|M.J. O'Connor's patio|
The Independent offers patio dining with 14 tables, along with umbrellas and planters to give the area a “we’re not in the city any more” feeling (75 Union Square, Somerville; 617-440-6022).
M.J. O’Connor’s in the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel has recently opened its expansive patio, which sits 80 at tables and chairs with umbrellas. Guests can order anything from the regular menu or check out the “sun specials” such as special cocktails, lunch deals or salads for outdoor diners (425 Summer St., Seaport District; 617-443-0800).