Looking to celebrate a special occasion, treat the one you love, or impress a new lady or man? Get dressed up and step out in style to one of these romantic rendezvous.
Ten Tables Restaurant

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Ten Tables

5 Craigie Circle
Cambridge, MA 02138-3466
(617) 576-5444
597 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-2025
(617) 524-8810

Step down off of Craigie Street into the dimly lit, subterranean dining room. They serve carefully crafted food at an affordable price (appetizers under $10, entrees under $25). For the most romantic experience, you might want to scope the tables, as the two-tops in the middle are pretty close together. Their original location in Jamaica Plain is also cozy and intimate.

Grotto Restaurant

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37 Bowdoin Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-3434

Dimly lit, subterranean spots seem to be a theme when it comes to romance. Grotto is in the basement of a Beacon Hill brownstone, serving contemporary Italian cuisine. It’s a small space; cozy with exposed brick and pipes. Appetizers are $10, entrees $21 and they have a 3-course prix fixe for $34 every night.

Tangierino Moroccan Chophouse and Tapas Bar

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83 Main Street
Charlestown, MA 02129-3780
(617) 242-6009

Step inside to the pure seduction that is this Moroccan chophouse, tapas and hookah bar. The décor is in rich reds, browns and golds with dim lighting and the aroma of spices and faint smell of hookah. You may be treated to belly dancing entertainment. Tapas are $5-$10; appetizers under $11-15 and entrees $25-35.

Oleana Restaurant

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134 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 661-0505

Ambiance oozes from this Turkish restaurant in Inman Square. If you can, get seated on the patio. A fountain, fig tree and herb garden scoop you right out of the city. Heat lamps and fleece blankets help on cooler nights. If you choose to dine indoors, a fireplace and Turkish carpets adorning the wall keep it warm and inviting. Appetizers are $4-$14, $25 entrees, $40 vegetarian tasting menu.