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»
2011 Best Romantic Restaurant, Affordable

No. 9 Park

Chalk it up to the anticipation of an unforgettable meal, the warm reception proffered at the host stand, or maybe just the impact of that [...] read more»
2011 Best Romantic Restaurant, Upscale

Hungry Mother

Sometimes the best way to the heart is with food ;from the heart, and that's exactly what Hungry Mother's Barry Maiden delivers. A Virginia native, [...] read more»
2009 Best Romantic Restaurant, Affordable

Ten Tables

Jamaica Plain
Talk about spreading the love. This year the team at Ten Tables expanded across the Charles, giving Hub cuddlers the choice of intimacy (the tiny [...] read more»
2009 Best Romantic Restaurant


Lovebirds find a year-round habitat in Oleana, which beckons with a lush hidden garden in summer months and a cozy fireplace when the snow flies, [...] read more»
2008 Best Romantic Restaurant, North


On the approach—down a dismal stretch of highway, across from a gas station—Evenfall scarcely looks the date-night part. Enter, though, and the picture improves as [...] read more»