Patio season in Boston is a too-brief but glorious time, and now it’s in full swing for summer 2022. Many restaurants offer charming sidewalk dining or patios out front, right in the thick of all the action in the neighborhood, but sometimes when the patio mood strikes, you're looking for a bit of seclusion in a quiet garden hidden from the busy street, or in a pleasant alleyway, or in an enclosed courtyard.
Here are some lovely Boston-area patios that are off the beaten path, worth seeking out when you want to peacefully dine alfresco. (Looking for rooftop patios? Find those here.)
This map was originally published on May 11, 2016; it is updated periodically, and the date of the most recent update appears above.Read More