250 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
Ristorante Fiore is located right in the heart of the North End. You cannot miss the sign on the sidewalk advertising its roof deck and patio, which are covered and heated for enjoyment even when the warm temperatures depart. Featuring a classic Italian menu with plenty of wine selections paired with warm pasta dishes, warmth also radiates from the heat lamps. From gnocchi to chicken parmesan, the food includes all of the Italian American favorites you could ask for, which can be enjoyed year round.
170 Milk St.
Boston, MA 02109
Though it’s a newcomer to the Financial District, Granary Tavern already has become quite a hot spot. Open daily for lunch, dinner and even brunch on weekends, guests of all ages can come in for American pub grub such as burgers and flatbreads. Locals love Granary’s chicken and waffles or the oyster po-boy. Don’t miss the heated patio warming up the tables lined up with umbrellas alongside the restaurant. Right across from the aquarium and just steps from the Rings Fountain in the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, there is plenty to see at this conveniently located restaurant.
Trattoria Il Panino
11 Parmenter St.
Boston, MA 02113
Trattoria Il Panino is yet another Italian restaurant in the North End neighborhood. It hosts guests on an enclosed outdoor patio. For more than 25 years, it has served fresh pasta dishes and seafood, with a menu heavily influenced by the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Thanks to the cozy setting and heated lamps, it is the perfect place to dine or drink if you’re looking for a place tucked away off of the main streets.
Eastern Standard Kitchen
528 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Right outside of the Kenmore Station stop on the Green Line (and around the corner from Fenway Park) sits Eastern Standard. There is always something happening here. Not only does it have a prime location but it also boasts one of the best patios in the area. With lush plants surrounding the patio for privacy, and heat for when you need it, it is a popular place for lunch, dinner, drinks or brunch. It even offers late-night dishes like fried calamari, cheese plates or gourmet sandwiches. Enjoy a more upscale bar and restaurant option for the crowds who are not interested in the neighboring sports bars.
Daedalus Restaurant & Pub
45 1/2 Mt. Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Square in Cambridge is always hopping, especially at Daedalus, where its roof deck is well known amongst locals. Heated on chilly fall nights, it serves hot cider, hot toddies and other warm cocktails under the stars. Enjoy lunch, dinner and brunch along with a variety of drinks and desserts. The menu features soups like tomato bisque, and a wide variety of entrees from crab cake sandwiches to pork tenderloin. So you are sure to find something you love amongst the many menu selections.
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