9 Romantic Dinner Date Spots in Boston

9 Romantic Dinner Date Spots in Boston

  • Dylan Costello
  • 09/26/22

If you’re moving to the Boston area, you might want to learn more about some of the best romantic restaurants in the neighborhood so you can enjoy a date night or celebrate a special occasion. Here is a list of some of the top romantic dinner date spots in Boston that offer the ambiance, food, and drink you and your partner want during a romantic night out.


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Looking for Back Bay homes for sale? Then you might be interested in Frenchie, which is, true to its name, a romantic French restaurant on the South End of Boston. The restaurant’s greenhouse offers outdoor dining all year round, with a beautiful and lush garden ambiance in the summer. The greenhouse sparkles like a jewelry box during the winter months. This easy-going restaurant and wine bar is the ideal space for a special celebration or a third date. For food, Frenchie provides shareable plates with a menu organized by hot and cold dishes. You should try the pommes aligot and the drumsticks coq au vin if available.


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Oleana is an Inman Square Boston restaurant with a popular garden patio and two quaint dining rooms. The restaurant’s chef and owner, Ana Sortun, cooks dishes from the delicious, fragrant, and spice-laden cuisines of Sicily, Egypt, Morocco, Armenia, Greece, and Turkey. The desserts are impeccable, and the small plates are memorable. Oleana offers plenty of fantastic vegetarian options if you or your partner are vegetarian. Try the lamb moussaka with eggplant, whipped potato, and fava beans, the fried mussels with hot peppers and Turkish Tarator sauce, or the seven-vegetable Brik with mushrooms, green garlic, fava, pea greens, and potato.


MIDA is considered one of the most romantic dinner spots in Boston, and the food alone will make you fall in love with this contemporary Italian eatery. The award-winning chef Douglas Williams focuses on seasonal and fresh ingredients for pasta dishes like spaccatelli al pesto and gnocchi cacio e pepe. These dishes can be enjoyed on MIDA’s cozy South End patio or in the back room, which features a kitchen view. There is also a newly opened MIDA location in Newton for people in the suburbs who don’t want to trek into the city.


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Deuxave is an American creative restaurant in the Back Bay neighborhood with a glamorous dining room complete with chandeliers. This welcoming restaurant offers a special occasion feel without a hint of stuffiness. Deuxave is located on one of the most beautiful corners in Boston. Chef and owner Chris Coombs provides some delicious dishes complemented by an extensive wine list, including Deuxave’s signature French onion soup (simmered for nine hours), the crispy-skinned Giannone chicken, and the lobster gnocchi fricassee.

Puritan & Company

When you purchase Back Bay real estate, you’ll want to add Puritan & Company to your neighborhood must-try list. This contemporary American restaurant is located in Inman Square and is led by chef and owner Will Gilson. The romantic eatery’s dining room is both bustling and intimate, and the room’s warm light gives off an ambiance that makes all patrons look amazing. Puritan & Company does modern takes on traditional New England dishes with local, farm-fresh ingredients, including the truffled crab toast. The restaurant also offers a well-informed and friendly staff of dedicated employees for your wonderful night out on the town.

No. 9 Park

No. 9 Park is a timeless French-Italian restaurant atop Boston Common in Beacon Hill that provides floor-to-ceiling views of the eatery’s front dining room. Barbara Lynch’s flagship establishment is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner. The former mansion boasts a fantastic appearance and impeccable service from the exceptional sommelier Cat Silirie and the excellent bartenders. No. 9 Park’s French-Italian cuisine is constantly changing, elegant, and worth the price of the five-course tasting menu. Try the raw bar with shrimp cocktail and East Coast oysters, the tagliatelle with Bolognese and sage, or the Duet of Rohan Duck with parsnip, trumpet royale mushrooms, and turnip.

Woods Hill Pier 4

Woods Hill Pier 4 is a creative American restaurant found in the Seaport district with one of Boston's top outdoor dining backdrops. The restaurant’s waterfront views set the mood with beautiful starry nights and incredible sunsets. Chef Charlie Foster’s impeccable farm-to-table menu adds to Woods Hill Pier 4’s stunning vista and harborside ambiance. Meanwhile, the menu also sources many ingredients from the Woods Hill farm in New Hampshire. Check out the shellfish platter with crab salad, poached shrimp, steamed mussels with Old Bay aioli, littleneck clams, oysters, salmon Crudo, and lobster salad.

Bistro du Midi

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A recently renovated French restaurant in one of the most desirable addresses in Boston, Bistro du Midi is located across the street from the Public Garden in the Back Bay neighborhood. The newly brightened space offers an incredible wine list, beautiful views, and New England-inspired French food, all of which make for a romantic dinner. Try the Lamb Carpaccio with asparagus, pecorino, fried cornichons, and summer truffle aioli, the Bouillabaisse du Midi with calamari, shrimp, scallop, lobster, mussels, and clams, and Foie Gras Terrine with cherry clafoutis, passion fruit, raspberry, and sea salt.


Considered one of the best places to dine after a romantic walk around the neighborhood, Bricco is perfect for your first date night after you buy one of the Back Bay homes for sale. You can have a cozy and picturesque dinner by the fireplace in the back room of Bricco for a fun and romantic night out on the town. This Italian eatery features some excellent artisanal pasta, including the ricotta pillows dressed with truffle butter, wild mushrooms, and gnudi di ricotta garnish, the Tortelli pumpkin with amaretti and honey, sage butter, root vegetables, and ricotta salata, and the farfalle tartufate with lobster meat, fava beans, pancetta, black truffle, and lobster fume.

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