Here are some of our favorite places to eat al fresco, top outdoor igloo dining in Boston, Cambridge, and beyond during coronavirus:
Union Square, Somerville
On our Union Square, Somerville Food Tour we used to frequent Bow Market. It’s an outdoor market full of small businesses, and they’ve been taking a lot of precautions to make sure that the space is covid-friendly. For only $5 per person, you can reserve one for up to 90 minutes. So get out of the house and relax with your pod!
Mile Marker One
Waterfront dining is a pleasure year-round, and what better way to celebrate a momentous occasion or night out than a covid-friendly restaurant with an igloo by the water? With colorful doors on the outside, these igloos are very New England which matches the cuisine vibe. A flat fee of $30 gets up to 6 of you 90 minutes inside, and you can rest assured they’re fully disinfected.
Lookout Rooftop, Envoy Hotel
A bit on the pricier side, but what did you expect with classy dining with a view? Click here to reserve your spot and enjoy panoramic views on the rooftop of the Envoy Hotel. Each igloo has a ceiling heater to keep you nice and cozy inside. Yet $225 is the beverage minimum for 90 minutes so be prepared to enjoy the handcrafted cocktails and find a safe way to get home.
Never heard of this spot in Cambridge? It’s right in Huron Village on Walden Street and has been home to many a delicious restaurant over the years — all of them very delicious and romantically cozy. They are offering greenhouse reservations for guests on a heated patio — but make sure when you click here to reserve the greenhouse, or else you’ll just be on an open patio under a heater which is less secluded. And there’s a delicious tasting menu which will transport you back to the days when we used to sit by the kitchen without masks on and savor the smells.
These creative igloos actually light up different colors. A fun way to have an outing just outside of Boston. Worcester’s Canal District is the most interesting historical foodie spot in this city of hills.
Want to venture closer to the South Shore of Massachusetts? You might try a little hike by the cranberry bog at Patriot Place and follow it up with dinner at one of their igloos. With a $50 fee for 90 minutes inside their igloos, you can indulge in everything from pizza to fish — what’s your flavor?
Season to Taste
While not technically an outdoor igloo, this Cambridge mainstay on Massachusetts Avenue right outside of Davis Square is serving up fresh farm to table meals on their heated patio. They are offering cabana style patios and UV HEPA filters – use at your own risk, and call them if you have questions!
Doubletree Cambridge (near Harvard Business School)
For a $100 food and beverage minimum, you can reserve an igloo at this hotel on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm (the price goes up depending on the day/time). They partnered with local brewery Jack’s Abby Craft Brewers in Framingham and are also offering pre-fixe menus as well as a la carte. Reserve your table on Open Table and enjoy a fun night out in their heated loungers!
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