The Most Romantic Restaurants in Boston

When it comes to must-see cities in the United States, Boston sits at the top of the list! Ranking high in cultural offerings, historical value and architectural beauty, it’s no wonder that Boston represents one of the most-visited places in the country. Even as the largest city in New England, Boston prides itself as a walkable metropolis with clean streets. Whether you wander the Freedom Trail, visit the Institute of Contemporary Art or stroll through Boston Common, you can find plenty of ways to enjoy all the wonder Boston has to offer on foot. Not to mention the culinary scene, which measures up to neighboring cities like NYC and Philadelphia, especially for couples in town. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. If you seek a sentimental setting with that special someone, check out our list of the Most Romantic Restaurants in Boston.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Mamma Maria, La Voile Brookline, Ma Maison
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Contemporary French, French
Neighborhoods:North End, Brookline, Beacon Hill
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Mamma Maria

$$$$·Italian·
North End
5,321 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

Mamma Maria is one of the most romantic restaurants in Boston and both locals and visitors keep the place busy all week long. Set in a nineteenth-century brick row house with five private dining rooms...

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Italian in Boston / New England
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La Voile Brookline

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Brookline
866 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

La Voile, meaning “The Sail” in French, is one of the city’s most authentic French restaurants. When you walk in the doors, waiters greet you with a “Bonjour” and a warm smile from the staff. Many con...

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Ma Maison

$$$$·French·
Beacon Hill
1,807 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Located in Beacon Hill, arguably the most romantic neighborhood in Boston, Ma Maison is a fantastic place to bring a date or celebrate a romantic occasion. Chef Jacky Robert delivers an exceptional me...

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French in Boston / New England

Grotto

$$$$·Italian·
Beacon Hill
2,734 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Grotto is the place to go for delicious Italian food in a wonderfully romantic setting in Beacon Hill. Occupying an inconspicuous, subterranean spot on Bowdoin Street, Grotto’s dining room features ex...

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Deuxave

$$$$·French·
Back Bay
4,086 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List

Head to the Back Bay for a delightfully romantic date night at Deuxave. Owners Brian Piccini and Christopher Coombs are proud of the inspired, fine dining menu available here and they change options s...

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French in Boston / New England
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Euno Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
North End
1,764 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Located in the heart of Boston’s historic North End, Euno is one of the most romantic restaurants in Boston. The interior features exposed brick walls and romantic lighting to create a charming ambian...

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Romantic in Boston

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Back Bay
410 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

BASILE Fine Italian Kitchen is highly recognized and admired in Boston’s stylish restaurant scene. They bring wonderful flavors and ambiance to the South End/Back Bay area. The sophisticated interior ...

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Notable Wine List in Boston / New England
7 people mentioned the Rigatoni Bolognese
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Fat Hen Broadway East

$$$$·Italian·
Somerville
335 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine

The Fat Hen, located near Tufts University and Assembly Row in the Somerville neighborhood of Boston, is a casual elegant Italian restaurant. Diners love the sophisticated atmosphere and it’s perfect ...

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7 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Forcella

$$$$·Italian·
North End
418 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Forcella, considered one of the best Italian restaurants in Boston, is the place to go if you’re looking for old school Italian cuisine. Located in the North End, this is a tiny restaurant that’s perf...

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Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Boston / New England
4 people mentioned the Black Pepper

Season To Taste

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
1,110 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

The Table at Season To Taste is a small, swanky restaurant with an open kitchen and warm, intimate environment. Tucked away on a quiet block in a corner of Cambridge, it features Contemporary French a...

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American in Boston / New England
17 people mentioned the Granola

Dona Habana

$$$$·Cuban·
South End
987 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

Dona Habana is a great spot for a romantic and carefree date - ask any local! The space looks like a tropical paradise and you’ll feel like you’re in Old Havana, Cuba the second you step inside. The b...

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13 people mentioned the Ropa Vieja

Table

$$$$·Italian·
North End
377 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

Table is definitely one of the most romantic restaurants in Boston and they are masters of classic Italian dining. Located in the North End, the restaurant features a very warm and cozy atmosphere and...

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Fit for Foodies in Boston
12 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Brassica Kitchen

$$$$·French American·
Jamaica Plain
1,069 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

Brassica Kitchen and Cafe is a super trendy restaurant in Boston created by the Whisk Pop-up Group. During the daytime they function as a coffee shop focused on pastries and espresso drinks. By night ...

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Best Overall in Boston / New England
44 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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Forage

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Cambridge
1,076 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

If you’re looking for a romantic restaurant in Cambridge, head to Forage on Craigie Circle. It’s a warm and cozy neighborhood bistro right off Harvard Square that serves up casual, contemporary Americ...

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Healthy in Boston / New England
10 people mentioned the Bluefish
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Dali

$$$$·Spanish·
Cambridge
982 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies

For traditional Spanish cuisine in a sultry setting that’s perfect for a date, head to Dali on Washington Street in Cambridge. The interior is romantic and colorful with artwork on the walls, a tin ce...

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Best Ambiance in Boston
62 people mentioned the Sangria
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Venezia Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Neponset Circle
1,657 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront

Want to impress your date with great food and stunning views? Head to Venezia Restaurant, located in Neponset Circle in a breathtaking setting along the Boston Harbor. Here you will find award-winning...

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Scenic View in Boston
21 people mentioned the Short Rib
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