East Cambridge is calling and it’s telling you to get to The Lexington. Overlooking Cambridge Crossing, this modern space resembles an airy greenhouse and open ups to a rooftop patio for seasonal use—a true rarity in this area. The kitchen carefully cranks out hearty, New American fare, making it a prime destination for dinner and drinks. The Lexington is located above its sister eateries Cafe Beatrice and the forthcoming Geppetto, so basically whenever you grab a drink here, you’ll always have dibs on the top bunk.
Good weather means good moods, and when New England’s notoriously fickle climate allows, locals head out to revel in all kinds of al fresco activities, heading to the area's most scenic hiking trails, beaches and parks. Fortunately, less actively-minded folks can enjoy the fact that Boston also boasts plenty of options for just sitting, eating and drinking outside—from its best outdoor bars to its finest waterfront restaurants. So if you’re looking to come out of hibernation mode, we suggest taking your open-air antics to a higher level with our list of the city's best rooftop bars.
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