Neighborhoods

Back Bay

Overview

Welcome to the retail hub of the Hub. Boutique retail stores, chic restaurants, brownstones and commercial enterprise blend together seamlessly in Boston’s most fashionable neighborhood. Since the 19th century, the Back Bay has evoked nostalgia for some of Europe’s grand capitals with its ornate architectural styles, walkable streets and cute cafes. Of note, these streets were once under water. Today, through the city’s commitment to preservation, the neighborhood is recognized for epitomizing 19th century urban design.

Location

As if you did not have everything you needed in the Back Bay, the area is superbly well connected by myriad public transportation options. From Hubway stations to local bus routes to MBTA Green and Orange Line service as well as Amtrak and commuter rail service, the Back Bay has it all.

Lifestyle

This melting pot of fashion, dining, working and living make Back Bay’s real estate some of the most coveted in the world. Tourists, students, professionals and residents keep Newbury and Boylston Streets flooded throughout the day and night while the quieter residential streets (Beacon, Marlborough and Commonwealth) maintain their prestige only blocks away from the action. The Back Bay is home to 18,088 residents (2010 census) and serendipitously collides with the Boston Common giving those residents ample green space for walking dogs, picnicking or simply strolling.

This French & American restaurant is a local favorite in the Upper Back Bay. If looking to grab a cocktail al fresco during the warmer months, Deuxave’s  patio on Commonwealth Avenue seats 30.

 371 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

(617) 517-5915

This Italian steakhouse in the Boston Park Plaza Hotel boasts a glam dining room & high-end fare.

64 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116

(617) 456-5300

Elegant bistro crafting acclaimed French-Mediterranean cuisine in refined surroundings.

223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116

 (617) 867-9300

Seafood is served every which way, including dishes made with tinned fish, at this charming raw bar.

 281 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

617-267-0691

Longtime favorite for fine seafood dining in a wood-lined interior or on the sidewalk patio.

 761 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

617-267-4000

Indulge in hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse.

 888 Boylston St Suite 053, Boston, MA 02199

617-259-1568

High-end, elegant steakhouse known for classic steaks & sides, brunch & an extensive wine list.

793 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

617-0536-6300

Brandt family beef, New England seafood, seasonal produce, decadent desserts, a world-class wine list, outstanding service and warm hospitality.
A truly American experience.

161 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116

617.542.2255

The Capital Grille steakhouse is Boston’s premier destination for fine dining and fine wine.

900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115

617-262-8900

Boasting floor-to-ceiling views of the Public Garden, The Bristol is Boston’s best restaurant for fine dining, drinks and conversation at all times of day.

200 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

617-351-2037

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