Best of Boston

Best Back Bay Restaurant

2012 Best Back Bay Restaurant, Neighborhood

Met Back Bay

In a sea of nondescript restaurants catering to shoppers and office workers, Met Back Bay consistently impresses with its comfort-food-with-a-twist fare (think: rotisserie jerk chicken […] read more»
2011 Best Back Bay Restaurant, Casual

Met Back Bay

The first downtown outpost of the suburban Met chain provides a something-for-everyone experience with an expansive menu, excellent drinks, and just a bit of sparkle. […] read more»
2010 Best Back Bay Restaurant, Neighborhood

Trident Cafe

For all its beauty and history, the Back Bay struggles to maintain a true neighborhood feel. Its commercial district caters to tourists and students; on […] read more»
2009 Best Back Bay Restaurant, Neighborhood

Parish Cafe

This perpetually crowded spot sits comfortably at the top of the Boylston bar heap, an elevation earned by its killer sandwich list—a sort of gastronomic […] read more»
2006 Best Back Bay Restaurant, Quick Bite


The reborn Wrap’s salads, smoothies, and easy-to-eat custom burritos are always a winning recipe. read more»
2005 Best Back Bay Restaurant, Neighborhood

Parish Café and Bar

Where else in the city can you sample creations—okay, they’re just sandwiches, but still—from top local chefs, all off one menu? The inventive combinations include […] read more»
2004 Best Back Bay Restaurant, Neighborhood

Stephanie’s on Newbury

When browsing the shops on Newbury Street leaves you peckish, pop into this Back Bay mainstay, still serving reliably tasty dressed-up comfort food after 10 […] read more»
2003 Best Back Bay Restaurant, Neighborhood


Ever since Europe found itself firmly on Dubya’s bad side (and the dollar took a nosedive), the idea of traveling overseas for a café-and-culture fix […] read more»
2002 Best Back Bay Restaurant, Neighborhood


Fans of this American bistro mourned the day when its owners moved from the original South End location. But Geoffrey’s new, larger location in the […] read more»