You don't have to make the trek to the Back Bay for a romantic dinner this Valentine's Day. The Seaport, South Boston and South End neighborhoods all have their own romantic dining options sure to impress the love in your life. The growth of high-quality cuisine in these neighborhoods has made them even more attractive areas for those looking to purchase a home in the area.
Let's start with the classic Valentine's options: The Seaport is home to a number of acclaimed dining options, two of our favorites being Row 34 and Morton's. Both feature high-end service and are easily accessible. Also, their high-quality menu items are perfect for sharing and sampling – from the mouth-watering fresh, smoked and cured raw bar options at Row 34, to the delectable desserts at Morton’s such as the soufflé for two.
The Seaport is also home to Menton, an award-winning wine bar with French and Italian fare. The service is excellent and the menu highlights simple, elegant foods with fresh ingredients and subtle flavors. It's the perfect spot for a night that feels both relaxed and refined.
South Boston's The Maiden is the wine bar that has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. The wine list is extensive and the staff are experts in getting you the bottle that's just right for the meal and the occasion. Make sure to enjoy the cheese and meat boards to start your evening - you'll be wowed by the quality of the fare and the well-trained staff's skillful wine pairings.
You can also check out Oak + Rowan. This New American restaurant brings an artisanal approach to its food, and focuses on steak and locally sourced fish. The warm atmosphere makes for a cozy and romantic evening. The restaurant features an underrated dessert menu, so make sure to save room.
The South End's Bar Mezzana has become an instant neighborhood favorite – which comes as no surprise considering that acclaimed chef Colin Lynch is involved. With a focus on simple, yet wholesome coastal Italian cuisine, enjoy handmade pasta, fresh crudo and house-made mozzarella.
For a more traditional dining experience, Boston Chops offers a refined twist on steakhouse dining. While the perfectly cooked steaks are the star of the evening, don’t forget to enjoy this bistro’s incredible selection of sides designed for sharing, which includes spicy broccoli, Brussels sprouts au canard and poutine style twice-baked potato.
The restaurant scene in the Seaport, South Boston and the South End are growing by leaps and bounds as more and more residents and visitors alike search for innovative and high-quality fare. Keep an eye on these neighborhoods for even more creative and delicious cuisine.
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