Born & Raised opened in 2017 after spending $6 million on renovations to make it look like something out of The Great Gatsby. But unlike most “see and be seen” spots, this Little Italy restaurant actually has great food. Dress up a little more than you normally would for dinner and order a really nice steak and a fancy cocktail or two. After you eat, head to the patio to take in the great view of the harbor. Born & Raised is a little over the top, but that’s exactly why we like it.
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