Best of Boston

2004 Best Al Fresco Restaurant


Boston has no shortage of outdoor dining options, but for our money, none is as transporting as the backyard terrace at Oleana. It’s a fairyland of flora and fauna—swags of crawling green draped over wooden trellises, fruit trees burgeoning with ripe fruit, flowers of every variety waving in the summer breeze. That’s more than most of us needed to set the scene for a relaxing meal—so when chef Ana Sortun tosses in her soothing and exotic Mediterranean menu, it’s just glorious gravy.

134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, 617-661-0505,