Best of Boston

BEST Romantic Restaurant, affordable

2011 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Affordable

No. 9 Park

Boston

Chalk it up to the anticipation of an unforgettable meal, the warm reception proffered at the host stand, or maybe just the impact of that briskly shaken craft cocktail in your hand. Whatever the reason, there’s something so magical about… read more»

2009 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Affordable
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Ten Tables

Jamaica Plain

Talk about spreading the love. This year the team at Ten Tables expanded across the Charles, giving Hub cuddlers the choice of intimacy (the tiny J.P. original) or intrigue (the new Cambridge location, full of cozy dark nooks). Both locations… read more»

2008 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Affordable
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Grotto

Boston

Dim lighting and deep red accents set the mood at Grotto, an Italian eatery nestled into the eastern slope of Beacon Hill. Chef-owner Scott Herritt delivers unexpected luxury in his $35 three-course prix fixe, which sashays smoothly from southern simplicity… read more»

2007 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Affordable

Ten Tables

Jamaica Plain

The 10 menu items at this petite boite, including meats and homemade pastas, list for $21 or less, and the vibe is as sweet as it gets. Your date—and your accountant—will be impressed. read more»

2006 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Affordable
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Carmen

Boston

Of all the romantic spots in the always romantic North End, tiny Carmen is the top pick for getting into the mood without breaking the bank. The close quarters (the room seats just 25), plush banquettes dotted with throw pillows,… read more»

2005 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Affordable

Tasca Spanish Tapas Restaurant

Boston

Far from the hubbub of the North End and the glitz of Back Bay, Brighton’s Tasca has found its way into the affections of couples seeking quiet, affordable romance. First daters will like the pitchers of potent sangria, while couples… read more»

2004 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Affordable

Lala Rokh

Boston

With Thai food on every corner and henna tattoos sold at the mall, the truly exotic is hard to find anymore. That’s why this atmospheric Beacon Hill restaurant is the perfect getaway for you and your paramour. The mood is… read more»

2001 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Affordable

Dal

Somerville

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2000 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Affordable

Dali

Somerville

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