Some of the Liberty Hotel’s novelty may have worn off since it opened up in 2007, but it’s still pretty cool that the restaurant inside is housed in what used to be a 19th-century jail. The pizzas are creative, the handmade bread is perfect for sharing, the wine list hits every price point, and you won’t have to Andy Dufresne your way out of there at the end of the meal.
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Alcove is a West End American restaurant, and one of the only places to eat near the Garden that doesn't have Bobby Orr jerseys hanging on the wall.
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Bar Mezzana is a very good Italian restaurant with an extensive selection of crudo in the South End.
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Mamma Maria provides the best combination of North End atmosphere and Italian food that was actually made with a little effort.
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