Best of Boston

BEST Romantic Restaurant

2002 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Affordable

Dal

Somerville

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2002 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Upscale

Pigalle

Boston

Significant others seem even more significant in certain settings. At Pigalle, for instance, where the smart and sweet service, delightful food, superb wines, and candlelit room all make the deep, chocolate-hued booths feel like a snuggly throne built for two…. read more»

2001 BEST Romantic Restaurant, North

Stone Soup Café

Ipswich

Want a table for Valentine’s Day? Reserve it now. This intimate American restaurant is so much in demand that North Shore residents eagerly sign up months in advance to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, and engagements at one of the five tables,… read more»

2001 BEST Romantic Restaurant, West

Lumière

West Newton

West Newton, romantic? You bet. And if the name Lumière doesn’t make you feel like you’re lost in a French fantasy, the billowy, low-lit fabric rippling in waves across the ceiling of this small bistro certainly will. Add some candles… read more»

2001 BEST Romantic Restaurant

L’Espalier

Boston

Planning to pop the question? Get thee to L’Espalier, a restaurant so famous for serving as the site of proposals that the front dining room has been nicknamed the “seduction room.” You will also be seduced by chef Frank McClelland’s… read more»

2001 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Affordable

Dal

Somerville

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2000 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Affordable

Dali

Somerville

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2000 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Gourmet

Rialto

Cambridge

Chef Jody Adams is clearly a romantic: Her menu is loaded with graceful, elegant dishes that can make even the most stoic diner swoon. Her refined palate is tempered with whimsy, and all ingredients are procured locally. Favorite dishes: Grilled… read more»

1998 BEST Romantic Restaurant

Truc

Boston

A warm and radiant person must be at the heart of a romantic restaurant, and chef-owner Corinna Mozo fills this sweet subterranean spot with her love of cooking and a sensual style. Walls in this intimate nook are painted a… read more»

1995 BEST Romantic Restaurant

Icarus

Boston

We love it, especially on Friday nights, when there is live jazz (resuming in September), and you’re sitting in one of the booths by the wall with a bottle of champagne. read more»