Igloos, Yurts, and More of the Best Outdoor Restaurants in Boston
More Than 40 Choices for Outdoor Restaurants in Boston!
By Lu, OTL City Guides & Seat Fillers
I’ll be honest with you – I was pleasantly surprised when I put together a list of outdoor restaurants in Boston.
I’m originally from the northeast (shout out to Syracuse!) and know that patio dining tends to be few and far between. Or, when a restaurant rolls out its patio tables and umbrellas, it’s only for a few months. That makes sense considering there was a year when I had a six-foot mound of snow in the backyard in May.
But we live in a new world now, and outdoor restaurants in Boston are much more appealing. It’s not just a matter of ambiance. Although does it get any better than sitting by the water with a refreshing cocktail, sharing some appetizers?
These days, though, outdoor dining in Boston (and anywhere else for that matter) has become somewhat of a necessity. What caught me off guard, though, was the creativity that restaurants demonstrate.
Boston Outdoor Dining in a Yurt
The Bowery Bar features dining al fresco in some of the most beautiful yurts you’ve seen. They’re heated for comfort in cold weather and accommodate up to six people.
Don’t wait until the last minute to reserve one, though. There are only three, so be sure to book early. It’s a fun and unique way to be social and safe at the same time.
Igloos in One of the Most Fun Outdoor Lounges in Boston
If a yurt isn’t your thing, how about an igloo? Yes, you read that correctly. I’m not advocating for a trip to Alaska, as the Envoy Hotel has private igloos on its rooftop in the Lookout Lounge. You can order small plates and cocktails and take in an incredible view.
Come on; you have to agree that some of the best outdoor restaurants in Boston are some of the most unusual as well.
As with the yurts at The Bowery Bar, you’ll need to make a reservation for an igloo. And I don’t get to say that just every day!
Some of the Best Outdoor Restaurants in Boston
|Rail Stop||96 Guest St Boston, MA 02135||Rail Stop|
|Dillon’s||955 Boylston St Boston, MA 02115||Dillon’s|
|Porto||Ring Road Boston, MA 02199||Porto|
|La Viole||261 Newbury St Boston, MA 02116||La Viole|
|Itadaki||269 Newbury St Boston, MA 02116||Itadaki|
|Eataly||800 Bolyston St Boston, Ma 02199||Eataly|
|Earl’s Kitchen + Bar||800 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02199||Earl’s Kitchen + Bar|
|Stephanie’s On Newbury||190 Newbury St Boston, MA 02116||Stephanie’s On Newbury|
|Deuxave||371 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02115||Deuxave|
|Tasty Burger||145 Dartmouth St Boston, MA 02116||Tasty Burger|
|Piattini||226 Newbury St Boston, MA 02116||Piattini|
|Alibi||215 Charles St Boston, MA 02114||Alibi|
|Bostonia Public House||131 State St Boston, MA 02109||Bostonia Public House/|
|Ned Devine’s||1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace Boston, MA 02109||Ned Devine’s|
|North Street Grille||229 North St Boston, MA 02113||North Street Grille|
|Grotto||37 Bowdoin St Boston, MA 02114||Grotto|
|Ward 8||90 N Washington St Boston, MA 02114||Ward 8|
|Blarney Stone Bar||1505 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02122||Blarney Stone Bar|
|The Bowery Bar||2261 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02124||The Bowery Bar|
|Harp + Bard||1099 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02125||Harp + Bard|
|Wahlburgers||9 District Ave Boston, MA 02125||Wahlburgers|
|Maverick’s||154 Maverick St Boston, MA 02128||Maverick’s|
|D’Parma Italian Cuisine||182 Sumner St Boston, MA 02128||D’Parma Italian Cuisine|
|Milkweed||1508 Tremont St Boston, MA 02120||Milkweed|
|Oath Pizza - Fenway||1348 Boylston St Boston, MA 02215||Oath Pizza - Fenway|
|Cafe Landwer||900 Beacon St Boston, MA 02215||Cafe Landwer|
|Tavern of Tales||1478 Tremont St Boston, MA 02120||Tavern of Tales|
|Mare Oyster Bar||223 Hanover St Boston, MA 02113||Mare Oyster Bar|
|Mother Anna’s||211 Hanover St Boston , MA 02113||Mother Anna’s|
|753 South||753 South St Boston, MA 02131||753 South|
|Antonio’s Bacaro||5 Fairmont Ave Boston, MA 02136||Antonio’s Bacaro|
|Casa Verde||711 Centre St Boston, MA 02130||Casa Verde|
|Brassica Kitchen & Cafe||3710 Washington St Boston, MA 02130||Brassica Kitchen & Cafe|
|Strega Waterfront||1 Marina Park Drive Boston, MA 02210||Strega Waterfront|
|75 On Liberty Wharf||220 Northern Ave Boston, MA 02210||75 On Liberty Wharf|
|Gather||75 Northern Ave Boston, MA 02210||Gather|
|Rosa Mexicano||155 Seaport Blvd Boston, MA 02210||Rosa Mexicano|
|Yellow Door Taqueria||354 Harrison Ave Boston, MA 02118||Yellow Door Taqueria/|
|Petit Robert Bistro||480 Columbus Ave Boston, MA 02118||Petit Robert Bistro|
|Cosmica||40 Berkeley St Boston, MA 02116||Cosmica|
|Shenanigans||332 W Broadway Boston, MA 02127||Shenanigans|
|The Envoy Hotel - Lookout Lounge||70 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210||The Envoy Hotel - Lookout Lounge|
Boston Outdoor Restaurants are Just the Beginning
Did you know that OTL started as a seat filler club in Boston in 2014? We’ve merged all of our locations into one big OTL Seat Fillers club, but are also excited to share local information, tips, and tricks in the OTL City Guides.