Boston’s most romantic restaurants are located throughout the city, from the North End to the Back Bay and beyond. Whether you are looking for a fancy dinner date over oysters and martinis or want a cozy Italian feast with wine aplenty, these spots offer a combination of quality drinks and cuisine with a calm and intimate atmosphere. See below for five places in the area for a romantic meal with your loved one.
(Image: No. 9 Park)

(Image: No. 9 Park)

No. 9 Park
9 Park St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-9991

Located in downtown Boston steps from Downtown Crossing and in Beacon Hill is renowned Chef Barbara Lynch’s award-winning restaurant No. 9 Park. Featuring a menu with a focus on Italian and French cuisine, there are plenty of options here. Whether you want a multi-course chef tasting or to create your own meal from the menu, the dishes reflect the passion of the staff and are prepared with only the freshest ingredients. Guests can have a romantic meal enjoying everything from foie gras to sea scallops to artisanal cheeses alongside perfectly paired wines.
(Image: Lucca Boston)

(Image: Lucca Boston)

226 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 742-9200

Located in the heart of the North End, on Hanover Street, head to Lucca for Italian food favorites. Start off with the oysters, mussels or even the warm rosemary and citrus olives. Then entrees include braised red wine beef short ribs, rigatoni bolognese and the grilled strip steak. There is nothing more romantic than sharing a dessert with your date, so be sure to order up desserts like the tiramisu or the chocolate torte.
(Image: Mamma Maria)

(Image: Mamma Maria)

Mamma Maria
3 N. Square
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 523-0077

Also in the North End is romantic and cozy eatery Mamma Maria. You almost forget you are at a restaurant and not feasting at a house because of the ambiance and setting here. The menu appeals to all diners whether you have a sophisticated palate or go for more of the Italian classics. The menu is constantly being updated to reflect the season and what ingredients are available. But dishes you may find here include figs with prosciutto and gorgonzola, calamari or tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella. You may also want to dive into the lobster pasta, braised rabbit or, for a really memorable meal, the Frutti di Mare Pasta, which is a Genovese-style seafood pasta with wild Georgia shrimp, scallops, mussels, countneck clams, poached calamari and sautéed spinach for $30.

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(Image: Deuxave)

(Image: Deuxave)

371 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 517-5915

A perfect romantic spot in the Back Bay, Deuxave offers an upscale atmosphere with a focus on not just the chandeliers or fireplace but the Boston skyline as well. Executive Chef Christopher Coombs has created a menu that’s filled with French and American cuisine, but at affordable price points. Share a romantic evening feasting on duck, pheasant, house-made pasta dishes or fresh seafood. End the night on a sweet note with a glass of port along with crème brûlée or the decadent chocolate souffle.
(Image: Petit Robert Bistro)

(Image: Petit Robert Bistro)

Petit Robert Bistro
468 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 375-0699

A romantic ambiance with French comfort foods is what you will find at Petit Robert Bistro. Starters include the trio of house-made pâtés: chicken liver, country and rillettes, French onion soup, beef tartare with french baguette, or escargots served as six snails with a garlic and parsley butter for just $9. Then enjoy a French traditional meal like the coq au vin featuring chicken thighs stewed in red wine and butter noodles or the boeuf bourguignon which is a traditional beef stew in red wine sauce with roasted potatoes.

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