The number one question I get asked as a Boston food blogger is — where is the best restaurant for a date? This week, I’ve been answering that in a series of guest posts on the OpenTable instagram! Here is a recap of my top five date night spots in the Boston area:
Myers+Chang is an incredible restaurant in the South End featuring dishes with Taiwanese, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese influences. It's part of Joanne Chang's foodie empire and headed by Executive Chef Karen Akunowicz, a star on Bravo's Top Chef series! On Mondays and Tuesdays, Myers+Chang hosts a "Cheap Date Night" special where couples can choose one of three prix fixe menus — it's a great way to get a taste of the restaurant. Myers+Chang also has an incredible Dim Sum Brunch on the weekends! Here are a few of my dishes:
Sweet + Sour Brussels Sprouts
Braised Pork Belly Bao
Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake
Check out my Myers+Chang post on the OpenTable instagram here. Make reservations here.
Nebo is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Boston. They have a beautiful space and prime location right by the Waterfront on Atlantic Ave. The lovely ambiance and delicious food make it a perfect spot for a date night. Nebo has exquisitely prepared, classic Italian dishes like lasagna and pasta Bolognese as well as a number of dishes with a more modern flair. Don't forget to check out their desserts too — my favorite is the Nutella pizza!
Rigatoni Con Amatriciana
The Christoforo (Nutella Pizza!)
Check out my Nebo post on OpenTable here. Make reservations here.
Posto is another one of my top Italian spots in the area. I visit Posto often because I love their incredible Neapolitan pizza and delicious desserts. Their extensive wine list and quaint, beautiful space make it a great date night go-to as well. I recommend the Kale Pizza, which is topped with mozzarella, asiago, applewood bacon, and an egg. Finish the night with one of Posto's seasonal desserts, like the Apple Ginger Crostada, or their classic Tiramisu.
Apple Ginger Crostada
Check out my Posto post on the OpenTable instagram here. Make reservations here.
Yvonne's is a recently opened spot in Downtown Boston modeled as a "modern supper club." The space here is incredibly beautiful. With their ever-instagrammed library lounge space and their extravagant yet elegant dining room, you'll impress your date if you bring them here. Order a few cocktails and pair them Yvonne's "social plates," which include dishes like Seared Halloumi Cheese and Wild Gulf Shrimp.
Grilled "Viper" Chop
Wild Gulf Shrimp
Interior Library Lounge and Dining Area
Check out my Yvonne's post on OpenTable here. Make reservations here.
Alden & Harlow is a fabulous small plates restaurant in Harvard Square, named Best New Restaurant in 2014 by Boston Magazine. Their thoughtfully sourced, vegetable centric, creative menu makes it a mecca for local foodies. The space, too, is lovely — it's cozy and dimly lit with a rustic edge. I love the corner seats with the ceiling windows that overlook the square. Alden & Harlow is a perfect date spot for food-lovers!
Smoked Arctic Char
Check out my Alden & Harlow post on the OpenTable instagram here. Make reservations here.
Make sure to check out my giveaway with OpenTable if you haven't already. I'm giving away a $100 OpenTable gift card! Check out my instagram post here for more details on entering. Good luck!
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