Oleana’s cuisine might transport you to the Mediterranean in taste, but sitting outside in Boston’s humidity can sometimes feel equivalent. Try the lamb kefta appetizer while you bask in the sunshine, a light tuna roll, or their fabulous vegetarian sampling menu.
For a neighborhood Irish pub also featuring outdoor seating, head to Jamaica Plain’s James’s Gate. Even on a warm day, we like the featured risotto or ravioli - what can we say? We like to be surprised. The enormous beer selection will keep you cool, regardless of your entree choices.
Known for their elaborate sandwiches, Parish Cafe has one of the most visible patios near downtown. Passing by on Boylston, it’s impossible to miss…and pretty hard to get a table too. Featuring creations by some of Boston’s best chefs, this restaurant inspires collaboration and good times. Bring a friend or five and hope you can find a spot to people-watch.