223 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 867 9300
For those to whom the atmosphere is just as important as the food, try this chic South End restaurant. The low tables and tall windows are designed for dining, lounging and people watching. Chef Jamie Mammano presents interesting entrées with French with Mediterranean influences. Dishes include Grilled King Salmon, Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Rack of Lamb and Mistral Linguine.
29 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 536 0290
Located on the first block of Newbury Street, this restaurant and bar defines sophistication. An outdoor patio holds the overflow of the lively bar scene inside. Visiting celebrities have often been spotted here. The retro décor and dim lighting set a relaxed mood for dining. Check out the unusual light fixtures as you slip into the deep, candlelit booths. Entrees include Smoked Tenderloin with a Risotto Wedge and Seared Sea Scallops with Peppercorns.
384 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 859 8555
This is a favorite after-work hang out for young professionals in the Back Bay, and it can be noisy on the first floor. The second floor is quieter, despite the two pool tables. In summer, there is an outdoor roof deck, which really offers no view, but is still crowded when the weather is nice. The menu mixes typical Southwestern dishes like fajitas, quesadillas, tamales and burritos with some nice entrée salads, sandwiches, and grilled meats and fish. The margaritas and beer selections are good.
138 Saint James Avenue The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 267 5300
If your idea of heaven is a martini in one hand and a cigar in the other, then this The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel bar is for you. A selection of fine cigars is available, the drink selection is excellent, and the menu features superb steaks. This lounge has the feel of an old-world bar and piano music adds to the upscale atmosphere. This is clearly a first-class establishment, so dress appropriately. The Copley Plaza Hotel staff allow jeans, but not shorts, T-shirts or sneakers.
284 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115 +1 617 266 3000
Wood floors, brass railings and a friendly bar scene characterize Charley's Eating & Drinking Saloon, a saloon-style eatery where burgers, steaks, pastas and salads are menu mainstays. Blackened-chicken Caesar salad served with warm bread and sweet butter is a local favorite. Grilled New York sirloin, lobster quesadillas and New England clam chowder served in a bread bowl are some other popular selections. Dine al fresco on the cobblestone patio when weather permits. It is the perfect spot for a bit of Newbury Street people-watching.
700 Boylston Street Copley Square Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 536 5400
A century-old Italianate structure of bronze doors and grand marble staircases, Boston Public Library was the first free public library in the nation. It holds roughly six million books and sees two million visitors annually. Priceless holdings include first edition folios by Shakespeare, original music scores by Mozart and Prokofiev, and the personal library of former President John Adams. The cool interior features murals by John Singer Sargent and a relaxing courtyard.
61 Exeter Street Lenox Hotel Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 933 4800
Thanks to its inviting decor, solidly mixed drinks and attentive staff, City Bar, though located on the premises of the Lenox Hotel, has built itself a reputation above and beyond that of the average lobby watering hole. The drink menu alone does a lot of the work. With lengthy lists of signature martinis, champagne drinks, "diabolical infusions" and other specialty cocktails, as well as impressive collections of scotch, bourbon, tequila and rum, no serious drinker will be without a variety of delicacies to choose from. When hunger strikes, order from Azure's menu and eat like royalty.
200 Boylston Street Four Season Hotel Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 351 2037
No wonder this is called "Boston's living room." Situated within Boston's Four Seasons Hotel, as soon as you step through the door, you're sure to feel right at home. Popular with the young professionals after work, feel free to lounge around with your tea or cocktail gazing out of the floor-to-ceiling windows, while warming up next to the cozy fireplace.
1 Central Wharf New England Aquarium Boston, MA 02110 +1 617 973 5200
This IMAX theater, located inside New England Aquarium, has one giant-sized screen for your viewing pleasure. The theater hosts regular shows on the subjects of aqua marine flora and fauna. The sheer size of the screen and the brilliant films dazzle both the young and old. For more information, do check out the website or call the theater toll free at +1 866 815 4629.
131 Dartmouth Street Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 859 8886
Douzo means welcome in Japanese and this restaurant has certainly been welcoming guests on a regular basis. Creative sushi rolls and delicious cocktails are served at this eatery. Menu is extensive and selecting can be a chore, especially if you are new to the cuisine. But don't hesitate to take help from the obliging staff. Go ahead and order a variety of these tiny treats and combine them with some of the unique sakes on offer. Afternoons feature an affordable lunch menu. The interiors are simple with a touch of elegance added by Asian art pieces. Good food, delivery and takeout are the biggest pluses of this venue on Dartmouth.
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