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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Greater Boston

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Greater Boston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Akame Nigiri and Sake restaurant
5 (77)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
Located in Lexington’s Historical district Akame Nigiri and Sake offers an un-traditional Omakase experience. Akame Nigiri and Sake will be offering a 15 Course Omakase for $180 per person. The Omakase focuses on Japanese Seafood flown in directly from Toyosu fish market. While seated at our 6 seat Omakase Bar, guest will be able to enjoy a semi-private Omakase experience skillfully crafted by Chef Michael Monaco. Seating's will be held Thursday through Saturday at 6:15pm and 8:30pm. All Allergies and food aversions must be communicated 72 hours in advance, so we have time to make adequate changes. Due to the nature of the meal touch sensitive Shellfish and Crustaceans Allergies cannot be accommodated.

Top review
Dined on Mar 8, 2024
Amazing omakase experience! I enjoyed this more then the very well reputed Boston omakase, and at a fraction of the cost. So convenient to the suburbs, right in Lexington. We will definitely return!
A photo of No Relation restaurant
4.9 (101)
$50 and over
South End
About the restaurant
Tucked away down a narrow hallway, No Relation is a nine-seat, secret sushi restaurant nestled within Shore Leave, a tropical experience from the team at Bar Mezzana. Chef Colin Lynch leads the inventive omakase menu, where Japanese technique and his creative interpretation of a sushi-ya are presented each evening over approximately 14 courses. Join us in a shared intimate experience with a thoughtfully curated menu, served directly by our chefs. No Relation is ticketed dining experience. You must provide payment for the experience at the time you make the reservation. Tickets are non-refundable within seven days of your reservation.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
An amazing experience, as always! Food, service, and drinks were all 10/10!
A photo of Mamma Maria restaurant
4.8 (5472)
$31 to $50
North End
About the restaurant
More availability on our website. Our restaurant also offers unique private rooms for small parties starting at 4 people- email mammamariaboston@gmail.com to inquire.
Superior local and seasonal ingredients distinguish our Italian cuisine. Our menu is updated daily to reflect market changes. Our setting is historical and unique. Five elegant dining rooms ( most with views of the city) are tucked throughout an antique brick townhouse overlooking North Square in the heart of Boston's North End neighborhood.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Lots to choose from for restaurants in the area, but Mamma Maria is definitely one of the best to visit. Food, service and ambience was top notch!
A photo of Glass House restaurant
4.8 (279)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
Glass House is a restaurant, bar and event space that serves as a modern day meeting house offering contemporary food and drink inspired by both American and international cuisine.

Glass House is located in Kendall Square, next to Charles River Canoe and Kayak and the Pilgrim Parking Garage.

Once the center of the nation’s glass-making industry, East Cambridge attracted the most accomplished artisans from across the globe and produced patents for the cutting edge glassworks of its day. Glass House is a nod to the neighborhood’s glass architecture, its inventive history, and its contemporary focus on discovery and exploration.

Top review
Dined on Jan 23, 2024
Great food,Friendly service,overall neighborhood hot spot!
A photo of Sushi Momento restaurant
4.8 (93)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Best is yet to come!

Open for Dine in & Takeout Daily!!!

Top review
Dined 2 days ago
it's second Douzo at Cleveland circle. same menu, but less crowd! love it
A photo of Vivi's Tapas Bar restaurant
4.8 (13)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
About the restaurant
At VIVI’s Tapas Bar, we believe dining should be a shared experience that brings people together. Specializing in both traditional and inventive tapas, our curated menu of globally-inspired dishes has a little something for everyone. Our thoughtfully crafted menu pays homage to the renowned tapas tradition, offering a delightful fusion of classic Spanish flavors and innovative culinary creations. Whether you're enjoying a romantic date, catching up with friends, or celebrating a special occasion, VIVI's is the perfect backdrop for creating lasting memories.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Food was so good , dessert was great and service was outstanding !!
A photo of Rowes Wharf Sea Grille - Afternoon Tea restaurant
4.7 (174)
$31 to $50
Afternoon Tea
Financial District
About the restaurant
Indulge in a delightful afternoon at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, where the air is filled with the enticing aroma of herbal teas and the joyous sounds of laughter. Elevate your tea experience against the stunning backdrop of Boston Harbor, where each sip is a moment of pure bliss.

Our carefully curated tea selection mirrors the season, offering a spectrum from the bold Chai Imperial to the effervescent Green Tea Sparkler—a signature peachy cocktail topped with prosecco. It's a celebration of flavors that dance on your palate.

*We will be offering Afternoon Tea through April 28th and will resume tea service late fall.

Top review
Dined on Apr 18, 2024
Great selection of food and teas and very fresh. Parking however is expensive if you don’t find metered parking
A photo of Zuma Boston restaurant
4.7 (23)
$50 and over
Back Bay
About the restaurant
zuma, located on the second floor in the Four Seasons One Dalton, brings chef rainer becker’s internationally acclaimed style of modern japanese cuisine to America. already renowned in london, hong kong, istanbul, and dubai, zuma Boston offers a sophisticated cuisine philosophy of flavorsome, modern Japanese dishes in a fun and vibrant environment inspired by the informal dining style called izakaya.

the menu is comprehensive and alluring. dishes are authentic but not traditional with bold, intense flavors and an emphasis on simple presentation acquired through quality ingredients. izakaya style means that dishes are designed to be shared at the table.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Apr 30, 2024
Great place! Classy, everything was fresh. The drinks were good. Just thought a little overpriced but very good still!
A photo of Turner Hill Grille Room restaurant
4.7 (14)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Just minutes from downtown Ipswich, the Turner Hill Grille Room is located inside the historic Elizabethan-style Mansion at Turner Hill. The setting provides a unique ambiance and relaxed dining experience. Our rotating menus feature a variety of locally sourced meats, seafood and herbs from our on-site garden, providing options for everyone in your party to enjoy. We offer weekly Chef-inspired Specials including Prime Rib on Friday nights and Sunday Brunch. We invite you to dine with us at the Turner Hill Grille Room.
Top review
Dined on May 10, 2024
I was encouraged to have the chef's special, which was beef Burgoyne, and it was outstanding. We also enjoyed the chicken dumpling appetizer and the warm skillet cookie dessert. The setting is beautiful, but the restaurant is poorly marked on the club grounds, so we had to ask for directions even though we were just outside the entrance. The wait team was motivated and sweet but a bit green. Overall, it was a great evening, and we will return with a bigger party soon.
A photo of Post 1917 Steakhouse restaurant
4.7 (36)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
A steakhouse: city vibe, local heart. Our menu is hand selected to feature locally and ethically sourced ingredients. Our head chef and owner Jason Carron has revolutionized the New England restaurant community for two decades. With his acute attention to detail, Carron has helped struggling restaurants find their purpose and passion, restoring their place in the industry. Having given hope to hundreds of restaurants over the years, Carron is opening his first steakhouse this spring, bringing that same level of attention to his own restaurant. Every ingredient is well thought out to innovate the plate with not only something aesthetically pleasing, but more importantly delicious. His farm to table approach, ensures the highest level of ingredients go into every meal you enjoy.
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
Fantastic experience and amazing food. Best part of night was Alyana. Her caring nature and attention to detail made the night perfect. Already booked a return night to celebrate my wife’s birthday.
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