Despite being one of the loneliest cities in America, love is in the air here in Boston. If you’re looking to impress your S.O. (or just treat yourself) and it’s fine dining and you seek — Look no further!
In the spirit of love and Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together some of the city’s most romantic restaurants. These options have a lot to offer, including cozy, magical igloos and yurts which are perfect for date night. Enjoy!
This winter, Tallula is jumping on the greenhouse dining trend with 5 adorable tiny ones. Tallula’s greenhouses come with their own heating and lighting system so you can enjoy your meal come rain, shine or snow!
What’s for dinner you ask? There’s a whole array of incredibly-looking dishes designed to help keep you and your plus one warm well through the night. Options include, but are not limited to, a “Fall Vegetable Soup” ($13) with pistou, Parmigiano Reggiano and spicy croutons, some hearty cannelloni ($20) with pumpkin, bechamel sauce, pecorino and hazelnut, and beef short ribs ($30) served with butternut squash, roasted mushrooms and Peter Wilcox potato.
Find Talulla at 377 Walden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Sultry and fun, this hidden spot in Downtown is here to redefine the Supper Club dining experience. Yvonne’s provides an uber-romantic setting in which to cozy up with your partner while enjoying the restaurant’s award-winning menu.
If you want to make things extra special and take it to the next level, Yvonne’s opened a brand-new dining room. Hidden from Yvonne’s boisterous main floor, the Gallery offers a playful space inspired by pop-culture. The Gallery’s entrance is hidden behind a secret bookshelf at the back of the Library Lounge and requires specific reservations. It’ll be a night you won’t forget!
Find Yvonne’s at 2 Winter Pl, Boston, MA 02108.
3. Lolita, Fort Point
Yet another great option if you’re looking for a sexy, sultry spot. Lolita combines mystery with top-notch Mexican fare for a totally fun and romantic night.
Find Lolita at 253 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210.
4. Barcelona, Multiple locations
Barcelona Wine Bar is probably one of the best spots for tapas in town. 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 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 Barcelona at 525 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116; 1700 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446.
5. Arya Trattoria, North End
If you want romance in Boston, what better place is there to go than the North End? The Italian quarter of Boston has plenty of options to offer when it comes to date night, like the star-studded Arya Trattoria.
A favorite of celebs like Melissa McCarthy and the Rock, Arya focuses on delivering excellent Italian classics with a modern twist. Enjoy a traditional four-course Italian meal and enjoy some classics like calamari fritti, spaghetti con vongole and more for a totally romantic and delicious date night!
Find Arya Trattoria at 253 Hanover St #2, Boston, MA 02113.
6. Prezza, North End
Another great option if you’re looking to head out on a date in the North End. With candles on every table, Prezza sets the mood for a totally awesome Bella Notte while enjoying some of the best Italian food in town. Plus, they’re also offering a special Valentine’s Day prefix menu with scrumptious options like Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe with truffle and Scallop Crudo! You can book your Valentine’s Day table online or choose to have it to-go!
Find Prezza at 24 Fleet St, Boston, MA 02113.
7. Woods Hill Pier 4, Seaport
Woods Hill at Pier 4 has a sublime view of the Boston harbor, especially at sunset!
At Woods Hills igloos you’ll be able to cozy up while enjoying some of the restaurant’s incredible farm to table dishes. Options include oyster and seafood platters, Woods Hill’s farm charred beef short rib with cippolini onion broth, parsnip puree, celery and bonito.
Find Woods Hill Pier 4 at 300 Pier Four Blvd, Boston, MA 02210.
8. Lookout Rooftop, Seaport
Technically not a restaurant but Envoy’s Lookout Rooftop is a total must-try when it comes to date night. With gorgeous views of Downtown Boston, this rooftop is one of the absolute best in the city-it’s no wonder it was named one of America’s best date spots!
Plus, this winter they’ve set up some pretty spectacular igloos! Each heated igloo accommodates up to six people and can be reserved for a maximum of two hours at a time. They are available for dinner weekly and lunch on Saturdays with incredible options like mouthwatering tostones with guac and hearty clam chowder for dinner!
Find Lookout at 70 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210
9.The Beehive, South End
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. The place is perfect for a casual and relaxed date!
Find The Beehive at 541 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
This elevated French greenhouse offers classic bites such as Steak Frites, Coq au Vin, and Raclette, a French Fall favorite that consists of melted cheese, and a meat and potato filling. Pair these with one of their fabulous desserts like olive oil cake or chocolate mousse you’ll be whisked away to Paris faster than you can say bon appetit!
Plus, their greenhouse area serves as the perfect rustic canopy for Frenchie’s delectable French-inspired cuisine, doting the place with a wonderfully romantic atmosphere from plant to plate.
Find Frenchie at 560 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118.