We get it, Boston’s winter months can sometimes bring the winter blues, but that shouldn’t keep you in your home or hotel room.
We’ve gathered a list of the best bars and restaurants featuring cozy bars, fireplaces, comfort food and more to help you heat up your season in Boston!
Make sure to also check out our blog for experiential activity blogs to really heat things up.
OUR TOP PICKS
- 75 Chestnut Street
- (617) 227-2175
Nestled in the historic neighborhood of Beacon Hill, 75 Chestnut provides regional American comfort food in a truly captivating setting. The restaurant's bistro-like interior emanates a cozy and friendly ambiance. 75 Chestnut is the place to pop into to have a drink, a bite to…
- 1 Bow Market Way
From your first cup of coffee to your last round, and every meal and errand in between, Bow Market offers award-winning choices. Located in Union Square, Bow Market is a hub for the area’s most creative and collaborative. From chefs and baristas to DJs and designers, it’s a…
- 131 State Street
- (617) 948-9800
A polished and playful restaurant within a vibrant bar atmosphere, delivering the right balance of sociable sophistication. Our patio is open daily from 12pm to 9pm. Champions of industry, ladies who lunch and tourists all vie for spots on Bostonia Public House's sidewalk patio…
- 65 Exeter Street
- (617) 933-4800
City Table serves American and international-inspired dishes sourcing local New England ingredients. Centrally located in the Boston’s Back Bay, the restaurant is just steps from Copley Square, the Boston Public Library, Newbury Street, the Boston Marathon Finish Line, and the…
- 10 Boston Wharf Road
- (617) 904-2748
City Tap Bar is an elevated American pub offering 60 draft lines of craft beer from around the world. Reclaimed barn wood and repurposed steel create a rustic yet comfortable bar and dining atmosphere. Guests can enjoy private dining as well as a lively neighborhood bar scene…
- 604 Columbus Avenue
- (617) 536-1100
Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen serves up great southern and comfort food and signature cocktails with a side of live music - jazz, R&B, soul, and funk- in Boston.
- 1415 Washington Street
- (617) 247-1500
Recently relocating to Washington Street after operating for 20 years on Beacon Street, The Elephant Walk South End offers a unique combination of French and Cambodian cuisine by Chef Nadsa de Monteiro. Outdoor dining is available! See amenities below for more information.
- 327 Newbury Street
- (617) 351-2500
Located in Boston’s historic Back Bay, Sonsie is the oldest restaurant on Newbury Street. It’s the place to see and be seen. Outdoor dining is available! See amenities below for more information.
- 37 Bowdoin Street
- (617) 227-3434
Occupying an inconspicuous, subterranean spot on the back side of Beacon Hill, Grotto has earned itself high praise with imaginative, contemporary Italian cuisine. The dining room's exposed brick walls covered with artwork from local creative-types give Grotto an intimate and…
- 15 Dunster Street
- (617) 765-2342
The Hourly Oyster House is a vibrant and welcoming neighborhood outpost in the heart of Harvard Square, where guests can enjoy thoughtfully sourced and playfully prepared seafood and oysters from New England and beyond, as well as a carefully crafted selection of signature…
- 41 Union Street
- (617) 227-2750
America's oldest restaurant, established in 1826, is located on the Freedom Trail near Faneuil Hall. Specializing in hearty portions of Yankee-style seafood, lobster and shore dinners, served in a lively, quaint historic setting. Children's menu, full bar, private dining room…
- 250 Franklin Street
- (617) 451-1900
The Fed, an American cocktail pub, sit comfortably between the classic cocktail bar and the relaxed European tavern. Located at street level, with a bustling sidewalk terrace overlooking Norman B. Leventhal Park, The Fed is set to become an instant favorite of the local…
- 660 Washington Street
- (857) 350-3968
A modern, contemporary Asian fusion restaurant serving a combination of Chinese, Japanese, and Thai cuisine. Our most special is the Mongolian Hot Pot, which has become a trend all over the world.
- 14 JFK Street
- (617) 500-3055
Russell House is a New American Tavern serving seasonally changing, classic American fare with contemporary influences, carefully designed cocktails and a resolute selection of wines and local craft beers. Patio service starting at 4pm Even when the students are off for the…
- 215 Charles Street
- (617) 536-2100
Scampo, the stunning first floor restaurant in Boston’s Liberty Hotel, is a culinary destination created by legendary chef Lydia Shire and The Lyons Group. In Scampo, Shire’s reputation for defying tradition translates into Italian-inspired cuisine unrestrained by borders…
- 48 Boylston Street
- (617) 739-0007
La Morra features traditional Northern Italian cuisine, cicchetti (Venetian tapas) and a nightly prezzo fisso menu. The menu revolves around a wood grill for preparing meals, local fish, and locally farmed vegetables.
- 261 Newbury Street
- (617) 587-4200
La Voile, "the sail" in French, is a small authentic French brasserie with a nautical theme. It was imported from the South of France, where it was one of the oldest and most appreciated restaurants in Cannes, especially with its classic boat sailing community. Decor and staff…
- 138 Street James Avenue
- (617) 585-7222
Welcome to OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, a new, American brasserie style restaurant located in the heart of Back Bay. OAK is a bold, inspired dining concept, bringing you hand crafted, specialty cocktails and a farm-to-table menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. Outdoor dining is…
- 10 Avery Street
- (617) 574-7100
A beautiful horseshoe bar, an inviting fireplace and mid-century modern style borrowed from the 1950s come together at The Ritz Carlton's Avery Bar. The ideal stop before dinner or after an evening discovering Boston, Avery Bar encourages conversation and community with…