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The Most Romantic Restaurants in Boston

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, Bondir Cambridge, Mamma Maria
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Financial District, Cambridge, North End
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Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar

$$$$·American·
Financial District
2,183 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Located on Rowes Wharf in Boston’s Financial District, Meritage Restaurant is the perfect place to bring a date for a cozy night and good food. They aim to match wine and food togeRead more
91% recommended
Best Service in Boston

Bondir Cambridge

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Cambridge
781 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Creative Cuisine
Bondir Cambridge is hands-down one of the most romantic restaurants in Boston. They offer a 5 course Tasting Menu in an elegant setting in the center of Cambridge. The cuisine usesRead more
90% recommended
Romantic in Boston / New England
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Mamma Maria

$$$$·Italian·
North End
4,597 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 Read more
97% recommended
Italian in Boston / New England

La Voile Brookline

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Brookline
639 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • 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 fromRead more
92% recommended

Ma Maison

$$$$·French·
Beacon Hill
1,062 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Special Occasion
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 deliveRead more
98% recommended
French in Boston / New England

Grotto

$$$$·Italian·
Beacon Hill
2,565 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Cozy
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 dinRead more
93% recommended
Romantic in Boston
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Deuxave

$$$$·French·
Back Bay
3,405 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 tRead more
91% recommended
French in Boston / New England

Euno Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
North End
1,491 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Authentic
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 creaRead more
95% recommended
Italian in Boston / New England

Top of the Hub

$$$$·American·
Back Bay
11,376 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
What could be more romantic than taking your date to dinner with a view of Boston’s gorgeous skyline? That’s what you’ll get at Top of the Hub, located on the 52nd floor of PrudentRead more
91% recommended
Most Booked in Boston / New England

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Back Bay
86 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Authentic
  • 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 sopRead more
89% recommended

Fat Hen Broadway East

$$$$·Italian·
Somerville
291 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
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 atmospheRead more
85% recommended
Notable Wine List in Boston

Forcella

$$$$·Italian·
North End
145 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 reRead more
92% recommended

The Table at Season To Taste

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Cambridge
748 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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 CRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Boston / New England

Dona Habana

$$$$·Cuban·
South End
532 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
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 yoRead more
89% recommended

Table

$$$$·Italian·
North End
163 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
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 andRead more
100% recommended
Best Service in Boston / New England
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Asta

$$$$·Modern European·
Back Bay
48 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Creative Cuisine
If you’re looking for a cozy date restaurant in Boston, Asta is just the place. This Modern European restaurant serves seasonally inspired tasting menus in a welcoming, open settinRead more
Best Overall in Boston / New England

Brassica Kitchen

$$$$·French American·
Jamaica Plain
696 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 espresRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Boston / New England

Forage

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Cambridge
798 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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,Read more
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Boston

Dali

$$$$·Spanish·
Cambridge
678 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 onRead more
99% recommended

Venezia Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Neponset Circle
1,044 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
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 wilRead more
91% recommended
Scenic View in Boston
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