Dining with a View: Our Favorite Spots

The Landing Restaurant Marblehead


With outdoor dining in full swing, we’re eager to be dining on patios with a view. Living in Boston, we’re spoiled with views of the water, be it rivers, oceans, or harbors. There’s something to see no matter where you go. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites around town for you to check out this summer.


Woods Hill Pier 4 – Located in the Seaport district, Woods Hill Pier 4 has some of the most magnificent views of the harbor. Just about every seat in the house, including those on the large patio, can enjoy farm-to-table eats while gazing over the water’s edge. In addition to the Woods Hill Pier 4’s patio seating, the restaurant also boasts an outdoor/indoor bar featuring thirst-quenching cocktails. Menu standouts include the Shellfish Tower, Squid Ink Casarecce, and Dry Aged Woods Hill Farm Duck Breast.


ReelHouse – This landmark waterfront dining destination in East Boston offers fresh New England fare and handmade cocktails. Located at the base of the luxury apartment building, The Eddy, this oceanfront space is absolutely gorgeous. The architects involved in the buildout drew inspiration from the classic European Riva Boats to give it the ultimate nautical vibe. Dining at ReelHouse will make you feel like you’re cruising through the ocean on a luxurious yacht. From their globally-inspired menu, favorites include the Seafood Fra Diavolo, Sole Milano, and — of course — the Lobster Roll.   


Pier 6 – Over in Charlestown is a destination with panoramic views of the city skyline and  harbor. Just steps from the USS Constitution, Pier 6’s decor features nautical elements with a huge roof deck, large outdoor patio & bar, a private dining room, and a main dining room with floor to ceiling waterfront views. The menu focuses on classic New England seafood dishes and local ingredients. Highlights include a Scallop Ceviche, Blackened Swordfish Tacos, and the Cast Iron Cookie for dessert. 


ArtBar – Food and wine meets art at this warm and intimate retreat in Cambridge. Located at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, ArtBar is a destination for both foodies and art lovers. The restaurant boasts world-class art and innovative cuisine with an unparalleled view of the Charles River and Boston Skyline. Discover regional and New England area cuisine composed of seasonal ingredients composed as beautiful art. Cocktails are not to be missed. The Cucumber Breeze made of Plymouth gin, St. Germain, and cucumber is the perfect waterside sipper.


Landing Marblehead – Located on the Marblehead harbor, The Landing is quite the North Shore gem. Accessible by both land and sea, The Landing features spectacular views of the harbor from every seat. Choose to sit in the dining room or the open-air deck while enjoying fresh, local seafood and globally-inspired cuisine. Menu highlights include a Lobster Stew, Green Gazpacho, and Pan-Seared Cod. Beet lovers will rejoice over their Beet Salad with whipped ricotta and pickled onions along with their signature Beet Martini.


Alcove Boston – On the edge of Boston’s West End, Alcove boasts an incredible view of both the Zakim and Charlestown Bridges. The restaurant sits where the Boston Harbor meets the Charles River, adjacent to TD Garden. Alcove is a warm, neighborhood restaurant that’s great for date nights, business lunches, and pre-game dinners. The menu sources from New England farmers and fishermen with specialties like  their Maine Crab Nori Roll, Zucchini Fritters, and Ginger Soy Glazed Salmon.