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A Restaurant with a View: Eight Places to Eat and Gaze

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There are several spots throughout the city with amazing views, whether it be of the skyline, the ocean, or just an exceptionally beautiful part of town. Fortunately, a large number of these locations also happen to be restaurants and bars, so not only can you take in some pretty sights, you can have a bite and sip, too. Here's a list of some of the best places around town to eat, drink, and gaze.


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1. KO Pies at the Shipyard

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256 Marginal St
East Boston, MA 02128
(617) 418-5234
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Especially nice in the summertime, KO Pies in Eastie offers picnic tables and views of the city, not to mention meat pies. [Photo: Official Site]

2. Sam's

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60 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 295-0191
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With views of the city and harbor, Sam's is a great pick for a restaurant with a lovely view, especially in the summertime when the windows are open, letting in that fresh ocean air. [Photo: Yelp]
4 Avery St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 375-8550
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With sweeping views of the Theater District and Downtown Crossing areas, this towering restaurant and bar also has a roof deck available for private parties. [Photo: Official Site]

4. Bistro du Midi

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272 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-7878
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Sometimes a great view is not just city skyline and water. At Bistro du Midi, diners can enjoy their meal while admiring the country's oldest botanical garden, the Public Garden. [Photo: Facebook]

5. Legal Harborside

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270 Northen Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 477-2900
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Since there are three floors to choose from with wall-to-wall glass windows, it's hard to find a spot without a good view. The top floor offers a bar with windows that open, allowing that exposure to that ocean air. [Photo: Facebook]

6. Bleacher Bar

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82A Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215-3409
(617) 262-2424
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For those craving a more active view, Bleacher Bar fits the bill. It's located right under Fenway Park, and part of the wall can be removed to reveal one of the best views of America's oldest ball park. [Photo: Facebook]

7. Top of the Hub

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800 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 536-1775
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It's hard to have a list of restaurants with great views and not include this one that sits at the top of the Pru and is surrounded by breathtaking, bird's-eye views of the city. [Photo: Facebook]

8. Sullivan's

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2080 Day Blvd
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 268-5685
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With views of the city and the water, this popular seasonal spot offers burgers, dogs, and more, all from Castle Island in South Boston. [Photo: Facebook]

1. KO Pies at the Shipyard

256 Marginal St, East Boston, MA 02128
Especially nice in the summertime, KO Pies in Eastie offers picnic tables and views of the city, not to mention meat pies. [Photo: Official Site]
256 Marginal St
East Boston, MA 02128

2. Sam's

60 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
With views of the city and harbor, Sam's is a great pick for a restaurant with a lovely view, especially in the summertime when the windows are open, letting in that fresh ocean air. [Photo: Yelp]
60 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210

3. Blu

4 Avery St, Boston, MA 02111
With sweeping views of the Theater District and Downtown Crossing areas, this towering restaurant and bar also has a roof deck available for private parties. [Photo: Official Site]
4 Avery St
Boston, MA 02111

4. Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Sometimes a great view is not just city skyline and water. At Bistro du Midi, diners can enjoy their meal while admiring the country's oldest botanical garden, the Public Garden. [Photo: Facebook]
272 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

5. Legal Harborside

270 Northen Ave, Boston, MA 02210
Since there are three floors to choose from with wall-to-wall glass windows, it's hard to find a spot without a good view. The top floor offers a bar with windows that open, allowing that exposure to that ocean air. [Photo: Facebook]
270 Northen Ave
Boston, MA 02210

6. Bleacher Bar

82A Lansdowne St., Boston, MA 02215-3409
For those craving a more active view, Bleacher Bar fits the bill. It's located right under Fenway Park, and part of the wall can be removed to reveal one of the best views of America's oldest ball park. [Photo: Facebook]
82A Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215-3409

7. Top of the Hub

800 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199
It's hard to have a list of restaurants with great views and not include this one that sits at the top of the Pru and is surrounded by breathtaking, bird's-eye views of the city. [Photo: Facebook]
800 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02199

8. Sullivan's

2080 Day Blvd, Boston, MA 02127
With views of the city and the water, this popular seasonal spot offers burgers, dogs, and more, all from Castle Island in South Boston. [Photo: Facebook]
2080 Day Blvd
Boston, MA 02127

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