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7 Breathtaking Rooftop Restaurants in Boston

Pier 6 Boston Waterfront
Rooftop at Revere
The Sky Lounge and Rooftop Terrace
Lookout Rooftop Bar
Contessa
The Lexington
Daedalus
Felipa’s Taqueria
Pier 6 Boston Waterfront
Rooftop at Revere
The Sky Lounge and Rooftop Terrace
Lookout Rooftop Bar
The Lexington
Daedalus
Felipa’s Taqueria

If you have got a soft spot for breathtaking views, where better else to get the most panoramic views of this lovely city than from the rooftop of the numerous rooftop restaurants around? This amazing has quite a number of exciting places and unmissable gastronomic experiences. We set out in Boston to identify the best rooftop restaurants–some of which are truly romantic and awesome choice for date night–and these were our top picks.

 


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Rooftop at Revere

200 Stuart Street, Revere Hotel, Boston, MA
(617) 482-1800

At the Revere Hotel is this fantastic restaurant designed in a beach club theme. The crowds really pack in here, so it’s best to reserve a table before arriving. There is a food and beverage minimum and a 2-hour time limitation, which is pretty indicative of how busy the place gets. We found the white sangria amazingly tasty on our last visit. Similarly, so was the bacon and fried egg burger. Their charcuterie, chips, guacamole, and churros were also super yummy. The beverage menu is vast, and overall, the prices are reasonable. This is the largest rooftop lounge in the city and one of the best rooftop restaurants in Boston.


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The Sky Lounge and Rooftop Terrace

65 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210
(617) 377-4747

You can experience a magnificent view of the city from this rooftop restaurant. Walk right into the Yotel Hotel, then head to the top floor and into the small lounge since we didn’t want the crowd of the larger lounge area that hosts the bar. We found an amazing cocktail list, many of which we tried out. The one that stood out the most was the Pier Pressure – a well-balanced blend of cucumber, blackberry, and mint. The food was excellent, and our favorite turned out to be the al pastor pork with nachos. The lobster tacos were quite something – well worth a try.

 


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Lookout Rooftop Bar

70 Sleeper St., Boston (Seaport), MA 02211
(617) 530-1538 | 1559

Situated at the rooftop of The Envoy Hotel, the Lookout Rooftop Bar is among the best rooftop restaurants in Boston. The views are panoramic, featuring stunning skyline and harbor views. It’s not only ideal during summer. During colder months, they put out plexiglass igloos that we were able to reserve for our small party of six. Additionally, the heat lamps in each corner warm up the place. The staff are attentive and make your experience worth it every time, besides the food and gorgeous views. Sipping the watermelon frose yum while listening to good music and watching the sunset is also a great thing to do in the summertime. 

 


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Contessa

1 Newbury Street, Boston
(617) 536-5700

The beauty of this rooftop restaurant is its retractable roofing and glass panels, making it a four-season restaurant. This unique feature makes it one of the best rooftop restaurants in Boston. Their inventive cuisine derives its inspiration from Northern Italy. The generous serving of meatballs and sauce combined well with the flavor-filled lobster pasta, both of which were delicious. They offer gluten-free dishes, which was a definite plus. Contessa is a beautifully designed, Insta-worthy restaurant that oozes an energetic atmosphere, and the cuisine tops it all.

 


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The Lexington

100 N First St., Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 945-1349

The Lexington is one of Chef Gilson’s trio of restaurants. The décor is stylish, and the retractable windows add a nice touch to the outfit. The restaurant has an open greenhouse-like layout. It offers a combination of a private dining area and can also accommodate events and parties. We found the cuisine tantalizing, with some of our favorites being the sumptuous fried chicken (served with cranberry slaw and green goddess dressing), French onion soup flavored with grilled cheese, and steak frites. We also loved the grilled Berkshire pork chop (BBQ, miso crema, potatoes, and sautéed greens).

 


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Daedalus

45 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-0071

Also located in Harvard Square, Daedalus boasts of existence for over two decades. They have perfected their offerings over the years. Its positioning in the city makes it a favorite among grad students and professors, giving the place a feel of hyped-up energy. The roof deck is spacious and adorned with umbrellas. We grabbed a quick salad and sandwich on one day and combined it with their signature cocktail. On another occasion, we wined and dined. We loved the rack of lamb that’s served with mashed potatoes and feta cheese, with baby carrots and shallot sauce (red wine). A Macallan 12 made a good escort for this meal.

 


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Felipa’s Taqueria

21 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 354-9944

Founded in 2004, Felipa’s is arguably one of the most popular taquerias in Cambridge and among the best rooftop restaurants in Boston. During summer, this rooftop restaurant is a hub of activity. It may quiet down during other seasons and opens seasonally – depending on favorable weather conditions. Positioned in Harvard Square, this restaurant has a Mexican feel to it. We indulged in the tacos (Baja-style) with wood-grilled meat, fish, and some veggies. We washed down our meal with margaritas served in salt-rimmed glasses. The service personnel was friendly and fast, and the food was fresh and flavorful. Overall, it was a lovely experience, and we will undoubtedly return.