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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 2021 edition of Boston Restaurant Week, as the event is also called, are March 14 - 28.

The event will feel extra-special this year, as many restaurants are just beginning to reopen in early March after taking a break - "winter hibernation" - during the pandemic.  We will keep updating the list below as more places join the event.

So get ready to make your reservations for your choice of pickup/delivery, outdoor dining, or indoor dining 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.  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 - $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 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

  • Bostonia Public House, 131 State Street, 617-948-9800, American; L $20; D $38; takeout/delivery option
  • *Koy, 16 North Street, 857-991-1483, Fusion; D $33; takeout/delivery
  • Legal Seafood Downtown Crossing, 558 Washington Street, 617-692-8888, Seafood; L $20; D $38; takeout/delivery
  • Ostra, 1 Charles Street South, 617-421-1200; Seafood; D $38; takeout/delivery only; menu
  • 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
  • Smith & Wollensky, 294 Congress Street, 617-778-2200, Steakhouse, L $25, D $38; menu; takeout/delivery option
  • Union Oyster House, 41 Union Street, 617-227-2750, Seafood, L $25 (3 courses), D $38; menu; takeout/delivery

Not yet confirmed for March:

  • *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
  • *The Gallery @ The W Boston, 100 Stuart Street, 617-948-9800, International; D $33
  • *Goodlife, 22 Kingston Street, American; L $15; D $33
  • *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)
  • *Oceanaire Seafood Room, 40 Court Street, 617-742-2277, Seafood; L $25; D $38
  • *Pabu, 3 Franklin Street, 857-327-7228, Japanese; D $38
  • *Palm Restaurant, One International Place, 617-867-9292, Steakhouse; 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
  • *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 March:

  • 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

Charlestown Restaurants Participating in Dine Out Boston

Not yet confirmed for March:

  • 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

  • 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 
  • 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
  • Rumba Bar & Lounge, 510 Atlantic Ave, American, 617-217-5151; D $38; takeout/delivery 
  • Strega Italiano Seaport, One Marina Park Drive, Italian; D $38; menu; takeout/delivery 

Not yet confirmed for March:

  • 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
  • Miel Brasserie @ InterContinental Boston, 617-217-5151, French; L $25; D $38
  • Odyssey Cruises, 60 Rowes Wharf, 866-307-2469, Contemporary American; D $38
  • Waterline, 296 State Street, American; L $20, D $33

**Not yet confirmed for March

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Back Bay Dine Out Restaurants

  • Basile, 162 Columbus Ave, 617-350-0007,Italian, D $38; takeout/delivery
  • Capital Grille, 900 Boylston Street, 617-262-8900, Steakhouse; L $25; D $38; menu; takeout/delivery
  • City Table, 65 Exeter Street, 617-933-4800, American; D $38; takeout/delivery
  • Davio's Back Bay, 75 Arlington Street, 617-357-4810, Italian; L $25; D $38; menu; takeout/delivery
  • Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, 888 Boylston Street, 617-259-1568, Steakhouse; D $38; menu
  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood, 122 Belvidere Street, 617-358-9990; Seafood; D $38; menu; takeout/delivery
  • La Voile, 261 Newbury Street, 617-587-4200, French; L $25; D $38; menu
  • Legal Sea Foods at Copley - 100 Huntington Ave, 617-266-7775, Seafood; L $20, D $38
  • Mistral, 223 Columbus Ave, 617-867-9300, French; D 38; menu; takeout/delivery only
  • Sonsie, 327 Newbury St, 617-351-2500, American; D $38; menu
  • 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
  • Zuma Boston @ Four Seasons Hotel, 857-449-2500, Japanese;  L $25 for 3-courses; menu

Not yet confirmed for March:

  • Back Bay Social Club, 867 Boylston Street, American; L $20; D $33
  • Bar a Vin 1855, 257 Newbury Street, French, D $38
  • Bistro du Midi, 272 Boylston Street, 617-426-7878, French; L$25, D $38; menu
  • 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
  • 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
  • Summer Shack, 50 Dalton Street, 617-867-9955, Seafood; L $25; D $33

Fenway Restaurants

Not yet confirmed for March:

  • 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
  • Mooo, 15 Beacon Street, 617-670-2515, Steakhouse; D $38; menu; takeout/delivery only

Not yet confirmed for March:

  • 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
  • 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

  • Assaggio, 29 Prince St, Italian, 617-227-7380; L $20; D $33; takeout/delivery; outdoor dining
  • Bacco, 107 Salem St, 617-627-0454, Italian, D $33; takeout/delivery
  • Mare Oyster Bar, 135 Richmond Street, Seafood, D $33
  • Quattro Ristorante, Grill, & Pizzeria, 226 Hanover Street, Italian, L $20 D $33
  • Ristorante Villa Francesca, 150 Richmond Street, 617-367-2948, 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

Not yet confirmed for March:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Fort Point Restaurants

  • Oak + Rowan, 319 A Street, New England Cuisine; L $25, D $38; takeout/delivery

Not yet confirmed for March

  • 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

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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
  • Mastro's Ocean Club, 25 Fan Pier Blvd, Steakhouse, D $38
  • Tamo, 1 Seaport Lane, 617-385-4304, Contemporary American; D $33; takeout/delivery

Not yet confirmed for March

  • **Barlow's Restaurant, 241 A Street, American; L $20, D $33
  • 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
  • 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
  • **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; menu; takeout/delivery
  • Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen, 604 Columbus Ave, 617-536-1100, Comfort Food, D $33; takeout/delivery
  • Estragon Tapas Bar, 700 Harrison Avenue, 617-266-0443, Spanish; D $33
  • Mida, 782 Tremont Street, 617-936-3490;Italian; L $20; D $33; takeout/delivery

Not yet confirmed for March

  • 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
  • Elephant Walk, 1415 Washington Street, 617-247-1500, French/Cambodian; D $33
  • 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
  • Gather, 75 Northern Avenue, 617-982-7220, American, D $38; takeout/delivery; outdoor dining

Not yet confirmed for March:

  • 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 $15; D $28
  • Bambara, 25 Edwin Land Boulevard, 617-868-4444; American; D $38; takeout/delivery
  • The Dial at 907 Main; 907 Main Street, 617-349-2967, International; D $38; takeout/delivery, outdoor dining
  • Henrietta's Table @ Charles Hotel, 617-661-5005, American; L $25; D $28; menu; takeout/delivery
  • Sumiao Hunan Kitchen, 270 Third St, 6i17-945-0907, Asian; L $25, D $38; takeout/delivery
  • Summer Shack Cambridge, 149 Alewife Brook Parkway, American, L $25 (3 courses); D $33; takeout/delivery
  • Viale, 502 Mass Ave, 617-576-1900; Italian; D $38; menu

Not yet confirmed for March:

  • ArtBar, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Land Blvd, 617-806-4122, Italian; L $20, D $33
  • 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
  • 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
  • Harvest, 617-868-3866, Contemporary American; L $25; 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 $28
  • Toscano, 52 Brattle Street, 617-354-5250; Italian; L $25; D $38; menu
  • 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

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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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