Best of Boston

BEST Romantic Restaurant

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»

1987 BEST Romantic Restaurant

Hungry I

Boston

Quiet, intimate, cozy and convivial. read more»

1985 BEST Romantic Restaurant

Another Season

Boston

A Beacon Hill institution on a quiet side street, with top-notch specialties from chef Odette Bery’s kitchen. read more»

1984 BEST Romantic Restaurant

Icarus

Boston

Eclectic decor, nice lighting, a relaxed and informal elegance. read more»

1983 BEST Romantic Restaurant

Voyagers

Cambridge

Elegant rooftop dining (two other levels, too). Harp and harpsichord in the background. Fine food and wine. read more»

1982 BEST Romantic Restaurant

Bay Tower Room

Boston

A perennial, with the best dining-room view in town. Try to pick a clear night, however, because the food is inconsistent. read more»

1981 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Gay

Icarus

Boston

Seduction in the South End, with lots of houseplants and mismatched antique furnishings and classy continental cuisine. read more»

1981 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Straight

Hungry i

Boston

Brick-walled, low-lit, and small (seats only 25 inside, another dozen on the patio). So small that there’s almost no chance of running into your neighbor. read more»