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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Chacarero is a lunch spot downtown that pretty much only serves one really big, really good Chilean sandwich.
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Moonshine 152 is a great little restaurant in South Boston that serves Asian-ish street food.
Vee Vee is an American restaurant in Jamaica Plain that’s in the running for the award of “JP-est restaurant,” which is a good thing.
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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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