Best of Boston

2021 Best Al Fresco Dining, West

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It’s the answer to most dining dilemmas: sophisticated enough for dinner with the parents or second dates but mellow enough for kids, with a roomy patio and a menu that’s just as large (don’t miss the colossal burger). You might spy owner Garrett Harker mingling on the bocce court, where little ones can frolic without raising eyebrows. Best of all, the patio is heated year round, so you can dine outside even when temps dip.

321 Arsenal St, Watertown, 617-420-1900,