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Outdoor Seating in Boston - help add to my list

wags Jul 29, 2007 02:08 PM

I'm making a list of good places with outdoor seating in Boston for some friends. Anyone have any good additions to the list?

SOUTH END: Masa, B&G, 28 Degrees, POPS, Garden of Eden, Rocca, Toro, Tremont 647, orinoco, Hammersley's, Beehive

BACK BAY: Sonsie, Parrish, Bouchee, Stephanies, Armani Cafe, (others)

KENMORE SQAURE/FENWAY: Eastern Standard, La Verdad, Lower Depths, El Pelon, Rod Dee, Thorntons, Brown Sugar

BROOKLINE: Audobon Circle, Beacon Street, Public House, Fireplace

CAMBRIDGE: Oleana, Highrise, Dante

JP: Jamesgate

OTHER: Kelly's Roast Beef

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  1. jsjs09812 RE: wags Jul 29, 2007 02:10 PM

    Brookline: Golden Temple, Tabanera de Haro, Sol Azteca

    Brighton: Devlin's

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      BostonBarGuy RE: wags Jul 29, 2007 02:23 PM

      I would tell them that Garden of Eden has a good patio for people watching and for ordering something safe, out of a bottle, or food you can't screw up. My experiences there have been low-end food and service.

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        wags RE: BostonBarGuy Jul 29, 2007 02:49 PM

        Agreed -- I put some places on there (Stephanie's, Armani, Garden of Eden) more for the outdoor "scene" rather than food or service.

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          BBHound RE: wags Jul 29, 2007 04:39 PM

          I'm unclear on the concept. Do you want places with outdoor seating or only places with food worth going to that happen to have outdoor seating? In my neighborhood (Back Bay), we have lots of places with outdoor seating but only a limted number that are chow worthy.

      2. sailormouth RE: wags Jul 29, 2007 05:09 PM

        What comes to mind quickly, with no editorial comment:

        Cambridge: Graftons, Press (or whatever it's called now), Cafe Pamplona, Cambridge Common, the Red House, Om, Upstairs on the Square, Grafton, LS in the Charles, Temple, Charlie's, Mr. B's.

        Dorchester: 224, DBar.

        Back Bay: The Other Side.

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          pollystyrene RE: wags Jul 29, 2007 06:53 PM

          Cambridge: Henrietta's Table

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            joestrummer RE: wags Jul 29, 2007 09:00 PM

            India Quality in Kenmore Sq. Great food.

            Bukowksi in Inman Sq Cambridge with an asterisk. The windows in front open wide onto the street, so you're *almost* outside.

            Blarney Stone in Dorchester has a great patio. A little oasis off Dot Ave.
            Unfortunately the food hasn't impressed me there lately.

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              pollystyrene RE: wags Jul 29, 2007 09:11 PM

              North End: Fiore

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                ameria RE: wags Jul 29, 2007 09:12 PM

                Cambridge: Kaya on Mass Ave.

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                  pollystyrene RE: wags Jul 29, 2007 09:27 PM

                  Waterfront: Barking Crab, Eastern Pier

                  1. Harp00n RE: wags Jul 29, 2007 09:38 PM

                    Cambridge - Daedalus (No history / no comment)

                    Waterfront - Intrigue Cafe (Much better than you think and a terrific view as well.)

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                      trotliner RE: wags Jul 30, 2007 12:20 AM

                      Some patios that are fun but maybe not top notch chow:

                      South End: Picco for fun ice cream
                      Newbury: Croma
                      North End: Fiore Roof!

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                        pollystyrene RE: wags Jul 30, 2007 02:41 AM

                        Cambridge: Harvest
                        Beacon Hill: The Hungry I

                        1. Chris VR RE: wags Jul 30, 2007 06:15 AM

                          There are table on the waterfront in front of the Children's Museum, and Flour is right around the corner (Au Bon Pain is right there too). It's not exactly what you're looking for but those sandwiches at Flour are quite good and it's a nice place to eat them.

                          More traditionally, I noticed outdoor tables across the channel at the Intercontinental Hotel... I suppose those are part of Miel?

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                            chowfamily RE: wags Jul 30, 2007 06:32 AM

                            I believe Via Matta in the Back Bay/Theater District and the Ashmont Grill in Dorchester have outdoor tables. Bravo at the MFA had outdoor seating for brunch last weekend, and the less expensive self-service cafeteria on the MFA ground floor also has outdoor tables.

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                              phatchris RE: chowfamily Jul 30, 2007 06:49 AM

                              North End: Fiore, ILPanino, Goody Glovers, Joe's, living room, Tresca(1 table), Mother Anna's

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                              Elyssa RE: wags Jul 30, 2007 07:44 AM

                              North End- My vote goes to Il Panino. Excellent food (try the lobster ravioli...its incredible) and great service with a romantic, airy outdoor seating area. (One of the few in the North End)

                              Also Rocca has a big outdoor seating area;.

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                                jules127 RE: wags Jul 30, 2007 08:23 AM

                                I would add Stella and Petit Robert to the South End list.

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                                  robwat36 RE: jules127 Jul 30, 2007 09:03 AM

                                  There's still no outdoor seating at The Beehive.

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                                  ameria RE: wags Jul 31, 2007 09:24 PM

                                  i guess Om in harvard sq. will be having some outdoor seating soon.

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