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 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 tunes add to the upscale atmosphere. This is clearly an elegant and classy establishment located in the Copley Plaza Hotel.
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.
338 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115 +1 617 267 8688
When you want a bite to eat and some intellectual stimulation, Trident Booksellers & Cafe is just the ticket. Looking for a book on witchcraft, dreams, Buddhism or western philosophy? These are just a handful of subjects you will come across. You will also find a wide variety of magazines, including imported editions. The store has a small dining area, overlooking Newbury Street. Try the orzata cappuccino or a grilled portobello mushroom sandwich. There are also more substantial entrees, including canelloni and pork chops. The cafe also serves beer and wine.
739 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 536 6300
Settle into a deep booth in the mahogany-paneled dining room and get ready for a melt-in-your-mouth culinary experience at this old-fashioned steakhouse called Abe & Louie's. Filet mignon and porterhouse steak are standard fare. The kitchen offers a selection of cheese and sauces that may be included with your steak. Lighter entrees include a selection of poultry and fish dishes. Pick your own side dishes from a list including onion rings, asparagus and creamed spinach while you enjoy a drink from the full service bar. Seasonal outdoor seating and private dining rooms are available.
266 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 267 4799
Operated by the same restaurateurs as Somerville's acclaimed Dali restaurant, this Newbury Street café brings trendy tapas to the Back Bay. Choose the vibrant red and blue dining room, the crowded bar or one of the sidewalk tables at Tapeo. Snack on a Potato Omelet or Lobster Ravioli Tapas, or fill up with Paella, Braised Rabbit or Seafood Stew.
111 Dartmouth Street Boston, MA 2116 +1 617 262 7575
Salmon quesadillas may not be the rage in Mexico City, but they are just right for Boston's trendy South End. Other California-inspired Mexican dishes include duck-breast fajitas and seafood paella. Portions are huge at Baja Mexican Cantina but the prices are not. The after-work crowd often gathers here for a bit of tequila-slamming revelry. There are over 70 kinds of tequila and hundreds of varieties of margaritas available. Do not miss the all-you-can-eat jazz brunch on Sundays.
939 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02115 +1 617 236 0200
Sidewalk dining, masterful, award-winning margaritas and a bustling bar bring a young crowd to Cactus Club. Crispy Nachos, Buffalo Wings and spicy Queso are some of the appetizing items. While eating your Quesadillas, enjoy the distractions of the trivia games on TV screens, unique décor such as animal skulls and the loud and energetic crowd. The wait for a table can be considerable on weekends.
907 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02115 +1 617 236 1767
Bankers like the location, students like the prices, and everyone loves the burgers at Pour House Bar & Grill. It is also a great place to stop in for a drink. This inexpensive Back Bay eatery and bar seems slightly out of place in this upscale neighborhood. At times, the kitchen slashes the prices even more, offering half price chicken sandwiches, burgers and Mexican food. It can get a bit loud in here between the crowds and the Keno machines and video games in use. Free movies are shown on Sunday.
Bankers like the location, students like the prices, and everyone
loves the burgers at Pour House Bar & Grill. It is also a great place to stop in for a drink. This inexpensive Back Bay eatery and bar seems ...
With a neat blend of white and black taking over
the interiors and sufficient amount of light splashing across the dining room the decor at GARI Japanese Fusion Restaurant is quite interesting. However the fusion food served here takes ...
Located in lively Harvard Square, this English style pub caters
to a young crowd of students, tourists and professionals. The full service bar features a selection of micro brewed ales (supposedly the recipes of John Harvard), lagers and stouts. ...