Yeah, yeah, we know, it looks like there might be a tad more snow in our forecast. But, just think, in little over a month patio season will begin in Boston and we’ll all be scouting out the best umbrella!
So, when the patios do beckon on a Thirsty Thursday or Sunday Funday, which one will you choose? With literally hundreds of new restaurants opening in Boston over the past few years, decisions can be tough! Let us help! Here are just a few of our favorite locations that have more than just great outdoor seating – they also have great food!
550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
A cornerstone South End restaurant, B&G’s sunken patio keeps you tucked away so you can throw back those oysters in privacy without anyone counting. Backyard hanging lights add to the ambiance, making this Barbara Lynch eatery a rare pearl!
30 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115
You might only know about Casa Romero if you are a true foodie. What’s amazing about this authentic Mexican restaurant, is that it has been tucked away in a Back Bay alley for the past 45 years! Despite its clandestine location, it is always packed. One of our favorites – the cheese-smothered fillet mignon keeps us heading back to the adorable restaurant. Caso Romera really becomes a superstar during the summer months when they open their gorgeous hidden patio. You would swear you just stepped south of the border.
Bistro Du Midi
272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
For almost 10 years, Bostonians have been enjoying the lovely Bistro Du Midi. With prime real estate overlooking the Boston Public Gardens, it makes sense the French-style bistro would have a patio. We’re excited about the return of Robert Sisca! We’re also excited about consuming anything foie gras-related. We’ll definitely set up shop at a table and enjoy a lazy Saturday afternoon as soon as the weather says it’s okay!
Doretta Tavern & Raw Bar
79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
We might be a little biased on this one, but Doretta really did snag a fantastic spot. Walled greenery mimic the same freshness that you will encounter with the food. There are also great wines and a great staff to steer you in the right direction. They’re always having fun over there on Doretta’s patio with different themed days. We can hardly wait to nibble on a little bit of lamb, sip a cocktail, and catch up with Doretta’s fantastic crew.
838 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215
Hidden in the back of this neighborhood bar is a sweet and cozy little patio. Surrounded by bamboo trees with a few TVs stashed around so you can stay in the game, this place feels like home on a warm day. Not only is the hidden back area cool, but you will also enjoy some tasty chow! This is not your average bar food, it’s the type that makes you go back again, and again, and again!
Hotel Commonwealth, 528 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215
We’ve adored Eastern Standard ever since they first swung open their doors. The food, the location, the cocktails, and oh, the charcuterie! Just when you think things couldn’t get more perfect- they do. This place is actually fun! Just be sure to check the Sox schedule, or you will never get a seat.
Legal Seafood Harborside
270 Northern Avenue, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210
Given Boston’s Seaport sits on the water, the al fresco dining options are endless. However, we’re going to stick with one of the Seaport’s first that is also a Boston Staple! Legal Harborside has one of the best roof decks going. Not only is it fun, but the sushi is fantastic! We’re counting the days until we can check out the scene again!
Piattini Wine Cafe
226 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116
We’ve been hitting up Piattini’s since back in the days of The Alley, Lansdowne Street, and The Roxy. We love the consistency, and we love the people watching on Newbury Street! A recent expansion means there is more room to sit down and enjoy a long lunch. One thing you have to try is the truffled eggplant. One of Jess’s favorite dishes in Boston!
Cheers and Enjoy!