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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Greater Boston

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Updated July 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 Outer Bar & Grille at Wequassett Resort restaurant
4.8
4.8 (103)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Chatham
About the restaurant
The smell of salt sir mingles with the aromas of casual summertime cuisine at the Cape's finest destination for informal dining and socializing. Relax and enjoy the sun, surf, scenic vistas from our inviting open-air dining room and seaside deck. Chef James Hackney's innovative menu offers mouth-watering choices for every taste.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Beautiful place! Amazing views! Great service! Fun!
A photo of The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn restaurant
4.8
4.8 (432)
$50 and over
French
Edgartown
About the restaurant
The Terrace’s dedication to fine cuisine, impeccable service, & a warm, sophisticated ambiance offers the perfect complement to The Charlotte Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property. Delicious food accompanies a fine wine, an elegant conservatory dining room, & each detail needed to create true luxury. When dining at The Terrace, we ask that guests please respect our dress code. While jackets are preferred, they are not required. We do have a nice selection of jackets to loan, please dress for a fine dining atmosphere. No Beachwear will be allowed, please contact us with any questions regarding our dress code. The restaurant is not appropriate for children under 12. Parties of more than four people must call us directly for reservations.
Top review
mvgirl
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
During our vacation, my husband and I enjoyed many outstanding dinners at The Terrace. Chef Zach is consistently excellent. The presentation, quality, and taste of each meal are not found in many other places on the Island. Having tried many menu items, among our favorites are the Peekytoe crab, gnocchi, vichyssoise, Dover Sole, turbot, tenderloin, Statler chicken, and the Maine lobster tail. The entire team of chef, kitchen, and dining room staff works their magic each time you dine. Thank you to all of you for helping us create so many treasured memories of summer 2024.
A photo of Twenty Eight Atlantic at Wequassett Resort restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1651)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Amazing fine dining experience. Everything was excellent from the service to the ambience to the food. Greatly exceeded expectations. Can’t wait to return!
A photo of LUNE restaurant
4.9
4.9 (112)
$50 and over
European
Dennis
About the restaurant
LUNE is a one-of-a-kind dining experience on Cape Cod.

LUNE is located at 587 Main Street Dennis Port, MA 02639. We offer a wine bar menu served a la carte on Wednesday and Sundays and our beloved tasting menu on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
* Please let us know if there is anyone in your party with dietary restrictions or allergies. These will be accommodated with notice.
*An automatic 20% Gratuity is added to all checks so we can distribute the share fairly.
*We honor a 15 minute grace period, if you are going to be more than 15 minutes late, please call the restaurant as soon as you know.
*Cancellations and modifications to the party size will accepted until 24 hours prior. If there are modifications to the party size within the 24 hour window, you will be charged 20$ per person changed.
*NO SHOWS & LATE CANCELLATIONS WILL BE CHARGED THE FULL AMOUNT OF THEIR RESERVATION*

Top review
MaryDvip
Dined 2 days ago
Our very favorite. Everything is fresh innovative and delicious. The staff is friendly and professional
A photo of Garde East restaurant
4.8
4.8 (783)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Martha's Vineyard
About the restaurant
Garde East at Vineyard Haven Marina is an award-winning beachfront restaurant oasis on Martha’s Vineyard, located in quaint Vineyard Haven, just steps from the town’s ferry terminal.

The restaurant features the Island’s bounty from both sea and land, inspired by refined, classic techniques from French cuisine. The setting at Garde East is truly unique offering food and beverage service in a nautical dining room, outdoor decks and courtyard, or on the property’s private beach overlooking boats in Vineyard Haven Marina.

Garde East is open seven days a week for lunch, afternoon docktails and dinner service. Private events and chartered ferry services are also available.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Great food and our server was excellent! We appreciated his menu suggestions.
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A photo of Post 1917 Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (84)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We recently had the pleasure of dining at Post 1917, and it was nothing short of exceptional. The steak was perfectly cooked, bursting with flavor, and the ambiance was elegant and welcoming. What truly set the evening apart was our server, Abby. She went above and beyond to ensure we had an unforgettable experience, offering expert menu recommendations and providing attentive, friendly service throughout the night. Abby's dedication and warmth made our meal even more enjoyable. I highly recommend Post 1917 for anyone seeking a top-notch steakhouse experience.
A photo of Mamma Maria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5499)
$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
ErikaK
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Mamma Maria. The food was exceptional and service was outstanding. The lobster pasta in particular was a standout. We look forward to our next visit!
A photo of 1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1597)
$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
MerylL
Dined 2 days ago
The only disappointment was a popover that was warm as best! The highlight was the oysters and reception staff!!!!
A photo of Wusong Road restaurant
4.7
4.7 (482)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Riley was great!!! They sell really cool tiki mugs.
A photo of Daedalus restaurant
4.8
4.8 (465)
$30 and under
American
West Cambridge
About the restaurant
Tucked in a converted greenhouse, Daedalus is a casual restaurant that serves New American cuisine and drinks in spacious surrounds. The restaurant's menu changes to reflect the season. Diners rave about the crab cake sandwich, the buffalo tenders and the Daedalus burger.

A neighborhood favorite, Daedalus boasts a roof deck that delivers a lovely view of Harvard square. It also hosts two bars (one located on each floor)

Top review
SomervilleKO
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
What a fabulous crew of people - delicious food, drinks, and thoughtful staff! We'll be back again and again!
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