Boston is a true foodie destination known for its bold culinary spirit and New England seafood. Boston's south end and Back Bay neighborhoods offer a vibrant dining scene with the best restaurants and eateries in the city. In the Spring, the streets of Boston are dotted with outdoor patios and sidewalk cafes for open-air dining.
Boston may be famous for its baked beans, but the food culture in Beantown is creative, eclectic and loaded with ethnic flavors. Whether you're craving fresh local catch, old-school Italian, or modern American tavern fare, you'll find incredible restaurants and outdoor dining spot showcasing local and international cuisines. Try the clam chowder with a local craft beer on one of Boston's lively patios this season. See why Boston is all about good food and good vibes.
Top 5 Boston Restaurants with Outdoor Dining
Rooftop@Revere at the Revere Hotel Boston Common
Summer starts in April at the coveted rooftop lounge at the Revere Hotel. Relax with a cocktail and locally inspired light fare at Rooftop@Revere. Enjoy a classic lobster roll or a cheeseburger with a local craft beer or sangria at the Boston's best rooftop bar and outdoor dining destination. Grab a table, hang out in a cabana and soak up sweeping views of the Back Bay.
Earls Kitchen + Bar Prudential
Pop up to Earls for creative global cuisine and cocktails on the massive rooftop patio at the top of the Prudential Center. Earls offers feel-good foods – from sushi to street tacos - and cool vibes above Boston's Back Bay. Try a filet with a crab cake, ahi tuna poke bowl, and the lobster and shrimp ravioli with a glass of wine.
Back Bay Social
Hit up this stylishly old-fashioned, two-level bistro serving New American eats and intricate cocktails. This Back Bay neighborhood hangout offers an outdoor patio with a lively ambiance and delicious cuisine, including small plates, bowls, pizza, pastas, salads, and mains. Enjoy casual al fresco dining at the Back Bay Social serving local favorites like raw oysters, steak frites and muscles in white wine, garlic and fresh herbs. This is the perfect place to eat outside and reconnect over great food with friends.
Abe & Louie's
This high-end steakhouse is a Boston classic with grilled steaks, seafood and an extensive wine list. Abe & Louie's offers a wonderful outdoor heated patio and modern menu with grass-fed steaks, chops, chicken and fish. Start with and a jumbo lump crab cake followed by a bone-in ribeye and glass of cabernet. Top it off with a seven-layer chocolate cake and seasonal cocktails like the Not Your Father's Manhattan.
Buttermilk & Bourbon
Buttermilk & Bourbon serves Southern and New Orleans inspired cuisine and an innovative American menu that transports you to the bayou. With its trademark charm, vibrant atmosphere and 40-seat outdoor patio, this Back Bay eatery its true to its southern culinary roots. Enjoy dishes like BBQ shrimp, oyster chowder, crispy boudin, and house-made fried chicken and biscuits. Sit on the outdoor patio and joy raw oysters and peel & eat shrimp with hurricanes-on-tap, cocktails, and bourbon drinks.
Eat, Sleep, and Relax at Revere Hotel Boston Common
Spring is the beautiful time of year to get out and discover Boston's outdoor dining scene. Located in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, Revere Hotel offers a bold, eclectic style, from its luxury rooms and suites to Rebel's Guild restaurant. Located on Stuart Street across from Boston Common, our chic boutique hotel puts within steps of Boston's best open-air patios and rooftop bars.
Embark on a culinary adventure while enjoying springtime outdoors in Boston. Start with a Revere Burger and a glass of rosé at Rooftop@Revere with panoramic city views. Experience Boston's best outdoor dining with the Eat, Sleep, Relax Package with stunning accommodations, $50 food and drink credit and late 3 pm check-out.