Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Back Bay

Lolita Cocina

This spicy little Mexican number is full of surprises (which we won't ruin for you). We will reveal that the menu is packed with unusual and enticing Mexican fare that does not disappoint: lobster enchiladas, charre…
Top Choice American in Back Bay

Courtyard

The perfect destination for an elegant afternoon tea is – believe it or not – the Boston Public Library. Overlooking the beautiful Italianate courtyard, this grown-up restaurant serves an artfully prepared selection…
Top Choice Bakery in Back Bay

Flour

Joanne Chang's beloved bakery is taking over Boston. This outlet – on the edge of Back Bay – has the same flaky pastries and rich coffee that we have come to expect, not to mention sandwiches, soups, salads and pizz…
Italian in Back Bay

Salty Pig

With prosciutto, pâté,rillettes, testa (head cheese), sanguinaccio (blood sausage), porchetta (pork shoulder) and more, you'll feel like you're in one of those cultures that eats every part of the animal. The 'Salty…
Seafood in Back Bay

Luke's Lobster

Luke Holden took a Maine seafood shack and put it smack-dab in the middle of the Back Bay, so that all the hungry shoppers could get a classic lobster roll for lunch. The place looks authentic, complete with weather…
Pizza in Back Bay

Dirty Water Dough Co

If there's anything that Bostonians love more than the Standells, it's pizza. That explains why the kids are lining up to get theirs from Dirty Water Dough, where they can get a big slice and a soda for $5. Other pe…
Seafood in Back Bay

Atlantic Fish Co

New England clam chowder in a bread bowl: for a perfect lunch here, that's all you need to know. For nonbelievers, we will add seafood fra diavolo, lobster ravioli and local Jonah crab cakes. There's more, of course…
Sandwiches in Back Bay

Parish Café

Sample the creations of Boston’s most famous chefs without exhausting your expense account. The menu at Parish features a rotating roster of salads and sandwiches, each designed by local celebrity chefs, including J…
Pub Food in Back Bay

Coda

Coda does the essentials, and does them right. The menu changes seasonally, but you'll often find grilled salmon, steak frites and bone-in chicken breast, all prepared to perfection. The Coda burger (offered with ad…
Seafood in Back Bay

Select Oyster Bar

New England seafood meets Mediterranean flavors at this trendy little oyster bar off Newbury St. The space is delightfully cozy and the menu is innovative and amazing. Unfortunately, it's too expensive to be the 'ne…