Dine Out Boston Summer 2023 gives you the opportunity to sample the creations of the city's best chefs at special prices┬áduring two "restaurant weeks" in August. 

Dates this year are August 8-19. (to be confirmed)

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

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

You will find a number of excellent choices.  Whether you choose outdoor dining on a terrace or patio, or the comfort of air conditioning at an inside table, it's a wonderful way to savor this last month of summer.

Look for updates about which restaurants are participating and the menus on offer starting about a month before Summer Dine Out Boston kicks off.

Looking for the Winter edition of Dine Out Boston?  You'll find it here

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


What to Expect during Dine Out Boston

Each chef chooses one of three price options for each meal - $22, $27, or $32 for lunch, and $36, $41, or $46 for dinner - and prepares a delicious menu their chosen price point.   

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.

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 for an add-on cost.  Since not everyone loves wine, a few restaurants have started offering beer flights - watch for this trend to grow!

Take a look at what's on offer for Summer 2023:


Participating Dine Out Restaurants in Boston

Here is the updated list of participating Dine Out Boston restaurants for this August:

Find by neighborhood:

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

Patio dining on Newbury Street
Patio dining at La Voile on Newbury Street

Downtown Boston/Chinatown/Theatre District/Financial District Restaurants

  • Koy, 16 North Street, 857-991-1483, Fusion
  • Q Restaurant, 660 Washington Street; 857-350-3968, Asian; L $32; D $46
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House, 617-742-8401, Steakhouse; D $46
  • Union Oyster House, 41 Union Street, 617-227-2750, Seafood, L $32; D $46

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Goodlife, 22 Kingston Street, American
  • Oceanaire Seafood Room, 40 Court Street, 617-742-2277, Seafood

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Faneuil Hall Participating Restaurants

  • Rose Town Kitchen & Bar, 99 Blackstone Street, 857-758-7166, American; D $41

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Hard Rock Cafe, 22 Clinton Street, 617-424-7625, American, L $32, D $46
  • North 26 Restaurant @ Bostonian Hotel, 26 North Street, New England cuisine

Dining on Boston's Waterfront

  • Boston Harbor City Cruises, 1 Long Wharf, 617-227-4321, American; D $46
  • Chart House, 60 Long Wharf, 617-227-1576, Seafood
  • Miel Brasserie @ InterContinental Boston, 617-217-5151, French; D $46
  • Morton's The Steakhouse, 2 Seaport Lane, 617-526-0410, Steakhouse; D $46
  • Rosa Mexicano, 155 Seaport Blvd, Mexican; L $27; D $41
  • State Street Provisions, 617-863-8363, American; 6i17-863-8363; D $46

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Joe's on the Waterfront, 100 Atlantic Ave at Commercial Wharf; American
  • Lucky's Lounge, 355 Congress Street, 617-357-5825, American; D $41
  • Waterline @ Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, 296 State Street, American

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Back Bay Dine Out Restaurants

  • Back Bay Social Club, 867 Boylston Street, American; D $41
  • The Banks Fish House, 406 Stuart Street, Seafood, 617-399-0015; L $32; D $46
  • Basile, 162 Columbus Ave, 617-350-0007,Italian; D $46
  • Bistro du Midi, 272 Boylston Street, 617-426-7878, French; L$31, D $46
  • Capital Grille, 900 Boylston Street, 617-262-8900, Steakhouse; D $46
  • City Table, 65 Exeter Street, 617-933-4800, American; D $41
  • Davio's Back Bay, 75 Arlington Street, 617-357-4810, Italian; L $32; D $46
  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood, 122 Belvidere Street, 617-358-9990; Seafood; D $46
  • Grand Tour, 314 Newbury Street, French; L $32, D $46
  • Grill 23 & Bar, 161 Berkeley Street, 6167-542-2255, Steakhouse; D $46
  • Lucie Dine & Drink, 120 Huntington Ave, 617-425-3400, American; D $46
  • Precinct Kitchen + Bar @ Loews Boston Hotel, New England Cuisine; D $33
  • Sonsie, 327 Newbury Street, 617-351-2500, American; D $46
  • Summer Shack, 50 Dalton, 617-867-9955, Seafood, D $41
  • Trifecta at Four Seasons One Dalton, 1 Dalton Street, 617-377-4888; D $41

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Bar a Vin 1855, 257 Newbury Street, French
  • Kings Back Bay, 50 Dalton Street, American; L $27; D $36
  • La Voile, 261 Newbury Street, 617-587-4200, French; L $32; D $46
  • Mistral, 223 Columbus Ave, 617-867-9300, French; D 38; takeout/delivery only
  • Mooncusser Fish House, 304 Stuart Street, 617-917-5193
  • Rochambeau, 900 Boylston Street, French; L $25; D $38
  • Select Oyster Bar, 50 Gloucester Street, Seafood
  • Mistral, 223 Columbus Ave, 617-867-9300, French

Fenway Restaurants

  • Palm Restaurant, One International Place, 617-867-9292, Steakhouse; L $32; D $4682 Lansdowne Street, 617-351-7001, American; L $22
  • Tsurutontan Udon Noodle Brasserie, 512 Comm Ave, Japanese; L $22; D $36

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Loretta's Last Call, 1 Landsdowne Street, American

Beacon Hill Restaurants

  • Clink, 215 Charles Street, 617-224-4004, Contemporary American; L $32; D $46
  • Grotto Restaurant, 37 Bowdoin Street, 617-224-3434, Italian; D $46
  • Toscano, 47 Charles Street, 617-723-4090, Italian; D $46

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • 75 Chestnut, 75 Chestnut Street, 617-227-2175, American; D $46
  • Ma Maison, 272 Cambridge Street, 617-725-8855; L $27, D $46
  • Scampo, 215 Charles Street, 617-536-2100, Italian

North End Restaurants

  • Antico Forno, 93 Salem Street, 617-723-6733, Italian; L $22; D $36
  • Bacco, 107 Salem St, 617-627-0454, Italian, D $41
  • City Winery Boston, 80 Beverly at One Canal; Contemporary American
  • Libertine, 125 Salem Street; 857-223-4500; Italian
  • Ristorante Fiore, 250 Hanover Street, 617-371-1176, Italian; L $27; D $41
  • Terramia Ristorante, 98 Salem Street, 617-523-3112, Italian; D $41
  • Tresca, 233 Hanover St, 617-742-8240, Italian; D $46

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Aqua Pazza, 135 Richmond Street, Italian; D $41
  • Assaggio, 29 Prince St, Italian, 617-227-7380; D $41
  • Bricco, 241 Hanover Street, Italian, L $27; D $41
  • Ristorante Villa Francesca, 150 Richmond Street, 617-367-2948, Italian; L $32; D $41
  • Rocco's Cucina & Bar, 450 Commercial Street, 617-412-3044, Italian

Fort Point Restaurants

Not yet confirmed for August

  • Oak + Rowan, 319 A Street, New England Cuisine
  • Menton, 354 Congress Street, French

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Seaport Restaurants for Dine Out Boston

  • Davio's Seaport, 50 Liberty Drive, Italian, L $32; D $46
  • Deck 12 at Yotel Hotel, 65 Seaport Blvd, 617-997-9482, American, Outdoor Dining; D $41
  • Lifted Pool Bar, 450 Summer Street, 617-476-6664, Boston; L $27, D $36
  • Ocean Prime, 140 Seaport Blvd, 617-670-1345, Seafood; L $32
  • Para Maria, 70 Sleeper Street, 617-530-1559, Latin American; D $46
  • Serafina, 11 Fan Pier, 617-426-1234, Italian; L $27
  • The Smoke Shop - Seaport, 243 Congress Street, BBQ; L $22, D $41

Not yet confirmed for August

  • 75 on Liberty Wharf, 220 Northern Ave, 617-227-0754, American; L $32; D $46
  • Mastro's Ocean Club, 25 Fan Pier Blvd, Steakhouse, D $46
  • Sapore Ristorante + Bar, 606 Congress Street, Italian
  • Spirit Cruises, 200 Seaport Boulevard, 617-603-0808

South End Restaurants Participating in Dine Out Boston

  • Atlantico, 600 Harrison Avenue, 857-233-2898, Seafood, Outdoor Dining; L $32, D $46
  • Boston Chops, 1375 Washington Street, 617-227-5011, Steakhouse; D $46
  • Elephant Walk South End, 1415 Washington Street, 617-247-1500, French/Cambodian, Outdoor Dining; D $41
  • Estragon Tapas Bar, 700 Harrison Avenue, 617-266-0443, Spanish; D $36
  • Mida, 782 Tremont Street, 617-936-3490; Italian; D $41

Not yet confirmed for August

  • Metropolis Cafe, 584 Tremont Street, 617-247-2931, Contemporary American; D $33

West End Restaurants Participating in Dine Out Boston

  • Alcove, 50 Lovejoy Wharf, 617-248-0050, American, Outdoor Dining; L $22
  • Bulfinch Social at The Boxer, 107 Merrimac Street, 617-624-0202, American; D $46

South Boston Participating Restaurants

  • Alma Gaucha, 401 D Street, 617-420-4900; Brazilian Steakhouse; L $32, D $41

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Gather, 75 Northern Avenue, 617-982-7220, American

Participating Dine Out Cambridge Restaurants

  • Bar Enza; One Bennett Street, 617-661-5050, Italian; D $46
  • The Dial at 907 Main; 907 Main Street, 617-349-2967, International; L, D
  • Grafton Street Pub & Grill, 1230 Mass Ave (Harvard Square), 617-497-0400; Contemporary American
  • Harvest, 617-868-3866, Contemporary American; D $46
  • Henrietta's Table @ Charles Hotel, 617-661-5005, American; L $27, D $41
  • Hourly Oyster House, 15 Dunster Street, 617-765-2342; Seafood; D $46
  • Nubar @ Sheraton Commander, 617-234-1365, American; D $41
  • Paperback Tavern, 575 Memorial Drive, 617-441-6510, American, Outdoor Dining; D $36
  • Russell House Tavern, 14 JFK Street, 617-500-3055, American; D $46
  • Sumiao Hunan Kitchen, 270 Third St, 6i17-945-0907, Asian; L $27; D $41
  • Summer Shack Cambridge, 149 Alewife Brook Parkway, American, L $32, D $46
  • Toscano, 52 Brattle Street, 617-354-5250; Italian; L $32; D $46

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Happy Lamb Hot Pot, 485 Mass Ave, Asian

Participating Dine Out Somerville Restaurants

  • Oliveira's Steakhouse; 120 WashingtonStreet, 617-764-0455, Brazilian Steakhouse; L $32, D $41

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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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