The best way to see Boston’s skyline is from several stories up. Take a visit to these best rooftop restaurants in Boston for a great meal with an even better view.
Located on the waterfront in the Seaport District, Legal Harborside provides guests with amazing views of Boston Harbor. The rooftop opens daily at noon for both lunch and dinner, so you can catch a glimpse of the harbor in daylight and after the city is lit up. If you hit timing right, you might even be able to see the sunset.
While you’re there be sure to try some of their famous seafood. You cannot go wrong with the classic New England Crab Roll or opt for the crispy Buffalo Fried Oysters. The Harborside location also offers a sushi menu with many Specialty Maki options including Rainbow Rolls and Firecracker Rolls.
At the top of the Envoy Hotel, Lookout Rooftop Restaurant and Bar in the Seaport District gives guests panoramic views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor. They have Italia lighting, and the rooftop restaurant has floor to ceiling windows for great views from inside, but also provides a large patio area that can be used all year round. In cooler months, they are offering private heated Igloos where you and a group of up to 6 can kick back and relax.
Lookout Rooftop is open all day so you can reserve a table for brunch, lunch or dinner. If you’re wanting to stop by for appetizers, they have plenty of shareable menu items including their Sausage and Three Cheese Flatbread and Butternut Squash and Sage Arancini.
To go with your meal, try some of their creative cocktails like the Fort Pint Fizz made with Rosemary Infused Beefeater Gin, Raspberry Syrup and Lime. Or order one of their many local Massachusetts craft beers.
Just steps away from Harvard Station is Felipe’ Taqueria, home to one of the few rooftop decks in the center of Harvard Square. Guests purchase food at the station on the main floor. Here, you can add any of the homemade toppings to your burritos, bowls, nachos, tacos, chimichangas and so much more. Everything on the menu is made with fresh ingredients and in small batches, so you will not be disappointed!
Take a seat at one of the indoor bars or tables or make your way to the rooftop area. There, you’ll find a cozy deck fit with string lights, tables and a bar. Felipe’s does not take reservations, so you may need to wait for a seat, but it is worth it.
The outdoor patio lined with glass windows at Six West is one of the best rooftop spots in Boston. The rooftop restaurant is located in Cambria Hotel Boston. The space is fit with high tops, couches and traditional tables for a relaxed, intimate atmosphere.
While you’re admiring Boston’s skyline, you can enjoy one of Six West’s creative handcrafted cocktails. Their Acai What You Did There incorporates acai and lemon for a fruity take on a French martini or try one of Six West’s rotating Sangrias.
Their menu offers unique American cuisine with a variety of appetizers, entrees and pizzas. Whether you go for the Shortrip Pizza or the Lobster Mac and Cheese, there is something for everyone.
The rooftop at Revere Hotel in Boston Common offers a different take on open air drinks and dining. Opening at 5pm, the Rooftop@Revere is located on the hotel’s pool deck and overlooks the city.
The unique seating options and colorful decorations make for a fun and playful ambiance. Guests can enjoy a variety of casual bites like the Revere Burger, Crispy Fried Chicken Wings or the Lobster Roll, a New England classic.
If you’d like to make a day out of your time at Rooftop@Revere, guests not staying at the hotel can purchase a day pass which gives them access to the ultimate rooftop experience.
Included in your day pass is use of the hotel’s pool and unique seating options on the pool deck. Overlooking the city, you can relax in a rented cabana or on the lounge chairs while enjoying delicious snacks and drinks.