Best of Boston

Best Romantic Restaurant

2016 Best Romantic Restaurant


This lovable Porter Square trattoria specializes in subtlety, right down to its dim lighting, intimate ambiance, and exposed-brick walls. The straightforward dishes—delicate house-made gelato and [...] read more»
2015 Best Romantic Restaurant

Centre Street Café

Jamaica Plain
This newly revamped neighborhood café is effortlessly sexy—no mood lighting or drippy molten chocolate cake. Instead, it offers cozy seating (especially at the prime table [...] read more»
2014 Best Romantic Restaurant


Ambiance is in the eye of the beholder: One man’s intimate mood-lit heaven is another’s cramped low-lit hell. But once in a blue moon an [...] read more»
2012 Best Romantic Restaurant, Casual

Franklin Cafe

No need to consult with a wardrobe stylist when prepping for a classy date night at the Franklin. Just come as you are, slide into [...] read more»
TW Food
2013 Best Romantic Restaurant

T. W. Food

Sparks fly every time we enter the unassuming front door of this charming Cambridge eatery. Maybe it's the sparse, soft-lit dining room, filled with just [...] read more»
2012 Best Romantic Restaurant, Upscale


Stepping into Bondir is like entering a softer, kinder, and happier universe—a place where everyone exudes a drowsy warmth enhanced by soft lighting and seemingly [...] read more»
2011 Best Romantic Restaurant, North

Ceia Kitchen and Bar

If the rustic-meets-modern, exposed-brick décor doesn't get you, there's always the savory Gorgonzola-stuffed olives. If those don't do the trick, a bite of chef Billy [...] read more»
2011 Best Romantic Restaurant, West


West Newton
Pike traffic is a proven romance killer. Which is why it's a good thing Newton has its own spot to sip, sup, and swoon. The [...] read more»
2011 Best Romantic Restaurant, Nantucket

American Seasons

The candlelit, farmhouse-style dining room will get you started, and a bottle from the all-American wine list will complete the effect. Chef Michael LaScola's cuisine [...] read more»
2011 Best Romantic Restaurant


We're not saying the views from the dining room of this grand 19th-century Italianate palazzo make the food taste better. But there's something about sitting [...] read more»