Spring’s here and outdoor dining is back on in the city — that means it’s time for some top-notch al-fresco dining! From waterfront enclaves to quaint, neighborhood patios, there are tons of awesome options. These 7 amazing places are all currently open for outdoor dining!
1. Café Landwer, Brookline
With locations in Brookline and Cleveland Circle, Café Landwer’s colorful and cozy patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious Israeli-inspired brunch. Here you’ll be able to enjoy mouthwatering dishes like Shakshuka, Eggs Benedict, and, of course, Landwer’s famous Nutella Rozallach with a dose of sunshine which just adds the perfect kick to an already incredible meal!
Find it at 900 Beacon St. or 383 Chestnut Hill Ave.
2. Barcelona, multiple locations
Barcelona is probably one of the best spots for tapas in town, not to mention its Brookline patio is absolutely gorgeous. At Barcelona, you’ll be able to try authentic Spanish charcuterie and cheeses as well as some amazingly delicious Spanish dishes.
What is more romantic than sharing a meal of flavorful Mediterranean small plates and Spanish wine in a dimly lit setting? We suggest trying their “Gambas al ajillo” (Garlic Prawns), their “Pulpo” (Octopus) and one of their Paellas for a sensual and authentically Spanish dining experience.
Find it at 525 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116; 1700 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446.
Dinner with a side of jazz?? Count us in! This South End spot is a quintessential Boston date spot. A popular Bohemian eatery, the Beehive offers simple, no-frills Middle Eastern dishes that you can enjoy while listening to some of the best jazz bands in town. Plus, its cute patio is back in action so it’s the perfect spot for a casual and relaxed date!
Find it at 541 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116.
4. Woods Hill Pier 4, Seaport
At Woods Hill Pier 4, you’ll be able to cozy up while enjoying some of the restaurant’s incredible farm-to-table dishes with the gorgeous waterfront as your backdrop. Options include oyster and seafood platters, Woods Hill’s farm fermented seaweed salad and jalapeno, and charred beef short rib with cippolini onion broth, parsnip puree, celery and bonito.
Find it at 300 Pier Four Blvd, Boston, MA 02210.
5. Bow Market, Sommerville
Located in Union Square, this awesome open-air market is perfect for any foodie out there. Bow Market has cozy fire pits (a very welcomed addition on chillier spring evenings) in its central courtyard and patio where you’ll be able to chill out while enjoying some yummy bites and drinks from the food stalls around you. The market recommends booking your spot and purchasing your food ahead of time to make the most out of your time at the Courtyard.
Find it at Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA 02143.
6. The Lexington, Cambridge
This lovely café in Cambridge first opened its doors two summers ago and is now bringing back its sunny patio just in time for spring! Sit back and relax in one of its colorful chairs as you munch on some excellent bar bites and take in the gorgeous spring sun!
Find it at 100 N First St, Cambridge, MA 02141.
7. Alibi, North End
Located inside Liberty Hotel, Nort End’s famous former prison turned luxury hotel, Alibi offers a totally fun prison-inspired menu that you can now enjoy out in the open air at its gorgeous summer patio complete with floral walls and neon signs!
Find it at 215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114.