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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Greater Boston

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants 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 Akame Nigiri and Sake restaurant
5.0
5 (80)
$50 and over
Sushi
Lexington
About the restaurant
Located in Lexington’s Historical district Akame Nigiri and Sake offers an un-traditional Omakase experience. Akame Nigiri and Sake will be offering a 15 Course Omakase for $180 per person. The Omakase focuses on Japanese Seafood flown in directly from Toyosu fish market. While seated at our 6 seat Omakase Bar, guest will be able to enjoy a semi-private Omakase experience skillfully crafted by Chef Michael Monaco. Seating's will be held Thursday at 6:15, Friday and Saturday at 6:15pm and 8:30pm. All Allergies and food aversions must be communicated 72 hours in advance, so we have time to make adequate changes. Due to the nature of the meal touch sensitive Shellfish and Crustaceans Allergies cannot be accommodated.












Top review
Karina
Dined 7 days ago
My friend and I had a wonderful experience at Akame.
A photo of No Relation restaurant
4.9
4.9 (110)
$50 and over
Japanese
South End
About the restaurant
Tucked away down a narrow hallway, No Relation is a nine-seat, secret sushi restaurant nestled within Shore Leave, a tropical experience from the team at Bar Mezzana. Chef Colin Lynch leads the inventive omakase menu, where Japanese technique and his creative interpretation of a sushi-ya are presented each evening over approximately 14 courses. Join us in a shared intimate experience with a thoughtfully curated menu, served directly by our chefs. No Relation is ticketed dining experience. You must provide payment for the experience at the time you make the reservation. Tickets are non-refundable within seven days of your reservation.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
An amazing experience. The food, room, staff were all absolutely top notch. A unique experience (I have never done Omakase before). Each of the 13 courses were fantastic and complemented each other well. Can't recommend highly enough.
A photo of The Fed at the Langham, Boston restaurant
4.8
4.8 (100)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Financial District
About the restaurant
Named #5 Best Hotel Bar in the US by USA Today's 2023 10Best Readers' Choice awards.

A charming new destination bar, The Fed, is a British-inspired cocktail pub with a New England twist. Located on the first floor, a sophisticated space with a large and animated central bar, surrounding seating for a more intimate experience and a seasonal outdoor terrace. Serving craft cocktails and beers and elevated pub fare, The Fed is the place to celebrate any of life's moments, big or small.

The Fed’s cocktail operations are helmed by Aliz Meszesi, a household name in Boston’s cocktail scene. Enjoy New England favorites such as a Maine Lobster Roll, Oysters, Boston Brown Bread, Smash Burger and Pork Belly Bites.
Top review
C123456vip
Dined 5 days ago
Service, drink quality, and food were great. The cocktail list in particular is very well done.
A photo of Mamma Maria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5492)
$31 to $50
Italian
North End
About the restaurant
More availability on our website. Our restaurant also offers unique private rooms for small parties starting at 4 people- email mammamariaboston@gmail.com to inquire.
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Superior local and seasonal ingredients distinguish our Italian cuisine. Our menu is updated daily to reflect market changes. Our setting is historical and unique. Five elegant dining rooms ( most with views of the city) are tucked throughout an antique brick townhouse overlooking North Square in the heart of Boston's North End neighborhood.
Top review
CRB222vip
Dined 5 days ago
We ate outside in the courtyard area. Food was excellent. View was great. Prices a bit high but probably expected for the area. Can see 500 years of history from your table.
A photo of Crudo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (503)
$30 and under
Sushi
North End
About the restaurant
A modern Japanese restaurant blending the art of sushi with modern local ingredients.
Top review
MadisonS
Dined on May 21, 2024
Really great food options and the staff is super friendly and accommodating!
A photo of G Bar & Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (146)
$31 to $50
American
Swampscott
About the restaurant
G Bar & Kitchen in Swampscott provides a beautiful interior with dark, rich wood flooring, bright red chairs situated along the bar, and pale colored chairs, tables and booths along the opposite walls. Big windows let in plenty of sunshine to help increase the brightness and inviting atmosphere of the interior whereas friendly staff members make you feel like an honored guest at G Bar & Kitchen. Upon first glance at the menu, you will notice plenty of delicious options like the shrimp chow fun and gnocchi. You also have stuffed acorn squash, lamb rack, duck, haddock, veal chop and a N.Y strip to name a few. There is an option for just about every flavor preference so you are sure to leave feeling satisfied and yearning to come back for more when you visit G Bar & Kitchen.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
G Bar never disappoints! Wonderful atmosphere and the food is always delicious !
A photo of Glass House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (281)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Cambridge
About the restaurant
Glass House is a restaurant, bar and event space that serves as a modern day meeting house offering contemporary food and drink inspired by both American and international cuisine.

Glass House is located in Kendall Square, next to Charles River Canoe and Kayak and the Pilgrim Parking Garage.

Once the center of the nation’s glass-making industry, East Cambridge attracted the most accomplished artisans from across the globe and produced patents for the cutting edge glassworks of its day. Glass House is a nod to the neighborhood’s glass architecture, its inventive history, and its contemporary focus on discovery and exploration.
Top review
SusanAvip
Dined on May 23, 2024
Perfect day for eating outdoors. Food was fresh and delicious.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - Boston, MA | South Bay restaurant
4.7
4.7 (378)
$31 to $50
Japanese
South Boston
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Had a great time and had a fun birthday celebration for my bestie.
A photo of Zuma Boston restaurant
4.7
4.7 (27)
$50 and over
Japanese
Back Bay
About the restaurant
zuma, located on the second floor in the Four Seasons One Dalton, brings chef rainer becker’s internationally acclaimed style of modern japanese cuisine to America. already renowned in london, hong kong, istanbul, and dubai, zuma Boston offers a sophisticated cuisine philosophy of flavorsome, modern Japanese dishes in a fun and vibrant environment inspired by the informal dining style called izakaya.

the menu is comprehensive and alluring. dishes are authentic but not traditional with bold, intense flavors and an emphasis on simple presentation acquired through quality ingredients. izakaya style means that dishes are designed to be shared at the table.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Amazing team! Food for brunch is superb. It will exceed your expectations compared for Zjma NY, Zuma Dubai , Abudhabi and London !
A photo of Thoreau's & Verandah's at Wequassett Resort restaurant
4.7
4.7 (52)
$31 to $50
American
East Harwich
About the restaurant
Thoreau’s is the ideal spot for an intimate lunch or dinner featuring menus with a unique take on familiar favorites. It’s also become a favorite for pre and post dinner cocktails for Twenty-Eight Atlantic diners. Outdoor dining is available (weather permitting)!
Top review
ChantelleBvip
Dined 5 days ago
Amazing!!! Love the service! Absolutely recommend.
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