There’s something timelessly romantic to jetting off to a big city with your significant other for Valentine’s Day or any reason, for that matter. Imagine, holding hands as you stroll along the lively urban streets and chatting amiably as you make your way through rounds of delectable dishes cooked to perfection. Popping in and out of your luxurious hotel room, not needing to clean, arrange, or deal with any of the typical chores of regular life.
This holiday can be about so much more than cheesy sweet cards and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates (not that we don’t love those things too.) Perhaps this year the focus of Valentine’s Day is discovery, the discovery of a new city, cuisine, and each other.
One of America’s oldest cities, Boston, is filled with an incredible amount of history and culture, setting the perfect stage for a romantic Valentine’s getaway. Now that you have the city narrowed down, it’s time to take on the challenging question of where to go for the romantic dinner?
Our List for a Romantic Dinner in Boston
Though we can’t choose for you, there are simply too many places to choose between; we can help you narrow it down.
The next best thing to being on vacation in the Mediterranean is dining at Porto, which is a Mediterranean inspired restaurant highly-focused on seafood. Think lively and fresh with fun seafood twists such as shellfish seafood towers and lobster lettuce wraps. Each menu item is a new delight to savor.
Stephanie’s on Newbury
For more than 20 years, Stephanie’s on Newbury has been an institution for locals and visitors alike. Known for it’s “sophisticated comfort food,” Stephanie’s features mouthwatering dishes such as lobster guacamole, cauliflower fritters, and grilled swordfish amandine. Located in the heart of Back Bay and near the iconic shops of Newbury Street, the ambiance in, and around, Stephanie’s is idyllic.
Lucca Back Bay
Out of all the cuisine types, Italian is the classic choice when it comes to romance. Is it because of the flavors of the food? Or is because Italian culture is a celebration of love? We think it’s both! Lucca Back Bay embraces Italian cuisine with a contemporary touch and is heralded for having fresh, local ingredients. Chef Anthony works closely in choosing which farmers to source from. The pasta and bread are made in-house, and there’s a sinful array of delectable desserts to choose from. Lucca’s is an all-around win for Valentine’s celebrations.
Top of The Hub
As far as romantic views are concerned, few to none can beat Top of The Hub, the restaurant soaring 52 floors above the Back Bay. You’ll be treated to sparkling views of Boston at night while you make your way through each exquisite course. One of the more high-end and fancy dining experiences in Boston, every part of the experience is refined. The libations include an extensive list of fine wines, shrimp cocktails, shellfish platters, lobster rolls, and an array of other light bites.
We realize you have an array of fantastic options, and we wish you the best in narrowing it down. Truth be told, some of these restaurants may already be booked solid for Valentine’s day, or Valentine’s weekend, by the time you try to reserve. We highly recommend booking your accommodations and making reservations as soon as you can!
We are pleased to offer you and your sweetheart a special Valentine’s package to stay with us in the heart of Back Bay at Copley Square Hotel. This special package includes Prosecco delivered to your room, late check-out, and a $100 gift card to your choice of Porto, Stephanie’s, or Lucca. This package deal sells out each year, so if it sounds like the ideal romantic getaway, then don’t hesitate to book!