Bar Mercato is a hotel restaurant downtown that, thankfully, doesn’t feel like a hotel restaurant. It claims it’s a pan-European small plates place, which, based on the menu, seems to be another word for American. If you’re in the neighborhood and want a place for a business lunch that doesn’t make you feel like you’re on the set of Wall Street, or you want drinks and a light bite after work, this is a good option, especially if you start by splitting the pierogis.
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The Merchant Kitchen & Drinks
Merchant is a Downtown brasserie that gets the job done if what you happen to be looking for is a Downtown brasserie.
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Loyal Nine is a restaurant focused on regional foods with a nice patio in East Cambridge.
Southern Proper is a big restaurant in the South End that serves excellent hushpuppies.
The Glenville Stops
The Glenville Stops is a small plates place in Allston with a great wine list.
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Kamakura is a high-end Japanese restaurant downtown with tasting menus in addition to a la carte options.
Tiki Rock is an over-the-top tiki bar where you should go to kick off your next night out.
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