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

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117 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 picturesque South End. Menu must-have: roasted caulifl ower with a toasted coconut sauce and yellow- curry raisin compote. 553 Tremont St., 617.556.4211, $$ Bar Boulud Fine-dining heritage meets French café fare at this Daniel Boulud bistro and wine bar. Slip into a comfy booth or watch Boylston Street go by from a table by the windows. Located inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the restaurant accommodates to each guest and has special events happening inside the hotel year-round. 776 Boylston St., 617.535.8800, $$$ Bar Mezzana is coastal Italian restaurant, tucked away into a warm and inviting space in Boston's supertrendy Ink Block, brings sophistication and refi nement to classic Italian dishes. 360 Harrison Ave., 617.530.1770, $$$ Bastille Kitchen Bistro cuisine meets its modern twist at this beloved French restaurant, which features a beautiful, long quartz bar. INSIDER TIP: e best steak frites in town! 49 Melcher St., 617.556.8000, $$$ Benedetto Located in the heart of Harvard Square, chef Michael Pagliarini is off ering a diverse and authentic Italian journey for guests with standout dishes such as the tagliatelle alla bolognese and spicy grilled octopus. Insider Tip: Benedetto has two private dining rooms and a pasta table for special seating 12-16 guests. 1 Bennett St., Cambridge, 617.661.5050 , $$ Bistro du Midi Provençal cuisine goes modern at this French- Mediterranean eatery. Tuck into the "bouillabaisse du midi" at the corner roundtable with a view of the Public Garden. 272 Boylston St., 617.426.7878, $$$ Bristol Restaurant and Bar No matter which way you look here, you'll have a spectacular view of the Public Garden. is restaurant is located inside the Four Seasons Hotel, and perfect for a family breakfast or a business dinner. e menu consists of local, seasonal ingredients, creating an upscale comfort food destination, including burgers, salads, steaks, homemade pasta, and seafood. 200 Boylston St., 617.351.2037, $$$ Buttermilk & Bourbon Southern hospitality makes its way to the Back Bay thanks to chef Jason Santos, off ering a cozy atmosphere and a modern take on traditional New Orleans dishes with menu items including Buttermilk Fried Chicken and beignets. 160 Commonwealth Ave., 617.266.1122, $$ Café Artscience Enjoy the avant-garde French fare by the soaring windows that look out onto industrial-chic Kendall Square or experience the bar—and its scientifi c cocktails!—that make this futuristic restaurant famous. 650 E. Kendall St., Cambridge, 857.999.2193, $$ City Bar is casual upscale neighborhood bar, at the Lenox Hotel, features craft cocktails and kitchen classics, such as steak frites. INSIDER TIP: Ask for the secret cocktail menu, which has been passed down since the hotel opened. 61 Exeter St., 617.933.4800, $$$ Committee is Mediterranean hot spot located in the Seaport is inspired by the kasseri found throughout Greece. Committee is known for its tapas including the tzatziki trio and shrimp skorko, its tiki-inspired cocktails, and eclectic décor with a penny-tiled bathroom fl oor and pipe chandeliers. 50 Northern Ave., 617.737.5051, $$ Coppa Featuring Italian small plates, wood-fi red pizzas, and homemade pastas and charcuterie, this modern enoteca delivers the romana goods. 253 Shawmut Ave., 617.391.0902, $$ Craigie on Main Chef Tony Maws cooks up a French-inspired menu using the best local, seasonal and organic ingredients. Be sure to check out some of the restaurant's weekly events and specials taking you on a food and drink adventure. 853 Main St., Cambridge, 617.497.5511, $$$ Dante Fresh Italian cuisine meets an extensive and Italian-heavy wine list at this elegant restaurant and patio with panoramic views of the Charles River and Boston skyline. 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, 617.497.4200, $$$ Davio's e best views in this spacious, relaxed dining room full of white tablecloths are at the chef 's table, in the heart of the action in the kitchen, which specializes in hearty, high-end Northern Italian fare such as beef steaks, veal chops and fresh handmade pastas. 75 Arlington St., 617.357.4810, $$$ Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House Nestled in the lavish Seaport District's Liberty Wharf, fi nd spectacular harbor views, a sprawling waterfront patio and grand circular bar serving up a variety of exclusive pours and signature cocktails such as the "VIP." Seated in the lounge or inside the sleek modern dining room is where patrons will enjoy USDA Prime beef, chops and the freshest seafood, including Australian cold-water lobster tails, fl avorful sides and irresistible desserts. Late-night bites are available urs.-Sat. and concert nights (at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion) until 12:30am. 250 Northern Ave., 617.951.1368, $$$$ Deuxave e French- infl uenced fare is served in an opulent, yet rustic Back Bay dining room that features Alice in Wonderland–like wingback chairs and a cozy fi replace. 371 Commonwealth Ave., 617.517.5915, $$$ Doretta Taverna Experience the simple, Serafi na Boston's halibut with carrot ginger bisque, spinach, fennel and potato crisp

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