The Most Romantic Restaurants in Boston

The OpenTable Team

When it comes to must-see cities in the United States, Boston sits at the top of the list! Ranking high in cultural offerings, historical value and architectural beauty, it’s no wonder that Boston represents one of the most-visited places in the country. Even as the largest city in New England, Boston prides itself as a walkable metropolis with clean streets. Whether you wander the Freedom Trail, visit the Institute of Contemporary Art or stroll through Boston Common, you can find plenty of ways to enjoy all the wonder Boston has to offer on foot. Not to mention the culinary scene, which measures up to neighboring cities like NYC and Philadelphia, especially for couples in town. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. If you seek a sentimental setting with that special someone, check out our list of the Most Romantic Restaurants in Boston.

Restaurants:Bondir Cambridge, Mamma Maria, La Voile Brookline
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Italian, Contemporary French
Neighborhoods:Cambridge, North End, Brookline

Bondir Cambridge

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Cambridge
830 reviews
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Bondir Cambridge is hands-down one of the most romantic restaurants in Boston. They offer a 5 course Tasting Menu in an elegant setting in the center of Cambridge. The cuisine usesRead more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Boston / New England
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Mamma Maria

$$$$·Italian·
North End
4,679 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Mamma Maria is one of the most romantic restaurants in Boston and both locals and visitors keep the place busy all week long. Set in a nineteenth-century brick row house with five Read more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Boston / New England
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La Voile Brookline

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Brookline
693 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
La Voile, meaning “The Sail” in French, is one of the city’s most authentic French restaurants. When you walk in the doors, waiters greet you with a “Bonjour” and a warm smile fromRead more
93% recommended
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Ma Maison

$$$$·French·
Beacon Hill
1,197 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
Located in Beacon Hill, arguably the most romantic neighborhood in Boston, Ma Maison is a fantastic place to bring a date or celebrate a romantic occasion. Chef Jacky Robert deliveRead more
96% recommended
French in Boston / New England
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Grotto

$$$$·Italian·
Beacon Hill
2,632 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Cosy
Grotto is the place to go for delicious Italian food in a wonderfully romantic setting in Beacon Hill. Occupying an inconspicuous, subterranean spot on Bowdoin Street, Grotto’s dinRead more
95% recommended
Italian in Boston / New England
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Deuxave

$$$$·French·
Back Bay
3,521 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Head to the Back Bay for a delightfully romantic date night at Deuxave. Owners Brian Piccini and Christopher Coombs are proud of the inspired, fine dining menu available here and tRead more
91% recommended
French in Boston / New England
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Euno Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
North End
1,568 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Romance
Located in the heart of Boston’s historic North End, Euno is one of the most romantic restaurants in Boston. The interior features exposed brick walls and romantic lighting to creaRead more
94% recommended
Italian in Boston / New England
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BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Back Bay
145 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
BASILE Fine Italian Kitchen is highly recognized and admired in Boston’s stylish restaurant scene. They bring wonderful flavors and ambiance to the South End/Back Bay area. The sopRead more
88% recommended
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Fat Hen Broadway East

$$$$·Italian·
Somerville
327 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
The Fat Hen, located near Tufts University and Assembly Row in the Somerville neighborhood of Boston, is a casual elegant Italian restaurant. Diners love the sophisticated atmospheRead more
91% recommended
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Forcella

$$$$·Italian·
North End
176 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Romance
Forcella, considered one of the best Italian restaurants in Boston, is the place to go if you’re looking for old school Italian cuisine. Located in the North End, this is a tiny reRead more
93% recommended
Romance in Boston / New England
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The Table at Season To Taste

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Cambridge
794 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
The Table at Season To Taste is a small, swanky restaurant with an open kitchen and warm, intimate environment. Tucked away on a quiet block in a corner of Cambridge, it features CRead more
96% recommended
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Dona Habana

$$$$·Cuban·
South End
567 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
Dona Habana is a great spot for a romantic and carefree date - ask any local! The space looks like a tropical paradise and you’ll feel like you’re in Old Havana, Cuba the second yoRead more
89% recommended
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Table

$$$$·Italian·
North End
190 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Fun
Table is definitely one of the most romantic restaurants in Boston and they are masters of classic Italian dining. Located in the North End, the restaurant features a very warm andRead more
100% recommended
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Asta

$$$$·Modern European·
Back Bay
59 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
If you’re looking for a cozy date restaurant in Boston, Asta is just the place. This Modern European restaurant serves seasonally inspired tasting menus in a welcoming, open settinRead more
93% recommended
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Brassica Kitchen

$$$$·French American·
Jamaica Plain
792 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Brassica Kitchen and Cafe is a super trendy restaurant in Boston created by the Whisk Pop-up Group. During the daytime they function as a coffee shop focused on pastries and espresRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Boston / New England
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Forage

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Cambridge
866 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
If you’re looking for a romantic restaurant in Cambridge, head to Forage on Craigie Circle. It’s a warm and cozy neighborhood bistro right off Harvard Square that serves up casual,Read more
93% recommended
Healthy in Boston / New England
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Dali

$$$$·Spanish·
Cambridge
748 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
For traditional Spanish cuisine in a sultry setting that’s perfect for a date, head to Dali on Washington Street in Cambridge. The interior is romantic and colorful with artwork onRead more
98% recommended
Best Ambience in Boston / New England
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Venezia Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Neponset Circle
1,115 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Want to impress your date with great food and stunning views? Head to Venezia Restaurant, located in Neponset Circle in a breathtaking setting along the Boston Harbor. Here you wilRead more
94% recommended
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Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
Financial District
2,214 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Romance
Located on Rowes Wharf in Boston’s Financial District, Meritage Restaurant is the perfect place to bring a date for a cozy night and good food. They aim to match wine and food togeRead more
83% recommended
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Top of the Hub - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
Back Bay
11,778 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
What could be more romantic than taking your date to dinner with a view of Boston’s gorgeous skyline? That’s what you’ll get at Top of the Hub, located on the 52nd floor of PrudentRead more
88% recommended
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