Dine Out Boston Summer 2021 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 8-21.

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 - $15, $20, or $25 for lunch, and $28, $33, or $38 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, typically for about $20-$25 more.  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 2021:


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

  • Artisan Bistro (Theatre District) @ The Ritz-Carlton, Contemporary American; D $38
  • Back Deck, 2 West Street, 617-670-0320, New England Cuisine; D $38; takeout/delivery; menu
  • Koy, 16 North Street, 857-991-1483, Fusion; D $33; outdoor/takeout/delivery
  • Oceanaire Seafood Room, 40 Court Street, 617-742-2277, Seafood; L $25; D $38
  • Palm Restaurant, One International Place, 617-867-9292, Steakhouse; D $38
  • Q Restaurant, 660 Washington Street; 857-350-3968, Asian; L $25; D $38; menu
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House, 617-742-8401, Steakhouse; L $25; D $38; takeout/delivery option; menu
  • Union Oyster House, 41 Union Street, 617-227-2750, Seafood, L $25 (3 courses), D $38; menu; takeout/delivery

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • *Avenue One @ Hyatt Regency, 617-422-5579, American; L $20; D $38
  • *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; L $20; D $38; takeout/delivery option
  • *The Gallery @ The W Boston, 100 Stuart Street, 617-948-9800, International; D $33
  • *Goodlife, 22 Kingston Street, American; L $15; D $33
  • *Legal Seafood Downtown Crossing, 558 Washington Street, 617-692-8888, Seafood; L $20; D $38; takeout/delivery
  • *Marliave, 10 Bosworth Street, 617-422-0004, French; L $20 for 2 courses, $25 for 3 courses, D $38; menu
  • *McCormick & Schmick's @ Faneuil Marketplace, Seafood;  L $20
  • *The Merchant Kitchen & Drinks, 60 Franklin Street, 617-482-6060, American; D $33
  • *No. 9 Park - 9 Park Street, 617-742-9991, French, Italian; D $38 ($69 for 5 courses)
  • *Ostra, 1 Charles Street South, 617-421-1200; Seafood; D $38; takeout/delivery only; menu
  • *Pabu, 3 Franklin Street, 857-327-7228, Japanese; D $38
  • *Parker's @ Boston Omni Parker House Hotel, 60 Schools Street, New England cuisine; L $25; D $38
  • *Rebel's Guild, 200 Stuart Street, 617-482-1800, American; L $20, D $33
  • *Serafina Boston, 10 High Street, Italian, D $38
  • *Smith & Wollensky, 294 Congress Street, 617-778-2200, Steakhouse, L $25, D $38; menu; takeout/delivery option
  • *State Street Provisions, 617-863-8363, American; D $38

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Faneuil Hall Participating Restaurants

  • Hard Rock Cafe, 22 Clinton Street, 617-424-7625, American, L $25, D $38; menu; takeout/delivery option

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Anthem Kitchen + Bar, Faneuil Marketplace, American, L $20; D $33 
  • *North 26 Restaurant @ Bostonian Hotel, 26 North Street, New England cuisine; L $20; D $33

Dining on Boston's Waterfront

  • Boston Harbor City Cruises, Long Wharf; D $; menu
  • Morton's The Steakhouse, 2 Seaport Lane, 617-526-0410, Steakhouse; L $20; D $38; menu
  • Rosa Mexicano, 155 Seaport Blvd, Mexican; L $20; D $38; takeout/delivery option

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Battery Wharf Grille @ Battery Wharf Hotel, 617-994-9001, American; L $20, D $38
  • Chart House, 60 Long Wharf, 617-227-1576, Seafood; L $20; D $38;
  • Del Frisco's, 250 Northern Ave, 617-951-1368, Steakhouse; L $25, D $38;
  • Joe's on the Waterfront, 100 Atlantic Ave at Commercial Wharf; American; L $20, D $33
  • Legal Harborside, 270 Northern Ave, 617-477-2900, Seafood; L $20 D $38; takeout/delivery 
  • Legal Seafood Long Wharf, 255 State Street, 617-742-5300, Seafood; L $20 D $38; takeout/delivery 
  • Miel Brasserie @ InterContinental Boston, 617-217-5151, French; L $25; D $38
  • Odyssey Cruises, 60 Rowes Wharf, 866-307-2469, Contemporary American; D $38
  • Rumba Bar & Lounge, 510 Atlantic Ave, American, 617-217-5151; D $38; takeout/delivery 
  • Strega Italiano Seaport, One Marina Park Drive, Italian; D $38; takeout/delivery 
  • Waterline, 296 State Street, American; L $20, D $33

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Back Bay Dine Out Restaurants

  • Basile, 162 Columbus Ave, 617-350-0007,Italian, D $38; takeout/delivery; menu
  • Bistro du Midi, 272 Boylston Street, 617-426-7878, French; L$25, D $38; menu
  • Capital Grille, 900 Boylston Street, 617-262-8900, Steakhouse; L $25; D $38; menu; takeout/delivery
  • Davio's Back Bay, 75 Arlington Street, 617-357-4810, Italian; L $25; D $38; menu; takeout/delivery
  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood, 122 Belvidere Street, 617-358-9990; Seafood; D $38; menu; takeout/delivery
  • Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, 200 Dartmouth Street, 617-272-0808, Steakhouse; D $38; menu
  • Grill 23 & Bar, 161 Berkeley Street, 6167-542-2255, Steakhouse; D $38
  • La Voile, 261 Newbury Street, 617-587-4200, French; L $25; D $38; menu
  • Precinct Kitchen + Bar @ Loews Boston Hotel, New England Cuisine; D $33; menu
  • Sonsie, 327 Newbury St, 617-351-2500, American; D $38; menu
  • Summer Shack, 50 Dalton Street, 617-867-9955, Seafood; D $33
  • Zuma Boston @ Four Seasons Hotel, 857-449-2500, Japanese;  L $25 for 3-courses; menu

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Back Bay Social Club, 867 Boylston Street, American; L $20; D $33
  • Bar a Vin 1855, 257 Newbury Street, French, D $38
  • City Table, 65 Exeter Street, 617-933-4800, American; D $38; takeout/delivery
  • Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, 888 Boylston Street, 617-259-1568, Steakhouse; D $38; menu
  • Kings, 50 Dalton Street, American; D $33
  • Legal Sea Foods at Copley - 100 Huntington Ave, 617-266-7775, Seafood; L $20, D $38
  • Lucca Back Bay, 116 Huntington Avenue, 617-247-2400, Italian; D $38
  • Met Back Bay, 279 Dartmouth Street, 617-267-0451, American; L $20; D $33
  • Mooncusser Fish House, 304 Stuart Street, 617-917-5193; L $20, D $38
  • The Oyster Club at the Heritage, 79 Park Plaza, Seafood; L $20, D $33
  • P.F. Chang's, 8 Park Plaza, 617-573-0821, Asian; D $28
  • Precinct Kitchen + Bar @ Loews Boston Hotel, New England Cuisine; D $33
  • Rochambeau, 900 Boylston Street, French; L $25; D $38
  • Select Oyster Bar, 50 Gloucester Street, Seafood; L $25; D $38
  • Sorellina, 1 Huntington Ave; 617-412-4600, Italian; D $38; takeout/delivery only
  • Strip by Strega, 64 Arlington Street, 617-456-5300; Steakhouse; D $38; menu; takeout/delivery only

Fenway Restaurants

  • Tsurutontan Udon Noodle Brasserie, 512 Comm Ave, Japanese; L $15; D $28

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Loretta's Last Call, 1 Landsdowne Street, American; L $20; D $33
  • Lucky Strike Boston & Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co., 145 Ipswich Street, International; D $33
  • Yard House, 126 Brookline Ave, Contemporary American; L $15; D $28

Beacon Hill Restaurants

  • Grotto Restaurant, 37 Bowdoin Street, 617-224-3434, Italian; D $38; takeout/delivery
  • Ma Maison, 272 Cambridge Street, 617-725-8855; L $20, D $38
  • Toscano, 47 Charles Street, 617-723-4090, Italian; L $25; D $38

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Beacon Hill Bistro, 25 Charles Street, 617-723-7575, French; L $25; D $38
  • Carrie Nation, 11 Beacon Street, 617-227-3100, Contemporary American; L $20; D $33
  • Clink, 215 Charles Street, 617-224-4004, Contemporary American; L $25; D $38; menu
  • Mooo, 15 Beacon Street, 617-670-2515, Steakhouse; D $38; menu; takeout/delivery only
  • Scampo, 215 Charles Street, 617-536-2100, Italian; L $25
  • The Dean's List Restaurant, 5 Blossom Street, 617-742-7630, American; L $15; D $28

North End Restaurants

  • Bacco, 107 Salem St, 617-627-0454, Italian, D $38; takeout/delivery
  • Cantina Italiana, 346 Hanover Street, 617-723-4577, Italian; L $20 D $38
  • Ristorante Villa Francesca, 150 Richmond Street, 617-367-2948, Italian; L $25; D $33; menu
  • Tresca, 233 Hanover St, 617-742-8240, Italian; D $38

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Antico Forno, 93 Salem Street, 617-723-6733, Italian; L $20; D $33; menu
  • Aqua Pazza, 135 Richmond Street, Italian; D $33
  • Arya Trattoria, 253 Hanover St, 617-742-1276, Italian; D $38
  • Artu Rosticceria & Trattoria, 6 Prince Street, 617-742-4336, Italian; L $20; D $33
  • Assaggio, 29 Prince St, Italian, 617-227-7380; L $20; D $33; takeout/delivery; outdoor dining
  • Bricco, 241 Hanover Street, Italian, D $33
  • City Winery Boston, 80 Beverly at One Canal; Contemporary American; L $20; D $38
  • Filippo, 283 Causeway Street; 617-742-4142; Italian; L $20; D $33; menu
  • Lucca North End, 226 Hanover Street, 617-742-9200, Italian; D $38
  • Mamma Maria, 3 North Square, 617-523-0077, Italian; D $38
  • Mare Oyster Bar, 135 Richmond Street, Seafood, D $33
  • Quattro Ristorante, Grill, & Pizzeria, 226 Hanover Street, 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
  • Rocco's Cucina & Bar, 450 Commercial Street, 617-412-3044, Italian; D $28
  • Strega, 379 Hanover Street, 617-523-8481, Italian; L $20; D $38
  • Terramia Ristorante, 98 Salem Street, 617-523-3112, Italian; L $20, D $33
  • Trattoria Il Panino, 11 Parmenter St, 617-720-1336, Italian; L $20, D $33

Fort Point Restaurants

  • Oak + Rowan, 319 A Street, New England Cuisine; D $38; takeout/delivery

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Bastille Kitchen, 49 Melcher Street, 617-556-8000, French; D $38
  • Blue Dragon, 324 A Street, Asian; L $20, D $38
  • Menton, 354 Congress Street, French; D $38

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Seaport Restaurants for Dine Out Boston

  • Davio's Seaport, 50 Liberty Drive, Italian, L $25 for 3 courses; D $38; takeout/delivery; outdoor dining
  • Tamo, 1 Seaport Lane, 617-385-4304, Contemporary American; D $38; takeout/delivery

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Capiz Lounge @ Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress Street, American; L $15; D $28
  • Kings Dining & Entertainment Boston-Seaport, 60 Seaport Blvd, American; D $33
  • Lola 42 Boston, 22 Liberty Drive, International, D $38
  • Mastro's Ocean Club, 25 Fan Pier Blvd, Steakhouse, D $38
  • Ocean Prime, 140 Seaport Blvd, 617-670-1345, Steakhouse; L $25
  • Sapore Ristorante + Bar, 606 Congress Street, Italian; L $20; D $33
  • Smith and Wollensky, 294 Congress Street @ Atlantic Wharf, 617-778-2200, Steakhouse; L $25; D $38
  • Smoke Shop BBQ - Seaport, 243 Congress Street, Barbecue; L $20, D $33
  • Spirit Cruises, 200 Seaport Boulevard, 617-603-0808; D $38
  • Sportello, 348 Congress Street, Italian; L $25; D $38; menu
  • Tuscan Kitchen Seaport, 64 Seaport Blvd, Italian; L $25, D $38

South End Restaurants Participating in Dine Out Boston

  • Boston Chops, 1375 Washington Street, 617-227-5011, Steakhouse; D $38; outdoor
  • Elephant Walk, 1415 Washington Street, 617-247-1500, French/Cambodian; D $33; outdoor, takeout, delivery
  • Estragon Tapas Bar, 700 Harrison Avenue, 617-266-0443, Spanish; D $33; outdoor, takeout, delivery
  • Mida, 782 Tremont Street, 617-936-3490;Italian; L $20; D $33; outdoor, takeout, delivery

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Aquitaine, 569 Tremont Street, 617-424-8577, French; L $20; D $33; menu
  • B&G Oysters, 550 Tremont Street, Seafood, L $25
  • The Beehive, 541 Tremont Street, 617-423-0069, International; D $38
  • Black Lamb, 571 Tremont Street, 617-982-6339; American; L $25, D $33
  • The Butcher Shop, 552 Tremont Street, Steakhouse; Lunch $25, D $38
  • Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen, 604 Columbus Ave, 617-536-1100, Comfort Food, D $33; takeout/delivery
  • Metropolis Cafe, 584 Tremont Street, 617-247-2931, Contemporary American; D $33
  • Oishii, 1166 Washington Street, 617-482-8868, Japanese; L $20
  • Shore Leave, 11 William E. Mullins Way, Asian; D $33

South Boston Participating Restaurants

  • Alma Gaucha, 401 D Street, 617-420-4900; Brazilian Steakhouse; D $38; outdoor, takeout, delivery

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • Gather, 75 Northern Avenue, 617-982-7220, American, D $38; takeout/delivery; outdoor dining
  • Publico Street Bistro & Garden, 11 Dorchester Street, 617-622-5700, International; D $38

Participating Dine Out Cambridge Restaurants

  • 730 Tavern Kitchen & Patio, 730 Massachusetts Ave, American; L $20; D $28
  • Harvest, 617-868-3866, Contemporary American; L $25; D $38; menu
  • Henrietta's Table @ Charles Hotel, 617-661-5005, American; L $25; D $28; menu; takeout/delivery
  • Nubar @ Sheraton Commander, 617-234-1365, American; D $33; menu
  • Sumiao Hunan Kitchen, 270 Third St, 617-945-0907, Asian; L $25, D $38; takeout/delivery
  • Summer Shack Cambridge, 149 Alewife Brook Parkway, American, L $25 (3 courses); D $33; takeout/delivery
  • Toscano, 52 Brattle Street, 617-354-5250; Italian; L $25; D $38

Not yet confirmed for August:

  • ArtBar, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Land Blvd, 617-806-4122, Italian; L $20, D $33
  • Bambara, 25 Edwin Land Boulevard, 617-868-4444; American; D $38; takeout/delivery
  • Beat Brew Hall, 13 Brattle Street, 617-499-0001; International; L $20; D $38
  • Catalyst Restaurant, 300 Technology Square, American, D $38
  • Commonwealth Restaurant, 11 Broad Canal Way, 617-945-7030 (closed on Sunday evenings); American; D $38
  • The Dial at 907 Main; 907 Main Street, 617-349-2967, International; D $38; takeout/delivery, outdoor dining
  • EVOO, 350 Third Street, Contemporary American; L $20; D $38
  • Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails, 220 Alewife Brook Parkway, American, D $28
  • Glass House, 450 Kendall Street, American; D $33
  • Grafton Street Pub & Grill, 1230 Mass Ave (Harvard Square), 617-497-0400; Contemporary American; D $28
  • **Happy Lamb Hot Pot, 485 Mass Ave, Asian; D $28
  • 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 $28
  • Smoke Shop, One Kendall Square, BBQ; L $20; D $33
  • Temple Bar, 1688 Mass Ave, 617-547-5055, Contemporary American; D $28
  • Talulla, 377 Walden Street, 617-714-5584, D $38
  • Viale, 502 Mass Ave, 617-576-1900; Italian; D $38; menu

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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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