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Best Back Bay/Copley Restaurants?

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My better half and I are planning on taking a two night trip up to Boston next week. We heard Back Bay and Copley were the best places to stay/eat. Any suggestions?

We like all types of food. Anything reasonably priced with a little bit of a scene?

We're also looking for fun/unique bars for happy hour on Tues. or Wed.

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  1. there are quite a few CH threads that will help you. Just go to the search box in the upper rt corner of the pg and enter back bay, copley square, south end. For your goals, the south end is best for you. beautiful, historic, hip, varied, lots of exc bartending and varied food, lots of streetlife. copley sq draws more tourists to it and its restaurants.

    in case this might be of help:
    Guide to Boston by Areas and Restaurants:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/781155

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    1. re: opinionatedchef

      Thanks so much ... South End does sound like a perfect fit, as we're not really a fan of touristy areas ... Your previous posts will be of muh use to us.

      1. re: FoodieNewbie14

        aLOT of CHs frequent So End spots so you would find lots of advice there. I myself like Aquitaine and Coppa and Toro but there are so many places. Anyway, welcome in advance and hope youall have a fun visit.

    2. If you're staying in that area, I highly recommend the Salty Pig. Great charcuterie and cheese - a new chef who's doing some fun things, too.

      1. If you're not into touristy areas, I'd suggest branching out from Copley and Back Bay for dining. It would be a good central location to stay, but I think there are better areas for food. Boston is relatively small so you can easily take a cab from there to pretty much anywhere in Boston or Cambridge. I agree that Coppa and Toro are good options mid-week. Coppa takes reservations but Toro does not, so plan accordingly. I'd also suggest heading across the river to Cambridge to an area like Central square.