Place for a Special Occasion - Best of 2011

Published Jul 27, 2011

Does the thought of date night make you break out in cold sweats? Do you curse the heavens every time Valentine's Day raises the romantic stakes of your relationship? Don't worry, we've got you covered. These restaurants have been vetted by A-List voters and are good bets to deliver a romantic atmosphere with top notch food and service.

Winner
2011 Winner

1. Top of the Hub

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"You just can't beat the view! No matter how many times I go, it still takes my breathe away when I look out and take..." via Cheryl T.

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800 Boylston Street Boston MA 02199
  • Top of the Hub, Great meals, Great Meals, Food, Nightlife, Romantic Restaurant, Place to Impress a Date, Place for a Special Occasion, Brunch, Reason to Cheat on your Diet, Karaoke Bar, Craft Cocktails, Special Occasion Dining, 800 Boylston Street Back Bay Boston MA 02199
    800 Boylston Street, Back Bay Boston, MA
  • Craigie On Main, Food, Nightlife, Place to Impress a Date, Specialty Cocktail, Burger, Prix-fixe Menu, Place for a Special Occasion, Craft Cocktails, Brunch, French, Special Occasion Dining, 853 Main St Central Square Cambridge MA 02139
    853 Main St, Central Square Cambridge, MA
  • L'Espalier, Food, Place for a Special Occasion, 774 Boylston St Back Bay Boston MA 02199
    774 Boylston St, Back Bay Boston, MA
  • Grill 23 & Bar, Food, Steakhouse, Wine List, Place to Impress a Client, Place for a Special Occasion, 161 Berkeley St Back Bay Boston MA 02116
    161 Berkeley St, Back Bay Boston, MA
  • Ten Tables, Great meals, Great Meals, Food, Romantic Restaurant, Place to Impress a Date, Burger, Place for a Special Occasion, Steak Frites, Special Occasion Dining, American Bistro, 597 Centre Street Jamaica Plain Jamaica Plain MA 02130
    Multiple locations
  • No. 9 Park, Restaurants, French Italian Wine List, 9 Park St  Boston MA 02108
    9 Park St , Boston, MA
  • Mistral, Great meals, Great Meals, Food, Romantic Restaurant, French, Place to Impress a Date, French Bistro, Place for a Special Occasion, Brunch, Place to Impress a Client, Pizza-Upscale, Burger, Special Occasion Dining, 223 Columbus Ave Back Bay Boston MA 02116
    7. Mistral
    223 Columbus Ave, Back Bay Boston, MA
  • Hungry Mother, Great Meals Restaurants, Southern, 233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave Cambridge MA 02141
    233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave, Kendall Square/MIT Cambridge, MA
  • The Fireplace Restaurant, Food, Place to Impress a Date, American Bistro, 1634 Beacon St Brookline MA 02445
    1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA
  • Market by Jean-Georges, Restaurants, New American, 100 Stuart St Boston MA 02116
    100 Stuart St, Chinatown Boston, MA
  • Upstairs on the Square, Food, American Bistro, Place for a Special Occasion, 91 Winthrop Street Harvard Square Cambridge MA 02138
    91 Winthrop Street, Harvard Square Cambridge, MA
  • Bistro 5, Great Meals, Food, Italian, Romantic Restaurant, Mediterranean, Place for a Special Occasion, 5 Playstead Road Medford MA 02155
    12. Bistro 5
    5 Playstead Road, Medford, MA
  • Radius Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, French New American, 8 High St Boston MA 02110
    8 High St, Financial District Boston, MA
  • Stella, Food, Italian - Nouveau , Brunch, 1525 Washington St South End Boston MA 02118
    14. Stella
    1525 Washington St, South End Boston, MA
  • Bondir, Food, Place for a Special Occasion, Special Occasion Dining, 279A Broadway Inman Square Cambridge MA 02139
    15. Bondir
    279A Broadway, Inman Square Cambridge, MA
  • True Bistro, Food, Place for a Special Occasion, Brunch, Vegan, Special Occasion Dining, 1153 Broadway Teele Square Somerville MA 02144
    1153 Broadway, Teele Square Somerville, MA
  • Tresca, Great Meals, Food, Italian, Place to Impress a Date, Place for a Special Occasion, Italian-Traditional, Italian - Traditional, 233 Hanover St North End Boston MA 02113
    16. Tresca
    233 Hanover St, North End Boston, MA
  • Five North Square, Great Meals Restaurants, Italian, 5 N Square Boston MA 02113
    5 N Square, North End Boston, MA
  • Devlin's Restaurant, Nightlife, Food, Neighborhood Bar, Place for a Special Occasion, 332 Washington St Brighton MI 48116
    332 Washington Street, Allston/Brighton Brighton, MA
  • Asana, Food, Place to Impress a Date, 776 Boylston St Back Bay Boston MA 02199
    20. Asana
    776 Boylston St, Back Bay Boston, MA
  • The Hungry I, Great Meals Restaurants, Romantic Restaurant Traditional American, 71.5 Charles St Boston MA 02114
    71.5 Charles St, Beacon Hill Boston, MA
  • The Red House, Great Meals Restaurants, Romantic Restaurant Traditional American, 98 Winthrop St Cambridge MA 02138
    98 Winthrop St, Harvard Square Cambridge, MA
  • Mamma Maria, Great Meals Restaurants, Italian Romantic Restaurant, 3 North Sq Boston MA 02113
    3 North Sq, North End Boston, MA
  • Grotto, Food, Italian - Traditional, 37 Bowdoin St Beacon Hill Boston MA 02114
    37 Bowdoin St, Beacon Hill Boston, MA
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    118 Beacon St, Somerville, MA
Contest Overview
  • 82,572
    Total Votes
  • 26,623
    Voters
  • 225
    Winners

The 2011 Boston.com's A-List awards are based on more than 82,000 votes from local Boston-area experts.

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