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Winter Dining Guides

Restaurants

Where to Find the Most Romantic Restaurants around Boston

Even if a low-key night in—sweatpants, Netflix, and takeout—is your preferred version of a date night, sometimes it’s nice to get a change of scenery […]

Sliced steak in a brown sauce sits on a plate with fries and greens on a dark wooden table.
Restaurants

Have Yourself a Steak Frites-apalooza in Boston This Winter

Flap meat is, by linguistic standards, one of the least appealing cuts of beef—but as soon as you get past that name, it’s a truly […]

A bowl of mac and cheese features thick rigatoni topped in creamy cheese and biscuit crumbs.
Restaurants

Where to Find the Best Mac ’n’ Cheese in Boston Right Now

In the very un-scientific hierarchy of comfort foods—French fries, ice cream, tacos—one dish reigns supreme: mac ’n’ cheese. After all, a great mac ’n’ cheese […]

A mixed drink, served tall, has an orange layer, a pink layer, and an orange slice.
Restaurants

Here’s Where to Drink Creative Mocktails around Boston

It’s no secret that labels like “mocktails” and “zero-proof” are populating the bottom of drink menus everywhere these days. An increased interest in spirit-free drinks […]

A round, golden brown pastry is topped with shredded chicken, carrot chunks, and peas.
Restaurants

Where to Find the Best Pot Pies around Boston

There’s a reason we call it comfort food. Certain forms of rib-sticking fare just have a way of saving even the grayest day—so with chilly […]

Restaurants

Boston’s Best Patios for Winter (Yes, Winter) Outdoor Dining

Typically when the weather gets cold, New England’s frigid air forces restaurant dining to move exclusively indoors. But during the peak of COVID, when the […]

A restaurant with shiny red booths is decorated for Christmas with a tree and tons of ornament-bedecked garlands covering the ceiling.
Restaurants

The Ultimate Holiday Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Merrymaking in Boston

With winter on the horizon and stores already dusting off their Christmas playlists, it’s clearly the season for holiday festivities. What does this mean in […]

Fireplace at the Banks Fish House.
Restaurants

31 Boston Restaurants with Cozy Fireplaces

As winter weather looms and the sun sets before the workday ends, you can always seek solace in the many Boston restaurants and bars that […]

People dine in a glamorous restaurant with servers in white dinner jackets. Subtle Christmas decorations are hanging up.
Restaurants

Where to Indulge in Holiday Lunch in Boston

One particularly fun aspect of the holiday season in Boston is special holiday lunches: Some of the city’s typically dinner-only spots add a midday meal […]

An outdoor holiday market in the middle of the city features lots of white lights and lots of people dressed in warm clothes. There's a big Christmas tree and curling lanes visible.
Arts & Entertainment

Snowport, an Extravagant Winter Holiday Market, Opens in Boston’s Seaport

We’re not quite ready to admit that the holiday season has arrived—but, frankly, these 4:30 p.m. sunsets and 40-degree days are telling us otherwise. So, […]

A very thick drinking chocolate fills a white mug with a floral pattern. The chocolate is topped with large marshmallows in purple, blue, pink, and green.
Restaurants

Where to Find Greater Boston’s Greatest Hot Chocolate

Rich, satisfying, and full of flavor, a steamy mug of hot chocolate is a must-have accessory on many a cold New England day. Watered-down Swiss […]

Hot chocolate topped with marshmallows in a moose-shaped mug.
Restaurants

Where to Warm Up with Hot Cocktails around Boston

There are plenty of ways to fight the winter chill—and sipping on a warm cocktail is one of the best. Hot toddies, whiskey hot chocolates, […]