If you have Louboutin ambition, but you’re sticking it out in your Converses until graduation or your next promotion, then Met Back Bay is the perfect place for you to wine and dine. This restaurant, which is part of a chain that extends across Massachusetts, recently opened its chic Newbury street location. The interiors (and the people inside) are beautiful, the service is exceptional, and the menu is priced to help anyone on a budget eat like a king or queen.
If you’re looking for a $5 sandwich on your lunch break, then Met Back Bay probably isn’t the right pick. However, if you’re meeting friends or colleagues after work, or looking to paint the town red with your friends on a Friday night, this restaurant provides an extraordinary ambiance and menu with a final price tag as low as about $12 per person.
My favorite part of this restaurant is that it has three unique rooms to dine in. I went there this past Friday with two of my girlfriends, and we sat in the Library Bar. Filled with plush couches, this room feels like a blend of old New York City and modern Boston. Even better, the menu had my friends and I full on $6 each before our entrees even arrived.
The restaurant’s main menu includes a “small” salad section, with hot and cold salads and appetizers offered at just $6 per plate. I ordered the trio of beets on Friday, but I’ve previously enjoyed the Truffle Indian Corn and the Whipped Hummus, and they were each delicious and filling. By the time my burger arrived, I would have been content to have a few bites and pack the rest to go. Instead, I shared it with a friend, and we managed to make most of the delicious entrée disappear.
The burgers on the bar menu are phenomenal, and they’re each about $10 plus and an extra $2 or $3 if you’re interested in replacing the burger with a salmon patty or a more prime slice of beef (I had the salmon…delicious!)
Also on the menu for a steal are their large appetizers. My friend ordered the Pizzette for slightly over $10 and it was definitely more than enough to count as her entire meal.
Located at 279 Dartmouth Street off of Newbury Street, Met Back Bay, which accepts cash and credit cards, is open Monday – Saturday for lunch from 11am – 4 pm, and dinner from 5pm-10pm Mon-Thurs and 5pm-11pm Fri and Sat. They also offer Sunday brunch from 10am-3pm, dinner from 4-9pm. The bar menu is open every day until midnight, with drinks available through 1 am. Contact Met Back Bay at 617.267.0451, or check out their website- www.metbackbay.com.