Marliave is a Downtown Crossing restaurant that’s been around since people unironically used the phrase “23 skiddo” (and knew what it meant). It serves French-ish food in a classic space and has a particularly good cheese and charcuterie selecion. It’s a solid option for pre-theater dining, or for whenever you’re looking for an excuse to wear your monocle.
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Les Zygomates Wine Bar Bistro
Les Zygomates is a French wine bar Downtown, and while the food isn’t particularly noteworthy, it’s a fun spot with live music just about every night.
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Bar Lyon is a little French restaurant in the South End, and it’s exactly what you want in a “little French restaurant.”
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Mariel is a Cuban restaurant downtown. Don’t let all the selfies distract you from the fact that it’s actually really good.
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