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 2023 edition of Boston Restaurant Week, as the event is also called, are March 12 - 25. (to be confirmed)

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 discount prices.  Especially this year, it's a great way to celebrate the many chef-owned restaurants that make Boston and Cambridge special.

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

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?  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 participating restaurants in Boston, Cambridge, and nearby suburbs offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus.

Each chef selects one price point for each meal - $22, $27, or $32 for lunch, and $36, $41, or $46 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 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.  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 2023:


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 check back for additions between now and the start date.

Find by neighborhood:

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

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


Downtown Boston/Chinatown/Theatre District/Financial District Restaurants

  • Artisan Bistro @ The Ritz-Carlton, Contemporary American
  • Avenue One @ Hyatt Regency, 617-422-5579, American; L $32; D $46
  • The Gallery @ The W Boston, 100 Stuart Street, 617-948-9800, International
  • Grana at the Langham, 250 Franklin Street, 617-451-1900, American; L $32
  • Palm Restaurant, One International Place, 617-867-9292, Steakhouse; L $32; D $46
  • 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 March:

  • *Back Deck, 2 West Street, 617-670-0320, New England Cuisine
  • *Blu, 4 Avery Street, 617-375-8550, American
  • *Bostonia Public House, 131 State Street, 617-948-9800, American
  • *Koy, 16 North Street, 857-991-1483, Fusion
  • *Goodlife, 22 Kingston Street, American
  • *Legal Sea Foods Downtown Crossing, 558 Washington Street, 617-692-8888,
  • McCormick & Schmick's @ Faneuil Marketplace, Seafood
  • *The Merchant Kitchen & Drinks, 60 Franklin Street, 617-482-6060, American
  • *No. 9 Park - 9 Park Street, 617-742-9991, French, Italian
  • *Oceanaire Seafood Room, 40 Court Street, 617-742-2277, Seafood
  • *Ostra, 1 Charles Street South, 617-421-1200; Seafood
  • *Palm Restaurant, One International Place, 617-867-9292, Steakhouse
  • *Parker's @ Boston Omni Parker House Hotel, 60 Schools Street, New England cuisine
  • *Rebel's Guild @ the Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart Street, 617-482-1800, American
  • *Smith & Wollensky, 294 Congress Street (Atlantic Wharf), 617-778-2200, Steakhouse

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Faneuil Hall Participating Restaurants

  • Hard Rock Cafe, 22 Clinton Street, 617-424-7625, American, L $32, D $46

Not yet confirmed for March:


Dining on Boston's Waterfront

  • Boston Harbor City Cruises, 1 Long Wharf, 617-227-4321, American;
  • Lucky's Lounge, 355 Congress Street, 617-357-5825, American; D $41
  • 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
  • Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, 70 Rowes Wharf, 617-856-7744, American; D $46
  • State Street Provisions, 617-863-8363, American; 6i17-863-8363; D $46

Not yet confirmed for March:

  • Battery Wharf Grille @ Battery Wharf Hotel, 617-994-9001, American
  • Chart House, 60 Long Wharf, 617-227-1576, Seafood
  • Del Frisco's, 250 Northern Ave, 617-951-1368, Steakhouse
  • Joe's on the Waterfront, 100 Atlantic Ave at Commercial Wharf; American
  • Legal Harborside, 270 Northern Ave, 617-477-2900, Seafoodtakeout/delivery 
  • Legal Seafood Long Wharf, 255 State Street, 617-742-5300, Seafood
  • Rumba Bar & Lounge, 510 Atlantic Ave, American, 617-217-5151
  • Strega Italiano Seaport, One Marina Park Drive, Italian
  • Odyssey Cruises, 60 Rowes Wharf, 866-307-2469, Contemporary American
  • 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
  • Bar 10 at the Westin Copley, 10 Huntington Ave, 617-424-7446, American; D $36
  • 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
  • Grill 23 & Bar, 161 Berkeley Street, 6167-542-2255, Steakhouse; D $46
  • Kings Back Bay, 50 Dalton Street, American; L $27; D $36
  • La Voile, 261 Newbury Street, 617-587-4200, French; L $32; D $46
  • Lucie Dine & Drink, 120 Huntington Ave, 617-425-3400, American; D $46
  • Mistral, 223 Columbus Ave, 617-867-9300, French; D 38; takeout/delivery only
  • Precinct Kitchen + Bar @ Loews Boston Hotel, New England Cuisine; D $33
  • Rochambeau, 900 Boylston Street, French; L $25; D $38
  • Summer Shack, 50 Dalton, 617-867-9955, Seafood, D $41

Not yet confirmed for March:

  • Bar a Vin 1855, 257 Newbury Street, French
  • Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, 888 Boylston Street, 617-259-1568, Steakhouse
  • Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, 200 Dartmouth Street, 617-272-0808
  • Mooncusser Fish House, 304 Stuart Street, 617-917-5193
  • P.F. Chang's, 8 Park Plaza, 617-573-0821, Asian
  • Precinct Kitchen + Bar @ Loews Boston Hotel, New England Cuisine
  • Select Oyster Bar, 50 Gloucester Street, Seafood
  • Mistral, 223 Columbus Ave, 617-867-9300, French
  • Sorellina, 1 Huntington Ave; 617-412-4600, Italian
  • Strip by Strega, 64 Arlington Street, 617-456-5300; Steakhouse
  • Zuma Boston @ Four Seasons Hotel, 857-449-2500, Japanese

Fenway Restaurants

  • Tsurutontan Udon Noodle Brasserie, 512 Comm Ave, Japanese; L $22; D $36

Not yet confirmed for March:

  • Loretta's Last Call, 1 Landsdowne Street, American
  • Lucky Strike Boston & Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co
  • Yard House, 126 Brookline Ave, Contemporary American

Beacon Hill Restaurants

  • 75 Chestnut, 75 Chestnut Street, 617-227-2175, American; D $46
  • Clink, 215 Charles Street, 617-224-4004, Contemporary American; L $32; D $46
  • Grotto Restaurant, 37 Bowdoin Street, 617-224-3434, Italian; D $46
  • Ma Maison, 272 Cambridge Street, 617-725-8855; L $27, D $46
  • Toscano, 47 Charles Street, 617-723-4090, Italian; D $46

Not yet confirmed for March:

  • Carrie Nation, 11 Beacon Street, 617-227-3100, Contemporary American
  • Mooo, 15 Beacon Street, 617-670-2515, Steakhouse
  • Scampo, 215 Charles Street, 617-536-2100, Italian
  • The Dean's List Restaurant, 5 Blossom Street, 617-742-7630, American

North End Restaurants

  • Antico Forno, 93 Salem Street, 617-723-6733, Italian; L $22; D $36
  • Aqua Pazza, 135 Richmond Street, Italian; D $41
  • Assaggio, 29 Prince St, Italian, 617-227-7380; D $41
  • Bacco, 107 Salem St, 617-627-0454, Italian, D $41
  • Bricco, 241 Hanover Street, Italian, L $27; D $41
  • Cantina Italiana, 346 Hanover Street, 617-723-4577, Italian; D $41
  • Forcella, 33 North Square, 617-936-4274, Italian; D $46
  • Mare Oyster Bar, 135 Richmond Street, Seafood, D $41
  • Quattro Ristorante, Grill, & Pizzeria, 226 Hanover Street, Italian, L $27 D $41
  • Ristorante Fiore, 250 Hanover Street, 617-371-1176, Italian; L $27; D $41
  • Ristorante Villa Francesca, 150 Richmond Street, 617-367-2948, Italian; L $32; D $41
  • Terramia Ristorante, 98 Salem Street, 617-523-3112, Italian; D $41
  • Trattoria Il Panino, 11 Parmenter St, 617-720-1336, Italian; L $20, D $33
  • Tresca, 233 Hanover St, 617-742-8240, Italian; D $46

Not yet confirmed for March:

  • Arya Trattoria, 253 Hanover St, 617-742-1276, Italian
  • Artu Rosticceria & Trattoria, 6 Prince Street, 617-742-4336, Italian
  • City Winery Boston, 80 Beverly at One Canal; Contemporary American
  • Filippo, 283 Causeway Street; 617-742-4142; Italian
  • Lucca North End, 226 Hanover Street, 617-742-9200, Italian
  • Mamma Maria, 3 North Square, 617-523-0077, Italian
  • Nico Ristorante, 417 Hanover Street, 617-742-0404, Italian
  • Rocco's Cucina & Bar, 450 Commercial Street, 617-412-3044, Italian
  • Strega, 379 Hanover Street, 617-523-8481, Italian

Fort Point Restaurants

Not yet confirmed for March

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

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Seaport Restaurants for Dine Out Boston

  • 75 on Liberty Wharf, 220 Northern Ave, 617-227-0754, American; L $32; D $46
  • City Tap House, 18 Boston Wharf Road, 617-904-2748, American; L $27; D $41
  • Davio's Seaport, 50 Liberty Drive, Italian, L $32; D $46
  • Kings Seaport, 60 Seaport Blvd, American; D $33
  • Komyuniti - Yotel Boston - 65 Seaport Blvd, 617-377-4638, American; L $22; D $36
  • Mastro's Ocean Club, 25 Fan Pier Blvd, Steakhouse, D $46
  • Ocean Prime, 140 Seaport Blvd, 617-670-1345, Seafood; L $32
  • Para Maria, 70 Sleeper Street, 617-530-1559, Latin American; D $41
  • Tamo, 1 Seaport Lane, 617-385-4304, Contemporary American; D $41
  • Tuscan Kitchen Seaport, 64 Seaport Blvd, Italian; D $46

Not yet confirmed for March

  • Capiz Lounge @ Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress Street, American
  • **Lola 42 Boston, 22 Liberty Drive, International
  • Legal Test Kitchen, 225 Northern Ave, Seafood
  • **Sapore Ristorante + Bar, 606 Congress Street, Italian
  • **Smith and Wollensky, 294 Congress Street @ Atlantic Wharf, 617-778-2200
  • **Smoke Shop BBQ - Seaport, 243 Congress Street, Barbecue
  • **Spirit Cruises, 200 Seaport Boulevard, 617-603-0808
  • Sportello, 348 Congress Street, Italian

South End Restaurants Participating in Dine Out Boston

  • Boston Chops, 1375 Washington Street, 617-227-5011, Steakhouse; D $46
  • Elephant Walk, 1415 Washington Street, 617-247-1500, French/Cambodian; D $41
  • Estragon Tapas Bar, 700 Harrison Avenue, 617-266-0443, Spanish; D $36
  • Mida, 782 Tremont Street, 617-936-3490;Italian; L $20; D $41

Not yet confirmed for March

  • Aquitaine, 569 Tremont Street, 617-424-8577, French; L $20; D $33
  • 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; L $32, D $41

Not yet confirmed for March:

  • Gather, 75 Northern Avenue, 617-982-7220, American
  • Publico Street Bistro & Garden, 11 Dorchester Street, 617-622-5700, International

Participating Dine Out Cambridge Restaurants

  • ArtBar, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Land Blvd, 617-806-4122, Italian; D $41
  • Bambara, 25 Edwin Land Boulevard, 617-868-4444; American; D $41
  • Bar Enza; One Bennett Street, 617-661-5050, Italian; D $46
  • The Dial at 907 Main; 907 Main Street, 617-349-2967, International; D $46
  • Harvest, 617-868-3866, Contemporary American; D $46
  • Henrietta's Table @ Charles Hotel, 617-661-5005, American; D $41
  • Hourly Oyster House, 15 Dunster Street, 617-765-2342; Seafood; D $46
  • Nubar @ Sheraton Commander, 617-234-1365, American; 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 March:

  • 730 Tavern Kitchen & Patio, 730 Massachusetts Ave, American
  • Beat Brew Hall, 13 Brattle Street, 617-499-0001; International
  • Catalyst Restaurant, 300 Technology Square, American
  • Commonwealth Restaurant, 11 Broad Canal Way, 617-945-7030 (closed on Sunday evenings); American
  • EVOO, 350 Third Street, Contemporary American
  • Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails, 220 Alewife Brook Parkway, American
  • Grafton Street Pub & Grill, 1230 Mass Ave (Harvard Square), 617-497-0400; Contemporary American
  • Happy Lamb Hot Pot, 485 Mass Ave, Asian
  • Harvest, 617-868-3866, Contemporary American
  • Puritan & Company Restaurant, 1166 Cambridge Street, American
  • Smoke Shop, One Kendall Square, BBQ
  • Temple Bar, 1688 Mass Ave, 617-547-5055, Contemporary American
  • Talulla, 377 Walden Street, 617-714-5584
  • Viale, 502 Mass Ave, 617-576-1900; Italian

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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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