Part of this cafe's name can be attributed to its location on the "other side" of Newbury Street, a block west of Massachusetts Avenue. It is "cosmic" because of the atmosphere created by the artwork, music, staff, clientele and menu. Simple cafe fare is made fun with sandwiches and wraps containing items like avocado, boursin cheese, apples, sprouts and roast beef. The soups and salads are also creative. Beverages include beer, wine, coffee and espresso-based drinks, teas, and smoothies. Does not accept credit cards; accepts cash only.
With marble floors and columns, mahogany walls and a location inside the historic Salada Tea building, this award-winning restaurant has the look and feel of an old private club. But you do not need a membership to dine here - just a big appetite and a good budget. Appetizer choices include a nice selection of soups, salads and raw seafood. The entrée menu focuses on choice cuts of beef and grilled seafood. Jackets and ties are recommended for gentlemen. The restaurant also has a full service bar.
120 Huntington Avenue The Colonnade Hotel Boston, MA 02116
Located in the Colonnade Hotel, this French brasserie serves entrees with a decidedly Parisian flair. Selections include crepes, cassoulet and a scrumptious assortment of lobster, crab and oysters. The escargots are popular with Back Bay Francophiles. With a bright, elegant dining room and a kitchen that stays open until 1a, this is one of Boston's best late-night dining options. The restaurant, which also serves breakfast and lunch, has a full service bar. Private dining rooms accommodate up to 80 people.
Dimly lit with small booths and a laid-back wait staff, this quaint bar and eatery can get crowded quickly. Delux Cafe may not look like much from the outside, but it is the inside that counts. All types come here looking for an inexpensive drink or supper. Quality pizzas and daily specials are satisfying and made promptly. The split pea soup, vegetable pie and herb-roasted pork loin are quite good as well. This is the perfect place to escape the pomp and prices of downtown.
370 Commonwealth Avenue Eliot Hotel Boston, MA 02215
This luxurious addition to the Eliot Hotel is one of the most popular restaurants in Boston. Warm grays and mocha offset a leopard-print carpet in this small, pleasing room with semi-circular banquettes. Co-owner and chef Ken Oringer has been applauded for his creative menu changes nighlty, yet dish is packed with flavor and is pleasing to the eyes as well. Clio also has a full service bar.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
With a neat blend of white and black taking over
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Established in 1925, The Eliot Hotel is a beautiful European
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Located in the heart of downtown Boston, The Langham Boston
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