Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re stressing about where to take your date for the big day, we’ve got you covered with nine of our favorite date night spots. These restaurants have all the important date night bases covered — romantic ambiance, a quaint setting, and of course a mouth-watering menu. Check them out and let us know what you think.
1. No. 9 Park | 9 Park St. | Beacon Hill
One of Beacon Hill’s best gems, No.9 Park not only has an amazing menu, but it’s quaint ambiance in an old Boston townhouse gives it the perfect setting for Valentine’s Day.
2. L’espalier | 774 Boylston St. | Back Bay
Located next to the Mandarin Oriental hotel, their extensive menu is the spot for all you foodie couples out there.
3. Salts | 798 Main St. | Cambridge
If you’re looking to skip all the hustle and bustle of the city, Salts is your place. The intimate feeling of the dining room will give you a cozy and romantic mood for you and your date to enjoy the night in.
4. Clio | 370A Commonwealth Ave. | Back Bay
Located in the Eliot Hotel, Clio’s leopard print carpet and quaint lighting give it a playful, yet charming feel. It was also named one of Beantowne’s best French restaurants, and with its mouth-watering menu, we’d have to agree.
5. Hamersley’s Bistro | 553 Tremont St. | South End
Hamersley’s is a enchanting eatery inspired by the bistros of France. Chef Gordon Hamersley prepares a simple, yet delicious menu using all seasonal and local ingredients. With its charm and superb menu, it’ll be one of your favorite New England meals to date.
6. Grotto | 37 Bowdoin St. | Beacon Hill
Grotto is another one of Boston’s hidden spots that promises to be amazing from start to finish. The red walls, exposed brick, and unique paintings give it an exotic feel, and to top it all off, the menu is to die for (try the gnocchi, you won’t be disappointed). If you’re looking for a more intimate place, this is the spot for you.
7. Mamma Maria | 3 N. Square | North End
Mamma Maria was practically made for a date night. Its location in a quaint 19th century townhouse in the North End make it the perfect place for a romantic evening. Their authentic Italian cuisine is also some of the best around.
8. Deuxave | 371 Commonwealth Ave | Back Bay
With its beautiful chandeliers and roaring fireplace, Deauxave has a sophisticated ambiance that is perfect for a dinner for two.
9. Bondir | 279A Broadway | Cambridge
Date nights are best when you can have great food and a quiet place to talk. Bondir’s cozy farm-house style restaurant is the best place to get to know your date and have a great meal.