Best of Boston

1999 Best Dancing, Special Occasion

The Roof at the Ritz-Carlton

Plan ahead if you want to trip the light fantastic at this, the city’s chicest summer dinner-cum-dancing destination for those of us who outgrew Landsdowne Street years ago. Seating, especially for groups, is booked weeks, sometimes months, ahead. The good news is your alfresco evening will take place regardless of weather: A huge tent encloses tables, band, and dance floor, keeping well-coifed guests warm and dry.

15 Arlington St., Boston, 617-536-5700,