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These 12 Boston restaurants ace outdoor dining

Valerie Li Stack, Carley Thornell-Wade

May 6, 2024

Enjoy Atlantic Ocean views, elaborate murals, and alfresco fireplaces at Boston’s best outdoor dining restaurants.

Porto’s outdoor seating is some of Boston’s best thanks to its size and design. String lights, throw rugs, couches, and pretty craft cocktails make the patio a prime spot to take in Back Bay’s skyscrapers. James Beard Award-winning chef Jody Adams focuses on Mediterranean food with dishes like a decadent seafood tower, grilled lamb chops with salsa verde, and scallops a la plancha.

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