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Dante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantdante.com
  • Phone: (617) 497-4200
  • Hours of Operation: DINNER MENU
    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Monday - Thursday
    5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Friday & Saturday
    5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Dante de Magistris
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: dante caters any event, from business luncheons to weddings. Also ask about our special Private Chef Dinners, have chef Dante de Magistris cook exclusively for you and your guests in the comfort of your home.
  • Private Party Facilities: Facilities: From business dinners and luncheons to weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and christenings dante’s dynamic layout can accommodate any event of up to 250 guests.

    Restaurant Dante consists of eight different areas that flow seamlessly together, each with its own unique flair: two separate dining rooms, two bars, two lounges, a private balcony for parties of up to 26 guests, and a large outdoor patio overlooking the Charles River and Boston’s skyline. Our team will work closely with you to craft an event that reflects your needs and expectations.
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly Early (617) 497-4219
  • Special Events & Promotions: dante accommodates events for every occasion and every size group. Multiple event spaces allow cocktail style receptions, sit down dinners, brunches and lunches. Contact Kelly at 617-497-4219 or events@restaurantdante.com to ask about specific spaces and dates, and/or to receive our reception, passed appetizer, sit down and buffet style menus.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Green Line to Lechmere, Red Line to Kendall/MIT, or Orange Line to Community College
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: The best option for parking is across the street at the Cambridgeside Galleria. Parking at the Galleria is $4/vehicle.
A word from Dante
Boston's beloved star chef Dante de Magistris presents classic Italian
cuisine with a twist at his eponymous hot spot. Enjoy food that's playful
yet familiar in a sophisticated space that evokes the serenity of the
Mediterranean, featuring magnificent views of the Charles River and Boston's
skyline. dante has a little something
for everyone. Whether you're looking to sample the chef's latest creation or one of his classic fresh pastas, you're sure to discover an experience you won't soon forget! Boasting distinctive cocktails, an extensive wine list,seasonal patio dining, dante is the perfect spot to refresh your mind,
restore your spirit, and reinvigorate your taste buds. "Best Upscale
Italian, 2011" -Boston Magazine. O, The Oprah Magazine says: “one of
Boston’s cool new restaurants” for it’s “airy, minimalist room with views of
the Boston skyline and its superb cucina (haute cuisine, Italian style).
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Diner Reviews
  • "We chose this restaurant for its excellent reputation but also for easy access on a cold day with parking just a few steps from the restaurant. Our meal was delightful. "Upscale Italian" describes this restaurant. The menu offers both small and larger portions of pasta dishes, a feature which allows one to sample more items on the menu. We had visited this restaurant years ago several times and once ate on the lovely patio with a fantastic view. Comparing the food over the years, we believe it has certainly maintained, if not improved in overall quality. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The food is quite good. Service could be a bit better. The restaurant is noisy, because sound spills over from the function rooms. For that reason, we probably won't return."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was great but the service was not in that it just took forever in between courses and this was on a Sunday night at 5:30pm! Also, the parking WITH the validation was $18!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Truly outstanding food and perfect service. The hotel setting is unusual but the restaurant itself with the nice view and wonderful food quickly makes up for that. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "One of the best meals I've had in Boston. Amazing service, great food and ambience. Highly recommend the espresso-tini, butternut squash ravioli and arancini with truffle honey! YUM."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The menu was very limiting! That said, what we figured out to order was excellent. i would suggest people look at the menu before they go."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Decided to try something new with my friends. I rarely dined out but I was making with a new year of new experiences. My friends and I wanted to just let loose and enjoy each others company. I chose Dant e's and it's was fantastic. The atmosphere was just right. It has just the right amount light.the wine was wonderful, and the food was to die for. The service we had was great and the view over looking the Charles River was spectacular. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends. We had a great time. So if your looking for a place with just the right amount of ambiance, a great wine list, and a menu to die for Dant e's is for you."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great food and service but VERY expensive (at least the Valentines Day special menu was)."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is as good as it gets! The food is wonderful - everything very carefully prepared with fresh ingredients. The pasta dishes can be ordered as appetizer size or full entrée. The hanger steak dish was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Their chicken entrée was tender and flavorful. The baked clams were the best I ever had-so delicate and flavorful. Great dessert choices. All capped off with a great view of the Charles River. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Food, ambience, service were all stellar and will go back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "First I didn't realize this restaurant was in the Hotel Sonesta which is undergoing a major renovation to lobby area and bottom floor. very off putting. Food was ok, but not special but prices were a bit high for what was given. Service was good, attentive without being intrusive and though there were a number of tables the noise level was not reasonable."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary at your restaurant. The food was great, the view was beautiful. And the waiter was so lovely, he did all his best to make us feel special and served us a complementary dessert. It was amazing!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We had a fabulous dinner. My friends were dubious because the restaurant is in a hotel. They were blown away by how great the food is. And the view is lovely."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "First time visit to this restaurant. Apparently just finished renovation. Served by an entertaining waiter from Italy who speaks fluent "Italian English". Modest menu for both food and wine. Chose 9 course degustation menu. Wonderful pasta and absolutely delicious fish and clams served with Italian bread. Try to get a table by the window as you can get a nice view of the Charles River. A good place to take your date to enjoy a nice evening out."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Amazing food Very friendly and warm service All in all wonderful"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The only problem with this restaurant is the design and atmosphere. It is too big, too hollow, too cold. Too bad because Dante is such a fine chef. His other restaurant in Belmont is much better"
    Dined on 5/27/2013
  • "A colleague and I were having dinner at Dante, the food was exceptional as always and despite the construction that is going on in the hotel, the restaurant is not affected negatively by it. The only negative point of the evening is that our server was a bit too attentive- she was at the table every 10 minutes or so. The sever scolded my colleague when he pour more wine into our glasses, saying that she should be doing that. Honestly, while it's nice to have the service, this server needed either another table or side work to do, cause she made conversation difficult. This was the only distracting factor. The meal was perfect."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "A couple of friends raved about this restaurant. I finally tried it. I was disappointed. The food was quite simple and unsubtle, just like what you would get at an ordinary Italian restaurant. I think Bertucci's is better, and that's a very casual place. Being in a hotel, it has a businesslike atmosphere, which I didn't care about. The calamari appetizer was average, and the pesto pasta wasn't anything to rave about. The best part was the desserts, tiramisu, panna cotta, and chocolate cake, which were probably better than average."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We had a nice Italian dinner. The pasta and meatballs are clearly home made. The service was impeccable. The flavors were good and portions were just right. We had room for dessert and tried the gelato and an apple pie. The wine was a bit pricey at $10 a glass or $40/bottle for the house white. We had a very nice time and would go back."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Food was average .. nothing great. service was below average. For 6 people bill was $795.. would not recommend."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We're two couples that alternate picking restaurants every 2 months. My husband wanted Italian. Was glad I chose Dante. It was a cold, stormy night, but warm and welcoming inside. We wanted a quiet place to chat, and were very happy with the noise level. We were welcomed warmly at the door. The food was tasty and tastefully presented, with vegetarian options. Mushroom/chestnut soup special was comforting and seasonally-spiced. Our party's entree choices, all good, spanned vegetarian (cauliflower ravioli), meat (pork), hake, and gnocci with shortribs. Drinks (italian 75), sangria, and martinis were all good too, as was the wine (good selection by the glass or bottle). We had a nice view of the frozen Charles River Basin. Will return!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "He takes pride in everything he serves--menu is always fresh & food scrumptious"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "we took a vip client here for dinner and the food was excellent. Our server, Rosemary was outstanding."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "We had a great meal here even though one of our party of six was in a rush. The waitress and chef were very accommodating. Food was fantastic. However, when ordering, the waitress was a little pushy trying to add to the bill. There is a fine line between suggesting more food and pushing to add food to the bill and we think it was crossed. Other than that snag the service was great."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We were there to celebrate 60 years of friendships. We were treated with the utmost diginity and they even brought us a complimentary desert etched with a wonderful writing. Waitress was awesome and the atmosphere was wonderful. This was our second time and we loved it."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Our server was wonderful, entertaining, and made our night very enjoyable. I felt like we where in Italy The food was wonderful and I would recommended to everyone."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "I had a sweet night dinner here. The enviornment and service was great, foods are great too."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "We eat here almost every trip to Boston. The food is great and the service flawless. It is a great alternative to eating at crowded, noisy North end traps. The ambiance is wonderful. It is a lovely room. Don't miss the appetizers. Leave room for great desserts."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Dante was fantastic. The waiter gave us helpful suggestions for wine and appetizers, but didn't push when we said no to any of his suggestions. It wasn't especially crowded for a Saturday night, which helped keep the noise level down. It is fairly expensive so it is definitely a special occasion restaurant, but I would certainly come back again!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "my evening was wonderful except for the temperature. I was cold and left sooner than I would have (and ordered less, too) had I been warm. The oysters deal is outstanding! And the Wellfleets were delicious."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "I had a client for dinner here. The food and service was terrific. They warned me that it was going to be noisy as they had a couple of large groups. They were right. I've eaten here often as I really enjoy the food and in the warner months, eating outside overlooking the Charles River is great. Other than the noise, it's a very good stop."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "This was such a roller coaster of a dinner. For the apps the arancini were great. The baccala (usually one of my favorites) was SO disappointing. It tasted like absolutely nothing. The pastas were very good. The service was bizzare. Our server was incredibly awkward. The bus girl tried 3 different times to take away our food while we were still eating it! She apologized and said the server kept sending her over to clear. It was like they were harrasing us to finish. Not sure why since the place was empty. In the end she took our app plates and left the dish we were still sharing, but she might as well have taken the food since it's hard to eat without plates. We wanted to get away from the awkward service so bad we didn't stay for dessert."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "the food was excellent but the fries were not HOT.. view is spectacular - and would still go back! waiter was really nice and responsive"
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "We chose Dante after reading the reviews but were not exactly sure what we would find. We were meeting with friends who we had not seen in a long time and wanted a place that wasn't too noisy so we could catch up. We were offered outside tables with a view of the river which we declined since it was quite muggy that evening. This was not a problem and we were offered a table by the window. The waiter was extremely friendly and helpful. We shared 3 appetizers that were very good, we each had an entrée and we shared two very good desserts. The food was different and excellent, the service was excellent and we were allowed to linger which gave us plenty of time to catch up. It was a very enjoyable evening"
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "Delicious light Italian food with a quiet terrace overlooking a marina on the Charles River - heaven!"
    Dined on 8/30/2013