About Back Bay Harry's
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!
Boston, MA 02116
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
Went to Back Bay Harry's with friends after I finished the Boston Marathon. It was the perfect location near the finish line and my hotel and offered ideal post-race food. We all split nachos to start and they were delicious and much more upscale and thoughtfully-prepared with great fresh ingredients than most nacho dishes I've ever had. Then I ordered a big burger which really hit the spot after a hard 26.2 miles. Plus BBH had a plethora of drinks and I had earned some vino! If and when I get to race the Boston Marathon again I think I will make sure to make another reservation here for after!
My husband & I came here for a delicious lunch after he ran the Boston Marathon! Our server was very sweet & attentive, getting him food asap! We enjoyed the spicy honey wings, back bay nachos, house-made falafel wrap & made to order maple doughnuts. Everything was really yummy!
Chose this spot based on word-of-mouth and found it "OK ". Nothing out of the ordinary (except for the homemade donuts). Service was also "OK ", some of the Front of House staff seemed to have a bit of difficulty with English (I.e. excuse me and just a minute).
Visited for Dine Out Boston. Hard to choose what to eat: everything on the menu sounded good. I had the crispy avocado taco appetizer (crispy, creamy avocado - yum!) and I asked the waitress to pick the entree for me: either the shrimp pasta or the fried chicken. She brought buttermilk fried chicken on a bed of mashed potatoes and spinach, accompanied by 2 donuts. Sounds bizarre but was delicious! and a large enough serving to be a hearty dinner the next day. Dessert was a key lime cheesecake. Much lighter than it sounds.
My dining companions also enjoyed their meals very much: shrimp appetizer and steak for one, tacos and salmon for the other. We all tasted each other's dishes and agreed they were excellent. And everyone had enough of their mains left over for a snack or a meal.
Service was quite good. The restaurant was not busy on a Monday night and we were not rushed out.
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.
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