Del Frisco's Deck — Photo courtesy of Del Frisco's/CM Communications via Mindy Valone
When the weather warms, Bostonians flock to the waterfront for al fresco dining with Boston Harbor views. Whether seated on decks hanging over the Harbor or perched on patios that skirt the coastline, you'll find the al fresco options of South Boston's Fort Point Channel and Seaport District's restaurants consistently filled with happy patrons. With so many waterfront options, it can be hard to choose just one place to fill your plate.
Al Fresco at Legal Harborside — Photo courtesy of Heath RobbinsThe Seaport District's Liberty Wharf is home to several of the best waterfront al fresco dining options around. Inside this structure lives local legend, Legal Sea Foods and steakhouse extraordinaire, Del Frisco's. Reserve a seat at Legal Harborside and enjoy their award-winning seafood in their best setting.
Smith and Wollensky's Waterside Perch — Photo courtesy of Jessica Polizzotti
The small patio sits mere feet from the Harbor where patrons can watch those arriving by water depart their vessels, all while enjoying their meal pretty close to where it was caught. Or score a spot on the glass-walled deck of Del Frisco's, and bite into not only their melt-in-your-mouth steaks, but also one of the best crab cakes you'll find and calamari with a twist. If dining on the deck is not al fresco enough, pull up on a boat and Del Frisco's will bring your food to you to enjoy on the water.
Miel's Patio — Photo courtesy of Miel via Stephanie Loeber For waterfront al fresco dining, the Fort Point section of the HarborWalk (located a block from the Greenway), cannot be overlooked. Offering sweeping skyline views from the waterfront patios of Smith and Wollensky and Miel, diners can nosh day or night on Smith and Wollensky's dry-aged steaks and delectable side dishes or enjoy a lighter meal of French delights at Miel where a seat under the stars at the water's edge is better than being in France.