Outdoor Dining

There’s something about dining al fresco – does the food really taste better? Or are we just so happy to be outside in the summer air?  Regardless, sidewalk, patio and roof top dining beckons all – all season long. Newbury Street’s restaurants and cafes offer a wide selection of dining options with the added bonus of great people watching. Boston’s waterfront, especially the Seaport District has become a dining mecca.  World-wide cuisines await your taste buds as does an amuse bouche – spectacular waterfront and harbor views – whether dockside, roof top or terrace.

Restauranteurs across the city appreciate the warm weather treat as much as diners and set up tables and umbrellas in any space they can manage and many continue this dining option well into the fall by providing heat lamps and fire pits.   A word to the overly hungry – the majority, if not all, do not take reservations for outdoor dining – tables are available on a first come, first serve basis – so plan accordingly.

The new ultimate option on the outdoor culinary scene are the omnipresent food trucks (15 public locations – at last count and the Rose Kennedy Greenway).  Summer or Winter, no reservations, seating is optional, and the lines are worth the wait.  It doesn’t get much better!

Remember to mark your calendar for the August culinary adventure, Dine Out Boston®. You’ll be able to savor creative and delicious cuisine at over 150 restaurants throughout Greater Boston at some very special prices — whether dining inside or out!

By the Water

75 on Liberty Wharf 75 on Liberty Wharf, Thomas A. Kershaw’s newest addition to the Hampshire House...
Aragosta Bar and Bistro - Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront Dining at Aragosta Bar + Bistro takes a page from Boston’s culinary playbook,...
Babbo Pizzeria Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca Enjoy pizza (or pasta or whatever your hungry little heart...
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House Visit Del Frisco’’s in Boston, nestled in the lavish Seaport District...
Legal Harborside Legal Harborside is Legal Sea Foods’ 20,000 square foot flagship property on...
Miel- InterContinental Boston Whether you’re looking for a shady spot or to catch some sun on your lunch break,...
Morton's The Steakhouse - Boston Seaport Morton's The Steakhouse offers panoramic views of Boston Harbor from Bar 12.21 and...
Nebo Cucina & Enoteca Whether you're seeking respite from a busy day the bustling Financial District or...
Ocean Prime Making its patio season debut, this Seaport hot spot offers waterfront dining with a...

Newbury Street & The Back Bay

Back Bay Harry's Right in the heart of the Back Bay, this cozy sidewalk patio looks out onto the...
Bar Boulud, Boston - Mandarin Oriental, Boston Bar Boulud Bar Boulud’s sidewalk patio offers an inviting perch from which to take...
Bistro du Midi Bask in the glory of summer on Bistro du Midi’s sidewalk patio. The coveted...
Brasserie Jo - The Colonnade Hotel   The Colonnade Hotel is home to Brasserie JO, a classic French bistro that...
Da Vinci Ristorante Nestled between the South End and the Back Bay just shy of the Theater District, Da...
Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar Park Square may seem a far cry from Santorini but secure yourself a table for two on...
The Met Back Bay See and be seen this summer on the Met Back Bay’s patio, where diners can...
OAK Long Bar + Kitchen - Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel Oak Long Bar Nestled in the heart of Copley Square is Oak Long Bar and a perfectly...
Precinct Kitchen + Bar - Loews Boston Hotel The bar and abundance of lounge seating (including a coveted spot by the fireplace)...
SELECT Oyster Bar Michael Serpa’s debut (he was formerly at Neptune Oyster) is a refreshing take on...

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