Durgin-Park retains the long tables from that period, and believes in hefty portions of food at all times. For Italian with a South American Twist Taranta 210 Hanover St. Tantric Indian Bistro is a less expensive alternative. Knowledgeable staffers serve as guides to the varied merroir represented on the sizable menu, ranging from aioli-topped fried-oyster sliders to more composed fish dishes. Drink this: Pier Pressure Tanqueray gin, Ty Ku cucumber sake, blackberries, mint, and cucumber.Next
Dinner offers more to explore; pasta dishes are a highlight, dishes might include littleneck clams with green harissa or gnocchi with smoked chestnut. Start with corn cakes—a Cha Yen favorite—then choose from a selection of noodle dishes egg or rice noodles , fried rice, or curry. The food is a representation of the richness of Malaysian culture and history. Under a string of lights, guests socialize with cans of beer and play cornhole. Squishy couches and lounges and a copper-clad fireplace add some warmth literally and figuratively to this sleek space.Next
Looking for date ideas in Boston? People-watch in Boston Common, the U. The Odyssey departs from lovely Rowes Wharf for dinner cruises around Boston Harbor. And to get the ultimate foodie experience, seek out the outpost of Somerville's ticketed destination restaurant Tasting Counter, where chef Peter Ungár creates thoughtfully-prepared plates. Much of the building the Union Oyster House is in is still original, giving it a distinctively Revolutionary War feel. For a No-Frills Feast The Daily Catch 323 Hanover St. The bar program focuses on mezcal- and pisco-based cocktails.
Located in the hip Freepoint Hotel, this hidden gem features a beautiful patio with a fire pit and prime star gazing, plus a bar menu bosting bespoke Manhattans and other creative cocktails. Drink this: Craft cocktails, wine by the glass, and local brews by Bent Water and Lord Hobo. This list is updated throughout the year to reflect closures and other prominent developments. Like the oysters, the ambience is super-chill and glossy. Menton on Congress Street and Deuxave on Commonwealth Avenue are two newer restaurants that are ultra stylish with beautiful contemporary decor, romantic and sophisticated atmosphere, and excellent food. Inside, stylish decor and giant orange chandelier shades create a warm glow.Next
I will mention that their online menu is quite different from the menu we ordered from in the restaurant. Lucca is open late 1 am , so you can grab a bite just before a night out, or top your night off with a hearty dish. An assortment of fancified nibbles corn nuts, olives, foie gras pair nicely with the wine-focused environs. Students and non-students alike can turn school events into fantastic dates. This vibrant neighborhood is home to dozens of family-owned eateries serving authentic Italian-American food.
There is plenty of seating—both indoors and on a lovely, buzzing patio—and some of the biggest culinary names in Boston are delivering a varied assortment of delicious dishes and killer bites. So, while the food was excellent, it would have to be a special occasion for me to return, but that's my preference for dining expense. The rooftop is slated to open May 5. Since then the portfolio has grown to 8 properties covering a wide array of verticals including business, personal finance, real estate, architecture, television, movies, entertainment, video games, lifestyle, pets, and more. With window walls on three sides, this classy American restaurant and lounge offers romantic views over Boston. What it lacks in decor it makes up for in the authenticity of its dishes. You can even enjoy a lot of locally inspired dishes that have that Italian flare—just think lobster cavatelli with fresh Main lobster.
What do Melissa McCarthy, the Rock, Joey Kramer, and Marty Walsh have in common? We also love the chicken wings, which are well worth the mess on your fingers, and a great way to test just how sloppy you can get before your date refuses to be seen in public with you. We recommend starting with the burrata and ending with the tagliatelle. Raise a full-bodied red to the seamless synergy between Pagliarini and chef di cucina Brian Gianpoalo, his right hand from the start, for never letting his still-phenomenal first-born flag. When you need to show your date how classically cool you are, taking them to a hidden steakhouse in the back of a Downtown Crossing bar is a pretty good idea. Dishes are designed to share, or not, and the super sexy desserts are not to be missed.Next
It might still be offering the 7 course tasting menu. First rule of date night: take a shower. By day, pool-going patrons sink into rental cabanas stocked with towels, fresh fruit, and water, or do full-on sun worshipping in open-air lounges. Please send updates to food editor Scott Kearnan at. When the interior, which can only hold a couple dozen, get packed, the crowds can spill out onto the outdoor patio. Dress up and take your significant other to hear the world-famous Boston Symphony Orchestra or equally famed Boston Pops Orchestra play at Symphony Hall. The service and setting—including several chandeliered private dining areas, one of which seats just four—is white-tablecloth formal.Next
. Order some wine, and then pick out a few good-looking mezzes to share. Select from among Irish, Italian or Mediterranean fare if you're feeling intercontinental. So how does a fine-dining stalwart like No. Set on 72 verdant acres, this National Historic Landmark—the final resting place for numerous famous names—is also an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary watch out for the wild turkeys in spring; they get a little tetchy while guarding their young. At first blush, this stylish Sicilian-inspired restaurant, with its open kitchen, exposed brick, and retractable front walls for warmer months, feels like it might belong in the South End.Next
Be sure not to skimp on the warm butter. Wine soirees, oyster shucking, and networking events are also on tap at this pool-slash-bar space. The minimalist dining room, with its gallery- style lighting and a few pieces of stark contemporary art, keeps the focus exactly where it should be—on your meal, and your company. Work your way over to Fort Point Channel and do the return stroll along the , which pairs manicured nature with notable art installations. For apparel, try some his and hers preppy glam at Ted Baker. This classy, cozy little coop is an understated winner.Next