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Restaurants in Back Bay

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Back Bay restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Back Bay restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Back Bay to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Back Bay restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Back Bay.

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  • 33 Restaurant & Lounge

    Trendy Euro crowd. More
  • Clio

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located in the Back Bay’s Eliot Hotel, this renowned French restaurant is helmed by acclaimed chef Kenneth Oringer, previously of San Francisco’s S... More
  • Excelsior, Boston

  • Grill 23 & Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Since opening in 1983, this Back Bay icon has been consistently ranked among the best steakhouses in New England. Housed in the historic Salada Tea... More
  • Jasper White's Summer Shack, Back Bay

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    With kitschy decor that includes lobsters painted on the walls and brown paper tablecoths, Jasper White's Summer Shack attempts to capture the feel... More
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  • Saint

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Uni

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Adjacent to sister restaurant Clio in Back Bay’s Eliot Hotel, this celebrated sashimi bar offers inventive Japanese fare from James Beard Award-win... More

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