Boston, a Historic City of Romance: The Top 15 Most Romantic Restaurants

They say Philly is for brotherly love, and Los Angeles is for Angels – but Boston has this historic charm that makes it a covert city of romance. If you’re looking for a more romantic dining experience – Boston is the perfect city. Don’t worry, there’s still time to book a table for Valentine’s Day.

We’ve found 15 of Boston’s most romantic restaurants for every type of date. Check out the list below.

Barcelona Wine Bar

Barcelona will transport you and your S/O to a summer night in Spain, with authentic Spanish Tapas, a rotating cocktail list with seasonal sangrias, in a warm, bustling environment. Chef Stephen’s menu is inspired by his travels in the Basque Country, and the name of his game is tradition. So, if you’re looking to try a variety of authentic dishes, Barcelona is it. Order a variety of Tapas to share, and don’t forget a pitcher of sangria. Reservations fill quickly at this Brookline go-to, so make sure to call ahead for a reservation.

1700 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446, (617) 264-8900, Book Now 

Brassica Kitchen + Café

Founded by a team of pop-up restauranteurs, Brassica Kitchen + Café brings innovative cuisine to the table for you and your date. Brassica uses fermented food in their menu, and uses local ingredients with sustainability in mind. Some favorites include the Scallop & Thai Cassoulet and the Dry Aged Wagyu Burger. The restaurant is cozy and casual, making it the perfect first or second date for a low-pressure environment.

3710 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, (617) 477-4519, Book Now


Chef Chris Coombs and Brian Piccini bring modern French Cuisine to Boston in this beautiful, romantic space. The wine menu features world-class wines that you can pair with your dinner for the perfect date night. Here you’ll find seafood dishes like Native Lobster & Parsnip Agnolotti, and Cast-Iron Seared Prime New York Strip. Make sure you come prepared for an evening to remember at Deuxave.

371 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, (617)-517-5915, Book now

Doña Habana

Prepare yourself for a fun, casual dinner at Doña Habana, serving Cuban Cuisine. Dishes such as Costillas de Puerco, roasted pork ribs with a guava glaze, along with empanadas are sure to keep things exciting on your date. Don’t forget to finish your meal with Tres Leche, the three milk cake, or the Cuban style bread pudding.

811 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118, (617) 708-1182 , Book Now

Fat Hen Broadway East

A small restaurant centered around modern Italian tasting menus, Fat Hen is a great option for a special occasion. Fine wines, along with seasonal menus and local ingredients will make your evening one to remember.

126 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145, (617) 764-1612, Book Now


Old-world Italian in Boston’s North End neighborhood makes Forcella a must visit spot. The restaurant is small and cozy, with low lighting and warm service. Try the Crispy quail, Gnocchi with Braised Rabbit, or the Pork Porterhouse. Dine by candlelight for a romantic evening at Forcella.

33 N Square, Boston, MA 02113, (617)-936-4274, Book Now

Fox & the Knife

Take your date for a modern Italian dining experience in South Boston, with handmade pastas, antipasti dishes and desserts. Try the Harissa Marinated olives, the Spaghetti with Clams and Saffron, and finish with the Chocolate Olive Oil Torta.

28 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127, (617)-766-8630, Book Now


Authentic Italian away from the hustle and bustle of the North End, take your date to Giulia in Cambridge for an exceptional dining experience. Try the Burrata with citrus, avocado, and sardinian olive oil to start, and order the Pappardelle with Wild Boar if you’re feeling adventurous.

1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 441-2800, Book Now

La Voile (Brookline)

A naval-themed space in Washington Square, you can try authentic French Cuisine like escargots in garlic-herb butter and sole fileted tableside. Sip on French wine with your date at a candlelit table. You’ll both love La Voile.

1627 Beacon Street Brookline, MA 02445, (617)-277-1260, Book Now

Lolita Cucina & Tequila

Modern Mexican food in a sexy, gothic space with velvet couches and dim lighting. Modern cocktails, a variety of tacos and seafood-central dishes, you’ll love the menu here. The crowd can be a little young, so if you’re looking for a fun, sexy night with lots of people watching, this is your spot. Try Lolita Cucina for a date to remember!

253 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210, (617) 369-0931, Book Now

Mamma Maria

Italian Cuisine in a Boston townhouse, Mamma Maria uses local ingredients to bring you an inspired menu with regional New England influences. Menus change according to the season, offering northern Italian dishes in the winter and Southern Italian food in the summer.

3 N Square, Boston, MA 02113, (617)-523-0077, Book Now


Oleana offers small, shareable plates with locally sourced ingredients. Expect fresh produce from the owner’s farm, and a creative, unexpected menu. Try the Kohlrabi Pancake with haloumi, citrus, and hot pepper labne, Sultan’s Delight with tamarind beef, smoky eggplant purée, and pinenuts. For dessert, opt for the Almond Cremolata or the Milk Chocolate Mosaic Cake.

134 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA, (617)-661-0505, Book Now


Take your date to Pammy’s for New American dining with Italian influence. Owned by a husband and wife team Chris and Pam Willis, they bring their creative flair and restaurant expertise to every part of the restaurant. You’ll find dishes like Lamb Belly Piadina, Koginut Squash Risotto, and Ceylon Ice Cream. With a dual fireplace and a rustic-industrial interior, you and your date will love the romantic, hip atmosphere in the dining space.

928 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, (617) 945-1761, Book Now

Saltie Girl

With one of the largest tinned seafood collections in New England, Seafood Towers with rotating ingredients, and regional classics like Ipswich clams and Lobster Rolls; dining here is an experience to remember. If you’re sharing with your beloved, order the Pineapple cocktail with elyx, lemongrass and citrus soda.

281 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116, (617) 267-0691, Book Now


Chef Jamie Mammano’s brings contemporary Mediterranean cuisine to Back Bay, with a seafood focus. Expect light dishes like Faroe Island Salmon Tartare, Roasted Local Monkfish, and Salt Crusted Branzino. The service here is impeccable, you’ll be sure to impress your date if you take them here!

1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116, (617) 421-1200, Book Now


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