Dine Out Boston Winter

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Dine Out Boston - Winter 2021 Dates, Menus, & Deals

Restaurant Week in Boston & Cambridge

Dine Out Boston takes place each year two times each year - winter and summer - for two highly-anticipated weeks when top Boston and Cambridge restaurants showcase their cuisine by offering special deals on lunch and dinner menus. 

Dates for the Winter 2020 edition of Boston Restaurant Week, as the event is also called, are March 7-12 and 14-19.

So get ready to make your reservations when all the best places to dine out in Boston, Cambridge, and nearby suburbs go on sale. 


Why?  Well - winters can feel long here in New England and this eagerly-awaited dining event (also called Boston Restaurant Week) gives you the perfect excuse for dining out during still-chilly early spring weather and savoring the tasty fare offered at irresistible discount prices. 

Interested?  Mark the dining weeks on your calendar, look over the choices (our guide below will get you started), and make your reservations now.

Boston & Cambridge Winter Restaurant Week Dates for 2020: 

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

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

Top Photo:  Lunch at Bistro du Midi during Boston Restaurant Week

What to Expect during Dine Out Boston

Here's how Dine Out Boston works:  Chefs at approximately 200 participating restaurants in Boston, Cambridge, and nearby suburbs offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus.

Each chef selects one price point for each meal - $15, $20, or $25 for lunch, and $28, $33, or $38 for dinner - and prepares delicious lunch and dinner menus at the chosen fixed price to showcase the restaurant's best fare.  

Typically you choose two or three courses, with several options for each course.  Some restaurants include selections from their regular menu, while others prepare entirely different dishes.

Menus may offer you extras for a small supplemental charge:  perhaps a dollop of caviar, a garnish of lobster, a sprinkling of truffles, or a slice of seared fois gras. 

At a few participating restaurants, diners can choose optional wine pairings, typically for an extra $20-$25.  Since not everyone loves wine, a few restaurants offer beer flights - watch for this trend to grow!

Prices do not include beverages, taxes, and tips - and you should always tip based on your best guess of what your meal might have normally cost, not on the bargain price you're actually paying.

Take a look at what's on offer for Winter 2021:

Participating Dine Out Restaurants in Boston

Here is the updated list of participating Dine Out Boston restaurants based on what is known right now - but look for many more participants closer to March.

Find by neighborhood:

Cambridge Restaurant Week participants

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

Baked eggplant at Antico Forno in the North End
Baked eggplant at Antico Forno in the North End

Downtown Boston/Chinatown/Theatre District/Financial District Restaurants

  • **Artisan Bistro @ The Ritz-Carlton, Contemporary American; L $25; D $38
  • **Avenue One @ Hyatt Regency, 617-422-5579, American; L $20; 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; menu
  • Bostonia Public House, 131 State Street, 617-948-9800, American; D $38
  • **The Gallery @ The W Boston, 100 Stuart Street, 617-948-9800, International; D $33
  • **Goodlife, 22 Kingston Street, American; L $15; D $33
  • Koy, 16 North Street, 857-991-1483, Fusion; L $20; D $38; menu
  • Les Zygomates Winebar & Bistro, 129 South Street, (617) 542-5108, French; D $38
  • 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
  • North 26 Restaurant @ Bostonian Hotel, 26 North Street, New England cuisine; L $20; D $33
  • No. 9 Park - 9 Park Street, 617-742-9991, French, Italian; D $38 ($69 for 5 courses); menu
  • Oceanaire Seafood Room, 40 Court Street, 617-742-2277, Seafood; L $25; D $38
  • Pabu, 3 Franklin Street, 857-327-7228, Japanese; D $38; menu
  • **Palm Restaurant, One International Place, 617-867-9292, Steakhouse; D $38; menu
  • Parker's @ Boston Omni Parker House Hotel, 60 Schools Street, New England cuisine; L $25; D $38
  • Q Restaurant, 660 Washington Street; 857-350-3968, Asian; L $15; D $33; menu
  • **Rebel's Guild, 200 Stuart Street, 617-482-1800, American; L $20, D $33
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House, 617-742-8401, Steakhouse; L $25; D $38; menu
  • **Serafina Boston, 10 High Street, Italian, D $38
  • Smith & Wollensky, 294 Congress Street, 617-778-2200, Steakhouse, L $25, D $38
  • State Street Provisions, 617-863-8363, American; D $38; menu
  • Union Oyster House, 41 Union Street, 617-227-2750, Seafood, L $25, D $38

**Not yet confirmed for March

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Faneuil Hall Participating Restaurants

  • Anthem Kitchen + Bar, Faneuil Marketplace, American, L $20; D $33    
  • North 26, 26 North Street at the Millennium Hotel; 617-557-3640, New England Cuisine; L $20; D $38

Charlestown Restaurants Participating in Dine Out Boston

  • Legal Oysteria, 10 City Square, 617-712-1988, Seafood; L $20, D $33
  • **Tangierino, 83 Main Street, 617-242-6009, Moroccan; D $33

Dining on Boston's Waterfront

  • **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; menu
  • **Del Frisco's, 250 Northern Ave, 617-951-1368, Steakhouse; L $25, D $38; menu
  • **Joe's on the Waterfront, 100 Atlantic Ave at Commercial Wharf; American; L $20, D $33
  • Miel Brasserie @ InterContinental Boston, 617-217-5151, French; L $25; D $38; menu
  • Morton's The Steakhouse, 2 Seaport Lane, 617-526-0410, Steakhouse; L $20 ; D $38
  • Odyssey Cruises, 60 Rowes Wharf, 866-307-2469, Contemporary American; D $38; menu
  • **Waterline, 296 State Street, American; L $20, D $33

**Not yet confirmed for March

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Back Bay Dine Out Restaurants

  • Back Bay Social Club, 867 Boylston Street, American; L $20; D $33
  • Bar a Vin 1855, 257 Newbury Street, French, D $38
  • **Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental, 776 Boylston Street, 617-535-8800, French; L $25; D $38
  • 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
  • City Table, 65 Exeter Street, 617-933-4800, American; D $38; menu
  • **Da Vinci Ristorante, 162 Columbus Ave., 617-350-0007, Italian; D $38
  • Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, 75 Arlington Street, 617-357-4810, Italian; L $25; D $38 - Menu differs slightly by date - find it on Davio's website: davios.com/bos/events/dine-out-boston
  • Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, 888 Boylston Street, 617-259-1568, Steakhouse; L $25, D $38; menu
  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood, 122 Belvidere Street, Seafood; L $25, D $38; menu
  • 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; menu
  • Grill 23 & Bar, 161 Berkeley Street, 6167-542-2255, Steakhouse; D $38
  • **Kings, 50 Dalton Street, American; D $33
  • La Voile, 261 Newbury Street, 617-587-4200, French; L $25; D $38; menu
  • Legal Sea Foods - 16 Park Square, 617-426-4444, Seafood; L $20, 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
  • **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
  • **Papa Razzi, 159 Newbury Street, 617-536-9200, Italian; L $20; D $33
  • **P.F. Chang's, 8 Park Plaza, 617-573-0821, Asian; D $28
  • Post 390, 406 Stuart Street, 617-399-0015, American; L $25; D $38
  • 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
  • Sonsie, 327 Newbury St, 617-351-2500, American; L $20, 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
  • Zuma Boston @ Four Seasons Hotel, 857-449-2500, American  L $25, D $38

Fenway Restaurants

  • **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

  • **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
  • Grotto Restaurant, 37 Bowdoin Street, 617-224-3434, Italian; D $38; menu
  • **Ma Maison, 272 Cambridge Street, 617-725-8855; L $20, D $33
  • 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
  • Toscano, 47 Charles Street, 617-723-4090, Italian; L $25; D $38; menu

North End Restaurants

  • 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, D $33
  • Bacco, 107 Salem St, 617-627-0454, Italian, D $33
  • Bricco, 241 Hanover Street, Italian, D $33
  • **Cantina Italiana, 346 Hanover Street, 617-723-4577, Italian; L $20 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, 3 Mechanic Street, Seafood, D $33
  • Nico Ristorante, 417 Hanover Street, 617-742-0404, Italian, D $38
  • Quattro Ristorante, Grill, & Pizzeria, 226 Hanover Street, Italian, L $20 D $33
  • 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
  • **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
  • Tresca, 233 Hanover St, 617-742-8240, Italian; D $38

Fort Point Restaurants

  • **Barlow's Restaurant, 241 A Street, American; L $20, D $33
  • **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
  • Oak + Rowan, 319 A Street, New England Cuisine; L $25, D $38

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Seaport Restaurants for Dine Out Boston

  • Capiz Lounge @ Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress Street, American; L $15; D $28
  • Davio's Seaport, 50 Liberty Drive, Italian, L $25 for 3 courses; D $38 for 3 courses
  • **Kings Dining & Entertainment Boston-Seaport, 60 Seaport Blvd, American; D $33
  • **Lola 42 Boston, 22 Liberty Drive, International, D $38
  • Legal Test Kitchen, 225 Northern Ave, Seafood; L $20; D $33
  • Mastro's Ocean Club, 25 Fan Pier Blvd, Steakhouse, D $38
  • Ocean Prime, 140 Seaport Blvd, 617-670-1345, Steakhouse; L $25
  • Rosa Mexicano, 155 Seaport Blvd, Mexican; L $20; D $38
  • **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
  • Strega Waterfront, One Marina Park Drive, Italian; L $20; D $38
  • **Tamo, 1 Seaport Lane, 617-385-4304, Contemporary American; L $20; D $33
  • **Tuscan Kitchen Seaport, 64 Seaport Blvd, Italian; L $25, D $38

South End Restaurants Participating in Dine Out Boston

  • 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
  • Boston Chops, 1375 Washington Street, 617-227-5011, Steakhouse; D $38; menu
  • The Butcher Shop, 552 Tremont Street, Steakhouse; Lunch $25, D $38
  • Cinquecento, 500 Harrison Ave, 617-338-9500, Italian; D $33
  • Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen, 604 Columbus Ave, 617-536-1100, Comfort Food, D $38 for 3 courses
  • 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; menu
  • **Masa Restaurant, 439 Tremont Street, 617-338-8884, Southwestern; D $33
  • Metropolis Cafe, 584 Tremont Street, 617-247-2931, Contemporary American; D $33
  • Mida, 782 Tremont Street, Italian; D $33
  • **Oishii, 1166 Washington Street, 617-482-8868, Japanese; L $20
  • Shore Leave, 11 William E. Mullins Way, Asian; D $33
  • **ZC Boston, 801 Mass Ave, Asian; D $33

South Boston Participating Restaurants

  • Gather, 75 Northern Avenue, 617-982-7220, American, D $33;  menu
  • Publico Street Bistro & Garden, 11 Dorchester Street, 617-622-5700, International; D $38

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Harvard Square

  • **Beat Brew Hall, 13 Brattle Street, 617-499-0001; International; 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; menu
  • Hourly Oyster House, 15 Dunster Street, Seafood; D $28
  • Legal Sea Foods Charles Square, 20 University Road, Seafood; L $20; D $38; menu
  • Nubar @ Sheraton Commander, 617-234-1365, American; D $33
  • Park Restaurant and Bar, 617-491-9851, American; D $28
  • Russell House Tavern, 14 JFK Street, 617-500-3055, American; D $28
  • Talulla, 377 Walden Street, American;  D $38
  • Toscano, 52 Brattle Street, 617-354-5250; Italian; L $25; D $38; menu

Kendall Square (near MIT)

  • ArtBar, 40 Land Blvd, 617-806-4122, Italian; L $20, D $33
  • **Catalyst Restaurant, 300 Technology Square, American, D $38
  • **Commonwealth Restaurant, 11 Broad Canal Way, 617-945-7030 (closed on Sunday evenings); American; D $38
  • Dante, 40 Land Boulevard, 617-497-4200, Italian; D $38
  • EVOO, 350 Third Street, Contemporary American; L $20; D $38
  • Glass House, 450 Kendall Street, American; D $33
  • **Kika Tapas, 350 3rd Street Corner Broad Canal Way, 617-245-6030, Tapas; L $20; D $33
  • Smoke Shop, One Kendall Square, BBQ; L $20; D $33

Central Square 

  • 730 Tavern Kitchen & Patio, 730 Massachusetts Ave, American; L $15; D $28
  • **Happy Lamb Hot Pot, 485 Mass Ave, Asian; D $28
  • Sumiao Hunan Kitchen, 270 Third St, 6i17-945-0907, Asian; D $28
  • Viale, 502 Mass Ave, Italian; D $33

Inman Square 

  • Puritan & Company Restaurant, 1166 Cambridge Street, American; D $38

Porter Square

  • Temple Bar, 1688 Mass Ave, 617-547-5055, Contemporary American; D $28

West Cambridge

  • **Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails, 220 Alewife Brook Parkway, American, D $28
  • Summer Shack Cambridge, 149 Alewife Brook Parkway, American, L $20; D $33
  • Talulla, 377 Walden Street, 617-714-5584, 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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