Best of Boston

2024 Best Restaurant with a View


Seventeen stories up, diners are wowed by the city skyline all around and the Public Garden and the Common below at this Italian destination crowning the Newbury Boston hotel in the Back Bay, where reservations haven’t gotten any easier to come by since its 2021 debut. Inside is equally breathtaking: Patrons dress to impress — or to pose for the ’gram — amid Contessa’s elegant décor, from colorful tiles to velvety seating. Add a plate of spicy capellini with lobster or a hefty Florentine-style steak for two — magnifico!

3 Newbury St., Boston,