and will definitely be back.
Came here with family on vacation. Drove from downtown Cape May. Food was very good, well worth the drive to the Villas. Server could have visited more frequently, but nothing that ruined an otherwise great meal. Prices are very reasonable. Will definitely be back next year!
The food was excellent from start to finish -from the complimentary bread, the ala carte salad, the fried mozzarella appetizer, the prime rib and the crab cakes. The salad starts with fresh ingredients and the perfect touch of dressing. The mozzarella sticks were fresh, behemoths with a tasty crust and great marinara. I ordered the King cut prime rib. It was the largest King cut I've ever seen. It was perfectly prepared. My wife ordered the crab cake - she loved it. Her meal was part of an early-bird menu. It came with potatoes and vegetables and a dessert for less than $15. A very, very good deal if you like to eat early along with the blue hairs.
Our server was great. Food hit the table in quick succession. We were never left wanting. She smiled easily and was pleasant.
Now the down side. 99% of the time its the food or service that makes or breaks the experience. This restaurant was the 1%. Both bathrooms were inexcusably bad. I've been to dive bars that had cleaner bathrooms. Flies and gnats galore. The problem is that the bathrooms are practically in the kitchen.
Never Disappointed at Back Bay! 6:30pm dinner reservations on Memorial Day weekend at the shore can be crazy busy. Although not totally full, they were busy enough yet, the hostess and our server were pleasant and friendly. Ordered the sweet and sour shrimp appetizer that was scrumptious and more than enough for two people to share. One of us had the seafood pasta, the other a wonderful fish plate. Although we did not order dessert, we stayed for coffee and since it was a BYOB, you can't beat a dinner check for two people at $55 (pre-tip). Please check this little gem out next time you are in or near the Villas or Rio Grande area.
Happy Mother's Day at the Bistro!
What can I say, we had reservations at the back bay Bistro for Mother's Day with three mom's, with our son, grandson & his in laws, the meals were excellent & our reservation met despite a crowded house. The Salmon, pork chop & filet were all expertly & deliciously prepared, the service outstanding & the free mommy's dessert just topping on the cake. Everyone left sated & satisfied a great choice for a special day, thank you!
Our food was not cooked properly and no cared when we told them. A medium rare prime rib came out brown and hard as a rock. We told the waitress and she said "oh I am sorry" but offered no resolutions. I left 3/4 of the meat and no one cared. The family style salad was horrible
Had a wonderful meal at Back Bay Bistro with our favorite waitress Krysta. My husband got the prime rib and I got the blackened salmon special. We started off with steamed calms and shrimp cocktail. Salad, bread and dipping oil are complimentary. Potato and vegetable is included with your entrée. We topped off dinner with a slice of 'dark side of the moon' and coffee. This restaurant is BYOB and has cute décor especially during the holidays.
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