About Back Bay Harry's
Boston, MA 02116
We are thrilled to be apart of the South End/Back Bay neighborhood. Centrally located in the heart of the city, we focus on quality cooking, creative cocktails and great company. We look forward to having you in!
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Wed: 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu: 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri: 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am -12:00 am
Between Columbus Ave and Stanhope Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer Valet Parking Thursday-Saturday from 5PM-12Midnight
Parking is also available at a wide-variety of parking garages around our location.
The closest T-Stations are the Arlington stop on the Green Line and the Back Bay stop on the Orange Line.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
It's true. We love a celebration. Our inviting (yet glamorous) and stylish (yet comfortable) ambiance provides the perfect backdrop for any event. We pride ourselves on our personalized service and attention to detail whether it be a corporate function or cocktail party.
Back Bay Harry's Ratings and Reviews
Took my parents here, and BBH did not disappoint. Though I knew the food would be good, especially during brunch, the service was really what made the experience for them. Our waitress was very attentive, chatty and accommodating- my mother asked if we could get extra filling with our made-to-order jelly donuts (get those!) and she said it would absolutely be possible. An interesting selection of brunch items and good service--- would go back again.
Feels very much like an unpopular Hotel bar where the staff are well aware you'll never be back - and in this case they nailed it. Boston has so many places much better than BBH. Food was good. We had oysters - fresh & delicious, calamari - exceptional lemon sauce and brie with cranberries - good/average. We sat at the bar for a good 5 minutes (only us and one other couple at the bar at the time and three barkeeps behind) without anyone even acknowledging us at 7:30 pm on a Saturday. The bar did fill up. Then there was the Brittany Spears Move playing at FULL Volume on a Saturday night which just isn't my idea of good bar experience. The two twenty-somethings out of the bar full seemed to be enjoying the movie. Cocktails were good and creative. Limited selection of craft beer. Perhaps just an off night.
I was really excited to try Back Bay Harry's for Valentine's Day. The pre-fixed menu looked appealing.
While my boyfriend's food was fine, mine didn't sit well with me. The lobster corn chowder didn't taste right and the pan seared salmon lacked flavor. The chocolate cake was also served a bit cold.
As soon as we left, I ended up getting sick from what I can only assume was the lobster chowder.
Overall, I had a poor dining experience for the money and wouldn't recommend the restaurant.
A group of friends and I ate here for brunch this past Sunday. AMAZING. Hands down incredible. First off, good luck picking an item off the menu.. you will want all of it. We all got something different and shared a little. The waitress was great. Super nice and friendly and split our checks without any issues (hard to find that in Boston.) They played old school 90's music which made the brunch even more enjoyable. They also offer a very affordable "boozy brunch" special if you want a mimosa. I highly recommend this place! Great service and food!
Walked by this place dozens of times, but first time dining there. This was one of few places I was excited to try out the entire day before- just look at the menu, and you'll understand. Very creative food choices, from graham cracker crusted french toast to made-to-order jelly doughnuts (highly recommend). I don't think I would've been disappointed with anything on the menu. Ambiance was pretty typical of a casual, popular brunch spot, young patrons and modern decor.
Was a slow time, middle of the day. Food was excellent (especially the salad with grilled avocado and maple donuts). Service was a little slow, especially given the fact that there weren't many people there --- however, we were not in a rush... so it wasn't like we needed attention and it wasn't coming.
Worth going back.
The waitress was excellent, as were the shrimp tacos and the salads. The only negative is that they serve coated French fries. So if you are a French fry purist, don't order them, but if you like the kind that are coated in some kind of mysterious batter, you will be fine.
Excellent food - skirt steak and salmon - presented in a lovely and generous style. We were early (5:30) so ambiance and service were pleasant and efficient. I would definitely return - especially with the 15% discount through the Lyric Stage in Boston, just 1 block away.
My husband and I were in Boston for a few days to shop. We wanted to walk to the restaurant, and our hotel was close by. Back Bay Harry's not only has a terrific name, but it's a lively, welcoming place. The server was professional and friendly, and added to our enjoyment of the evening. A young man (a manager perhaps) came by to say hello. We enjoyed the place very much, and would certainly recommend it to others.
Came here with a girlfriend for brunch one Sunday. We had the special where they give you a bottle of champagne and three different types of juice. We had orange juice, pineapple juice, and grapefruit juice. Our food was excellent, and the service was fine even though it was very busy. They had great brunch cocktails also!
We got a last minute Open Table reservation, sat at a high-top at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed a Red Blend from WA at a reasonable price. We have been going to Jason's restaurants for years and continue to be impressed by his creativity (i.e. Caesar Salad with Feta and Cous-Cous). Service was outstanding.
I was one member of a 6 person dining group. Four of us ordered the same dish, and each person requested a different deviation from the menu description. All four dishes were delivered as requested. Thanks to our server and the kitchen staff for their attention to detail.
This place is phenomenal - the food, drinks, atmosphere and service were outstanding. For a Saturday night meal with friends, this was a great place. It was relaxing and made us wish we could stay all night ordering cocktails. Great craft beer list (at very reasonable prices) and a great cocktail and wine list. Get the Korean Short Rib Tacos - you'll regret it if you don't.
I was excited for the Dine-Out Boston experience since the food options appeared great - lots of succulent choices! I had ordered the Asian tuna ceviche, pork shank, and churro cheesecake. The Asian tuna ceviche smelled and tasted of fish sauce, very strong though plenty of fish. The pork shank was bathed in mashed peas and got cold really quickly, flavor was okay. The kitchen sent a replacement for an apple dessert because they ran out of the churro cheesecake and I didn't even get any notification of it until the waitress appeared with the apple dessert 15 minutes later (after asking if we wanted our dessert now and that was 15 mins ago). I know it's not the waitress' fault but I would appreciate an option of picking a different dessert. The service was average. We sat outside so it was alright, the inside looked much better! Wouldn't recommend the food we had for $38 (not including tip/tax).
We went to Back Bay Harry's as part of Dine Out Boston (formerly Restaurant Week) because I liked the look of the menu they had posted online. Lots of interesting choices! The one sour note (and it ended up being a VERY sour note) was that when we were seated, even though there were many empty tables, we were placed next to a previously-seated 2-top. Not sure why we couldn't have had one table between us, as the entire section was handled by one waitress. Anyway, the pair sitting next to us contained a loud, obnoxious talker, which made the entire time there fairly unpleasant ambiance-wise. The food was good, but not good enough that I would go back there again. If a friend asked about the restaurant, I would warn them to be picky about how they were seated.
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