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Here’s a short list of Boston’s most romantic restaurants, just in time for those of us who need to make a reservation for Valentine’s Day.


The list comes courtesy of the fine folks at Open Table, who set it up like this:

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Boston? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It’s a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen…and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


I gotta hand it to ’em: that’s a LOT of reviews to sort through. Which means a lot of data. Now, I’m not data scientist, nor am I a research professional, but I’m smart enough to know that the more data you have, the more accurate your results will be. All that to say, this list was well-researched and should be considered well-vetted. And I don’t need a pocket protector to make that claim.


Before we dive in, however, a quick Valentine’s Day-related plug. We have a bunch of tickets for you to see Bush and Candlebox at MGM Music Hall at Fenway on Valentine’s Day. Listen weekdays at 3 p.m. leading up to the big day to win. One lucky winner will score the Grand Prize: a VIP Meet & Greet with Bush before the show. Maybe dreamy Gavin Rossdale will be your Valentine? Get all the details here.


Boston’s Most Romantic Restaurants

Now, on to the list. Predictably, a handful of the spots are in the North End. But there are also restaurants in Jamaica Plain, Cambridge, and elsewhere around Boston. Take a look, and make sure you book your reservations sooner as opposed to later if you’re going the Valentine’s Day dinner date route.