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Boston Common - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Elizabeth Olsen

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THE GUIDE Enjoy Boston's best restaurants, sorted alphabetically and by neighborhood. Prices reflect average cost of a three-course dinner for one, excluding drinks, tax and tip. Note: Menus change frequently and seasonally, so not all items mentioned may be available at all times. 116 B O S T O N C O M M O N S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y . C O M F O O D & D R I N K PHOTO BY MIKE DISKIN Abe & Louie's A classic American steakhouse, this elegant Back Bay eatery complements its prime Delmonicos and New York Strips with an extensive wine list. Insider tip: If there's one must-order, it's Abe & Louie's signature side of fresh creamed corn with bacon. 793 Boylston St., 617.536.6300, $$$ Alden & Harlow Alden & Harlow serves creative and thoughtfully sourced New American food. Ask for the Secret Burger—ingredients include 8 ounces of House Creekstone beef, a homemade roll, and "faith." 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617.864.2100, $$ Asta is constantly evolving menu brings something new every night of the week. Watch the chef create this ingredient driven cuisine from the counter that faces the open kitchen— you can enjoy an up close and personal view of the cooks and can interact with the chef. 47 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, 617.585.9575, $$ Avery Bar is intimate, modern cocktail lounge at the Ritz sports dramatic décor—wood-paneled walls, vintage lighting and an elevated marble fireplace. With the kitchen's small bites, it's the perfect mid-day or post-theater gathering spot. 10 Avery St., 617.574.7100, $$ B&G Oyster Bar is is Boston's modern take on the classic oyster bar. Grab a bar stool and watch the chef shuck your meal in front of you—or, order B&G's famed Maine lobster roll to go. 550 Tremont St., 617.423.0550, $$$ Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca Who says pizza is a casual food? Located in Boston's Fan Pier, Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca takes pie to the next level with specialties such as pancetta, a pizza with grilled eggplant and smoked mozzarella. Wood-burning brick oven pizzas, heaping pasta dishes, gelati, and an extensive list of wine options are just some of the delicious options at the modern kitchen and bar. 11 Fan Pier Blvd., 617.421.4466, $$ Banyan Bar + Refuge is modern, open- concept Asian gastropub sports a chef 's counter featuring a view of the kitchen action, while large windows behind provide an expansive view of the LINEAR PERSPECTIVE Get ready for LoLa 42 (for longitude latitude and the number representing the parallel where each restaurant resides), where you shall poke, boogie and say things like, "Excuse me, Dr. Hot Pants." You will poke, because the tuna and avocado poke salad made with octopus, pickled Daikon radish, red onion, cucumber and soy sesame sambal is outstanding. You will boogie because the general manager curates a mad-cool music playlist. And, you will say, "Excuse me, Dr. Hot Pants" because it is a lip-smacking cocktail teeming with green-chili vodka and pineapple juice. The Seaport's LoLa 42 boasts lunch, dinner and a special mid-day menu (très European), featuring all of the Nantucket Island's sister restaurant LoLa 41 highlights like the tuna burger, phenomenal yakitori and additions like a 12-seat sushi bar and back patio. Between the beats, dishes and eclectic décor, LoLa 42 is sure to seduce all of your senses. L-l-l-l-lola! 22 Liberty Dr., 617.951.4002, –Lisa Pierpont LoLa 42's spicy clams brava with piquillo peppers and Serrano chilies $$$$ Very Expensive ($60 and up) $$$ Expensive ($40-$60) $$ Moderate ($30-$40) $ Inexpensive (under $30) Update New Hot Spot Editor's Pick THE GUIDE

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