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Sep 11, 2007 12:45 PM

Outside dining with a sunset view

Anyone have any recs for a place with outside seating, a view of the sunset, and good food? Does not have to be limited to Boston - outside up to about 30-45 minutes away also good.


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  1. Some of my favorites (hopefully you're not doing this tonight!):

    Lobster Pool, Rockport--closer to an hour from Boston, but worth it, with views of Ipswich Bay from the picnic tables

    Eastern Pier, Boston--good Chinese food right on the water in the Seaport District

    Marco's, Lawrence--excellent Mediterranean food with outdoor seating by the canal

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      You beat me to it! I was going to suggest the Lobster Pool. (BYO, btw).

      1. re: gini

        I thought Rockport is no longer a dry town? If not, will they still be BYO?

        1. re: jules127

          They are still, not sure if that's legal, published or otherwise.

    2. Dante in Cambridge has outdoor seating, view of the Charles and great food.

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      1. re: 9lives

        Great idea, though they do face east, rather than west.

        1. re: gini

          what if you lean over and turn your head..:)

      2. Most places on the east coast don't have sunset views, since we face east and all ;-) but places places like Welfleet on Cape Cod have a sunset view west across the bay. The Bookstore is one place that comes to mind, although that would belong on the New England board.

        1. I can think of two places on the water with a great view. Tavern on the Water in Charlestown in the former Navy Yard and up on the North Shore in Swampscott there is Anthony's with floor to ceiling windows. Food is okay - American. Could sit at the large bar and watch the sun set.

          1. I have found one good place for beers at sunset, the Applebee's at Cleveland Circle. There is a patio under these big oak trees with the ball fields in front and the sun setting over the resevoir. A nice late afternoon spot but with horrible food, unfortunately.