Planning to dine outside throughout the unpredictable days of New England’s early spring? Many Boston-area restaurants are looking to welcome diners to heated patios year-round, and some even offer private igloos, yurts, and greenhouses that small groups can reserve.
Below, find some of the best outdoor all-weather dining options in and around Boston. Note that while these options are heated, most restaurants still encourage diners to dress warmly — being inside a heated yurt on a very cold night isn’t quite the same as being inside a heated building — and some of these still close in case of extreme weather (or staff shortages and other COVID-related challenges). It’s best to check with a restaurant directly before heading over, and most of these require or at least encourage reservations.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.
This map was originally published on January 19, 2022; it is updated periodically, and the date of the most recent update appears above.Read More