Today kicks off Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer. This week it finally felt warm in Boston, a feeling we haven't experienced since September!
My favorite thing about summer is dining (and drinking) outside. Today I'm sharing with you five of the best patios in the city of Boston, perfect locations for savoring the great weather and that extra day off.
1. The Sinclair
I love the roof deck at The Sinclair in Harvard Square. It's easy to miss if you don't know about it, which is part of its appeal. My favorite time to go is Sunday brunch. In fact, I think they make the best Bloody Mary in the city.
On Hampshire Street between Inman and Porter Square, Oleana's patio is tucked behind the restaurant. You can't see it from the street, making it a true hidden gem.
3. Sweet Cheeks Q
Top Chef Tiffani Faison's BBQ joint boasts the best biscuits in town. Her BBQ trays are adored by all and I have to say, her vegetarian offerings are equally sublime. Take that food nirvana to another level by enjoying Sweet Cheeks Q's outdoor seating right on Boylston Street.
4. Rosa Mexicano
Did you know that the Seaport location of Rosa Mexicano has a huge outdoor patio? In the winter months the furniture is in storage, but once the sun is out, it's game on. What could be better than tableside guacamole and a view of Boston Harbor?
The Pugliese pizza (burrata cheese, red sauce, basil and extra virgin olive oil) at Nebo is stuff dreams are made of. From the very first time I took a bite of that pie I've been craving it again. Nibble on Nebo's signature Italian dishes on their outdoor patio which overlooks the Greenway.
In addition to these five gems, you can also enjoy dining al fresco at Devlins in Brighton, Stone Hearth Pizza in Allston, Pier 6 in Charlestown (formerly Tavern on the Water), Grendel's Den in Harvard Square, Abigail's, Kika or Commonwealth in Kendall Square, Christopher's in Porter Square, Posto in Davis Square, ArtBar in the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, Citizen Public House or Saloniki behind Fenway Park, Cafeteria or Piattini on Newbury Street, Parish Cafe or Tico in Copley or The Beehive or Picco in the South End.
Tell me, where is your favorite place to dine outside in Boston?