Outdoor Seating and Patios in Each Boston Neighborhood

July 10, 2014

After the dreadful winters we as Bostonians are put through year after year, it’s wonderful to finally be able to enjoy the nice summer weather while it lasts. A great way to appreciate the city during this sunny season is to eat at one of its many first-rate restaurants out on the patio! We’ve compiled a list to help you do just that. Neighborhood-by-neighborhood, BEELINE has picked out the best restaurants with the best patios in and around Boston:



Oleana - Turkish restaurant featuring an award-winning patio adorned with a water fountain, herb garden, and fig tree.

The Red House - European/Mediterranean restaurant that features an al fresco raw bar.

Back Bay

Atlantic Fish Co. - Some of the best seafood in Back Bay, offering outdoor seating that allows you to people-watch on Boylston while you dine.

Abe & Louie’s - A heated patio and retractable front windows to the dining room make this Boylston Street steakhouse perfect for summer.

Casa Romero - enclosed patio in the back of the restaurant decorated in an authentic mexican style that will make you forget you’re actually in Boston.

Beacon Hill

Scollay Square - This bistro is located right on Beacon Street and features a “Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar” to accompany Sunday brunch.


Marliave - Historic restaurant in Downtown Boston known for oysters and cocktails.


Eastern Standard - Great location, right off the Kenmore stop on the green line. The restaurant offers a garden-like patio that’s even heated for those chillier summer nights.

Jamaica Plain

Canary Square - Sit in the sunshine while enjoying the craft beer and comfortable atmosphere.

James Gate - This Irish pub’s Shepherd’s Pie is raved about, and likely best enjoyed on the patio surrounded by greenery.

North End

Aragosta Bar & Bistro - Italian restaurant voted “Best Outdoor Dining” by Boston OpenTable. Dine with beautiful waterfront views on their famous terrace.

The Living Room - This North End seasonal patio gives great views of the water and the park.

South End

Beehive - The popular South End bar’s patio was just recognized by Boston Magazine as one of the most “fantastic al fresco dining spots.”

Masa - known for their outstanding brunch, Masa allows for reservations of their in-demand outdoor tables.

Fort Point

Row 34 - This Waterfront oyster bar recently debuted a new 44-seat outdoor patio.

Legal Harborside - Recently named one of the Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S. By Gayot.com, the Legal Seafoods at Waterfront has a rooftop lounge and deck with a retractable glass roof as well as an outdoor patio on the first floor.

Nebo - With a 75-seat patio and fantastic Italian cuisine, Nebo is a great date spot in one of the city’s most popular dining neighborhoods.


ArtBar - This half-art collection, half-bar features outdoor seating looking over the Charles River.

Restaurant Dante - Located right in Davis Square, Dante’s patio is raved about as being one of the most beautiful in the city.


Keep in mind that outdoor seating is in high demand during these beautiful summer days, so remember to make reservations letting the staff know your seating preference! This can all be done quickly and easily through the BEELINE app, where your user profile tells the restaurant your preferences as soon as you purchase a Skip The Line or Anytime pass. Be the first to download BEELINE by signing up here.