The first floor of Raconteur is a pleasant-looking bookstore and coffee shop, but the lower level is where the real action is - a.k.a. the bar. There’s a full menu with everything from tacos and noodles to curry and a lobster roll. Plus, if you’re on a first date, picking up a used book on the way out will only help you seem smarter.
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