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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Greater Boston

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Greater Boston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Twenty Eight Atlantic at Wequassett Resort restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1636)
$50 and over
Seafood
Chatham
About the restaurant
Housed in Wequassett Resort's Eben Ryder House, an 18th-century sea captain’s home, twenty-eight Atlantic is one of the most stunning settings to dine in New England. Guests will experience a coastal menu with organic presentations and flavors from noted Executive Chef James Hackney, an award-winning wine list, and a breathtaking view of Pleasant Bay. Chef Hackney and his expert culinary team pride themselves on creating unique culinary experiences, pushing the boundaries of their creativity. The Forbes Five Star restaurant offers a light and airy atmosphere, with floor-to-ceiling windows that immerse guests in the ocean view.
Top review
MarkP
Dined 3 days ago
It was a fantastic dining experience! Service was wonderful and food was too!
A photo of The Babe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (14)
$30 and under
American
Salem
About the restaurant
Welcome to your friend neighborhood bar and sandwich shop. Tucked away on Lafayette Park, just a block from the downtown and seaport neighborhoods of Salem, MA, The Babe is the perfect place to rendezvous after work for a cocktail, grab a bite with friends, or get together for a late night celebration. We take pride in our scratch kitchen with a menu inspired by Northeast sandwich culture and cuisine; touching on fan favorites from Philly to NY, and of course, Boston! Our menu includes specialties like house-ground cheese burgers, loaded Italian subs with freshly sliced salumi, crispy and cheesy mozzarella pockets, crispy wings, and more. The dining room and bar have a casual but intimate feel with high ceilings, updated vintage architectural features, and warm deco-lighting. The Babe also features live performances several nights a week as well as a cozy backyard patio in the warm weather season. Parties larger than 10 guests should contact the restaurant directly for booking
Top review
NolaR
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Loved it here! Great food, lovely patio out back ... a hidden gem. Seems like it would be fun for families or a night out with a group. We had two couples and enjoyed a relaxing meal with time to chit chat and kind service.
A photo of Bluefins - Falmouth restaurant
4.9
4.9 (17)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Falmouth
About the restaurant
Bluefins Falmouth, has a focus on fresh, locally sourced seafood, coupled with inspiration from local Cape Cod farm ingredients. We aim to craft sushi and tempura dishes that both celebrate and showcase seafood in classically inspired Japanese methods and at the same time honoring traditional New England seafood cuisine.
Top review
Anonymous
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent meal and service!! Wonderful atmosphere!
A photo of Pepes Wharf Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2491)
$30 and under
American
Provincetown
About the restaurant
Pepe's Wharf is an iconic seaside restaurant known for its beautiful waterfront views overlooking Provincetown Harbor. We have 2 fantastic decks, with one incredible view of Cape Cod Bay due to our unique location directly on the beach in Provincetown. Pepe's is the place where you can enjoy delicious New England inspired cuisine, or one of our many cocktail creations on our new Upper Deck Bar! Pepes offers a chic and festive P'town experience! Hope to see you soon!
Top review
MattB
Dined 3 days ago
Everything about PePe's is outstanding. The freshness and quality of ingredients is unmatched. Outdoor dining is a must because the ocean view is exquisite. You get what you pay for and PePe's is definitely worth every penny.
A photo of Post 1917 Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (58)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Reading
About the restaurant
A steakhouse: city vibe, local heart. Our menu is hand selected to feature locally and ethically sourced ingredients. Our head chef and owner Jason Carron has revolutionized the New England restaurant community for two decades. With his acute attention to detail, Carron has helped struggling restaurants find their purpose and passion, restoring their place in the industry. Having given hope to hundreds of restaurants over the years, Carron is opening his first steakhouse this spring, bringing that same level of attention to his own restaurant. Every ingredient is well thought out to innovate the plate with not only something aesthetically pleasing, but more importantly delicious. His farm to table approach, ensures the highest level of ingredients go into every meal you enjoy.
Top review
JimE
Dined 3 days ago
All positive, well prepared meal. I would say this is a special occasion destination as it cost our group 100 dollars a person (before tip). It was very active on a Tuesday and with little noise reduction built into the design, it was quite loud.
A photo of EVOO restaurant
5.0
5 (2166)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Cambridge
About the restaurant
At EVOO we serve eclectic, New American cuisine focusing on sustainable and local ingredients. EVOO is located in the heart of Kendall Square; MIT, Microsoft, Google, Sanofi/Genzyme, Biogen and the Cambridge Innovation Center are just a few of our neighbors. Chef Peter McCarthy's ever changing dinner menu offers EVOO classics such as our Chinese Box filled with Mustard Glazed Shrimp and Hoisin Braised Beef and our Garlic and Parsley Studded Beef Tenderloin.

At EVOO, we have three private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 60 guests, or the entire restaurant may be reserved for up to 100 guests. We are available for corporate events, weddings, bridal or baby showers, birthday celebrations or any other special occasions. We also have a great outdoor patio in the nicer months.

We are proud to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified. We hope to see you soon!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Thank you for all the wonderful meals and the best hospitality in the business.
A photo of Wusong Road restaurant
4.7
4.7 (460)
$31 to $50
Asian
Cambridge
About the restaurant
Wusong Road is Boston's premier Tiki Bar serving Chinese American bar bites and tropical Tiki inspired drinks by Chef Jason Doo. Hidden away on 112 Mt. Auburn street in Harvard Square, Wusong Road is located within the beautifully restored 100 year old historic Conductor’s Building and is your tropical escape from the bustling city streets outside. Famous for our hand-made baos, the best crab Rangoon you've ever had and the best Mai Tai in Boston.

Wusong Road is a minority and LGBTQ owned business.
Top review
LISAvip
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Loved everything about it!! Food, ambiance, and fun cocktails!!
A photo of Fresh Boston restaurant
5.0
5 (4)
$30 and under
American
South Boston
About the restaurant
If you have to cancel, please give us as much advance notice as possible. We have a 10 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running late. Thank you!

Brunch: Saturday + Sunday 10:30a - 3:00p. We also serve our full lunch menu during Brunch

We are all about the good vibes here at Fresh Boston, drawing from our original location on Nantucket! We have a full bar, full liquor store, & full dine-in area as well as "grab & go". Our unique concept has everything you need with a vibe

>We are open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays)
> Brunch Saturday + Sunday 10:30a-3p (we also serve our full lunch menu during brunch)
>Our Liquor Store is fully stocked with spirits, beer, seltzers & over 225 facings of wine.
>Catering & Private Events freshboston.com/catering
Top review
KelsieL
Dined on Dec 22, 2023
Absolutely love fresh my new favorite restaurant in Southie! Highly recommend
A photo of 1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1564)
$31 to $50
American
Gloucester
About the restaurant
Voted Best of North Shore Magazine Editors' and Readers' Choice "Best Waterview Dining" and Editors' and Readers' Choice "Best AlFresco Dining".

Delicious cuisine with ocean views. Located on the second-floor, our restaurant and bar offers an oceanfront dining deck showcasing New England coastal dining at its best. Celebrate delicious Modern American cuisine with fresh local ingredients by our Chef and his culinary team. The tasteful décor, seaside vistas and comfortable atmosphere provide a dining experience unlike any other in the area. Relax and unwind in cozy elegance at the oceanfront bar, by the fireplace or out by the firepit on the deck, or dine on our fresh catch at our new oyster bar. With a plenty of seats to encourage community gatherings, enjoy a light-hearted take on the region’s culinary delights.
Top review
Greg
Dined 2 days ago
Great service from Matt our waiter. He searched for a beer that originally appeared out of stock, found it. Answered questions about the various menu options. The entire staff was friendly and worked in teamwork fashion.
A photo of Vee Vee restaurant
4.9
4.9 (663)
$31 to $50
American
Jamaica Plain
About the restaurant
Vee Vee in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, is a small, neighborhood restaurant operated by Kristen and Dan Valachovic. The food is best described as creative American, and we feature a well-curated wine and craft beer selection. The vibe is casual, and the menu modest but inventive. As of May 2022, we are open for indoor and outdoor dining in a seasonal patio by reservation or walk-in. We are also happy to offer takeout as well.


Top review
KathyBvip
Dined 6 days ago
We loved the new Black Cat at Vee Vee menu. Crispy fish (snapper) tacos, birria queso tacos, chili shrimp tostada, and street corn were fresh and loaded with flavor and deliciously satisfying for two. Soursop ice cream for a shared dessert was just the right amount of sweet and crunchy. Change is good!
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