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.

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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.

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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 Stop96 Guest St Boston, MA 02135Rail Stop
Dillon’s955 Boylston St Boston, MA 02115Dillon’s
PortoRing Road Boston, MA 02199Porto
La Viole261 Newbury St Boston, MA 02116La Viole
Itadaki269 Newbury St Boston, MA 02116Itadaki
Eataly800 Bolyston St Boston, Ma 02199Eataly
Earl’s Kitchen + Bar800 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02199Earl’s Kitchen + Bar
Stephanie’s On Newbury190 Newbury St Boston, MA 02116Stephanie’s On Newbury
Deuxave371 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02115Deuxave
Tasty Burger145 Dartmouth St Boston, MA 02116Tasty Burger
Piattini226 Newbury St Boston, MA 02116Piattini
Alibi215 Charles St Boston, MA 02114Alibi
Bostonia Public House131 State St Boston, MA 02109Bostonia Public House/
Ned Devine’s1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace Boston, MA 02109Ned Devine’s
North Street Grille229 North St Boston, MA 02113North Street Grille
Grotto37 Bowdoin St Boston, MA 02114Grotto
Ward 890 N Washington St Boston, MA 02114Ward 8
Blarney Stone Bar1505 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02122Blarney Stone Bar
The Bowery Bar2261 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02124The Bowery Bar
Harp + Bard1099 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02125Harp + Bard
Wahlburgers9 District Ave Boston, MA 02125Wahlburgers
Maverick’s154 Maverick St Boston, MA 02128Maverick’s
D’Parma Italian Cuisine182 Sumner St Boston, MA 02128D’Parma Italian Cuisine
Milkweed1508 Tremont St Boston, MA 02120Milkweed
Oath Pizza - Fenway1348 Boylston St Boston, MA 02215Oath Pizza - Fenway
Cafe Landwer900 Beacon St Boston, MA 02215Cafe Landwer
Tavern of Tales1478 Tremont St Boston, MA 02120Tavern of Tales
Mare Oyster Bar223 Hanover St Boston, MA 02113Mare Oyster Bar
Mother Anna’s211 Hanover St Boston , MA 02113Mother Anna’s
753 South753 South St Boston, MA 02131753 South
Antonio’s Bacaro5 Fairmont Ave Boston, MA 02136Antonio’s Bacaro
Casa Verde711 Centre St Boston, MA 02130Casa Verde
Brassica Kitchen & Cafe3710 Washington St Boston, MA 02130Brassica Kitchen & Cafe
Strega Waterfront1 Marina Park Drive Boston, MA 02210Strega Waterfront
75 On Liberty Wharf220 Northern Ave Boston, MA 0221075 On Liberty Wharf
Gather75 Northern Ave Boston, MA 02210Gather
Rosa Mexicano155 Seaport Blvd Boston, MA 02210Rosa Mexicano
Yellow Door Taqueria354 Harrison Ave Boston, MA 02118Yellow Door Taqueria/
Petit Robert Bistro480 Columbus Ave Boston, MA 02118Petit Robert Bistro
Cosmica40 Berkeley St Boston, MA 02116Cosmica
Shenanigans332 W Broadway Boston, MA 02127Shenanigans
The Envoy Hotel - Lookout Lounge70 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210The Envoy Hotel - Lookout Lounge
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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.