Best Spots for Outdoor Dining in Boston, Fall 2020


With restaurants beginning to reopen across the city, now is the time to offer patronage to small businesses throughout Boston. Whether you are craving a delicious fresh seafood dinner or want to enjoy a relaxing night on the town in the serenity of a patio or hidden garden, the restaurants identified below are must visit spots this Fall. While out and about, be sure to continue practicing social distancing guidelines to keep yourself and your fellow diners healthy and safe.


Ashmont Grill

Conveniently located just steps from the Ashmont MBTA, this hip and trendy restaurant offers delicious yet creative food on their patio. A hidden gem, the Ashmont Grill has extended their outdoor patio space to offer sitting between the brownstones in the backyard or on the front patio to watch the passersby.



Chart House

Located adjacent to the New England Aquarium and offering unparalleled views of the water, Chart House is the Long Wharf’s oldest surviving structure and has an illustrious history in Boston dating to its iconic nickname as “Hancock’s Counting House.” Now, the Chart House is reopened for dining on their expanded outdoor patio. Take the T on the Blue Line, get off at the Aquarium stop and be ready to enjoy a culinary adventure from delicious seafood to melt in your mouth steaks.


Dorchester Brewing Company and M&M BBQ

Although beer aficionados will be disappointed to learn that the glass-enclosed Hopservatory which opened in January is still closed, patrons are still treated to spectacular skyline views of Boston from their newly opened exterior deck. Choose from a myriad of housemade beers and gorge on an assortment of delicious and mouth watering fare from famed restaurant M & M BBQ. The closest T stop is Ashmont on the Red Line. From there, it’s about a 12 minute walk to the brewery.



Dryft Revere

Overlooking the oldest public beach in America, the newly opened Dryft Revere has nearly a half acre of open lawn that has been converted to outdoor dining during the pandemic. The latest in a string of critically acclaimed restaurants from Michael Aldi, Dryft Revere is known for their impressive raw bar selection, locally caught fish and delicious Italian fare. Take the Blue Line from Government Center for 19 stops and disembark at Wonderland where the restaurant is just a few steps away.


Charlie’s Kitchen

With a lineage entrenched in history, Charlie’s Kitchen is a Cambridge staple. Open for outdoor dining Thursday through Sunday, you’ll want to arrive early to avoid having to wait in a long line to enjoy a decadent double cheeseburger, waffle fries and a beer from their outdoor bar. Complete with tableside fireplaces, this dog friendly restaurant is perfect for intimate conversations, laughs with friends and a relaxing adventure for your pup. If already in Cambridge, Charlie’s Kitchen is easily accessible via the Red Line and the Harvard stop. From there, walk about 5 minutes to Eliot Street where you’ll find the restaurant.

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