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.
More spots in DowntownSee more
More American spotsSee more
The tasting counter is a pricy but excellent tasting menu place inside Aeronaut Brewery in Somerville.
The Backroom At Moody’s
The Backroom at Moody’s is a great restaurant attached to a great deli in Waltham.
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.
Suggested by our writers
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.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more