Dante

4.1
1147 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
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).
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
DINNER MENU
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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


Friday & Saturday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(617) 497-4200
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Dante de Magistris
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Kelly Early: (617) 497-4219
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
The best option for parking is across the street at the Cambridgeside Galleria. Parking at the Galleria is $4/vehicle.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Green Line to Lechmere, Red Line to Kendall/MIT, or Orange Line to Community College
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon 5:30PM - 10:00PM

What 1147 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
3.6
service
4.2
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
4.0Dined 5 days ago

Love the patio. Bartender knows what he/she is doing. Food is quite good.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Visiting Boston

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We always try to visit during the warmer months, when outside tables offer great views of the sun drenched Boston skyline. Since you are out by the bar, it can get a little exuberant but generally it is not too loud. Drinks are not inexpensive, but you are paying for the view.
I enjoyed the polpette (3 large, tender meatballs ..well flavored with a nice tomato sauce) and a half size portion of shell pasta with shrimp & scallops. The dish was ample in size and very good, with just a little heat in the cream sauce. My wife was a little less impressed with the octopus.

Usually it is not hard to get a table, but call ahead or check OT to be sure. It often works out, even under spur of the moment circumstances.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Hostess was extremely rude. Food was good but a little overpriced.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

We chose Dante because we were hoping to sit outdoors on their nice patio, but alas a thunderstorm prevented that! I like the food, but am not crazy about the rather dull grey interior of the restaurant. That said, my salad and pasta were delicious, as was my husband's veal chop, and the service was very nice as well.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

2nd time at Dante. The first time, the wind blew menus and olive oil everywhere and service was indifferent. This time, winds were calm but service still indifferent. The outdoor dining and views are the main draw. The food, though quite good, is a tad on the expensive side ($30 salmon) but the views, with sunset reflections off the Pru and downtown Boston, are worth at least a 20% premium. One hint: Forego the hotel and Cambridgeside parking and take your first right AFTER the hotel entrance - a backstreet that abuts ArtBar, Dante and Waterfront with free parking. Savings there can be applied to menu. But a beautiful sunset spot.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Food was good and service was excellent. We celebrated father's day last Saturday.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I really can't say too much about the experience as we were never served anything besides water. The two servers on the patio walked by my husband and I repeatedly but never stopped to even take our drink order. We left in disgust after 20 minutes.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food was not good at all - very disappointing

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

We were guests at the hotel. I was attending the Harvard course on Internal Medicine.

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the menu. The bruschetta was outstanding.

Thank you for the superb service.

Dr and Mrs John Peto
Toronto, Canada

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Very please with the food but service was very slow. Don't think I'd hurry back unless I wasn't in a hurry.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Food was fantastic, almost as good as the view of the sunset over the Charles. Service was a little slow but that worked for us as we were able to spend longer chatting.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

What a wonderful place! The food was excellent and the location and view are fantastic. We will definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was a Sunday evening and perhaps they had a some inexperienced waiters. They seemed young, insecure and tentative. They tried but they clearly need more practice. Also, the choice of music was annoying and the noise from a private party made it even worse. We have enjoyed this restaurant in the past and the view and location are appealing.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent food and service. Fairly small menu, but fair variety. Well presented food.
Recommend the salmon and risotto.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Very nice place, the food was delicious and the ambiance is perfect for a private conversation. Wait staff are very good too.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Service incredibly slow, though place was not busy. Repeated attempts ordering a bottle of wine from wine list only to be told choices unavailable after long wait and offered a more expensive choices Finally gave up.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent Salmon from Denmark! Loved the big pour of wine and the $2.00 appetizers at the bar. You can’t have a better view of Boston than from Cambridge. Can’t wait for the outdoor patio to open!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great View and good food. Attentive staff. Enjoyed when we visited Cambridge

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food is simply delicious. We went for family Easter lunch and enjoyed the Easter menu. We ordered two appetizer size of pastas, both of them beyond expectations. The lamb was baked to perfection with the fat melt in the mouth.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Meal was excellent. Food was creative and the blending of different ingredients and tastes worked well. Service was not up to snuff. The waiter was preoccupied with friends who were dining and did not pay attention to our table. He did not ask if we would like a second drink and we had to hail him for coffee to finish the meal. Very satisfied with the food and the overall surroundings. We were staying at the hotel and it was convenient. We would definitely eat there again but, I would hope the service is more attentive next time.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The arancini was delicious and the salmon was perfectly cooked.

What was not good was that when we ordered "gnocci" we were served pasta, and the "lemon risotto" was nicely flavored white rice. Each one tasted good enough, but don't say gnocci or risotto if it is not.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

A very nice Italian meal with a great view.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We have gone to Dante many times and are always satisfied.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great views of Boston. Food and service is top notch. Love the $2 appetizer selection before 6pm. Thank You.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Ridiculously overpriced. $28 for Spaghetti Carbonara, mid size portion. What a joke

I liked the Calamari starter though. Good value there. Strange

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Outstanding food. Great service. Incredible dinner!

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The kitchen "forgot" about us halfway through Christmas Eve Dinner. We came to Dante specifically for "The Feast of the Seven Fishes." After waiting for 35 minutes between courses, my guest needed to leave. He is a physician on call snd needed to check the ER he covers. I explained to the Captain, paid & tipped 18% and asked to have out desserts to go. Then the waited tried to force to stay to explain to someone why he (the waiter) was not at fault. When I repeated that both the captain & the waiter agreed to have our desserts to go, I was called "rude and impatient." We left - over $200 poorer - no dessert, no entree, no parking validation (the dowdy cashier refused to validate our parking ticket). Merry Effing Christmas. .

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The waiter was alternately unaware of us and unhelpful. Our meatball appetizer was served cold. I'm pretty sure that the case of tummy flu I experienced in the middle of the night was the result of undercooked chicken. Great location, but the current operation is underachieving.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Our waiter was outstanding. The music fit the atmosphere. Food was perfect.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Special birthday celebration for my son's 20th! Our waiter was professional and friendly. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Hotel is a personal favorite, very nice to have a signature restaurant to dine. Would recommend for great bar scene or special gathering!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Amazing server from brazil

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing views and amazing service! Ask for Rashid! He was absolutely accommodating and made us feel welcome!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a great time at Dante. It was our first time back there in almost 10 years. The food was just as good as the first time we visited. I'd definitely go back and highly recommend Dante.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on October 9, 2017

We were married at the Royal Sonesta and go back each year for our anniversary dinner. We had a lovely meal with very good service. There was a very large group dining at the hotel which made for a crowded and noisy room that night. I assume it also prevented us from getting a nice table with a view. -- we were in the corner to accommodate the large group. Dante is a very nice restaurant with friendly staff, and it is a favorite tradition for us to go there.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Our waiter was inattentive and seemed slow to understand questions. He disappeared for most of the evening and forgot to bring part of our order. Fortunately we were able to flag another waiter who helped us.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Dining with a view of the Charles River, sitting on the terrace was fabulous.
The wait staff was excellent, discrete & very accommodating
All the dishes met or exceeded our expectations.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Went to test it out to hold an event there. Food was awful. Calamari was so lemony you were not sure what you were eating. Meatballs ok. 2 got hanger steak so salty you could not eat it. One got char he said worse he ever had. I got chicken melinase chicken ok toppings horrible. We split the sides all bad. Snap peas, eggplant and broccoli.
Staff was ok at best and not one person ever asked how our food was.
Needless to say I will not be going back.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Very disappointed that the menu on OpenTable was not remotely similar to the dinner menu available. However the food we had was good. The restaurant was nearly empty but hostess decided to sit a large and loud group next to our table, which was not good for ambiance or for a romantic dinner.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 28, 2017

The staff was very accommodating. We wanted to be seated at a quiet table. Food was good but a bit pricey. We liked the half order options.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
29