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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Boston

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Boston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of No Relation restaurant
4.9
4.9 (116)
$50 and over
Japanese
South End
About the restaurant
Tucked away down a narrow hallway, No Relation is a nine-seat, secret sushi restaurant nestled within Shore Leave, a tropical experience from the team at Bar Mezzana. Chef Colin Lynch leads the inventive omakase menu, where Japanese technique and his creative interpretation of a sushi-ya are presented each evening over approximately 14 courses. Join us in a shared intimate experience with a thoughtfully curated menu, served directly by our chefs. No Relation is ticketed dining experience. You must provide payment for the experience at the time you make the reservation. Tickets are non-refundable within seven days of your reservation.
Top review
Kiet
Dined 5 days ago
I love this place! 3rd time coming here! Love space with 9 seats, love watching the chefs prepare the sushi, great presentation. The sushi itself is the best I've had in Boston.
A photo of Mamma Maria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5499)
$31 to $50
Italian
North End
About the restaurant
More availability on our website. Our restaurant also offers unique private rooms for small parties starting at 4 people- email mammamariaboston@gmail.com to inquire.
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Superior local and seasonal ingredients distinguish our Italian cuisine. Our menu is updated daily to reflect market changes. Our setting is historical and unique. Five elegant dining rooms ( most with views of the city) are tucked throughout an antique brick townhouse overlooking North Square in the heart of Boston's North End neighborhood.

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ErikaK
Dined 5 days ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Mamma Maria. The food was exceptional and service was outstanding. The lobster pasta in particular was a standout. We look forward to our next visit!
A photo of Trattoria Pulcinella restaurant
4.8
4.8 (614)
$30 and under
Italian
Cambridge
About the restaurant
Trattoria Pulcinella is a nice family run business; we offer a lot of specials from our native homeland of Naples, Italy.
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Tilda
Dined on Jun 20, 2024
Trattoria Pulinella is a gem. I love the ambiance - it feels like a slice of Italy in Cambridge; our waiter was lovely and the relaxed pace is what I so enjoy when dining out. Great wine selection and the plated meals looked as sublime as the taste. We were a party of five and we ordered from the specials on offer that night; branzino with sauteed vegetables, sweet corn and ricotta ravioli with a light cream sauce, artichoke hearts and tonnino, grilled mixed summer vegetables with a fig jam - we finished the dinner with their tiramisu delish! We sat in the restaurant because it was a pretty steamy night, but they have patio dining and I will go back and try that out soon.
A photo of Vinny's Ristorante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (716)
$30 and under
Italian
Somerville
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Somerville, Vinny’s serves the best in Sicilian-style cooking, made only with the finest ingredients. Our Dinner and Lunch entrees are superb! Along with a wide choice of Wines, Vinny’s has a full bar as well as the best desserts this side of the North End. Our premium deli sandwiches are available all day, as well as Meals To Go, subs and catering. Come on down and enjoy your next meal here at Vinny’s.
Top review
JoeTvip
Dined 5 days ago
Great as usual!! Good, service always consistent. All a good meal.
A photo of One + One restaurant
4.8
4.8 (78)
$30 and under
Breakfast
Back Bay
About the restaurant
Start your weekday mornings with an elegant a la carte breakfast in our chic restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows that offers views of Boston and plentiful sunshine.

Each Sunday from 8:00AM to 2:00PM, guests can enjoy a delightful brunch with family and friends in One + One, the Hotel’s warm and sunny restaurant. After perusing our bakery selection, fruits and yogurts, American-styled breakfast, and specialty toasts, watch a beautifully crafted dish be prepared before your eyes at our signature station. On your way to your table, stop for fresh seafood featured on our raw bar, and end your experience on a sweet note with pastries specially curated by our Pastry Chef.

Open seven days a week, we invite you to enjoy innovative cuisine and welcoming Four Seasons service in an ideal setting for breakfast and brunch with friends and family.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Our server was amazing, one of the people worked there took pictures of us. We loved the environment all together so much.
A photo of Zuma Boston restaurant
4.7
4.7 (32)
$50 and over
Japanese
Back Bay
About the restaurant
zuma, located on the second floor in the Four Seasons One Dalton, brings chef rainer becker’s internationally acclaimed style of modern japanese cuisine to America. already renowned in london, hong kong, istanbul, and dubai, zuma Boston offers a sophisticated cuisine philosophy of flavorsome, modern Japanese dishes in a fun and vibrant environment inspired by the informal dining style called izakaya.

the menu is comprehensive and alluring. dishes are authentic but not traditional with bold, intense flavors and an emphasis on simple presentation acquired through quality ingredients. izakaya style means that dishes are designed to be shared at the table.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Exquisite sushi and an elegant atmosphere. It was perfect for date night.
A photo of Golden Temple restaurant
4.6
4.6 (801)
$30 and under
Chinese
Brookline
About the restaurant
The premium quality behind our fresh and healthy food is that we start every dish with fresh, natural, wholesome ingredients. Golden Temple uses only premium lean meats, fresh seafood and natural produce. We are raising the standards for your health by purchasing from the highest quality and respected purveyors available to us.
Top review
Jayceevip
Dined 3 days ago
The food was fresh & delicious & healthy. The crab rangoon, barbecued spare ribs, chicken fingers are some of the best appetizers we have ever tasted at a Chinese restaurant. The wonton soup was delicious & for our main course we had chicken with snow pea pods and chicken fried rice also scrumptious!! The staff is very friendly and accommodating!! Every dish is made to order based on your preferences!! The overall experience was fabulous!!
A photo of Glass House restaurant
4.6
4.6 (282)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Cambridge
About the restaurant
Glass House is a restaurant, bar and event space that serves as a modern day meeting house offering contemporary food and drink inspired by both American and international cuisine.

Glass House is located in Kendall Square, next to Charles River Canoe and Kayak and the Pilgrim Parking Garage.

Once the center of the nation’s glass-making industry, East Cambridge attracted the most accomplished artisans from across the globe and produced patents for the cutting edge glassworks of its day. Glass House is a nod to the neighborhood’s glass architecture, its inventive history, and its contemporary focus on discovery and exploration.

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LauraW
Dined 3 days ago
Beautiful setting with an outdoor space. Convenient parking. Service was excellent and the prices were acceptable. Food was fresh, but not special.
A photo of Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Back Bay Boston restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1339)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Back Bay
About the restaurant
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse embodies the rich tradition of the classic American steakhouse, serving USDA Prime Beef, fresh seafood and premium wines from our award-winning wine selection.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Waiter George was impeccable with the food and drinks and accommodating for my wife’s 30th birthday. Hostesses were extremely kind wicked nice the best atmosphere. Absolute best filet I’ve ever had HIGHLY RECOMMEND and will be back.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - Boston, MA | South Bay restaurant
4.6
4.6 (379)
$31 to $50
Japanese
South Boston
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 21, 2024
Had a great time and had a fun birthday celebration for my bestie.
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