Dine Out Boston Summer

Special Deals, Great Meals!

Dine Out Boston - August 2019

Savor Special Deals from Boston's Top Restaurants

Dine Out Boston Summer 2019 gives you the opportunity to sample the creations of the city's best chefs at special prices during two "restaurant weeks" in August 2019.

Interested?  Make your reservations and get ready to enjoy the best of summer dining in Boston.

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Here's how it works:  During Dine Out Boston, restaurants offer special prix fixe lunch and dinner menus to tempt us away from the beach and showcase their summer fare.

Each chef chooses one of three price options for each meal - $15, $20, or $25 for lunch, and $28, $33, or $38 for dinner - and prepares a delicious menu at the chosen fixed price amount.  

Sometimes, for a small supplemental cost, you can add on extras like a dollop of caviar, a sprinkling of truffles, or a slice of fois gras.  Some restaurants also offer wine pairings or beer flights, and these can often be a great deal.  Prices do not include beverages, taxes, and tips.

With a wide range of participating Boston and Cambridge restaurants on offer, you can choose your Dine Out selections based on your favorite chef, cuisine, location, and price point.

Reservations needed?  Yes - here's why

Top Photo:  Outdoor dining on Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood

Dates for Dine Out Boston Summer 2019

Some restaurants also offer the special menus on the Saturday between the two weeks.  A few make their special menus - and prices - available throughout August.

Although drinks, tax, and tip are additional and a few selections even require supplemental charges, Dine Out Boston still serves up a sweet deal.  Some participating restaurants also offer wine pairings, typically for about $20-$25 more.  Since not everone loves wine, a few restaurants have started offering beer flights - watch for this trend to grow!

Don't forget to make reservations!  Check our tips for reservation strategies.

Dine Out Participants during August Restaurant Week

Over 100 restaurants in Boston, Cambridge, and nearby suburbs participate in Dine Out Boston Summer.

Quick Links to Restaurant Week Boston and Cambridge participants during March:   Downtown (including Chinatown, Theatre District)  |  Back Bay  |   Waterfront  |  Beacon Hill   |  Faneuil Hall  |     Charlestown  |  North End   |  Seaport/Fort Point  |  South End  |  Cambridge

Not sure where all these neighborhoods are located?  Check out the neighborhood map in our Boston Sightseeing Guide

Mussels at Bar Boulud in Back Bay
Mussels at Bar Boulud in Back Bay

Downtown Boston/Chinatown/Theatre District Restaurants

  • Artisan Bistro @ The Ritz-Carlton, Contemporary American; L $25; D $38
  • Back Deck, 2 West Street, 617-670-0320, New England Cuisine; D $33
  • Blu, 4 Avery Street, 617-375-8550, American; L $25; D $38
  • Boston Chops, 52 Temple Place, 617-982-7130; L $25; D $38
  • Bostonia Public House, 131 State Street, 617-948-9800, American; D $38
  • Koy, 16 North Street, 857-991-1483, Asian; L $20; D $38
  • Les Zygomates Winebar & Bistro, 129 South Street, (617) 542-5108, French; D $38
  • No. 9 Park - 9 Park Street, 617-742-9991, French, Italian; D $38 ($69 for 5 courses)
  • Oceanaire Seafood Room, 40 Court Street, 617-742-2277, Seafood; L $25; D $38
  • Pabu, 3 Franklin Street, 857-327-7228, Japanese; D $38
  • Parker's, 60 School Street, 617-725-1600, American; L $25; D $38
  • Q Restaurant, 660 Washington Street; 857-350-3968, Asian; L $15; D $33
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House, 617-742-8401, Steakhouse; L $25; D $38
  • Smith & Wollensky, 294 Congress Street, 617-778-2200, Steakhouse, L $25, D $38
  • Union Oyster House, 41 Union Street, 617-227-2750, Seafood, L $25, D $38

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Dining on Boston's Waterfront

  • Del Frisco's, 250 Northern Ave, 617-951-1368, Steakhouse; L $25, D $38
  • Miel Brasserie @ InterContinental Boston, 617-217-5151, French; L $25; D $38
  • Morton's The Steakhouse, 2 Seaport Lane, 617-526-0410, Steakhouse; L $20 ; D $38
  • Rosa Mexicano, 155 Seaport Boulevard, 617-476-6122, Mexican; L $20; D $38
  • Sportello, 348 Congress Street, 617-737-1234, Italian; L $25 for 2 courses; $30 for 3 courses; D $38
  • State Street Provisions, 255 State Street, 617-863-8363, American; D $38
  • Strega Waterfront, One Marina Park Drive, Italian; L $20, D $33

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Back Bay Dine Out Restaurants

  • Back Bay Social, 867 Boylston Street, American; L $20; D $33
  • Basile, 162 Columbus Ave, 617-350-0007, Italian; L $20; D $38
  • Bistro du Midi, 272 Boylston Street, 617-426-7878, French; L$25, D $38
  • Capital Grille, 900 Boylston Street, 617-262-8900, Steakhouse; L $25; D $38
  • City Table, 65 Exeter Street, 617-933-4800, American; D $33
  • Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, 75 Arlington Street, 617-357-4810, Italian; L $25; D $38
  • Del Frisco's, 888 Boylston Streeet, 617-259-1568, Steakhouse; L $25, D $38
  • Eddit V's Prime Seafood - 122 Belvidere St, 617-358-9990, Seafood; L $25, D $38
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, 217 Stuart Street, 617-272-0808, Steakhouse; D $38
  • Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, 200 Dartmouth Street, 617-272-0808, Steakhouse; D $38
  • Grill 23 & Bar, 161 Berkeley Street, 6167-542-2255, Steakhouse; D $38
  • Lucca Back Bay, 116 Huntington Avenue, 617-247-2400, Italian; D $38
  • Max Brenner, 745 Boylston Street, 617-274-1741, American; L $20; D $33
  • Papa Razzi, 159 Newbury Street, 617-536-9200, Italian; L $20; D $33
  • Post 390, 406 Stuart Street, 617-399-0015, American; L $25; D $38
  • Precinct Kitchen + Bar @ Loews Boston Hotel, New England Cuisine; D $33
  • Strip by Strega, 64 Arlington Street, 617-456-5300; Steakhouse; D $38
  • Summer Shack, 50 Dalton Street, 617-867-9955, Seafood; L $25; D $33
  • Top of the Hub, 800 Boylston Street, 617-536-1775, American  L $25, D $38

Beacon Hill Restaurants

  • Beacon Hill Bistro, 25 Charles Street, 617-723-7575, French; L $25; D $38
  • Clink, 215 Charles Street, 617-224-4004, Contemporary American; L $25; D $38
  • Ma Maison, 272 Cambridge Street, 617-725-8855; L $20, D $33
  • Scampo, 215 Charles Street, 617-536-2100, Italian; L $25
  • Toscano, 47 Charles Street, 617-723-4090, Italian; L $25; D $38

North End Restaurants

  • Bacco, 107 Salem St, 617-627-0454, Italian, D $33
  • Filippo, 283 Causeway Street, Italian, L $20; D $33
  • Lucia Ristorante, 415 Hanover Street, 617-367-2353, Italian; L $20; D $33
  • Nico Ristorante, 417 Hanover Street, 617-742-0404, Italian, D $38
  • Ristorante Fiore, 250 Hanover Street, 617-371-1176, Italian; L $20; D $33
  • Ristorante Villa Francesca, 150 Richmond Street, 617-367-2948, Italian; L $20; D $33
  • Tresca, 233 Hanover St, 617-742-8240, Italian; D $38

Fort Point Restaurants

  • Menton, 354 Congress Street, French; D $38
  • Oak + Rowan, 319 A Street, New England Cuisine; L $25, D $38

Seaport Restaurants for Dine Out Boston

  • Ocean Prime, 140 Seaport Blvd, 617-670-1345, Steakhouse; L $25/$35
  • Spirit Cruises, 200 Seaport Boulevard, 617-603-0808, D $38

South End Restaurants Participating in Dine Out Boston

  • Aquitaine, 569 Tremont Street, 617-424-8577, French; L $20; D $33
  • The Beehive, 541 Tremont Street, 617-423-0069, International; D $38
  • Boston Chops, 1375 Washington Street, 617-227-5011, Steakhouse; D $38
  • The Butcher Shop, 552 Tremont Street, Steakhouse; Lunch $25, D $38
  • Elephant Walk, 1415 Washington Street, 617-247-1500, French/Cambodian; D $33
  • Estragon Tapas Bar, 700 Harrison Avenue, 617-266-0443, Spanish; D $33
  • Gaslight Brasserie du Coin, 560 Harrison Avenue, 617-422-0224, French; D $33
  • Mida, 782 Tremont Street, Italian; D $33

Cambridge Restaurants Participating in Dine Out Boston

Harvard Square

  • 730 Tavern Kitchen & Patio, 730 Massachusetts Ave, American; L $15; D $28
  • ArtBar, 40 Land Blvd, 617-806-4122, Italian; L $20, D $33
  • EVOO, 350 Third Street, Contemporary American; L $20; D $38
  • Grafton Street Pub & Grill, 1230 Mass Ave (Harvard Square), 617-497-0400; Contemporary American; D $28
  • Harvest, 617-868-3866, Contemporary American; L $25; D $38
  • Henrietta's Table @ Charles Hotel, 617-661-5005, American; L $25; D $33
  • Hourly Oyster House, 15 Dunster Street, Seafood; D $28
  • Legal Sea Foods Charles Square, 20 University Road, 617-491-9400, Seafood; L $20, D $38
  • Nubar @ Sheraton Commander, 617-234-1365, American; D $33
  • Park Restaurant and Bar, 617-491-9851, American; D $28
  • Puritan & Company Restaurant, 1166 Cambridge Street, American; D $38
  • Russell House Tavern, 14 JFK Street, 617-500-3055, American; D $33
  • Sumiao Hunan Kitchen, 270 Third St, 6i17-945-0907, Asian; L $15; D $28
  • Summer Shack Cambridge, 149 Alewife Brook Parkway, 617-520-9500, Seafood; L $25; D$33
  • Talulla, 377 Walden Street, 617-714-5584, D $38
  • Temple Bar, 1688 Mass Ave, 617-547-5055, Contemporary American; D $28
  • Toscano Harvard Square, 52 Brattle Street, 617-354-5250; Italian; L $25; D $38
  • Viale, 502 Mass Ave, Italian; D $25; D $38

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Should You Make Reservations for Dine Out Boston?

Yes.  You definitely need to have reservations because bargain-hunting foodies turn out for this event in huge numbers.  Your best strategy will be to call as soon as the reservation period opens, usually about 3 weeks before each Dine Out period.

Because many of the city's top restaurants take part, competition to get coveted reservations can be fierce - but diners are well-rewarded by the opportunity to sample the cuisine of famous chefs, revisit old favorites, and try the offerings of newcomers.  

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