Back Bay Restaurants

The Back Bay is home to some of the best high-end restaurants in Boston. A variety of menus and a wide selection of exquisitely decorated restaurants make for a phenomenal dining experience. Additionally, many of the best restaurants are accessible and centrally located with respect to the area’s best activities. Below, we have selected some of the location’s top restaurants).

 

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1) L’Espalier ($$$, 4 Stars on Yelp, 4½ Stars on TripAdvisor)

Overview: Considered one of the city’s best elegant dining options (Zagat, TripAdvisor), this restaurant also presents virtually no accessibility difficulties. Although the prices are very high, a top-notch French menu coupled with a beautiful and spacious interior make L’Espalier worth considering!

Accessibility:

  • Barrier-Free Entry

  • Tables and Seats Accommodate Wheelchair

  • Spacious Interior

  • Accessible Restroom

  • Area to Drop Off Passengers Immediately Outside Entrance

Website: http://www.lespalier.com/

TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60745-d322315-Reviews-L_Espalier-Boston_Massachusetts.html

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/l-espalier-boston

Phone: (617) 262-3023

 

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2) Luke’s Lobster ($$, 4½ Stars on Yelp, 4½ Stars on TripAdvisor)

Overview: Luke’s Lobster offers a flavorful seafood menu and has a great selection of fresh New England classics and rich soups. It is also a convenient and accessible restaurant. It is worth noting that you have to stand in line to order food rather than order with a waiter, so we recommend eating here during less-busy hours.

Accessibility:

  • Barrier-Free Entry

  • Tables and Seats Accommodate Wheelchair

  • Spacious Interior

  • Accessible Restroom

  • Area to Drop Off Passengers Immediately Outside Entrance

Website: http://www.lukeslobster.com/location/boston/

TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60745-d8529350-Reviews-Luke_s_Lobster_Boston-Boston_Massachusetts.html

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/lukes-lobster-back-bay-boston

Phone: (857) 350-4626

 

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3) The Capital Grille ($$$, 4½ Stars on Yelp, 4½ Stars on TripAdvisor)

Overview: This elegant and very accessible restaurant offers an amazing American menu along with a comfortable environment that is easy on the eyes (to say the least). High prices match with superb quality cuisine.

Accessibility:

  • Barrier-Free Entry

  • Tables and Seats Accommodate Wheelchair

  • Spacious Interior

  • Accessible Restroom

  • Area to Drop Off Passengers Immediately Outside Entrance

Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/locations/ma/boston/boston/8047

TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60745-d322311-Reviews-The_Capital_Grille-Boston_Massachusetts.html

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-capital-grille-boston

Phone: (617) 262-8900

 

4) Abe & Louie’s ($$$, 4 Stars on Yelp, 4½ Stars on TripAdvisor)

A gorgeous, classy steakhouse that prepares some of the best steak-cuts in town, Abe & Louie’s is one of the best restaurants in Boston (Zagat, TripAdvisor). The décor is elegant, and there is an outdoor dining patio in case you prefer to catch some fresh air and observe the bustle along Boylston Street. The restaurant is also entirely accessible.

Accessibility:

  • Barrier-Free Entry

  • Tables and Seats Accommodate Wheelchair

  • Spacious Interior

  • Accessible Restroom

  • Area to Drop Off Passengers Immediately Outside Entrance

Website: http://abeandlouies.com/

TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60745-d321943-Reviews-Abe_Louie_s-Boston_Massachusetts.html

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/abe-and-louies-boston-2

Phone: (617) 536-6300

 

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5) Top of the Hub ($$$, 3½ Stars on Yelp, 4 Stars on TripAdvisor)

Overview: This famous location has one of the best views in Boston (if not the best) thanks to the 360-degree view of the city from its location on the Prudential Tower’s top floor. While most patrons agree the food itself is not worth the pricier costs, the exquisite view more than compensates for them.

The restaurant is totally accessible as well. To arrive at the restaurant, you only have to walk or stroll for about two minutes through the main floor of the Prudential Tower, following signs indicating where the elevators to the restaurant are. There are operators to signal you to the elevator, which takes you directly to the restaurant on the 52nd floor. The Top of the Hub is especially convenient to eat or grab drinks at if you are shopping at the Prudential Tower or touring the Skywalk Observatory (located on the Prudential Tower’s 50th floor).

Accessibility:

  • Barrier-Free Entry

  • Tables and Seats Accommodate Wheelchair

  • Spacious Interior

  • Accessible Restroom

  • Area to Drop Off Passengers Immediately Outside Entrance

Website: http://topofthehub.net/

TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60745-d321980-Reviews-Top_of_the_Hub-Boston_Massachusetts.html

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/top-of-the-hub-boston

Phone: (617) 536-1775