Woods Hill Pier 4 brings farm-to-table dining to the Seaport, on the site where the iconic Anthony’s Pier 4 restaurant once sat. During the chilly months, Woods Hill transforms its waterfront tables into a series of igloos, which are able to seat eight guests. Reserve one of the cozy outdoor globes where you can sip seasonal hot beverages, dine on organic dishes with ingredients from local purveyors and enjoy panoramic views of the Boston skyline.
In a city as seasonal as Boston, winter isn’t exactly celebrated in these parts, let alone associated with al fresco dining. In recent years, however, some of the Hub’s best restaurants have begun to offer unique heated patios, terraces and rooftop igloos to show that Boston can in fact be a yearlong culinary destination. As local restaurants continue to innovate and introduce warm options fit for eating, drinking and snuggling outside even in the dead of winter (think chalet vibes, fire pits and specialized menus for outdoor reservations), these venues are garnering attention as highly sought after experiences once temperatures start to drop—so run, don’t walk to make a reservation from this list of Boston’s best restaurants with heated outdoor dining.
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