Patio season has arrived. After enjoying a few days with a glorious return of warm weather to Boston…when anyone is deciding on their restaurant dining options…patios play a huge factor. Summertime is just around the corner and the best place to enjoy a night out is on a Boston restaurant patio. Several Boston restaurants with patios offer spectacular views of the city, a great space for people watching, and of course, excellent food & drinks!
Who wants to eat inside on a gorgeous summer evening? I certainly don’t and I doubt you do either.
So what exactly are the best outdoor dining options in Boston? I have developed a list according to the neighborhoods of a few of my personal picks for the best Boston restaurants with patios, please feel free to contact me with more suggestions!
Scoozi: Feel like popping a bottle of champagne at lunch? Well Scoozi on Newbury Street is the place. And if you just want a great salad or sandwich…Scoozi has that too. On the patio you can enjoy taking in the scene of Back Bay’s popular Newbury Street shopping destination as shoppers walk by and the Back Bay buzzes with life after a long winter. It may not be the biggest of Boston restaurant patios, but it’s sure on of my favorites!
Other great Back Bay restaurants with patios: Parish Cafe, Stephanie’s on Newbury, Croma, & Via Matta
Stella: This fantastic South End restaurant offers a fun and exciting atmosphere inside and out. Think South End meets South Beach in this ultra chic restaurant. Enjoy their large cocktail list and delicious Italian food options on the patio at Stella on any given summer day or night.
Other great South End restaurants with patios: The Beehive, Sibling Rivalry, Toro, Masa, & Tremont 647
Eastern Standard: By far one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. Sorry to sound partial but it is! Why you ask? Not only do they have a fabulous patio along Comm Ave that reminds me of something you would sit at along Ocean Drive, but their elaborate drink menu and food with New England and European favorites keep you there for hours on end. Whether you are looking to grab a nice meal before hitting up a Red Sox game or just looking for a great Boston restaurant with a patio, Eastern Standard is an excellent choice.
Other great Fenway restaurants with patios: Cask’n Flagon, Burton’s Grille, & La Verdad,
Tias: Where else can you go right after a long work day to enjoy a few drinks and take in the views of Boston Harbor. Situated directly next to Columbus Park and at the foot of Boston’s North End, Tia’s is a great option for outdoor dining in Boston. And with their incredibly spacious patio, locals and tourists alike can enjoy this great outdoor spot.
Other great North End/Waterfront restaurants with patios: Joe’s American Grille, The Living Room, Mother Anna’s, & Fiore
Seaport District/Fort Point Channel
LTK: Legal Test Kitchen located in Boston’s Seaport District offers an extensive menu from everything ranging from your seafood favorites to innovative multi-cultural cuisine. With numerous specialty cocktails on the menu (try the watermelon crush) LTK is one of the best spots to check out in the Seaport District.
Other great Seaport District/Fort Point Channel restaurants with patios: Atlantic Beer Garden, Barking Crab, & 606 Congress
Tavern on the Water: Take in the amazing views of Boston from the other side of Boston Harbor while you drink a dark n stormy. Boaters and land-dwellers unite to celebrate the return of summer. Sit on the patio outside and watch as boats go by. Tavern on the Water is a great option for outdoor patio dining & drinking.
Other great Charlestown restaurants with patios: Navy Yard Bistro
dante: Call me a sucker for amazing views, but then again, isn’t that the point of outdoor dining? And as far as views go, dante is one of the best. Sitting on the Cambridge side of the Charles River, the patio at dante allows you drink in not only their fabulous cocktails but the spectacular views of Boston’s Back Bay and Beacon Hill.
Other great Cambridge restaurants with patios: Upstairs on the Square, OM Restaurant & Lounge, & Oleana
So there you have it. Boston is filled with several options for outdoor dining on patios. I’m sure there are many that I have missed and I promise to be on the search for more Boston restaurants with patios as this great weather continues!
Feel free to shoot me an email or leave a comment on YOUR favorite Boston restaurants with patios, I love hearing from you!