Patio Season!

It is patio dining time in Boston, and we kicked it off Friday night on one of our favorite patios in the Boston area, Ashmont Grill. From the smells of wood burning to the lingering daylight to the always delicious cocktails and food, Ashmont Grill made yet another date night memorable.

Ashmont Grill

The patio features a fire pit, stone walls, overhead covers to make it a little les sunny, and even fleece blankets for chilly nights. Before dinner, I enjoyed a delicious sour cherry cocktail. Ashmont Grill always has fun and creative cocktails on the menu. It’s definitely a good place to go if you are looking for a drink.

Ashmont Grill

To start, we shared a plate of the messy Trainwreck Fries. They’re basically smothered in cheese, bacon, sour cream, and jalapenos.

My husband ordered a wedge salad, which we ended up also sharing because it was amazing. Oven roasted tomatoes and lardons really make this salad special. The flavor in the tomatoes was incredible.

wedge salad

I had the Truffled English Pea Arancini, hearty balls of risotto with mushrooms and a tomato dipping sauce. Alongside that I had a bowl of lobster chowder which was delicious, but I was stuffed at this point.


We spent a good deal of time just relaxing after our meal and enjoying the cool evening. It was a perfect night for patio dining and a great way to kick off a fun weekend.

Other favorite Boston patios? Interestingly, Dorchester has a few. dbar has a gorgeous outdoor oasis, and The Ledge does as well. Sam’s at Louis one of my favorites in all of Boston. And of course, the roof deck at Legal’s Harborside is a great place for cocktails and bar bites, and I like the Legal Seafoods outdoor space in Harvard Square too.

Do you have a favorite restaurant patio in Boston or another city?

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  1. Eric’s avatar

    wonderful photos – the lights and canopy give such a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The food looks amazing. I hope to go to the Ashmont Grill again sometime soon.


  2. Daisy’s avatar

    outdoor dining is the best!! Ashmont Grill looks like a great spot.


  3. Elizabeth’s avatar

    Pea arancini sounds fabulous! I can’t wait to get in some patio dining.


  4. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    I do love patio season! I’ve never been to Ashmont Grill – looks great. One of my favorite outdoor dining location is Daedalus’ roof deck in Cambridge.


  5. Di’s avatar

    I LOVE patio season! I need to start branching out a little from my normal Newbury/Boylston patios, though. Ashmont Grill looks like a good place to start!


  6. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

    Patio season is my favorite! I just found out about the amazing patio at ArtBar – quickly to become a favorite!


  7. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    I love patio season! That’s cool that they provide blankets.


  8. Sues’s avatar

    Truffled English Pea Arancini?? I NEED to try that!! Yay nice Boston weather :)


  9. Megan’s avatar

    I still haven’t been to Ashmont Grill… sounds like you had some great dishes! I one patio season. I hope I spend a lot of Friday afternoons on various patios in the city this summer. (And you should come join me!)


  10. Molly Galler’s avatar

    Totally agree with you about Sam’s at Louis Boston. In my neighborhood (Brighton Center) everyone waits for the opening night of the patio at Devlin’s on Washington Street. You can’t see it from the street, so you have to know about it. I’ve already sat on the patio at Stone Hearth in Allston twice this month!


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