Best of Boston

Best Romantic Restaurant, North

2008 Best Romantic Restaurant, Affordable

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 […] read more»
2008 Best Romantic Restaurant

Upstairs on the Square

Cambridge
Amid pastel-colored walls (so charming!), fireplaces (so cozy!), and food like Wellfleet oysters on the half shell with yuzu ice (so flirtatious!), what makes this […] 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 […] read more»
2007 Best Romantic Restaurant

Tangierino

Charlestown
Morocco could teach us all a thing or two about romance. At Tangierino, groups gather at intimate booths shrouded by gauzy curtains, while couples sit […] read more»
2007 Best Romantic Restaurant, Martha's Vineyard

Atria

Edgartown
Every summer weekend night, local pianist John Alaimo tickles the ivories at Atria, further charming the diners delighting in chef Christian Thornton’s serious dishes with […] read more»
2007 Best Romantic Restaurant, Nantucket

Sfoglia

Nantucket
A low-key ambiance and an ever changing wellspring of impressively fresh Italian-influenced far—house-made gnocchi, chocolate-hazelnut-espresso semifreddo—accented with locally grown produce earn Sfoglia raves as an […] read more»
2006 Best Romantic Restaurant, Berkshires

Blantyre

Lenox
Overnighting at a Lenox mansion is a thrill in its own right, so we recommend you combine a sumptuous meal at Blantyre with an equally […] read more»
2006 Best Romantic Restaurant, Affordable

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 […] read more»
2006 Best Romantic Restaurant

L’Espalier

Boston
The better the food, the flirtier we feel. And chef Frank McClelland’s tasting menu really revs our engines. With choices from white asparagus and oyster […] read more»
2006 Best Romantic Restaurant, Cape Cod

Chillingsworth

Brewster
Weekenders who’ve had their fill of dockside clam shacks and need a dose of romantic civility find it at Chillingsworth, where they’re cosseted by waitstaff […] 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 […] read more»
2005 Best Romantic Restaurant, Cape Cod

Belfry Inne and Bistro

Sandwich
You’ll thank the Lord that the owners of the Belfry saw the light and created this cozy, romantic inn and bistro in what used to […] read more»
2005 Best Romantic Restaurant, Martha's Vineyard

The Sweet Life Café

Oak Bluffs
Once you and your sweetheart have strolled the beach and sailed at sunset, your next romantic rendezvous should be dinner at the Sweet Life Café. […] read more»
2005 Best Romantic Restaurant, Nantucket

American Seasons

Nantucket
It’s dark in here. That’s one of the reasons couples come in to snuggle up. The other is what amounts to a cross-country tour of […] read more»