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September 20, 2017

Boston’s Best Outdoor Dining: Patios, Rooftop Decks, And More

Boston’s Best Outdoor Dining: Patios, Rooftop Decks, And More

As spring shifts into summer, Bostonians are trading heated eateries for restaurants with outdoor seating like decks and patios. There are dozens of great places in the city to enjoy a warm breeze with your meal, but we’ve narrowed it down to 5 for you. Check out our top picks for outdoor dining in Boston to find your new favorite restaurant!

If you’re craving seafood, make a stop at Legal Sea Foods’ flagship restaurant on the Boston Waterfront. Legal Harborside offers the freshest fish and an incredible view of the water from its outdoor rooftop lounge, making it your best bet for seaside snacking.

The North End’s Ristorante Fiore is known for its Italian dishes and multiple outdoor seating sections: its garden dining area and its rooftop deck. Another plus is that all of its pasta is made in-house, so you can enjoy homemade bombolotti con aragosta e gamberi in the fresh air. 

There are lots of choices at Fanueil Hall, but Anthem Kitchen + Bar has a full menu and table service. If you’re in the mood for comfort food and people-watching, this is the perfect pick. 

Publico Street Bistro and Garden has an open-air atrium, which includes a garden, a heated floor, bar and lounge seating, fire pits, and televisions. Even better: their diverse menu includes charred octopus, beignets, and empanadas.

Sports fans should make a reservation at The Baseball Tavern before, during, or right after a game at Fenway. Their roof deck overlooks the legendary ballpark, so you can see all the action even without a ticket.

Bonus: don’t forget about Boston’s many food trucks! See their summer schedule here. Tell us about your favorite spot in the comments section below or on Twitter!

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