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BEST Romantic Restaurant

1985 BEST Romantic Restaurant

Another Season


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



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

1983 BEST Romantic Restaurant



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


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, Straight

Hungry i


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»

1981 BEST Romantic Restaurant, Gay



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

1980 BEST Romantic Restaurant

Front Street


The atmosphere is seductive, particularly with the pictures of semiclothed women (and men) on the walls. Well, make that lascivious. And the food’s good, too, especially when owner Edmund DiStasi is in the kitchen. read more»