20 "Special Occasions" restaurants in Boston.
Bar Lyon is a little French restaurant in the South End, and it’s exactly what you want in a “little French restaurant.”
Umami is an omakase-only sushi restaurant in North Cambridge. Not only is it good, it also has one of the most affordable omakase options in Boston.
No Relation is a secret sushi counter inside of a South End tiki bar that’s also kind of a secret.
Boston Chops is Downtown steakhouse that looks and feels very much the way you expect a downtown steakhouse to.
Tanám is a Filipino restaurant that’s really just a single table in a small room in Union Square, and it’s outstanding.
The tasting counter is a pricy but excellent tasting menu place inside Aeronaut Brewery in Somerville.
Asta is a good but pricey fine dining place in Back Bay that's surprisingly casual.
Mamma Maria provides the best combination of North End atmosphere and Italian food that was actually made with a little effort.
Uni is a flashy Japanese izakaya in Back Bay with a $16 spoon, hot rock wagyu beef, and lots of small plates you won’t want to stop ordering.
Juliet in Union Square is an unpretentious French tasting menu restaurant in a low-key space.
The Hungry I is one of Boston’s most beautiful restaurants, serving solid French food in Beacon Hill.