Friday, March 12, 2010

Patio Dining This Spring

With the sunny and warmer weather we have been having, it is easy to believe that spring is nearly here. The advent of spring also causes numerous restaurants to open their outside patios for your dining pleasure. Here are some who will be doing exactly that very soon.

Cuffs-An Irish Bar and Stanhope Grille
350 Stuart Street
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-266-7200

These are located on the lower level of The Back Bay Hotel, the former Boston Police Department Headquarters. The patios at both establishments are nestled beneath the Berkeley Street sidewalk level, giving guests a view of the city happenings up above. Executive Chef Raymond Southern draws inspiration from the abundance of locally grown produce to create imaginative and seasonally-inspired dishes for both menus.

BOKX 109 American Prime
399 Grove Street
Newton, MA
Phone: 617-969-5300

BOKX 109 American Prime, located in Newton’s Hotel Indigo, offers an intriguing patio, day and night. The patio boasts an outdoor bar, fire pits for night time and a pool with cabanas reminiscent of Miami. Each cabana is equipped with a waiter, and a special poolside menu for both cuisine and cocktails.

Da Vinci Ristorante
162 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-350-0007

Da Vinci Ristorante is located in the heart of Boston’s Park Square. The upscale Italian eatery offers a blend of classic and modern Italian dishes in a sophisticated and warm dining atmosphere. The furnished patio overlooks the vibrant Park Square and offers a full dining menu and signature cocktail list.

5 Cambridge Parkway
Cambridge, MA
Phone: 617-497-4200

The patio at Restaurant dante is an urban oasis with panoramic views of the Charles River. Featuring an outdoor bar, colorful seating, seasonal herb gardens that line the space and paramount modern Italian cuisine make this a popular summer destination. Dante is located inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel at 42 Edwin H. Land Blvd Cambridge, MA.

Haru Sushi
55 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-536-0770

Located below the shops at the Prudential Center, Haru Sushi’s patio extends onto Huntington Avenue’s oversized sidewalk. Outside guests can enjoy selections from the lunch and dinner menus including inventive Japanese cuisine ranging from sushi, sashimi and creative salads to signature dishes like carpaccios, ceviches, tartares, filet mignon, grilled spicy shrimp and specialty rolls as well as innovative cocktails.

Il Casale
50 Leonard Street
Belmont, MA
Phone: 617-209-4942

At the forefront of il Casale in Belmont, a beautiful brick patio welcomes guests. With seating for 30, the il Casale patio is a front row seat to the action of the bustling neighborhood. A good spot for a romantic dinner or large gathering with friends.

Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake
384 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-859-8555

Last year, while reinventing the culinary side of the restaurant, their roof deck received a facelift too. With its outdoor bar and full menu available, the roof deck at Poe’s Kitchen is the place to be for an after work escape or great night out with friends. This year, the upgrades continue! Now diners have two options for outdoor dining at Poe’s Kitchen! When the temperatures rise, Poe’s Kitchen will be setting up outdoor seating for twelve right on the Boylston street sidewalk.

Vox Populi
755 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-424-8300

VOX, an American bistro and martini bar is noted for their award-winning mixologists' creative martinis and their up-beat, playfully sophisticated setting. Executive Chef Jeff Poliseno creates New American cuisine with a focus on innovative interpretations of culinary classics. Using local, fresh and seasonal ingredients Chef Poliseno and his team create a truly unique dining experience. Vox is open year-round offering brunch, lunch and dinner located in the historic Back Bay.

Woodward at Ames
1 Court Street
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-979-8200

Woodward at the Ames will open for their first patio season this spring. A Morgans Hotel Group property combined with the expertise of restaurateur Seth Greenberg, Woodward offers a seasonal patio for lunch, dinner, and cocktails.

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