Boston's Best Bars for Waiting


Turn a two-hour table wait into the best part of the night. Presenting bars worth perching in while you're waiting for a table.

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Seafood • Fenway/Kenmore

Food28 Decor26 Service26 Cost$49

Italian • Back Bay

Food28 Decor28 Service28 Cost$71
Grill 23 & Bar

Steakhouse • Bay Village

Food27 Decor25 Service26 Cost$67
Trina's Starlite Lounge

American • Somerville

Food23 Decor21 Service23 Cost$22
Sonsie Restaurant

Eclectic • Back Bay

Food22 Decor23 Service21 Cost$35
Abby Lane

American • Theater District

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